Missionary Radio is the broadcast ministry of the Pennyrile Christian Community, Inc.  Missionary Radio is 100% listener-funded by listeners and other interested parties who want to see its ministry to the Hopkinsville, Ft. Campbell, Clarksville, Madisonville area continue. In addition, Missionary Radio has translators in Dickson, TN at 98.9 FM, Murray, KY at 92.1 FM, and Providence, KY at 101.7 FM. 

We cannot air commercials since we are licensed to operate in the FM band’s non-commercial portion. However, we also do not solicit underwriters’ announcements that would interfere with the flow of ministry that we feel is vital to our mission and calling. Our only source of income is from the faithful gifts of our listeners.  

You can give through the mail at:

Missionary Radio
P.O. Box 1029
Hopkinsville, KY 42241

Online here by clicking give from the homepage menu or joining the “Firm Friend Club,” a monthly bank transfer from the listener’s bank account to ours. Thank you for praying for, listening, and giving to the ministry of Missionary Radio. 

We are a partner with Trans World Radio focusing on Shine 800 AM, a 450K radio station broadcasting from Bonaire.   To learn more about TWR, go to www.twr.org.

    We are a non-commercial, non-profit radio ministry. We don’t sell air time or underwriters, and we broadcast only nationally-syndicated broadcasts, which comprise 30% of our ministry.   We don’t have a rate card. We invite you to share your public service announcements. At times, we do feature ministries on “Ministry Spotlight.” Thank you for joining us as we lift up “King Jesus.”

The current Pennyrile Christian Community, INC Board of Directors:

President:  George Fleming, Clarksville, TN

Vice-president:  Mike Humble, Russellville, KY

Secretary-Treasurer (ex-officio):  Ken Cummins, Princeton, KY

Members at large:

Reed Welker, Hopkinsville, KY

Dianne Hildebrant, Murray, KY

We at Missionary Radio refer to ourselves as the E-team:

  • E-vangelize the lost
  • E-ducate the Bible student
  • E-dify the saint
  • E-ncourage the believer
  • E-xalt the Savior

In Christ,

Ken Cummins

General Manager

Missionary Radio

Psalm 37:4


Tammy Cummins

Born: November 18, 1959, Morganfield, Kentucky

Became a Christian:  In high school, after attending church all my life.

Education:  Graduated from Union County High School, 1978.

I graduated from Murray State University, 1981 with, B.A. in Business Administration with a Minor in Spanish.

Married:  Ken Cummins, June 7, 1980

Children:  Zack, Hannah, Andrew

Grandchildren:  Will, Isabella, Savana, Nehemiah, Eleanor, Olive, and Ruby Elise

Missionary:  La Ceiba, Honduras, C.A., July 1992-Sept. 2000

Missionary Radio:  May 2003-Present

Interests: I’ve loved reading since childhood, and enjoy sewing special garments, etc., especially for my grandkids, plus I like baking healthier snacks and desserts by substituting nutritious ingredients when possible. I serve as office manager and afternoon announcer Monday-Friday from 2-6, and Ken and I host the “Roll Home” from 5-6 weekday afternoons. 

Favorite Music:  Contemporary Christian-Many Artists 

You can reach me at tammy@missionary.radio

Ken Cummins

Born: 2-10-59 in Princeton, KY

I Married Tammy Girten Cummins on June 7, 1980. We have three grown children, Zack, Hannah, and Andrew. We also have seven grandchildren, Will, Savana, Isabella, Nehemiah, Eleanor, Olive, and Ruby Elise.

I was saved at seven years old at Calvary Baptist Church in Princeton, KY. I answered the call to preach in July 1977. I have served as a pastor, missionary, general manager of a Christian Radio Station in Bowling Green, KY, a career missionary to La Ceiba, Honduras, from 1992 to 2000, and have worked in radio for over 43 years and have worked at several radio stations through the years. I worked for Missionary Radio in the early ’80s, while on furlough from the mission field in the ’90s and now since September 2000.  

I serve as the general manager for Missionary Radio host “The Thursday  Morning Front Porch,’ “The Roll Home” with my wife Tammy from 5-6p Monday-Friday. You can reach me at  gm@missionary.radio.

I enjoy many things, including raising AKC Beagles, ham radio (W4KDC), and most of all, sharing the GOOD NEWS of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Education:  Caldwell County High School Princeton, KY, 1977

Murray State University, B.A. in Radio/T.V. Journalism and Spanish

Master of Arts in Secondary Education, Murray State University

Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY

Joe Barner

Born: May 7, 1959, in Jersey Shore, PA (In North Central PA, on the shores of the Susquehanna River, and about 4 hours or more from the Atlantic Ocean)

Parents: Gardner & Bernice Barner, both of whom are now with the Lord…Very godly Christian folk, strong Christian heritage…I am the youngest of 5 children

Saved: In my early teens…I don’t know the time or place, because I struggled for a long time with assurance of my salvation, but it all clicked when I started getting into the Word of God on a regular basis. I grew up in the Mountain View Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Jersey Shore

Education: Jersey Shore High School, graduated 1977…Toccoa Falls College, 1983…Major: Communication

Biggest Step of faith: Other than being saved, coming to Missionary Radio and Hopkinsville to work without ever having been here before, only having talked to Jim Adams on the phone.   Everything I owned was either packed in a 1972 Mercury Comet or in one of those U-Haul bubbles on the roof.

Radio Experience: While at Toccoa Falls College, worked at WRAF for a year and a half or so…Began working at Missionary Radio  on June 21, 1983…Was interviewed on the Old Dad & Duane Show (which became the Front Porch some time later) at 7 a.m., and began an air shift at 10 a.m…Have been an announcer here ever since, as well as music director starting around 1985 or so

Marriage: To Rachel Ezell (now Barner) on June 21, 1986

Church Involvement: Member of Second Baptist Church, Hopkinsville…Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, Praise Team, and occasional soloist

You can reach me by email at music@missionary.radio

John Reed

 Born 5-5-66

Married to Gabrial Reed in 1995. We have two wonderful children, Jordan and Jonah who are both in college.

  I was saved at Cherry Corner Baptist Church in Murray, KY at age 9. I have lived in both Kentucky and St. Louis so have a northern accent with a southern drawl or a southern accent with a something’s wrong drawl depending on how you look at it. 

I graduated with an Engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis and I have worked at the United States Corps of Engineers for over 20 years now. Gabrial and I also sell log home packages assisting folks with their custom homes for the past 23 years…  I had no previous radio experience but had listened to Missionary Radio for several years. 

When considering who is doing the most good getting the Word out, and thinking on how to maximize efforts, I thought of Missionary Radio. So, I filled out an application and here I am working part-time doing some overnight and Saturday morning spots. It is a blessing for sure!

  I enjoy family, church, racing cars (on the track), tinkering with mechanical stuff, and being in the outdoors. 

Brian Sidebottom

I was born April 4 1975 and I am from a small town in eastern Kentucky called Louisa. I now reside in Elkton along with my wife Tamara and children Kylee and Kayla and I have an older daughter Grace. I was saved at the age of 15 at Trenton Assembly of God. I graduated from Todd county central high school in 1994. I’ve been in radio since the age of 13. I followed in my dad’s footsteps (Marshall Sidebottom) who passed away in November 2014. I co-own with my mom Ruby Sidebottom WEKT Heavenly 1070 AM in Elkton. My interests include singing with the gospel group (Southern Gospel) “Mission of Love.” I’m one of the original founders. I also enjoy wood working and remodeling and being active in my church, New Life Worship Center in Elkton. I want to thank General Manager Ken Cummins and the Missionary Radio Team for letting me be a part of such a great crew to glorify together our Lord Jesus Christ!

Jesse Martin

Born and raised in Benton, KY, I’ve always had a knack for communication. After accepting Christ at the age of 9, and getting serious about my faith in my teenage years, I realized that God had given me a gift, and started to look for ways to utilize it. In 2014, I was able to take that gift and mix it with my love for God and music. I began my journey in radio at Heartland Ministries Radio out of Hardin, KY. I started there as a DJ working nights and weekends, and after some time passed I eventually began to fill gaps in production and programming. It was during this time that a question emerged in my mind: Could I really consider ministry as a viable, full-time career? Thankfully, I answered yes to that question, and have had no regrets in regards to the path I chose. In the summer of 2023 Heartland Ministries, Inc. merged with Missionary Radio, and as a result I became part of the Missionary Radio Family.  When I’m not behind the microphone, you can generally find me hanging out at First Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, KY, where I’ve had the privilege of working with the youth ministry and the technical team for the better part of the decade. Thank you for letting me into your homes, your cars, or wherever else you might listen to Missionary Radio. I’m so thankful that God has brought me this far, and I can’t wait to see what He has for me next.

Brian Foley

I was born on May 3, 1974 and grew up in Symsonia, KY.  I currently live in Benton, KY with my wife, Mary and our two boys, John Phillip (16) and Thomas (11).  Growing up my family was very active in Clarks River Baptist Church where I made a profession of faith at the age of 6, but it wasn’t until 2008, after a living a lukewarm life and finding myself in sin that I truly gave my heart to Jesus.

In June of 1992, fresh out of high school, I walked through the doors of WVHM (which is now a ministry of Missionary Radio) and fell in love with Christian radio.  I stayed at WVHM until 2000 and have periodically found my way back through the years.  I also worked for a short time at a couple of secular radio stations but Christian radio is my passion.

I love all kinds of Christian music including Southern Gospel, Praise and Worship, and contemporary Christian.  My favorite music right now is from Passion Band, Crowder, Cory Asbury, Chris Tomlin, and Toby Mac.

My family currently attends Hardin Baptist Church and I am proud to be a part of what God is doing at Missionary Radio.

Andrew Cummins

Andrew Cummins, the son of Ken and Tammy Cummins, started at Missionary Radio in September of 2023. Andrew is no stranger to radio, having worked in the field for over a combined six years, and being the son of Ken Cummins, he’s been around it in many shapes and forms since he was born. As a matter of fact, one of his favorite photos is Ken holding him up to a microphone at another Christian radio station back in the 1980’s.

Andrew grew up in Honduras where his family served in the mission field. He was saved and baptized at a young age in the mid-1990’s. His faith is the single most important thing in his life, and it grows more and more each and every day. He feels blessed to be able to work in Christian radio, as it is a ministry that he loves to be a part of and feels well equipped to do, given the history of radio in his intermediate family. His parents and siblings have all been on the radio at one point or another.

Andrew is married to Mandy Cummins. She is from Princeton, Kentucky as well. They live in Grand Rivers, Kentucky with their two terrier mix dogs, Lilly and Joby. Some of Andrew’s favorite Christian artists include: Phil Wickham, Newsboys, Chris Tomlin, Third Day and many more. Andrew is also fluent in Spanish and has almost eight years experience as a Spanish interpreter.  

Some of his hobbies include rollerblading, reading, hiking, playing bass and guitar, and attending church. Andrew can be reached by email at andrew@missionary.radio