(Note the inspirational and related radio links at the bottom of this copy with … Jose Aguayo, `Frank McCall, Joe Costephens, James Knowles, Delrish Moss, Judy Redlich, Stoney Shaw, and Aeneas Williams)
A call from Ferguson Police Department Chaplain, Pastor Jose Aguayo, was very interesting. “Harold, would you like to record radio with the new Ferguson Chief of Police?” he asked.
I quickly said, “Yes!” And since we are a Christian radio station, there would be interest in his “spiritual Journey.” Is he a Jesus-follower? “Definitely!” Pastor Jose responded.
So St. Louis Bott Radio (on 1320 AM and 95.9 FM) … and Bott Radio Network (www.bottradionetwork.com) … were delighted to give the 2019 “brand new” Ferguson Chief of Police, Jason Armstrong, a good “Welcome!”
That same evening of our recording radio, Jason Armstrong was “sworn in” as Ferguson’s Police Chief.
Ferguson officer Frank McCall — a deacon in his East St. Louis, IL, church with whom we recorded earlier radio – is Ferguson’s Assistant Chief of Police.
(In a jovial moment: While Chief Armstrong was visiting the radio station, my wife Joan saw him “packing heat” (carrying a pistol in his holster – I can’t believe she did this!) She asked him if he had a permit to carry his weapon! He assured her that he did. [I’m glad they were both smiling when they had this conversation and I wasn’t close by.])
(If reading this by early August, 2019, please Note the following …)
Pastor Jose Aguayo contacted Pastor Joe Costephens, Senior minister of the First Baptist Church of Ferguson, a short distance north of the Ferguson’s Police Station. Pastor Joe quickly said “yes” to Jose’s recommendation that they host a Ferguson “Prayer Breakfast” in the church’s “Branson Hall” as a good opportunity for the area to honor the Lord God. It is to be on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. For reservations contact the Church office at 314 521-1515 or Pastor Jose Aguayo at 314 368-1642. (For more, see https://www.facebook.com/pg/FirstBaptistFerguson/reviews/.
Links to Earlier Related Radio …
To hear … “From ‘Famous’ Ferguson, MO: Police Chiefs Delrish Moss, interim Frank McCall; making things better” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/01/02/from-famous-ferguson-mo-police-chiefs-delrish-moss-interim-frank-mccall-making-things-better/ ;
To hear … “In a warm get-acquainted radio visit, Bott Radio greets Ferguson’s new Chief of Police, Delrish Moss” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/05/27/in-a-warm-get-acquainted-radio-visit-bott-radio-greets-fergusons-new-chief-of-police-delrish-moss/
To hear … “Ferguson Mayor James Knowles: in 2014 crisis, sought Ferguson Pastor/NFL Hall of Famer, Aeneas Williams” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/29/ferguson-mayor-j-knowles-2014-crisis-sought-ferguson-pastornfl-hall-famer-aeneas-williams/
To hear … “Aeneas Williams, in 8 NFL Pro Bowls, chairman St. Louis National Day of Prayer (www.gatewayndp.org)” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2011/05/02/aeneas-williams-in-8-nfl-pro-bowls-chairman-st-louis-national-day-of-prayer-www-gatewayndp-org/
To hear … “Ferguson Mayor Knowles, Police Chief Moss, Police Chaplain Aguayo lead ‘Ferguson Loves Texas Drive!’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/09/16/ferguson-mayor-knowles-police-chief-moss-police-chaplain-aguayo-lead-ferguson-loves-texas-drive/
To hear … “’Adopt-a-Block’ leader & Ferguson Police Chaplain Jose Aguayo: in perilous times, a call to prayer” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/07/16/adopt-a-block-leader-ferguson-police-chaplain-jose-aguayo-in-perilous-times-a-call-to-prayer/;
To hear … “Pastor Joe Costephens: radio from the streets of the Ferguson, MO conflict; Jesus is the answer” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/08/19/pastor-joe-costephens-radio-from-the-streets-of-the-ferguson-mo-conflict-jesus-is-the-answer/
To hear … “Ferguson Pastor Stoney Shaw: ‘Ferguson is a fantastic community!’ Christ followers impact Ferguson” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/12/17/ferguson-pastor-stoney-shaw-ferguson-is-a-fantastic-community-christ-followers-impact-ferguson/
To hear … “Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss, Pastor Jose Aguayo, Judy Redlich; a session re human trafficking” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/01/05/ferguson-police-chief-delrish-moss-pastor-jose-aguayo-judy-redlich-session-re-human-trafficking/ … and …
To hear … “Pastor Jose Aguayo, a Rapid Response volunteer chaplain, leads ‘Adopt A Block’ ministry in Ferguson” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2015/04/18/pastor-jose-aguayo-a-rapid-response-volunteer-chaplain-leads-adopt-a-block-ministry-in-ferguson/