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‘God’s Word’ internet radio station broadcasting from Locust Hill site

New Life Radio, a nondenominational 24/7 internet radio station, reaching around the world to share hope and truth through God’s Word, began operating in Locust Hill on September 3, 2018. 

The heart of New Life Radio started in 2006 as a “Prayer Tent” reaching out and sharing the love of God, said founder and director Eileen Lawson. It started weekly at a local flea market and then to various festivals with the purpose of reminding people of God’s love for them, while offering prayer for their various needs. 

“God’s Word says, ‘we have not because we ask not’ and so many are trying to do life without Him,” explained Lawson. “The vision of a radio station began with the goal of not only sharing the love of God, but providing a means for individuals to really learn, know and establish a relationship with Him through His Word.”  

New Life Radio is a place to learn and grow in one’s understanding of God and His great love for each of us while providing real answers for those tough life issues, said Lawson. The station is nondenominational, and all teachings are strictly from God’s Word, the Bible.

The station does not represent one specific church; however, endeavors to share the importance of belonging to a local church where God’s Word is taught. “The local church is a place where imperfect people can regularly meet to learn and grow in God, form loving connections with others, and encourage and help one another through the up and downs of life.”  

New Life Radio can be found at http://www.NewLifeRadio.today. The website offers 24/7 streamed content along with downloadable on-demand messages on the website. It is a listener and partner supported nonprofit station.

The Bible messages that are streamed are from various dynamic men and women of God throughout the country, said Lawson. “The messages are from pastors and ministers that have a ‘teaching’ style and share God’s Word in a way that can be applied to daily living,” said Lawson. “We also offer a variety of shorter programs such as ‘Defending the Faith’ and ‘A Moment in the Word.’ ”  

The website offers articles and written teachings on various topics along with links to recommended resources to help individuals and family experience and know God.

“We live in a fast-paced, uncertain world which can produce a great deal of stress and anxiety and people need answers and hope,” said Lawson. “New Life Radio is providing hope and truth through God’s Word. Hope for today, tomorrow and eternity, something to believe in that is unchanging and stable, and that is God and His Word.”

Lawson worked for years with computers and had even trained individuals on them until she went to nursing school and became a registered nurse. “I have always enjoyed technology and am not afraid to learn,” she said. She currently works one day a week at a hospital and the remaining time as the director of New Life Radio.  

Lawson was born in New Jersey and eventually ended up in Colorado, which is where she felt she did most of her formative growing after her parents divorced. 

She then joined the Marine Corps where she ended her one tour of duty in Southern California. She moved to New York and eventually to New Jersey near family.  

Several years later in 1988, she decided to go back to school and moved to Richmond. She fell in love, married and obtained her degree as a registered nurse. “My husband grew up spending his summers with his grandparents on their boat here in Middlesex County,” Lawson said. “His love of the water became mine and we built a home on the water in Middlesex in 2000. 

“My loving husband at that time, Larry Francis, has since passed away and I have since remarried a wonderful man, Philip Lawson, whom I met at church and since then we have purposed to share God’s love with a world so in need of Him.”

Board members of New Life Radio include Eileen Lawson, Phil Lawson, Wanda Pearce, Bruce Barton and Elaine Barton. The administrative assistant is Betti Proctor. The station is located in Locust Hill Commerce Center. For more information, contact Lawson at .

posted 10.12.2018

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