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WJTL’s Exciting News

July 11th, 2011

FRED MCNAUGHTON – WJTL has exciting news about a fantastic new opportunity!  Please read our letter and look at the pictures to get all the details about WJTL’s future new home.  We are thrilled to share this news with you.

Dear Friend of WJTL,

Praise the Lord!  There is exciting news to report.  Several major donors have made it possible for the ministry to purchase an incredible property that will serve as the new campus for WJTL.  Providing that the government approvals go well, the purchase will take place before the end of the year.  After much prayer and consultation, everyone on staff and the board feels blessed to have this opportunity to expand the vision and scope of the ministry.  This includes more space for upgraded studios, Kid’s Cookie Break and youth group events, plus a 600 seat performing arts center where Christian concerts, seminars, theater, banquets and even live concert broadcasts can take place.  The name of the venue will be called “The Junction Center – Home of WJTL.”  It is a big vision but we serve a big God!

Here are some details.  The address is 1875 Junction Road, Manheim, PA but the buildings are too new to be seen on Google maps.  It is located just two miles north of the Rt. 772 Landisville Exit on Rt. 283.
Built on 27 acres but never occupied due to a foreclosure, the site features a 3,624 square foot office building connected by a breezeway to an 8,380 square foot warehouse with mezzanine.  The warehouse is the space that will be converted to the performing arts center.  The purchase price can’t be announced until after the sale is completed but we can say that the owner of the property is a friend of the ministry who is selling it for less than the appraised value of the land alone.  In other words, it is like getting the buildings for free.  No expense though was spared on the construction of the buildings including the best foam insulation, radiant floor heating, metal roofing, security systems, Lutron lighting, stone, tile, hardwood floors etc.  They even made provision for a generator backup system that is great for a radio station.  Even though it is sad that the original owner lost the property in foreclosure, this high-energy efficient building will be a real blessing to the ministry.

The project will be done in two phases:
PHASE ONE:  After final approvals and purchase, the station will move its offices and studios to “The Junction Center,” sometime before the end of the year. The studios will be upgraded with new equipment and processing.  No additional funds are needed for the purchase of the property and for the upgrades so the move will be made debt free.  Hallelujah!
PHASE TWO:  After the capital funds are raised, the existing warehouse will be converted into the performing arts center.  Onsite parking and sewage are currently being engineered and a proposed addition to the building is being designed that will contain additional restrooms, lobby, storage, and a balcony.  The costs for Phase Two are still being estimated but should be somewhere between 1.3 to 1.5 million dollars.  More details will follow on this but the goal would be to start construction in the spring of 2012 providing the funds and pledges have been raised.
Thanks so much for your prayerful support as we embark on this grand adventure together!

Timothy Landis            Fred McNaughton
President                        Station Manager

  1. Beth Stoyer
    June 24th, 2011 at 14:49 | #1

    PRAISE GOD FOR HIS PROVISION!!! How wonderful this will be to reach out to even more people. May God continue to bless WJTL, the staff and all listeners. PRAYER certainly works!!!

  2. Andrea
    June 24th, 2011 at 14:51 | #2

    AWESOME NEWS! Praise to the donors and to WJTL for your ministry. Can’t wait to see the new place and support all the great activities you have planned.

  3. Brian Ocker
    June 24th, 2011 at 14:53 | #3

    God is so Good! WJTL is Awesome! & It will be amazing to watch this blessing blossom! Prayers, Praises & God’s Blessings on this endeavor! Well Done Good and Faithful Servants! Well Done!

  4. Denise Paterson
    June 24th, 2011 at 15:37 | #4

    WOW… what a GIFT! Cannot WAIT to hear a concert or two in the Performing Arts Center! Thanks for sharing the blessings!

  5. Cindy Edgell (RLCOG)
    June 24th, 2011 at 15:40 | #5

    That is awesome news !!! Yes GOD is SO GOOD!!! Will keep prayers going for this .
    Thanks Fred for the AWESOME Sunday service for the Kids at our Church we had a Super Great VBS week filled with ENERGY!!!
    We all Loved it !!! Young and Old alike. God’s Blessings on Your Service and Ministry for the Lord!!

  6. Anita Rankin
    June 24th, 2011 at 15:42 | #6

    Awesome is our God!! Can’t wait to be able to attend my first concert there . Continued Blessings and to God be all the Glory

  7. Linda White
    June 24th, 2011 at 15:43 | #7

    WOW, sounds like an incredible opportunity! Praise God for His incredible provision!

  8. Dawn
    June 24th, 2011 at 15:45 | #8

    Wow!! This is awesome! Love how God gives us God-sized visions and then provides so we can see His hand in it from the very beginning!! Excited for what is in store for WJTL and the Junction Center!

  9. Julie Hamilton
    June 24th, 2011 at 16:18 | #9

    What a beautiful building and what a tremendous blessing!I hope that the Lord blesses the seller abundantly for his or her generosity to WJTL.

  10. June 24th, 2011 at 17:15 | #10

    This is SUCH AMAZING NEWS. I must agree with Cindy and thank you again for our amazing VBS kickoff. God has indeed shown again HIS AWESOMENESS in so many ways!!

  11. Donna R
    June 24th, 2011 at 18:26 | #11

    YEAH!!!!! The pictures are great and this is terriffic news. Hoping that all goes smoothly with the government permits etc and that you are able to fully utilize the building soon.

  12. Brian
    June 24th, 2011 at 21:27 | #12

    This is awesome! God is so good. Looking forward to some great events at the new location. Sadly in Berks County, our hope is that someday we will receive a better signal so we could hear your broadcasts clearly.

  13. Emma
    June 24th, 2011 at 22:36 | #13

    That sounds amazing! The pictures look great! I can’t wait to see the actual building! This is a wonderful opportunity! Praying that all works out as smoothly as possible!

  14. Phredd
    June 25th, 2011 at 06:34 | #14

    Thank you all for your encouragement, prayers and support!

  15. Michele Horn
    June 25th, 2011 at 08:29 | #15

    Awesome! I even know the location. It will be great for WJTL and it’s listeners. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you next!

  16. Donna Hemler Groff
    June 26th, 2011 at 11:36 | #16

    WOW! This is such great news! God works in many great ways and to bless WJTL and its listeners with this news is beyond words. Praise GOD!!

  17. June 26th, 2011 at 18:23 | #17

    Well that is so cool!! God really has provided……geez seems like just yesterday you were all in an old converted chicken coop studio! 🙂

  18. Becky G.
    June 27th, 2011 at 10:00 | #18

    This is so exciting! Sounds like it will be a great place!

  19. Katrina Boyland
    June 27th, 2011 at 11:09 | #19

    AMEN! This is amazing news! Praise Jesus!!! I can’t wait to see it complete. Yes we serve a big God and He is AWESOME!!! Your all in my prayers. God Bless!

  20. kelly elkins
    June 27th, 2011 at 15:06 | #20

    God is great and plentiful! It will be so wonderful to have every service available in one spot and with enough room to accommodate. God Bless you all and keep reaching out to the lost and weary souls.

  21. LuAnn
    June 27th, 2011 at 18:50 | #21

    Looks and sounds awesome!

  22. Kimberli
    June 28th, 2011 at 07:41 | #22

    Congratulations on the new center…God is truly great!

  23. Niccole Groff
    June 28th, 2011 at 13:10 | #23

    Praise be to God! I have driven by that property often and wondered what was going to happen to that building! It is beautiful inside!! Congrats!

  24. Liz Landis
    June 28th, 2011 at 14:09 | #24

    We serve a God who is for us!!! Praise the Lord for his provision… Wow… what exciting news!!

  25. Greg Lyon
    June 30th, 2011 at 21:59 | #25

    This is SO COOL! From the chicken coop to a huge barn with a with a stage, what an opportunity. Can’t wait to see what God will do with the next 25 years of this ministry. Thanks for being a part of our lives for all these years, the impact is greater than you know. I’m excited that my children are becoming a part of the WJTL family that I have been in for 20+ years. Keep up the great work and let God continue to bless you as He blesses us through you.

  26. July 2nd, 2011 at 17:17 | #26

    Congrats on your new area you got for WJTL.Since you have prayed God has answered your prayer.Hope everything turns out just fine and God Bless You!

  27. Jen Mellinger
    July 3rd, 2011 at 17:02 | #27

    This is so awesome! I can’t believe how beautiful the building is! God is so amazing!

  28. Carolyn Wheeler
    July 6th, 2011 at 16:06 | #28

    Wow!! This is truly fantastic!! The photos are awesome! Praying that everything works out well!!

  29. chas bomgardner
    July 8th, 2011 at 16:22 | #29

    that is extremely cool.

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