the International Gospel Hour
The International Gospel Hour moved from Texarkana, TX to the West
Fayetteville Church of Christ in Fayetteville, TN on August 1, 1995,
under the oversight of the West Fayetteville elders. Their desire is
for the programs to be scripturally sound and will not endure any
deviation from the truth of the gospel.
Winford Claiborne serves as Speaker/Director of the International
Gospel Hour. W.E. Skipper served as General Manager, and speaker of
the One Gospel Minute until his death in October 2006. David Sain, who also serves as evangelist for the West Fayetteville church,
has taken on responsibility as the Operations Manager. Dauna Skipper
is the secretary and computer operator for this radio ministry.
Winford Claiborne records his radio sermons in a studio located in his
residence. The tapes are then mailed to National Recording Studio in
Texarkana, TX where Chuck Richardson, chief engineer, builds the
program for broadcast by adding an introduction, singing and
concluding remarks. The finished product is then uploaded on to the
Gospel Hour website (www.gospelhour.net),
for use by individuals and radio stations.
A copy of the sermons, on compact disc, cassette tape or a printed
transcript, are available free to all listeners. A free Bible
Correspondence Course is also offered. The Mt. Leo Church of Christ in
McMinnville, TN handles all the Bible Course requests in cooperation
with the Gospel Hour.
As of January 1, 2010:
Our radio station list includes
twenty-one 50,000-watt stations, including fourteen clear-channel
The signals from these stations
blanket the entire 48 states of the continental USA, and also reach
into Canada and Mexico.
Hour programs are currently heard on 138 stations in twenty-seven
The programs are
aired a total of 241 times every week, including:
Eighty-nine 30-minute broadcasts.
• Six 25-minute broadcasts.
• Fifty-eight 15-minute
• Eighty-eight 5-minute broadcasts.
The International Gospel Hour serves as a "Mission Outreach" of the
West Fayetteville Church of Christ. We are working diligently to
continue the great work brother V.E. Howard started more than 70 years
The West Fayetteville Elders: