Hands & Heart Team
Learn how you can volunteer to help with exciting events in our area.
Video – Story Project – Luis
Angel Tree Project – Rotator
Make a Drive-Thru Difference
You can help spread a little love around the DC area with a simple act of kindness. Learn how!
Say the Pledge
Have your kids, or classroom say the Pledge of Allegiance each morning with Jerry & Blanca!
Honoring Our Vets
Jerry and Blanca had a unique opportunity to meet some of our country’s finest and bravest this morning and hear their stories as they broadcasted live from the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC.
If you missed hearing any part of it, we were able to capture their stories on video for you to check out below. Please share, and let a veteran know today what they mean to you.
Central Union Mission
At any given moment there are as many as 12,000 men, women and children in the Washington area living without a home. Everyday there are people who are “falling through the cracks” of our society, ending up in shelters, in transitional housing or on the streets. Many of these people have often been hit with a job loss, illness, domestic violence or eviction-all things that could happen to any of us.
Most face not only homelessness, but an increasing sense of hopelessness.
Our work at Central Union Mission is to proclaim the Gospel, lead people to Christ, develop disciples and work to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the people we serve.
We display a gracious, sincere spirit of integrity and Christian love in everything we do. By displaying excellence in all aspects of this ministry, we honor God and inspire the people we serve, our community, donors, volunteers and staff.
What We Do
The lives of tens of thousands of men, women and children have been changed for the better by the Mission’s time-tested programs. The faithful and generous support of our donors makes it possible for us to:
Feed the hungry: We provide free meals at least three times every day and distribute free food and groceries through our Food Depot program.
Serve the poor: The mission serves homeless men, underprivileged families, women, children and youth, seniors, veterans, Hispanic families, and others in need.
Provide a place of rest: We provide a safe night’s sleep for overnight guests, and a 220-acre retreat and conference center for rest and recreation.
Give to those in need: Families and individuals rely on the Mission’s food assistance program in emergencies and as a steady source of food. In partnership with individuals, corporations and churches, the Mission distributes more than $5 million-worth of in-kind food, toiletries, clothing, household items and furniture each year.
Heal the brokenhearted: The mission operates an 18-month recovery program to restore once-broken men to productive lives.
Help needy children: Children are served through a number of community outreach programs, including meals with their families, a residential summer camp, and a program that provides free toys and clothes at Christmas.
Invest in others: The Mission’s free programs provide English language instruction, GED preparation, health consultations and vocational support.
Show we care: We celebrate the forgotten and friendless at programs and events throughout the year.
Britt Nicole with Jerry & Blanca
On Tuesday morning, Britt Nicole joined Jerry & Blanca on the morning show to update us on what’s new in her life. She shared how she loves being a mom of two children, just 18 months apart! Her youngest Aiden was born just this past February.
Britt’s music has touched fans young and old over the years with hit songs like The Lost Get Found, Walk On the Water, Ready or Not, and Gold, with an over-arching message that God loves you no matter what you’ve done. And she’s been able to expand her platform with some mainstream success as well. She shared how the song Gold came out of a place of doubt and low self-esteem, but wanted to use that experience to encourage young girls.
She’ll be joining tobyMac and Colton Dixon on the “This Is Not A Test” Tour coming to EagleBank arena November 14th. Learn more
Job Opening – WGTS Station Chaplain
Responsible for managing all chaplain department functions and team members; the spiritual care and well-being of the WGTS 91.9 team; overseeing the spiritual direction and tone of the ministry keeping it consistent throughout the various channels of communication. Responsible for managing the chaplain department’s budget; participates and supports fundraising and promotional activities of the ministry, and in implementing the overall mission, vision and strategy of the ministry; is a member of the leadership team.
Work closely with management and on-air team during emergencies, supporting the team and going on-air as requested to help listeners cope with the emergency from a spiritual perspective.
Represent the media ministry at various industry and community functions and events.
Host, preach and present upfront at various community functions and events, including area schools, churches of many different denominations, and community organizations.
Participate in preparing written, video and audio content for distribution amongst a variety of social media platforms, websites and on-air.
Communicate via email, phone, and in person with donors, churches, and people of influence in our listening area and beyond.
Creatively engage partner churches in various aspects of the ministry such as PrayerWorks, Hands & Heart initiatives, fundraisers and more.
Manages regular chaplain department programs such as Gateway Fellowship, Live Night, and also occasional programs such as Night of Hope.
Develop and maintain proper administration procedures for the department in accordance with policy.
Meet regularly with general manager and leadership team.
Attend, lead and participate in team meetings, retreats, and functions.
Attend and present at various fundraising events. Help raise money for the ministry; in person, during on-air fundraisers, and various other ways, including networking with donors and visiting them along with station management.
Attend seminars, webinars, and conventions associated with learning and improving; continuing education, certification.
Contribute to the wider community through publication, teaching, and research.
Author or co-author materials relevant to spiritual care.
Participate in teaching/lecturing on a regular or periodic basis as invited and approved.
Participate in research relevant to the field.
Reports to the Vice President/General Manager
Has a direct supervisory responsibility over various full and part time employees, student employees and volunteers.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the station’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring and training student employees; planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining student employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required in related field
Five or more years of experience in a ministry position, pastoral or chaplain in the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Chaplain certification preferred
Must possess strong counseling skills and have at least 2 years of counseling experience
Superior command of English grammar and spelling.
Advanced verbal and written communication abilities.
Exceptional presentation skills and public speech ability.
Mathematical and Technology Skills:
Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to learn new software packages.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Exhibits superior leadership skills and ability to work effectively and constructively with a wide variety of people from many backgrounds and cultures.
Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Possesses capacity for planning and organizing.
Must be able to exercise excellent judgement in selecting and producing content appropriate to station audience and while meeting management and ownership standards.
Must be able to remain calm and in control during stressful situations.
The ability to work on a team and independently.
An impeccable attention to detail and reliability.
Must qualify and be able to drive company vehicles and maintain a clean driving record.
Benefits package includes:
Health care, including vision, dental and prescription drug
Flexible Spending Plans
Competitive 403B plan Retirement Plan
Tuition assistance for employees, spouse and dependents
Life insurance including supplemental and accidental death and dismemberment policies
Long Term Disability
Long Term Care Insurance
Legal Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program
WGTS/CUCB Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, race, color, or national origin. WGTS/CUCB Inc. reserves constitutional and statutory rights as a religious employer to give preference in employment to members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and claims specific exemption from provisions as set forth in 47 CFR 73.2080, insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.
WGTS 91.9 is a listener-supported Federal Communication Commission licensed noncommercial radio station that is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; it is a self-supporting media ministry under common control of the Washington Adventist University Board of Trustees – a parent/subsidiary relationship.
tobyMac in Studio!
TobyMac stopped by to hang out with Blanca, Producer Spencer and Dina on the morning show! He shared his enthusiasm for his upcoming show in Fairfax on November 14th, and his new album featuring the new hit “Feel It.”
Of course, being a Northern Virginia native, Blanca had to find out what he was really like when he was growing up here, and being friends with Michael Tait. He reluctantly shared some things about his past that continue to haunt him to this day, but how he’s grateful for grace! And besides music, Toby has a real passion for his family. He and his wife made the incredible decision to adopt a few years ago, and he shared a little bit about that journey, and what led them to that decision.