WEXL is proud to highlight exceptional individuals who have a passion for the Lord and a mission to share the gospel in their vocation. This month, we are so excited to raise up Mr. Herb Smelley for June’s Ministry of Excellence!
Felecia Shaw, Account Executive for the G-Love Inspirations radio show and the woman responsible for convincing Mr. Smelley to bring his message on air, recently had the opportunity to interview with him. Enlightened by the sincerity and overall motivation behind the radio show, Ms. Shaw sees the immeasurable value behind Mr. Smelley’s mission on the air. Mr. Herb Smelley is now the senior Host of the G-LOVE Inspirations Radio Show.
Being a first-time radio broadcaster, his show has sustained now nearly 2 years on WEXL 1340AM/96.7FM. Breaking through the airways every Sunday at 4pm, the radio show is gaining attention throughout the City of Detroit as well as abroad due to its unique message of love and inspiration. Mr. Smelley uses his testimony of having overcome the mental struggle behind divorce, having battled with thoughts of suicide, as well as being an overcomer after growing up in a life of crime as a former drug dealer. He credits God and his love for Him for being alive today after being shot twice and nearly losing his leg several years ago.
“It was God’s love that spared me,” says Mr. Smelley. He explains the reason for the “G” in G-Love Inspirations stands for God’s Love. He often shares on his radio show various experiences of how much he has witnessed God’s love first-hand and how he personally believes that we all benefit from it in our lives every day. Without love, not many things could be accomplished.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Power without love can be reckless,” said Mr. Smelley, as he went on to share of how the Bible teaches us that “love is kind, love is gentle, it always hopes and always believes the best. It also teaches us the us that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us because of love.”
The G-Love Inspirations Radio Show is aimed to encourage and inspire others as well as to inform them of God’s love which is unfailing, unchanging and eternal. Mr. Smelley concluded the heartfelt interview by stating, “I’ve seen God’s love and mercy on my life and would like for many lives to be changed forever because of G-Love Inspirations.”
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