Sample#3: Nellie Joy Roberts

"It's different. It's a whole two hours of worship. I sit in front of the mic and pray and listen to people as the Holy Spirit draws them close. It's a time to lift up the people of Guam and CNMI."

Nellie Joy Roberts with son,

Josiah Roberts.

Radio personality keeps focus on Jesus

By Alex J. Rhowuniong

 

In the secular world, they call her a disc jockey. In the Christian radio circles, she is a radio-show host; a radio personality.

The latter suits Nellie Joy Roberts very nicely!

She is gifted with a personality perfect for Christian radio... especially, with a very soft soothing voice and a passion for Jesus Christ. 

"It's really a blessing to me," said Roberts about her voluntary efforts at Joy FM 91.9 on the radio dial. "It's my special time with the Lord outside of the one (worship time I have) in the morning."

As a housewife, Roberts enjoyed quality time with her three-year old son, Josiah Roberts, all morning. And with God, intermittently, in the afternoon.

 

Today, during radio peak hours later in the afternoon, Nellie Joy Roberts dons her hat as host of "Joy in the Journey" show at the radio station popularly known as "Joy," and shared the wonderful news of Jesus Christ to the islands of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

"This is more than just a voluntary job)," she said. It's different. It's a whole two hours of worship. I sit in front of the mic and pray and listen to people as the Holy Spirit draws them close. It's a time to lift up the people of Guam and CNMI."

Nellie Joy Roberts is on air from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

The soft spoken host has been hosting her show since Bob Gibbons and the station manager, Matt Dodd, knocked on her door in 2001. 

Did she say we twisted her arms to come work here?" Dodd said jokingly.

He and Gibbons, president of Not-for-Profit Good News Broadcasting Corporation, recruited Nellie Joy Roberts shortly after she became hooked on her Saviour, Jesus Christ.

She remembered well how Gibbons and Dodd wouldn't hear of her excuses (not to work for the radio station).

And that's really how the Holy Spirit, through Gibbons and Dodd, set her on her path as a Gospel worker.

"I'm nothing!" Nellie Joy Roberts said. "But I know that God is working through me, using me for His purpose."

In her ways, Nellie Joy Roberts has been "exposing" quite literally the personality of Jesus Christ to those who need to "see" Him on the air.

     

A lot of precious souls have been led to the Lord either for the first time or the fourth... because of her.

     

And, she explained, that's really what keeps her going--the fact that God continues to use her, "a small and insignificant person," to reach His people on Guam and CNMI before He comes back soon. 
     

"Praise God!" Nellie Joy Roberts smiled and stood to leave her favorite room at the station-- the control room where she sits every day and ministers to God's people.