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IN THIS ISSUE:
Jacob Owen Meyer
Religious Leader, Broadcaster, Television Personality, Teacher, and Pastor
November 11, 1934 April 9, 2010
We were sorry to hear from Solomon Meyer about the passing of his father, Elder Jacob O. Meyer of NASB member WMLK on April 9, 2010. Solomon sent us the following obituary and story of Elder Meyer's very interesting life and notable achievements:
Jacob Owen Meyer of Bethel passed to his rest on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Milton S.
Hershey Medical Center in Hershey Pennsylvania. Surrounded by his loving wife, children,
grandchildren and great grandchildren, he peacefully left this life around 4:30 PM. Jacob O.
Meyer, known by most as Elder Meyer, was President, Bishop, and Directing Elder of the
Assemblies of Yahweh, a religious organization and ministry he founded in 1966 with the
Sacred Name Radio broadcast. Elder Jacob O. Meyer is widely regarded as the driving force
behind the advancement in understanding and usage of the biblically correct Sacred Names
of Yahweh for the Heavenly Father and Yahshua for His Son in worship and study over the
past 40 years. At his demise, he was 75 years old.
Born in Bethel Township, Pennsylvania to the late Mary M. (Bross) and Jacob J. Meyer
on November 11, 1934, Jacob was the oldest of three children. On December 24, 1952, he
married Velma Ruth Foreman with whom he had 10 children. Prominently known for his
work with the Assemblies of Yahweh, Elder Meyer continued as presenter on the Sacred
Name Broadcast radio program for more than 44 years, and also produced the Sacred Name
Telecast TV program since 1977. These programs are viewed and heard on more than 25
media outlets throughout the United States and overseas, as well as simulcast on the
Assemblies of Yahweh international shortwave radio station WMLK, and streamed
continuously through the Assemblies of Yahweh and WMLK websites.
Having taken extensive coursework at Evangelical School of Theology in Myerstown, PA,
Elder Meyer continued his studies at Dropsie University in Philadelphia, Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore, and Israel Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Recognized as an expert in
biblical languages, Holy Land archaeology, Bible study methodology, and Bible History,
Elder Meyer was also publisher of 9 books and editor of The Sacred Scriptures Bethel
Edition, a Bible edition currently in its 8th printing with over 60,000 copies in circulation.
Elder Meyer was also Editor-in-Chief and primary author of three monthly publications, the
Sacred Name Broadcaster, and the Narrow Way newsletter and magazine. He also authored
countless booklets, articles, pamphlets, editorials, and reviews on a wide scope of religious,
ethical, and biblical topics. His monthly Prophetic Trends feature in the Sacred Name
Broadcaster magazine was widely read and appreciated. Founder of Obadiah School of the
Bible, a Bible training institution, in 1974, and Dalet School, a K-12 religious private school,
in 1976, Elder Meyer continued as Chief Administrator and Instructor Emeritus at both
institutions. In 2006, Elder Meyer received a commendation from the Obadiah School of the
Bible graduates group for more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service at the school. As Pastor of the Bethel Assembly, the Headquarters Congregation of the Assemblies of Yahweh, Elder Meyer presented a weekly sermon that was heard both in Bethel and around the world via an Internet live stream.
Elder Jacob O. Meyer was widely traveled. Beginning with a six-week journey
around the United States in 1969, he visited all fifty states and more than thirty foreign
countries on six continents in the work of his ministry for the past 40 years. As Directing
Elder, he was instrumental in the administration and operation of the Assemblies of Yahweh
organization, including the establishment of regional assemblies and satellite offices
throughout the United States and in more than 15 foreign nations. Elder Meyer was known
for his annual trips to the Holy Land each spring, a trip he had made since 1983. On many of
these trips he served as educational tour guide to student groups. Recently it was noted that
in his ministry Elder Meyer had traveled around the world at least 4 times, had accumulated
nearly 2 million travel miles and had delivered no fewer than 5000 full length sermons,
lectures, Bible Studies and special services. He loved to teach, educate, and counsel to aid
people in their quest for a spiritual life. He mentioned many times that as a teacher you
must learn to love the unlovely. This he did, continually expressing love to the heavenly
Father, Yahweh while expressing love and concern for his fellowman, especially to those that
he taught and ministered. He also performed countless weddings, funerals, baptisms, and
anointing services in his years of ministry.
Raised with an agricultural background, Elder Meyer was an avid gardener and kept
his own horses and assorted small animals. He founded and continued as Managing Partner
of Shalom Farm, an organic dairy farm and dairy processing enterprise of the Meyer family
located in Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania. Cheese from the Meyer family plant is sold
under several brands and labels in stores throughout the Northeastern United States.
Elder Meyer served a recent term as the elected constable of Bethel Township, Berks
County. He also served on the advisory board of the National Association of Shortwave
Broadcasters, as well as other civic and organizational positions. He served as Choir Director
of the Bethel Choir for more than 20 years.
Known by many of his family and friends as Owen, Elder Meyer is survived by a
sister, Mildred Deck, of Missouri, and a Brother, Carl Meyer of Ohio, his wife of 57 years
Ruth , seven sons; Joseph G., Jacob C., Daniel K., Jonathan S., Micah D., Nathaniel A., and
Solomon E., three daughters Mary E., Rachel A., and Sarah A., thirty- seven grandchildren,
and nineteen great grandchildren and was loved by all. In addition to his parents, he was
also preceded in death by a grandson Jeremy Seth, and an infant great granddaughter Ashley
Funeral Services took place April 14, 2010 at the Assemblies of Yahweh International Headquarters Convocation Center at 300 Airport Rd. in Bethel. Interment was at the Assemblies of Yahweh cemetery on the headquarters property. Online condolences may be made through the Assemblies of Yahweh
website at www.assembliesofyahweh.com or through the website of Lamm and Witman
funeral homes at www.lammandwitman.com. Memorial donations may be addressed to the
Jacob O. Meyer Memorial Fund in care of the Assemblies of Yahweh, P.O. Box C. Bethel, PA
Last Call for the 2010 NASB Annual Meeting
The NASB's 2010 annual meeting will be held May 20-21 jointly with the 2010 DRM USA annual meeting in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Anyone with an interest in shortwave radio listeners, broadcasters, consultants, etc. is very welcome to take part. The meetings are being hosted by NASB associate member Galcom International, which is based in Hamilton. It is still possible to make a last-minute registration for the meetings, which will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 20 and 21, and there are still a few hotel rooms left at the Mohawk College Conference Center. Below is the agenda and further information about the meetings. The registration form can be found on the NASB webpage at www.shortwave.org. Click on Annual Meeting.
As usual, the two-day meeting will be combined with the DRM USA annual meeting. The agenda for the two days includes the taping of a television show about shortwave radio, a tour of the Galcom factory where it makes fix-tuned shortwave receivers, talks and lectures about shortwave radio with a focus on Canada this year, the annual NASB business meeting and a tour to world-famous Niagara Falls, complete with dinner. Here's a look at the preliminary agenda:
Thursday May 20, 2010
8:30 am - Live taping of the "100 Huntley Street" syndicated television show
10:30 am - Crossroads Christian Communications facility tour
11:00 am - Tour of the Galcom International factory
12:00 pm - Barbecue Lunch at the Galcom factory
1:00 pm - DRM USA Meeting at Mohawk College, moderated by Charlie Jacobson of HCJB. Presentations will include a summary of the March DRM Consortium meeting in Amsterdam, a report on the DRM test broadcasts carried out by HCJB in conjunction with the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau which began last August, and an update by John Wineman on the DRM Diversity Receiver project at LeTourneau University.
2:30 pm - Coffee Break
3:00 pm DRM USA Meeting continues
4:00 pm - Meeting Ends
4:30 pm - Bus Tour and Dinner, Niagara Falls
Friday May 21, 2010
9:00 am - NASB Meeting begins at Mohawk College Conference Center.
9:15 am The Ontario DX Association and Shortwave Station CFRX - Steve Canney of the Ontario DX Association, which acts as QSL coordinator for Toronto shortwave station CFRX, will talk about their very successful shortwave club and the verification service they provide to CFRX.
10:00 am Profile of WEWN Glen Tapley of NASB member Eternal Word Television Network will review the history of their shortwave station WEWN in Alabama and will offer a slide presentation of the station's antenna field, transmitters and studios, and a bit of information about the EWTN television network.
10:30 am - Coffee Break
11:00 am The NASB Shortwave Listener Survey Dr. Jerry Plummer of WWCR will give a presentation about the survey and its importance. The survey will be officially inaugurated today at the NASB annual meeting.
11:15 am The NASB and its involvement in recent High Frequency Coordinating Conferences in Punta Cana and Kuala Lumpur. Plans will also be announced for the next HFCC Conference to take place in Switzerland in August of this year.
11:30 am Does Shortwave have a Future? Some say it's dead; others think it could be on the brink of a renaissance.
12:00 pm - Lunch (catered at Mohawk College)
1:00 pm - NASB Business Meeting
5:00 pm - Meeting Ends
Everyone with an interest in shortwave radio is invited to attend the NASB/DRM USA annual meeting in Hamilton. There is a C$55 registration fee (that's 55 Canadian dollars) per person, which includes lunch and coffee breaks on both Thursday and Friday at the Mohawk College Conference Center. For those who wish to participate in the optional tour to Niagara Falls on Thursday afternoon/evening, there is an additional C$55 fee. Galcom has arranged for accommodation at the Mohawk College student residence, or there is alternative accommodation at the Courtyard Marriott. More information can be found on the NASB website, www.shortwave.org, Click on Annual Meeting.
Those who plan to attend the NASB/DRM USA annual meeting should fill out the registration form which is on the NASB website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff White at email@example.com.
Note that for those coming from long distances, you can fly into either the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York; or the Toronto International Airport in Canada. Hamilton is located about equal distance between the two airports (about an hour or so driving time). There is bus transportation from Buffalo airport to Hamilton, and there is bus or train transportation from the Toronto airport to Hamilton. Or, of course, it is convenient to rent a car at either airport and drive to Hamilton. Hamilton also has its own international airport, with service by WestJet and Flyglobespan airlines.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the NASB annual meeting in May!
Thomson and NASB to co-host HFCC B10 Conference
It has just been confirmed that the NASB and our associate member Thomson Broadcast & Multimedia of Turgi, Switzerland, will be co-sponsoring the B10 High Frequency Coordination Conference (HFCC) in Zurich, Switzerland August 2-6, 2010. The conference will take place at the Movenpick Zurich-Regensdorf Hotel in the Zurich suburb of Regensdorf. Thomson's plant where it manufactures shortwave transmitters is located in Turgi, which is also near Zurich. Thomson has been an associate member of the NASB for many years. The HFCC Conference was held once previously in Switzerland in 2001 at the International Telecommunicacion Union headquarters in Geneva. The NASB also co-sponsored last year's HFCC A10 Conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. More information about the B10 Conference is available on the HFCC webpage, www.hfcc.org.
Radio Free Asia Releases Fourth Radio Pioneer QSL Card
Radio Free Asia announces the release of the fourth QSL card in its Radio Pioneer series. The card honors Russian physicist Alexander S. Popov. Popov demonstrated that a receiver could detect the electromagnetic waves produced by lightning discharges in the atmosphere many miles away. In 1895, Popov was able to receive and detect the radio waves produced by an oscillator circuit. In 1897 he successfully sent a ship-to- shore transmission over a distance of three miles and then persuaded Russian naval authorities to begin installing radio equipment in its vessels. Just two years later he had increased the distance of ship-to-shore transmissions to 30 miles. Popov is credited with being the first to use an antenna in the transmission and reception of radio waves. The QSL card debuted in March at the 2010 NASWA SWL Winter Fest in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania and will be used for all confirmed RFA reception reports dated April 1 - June 30, 2010
Adventist World Radio
Assemblies of Yahweh
EWTN Shortwave Radio (WEWN)
Family Stations Inc.
Far East Broadcasting Co.
Fundamental Broadcasting Network
La Voz de Restauracion Broadcasting, Inc.
Le Sea Broadcasting Corp.
Radio Miami International
Trans World Radio
World Christian Broadcasting
World Wide Christian Radio
NASB Associate Members
Comet North America
Continental Electronics Corporation
George Jacobs & Associates
Hatfield and Dawson Consulting Engineers
HCJB World Radio
Kintronic Labs, Inc.
TCI International, Inc.
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