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Dr. Joyner is a 1975 graduate of Norfolk State University ~ Bachelors of Arts Political Science, a 1978 graduate of Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology-Virginia Union University ~ Master of Divinity and a 1983 graduate of the Howard University's School of Religion ~ Doctor of Ministry. Dr. Joyner has 35 Sons & Daughters in the Gospel Ministry and recently completed a 12 month sabbatical at Boston University addressing Divorce Among African American Clergy during the Sabbath in the City Series.

Dr. Joyner is a former writer of the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention USA, former president of the Division of Clergy Baptist General Convention of VA, former president of The Tidewater Metro Baptist Minister's Conference, and has been a featured speaker at Colleges, churches and convention settings in 35 states and in 5 foreign countries. Dr. Joyner enjoys Adjunct Professor Status at both Virginia Union University School of Theology and Hampton University Religious Studies Program. He has authored 8 books: Breaking Free From Financial BondageThe Year of Jubilee Family Legacy MinistryThe Power of PrayerActions of Healthy Leaders and FamiliesBiblical Leadership; Lessons in Family Development-Outskirts Press; and Functioning As A Deaconess-Orman Press and The Bible Based Family-Beckham House Publishers. Click here for books or go Amazon.com.

​Pastor Joyner has been married since Nov. 1, 1974, to Lady Olliette and during their 40+ years of marriage, they celebrate being the proud parents of two sons, both with Mass Communications Degrees. Ronnie D. Joyner II (Ordained Elder) and Julian Leville (Pastor). Dr. Joyner has one daughter- in- law, Trin'ea who is married to Julian. They have one daughter named Reynah Trin'ea.

WHLQ 105.5 FM was placed for sale by the three owners of Brunswick Broadcasting - Jimmy Johnson, John Trent, and Terry Suggs. Application for purchase was made to Brunswick Broadcasting and the Federal Communication Commission by The Philadelphia Fellowship (Baptist) and its parent ministry, The Ronnie D. Joyner Ministries, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non- profit October 2015. On December 29, 2015, the FCC provided notice that the transaction had been approved. Transfer of Ownership was made on January 6, 2016. Hot Joy Radio’s new format has a blend of talk, gospel music, and ministry 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The station location is 102 E. Hicks Street, Suite 200, Lawrenceville, VA  23868. Lawrenceville is the city of the license which is located on the fringe of the Richmond market encompassing parts of I-85 and I-95. WHLQ Radio radiates 6000 watts of power and has a non-directional antenna pattern. Its frequency on the dial is 105.5 FM.


WHLQ-Hot Joy Radio-105.5 FM is a delivery system of Inspirational and Empowering Radio. We are proud to be delivering a cultural and community blend of Talk, Music, and Ministry rooted in Family. WHLQ Radio station is a classroom, a church, a doctor’s office and at times it may be a couch for a psychologist but it is always The Voice of Inspiration, a light in the times of darkness and a conveyor of truth. 


WHLQ Radio has listenership from five surrounding counties (Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg including areas in Northeastern North Carolina and around the world on the World Wide Web. Most of our listener's ages range from 25 to 80+. Women are the dominant group of listeners in this market. Radio trends show that a higher rate (65% higher) of women listen to Christian radio more than any other radio formats. WHLQ-Hot Joy Radio 105.5 FM  format is Contemporary Gospel and Talk 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


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