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Bruce Rice

Executive Director

Bruce is the Executive Director of the Great Commission Broadcasting Corporation and serves as a liaison between the Board and the far reaching ministry of WGCA. He also serves as the Pastor of Spiritual Care at the First Union Congregational Church in Quincy. BR enjoys golf, tennis, and spending time with a large family of 5 daughters and many grandchildren/great grandchildren. A true passion is connecting and networking with our listeners and in the community.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Maxine Rice

Associate Director

Maxine and her husband Bruce have worked side by side in ministry all their lives as a couple. The two were involved with WGCA 88.5 fm The Mix! since the beginning, 1987. They have five daughters, sixteen grandchildren, and six great grandchildren living in Quincy that continue to keep them entertained as well as on their knees.

On Tuesday mornings Maxine facilitates a women’s Bible Study from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at First Union Congregational Church, also known as the Congo. When she has spare time, which is quite rare, she enjoys reading spiritual self-help books, scrapbooking, and traveling with her siblings and family. Maxine serves as the Associate Director for WGCA and continues to put her heart and soul into the ministry.

I Timothy 2:13 Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, he remains faithful to us and will help us, for he cannot disown us who are part of himself, and he will always carry out his promises to us.

Gregory Haubrich

Operations Manager/Morning Show Host

Gregory’s faith in the Lord is a shining example to all of us at WGCA. Our Morning Mix host and Operations Manager grew up in Quincy and has worked at stations around the Midwest since 1981. Gregory is married to Victoria, an incredible wife, mother and nurse. They have 6 wonderful children combined – Shannon, Luke (and his wife Jeanne), Benjamin, Ella, Reed and Jude. In his free time Greg enjoys playing the guitar and leading worship. Running keeps him active and when he is ready to relax, watching baseball is a big hit. Gregory attends various local churches and loves to encourage others to a stronger relationship with Jesus! Get up, get going, and get encouraged with Gregory, weekday mornings in the Morning Mix!
A couple of Gregory’s favorite scriptures are:

Joshua 1: 9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

1 Corinthians 16: 13-14 – “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

Jim (“JT”) Taylor

Programming

After 29 years of managing the On-Air portion of The Mix, and having the privilege of saying the first words on WGCA ( “Jesus Is Lord!”), Jim is cutting back to a part time Music Director position. He will still be around to bug ya’, managing Mix! Music, Imaging, promos, and getting the Word of God on the air in the mornings…!

Dusty (“DC”) Carlisle

On-Air Host (Afternoons-Evenings/Mon-Sat)

Dusty Carlisle is a confident young man who isn’t afraid to share God’s word. This DJ grew up on a family farm north of Carthage, raising hogs and cattle. Dusty attended Illini West High School and completed his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Currently, he and his family attend Burnside Christian Church. He enjoys collecting vinyl records, biking, as well as listening to entertainment and sports radio shows. Eating a special treat from Dairy Queen and hang out with friends is a highlight to Dusty! He is a simple man, with fantastic hair, that enjoys the little things in life.

Favorite Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 12:13 – “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this this is the duty of all mankind.”

Christine Poage

On-Air Host (Mornings-Afternoons/Mon-Sat)

I love connecting with new people and learning their story! If you’re witty and humor is your “go-to”, we could be best friends. My husband Aaron and I both graduated from Hannibal High School and love the tri-state communities. We’ve been given the most incredible gift of our children, Merci and Kaleb. Our dog Charles thinks he’s the third child in line, and well, he might be right! You may recognize me from leading worship at The Crossing 48th Street location. I’ve attended and volunteered at this campus for almost 11 years and have been on worship staff for about half of those. When people ask me what my favorite scripture is, I never know quite what to say, scripture is living, breathing, and new every day. My favorite today won’t be my favorite two days from now. But I always refer to the book of James when I need a “go-to”. James is incredibly packed with principles of how to live like Christ. If you haven’t read it, I double dog dare you! Because James never disappoints!

Broc Hampsmire

On-Air Host (Sundays)

Broc Hampsmire is WGCA’s new voice on Sundays and is eager to see the gospel of Jesus Christ spread throughout the Tri-States! Broc grew up in Liberty, IL but has called Quincy home for nearly half his life now. He acquired an associate degree at John Wood Community College and his bachelor’s degree in communications at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO.

Broc is married to Rachel, a nurse, and they have two beautiful daughters Anna and Emma. They currently attend The Crossing 929 church in Quincy, along with regular small group meetings among other families in the church. In their spare time they enjoy going to the park and watching movies as a family.

His favorite Bible verse? Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Bob Daly

Business Development Director

Bob Daly is one of WGCA’s newest team members! His positive attitude, one of a kind sense of humor, and childlike tendencies keeps all of us smiling. Bob was born and raised in Quincy and attended St. Peters grade school and Quincy Notre Dame High School. He furthered his education at Eastern Illinois University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Bob’s father, Tom Daly, and his business partner Bernie Willer started Sandy’s, which eventually became Hardee’s. After college and his father’s death Bob went into business with Bernie and the two purchased two of the three Hardee’s in Quincy. Eventually he had ownership of eight Hardee’s in West Central Illinois. He and his wife, Lynn, are happily married and the couple has four wonderful children: Brittany, Nathan, Alyssa, and Joshua.
His favorite verse: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”

Michael DeLaRosa

Chief Engineer

Michael (not Mike, please). I am originally from Chicago, but I have called this area my home since 1999 (and an actual Quincy resident for 3 of those years). One of my favorite activities is to attend the Blues In The District concerts at Washington Park. There is nothing like a warm summer breeze, the sun setting at your back, and live music in front of you.
I LOVE radio. I always have. That is why you might hear me broadcasting on other stations in the area. I also work for WGCA as their Chief Engineer. My duties on WGCA include maintaining and repairing equipment, and keeping 88.5 The Mix! on the air. As long as you are able to listen to WGCA on the radio, then I have done my job.

Russ Smith

IT Manager/Webmaster/Mobile App/Social Media Coordinator

Russ has been the IT Manager at WGCA since 2007. He wears a lot of hats around here: computer and network support, website development, graphic art, social media, and the mobile app! If it has something to do with our computers, he’s had his hand in it. He’s even coordinated two of our outdoor music events (2007 Battle of the Bands and MixFest 2013). You’ll see him getting pictures at our local concerts for use on the web, as well.

He has been happily married to his wife Kimberly since 1992 and they have three children (and now a son-in-law) who are always a blessing to them. In addition to his work with WGCA he is also employed at Knapheide Manufacturing with their IT Department and runs his own web development business out of his home. When he isn’t working on computers and websites he spends his time with his family and studying God’s Word. He assists with ministries throughout Quincy and is active with their church in Peoria (Restored Covenant Community). He enjoys sharing about his Messianic Jewish faith, helping people to connect with the ancient roots of our faith.

His favorite Bible verses are Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Micah 6:8. Always the teacher…he would like you to go look them up!

Terry Power

Financial Officer/Donor Relations

Terry is a woman gifted with a brain that can work with numbers as well as empathize and care for others with a heart of gold! She has been with WGCA since the fall of 2003 in the Donor Relations position. She accepted Jesus’ payment of her sins when she was 28 years old. At 34 years old Terry married, and the couple has two boys that are homeschooled. To continue to fill her cup she attends a church small group and women’s Bible study with friends from multiple churches. Currently, the Powers are members at LifePoint Church. When Terry isn’t crunching numbers at WGCA she enjoys facilitating free community classes that provide exposure to education in three areas that concern our health and wellness. Ever more so surprising, this mother enjoys letting the inner “kid” out by playing a few good old fashion video games.

Favorite Bible Verse: Luke 7:47 “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven – for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

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