Bob Palmeter, president of nonprofit Sound In Spirit, and his wife Donna were both born and raised in southeast Iowa. Both came to know the Lord in the mid 80s, and have been fully devoted to Christ and His calling for them to serve in radio and children's ministry. Bob has managed Christian radio stations in the Midwest.
Sound in Spirit and the Palmeters have experienced the miraculous hand of God with every step taken to launch LIFT FM, Ottumwa's first Christian radio station, and in its opportunities to also broadcast to Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Fairfield, Iowa along with Quincy, Illinois. A huge vision with little money are not a recipe for success - unless God gets involved! And He has mightily! Those at LIFT FM are trusting God for ongoing funds, and know they will see the faithfulness of God's people to appreciate and financially support God's work thru this local missions effort.
Bob brings you the weekday "Morning Lift" and also manages LIFT FM. Bob has been in radio over 40 years and is very familiar with the area, having previously worked at Iowa radio stations in Keokuk, Burlington, Oskaloosa and Albia, and in Carthage, Illinois. Like Bob says, "Attempt something so big that, unless God intervenes, it's bound to fail!"
Bob's Life Verse: Philippians 2:13 "For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."
Donna was born in Keokuk and raised in the Argyle area, and hosts our Saturday morning "Kidz Lift" program! She has a heart to lift up kids to have a closer walk with Jesus. Donna has been ministering to children for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma and completed her Biblical studies through Nazarene Bible College. She is an ordained minister and serves as the Children's Pastor of the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene in Moravia, Iowa. And somehow Donna makes time to also volunteer at LIFT FM!
Donna's Life Verse: 1 John 3:18 "Let us not love with words or speech, but with action and in truth."
Lois was born and raised in the Tri-State area and is now semi-retired, serving as Office Manager at the LIFT FM Studio. She has had past experience in the office setting of several businesses and ministries throughout her working career. Previously Lois had served at the Carthage, IL Studio of Good News Radio, KMDY/WGNX for 7½ years. She is an active member of the Keokuk Evangelical Free Church and enjoys serving as co-director of the older children’s group in Awana.
Lois’ Life 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 shall direct your paths.”
Sarah was born in Streator, IL and raised in Dallas City, IL. She is the youngest of 6 siblings, wife of John Whitaker and mother of three children: Asa, Ezra and Rhema. Former jobs include waitressing, receptionist for an orthopaedic doctor, and daycare cook. Of all of her life experiences, none has compared with being a mother. This is what she has to say about herself; Sarah Whitaker - a cleaned up version of who she once was, still in the polishing process. A woman desiring to shine ever brighter for Jesus. A servant of the living God (Daniel 6:20) Accepted as a member of the chosen people, royal priest hood and holy nation that she may declare the praises of Him who called her out of darkness into His wonderful light. (I Peter 2:9) Unworthy yet willing, undeserving and unqualified, yet chosen, chiefest of sinners yet redeemed!