St. Maarten – 18 months after he hit the airwaves with his daily Rise and Shine and Sunday Best program on SOS Radio 95.9 FM, Cornelius Darius Marie popularly known as Professor Salt has taken his work out of the studio and into the community.
The Christian broadcaster on Thursday night launched his new foundation, registered as Professor Salt Ministry, which has as part of its mission “being a bridge that connects the Kingdom of God to people in St. Maarten and the rest of the world through the use of radio, special events, counseling programs and the Internet.”
With its official launch at Kingdom of God Ministries, Yogesh Building, the foundation now plans to focus on outreach broadcasting, mentorship, and other activities aimed at fostering unity among the local Christian community.
Apart from Professor Salt as president, Jimmy Seaman is on the board as vice president, Natasha Chumney as secretary, Anne Goodman as treasurer, Avan Pink as trustee, and Gissel James and Julius Goodman are board members.
The evangelical broadcaster was firm in his stance that the new foundation will not spawn another church on St. Maarten.
“I need to make it clear that this is not another church, we will just help people and then direct them to the nearest ministry. We are not affiliated with any denomination or church. This is a ministry of integrity and we will endeavor to do everything to the highest levels of professionalism and excellence. Our goal is to be our best at strengthening faith and saving lives through the airwaves,” Marie said.
Apart from Billy D, Professor Salt was loud in praise for the many volunteers and faithful listeners who have made the foundation a reality. It was on Thursday night that he chose to highlight those unsung heroes who have contributed to his success, while surrounded by a group of his peers.
In the company of many Christian ministers and social activists on St. Maarten, Professor Salt declared that his journey “had only just begun. But I need people to pray for me because it is not easy and sometimes I do cry.”
President of the St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation, Pastor Wycliffe Smith explained that he carefully watched over Professor Salt’s personal growth and expects only the best from the radio personality, who is also a school teacher by profession.
“He is a son to me and I charge him to hold fast to sound words…..love from a pure heart, sound conscience and sincere faith.”
Apostle Dr. Alicia Liverpool noted that everyone has differing gifts and talents and Marie has just chosen to take his gifts to another level. She called for support of the foundation in its work. Apostle Dr. Elaine Lee echoed similar sentiments, adding that no Christian leader ought to feel threatened by Professor Salt Ministry but see it as a healthy addition to the Christian community that will uniquely aid in the nation’s development.
During the foundation launch, which also doubled as his birthday celebration, Professor Salt announced the first project will be a praise and deliverance service every last Friday of the month at various churches. A new Facebook page and website are also under construction for the non-profit organization.
Known for his energetic and charismatic radio personality fused with uplifting music and atomic-breakthrough prayers, Professor Salt can be heard daily on SOS Radio 95.9 FM from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm.
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