LeRoy “Skip” Smith

July 26,1926 – April 19, 2020 Pastor LeRoy “Skip” Smith faithfully taught God’s Word on KHCB for 57 years. He began his weekly program, “Prayertime” on Friday mornings a few months after KHCB went on the air in 1962. During that time Pastor Smith was the senior pastor at several Houston area churches and then […]

William “Bill” Neyland

April 25, 1940 – April 29, 2020 Bill Neyland was the longest standing KHCB volunteer, beginning to serve 57 years ago in 1963. He began hosting “Songs for Sunday” in October of 1964, the year he graduated from college. Bill served faithfully on Sunday morning from 6am – 9am to play music and prepare hearts […]

Ravi Zacharias, Now with Jesus

Ravi Zacharias, 74, passed away at his home in Atlanta, GA on May 19 from a rare form of cancer in his spine. He battled the disease with the help of doctors at MD Anderson, but in early May the family received word that no further medical treatments were available. Ravi was born in Chennai, […]

Pastor LeRoy “Skip” Smith to Retire

KHCB has been broadcasting the message of the Bible for 57 years and Pastor LeRoy “Skip” Smith began his program on KHCB 57 years ago! In 1962, Skip Smith was pastor of Minitex Baptist in Houston which happened to be in the same neighborhood as the first KHCB studio. Pastor Smith knew the station had […]

My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee

Author – Samuel Frances Smith, 1808- 1895 Music – Source Unknown. From Thesaurus Musicus, 1744 Psalm 33:12 – Blessed is the nation whose God is the lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance. Samuel Francis Smith was a Baptist preacher and patriot of the past century. He graduated from Harvard […]

Praise Ye The Lord The Almighty

Author – Joachim Neander, 1650 – 1680 English Translation – Catherine Winkworth, 1827 – 1878 Tune – “Lobe Den Herren” Psalm 67:3 – Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Joachim Neander was born in Bremen, Germany. He wrote approximately sixty hymns and composed many tunes. Nearly all of […]

Take My Life And Let It Be

Author – Frances Ridley Havergal, 1836 – 1879 Composer – H.A. Cesar Malan, 1787- 1864 I Corinthians 10:31 – Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Frances Ridley Havergal, born in England, is often referred to as “the consecration poet.” It has been said that […]

Blessed Assurance

Author – Fanny J.Crosby, 1820 – 1915 Composer – Phoebe P. Knapp, 1839- 1908 Hebrews 10:22 – Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Fanny Crosby, the blind American poetess, has often been called […]

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

Author – Charles Wesley 1707-1788 Composer – not identified Matthew 28:6 – He is not here: For He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. This hymn was written by Charles Wesley for the first service in the chapel called the Foundry Meeting House in 1739. This hymn was […]

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Author – Isaac Watts, 1674 – 1748 Music – From a Gregorian Chant Arranged – Lowell Mason, 1792-1872 Galatians 6:14 – But God forbid that I should boast save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world was been crucified to me, and I to the world. This hymn by Isaac […]