Terry Van Veen
Terry has been with 96.3 Shine FM in Grande Prairie since November of 2008. Terry's radio journey began in mainstream radio in the late 80's. He's been 'up and down the dial' having worked easy listening, pop and country formats before God called him to Christian radio in the fall of '98.
Terry met his partner for life while working radio in BC's Southwest Interior. He and Donna were married in Vancouver and started a family a few years later. The Van Veen household is a busy place with two growing boys.
Terry is a guitar enthusiast having spent a number of years playing on a variety of church worship teams. He also loves Canada's favourite pastime - hockey.
End your weekdays with Terry and the best in Today's Christian Music, the Power Verse, afternoon devotional along with news and weather on 96.3 Shine FM in Grande Prairie, AB.
I gave my life to the Lord 3 years ago. By His Grace He delivered me from the jaws of the lion and set me up straight, alive in Him. Shortly after He had begun healing my life and freeing me from the chains of death, I began to search for someone to spend my life with. Immediately I learned that this was a job for Him...not me. I began to pray that He would send to me a young woman who loved Him with all her heart. I wanted to be second place! I trusted Him and asked Him to make it clear to me who she was. Four months later, I got a call on my cell phone. I didnt recognize the number, so I let it go to voicemail and then checked it right away. She said, " I dont know you and you dont know me, but I heard your name mentioned at my church and I really felt that God wanted me to call and pray for you." BAM! I knew who she was at that moment. I called her back and the rest is history! We got married one year later and now we have a blessed little girl on the way. The moral of the story is...trust God and He will deliver the best...(in His time, not ours). My wife and I are so very pleased with each other and even more so...we are so very pleased with our Gracious God. I pray His glorious blessings over all those who took the time to read our story. May peace and joy fill you and may your eyes be ever fixed upon the mightiest of Kings...the Saviour, Christ Jesus.
"sorry" I pressed the wrong button. Anyways, what I was trying to say is that the music you play can really get to someone and help them through the toughest struggles in ones life. The music goes beyond it's words, it makes you realise that others have gone through the same situations and you know that they are writing from their heart, that does fill me with joy. I am glad that some people have enough courage to share their emotions, love and faith. I just hope that someday I will be strong enough, through God to do the same. Thank you for always being there
Thank you for all that you guys at Reach FM do, I am so glad that you have come to Grande Prairie and that we have a Safe And Fun alternative on the dial. My husband is away on the rigs a lot of the time, so having a familiar voice in my car or the kitchen is such a comfort. Keep up the great work guys!
The story of Addison Road begins at Baylor University in Waco , TX. Jenny Chisolm met Ryan Simmons in choir and they soon begain making beautiful music together...literally. They wrote song and booked a few gigs. Ryan played acoustic guitar and Jenny sang. It became apparent that they needed a full band, so they enlisted a couple a friends. Jay Henderson on drums, and Ryan Gregg on lead guitar (even though he was already in another band). They made a rough 4 song demo for the newly formed Jenny Chisolm Band. By January 2001 they were ready to get a real producer and record a full album. This first independent album was called Not What You think. produced by Chuck Dennie from By The Tree. They then got another friend, Travis Lawrence, to join the band as a bassist. In 2002 Ryan and Jenny were married. The only problem with this was that Jenny Chisolm was now Jenny Simmons and the name The Jenny Chisolm Band didn't make sense anymore. They moved to Dallas to become a full-time band, eventually settling on the name Addison Road. The name was chosen after a sound tech who had a baby named Addison. They liked the name Addison and put "Road" at the end of it for no real reason.
Later that year they came out with a second indie album called Breaking Beautifully. They soon got a new drummer, and started leading worship at a local church. They took that worship leading talent to a Camp that summer and played in front of about 8000 young people. That was the inspiration for thier next indie project Always Loved You EP. That was followed by one last indie album in 2006 called Some Kind Of Spark.
In 2008, Addison Road released their debut self titled album. That was followed by Stories in 2010.
In 2012 after 10 together Addison Road decided to say goodbye. Addison Road's lead singer Jenny Simmons will release her first solo album, The Becoming, early next year.