It started with a vision.

When 19-year-old Gene Huff ministered in his first revival in 1949 in Newport, KY, neither he nor Ethel Dayberry, the 16-year-old church pianist, could ever have imagined the exciting life that God had in store for them. They married in ’52 and the Lord blessed them with five children. In the coming years, Gene pastored First Pentecostal Church in London, KY for nearly 29 years, worked in Kentucky state government as both Representative and Senator for over 26 years and began WYGE Christian Radio, 92.3FM, in ’94.

As new doors began to open for Gene and Ethel, so did the opportunity for missionary evangelism. Beginning in the late ‘80s they became actively involved in short-term missions, primarily in Europe but also in Asia and Africa. Their ministry continues today as the non-profit, Goodnews Outreach, Go, Inc. and is an active, vital mission-support ministry.

At present day.

Today Goodnews Outreach, Go, Inc.., based in London, KY, supports over 40 missionaries across the world both foreign and domestic. All support for this non-profit is derived from generous donors and faithful prayer. The various ministries Goodnews supports are based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ.

These ministries put faith into action delivering the Good News of Jesus to areas that have never heard or read it and sharing the Gospel in communities where Christianity is on the decline. They are also building churches, Christian schools, and other Christian facilities to further the Good News for future generations.

Our Team

  • Vernon Jarvis
    Vernon Jarvis President

    Vernon was born in Tulsa, OK and attended University of the Cumberlands and graduated from Ozark Bible College in 1976. He and his wife, Marsha, are parents of four children, and grandparents of eight grandchildren. They are currently pastors of First Pentecostal Church in London, Kentucky. The Jarvises established a church in Sand Springs, Oklahoma in 1982 and pastored there until 1994, when they moved to London to assume the pastorate of First Pentecostal Church. Vernon is actively involved in the ministry of WYGE Christian Radio, 92.3FM, as a weekend on-air announcer and program director. He has been a board member of Goodnews for over a decade and since the death of founding president Gene Huff in 2011, he has served as President of Goodnews Outreach, GO, Inc.

  • Robert Norvell
    Robert Norvell Vice- President

    Robert Norvell has been the Vice-President of Goodnews Outreach for the past five years. He has served on the board for 20 plus years. He was formerly a pastor for 10 years and has served as the Men’s ministry leader and Bible teacher at Abundant Life Tabernacle in Germantown, Ohio for the past 25 years. He has been involved in more than 20 mission trips to foreign countries. He and his wife, Dyann, have celebrated 50 years of marriage.

  • Arlene Zawko Secretary-Treasurer

    Arlene Zawko, oldest daughter of Gene and Ethel Huff, is a mother of five children; four sons and one daughter and is the proud grandmother of three grandchildren.  Arlene and her children returned to London, KY from Romania, where they were resident missionaries from 1990-1995, and she began working at WYGE Christian Radio 92.3FM in 1995.  She is employed full-time as general manager at WYGE and hosts Truth Talk, heard daily on the station.  She also speaks at ladies conferences, both national and international, whenever possible. She has been the elected Secretary-Treasure of Goodnews Outreach since 1997.

  • James Suits
    James Suits Board Member

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  • Paul Pratt
    Paul Pratt Board Member

    Paul L. Pratt is a career business professional, Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor, who recently retired from the position of Dean of Community and Economic Development at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Cumberland, KY. His responsibilities there included oversight of several departments including the Rural Community College Initiative, Adult Basic Education and Literacy, The Ready-To-Work Program, Continuing Education, the Small Business Development Center, the Kentucky Coal Academy, the Southeast Scholars Program, and an Aquaculture Pilot Project. Paul holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Prior to beginning his employment at Southeast Community College in October of 1995, he had a long association with the coal industry including serving as President of New Horizon Coal, Inc., and General Manager of Benham Coal, Inc., a subsidiary of International Harvester. Paul and his wife Roberta, who recently retired as a Professor at Southeast Community College, reside at Benham, Kentucky, and are active in church, community, business, and civic affairs.

    Paul has been a member of the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church at Partridge, KY for more than 30 years, where he serves as the Adult Sunday School Teacher, Secretary/Treasurer, and Chairman of the Board of Deacons. He and his wife were active in youth ministries for over 35 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of GoodNews Outreach in London, KY, and is a member of the Accountability Board for World Missions to Asia.

  • Ken Taylor
    Ken Taylor Board Member

    Our newest board member is Rev. Ken Taylor, Sr. from Manassas, Virginia. Pastor Taylor has been in the ministry for over 40 years. Having been converted in 1967 at Bristow Assembly of God (near Manassas), he served as Associate Pastor at his home church from 1976 until 1982 when he became Pastor. Pastor Taylor has a heart for missions and is a welcome addition to the Goodnews Outreach board.

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