Deacon Gary McAvin

With academic training (and degrees) in electrical, electronics, engineering, legal assistance, OSB (Obadiah School of the Bible), and criminal justice, Deacon Gary McAvin embraced a wide range of disciplines while undertaking his scholarly pursuits. Garnering accolades (three honors societies) and recognition for his academic achievements in the classroom and for exhibiting leadership qualities, personal integrity, and moral character. Deacon McAvin has extensive training in the electrical, electronics & engineering disciplines. These academic fields are necessary for the work which he is now involved in.


Currently, Deacon Gary McAvin works for the Assemblies of Yahweh, home of the international broadcasting station WMLK Radio. Deacon McAvin is the Shortwave Radio Station Manager and Broadcast Engineer. This station is located in Bethel, Pennsylvania. In this position, he has played a major role in installing and rebuilding the original 50-kilowatt (kW) shortwave transmitter. Deacon McAvin later replaced it with a 250 kW BBC unit imported from Europe, which he reconstructed and is now in the process of restoring this unit to its original configuration.

Deacon Gary McAvin passed away January 7, 2022.

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