"Unlike the early patriot press, today’s newsrooms and journalists are mostly hostile to America’s founding principles, traditions, and institutions. They do not promote free speech and press freedom, despite their self-serving and self righteous claims."
-- Mark R. Levin
From his book Unfreedom of the Press
“The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.”
—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black in New York Times Co. v. United States (1971)
Welcome to The Missions Tribune. We are a faith-based paper seeking and reporting on the truth. We cover humanitarian and mission news that many times is ignored by the mainstream media. The "4th Estate" is very important. We take our job seriously. We know you deserve no less.
9601 Winchester Ave Suite 1
Bunker Hill, WV 25413
Joe is the publisher of The Missions Tribune. He manages a stable of talented writers seven days a week. Joe has been a very large asset to The Missions Tribune loaning talent, reporters and funds to keep the publications up and running. He has set a mandate that stories be written fairly and without bias and that some of the news be about those that are struggling. A crusader at heart he seeks justice daily in an unjust world.
Jeff McCoy has spent years writing for the voiceless. With domestic and overseas experience he has seen some of the worst types of news. Getting in close, living with immigrants and the homeless, working on political campaign trails, working in dangerous areas interviewing drug dealers and covering human trafficking has placed him in a unique position to learn about the people that he writes about.
A background on Wall Street where he passed the Investment Advisor Law Exam, Series 7 and series 63 placed him in a unique position to learn how business work. Then moving to Los Angeles where he worked in the film industry trained him for A/V production which works well for the podcast productions underway with The Missions Tribune and the African Freedom Network.
Now working with the dedicated staff and writers at The Missions Tribune he seeks each opportunity to bring the issues to the forefront of the least, the lost and the forgotten.
Mr. Larry Thornton to our team! Larry is a graduate of Fairmont State University, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), and a registered stockbroker. He served over 41 years in banks as a trust officer specializing in investments, estate planning, and eldercare. He is a past president of the West Virginia Banker's Association Trust Division. Larry also retired from the USAF / West Virginia Air National Guard with the rank of Major, where he served his country as a Senior Navigator flying in C-130s worldwide. He has dedicated countless hours to his community serving on various non-profit boards in Charleston, Parkersburg, and Martinsburg West Virginia. He is a member of the South Berkeley Baptist Church in Inwood W. Va. He is married to his bride Pam of 53 years and has two children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Lyla Belle King is the youngest reporter on staff at the Missions Tribune. She writes in each edition about life through the eyes of a young devout Christian teen. She sets an example of how to always stand for Christ - no matter what!
David Brown is a co-pastor with his wife Joyce in Fresh Anointing Kingdom Ministries located in Augusta, WV. He has been writing for several years now, mostly poetry which won “Top Ten” in the nation and is now working on some books with his wife. He is also one of the radio voices you will hear on their internet radio station. David has many interests and talks about them frequently on their social media and the radio station as well. What David writes about is very serious to him and takes on a style of it’s own that everyone will find hard to put down!