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Our Ministers

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Wells of Salvation, Inc. currently has ten affiliated ministers, each actively involved in the service to which the Lord has called them. 

In addition to the specialized services described below, all of our associates are available for revivals, pulpit supply, weddings, funerals and special events

Contact us at info@wellsofsalvation.com for additional information and availability

Rev. Edward Danes &

Rev. Nell Danes

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    Rev. Edward Danes and Rev. Nell Danes have conducted several hundred services in jails and state prison facilities over the past two decades. God has given these two a special calling, and has used their efforts mightily to reach hundreds of prisoners for Jesus Christ. Over 60 came forward to receive Jesus as Savior in one service alone!

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”...I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

                   -- Matthew 25:36b, NIV

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Rev. Ray Horton

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    Rev. Ray Horton has served faithfully as an ordained minister of WOS Ministries for over 21 years. His services have ranged from assistant pastor and interim pastor at churches in the Troy, Ohio area, to officiating for a number of weddings. 

    Rev. Horton is available for pastoral responsibilities, pulpit supply, revivals and Bible studies.

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Rev. Eric (Rick) Smith

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    Rev. Rick Smith graduated from Philadelphia Bible College and was ordained in 1987 by the Independent Holiness Church in Burlington, NJ. He pastored a Wesleyan church in Millville, NJ from 1990-1997, taking in-residence courses from Houghton College and Indiana Wesleyan University.   
From 1997-2002, Rick pastored the Wesleyan Church in Morley, NY, transferring his ordination to the Wesleyan Church denomination in 1998. He currently pastors Hope Wesleyan Church in Huber Heights, OH, where he has served since 2002. 
    Rick presents a powerful testimony of how God transformed his life (see link below). He co-hosts the “Cross Connection” radio program, supports WOS’s prison ministry, drums for the church’s praise and worship team, and serves as an advisory member of the Wells of Salvation Board.

Link to Rick Smith’s personal testimony:

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Melody Morris


    Melody Morris, Marketing and Public Relations Director for WFCJ FM 93.7 in the Dayton Ohio area, has been associated with WOS Ministries since its inception in 1979. She co-hosts WFCJ’s Morningview progam weekdays from 6 - 9 a.m. with Mr. Bill Nance, member of the Dayton area Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
    A respected leader of the pro-life and pro-family movement, Melody is frequently called upon to speak at a wide variety of church and community events. She has been interviewed and featured on national television and radio networks. 
    She frequently serves as guest emcee for concerts featuring nationally-known Christian groups and artists performing in the Dayton area. 
    Melody holds a degree in Business Administration from Wittenburg University. She is a founding member of the Wells of Salvation Gospel Band, in which she sings and plays keyboards. Melody attends Hope Wesleyan Church, Huber Heights Ohio, where she is a member of the church’s praise and worship team. 

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Rev. Don Jackson

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    Rev. Don Jackson has been associated with Wells of Salvation Ministries since the 1980s. He is well known in the Dayton, OH as a powerful spokesman for the Pro-Life Movement. Through the Christian Life Coalition, which he co-founded with Melody Morris, Don organized the first Life Chain through Dayton, OH and in surrounding communities. Multiple thousands of supporters have taken a public stand for the sanctity of life through these efforts, which were extensively covered by the local media.
    A highly-effective writer and speaker, Rev. Jackson has served as sound engineer for the Wells of Salvation Gospel Band, and provided pulpit supply for churches in the West OH area.

Link to Don Jackson’s personal testimony:

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Rev. Rich Baker

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    Rich gave his heart to the Lord as a young boy. But growing up in an abusive home environment led to difficulties in his adult life and his marriage After crying out to God for help in 1992, the Lord healed his brokenness and gave him a strong desire to reach the lost for Jesus Christ. In Rich’s words, “Now I serve my Lord in everything, because now I know that He is everything. He has allowed me to preach, teach, counsel, work with a homeless shelter, minister in prisons, and play in a praise and worship team... Jesus and His Gospel of Love has to be preached.”  Rev. Baker and his wife Wendy live in Troy, Ohio.

Link to Rich Baker’s personal testimony:

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Rev. Brian Jackson

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    Brian testifies of growing up in a Christian home and giving his heart to Jesus at age 5. In his adolescence, however, he experienced restlessness, guilt, loneliness, and frustration in relationships. He struggled through times of temptation when friends dabbled in sinful behavior. Then he listened to a radio sermon that asked, “You’d die for Jesus but would you live for Him? Is there anything in your life you wouldn’t give up for Christ?” That evening, Brian committed his all to God. In his words, “I can tell that every job, every hobby, every crushing defeat, and every glorious victory in my life has been to prepare me for things I have yet to do, and God continues to work in my life for His glory.” Rev. Jackson is a senior at Wright State University.

Link to Brian Jackson’s personal testimony:

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Rev. Roy Wheeler

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    Rev. Roy Wheeler is the patriarch of WOS Ministries team, at 91 years young. He served as a Board member during Ed Wells’ pastorate at the Elmwood Pilgrim Holiness Church near Cincinnati, Ohio during the early to mid-1950s. As a WOS minister, Rev. Wheeler has served the Lord faithfully in several roles, including hospital visitation for over 15 years. We ask for your prayers for Rev. Wheeler who is currently dealing with a number of health issues.

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Gary (Mick) Wells


    Gary M. “Mick” Wells has been associated with Wells of Salvation Ministries since 1980. He pastored for the United Methodist Church before devoting a 32+ year career to the US Air Force as a civilian in the Human Resources profession. 
    Mick graduated from the Ohio State University in 1973, and has completed additional religious course work at Moody Bible Institute’s Dayton, OH program. 
    He is a published cartoonist and songwriter. Mick’s song, “Until We Eat Again”, a satire on church dinners, won a national songwriting contest sponsored by Embassy Music in Nashville. It was professionally recorded by Aaron Wilburn, and distributed nationally. 
    A charter member of the Wells of Salvation Gospel Band, Mick testifies not only of God’s saving power, but His healing power as well. The Lord has brought him through open heart surgery, voice paralysis, and a stroke since 1999. To God be the glory!

Link to Mick Wells’ personal testimony:

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Bob “Hap” Morris

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    Though not an “ordained” minister, per se, Bob Morris serves as an indispensable player in WOS Ministries. He excels as our sound and recording technical expert. He has been the recording engineer for WOS radio broadcasts from inception of the organization. 
    Bob has sung and played bass with the WOS Gospel Band for over 25 years, and has written some of the band’s material. He also serves as the ministry’s Secretary-Treasurer.

    We will post a for-real, authentic, digital photograph of him as soon as he provides one!

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Wells of Salvation Ministries
Ordained Ministers:

  • Rev. Edward Danes, Rushsylvania, OH
  • Rev. Nell Danes, Rushsylvania, OH
  • Rev. Ray Horton, Troy, OH
  • Rev. Donald Jackson, Tipp City, OH
  • Rev. Richard Baker, Troy OH
  • Melody Morris, Huber Heights, OH
  • Rev. Eric (Rick) Smith, Huber Heights, OH
  • Rev. Roy Wheeler, West Chester, OH
  • Gary (Mick) Wells, Troy, OH
  • Rev. Brian Jackson, Tipp City OH
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Group photo from ordination service for Rev. Rich Baker and Rev. Brian Jackson, 18 May, 2009:

WOS Ministers 18 May 09

Back Row, Left to Right: Bob Morris, Ed Danes, Ray Horton, Rich Baker, Don Jackson, Brian Jackson, Rick Smith

Seated, Left to Right: Nell Danes, Mick Wells, Melody Morris

Past Ministers:

  • Rev. Edmund Wells, Huber Heights, OH
  • Rev. William Hannan, Springfield, OH
  • Rev. Gary Williams, Bellefontaine, OH
  • Rev. Ruby Wells, Shelbyville, IN
  • Rev. Sarah Smith, Bellefontaine, OH

If you are interested in affiliating with our ministry team, please contact us at crossconnectionradio@gmail.com for details.

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