"Beyond Sight "
On March 15, 1944, Buddy and Jewel became a daily feature on a 5,000 watt radio station, WSGN Birmingham, AL. Buddy played the guitar and they sang songs that touched the hearts of many people. As time went on they were given more opportunities to Minister to the spiritual needs of all who listened. One particular song titled, “When He Reached Down His Hand for Me”, seemed to grip the heart of many, unsaved. Buddy and Jewel not only ministered on the radio but during lunch hour at defense plants while the employees were having lunch. They also ministered in many churches. Less than two years after Buddy Tucker’s Ministry began, he felt the need to go to Bible College which would mean so much toward the advancement of his Ministry. There again, while attending Bible College, he continued to need the assistance of his sister, Jewel, to read to him. In Bible College they classified her as being Buddy Tucker’s reader, although she wasn’t the only one. He insisted that others read to him in preparation of exams, usually leaning upon other male students who where not doing well. The teachers pointed them out to him. Early every morning Buddy would wake up the students at five o’clock A.M. and insist that they read to him. Some of these young men later declared that they would never have made it through Bible College if it had not been for the persistence of Buddy Tucker saying, “I need you to read to me”.
The second day of Bible College Buddy met a young lady, Levaughn, whom he grew more interested in as time went on. At times she joined Buddy and Jewel in some of their singing. Later, a young man, Hubert Franklin, who they also had lead to accept Christ, came to Bible College for he wanted to prepare for the Ministry that God had given to him. After Bible College Buddy and Levaughn were married. Later Jewel and Hubert were married.
At that time the four of them joined together and formed an Evangelistic party. They started in the Ministry traveling in Evangelistic Crusades in many different churches of all denominations. Their singing became very much in demand. They started their Ministry on the radio on several different stations. At one time they presented a daily thirty minute broadcast that brought so many invitations to them from churches to come and to hold crusades. They were booked two years in advance.
During this time of crusade they accepted another golden opportunity to reach more people on their daily program that aired on twenty eight stations. Needless to say, Buddy’s heart’s desire and calling to work for God had only just begun. Only then did he realize that it was just three years prior that he had made a promise to God, “Lord if you will open the door, I will walk right in it with such great determination that nothing could possibly stop me”.
Hubert and Jewel have gone on to be with the Lord but Buddy and Levaughn continue their mission of soul winning today.
"Buddy Tucker Evangelistic Party"
"The Early Years 1947"
From left to right: Levaughn Tucker; Hubert Franklin; Jewel Tucker; Buddy Tucker
The two couples worked together in daily broadcasting and revivals in churches of all denominations. Working together ran rather smoothly until both began a family. Then accommodations became a problem. That's when Hubert decided that Pastoral Ministry was his definite calling of the Lord. Buddy and Levaughn continued with daily broadcasting and Evangelistic Crusades.
Listen to Christian programming on the following radio stations:
Copyright 2012 Buddy Tucker Evangelistic Association, Inc.