Director of Digital Presence

That’s the new title God has allowed me to be given after accepting a full-time position today with 104.9 The River (Christian radio station here in Columbus, OH). The way this opportunity unfolded over the last month was nothing but an act of God. I attended a Christian camp years ago while in elementary school, not knowing that God would tap my counselor’s (Director of Sales at The River) shoulder in 2010 and have him invite me into the station for a consulting meeting.

With the economy the way it is, it really shocked me to sense God’s love at the right time. I constantly reminded myself through the process that there are many out there today without a job – and to be offered one when you weren’t hunting for it shows God was moving even more to me. He was allowing us to get by as I worked at home as a freelance web designer (and part-time at our church), but it was getting pretty chaotic after 3-4 years. I tried maybe too hard to keep my fees affordable for ministries, while also not being too interested in bringing in a second hand to assist in completing projects as quickly as I’d like.

A few things God showed me through the process include: In the middle of the process I asked a pastor / friend of mine to pray, and he was quick to let me know that there couldn’t be a better job title for me. Another friend came up to me just last week (without knowing I had just applied), and let me know he heard the job opportunity ad playing on the radio and that I should strongly consider it. What excites me is to work with a group of individuals that sense the reality that God wants to use technology to improve the way they spread / connect His message to the community. To see how the coming generations use different technologies to communicate than the previous, and that God wants to speak to them where they are at.

I’ll share more details after I start (two weeks from today), but I thought I’d just give a small attempt at glorifying and praising God for His provision and guidance. His watch was obviously ticking – I don’t wear one.

  1. Tonia

    Gabe, I couldn’t think of a better job for you! So exciting to see how God has worked. So very happy for you!

  2. Congrats! As someone who works for a newspaper I can say, no way I am getting near radio.

    All kidding aside though, seriously congrats…getting a job in this media landscape is really hard.

  3. maren

    Yeah! Hopped over from Marla’s Twitter. You do great work, Gabe! I know they will be blessed to have you. We’ve looked at a couple of your websites as we talk about the look we want in our church’s website–re: that…God sent just the right techy guy to our church at just the right time…whoohoo–it’s currently in process of being revamped, but just wanted to say thanks again for your emails! Excited for you!

  4. Sonshine

    Awesome, Gabe! Congratulations to you and your family! 🙂

  5. Alan Smith

    Congratulations from down-under Gabe. I’m sure you will continue to be blessed and be a blessing to others.

  6. janelle

    You are in the process of writing yet another testimony of how Jesus Christ will be taken to the world, through Technology….

  7. Jen Lehr

    Congrats Gabe! I hopped over from Marla’s site to see what the big news was. This sounds like a great opportunity for you….I love hearing stories about how God leads and works in others’ lives! Wishing you the best!

  8. Yaaaaaaaaaaay! I knew it! The River is very lucky to have you, Gah-bey. And, uh, I intend to steal all of your ideas. 🙂

  9. Christy

    Couldn’t think of a better person for the job. CONGRATULATIONS! What a blessing! So happy for you all.

  10. That awesome Gabe! I’ll be very interested to hear more about it in the weeks ahead!

    Will you still be doing any freelance work on the side?

  11. Jen Arnold

    Congrats, Gabe, and the Taviano family! We’re proud of you and are rooting for ya! 🙂

  12. Praising God with you and your family and for you and your family.
    Blessings today and always,
    Kaye
    Matthew 21:22

  13. Praise God!
    So happy for you and your family.
    Needed to hear this today, a reminder that God knows what we’re going through and He already has the answers.

  14. Congratulations, Gabe! God is good!

    I have to admit, though, your new title is my dream job title! I’m very envious (in a Christian sorta way) =D.

    Congrats!!!

  15. 2TownSquares

    Congratulations! While I’m Roman Catholic, I am always amazed how God works in everybody’s lives. You are truly being blest by God. Praise God from whom all blessings flow from. Congrats!

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  17. Amber Payne

    That’s awesome news, Gabe! I’ll be praying for you!

  18. Super excited for you!!! God is so good!
    Love….The Stroughs (the family with the little Gabe:)

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