Office Staff

Stacy has been with the Christian Worship Hour since August 2020 and is the Office Manager. Stacy is thankful to have joined our team and enjoys visiting with viewers all over the country. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has 1 son in college and 1 daughter in heaven.

Kent has been working with the production staff at Christian Worship Hour for over thirty-five years and continues as the show's Producer today. Kent also became part of the full-time staff at Christian Worship Hour in January 2017. Kent is the Social Media Specialist and works to communicate with our audience through the digital media of today. Kent has three grown sons, one grandson, and one dog called Raini.

Kristi handles the finances for the Christian Worship Hour. She feels blessed to be part of the ministry since joining the Christian Worship Hour staff in March 2015. Kristi’s is married to her college sweetheart since 1981 and previously was a computer programmer who homeschooled their two sons from kindergarten through high school.

Betsy is grateful to have joined the CWH team and this precious ministry in July 2022. She gathers prayer requests for the prayer team, compiles the memorials and dedications for the monthly "A New Song" newsletter, processes daily mail from our friends/viewers, and assists with our prison ministry. She is married and they have 2 daughters.

Lisa has been with Christian Worship Hour since January 2012 and truly feels blessed to be a part of our Christian ministry. Lisa prepares the monthly "A New Song", responds to our viewers' and listeners' mail and organizes Pastor's numerous resources to be distributed. She is married and they have 2 daughters and 1 son.

Paulette has been with the Christian Worship Hour since September 2017. She feels blessed to be part of this Christian ministry. Her duties include entering online donations, processing mail from viewers, and sending donation receipts. She is married and has two married children and two granddaughters.

New Enhancement to CWH

Pastor Salem and his team at the Christian Worship Hour had prepared for his promotion (to Heaven). The weekly broadcasts will be continuing, and we will be utilizing the many hundreds of sermons recorded over the years. In addition, you will now see Mike Salem, Pastor's son, introduce the weekly sermons. We hope you enjoy the new addition to the CWH ministry and will continue to be blessed by hearing the Word of God!

Joyce began working for Christian Worship Hour in December, 2020 and really enjoys the variety of the position as well as seeing how many followers of Pastor Salem’s ministry there are. Joyce sends out the requested books, DVD’s, literature and sermons. She is married and they have three married children and seven grandchildren.


Hank Bowker
919 13th Avenue SW, Aberdeen, SD 57401

Pastor Salem married Carol (nee Ernst) and I on Saturday, February 29, 1964, in the old First Baptist Church in Aberdeen, SD. We have three grown daughters and three grandchildren. I was “born again” on Thursday, October 2, 1975, and dedicated my life to Christ at that time, again in Aberdeen.

God set the stage for my singing career way back when I was a teenager. My Gospel music ministry began in 1975, shortly after I accepted Christ as my Savior, however, I have been performing professionally since the age of fifteen. High points of my Gospel singing career include providing music and entertainment for the South Dakota Right to Life organization, the National Right to Life organization, and opening concerts for the Blackwood Brothers, a nationally known Gospel Quartet out of Nashville, TN.

Other high points over the years include providing music and entertainment for Governor George Mickelson during the South Dakota Bicentennial Celebration (1989), including the dedication of the newly remodeled Rotunda in the State Capitol Building that Fall. Governor Mickelson also used my music extensively throughout the Year of Reconciliation (1990) between the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Nations of South Dakota and the State of South Dakota. I was inducted into the South Dakota Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

Gospel CDs I have recorded include:

HEART 'N SOUL (1987)
GLORY! (2015)
Click here to Contact Hank through our website. Thank you and God bless!

Janice Dennert

Janice Dennert grew up on a family farm near Leola, South Dakota. Her family was very active in the local Baptist church where her mother was the church pianist and she often sang with her three sisters and one brother. She went on to earn a BA from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. Jan works for a photography studio and she and her husband Randy grow corn and soybeans on their farm north of Aberdeen.

Melissa Kienow

Melissa Kienow was born and lives in Aberdeen, SD. She is married with three grown sons. She began piano lessons at eight and also plays the guitar. She has played keyboard in a local Christian band and at church. Melissa loves the Lord and is so happy to serve Him by playing and singing on the Christian Worship Hour.

Barb Rieck

Barb was born and raised in Dell Rapids, SD. She attended NSU in Aberdeen. There she met and married Daryl Rieck and they raised four children. The family began attending First Baptist in Aberdeen where Harold Salem was Pastor. Barb began singing in the choir there and later began singing solos. She worked at K-Mart from 1974 to 1999, and then worked at the public library. Since her retirement, she has volunteered at Aberdeen Christian School as a school board member and served school lunches. She also sings with a women's group from the local Senior Center and with Christian Worship Hour. She enjoys reading, Sudoku, Minnesota Twins Baseball, and gardening.

Production Crew

The CWH production crew has more than 95 years of combined experience in producing the CWH live church service broadcasting. Larry Sime mixes the sound for the special music, Kent Cutler is the producer, Mark Johnson projects the on screen graphics, Mike Salem, Kevin Hunnel and André Cobbs are the remote control cameramen. All members of the Christian ministry staff are very dedicated to this calling to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Left to right: André Cobbs, Mark Johnson, Mike Salem, Kent Cutler and Kevin Hunnel.