Tom Quick is a third generation
Salvationist who worships at The Hespeler Salvation Army Corps in
Cambridge (Ontario Canada). He is a volunteer with a multi-cultural
community radio station in Kitchener-Waterloo and broadcasts both
Classical and Salvation Army Music.
Tom grew up in the English Coastal Resort Town of St. Ives Cornwall. He
was a qualified builder and in 1972 left the shores of England to settle
in Australia. One evening he was listening to classical music and became
aware that a classical public radio station was starting. Interested in
being involved, he contacted 4MBS-FM and began presenting programs of
classical music. Eventually, he introduced a brass band program and
recruited a fellow Salvationist (Maurice Bull) from Brisbane Temple Band
as the host. This program continues to be heard today.
While traveling through Canada on his way to St. Ives for Christmas, Tom
met up again with Betty Ann. He later immigrated to Canada, married
Betty Ann and settled in her hometown of Kitchener. A few years later
Tom was approached by FM 98.5 CKWR and asked to present a program of
In 2000, Christmas Day fell on a Monday. Tom thought it would be a good
idea to invite the Salvation Army to use his broadcast as an opportunity
to say thank you to the community and to wish them a Joyous Holiday
Season. In keeping with this original idea, he continues to broadcast a
3-hour program of Christmas music each Christmas Eve.
Tom began the process in partnering his passions with the Army by
approaching his Corps Office Major Sterling Snelgrove who contacted the
Public Relations Department of the Greater Lakes Division, and the ball
started rolling. This Christmas program helped to spin-off another
broadcast entitled, "Let There Be Praise", a weekly half-hour program of
Salvation Army music, prayer and inspirational meditations sponsored by
the Public Relations Department.
Since "Let There Be Praise" started, there have been many requests for
Salvation Army Music. To meet these requests, Tom prepares and presents
a 2-hour program of Salvation Army music on the last Wednesday of every
month, which is sponsored by Corps and Family Services in the listening
Tom testifies to the mysterious ways in which God opens doors for him to
bring his two passions of music and radio together by presenting the
Gospel and bringing hope and encouragement through Salvation Army music.
The time for this program is:
- Salvation Army Music - The last Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
These broadcasts can be heard on the internet at
FaithFM which is also the
webpage for FM 93.7
The Salvation Army Music broadcast is recorded by the webmaster of the Amsterdam
West S.A. Corps and can be heard at any time by