On Sundays, you can find longtime weatherman Jon Cash preaching the gospel.
In the two and a half years since he was fired from his weather gig, he launched his own ministry ‘ Revelations Church’, at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake.
When he is not ministering to his growing flock in person, he is preaching the word on the radio. WPMH, 1010am.
He can preach about tough times based on experience. His television career came to an abrupt end- when he was fired after 20 years on the air delivering the forecast. He and his signature snowflake were out in the cold.
At first Jon fought back! Flanked by his wife and attorney at a news conference in October of 2010, he accused his station of religious discrimination. He insisted his preaching was not interfering with his full time job.
He has since dropped that pursuit and believes that the entire mess was God trying to tell him something.
“You know when you do weather on TV, you help people plan their day, but now that I’m a minister, have my own church, I’m helping people not just plan their day, but I’m helping them plan their eternity,” says Cash.
Jon admits he is making a fraction of what he used to in television, but finds his mission much more rewarding.
You may find him preaching at an outdoor revival, you may read the books he has authored, or you may hear his word on the radio. He may have been pushed to the pulpit full time before he was ready, but he is convinced it was God’s forecast for him all along.
“You have to be able to see the prize at the end of the road when you start a brand new church because it is a lot of work, a lot of sweat a lot of tears, but in the end when you see peoples’ lives change and you see the church grow, you know what, I’m on the right road,” says Cash.