Tom & Alice Mobley attended the 2018 WHAS Crusade for Children Holiday Luncheon honoring the clergy who are panelists on Moral Side of The News and determine Crusade funding.
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Dr. Tommy Wayne Mobley, 70, of Bardstown, died December 2, 2019, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. A native of Harrodsburg, he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alice Faye Mobley (nee Gordon); his daughter, Rachael Nickoson (Matt) Avon, IN; his son, Marcus Mobley, Bardstown; five grandsons, Justin & James Mobley, and Mathias, Levi, & Nehemiah Nickoson, Avon; one brother, James Steven Mobley (Hazel), Mt. Washington, many nieces and nephews, including Joe & John Mobley, Mt. Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, James I. & Anna Mae Mobley.
A graduate of Fern Creek High School, he received his baccalaureate at Cincinnati Christian University and his Master’s and Doctorate from Southern Theological Seminary. He also studied at Louisville Bible College and Kentucky Southern College (U of L).
A minister of the Gospel, he was currently serving his second term as President of LBC. He previously was Registrar and Professor of Christian Education at CCU and College of the Scriptures and a Garrett Fellow at SBTS. Church ministries in Kentucky include Shiloh Christian Church (Lawrenceburg), Fairdale Christian Church (Louisville), Elsmere Church of Christ (Erlanger), and Nelson Christian Church (Bardstown) as well as First Christian Church (Scottsburg, IN). Often holding dual ministries, he also held numerous interim ministries throughout Kentuckiana.
Chaplaincy was the third aspect of his ministry for 50 years. He became Chaplain of Fern Creek Fire Dept. after serving as a “School Boy Fireman.” He later served as a Chaplain with Jefferson Co. Police Dept., Covington Police Dept., Scottsburg Police Dept., Scott Co. Sheriff’s Office (Reserve Deputy Sheriff), Louisville Division of Police (Coordinator of Chaplains), and Bardstown Police Dept. Additionally, he was FBI Chaplain with the Louisville Division for over 25 years and a Chaplain with Flaget Memorial Hospital. A member of International Conference of Police Chaplains, he held their highest level of certification, was a Certified Instructor, and served on several committees. A co-author of the first textbook on Police Chaplaincy, he taught the first-ever college and seminary courses on Police Chaplaincy.
He was a panelist on “WHAS Moral Side of the News” TV and radio program over 30 years as well as on the “WHAS Crusade for Children” Ministerial Advisory Board. He was Prayer Chairman for both North American Christian Convention and the National Missionary Convention in 1986. He was recipient of the Louisville Mayor’s Outstanding Service Award and was named to FCHS Hall of Fame. He was involved in numerous other local and national organizations.
His funeral is 11am Friday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation is 3-7pm Thursday and after 9am Friday until the time of the service.
Sometimes a child facing a diagnosis like cancer just needs a break from the fear and treatment. No one knows that better than 13-year-old Lana Dobson. Thanks to the WHAS Crusade for Children and the Kids Cancer Alliance, Lana and her friends are getting that break the Indian Summer Camp.
Lana says she will keep coming to Indian Summer Camp until she ages out at 18, and then she’ll come back as a counselor. This year the camp will host 200 children from Kentucky and southern Indiana. Since 2010 the Crusade has granted $120,000 to Indian Summer Camp. That funding has given hundreds of children like Lana the opportunity to be a kid and not a patient.
A first child brings lots of excitement but can also bring worry when young parents suddenly have to deal with the responsibility of being moms and dads. Matthew Ayala’s parents thought he was doing okay until he was diagnosed with autism. Once they got over the initial surprise they found help through the Adair County School system and the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Since 1995, Adair County Schools have received more than $1 million dollars in Crusade grants. Those funds have given students like Matthew a way to satisfy their curiosity and build their futures.
A series of unexpected diagnoses left the Newby family wondering where they could find help for their son, Branson, after it was determined that he has autism and epilepsy. They were persistent, and thanks to a team that includes therapists, Bardstown Elementary School and the WHAS Crusade for Children, Branson is getting the support he needs.
Since 1969, Bardstown Independent Schools have received almost a million dollars in Crusade funding. Those grants continue to guarantee that children like Branson get the help they need to fulfill their potential.
Gabriel Forrest was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects 1 in 20,000 babies. He has albinism. For Gabriel that means a lack of pigment in his skin and hair. It also affects his vision. Once the shock wore off, the family found help through agencies supported by the WHAS Crusade for Children, like Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS).
At VIPS, Gabriel gets special attention to properly prepare him for kindergarten with basic concepts of numbers, shapes and social interaction.
Since 1985, VIPS has received more than $2 million in Crusade funding. Those grants continue to guarantee that children like Gabriel have the resources they need to be successful.
It’s the biggest day of local giving! Give for Good Louisville is SEPTEMBER 12.
One donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children can impact more than 200 agencies, schools & hospitals that receive grants from the Crusade. Thank you for helping us make life better for thousands of children in Kentucky and Indiana. 100% for the kids!
Crusade license plate now available
Show your support 365 days a year by sporting a WHAS Crusade for Children Kentucky License plate on your car!
Every Crusade for Children license plate registration donates $10 to help children with special needs.
Here’s what you do:
1. Take your registration, renewal card and proof of insurance to the County Clerk’s office.
2. Ask for the WHAS Crusade for Children license plate when you renew.
It’s just that easy!
Learn more online now: CLICK HERE.
Hearing loss caused by childhood meningitis led Jason Goldsmith to a WHAS Crusade for Children supported agencies where he met Cassie, the love of his life.
Approximately ten years later, Jason planned a surprise marriage proposal, and she said YES!
Jason and all the Goldsmith family continue to give back to the Crusade by collecting with the Highview Fire Department where his grandfather, Dave is the chief.
To learn more about the WHAS Crusade for Children, go to WHASCrusade.org. 100% for the kids!
Special online deal til June 30!
To celebrate the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, Papa John’s has announced a special promotion. It’s a fundraiser to support children with special needs through The WHAS Crusade for Children — the 7th straight year Papa John’s has offered this promotion.
20% of your total order is donated to the Crusade!
Papa John’s locations from Carrollton to Elizabethtown will be working to satisfy customer appetites and support the WHAS Crusade for Children.
This special Crusade deal at Papa John’s runs from May 5 through June 30.
Customers must order through www.papajohns.com or use the Papa John’s mobile app.
Just CLICK HERE to link up with papajohns.com. Be sure to enter the promo code CRUSADE.
Papa John’s locations participating in the promotion
1616 EAST 10TH STREET – JEFFERSONVILLE IN
301 E. LEWIS & CLARK PARKWAY – CLARKSVILLE IN
2767 CHARLESTOWN ROAD – NEW ALBANY IN
1961 BROWNSBORO ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
4673 OUTER LOOP – LOUISVILLE KY
2336 SOUTH FLOYD STREET – LOUISVILLE KY
14041 SHELBYVILLE ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
6902 SOUTHSIDE DRIVE – LOUISVILLE KY
2363 HIGHWAY 135 NW – CORYDON IN
5363 DIXIE HIGHWAY – LOUISVILLE KY
3948 TAYLORSVILLE ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
5911 TIMBER RIDGE DRIVE – PROSPECT KY
3983 7TH STREET ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
5010 PRESTON HIGHWAY – LOUISVILLE KY
4123 SHELBYVILLE ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
3511 SPRINGHURST COMMONS DRIVE – LOUISVILLE KY
10100 TAYLORSVILLE ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
10627 DIXIE HIGHWAY – LOUISVILLE KY
1732 MIDLAND TRAIL – SHELBYVILLE KY
221 SOUTH HURSTBOURNE PKWY – LOUISVILLE KY
189 ADAM SHEPHERD PARKWAY SUITE #23 SHEPHERD’S CROSSING – SHEPHERDSVILLE KY
713 HIGHLANDER POINT DRIVE – FLOYDS KNOBS IN
411 SOUTH 2ND STREET – LOUISVILLE KY
2111 WEST BROADWAY – LOUISVILLE KY
5000 MUD LANE – LOUISVILLE KY
567 TAYLORSVILLE ROAD – TAYLORSVILLE KY
2301 BARDSTOWN ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
5709 BARDSTOWN ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
2606 HARRY NICHOLS DRIVE – MADISON IN
600 EAST TIPTON STREET – SEYMOUR IN
6535 W. HWY 22 – CRESTWOOD KY
1960 N. DIXIE BLVD. – RADCLIFF KY
1415 HIGHLAND DRIVE – CARROLLTON KY
1848 SOUTH HIGHWAY 53 – LAGRANGE KY
3100 RING ROAD – ELIZABETHTOWN KY
905 MARKET STREET – CHARLESTOWN IN
996 CHAMBERS BOULEVARD – BARDSTOWN KY
316 N. COLUMBIA AVENUE – CAMPBELLSVILLE KY
400 N. MAIN STREET – SALEM IN
701 SOUTH MAIN STREET – LEITCHFIELD KY
745 WEST MCCLAIN AVENUE – SCOTTSBURG IN
611 N BARDSTOWN RD – MT. WASHINGTON KY
213 WEST WALNUT STREET – NORTH VERNON IN
4979 N. DIXIE HWY. – ELIZABETHTOWN KY
510 BYPASS RD. – BRANDENBURG KY
30 SHAWNEE DRIVE – HODGENVILLE KY
255 NORTH DEPOT ST. – LEBANON KY
114 HOMETOWN PLAZA – SELLERSBURG IN
For the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, you and your family can participate by setting up your own “Official Crusade Lemonade Stand” with a complimentary Lemonade Stand Kit courtesy of L&N Federal Credit Union.
Watch the Official Crusade Lemonade Stand video!
Contact Deandra at Crusade Lemonade Headquarters to get your kit:
You’ll receive a packet in the mail. Then, just follow these steps:
Set up your lemonade stand!
Everything you need is in the packet.
Send us your photos!
Once you’ve set up your stand, send us your photos. E-mail: email@example.com
Use social media!
Get permission from your parents first, but if you use social media, please tag the WHAS Crusade for Children using the hashtag #WHASCrusade.
You can friend and follow the Crusade on:
Be on TV!
Schedule a time to join us at WHAS-TV on Saturday, June 1 beginning at 3:30pm to present your donations during the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children internet/radio/telethon. It’s America’s most successful local telethon!
Thanks again for being a big part of this annual miracle. Please call or e-mail if you have any questions.
Take a look at what’s inside this year’s packet sponsored by L&N Federal Credit Union: