Weekend Fishing!

Our girls enjoyed fishing this weekend!

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New Website Coming Soon!

Just wanted to let you know that we are working behind the scenes to develop a whole new site.  As President of the procrastinators club, the members have assured me that it is okay that I have allowed this site to become so stale for so long!

Happy Birthday Kasie James Jasper!

Little Kasie James was just weighed and measured. 7lbs 5oz 19 1/2 inches Mother and baby are doing great! Updates on our facebook page: http://facebook.com/jjjasperofficial

Cooper Jasper – In the Arms of Jesus

Listen to the Memorial Service

– A note written by JJ, was read by the pastor at Cooper’s memorial service.

God gave us a precious gift February 24, 2004 at 11:27PM.  Samuel Cooper Jasper was born.  We were privileged to enjoy five years to know him, love him and be loved by him.  Psalms 127: 3, 5, says “Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.  Cooper was a blessing.  He brought us so much joy and was absolutely a gift from God.

Melanie and I wanted you to know a little more about our special little boy.  If there was ever such a thing as a perfect child it was Cooper.  Not to take anything away from our wonderful, precious daughters, but Cooper was very, very special.  He never gave us a minute’s trouble and was a perfect balance in almost every way as a son, a little brother, student and friend.  He was a remarkable boy in every way.  From early on, Melanie and I were convinced that he had a call from God on his life.  Certainly the Lord’s hand was on him.  His desire to obey and please the Lord would rival that of many adults.  Cooper had the discipline of a marine, an incredible sense of humor and he absolutely had a servant’s heart.  He lived life with so much zeal and energy.  He smiled constantly and brought joy to everyone he met.  He was so very kind, generous, helpful, grateful and thoughtful… to God be the glory.  Once again, he was practically a perfect child. [Read more…]


Samuel Cooper Jasper

Tupelo-Samuel Cooper Jasper, 5, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, July 17, 2009. Cooper was born on February 24, 2004 in Tupelo to James “J.J.” and Melanie Anderson Jasper. He was a K-4 student at Lakeview Baptist Academy in Tupelo. Cooper was one of the sweetest, kindest boys who ever lived, and he brought joy to everyone he met. He had an infectious smile, a passion for life and he loved his Momma, Daddy and sisters beyond measure. He earned a yellow belt in karate and played baseball. He loved animals, the outdoors and action super heroes. He asked Jesus to come into his heart November 17, 2008, and God is honoring His faithful promise to grant Cooper eternal life. Cooper and his family are members of Hope Church in Tupelo. [Read more…]

Tragic Accident For Jasper Family

July 17, 2009 JJ and Melanie lost their 4 year old son (Cooper) in a tragic accident at their home. Please be in prayer for their entire family as they struggle through this difficult time.

Visitation is Sunday, July 19 from 2pm to 5pm and Monday, July 20 from 10am to 11am at Hope Church, Tupelo MS. Funeral services are Monday, July 20 at 11am in the sanctuary of Hope Church, Tupelo, MS. Hope Church is located at:

Hope Church
2094 Mccullough Blvd
Tupelo, MS 38801-7108
(662) 844-8522

JJ and Melanie have requested donations be made to AFR in lieu of flowers.

American Family Radio
107 Park Gate Dr
Tupelo, MS 38801-3010
(662) 844-8888

Another Great Weekend!

JJ just recently returned from a great weekend in Camden AR and Ruston, LA. Bethel Christan School had JJ serve up some comedy for their annual fundraiser. The results…”we raised more funds with this fundrasier than any in history of our school” (Donna Backus, Board of Directors).

Hannah Medical Center asked JJ to challenge the guest to support the Center and their efforts as a pregnacy center. Angie Wolfe, Executive Director said, “After counting and calculating, the total gifts and pledges increased this year even though we had less people attend! Overall, we were extremely blessed and grateful to have you in as our guest speaker. We had several people make comments to have you back! With that being said, we are currently getting ready for our next banquet in El Dorado and are interested in booking you for that banquet in September. Thanks again and we had a wonderful time at the banquet!”

There you have it! Why not call JJ if your organization needs a successful fundraiser ?

He’s Back

JJ has had an incredible recovery from a very serious accident.  God has provided wonderful healing and allowed JJ to return to AFR and now he’s ready to hit the road again.  We want to thank all of you for your prayers and kind words during the past several months.

JJ is anxious to get back on location again so he can spend quality time with you, his faithful fans that love to laugh.  His new presentations are sure to “split your side” with tales of a ranch hand being over powered by a angry wide and untamed horse.  You may even get the inside scoop on his recovery in the hospital and all the humorous events that took place.  One thing is sure, you will hear how God did an amazing work within JJ and others through this whole event.

Don’t wait to book your event!  Popular dates will fill fast.  Just send us an email and request your date today.


The Rest of the Story

Hi family, friends and AFR “family.” Here’s an update on our situation, I’m at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. It’s hard to believe that a spill from a horse could be such a life changing event resulting in so much injury. I guess if I had yelled, “whoaa,” louder or held on longer, I wouldn’t be here in the first place!

In case you haven’t heard what happened, on Labor Day afternoon I saddled up one of our horses to take a ride around our farm. Cheyenne, our mare, started to buck and go crazy. After the brief rodeo on one of the bucks the horn of the saddle drove my groin through my pelvis breaking it open. After several more bucks of blinding pain I dove off. When I hit the ground I broke five ribs, a shoulder blade, my tail bone and bruised a lung.

After surgery to repair the pelvis there was much concern about severe bladder damage, infection, swelling, etc. We were in the ICU for seven days but have stabilized. Through it all God has been faithful! We have seen his hand and felt his presence. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers,cards and e-mails. It has been humbling and amazing to experience so much love and to see the body of Christ in action. How do people go through set backs without family, friends or church family?

* Some immediate blessings we experienced:
Some precious friends provided temporary housing that is five minutes from the hospital and next door to our children’s school.

* Melanie’s mom, Kandi, moved in for two weeks to take care of our
four children and allow Mel to rarely leave my side.

* Bro. Don and and AFA/AFR staff have been here from the first critical hours of ICU and continue to rally around our family with incredible support.

* The care we are receiving from the NMMC doctors, nurses and medical staff has been second to none. Very professional and lots of TLC.

* Cards, e-mails, visits and expressions of love from around the country have offered much needed hope.

Doctors indicate approximately 30 more days of hospital stay, including intense rehab. My personal goal is to get out in time for sharathon. I feel like I’m letting the team down and would love to be there right now
everyday to be a cheerleader reminding folks of the importance of Christian radio. Please pray for our upcoming sharathon and please continue to pray for me and my family. We know that prayer is the difference maker. We love you and God bless you.

JJ Jasper

P. S. We have a Quarter horse for sale. 🙂