Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley

Monday – Friday: 6 am – 10 am
Monday – Friday: Noon – 2 PM

Host of KHVN’s Newstalk/Community Conversation & News Director

Dr. Robert Ashley is a man committed to living a life that glorifies God and God alone. Dr. Ashley believes getting a good education and living the Christian life are the keys to successful living. Dr. Ashley says, ‘Religion has been lived out rather than just talking about it . . . You have to be about it.’ As the only son of March and Girlesta Ashley, I have the responsibility of carrying on the family’s name. It is my goal to be the best Husband, Father and Brother in Christ to everyone I meet each and every day. I also live as if I’m going to meet Jesus in the next five minutes, something I picked up from the late Coretta Scott King. She told me that’s how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived. If you were to meet Jesus in the next five minutes, would you be ready . . . ?

You can follow Robert on twitter @robertashley4.

“What being a radio personality means to me”:
It means having the Will of God control your life. It means being on the front line of God’s Spiritual Warfare.

33 Comments

  1. Travis Wortham July 26, 2012 at 9:29 am -

    Leaving TYC (now called TJJD), want to reach you by email. You can call me at 214-388-5497 or 214-616-9240. Want to know if you will do a story on my work, will send you background and evite. Big celebration at the African American Museum on Friday August 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm. Will you MC event? Many city leaders will be present. -Travis Wortham

  2. Joseph L. Williams II July 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm -

    Dear Brother Ashley,

    Much thanks to you for your relevant ministry to the DFW family. It is much appreciated.

    In response to Pastors on your show today who advocated against our President because of his stance on Marriage Equality, I’d offer the following as an African American husband of one wife (also AA) for 34+ years, father of two AA sons (both college graduates), bi-vocational pastor of a loving and growing mission-oriented church, and public educator in Fort Worth. He who is uninformed, misinformed, or underinformed about history (including biblical history) is doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. History clearly illustrates, and most informed Christians understand, that we cannot legislate righteousness. This is legalism or salvation through compliance with the demands of a law, an Old Testament approach to God now divinely supplanted by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Instead of advocating for the legalized righteousnes or a holy lifestyle, as prescribed in Scripture, and relgating the church’s responsibility to win the lost to “Uncle Sam,” these brothers and other Christians need to so collaborate locally, reginally, and nationally to develop and implement ministries that will effectively evangelize a free-thinking-and-choosing nation with a persuasive presentation of God’s unconditional love, as expressed through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And by so doing, we perhaps, will win Mr. Romney and other greedy and spiritually lost men and women to the Christ of Scripture.

    The president is advocating freedom of choice (a right that is both constitutional and of God), not legitimacy for every choice American citizens and others may choose to make. While I strongly believe homosexuality is in God’s view sexual sin, I also believe that it, like any other sin, involves free choice; otherwise, it is rape, which violates the lawful right of another to freely choose and is only sin for the rapist.

    Thus, the goal of these brothers in Gospel ministry and other Christian servant-leaders should be to seek ways to effectively persuade hearts and minds in America, and beyond, to choose God’s way of righteousness and Christian living and avoid misguided attempts to oppose those who advocate for free choice (which includes even freedom, God forbid, to choose wrongly). This is the distinguishing mark of any truly democratic society, which we profess to be.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Respectfully,
    Pastor Williams
    Senior Pastor,
    South Fort Worth Baptist Fellowship

  3. Born-Again Spirit-Filled Believer July 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm -

    In response to Pastors on your show today who advocated against our President because of his stance on Marriage Equality, I too would like to lend a voice of reason:
    1. A nonVote is a default vote for M.Romney.
    2. M. Romney is not a Christian, he is Mormon and they do not believe in the Holy Bible as the infallabile Word of God….but rather the Book of Mormons written by their leader Joseph Smith. 3. Romney said that he would abolish Social Security & Medicare…..he will also abolish the Affordable Healthcare Act.
    I am guessing that a large portion of the listeners of KHVN are senior-citizens on SocSec & Medicare, and others are people who cannot afford healthcare insurance.

    So am I to understand that it is more important to vote for a nonChristian that said he’s agnst gay marriage (which means nothing), than it is to proctect our senior-citizens and the poor?

    8 years ago G.W.Bush said he would ammend the constituiion to permanently ban gay-marriage. So these same Christians voted for him. In exchange for their vote for Bush, we got 2-wars, 2500 dead people in New Orleans(Katrina), and the near-collapse of our country at the hands of banks. And NO constitutional ammendment to ban gay-marriage.

    How many times will Christians be tricked by Republicans? They will never ammend the constitution because how else will they continue to trick Christians into voting for them?

  4. Sandra Hardy August 1, 2012 at 9:33 am -

    AUGUST 1st to Sept. 1st
    Well over 50 yrs ago I knew a lady who would not buy Christmas gifts if they were made in China. Her daughter will recognize her in the following.

    Did y’all see Diane Sawyer’s special report? They removed ALL items from a typical, middle class family’s home that were not made in the USA .

    There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items – USA made – being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price etc..

    It was interesting that Diane said if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like
    200,000 new jobs!

    I WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT WALMART and ON THE LABEL OF SOME PRODUCTS IT SAID ‘FROM CHINA ‘

    FOR EXAMPLE THE “OUR FAMILY” BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN ‘FROM CHINA ‘

    I WAS SHOCKED SO FOR A FEW MORE CENTS I BOUGHT THE LIBERTY GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE SINCE IT’S FROM CALIF

    Are we Americans as dumb as we appear — or — is it that we just do not think? The Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets.

    70% of Americans,.. believe that the
    trading privileges afforded to the Chinese
    should be suspended.

    Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? You Can..DO IT YOURSELF,AMERICA !!

    Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

    Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example. The point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

    THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor…fast!!

    Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on Aug. 1st and continue it until Sept. 1st. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they might have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.

    Remember, August 1st to Sept. 1st START NOW.

    Send this to everybody you know. Let’s show them that we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted.

    If we can’t live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives,
    WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!

    Pass it on, America …
    Well, come to think of it, instead of doing it for just 1 month…why not try to do it all the time.

  5. Lee J. Patterson Jr. August 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm -

    Bro. Ashley,
    Thanks for having Bro. Owens and his felow brothers/sisters on yesterday’s program. I would like to have Bro. Owens e-mail address or telephone number.
    I listened to the local news for mention of what was discussed, but- not a word on any station.
    In response to what I heard from many caller disagreeeing– I would suggest they read “Unfounded Loyalty” by Wayne Perryman. Also, I find it surprising that many listeners are so passive on something the God takes so serious. Before this issue came to the forefront, the abortion issue was and is rampant. Its one thing to understand that people will do what they want to do. Its another to give official endorsement of same. We want God to bless our nation, yet we want our blessings on our terms-not His. Doesn’t work that way.
    Please send information on how to contact Bro. Owens.
    God Bless

  6. Carlos Walker August 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm -

    Hello Dr. Ashley,

    This is Carlos Walker, former principal of Morningside Middle School and current principal of Dunbar High School. Thank you for your support with our job fair in May, it was a success! We are having a back to school rally August 25th from 9 to 1 PM. I would like to invite all listeners to attend as we prepare to make a difference in the lives of our students and community members. I would like to send you a flyer if possible. God bless and thank you for your support!

  7. LaXanthia Hattley September 12, 2012 at 9:24 am -

    Good Morning Dr. Ashley,
    My name is LaXanthia Hattley and I am a friend of the couple whose daughter was murdered and found in the Trinity River last week Shania Gray. She was a beautiful young lady lost to a senseless act of violence. I am writing to ask you to please assist us in getting the word out to your listeners that we are trying to help the family raise money to help with funeral arrangements and anything else that may need during their time of sorrow. A website has been set for anyone who would like to donate to the family. The website is http://www.gofundme.com/shaniagray. Also you can contact LaDonna L. York at 214-518-1798. Thank you for anything you can do about spreading the word.

    God Bless
    LaXanthia Hattley

  8. Sherry September 19, 2012 at 8:44 am -

    Hello Dr. Ashley,

    I enjoy your newscast and you programs. I have a request. If you would, can you address the use of cell phones in Church service for reading text and sending and receiving e-mails? As the iPad and Kendalls become popular, many adults are allowing their children to bring them to Church Service and operate during the entire service. The child’s head never goes up. I believe it is teaching and going along with disrespect and disregard for God’s house and worship.

    I believe the iPad and other notebooks will be popular gifts this Christmas and maybe Church’s need to remedy this before it gets too bad. It will be like he brought in his, why can’t I bring in mine. It is like the parent is attempting to satisfy the child’s having to attend Church by letting them bring their notebook into the service and tune in to it instead of Worship. I know if it is getting to be a problem at my medium size congregation, it is definitely a problem at others.

    Thank you Dr. Ashley. Even though I was required to enter my name an e-mail, I prefer to remain anonymous.

  9. barry curtis September 26, 2012 at 10:07 am -

    Dr Ashley, its a pleasure to have your time. can we communicate? i would like to speak with you about your show. i join the khvn family soon and i wanted to buy you lunch and get some pointers from you. my cell is 972-922-7468

  10. Pete Savage September 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm -

    Dr. Ashley,

    I enjoy listening to your show on the occasions I can do so. I heard a comment, which you agreed with, by a gentleman several months ago which led to me being concerned about the African American mindset. My understanding is you look at conservatives as hypocrites who are against social justice. You confirmed his point by stating you would possibly consider voting Republican but Democrats were the only party looking out for the welfare of blacks and seeking social justice.

    If you sell your soul for the sake of this so called “social justice” then my opinion is you are foolish. You choose to align yourself with the entire party platform of the Democratic party just because you think they are going to provide you social justice. I suggest you might consider the following:

    1. Progressives who have hijacked the Democratic Party want Christianity to be silenced. They want it out of our society. It also makes then somewhat imune to being called hypocrites because in a society without morals the word hypocritical is basically meaningless.
    2. Most African Americans are against gay marriage. Pastor Williams I respectfully disagree with your comments regarding gay marriage. I think it is a cop out so you can still support your President. I personally am more opposed to the redefining of word marriage. I support civil unions. The reason gays supposedly want marriage is so they have the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples. This is not true. Why do you think gay people, most of whom are not Christian, are pushing for “marriage” rather than civil unions?
    3. Most African Americans are anti abortion yet the Democratic party is pro abortion. The fact is abortion is legal. I personally don’t believe that will ever change. Democrats can say all day long this is about women’s health, women’s rights blah blah blah. This again, in my opinion is a not true. Abortion is all about the money. It is all about the government funding abortion. The first thing our President did after his enaugeration was sign an executive order lifting the ban on government funding of international groups who advocate and/or perform late term abortions. You may support your tax dollars funding abortion, I do not. I especially do not support my tax dollars funding abortions abroad.
    3. I can go on but I suggest you really take a close look at what liberals/progressives believe because this is who you want running our country.

    My closing thoughts are as follows:

    1. How has the government, in particular the Democratic Party, truly helped your life? Are you in the same situation you were five years ago, ten years ago, thirty years ago? If so, who’s fault is it?
    2. Do you really think the government is the answer to your situation?
    3. Do government handouts make you a better person?
    4. Reverend Williams – You call Mr. Romney a greedy, spiritually lost man (which he may very well be- I am not his judge). Before you consider calling him greedy you may want to look at the amount of money (30% of his income) he has given to charity over the last 10 years. Why don’t you compare this to the godly and non greedy vice president of the U.S. I am offended by your inference that conservatives, such as myself, are greedy and morally corrupt. I would suggest you take a look into the lives of some successful Christian businessmen. This rhetoric may work with your followers but…

    Sincerely,

    Pete Savage

  11. Joyce King October 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm -

    Mr. Ashley, I was listening to your presentation today about domestic violence. It was excellent. I just wanted to add that not all domestic violence comprise hitting. My husband of 8 years was a step father to my two children and he was verbally, mentally, and emotionally abusive to them.

  12. Joseph L. Williams II October 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm -

    Dear Brother Ashley,

    In response to Pastor McKissic and others who may be panicked by nationwide advocacy regarding Marriage Equality, let me say as a fellow brother in Chjrist and pastor that we are citizens of the United States of America, not the United Methodist, Baptist, Holiness, Pentecostal, Catholic, or any other Church. Moreover, Barack Obama is, and his successors shall be, President, not pastor, of these United States of America. We live in a Democracy (i.e., government of the people, by the people, and for the people, including people who either don’t believe at all or don;t believe as Christians do) and not a Theocracy, as Israel was in Old Testament times. Finally, as much as we Christians may struggle to admit it, the ultimate authority for this nation is constitutional, not biblical.

    As I’m sure you are aware, in a democracy, citizens are free to choose to be and do even that with which we Christians disagree. We have laws which permit the existence of liquor stores, adult theatres, strip clubs, etc. And if the world continues to grow increasingly worldly, we will eventually see laws protecting the right of those American citizens who choose homosexual marriage and other behavioral practices with which we, as Christians, disapprove.

    Do I agree with the homosexual lifestyle? Absolutely not! I simply stand on the Word of God regarding this matter, including the divinely ordained right to choose even that which God says is wrong. But neither am I phobic about the notion. I believe the answer is not legalism or righteousness legislated by law (whether federal, state, or biblical), but produced as a consequence of a faithful response to an effective presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by a church truly devoted to Him and His Great Commision call and work. I simple am convinced that if churches were evangelizing (i.e., being the salt or light) of the world Jesus intended churches to be, homosexuality as well as Marriage Equality wouldn’t likely be the issue it is today. Nuff said.

  13. Vicki Jackson October 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm -

    Good Afternoon, Dr. Ashley,
    I was listening to your show on today ( Thur Oct 25, 2012) this is how I spend my lunch hour, to see what is going on in the world! Right at the end of the show a lady called concerned about her daughter being able to vote. She is a college student that is registered in one city and now attends school in another. You advised the mother that her daughter may not be able to vote in this election, but I don’t know if this is true. I wish you would have just directed them to contact the Dallas Voters Reg office Ms. Toni Pippins Poole at 214-819-6389 or 214-819-6300 and see if she is still able to cast a vote SOMEWHERE or Absentee. It breaks my heart to tell a young or any voter, it is to “bad you are not able to vote this time” that can really scare or discourage a (young) person. I know the mother was on her to get this taken care of, but we have all been there before. We must continue to encourage any and everyone we come in contact with to always VOTE…it is tooo much at stake. I wish on your show Friday you will send out a message to this mother/daughter to not give up just yet and call and ask if she can vote somewhere since she is registered. As a mom of three daughters, I would have them in the car driving to where ever they were allowed to Vote! Sincerely, Your Faithful 1-2pm listener! Vicki Jackson

  14. mary Rogers October 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm -

    listen to your radio station in pensacola fl. I heard you had a guest on your station talking about class action suit for mortgage due to foreclosure can you please e-mail that information thank you very much.

    Mary Rogers

  15. Robert November 20, 2012 at 1:21 am -

    Robert,

    Your professionalism is above reproach.

    Thanks for your commitment to excellence.

  16. Bro Curtis December 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm -

    Hello Bro Dr. Ashley
    In response to your show today about gay marriage and the President response to it, You made a comment about before long there would be a gay black sitcom; Well there is one already on cable TV call “Noels Arc”, its a gay comedy sitcom about these gay black men, and its sickening
    They are doing everything from French kissing each other to bumping booths on the coach. Sometimes it runs all day on Saturdays. It’s sad what this world has come too! And it will get worse because the world is sad. To allow theist messes to come into our homes. I have watch only about 1 minuet of it total but I know it’s on. !

    Be Blessed !

  17. Mechelle January 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm -

    I just want to say that I am a Christian homosexual, and I love The Lord whole heartily, and I love what Rev stolvolt said. Stop judging us, because we don’t like what you like or live like you live. God is Love and if you judge me you will be judge in the same entity. Why are we your focus, are you battling with homosexuality yourself. I don’t think the pastor should be punished because of his beliefs and speaking his opinion he was done wrong. We stand for what we believe, and we will not go away so I wish you and your listener will stop sending us to he’ll before they get there. God bless you and all you do

  18. Mechelle January 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm -

    Bro. Curtis with all due respect stop watching it if you don’t like it, we don’t like movies with heterosexual doing and some of us homosexual don’t like that stiff either. To each there own. Sounds like you know a lot about Noah’s arch. I guess you watched it so you can stay spiritually connected to us homosexuals. Like Christians that listen to worldly music to stay in tune with what young people are doing yeah I believe that. God bless your judge and jury. Please.

  19. Mark S Malone Sr January 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm -

    Thank you Mr Ashley for reporting on the story about the two victims that were shot by Anthony Huynh. One of the victims was a co-worker of my wife so this hit close to home for me. Be blessed keep up the great work that you do.

  20. Jackie LaFrance January 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm -

    I need the attorney number of the Jacksoons, Ashley Furniture delivered an order for me back in August and I wrote on the order sheet that I was missing 2 end tables, the sales (2) persons I had the first one is not there but the 2nd one now is a manager said he remembered everything like yesterday, said we will honor it. But now 5 months later they will only refund my money. 504-228-8238, trying to get on my feet after Katrina

  21. khvnam January 24, 2013 at 9:34 am -

    The Office of Attorney Ray Jackson, 214-651-6250

  22. Proud Dad for Life January 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm -

    Mr. Ashley today an audio of a speaker at the Dallas March for Life Rally was played. I heard about the broadcast, but missed it. There is a link on youtube that has the video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty2tqCk2muo
    Thank you for sharing!

  23. Ludie Williams February 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm -

    Last week you playd a message by Bishop Jakes
    and Sister Jakes. Will you plesae give me the title to both messages? I really need them. Thanks. Wk. 02/15h or 14th

    lLudie

  24. Bob Brewer March 10, 2013 at 4:37 am -

    Dr. Ashley Thank you so much for making yesterday’s God and Constitution program @ Fairpark Dallas so inspirationally informative. May God’s light continue to illuminate your way for all to see. Please also thank Pastor Lawson for me. Bob Brewer Tyler Tx

  25. joseph green-bishop March 13, 2013 at 10:37 am -

    I think that one of the most significant community news programs in the country is the one hosted by Robert Ashley each day.

    It is informative, substantive and includes relevant information. I would suggest that anyone that is interested in contemporary issues listen to the show each day. Robert is a tremendous host!

  26. DeMarcus Tripp March 22, 2013 at 10:45 pm -

    More and more blacks are waking up to the utter devastation of Democrats’ policies in the black community. Blacks know that there should be no such thing as a “black community,” as blacks can live anywhere, hold any job, and there are enough examples for blacks to see that there are no restrictions to upward mobility by blacks.

    Yet under Democrat control (and brainwashing) blacks have suffered disproportionately, and in a time where many expected better. A black president was supposed to mean more prosperity for blacks, yet it is blacks who suffer the most. It is not the black “elite” who suffers however. The Black Elite are feasting, as those who put them in office and have kept them in office continue to suffer from massive home foreclosures. The job market for blacks in all age groups has worsened under Obama, i.e. Democrat rule. Black neighborhoods remain the most dangerous, as are the schools in black neighborhoods.

    Obama is turning America into Detroit.

  27. EJ April 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm -

    I realize your gay marriage show occurred last year, but since the question is still on the table, I offer this belated opinion. I’m not informed enough to say whether or not God will recognizes gay marriages, however, I am convinced he will NOT recognize marriages conducted by atheists, devil worshipers, etc.

    Arkansas is the only state that requires marriages to be conducted by clergy. All other states allow various elected officials to conduct marriages. Since no government officials are elected based on their religious beliefs, there may be numerous atheists around the nation conducting hetero-marriages. Granted, God can use anyone to do anything, but nowhere in the Bible does it say God ever pretended to be a devil worshiper to accomplish his goals. Yes, he used heathens to do various things, but in all cases, he lets himself be known.

    My point is Judges, County Clerks, etc. who may be atheist are NOT doing God’s work when they conduct marriages. They are simply atheists lawfully authorized to conduct government-sanctioned marriages, period. I believe our nation should allow our clergy determine who should be married in God’s eyes based on Biblical teachings only. Likewise, our government should determine who is married in the IRS’s eyes, based on the constitution and only the constitution. Anyone who wants both should apply for both and stop expecting one wedding to automatically qualify for recognition by the church and government.

  28. JANET DAVIS April 17, 2013 at 11:19 am -

    I was driving to work. You gave a quote on healing and letting go. Your quote was about a wound that had scabbed over. Meaning let it go. I would like to use your quote at in a meeting at work. I have the quote of the day. That was so true. So could you please take time and email me the words. Have a blessed day.

    Thank You
    Janet Davis

  29. Joyce Dykes April 22, 2013 at 12:54 pm -

    I listen to your talk show every day. I love it. I just love the way you give us advice like a father of fatherless children to help us lead the way. You are like a father to me. You tell us whether we are right or wrong, and I like that. You even tell us the right way path to travel. I am from Waco, Tx. I moved because Waco is a prejudice city. They do nothing to help the blacks. I love your show because it does not matter to you whether a person is black or white. Keep up the good works. If you don’t have what you want, you will with the works you do. Love Joyce

  30. Paula May 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm -

    Good Afternoon Dr. Ashley:

    Have some questions, please call me at (703) 201-7711.

    Thanks and God Bless!

  31. Beautifulprov31 January 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm -

    So excited about G Craig being on your show!!!!!

  32. Lorraine March 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm -

    Mr. Ashley please provide the contact information for Hopkins Real Estate Investment Firm(mother and son). They were on the talk show Wednesday March 12, 2014. Thank you for your time.

    Respectfully,
    Lorraine
    817.823.3934

  33. Vicky May 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm -

    Today’s Subject.

    All pastors should have someone with them when counseling to eliminate any type of mixed relations or same sex relations. Everything is present in the church.

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