GPS: God.People.Stories

  • ‘They’ve Been Through Hell’: Ministering to Refugees in a Small Town in Georgia

    Posted Date: December 12, 2018

    Heartbroken over the plight of Syrians fleeing their country because of civil war, Kelly Beasley Smith asked God what she could do to help. He led her to Clarkston, Georgia. Listen as Kelly talks about her ministry in this town, which is home to refugees from around the world, on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Featuring the music of Sara Groves.
  • Wedding Cake Baker Shares Story of His Supreme Court Case

    Posted Date: November 28, 2018

    When Jack Phillips told a same-sex couple he couldn’t create a cake for their wedding, it wasn’t the first time he’d refused to bake a cake because of his Christian convictions. But it was the first time his refusal led to a legal battle. Jack says when he refuses to create a cake, his decision is based on, “the message that the cake promotes and not the person who’s asking for it.” Listen to Jack share the story of the six-year legal battle that drew national attention on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories.
  • Philadelphia Eagles Team Chaplain Follows God’s Game Plan

    Posted Date: November 21, 2018

    Ted Winsley felt God calling him to be a pastor. But he resisted and ran away from God. From wild experiences in college to successfully climbing the corporate ladder, Ted thought he was living his best life. But he still felt empty and unsatisfied. Today, Ted is fully committed to following Jesus. He’s a pastor and a team chaplain for the Philadelphia Eagles. He shares how he got to where he is now, on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. With music from Newsboys.
  • A Wounded Veteran’s Anger Toward God

    Posted Date: November 14, 2018

    “It was nothing but fear, anxiety and stress and I didn’t know what to do.” Scotty Smiley lost his eyesight in Iraq after a suicide car bomb blew shrapnel into his eyes. His world went dark, physically and spiritually, and Scotty was furious at God for letting it happen. Today, though, Scotty has an “unseen hope” that stems from his relationship with Jesus Christ. Scotty and his wife, Tiffany, share their story on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Music by The Afters.
  • Behind the Scenes with Billy Graham

    Posted Date: November 7, 2018

    Maury Scobee was a close friend and personal assistant to Billy Graham for more than 40 years. Listen as he shares unique, behind-the-scenes stories about Mr. Graham, on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. “Anything disturbing in the country that we watched on the news, he prayed for people.”
  • ‘I Was Ready to Kill Myself and My Daughter’

    Posted Date: October 31, 2018

    Cat Sharpe’s life and marriage were in shambles. Depression made Cat consider ending her and her two-year-old daughter’s lives. But Cat found hope, and a reason to live, when she was reminded that Jesus loves her. Hear Cat’s story on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories.
  • Finding Christ After Near-Fatal Car Crash

    Posted Date: October 24, 2018

    “This is changing everything for me. My life is never gonna be the same.” Jeff Huxford almost died when his head went through a window and hit a concrete pole during a car accident. His traumatic brain injury changed him in ways he never expected. Jeff describes the aftermath of the accident, adjusting to his new normal, and how he renewed his relationship with Jesus on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Featuring music from Phil Wickham.
  • ‘Not Only Was I Polluted… I Polluted Others’—NYC Nightclub Promoter Radically Changed by God

    Posted Date: October 17, 2018

    Scott Harrison was living an all-out hedonistic lifestyle until God opened his eyes to the emptiness of his pursuits. Now, instead of promoting New York City nightclubs, Scott works to provide clean drinking water for the world’s poorest people. “My life is unrecognizable from the guy doing cocaine at four in the morning in a nightclub.” Listen to Scott tell the story of how God changed his heart on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Featuring the music of Newsboys.
  • Orphan Learns About the Love of Jesus: ‘I Thought It Was a Fairytale’

    Posted Date: October 10, 2018

    “There was no love … there was no hope.” As an orphan in the former Soviet Union, Elena Hagemeier felt unwanted, unloved and ashamed. Little did she know how much God loved her. On this episode of GPS, Elena shares about her adoption into an American family and into God’s family. Featuring music by Sara Groves.
  • Abandoned by Drug-Addicted Parents, Nathan Discovers Love of Heavenly Father

    Posted Date: October 3, 2018

    Singer-songwriter Nathan Sheridan talks about God healing the pain of his past. That pain includes being abandoned by his parents and the death of his sister. “It’s time for healing, it’s time to let the past go.”
  • Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander Told ‘You Don’t Stand a Chance’

    Posted Date: September 26, 2018

    Her agent didn’t think she was right for the Inside Edition reporting job, and some of her friends wondered if it would lead her down a path away from her Christian faith. Listen as Megan tells how God has opened doors for her and how her faith flourishes in her TV career. “I literally text my pastor, I text my spiritual advisors in my life and I say, ‘Help me. I’m wrestling with this.’”
  • Cynicism, Burnout, Suicidal Thoughts: A Pastor’s Recovery

    Posted Date: September 19, 2018

    “The only way through the pain is to end it.” Carey Nieuwhof was thinking about suicide in the summer of 2006, after he experienced a complete burnout from a decade of being a pastor. Hear how Carey recovered from that dark place and how he’s working today to help other Christians fight back against cynicism and depression.
  • Louis Zamperini’s Path to Redemption

    Posted Date: September 12, 2018

    From Olympian to POW, to follower of Jesus Christ. Louis Zamperini tried drinking away his war-induced nightmares until he heard Billy Graham preach about Jesus. Listen to his remarkable story of redemption on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Featuring music from Sanctus Real. This episode also includes an interview with Will Graham. He talks about playing his grandfather Billy Graham in Unbroken: Path to Redemption, a movie about Louis Zamperini’s life.
  • Discovering God’s Purpose: Ben’s Journey from College Football Walk-On to the NFL Sidelines

    Posted Date: September 5, 2018

    Ben Malcolmson was a student journalist at the University of Southern California when he unexpectedly made the football team as a walk-on. He got close with head coach Pete Carroll and today Ben works for the Seattle Seahawks as Coach Carroll’s assistant. But the most incredible part of Ben’s journey took place off the field, when he shared his faith in Jesus Christ with a teammate. Hear the whole story on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories.
  • Mom ‘Learned the Character of God’ Through Son’s Birth Defect

    Posted Date: August 29, 2018

    “I don’t have to know why it happened to us, I just want to be thankful that I get to be Christian’s mom.” – Christian Buchanan’s mom, Lacey.
  • A Second Chance after a Horrific Boating Accident

    Posted Date: August 22, 2018

    When Mike Foster was 19, he almost killed a man when he accidentally ran over him in a boat. The shame and guilt were overwhelming. In the years since the accident, though, Mike has realized that Jesus still loves him. And today, Mike runs a ministry to let other hurting people know that God is a God of second chances. Hear Mike’s story on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Featuring music from Citizen Way and MercyMe.
  • Kay Arthur: ‘I Shook My Fist in the Face of God’

    Posted Date: August 15, 2018

    Rebellion, abuse and heartbreak are all part of Bible teacher Kay Arthur’s story, but so are hope, love and redemption. “The love of God allows us to go through trials and difficulties and hard situations because God’s going to use it. God has a bigger plan.”
  • Vietnam Vet: ‘Why Were We Ever Born?’

    Posted Date: August 14, 2018

    When his father committed suicide, Ray had to face some tough questions. He found the answer while listening to a Billy Graham crusade on television. Hear about Ray’s purpose in life in this 60-second story.
  • Family Counts It All Joy Planting Churches in South Asia

    Posted Date: August 8, 2018

    Husband and wife Raja and Ramya faced many trials as they and their children worked to plant churches in their homeland of South Asia. Listen as they share some of the many ways they have learned to trust Jesus in this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. “We will try whatever possible to way to reach out to that one family in that town.”
  • ‘I Was Literally Face to Face With a Shark’

    Posted Date: July 25, 2018

    In June 2017, Tiffany and her husband JJ went snorkeling in the Bahamas on the last day of a vacation. What happened to Tiffany in the water that day would change their lives forever. “I was fighting for my life … it was intense.”
  • Sportscaster James Brown: ‘I Broke Down and Cried Like a Baby’

    Posted Date: July 18, 2018

    James “JB” Brown was a college basketball star who dreamed of playing professionally. He was heartbroken when that didn’t happen. Listen to hear how God led him to a career that allows him to shine the light of Christ to a national audience. “I don’t go on the air without having prayed first.” Featuring the music of Newsboys.
  • 'I'm About to Go to Hell': The Moment Everything Changed for Pulse Nightclub Survivor

    Posted Date: July 11, 2018

    Pulse was a popular spot for Orlando’s gay community. Luis Javier Ruiz was there celebrating his birthday in June 2016 when a gunman opened fire, killing dozens of people. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States. Listen to how God used that night to radically change Luis’ life. “There is a God that changes and can transform. He’s still in the transforming business and we can come out of homosexuality.” Featuring the music of MercyMe and Micah Tyler.
  • 'I'm About to Go to Hell'-Pulse Nightclub Survivor

    Posted Date: July 11, 2018

    Pulse was a popular spot for Orlando’s gay community. Luis Javier Ruiz was there celebrating his birthday when a gunman opened fire, killing dozens of people. Listen to how God used the events of that night to radically change Luis’ life. “There is a God that changes and can transform. He’s still in the transforming business and we can come out of homosexuality.” Featuring the music of MercyMe and Micah Tyler.
  • Seconds from Death, Vietnam Vet Hears Life-Saving Words

    Posted Date: July 3, 2018

    Vietnam vet Ray Hyden jumped out of a boat and into a plane, with “gunshot going on all around me,” to get back home. But when he got there life seemed meaningless, until he discovered God’s purpose for his life. “Come to Jesus, and He’ll change your life the way He changed mine.” Featuring the music of Austin French, The Afters, Newsboys, MercyMe, Citizen Way and Hawk Nelson.
  • Margaret Thatcher’s Press Secretary Forgives Bomber Who Almost Killed Him

    Posted Date: June 29, 2018

    “He couldn’t understand why I would suddenly say, ‘I forgive you.’”
  • Missionary Held Hostage by Islamic Militants for More than a Year

    Posted Date: June 20, 2018

    Gracia Burnham and her husband, Martin, were forced to live with their captors in the jungles of the Philippines. Food was often scarce, water was often dirty and their captors could be brutal. And their journey didn’t end the way they prayed it would. “I remember thinking, ‘This isn’t how it’s supposed to be. This isn’t what we were asking for.’”
  • Overwhelmed Single Dad Is Transformed by Grace

    Posted Date: June 13, 2018

    Grammy award-winning music executive Robert Beeson found the “seduction of the industry” more powerful than his passion for his family. But then, his wife left him and their three daughters. Listen to how God helped Robert be a single dad and start a ministry to other single parents. “I really found comfort in God … and how much of a Father He was and how in control of things He was.”
  • An Olympic Gold Medalist’s Downfall and Second Chance

    Posted Date: June 6, 2018

    Sprinter Tim Montgomery was willing to do just about anything to be the world’s fastest man. But then he realized how destructive his life had become. Hear about his redemption on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. “I was a cheater, I was a liar … and I wanted forgiveness from it all.”
  • MyPillow Founder Mike Lindell’s Unusual Journey from Drug Addict to Christ Follower

    Posted Date: May 30, 2018

    Before Mike Lindell was a follower of Jesus Christ and while he was using drugs, he was telling his drug-using friends about God. Today he has a much better idea of what he’s talking about. Listen to the story of how God has used Mike Lindell in the darkest and brightest times of his life to share the love of Jesus.
  • Heavy Metal Screamer Who ‘Cursed God’ Now Serves Him

    Posted Date: May 23, 2018

    Musician Austin Carlile ran away from God after his mom died unexpectedly. But even as he found success in the music industry, Austin couldn’t escape the pain of his past. Austin shares how and why he came back to his faith in Jesus on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. “Any talent that God had given me, I want to use for God and to build His kingdom and to bring people to heaven.”
  • Christine Caine Shares Her ‘Unexpected’ Journey of Faith

    Posted Date: May 16, 2018

    After being sexually abused as a child, Christine Caine became a follower of Christ in her early 20s. Today, she’s an evangelist with a platform that takes her across the globe sharing the love of Jesus. Hear how God has been there for Christine during the most difficult and unexpected moments of her life. “When I think of the pain of the abuse of my past, I can see the redemption in the story of my present … and what the enemy meant for evil, God has worked it together for good.”
  • Cissie Graham Lynch: ‘My Mother … Has Been Incredible in My Life’

    Posted Date: May 9, 2018

    Franklin and Jane Graham’s daughter Cissie Graham Lynch talks about the influence of her mom, grandmother and other special women in her life. “A lot of moms feel uncomfortable talking to their kids about real issues. Not my mom.”
  • Two in a Million: Her Husband and Daughter Have Same Deadly Disease

    Posted Date: May 2, 2018

    Cameron James discovered the power of prayer, praise and Scriptures as she helped her daughter and husband fight an “ultra-rare” disease. “In my fear and in my disappointment and my panic, I have allowed Him to tend to me. He is the God of all comfort.”
  • ‘He Came With a Gun … He Left With a Bible’

    Posted Date: April 25, 2018

    They faced threats and persecution, but that didn’t stop Dania Yadago and her family from sharing the love of Jesus in their Middle Eastern country. “There was so much growth … the Lord used our family in a village that did not know Christ.”
  • He once ‘hated all Arabs,’ now he rescues them

    Posted Date: April 18, 2018

    “We load up armored vehicles, AKs, grenades, diapers and powdered milk and head right into the zone and risk everything in order to recover a child.” God’s love changed Victor Marx from the inside out after a traumatic childhood left him angry and broken. Now, Victor works to save other people from traumatic situations.
  • Blind faith: Why Jennifer Rothschild calls her loss of sight a gift from God

    Posted Date: April 11, 2018

    “The very thing, blindness, that should have taken me down, that’s the one thing that God has really used to give me a platform of ministry.” In this episode of GPS, author and Bible teacher Jennifer Rothschild describes what it’s like to go from having eyesight to losing it. She also shares about her family, ministry work, and relationship with Jesus.
  • From atheist to defender of the faith - Lee Strobel’s story

    Posted Date: April 4, 2018

    Newspaper reporter Lee Strobel launched an investigation to disprove Christianity. What he discovered was not what he was expected. Today, Lee is a best-selling author, whose books defend the Christian faith. His book The Case for Christ was made into a movie about his search for truth. This episode features the music of Micah Tyler.
  • After ‘I can only imagine’: Bart Millard’s family was ‘hanging on by a thread’ – part 2 of 2

    Posted Date: March 28, 2018

    MercyMe’s Bart Millard talks about the struggles he faced after the huge success of the band’s song “I Can Only Imagine.” He also shares how God prepared him for the making of a movie about his life. Listen as Bart explains, “When I realized that my identity was not the success and failures of MercyMe … I started understanding who I actually am in Christ.”
  • ‘I can only imagine’: MercyMe’s Bart Millard shares his remarkable story – Part 1 of 2

    Posted Date: March 21, 2018

    Listen to MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard tell how God transformed his father from a “monster” to a role model in the last few years of his life. The song Bart wrote about his father stepping into heaven has become the best-selling Christian single of all time and also inspired a box office hit movie.
  • Unexpected response from victim of racist threats

    Posted Date: March 14, 2018

    Brent Campbell’s love for Jesus inspired his response to five white men who called him the n-word and threatened to kill him. That response got the attention of his college and a national news network. Listen to Brent tell the story of how God has given him a campus ministry that shares the Gospel of Jesus and works to bring about racial reconciliation.
  • ‘Professional party animal’ finds peace with God

    Posted Date: March 7, 2018

    Ryan Ries had everything he thought would make him happy: money, drugs, and a rock star lifestyle. But Ryan was broken on the inside. On this episode of GPS, you’ll hear how a near-death experience set Ryan on a new path of true peace and happiness. He also talks about using the story of his past to share the love of Jesus with young people around the world.
  • Remembering Billy Graham

    Posted Date: February 21, 2018

    On February 21st, 2018, Billy Graham entered into the presence of the Lord. Listen to this special edition of GPS, which chronicles Billy Graham’s life as a faithful servant of Christ, from childhood to Crusades.
  • Billy and Ruth Graham: ‘What a remarkable love story’

    Posted Date: February 14, 2018

    From their first date to Billy Graham’s hope of being reunited with Ruth in heaven, listen to the story of their beautiful life together, as told by close friend David Bruce.
  • Philadelphia Eagles team chaplain: “Winning the Super Bowl to declare Christ”

    Posted Date: February 7, 2018

    Pastor Ted Winsley wasn’t surprised when several Eagles players gave glory to Jesus Christ before and after their Super Bowl victory. Why? Because, as a team chaplain, Ted has seen a life-changing revival happen before his eyes within the Eagles organization. “What we’re seeing on the team is a cultural shift of love … the entire team is being impacted by a Kingdom culture.”
  • An Unexpected Adoption

    Posted Date: January 31, 2018

    Tara went to Ukraine on a mission trip. She never expected to adopt a girl who’d lived on the streets of Kiev.
  • A police officer’s struggle to deal with death and grief

    Posted Date: January 24, 2018

    Virginia State Trooper Michael McSellers has seen a lot of horrible things during his law enforcement career. At his lowest point, Michael cried out to Jesus to rescue him from the pain that he couldn’t escape.
  • Conceived by Rape, Saved by Love

    Posted Date: January 17, 2018

    “My grandma had enough faith to make that decision that abortion was not going to be an option for her and her 15-year-old daughter.” Listen as Christian artist Jason Lovins shares his story of coming into this world, despite being a product of rape, and how a mother’s decision not to have an abortion can lead to much more than one could ever imagine.God has a plan for you and your child’s life.
  • An Affair, a Pregnancy and – Forgiveness

    Posted Date: January 10, 2018

    Audrey Meisner felt like she had “blown up” her whole family after she had an affair and became pregnant. Her husband Bob, a pastor, knew he had to forgive her. Together, they hoped God would rescue their family.
  • Giving a Voice to Persecuted Christians

    Posted Date: January 3, 2018

    Kristin Wright works as an advocate for persecuted Christians, traveling to places like Iraq and Nigeria to hear and share their stories. “It’s just so important for Christians around the world to be remembering those who face persecution, to be praying for them, to be advocating for them and speaking up for them.”
  • Rend Collective’s Chris Llewellyn: 'God … Kind of Got Tossed to the Side'

    Posted Date: December 27, 2017

    Chris Lewellyn was on his way to being a professional rugby player, but an injury helped Chris discover his true identity in Christ. Today Chris sings lead vocals for the Christian band Rend Collective.
  • How a ‘Drugged-Out Jewish Hippie’ Came to Know Jesus

    Posted Date: December 20, 2017

    Mitch Glaser couldn’t understand why two of his Jewish friends became followers of Jesus, until he realized something he’d never known before. “Jesus was Jewish … and He claimed to be the Jewish Messiah.” That revelation changed Mitch’s life forever.
  • Dave Ramsey: From Financial Ruin to Financial Counselor

    Posted Date: December 13, 2017

    He was a millionaire by 25 but he was bankrupt before he turned 30. Today Dave Ramsey uses the lessons God’s taught him to help others successfully manage their finances.
  • A Dream Convinced Eric Metaxas to Follow Jesus

    Posted Date: December 6, 2017

    Eric Metaxas thought it was impossible to truly know God, until God spoke to him in a dream. “It just changed everything … it’s a strange, amazing, true story.”
  • Singer Michael Tait on His Humble Beginnings, DC Talk, and Newsboys

    Posted Date: November 29, 2017

    Michael Tait recalls how God has used his musical talent to share the message of Christ. “To join the two biggest bands of our industry and be successful in them? Total God thing … thank you, Jesus!”
  • After Poverty and Persecution in Ukraine, Immigrants Thankful for Life in USA

    Posted Date: November 22, 2017

    Brother and sister Vladimir and Nadia were children when their family moved from Ukraine to the United States. “It’s just like a Promise Land for us.”
  • Comedian Chonda Pierce’s Deep Heartache and Joyful Laughter

    Posted Date: November 15, 2017

    “When the Christian bookstore world … says, ‘We’d like you to do a Bible Study about your life based on the book of Job,’ what’s that tell you about life?”
  • ‘God, If You Save My Boys, I’ll Tell It Everywhere I Go’

    Posted Date: November 8, 2017

    Roger Gouge and his family know it’s a miracle they were safely rescued after spending 20 hours adrift in the ocean. Since the rescue, Roger has taken every opportunity possible to share his story and give the glory to Jesus Christ.
  • ‘Granddaddy, Are We Gonna Die?’

    Posted Date: November 1, 2017

    Roger Gouge and his family relied on their faith in God to survive more than 20 hours adrift in the Atlantic.
  • Jesus Takes Former Bartender from ‘Misery’ to ‘Awesomely Wonderful’ in an Instant

    Posted Date: October 25, 2017

    Tom went to church with a “massive hangover”. What happened during that service changed his life forever.
  • Singer Christy Nockels Finds the Glorious in the Mundane

    Posted Date: October 18, 2017

    Singer-songwriter Christy Nockels was hesitant when she felt God calling her away from a life of touring in the Christian band Watermark. But when Christy followed that call, she discovered something: “There can be just as much contentment and joy right here taking care of your home… and at that time, honestly, that was more joy than I had experienced in years of being on the road.” Hear how Christy Nockels finds the glorious in the mundane on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories.
  • Murderer: God’s Grace Goes to the ‘Guttermost’

    Posted Date: October 11, 2017

    Tim Terry killed his wife, abused drugs, and was extremely angry at God. While in prison, though, Tim discovered that no one is beyond the forgiveness offered by Jesus Christ. Now out of prison, Tim has dedicated his life to help inmates come to faith in God and learn how to live a new life when they re-enter society. Listen to Tim tell his amazing story of redemption and grace.
  • She Was a “Mess” Before Jesus, Now She Ministers to Women in Strip Clubs and Prison

    Posted Date: October 4, 2017

    Jeanie Turner had been married five times when Jesus transformed her life, just like he did for a woman in the Bible. And like that woman, Jeanie’s been telling everyone she can about Jesus.
  • NFL Player Benjamin Watson on Faith, Family, Football and Facebook

    Posted Date: September 27, 2017

    Benjamin Watson is not afraid to talk about his faith in Jesus Christ and its impact on all parts of his life.
  • Rejected by Family for Her Faith in Christ

    Posted Date: September 20, 2017

    “Faith in God’s sovereignty and the love of Christ is how I’m able to find joy.” God used a pair of plastic dress-up shoes to help Alina Aisina understand how much He loves her.
  • Son’s Birth Defect Takes Woman on Journey from Anger to Joy

    Posted Date: September 13, 2017

    “I don’t have to know why it happened to us, I just want to be thankful that I get to be Christian’s mom.” Lacey Buchanan.
  • Firefighter Sees Power of God’s Love After Devastating Hurricane

    Posted Date: September 6, 2017

    As a firefighter living in the Gulf Coast, Craig Peyton saw the damage of Hurricane Katrina firsthand. His faith in Christ was shaken—but not destroyed. “Even though a lot of bad happened, God was still there in the midst of it.” Craig shares his story on this episode of our weekly podcast.
  • “Giving up Everything … to Gain Everything in Christ”

    Posted Date: August 30, 2017

    In his world travels as a media producer, John Northrup’s life has been changed by Christians who’ve “given up everything in this life to gain everything in Christ.”
  • Her Husband Was Martyred For Being a Missionary

    Posted Date: August 21, 2017

    Susanne Geske and her husband Tilmann worked as Christian missionaries in Turkey. Even after Tilmann was martyred, Susanne has continued to share the truth and love of Jesus Christ.
  • Crack Houses and Crosses

    Posted Date: August 16, 2017

    Grayson Russell knew what it was to be homeless and addicted. God used Grayson’s heart and art to help those who were still living the way he had.
  • “I Was Left for Dead When I Was Five Years Old”

    Posted Date: August 9, 2017

    Abuse, violence, numerous stepfathers - that was Victor Marx’s childhood. Today he ministers to other sufferers of PTSD, from military vets to children fleeing ISIS.
  • Super Bowl Champion: “I Was Broken…I Just Knew I Needed Something More”

    Posted Date: August 2, 2017

    Years before David Tyree made the famous helmet catch that helped the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLII, he was arrested when his wild lifestyle caught up to him. Sitting in a jail cell, David came to a realization that would change his life.
  • Sharing – and Experiencing – Christ in the Midst of Tragedy

    Posted Date: July 26, 2017

    Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplain Ginger Sanders has ministered to a lot of people in crisis. Then she was the one in crisis.
  • Color Blind Faith: One Man’s Story of Growing Up in the Deep South

    Posted Date: July 19, 2017

    “It had nothing to do with what color you were, it had to do with what God expects from us.” - Greg Cornelius
  • Mom Finds Joy Despite Daughter’s Suffering

    Posted Date: July 12, 2017

    Kate Merrick’s daughter Daisy Love was just eight years old when she died from cancer. Kate says, “When Jesus said, ‘I’m going to wipe every tear from your eye,’ I believe that.”
  • Musician Aaron Shust on God’s Miracles in His Life

    Posted Date: July 5, 2017

    “Every once in a while God flexes his muscles to remind us of His strength."
  • Will Graham, Billy Graham’s Grandson, Talks About His Family and Call to Ministry

    Posted Date: June 28, 2017

    “I really tried to work for the Lord, instead of serving the Lord.”
  • Working to Stop the Persecution of Christians

    Posted Date: June 21, 2017

    Inspired by his relationship with Jesus and the parable of the Good Samaritan, Knox Thames lives out his faith in Christ by standing up for persecuted Christians abroad.
  • “I Was Ashamed Because I Was an Orphan”

    Posted Date: June 14, 2017

    Elena discovered that God wanted her, even in her brokenness.
  • A Chef and Pastor Who Feeds the Bodies and Souls of the Homeless

    Posted Date: June 7, 2017

    Jim Noble says his food will help someone for a few hours, but the “Word of God can change your life forever.”
  • Rock and Roller Tommy James’ Journey of Faith

    Posted Date: May 31, 2017

    Tommy James on Jesus: “You can’t be badder than He is good.”
  • Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ with Native American Youth

    Posted Date: May 24, 2017

    “It’s not about me, it’s not about our ministry, it’s about these Native young people who have found hope and are carrying that message boldly,” says Brad Hutchcraft, director of the On Eagles Wings ministry.
  • Losing Both of Their Children Doesn’t Keep Couple from Praising God

    Posted Date: May 17, 2017

    Gentry and Hadley Eddings say, “God has to have a greater purpose for letting us walk through this.”
  • Christian Persecution in Sudan: One Man’s Story

    Posted Date: May 10, 2017

    “In this country, it’s very difficult to be a Christian.”
  • Homeless by Choice

    Posted Date: May 3, 2017

    How Mike Yankoski learned more about Jesus by living on the streets.
  • Milwaukee Officer Polices With Compassion

    Posted Date: April 26, 2017

    Sergeant Delmar Williams served on the front line of last summer’s riots.
  • “Preach the Gospel, No Matter What Happens!”

    Posted Date: April 19, 2017

    Death threats have not kept Christian leader Sami Dagher from sharing the love of Jesus in his homeland of the Middle East.
  • Steven Curtis Chapman on Sorrow, Grief, and God’s Faithfulness

    Posted Date: April 12, 2017

    Steven talks about the pain his family experienced when they lost a child. He also shares how God proved faithful in the aftermath of their loss.
  • FOX News’s Lauren Green Sees Strong Evidence for God's Existence

    Posted Date: March 29, 2017

    “God was hiding in plain sight. He wasn’t out there somewhere that I had to find.”
  • Facing Darkness: Dr. Kent Brantly on Surviving Ebola

    Posted Date: March 22, 2017

    ‘God, I know you can save me, but even if you don’t I want to be faithful.’
  • Ron Hutchcraft Wants His Grief to Glorify God

    Posted Date: March 15, 2017

    “Lord, I want you to use this grief to make me more useful to You than I’ve ever been before.”
  • Former College Professor Leaves Behind Her Lesbian Lifestyle to Follow Jesus

    Posted Date: March 8, 2017

    “Is this who I am or is this how original sin has distorted me?” Rosaria Butterfield found out that God’s love was enough to change her heart.
  • Christian Singer’s Journey from Pride to Humility

    Posted Date: March 1, 2017

    “I was building the cause of Michael O’Brien and not… the cause of Christ.” – former NewSong lead singer Michael O’Brien
  • Rwandan Genocide Survivor Forgives Family’s Killers

    Posted Date: February 22, 2017

    Alex Nsengimana wondered how someone they loved could betray them.
  • Super Bowl Champion Says Ultimate Success Is Found in Christ

    Posted Date: February 15, 2017

    Tyrone Poole believes the most important thing in his life is his relationship with Jesus, not his two Super Bowl rings.
  • Billy and Ruth Graham: Their Love Story

    Posted Date: February 8, 2017

    From their first date to Billy Graham’s hope of being reunited with Ruth in heaven, listen to the story of their beautiful life together, as told by close friend David Bruce.
  • God Gives Hope to Suspense Novelist’s Life Story

    Posted Date: February 1, 2017

    Best-selling author Andrew Klavan’s journey from secular Jew to born-again Christian.
  • God at Work in Aftermath of Devastating Fires

    Posted Date: January 25, 2017

    Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplain David Barlow shares the love of Jesus Christ with people affected by recent wildfires like the one in Gatlinburg.
  • From Hollywood to Capitol Hill – Singer Ministers to Lawmakers

    Posted Date: January 18, 2017

    Singer Steve Amerson leads worship and ministers to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. “There’s a spiritual battle that’s going on.”
  • Tony Evans on the Bible and Race Relations

    Posted Date: January 11, 2017

    Dr. Evans says, “Our relationship to Christ should trump our cultural distinctives.”
  • Coach Bobby Bowden: You Can’t Sacrifice Character to Win

    Posted Date: December 28, 2016

    One of the winningest coaches in college football history talks about the importance of Christian character.
  • Army Chaplain: Tragedy, Missiles and Christmas

    Posted Date: December 21, 2016

    “I wanted the troops to look into my eyes and not see fear. I wanted them to see peace and comfort.” – Retired Gen. Douglas Carver
  • Former Bartender ‘Awestruck by the Power of God’

    Posted Date: December 7, 2016

    Tom went to church with a “massive hangover”. What happened during that service changed his life forever.
  • Chef Discovers Recipe for True Hope

    Posted Date: November 23, 2016

    Doug Walls is thankful that neither his rebellion, addiction, nor broken marriage kept God from working in his life.
  • The Afters’ Josh Havens: “Now’s the Time … to Make Our Lives Count”

    Posted Date: November 16, 2016

    The Afters’ frontman shares stories about his hippie parents, being a singing barista, and surviving a horrible car crash.Listen and share.
  • His Body was Maimed, His Soul was Made New

    Posted Date: November 9, 2016

    Whatever you’re facing, let wounded war veteran Clebe McClary’s story remind you that God is all you need.
  • Political ‘Hatchet Man’ Transformed by Christ

    Posted Date: October 26, 2016

    Watergate operative Chuck Colson discovered freedom, meaning, and hope.
  • It’s Never Too Late for Redemption

    Posted Date: October 19, 2016

    “We didn’t talk about it for 17 years.” Jeff Bradford and his wife found redemption 17 years after having an abortion.
  • From Hindu Priest to Follower of Christ

    Posted Date: October 12, 2016

    Rahil Patel was a Hindu priest with a worldwide following, but he was empty on the inside. Until he surrendered his life to Jesus.
  • Gold Medalist David Boudia Finds Identity in Christ, not Diving

    Posted Date: October 5, 2016

    David prays before each competition that he would “be able to go into this competition and just be a vehicle for God’s glory.” Listen as David talks about his faith walk and his Olympic journeys.
  • Lisa Harper: Comedian, Bible Teacher, and Single Adoptive Mom

    Posted Date: September 28, 2016

    Lisa was in her forties when she began sensing God calling her to adopt. She’s now Mom to a girl from Haiti who was so sick she almost didn’t live to see her third birthday. “The sweetest thing about God's will is... it's one step at a time.” Listen as Lisa shares laughs and insights about trusting God wherever He leads.
  • Rodeo Cowboy Knew He Might Die

    Posted Date: September 21, 2016

    Todd Pierce was a professional bareback rider. Today he shares the message of Jesus with other riders and rodeo fans. Todd’s had “lots of close calls with life and death situations,” but his biggest fear was a fear of failure. Listen to Todd and his wife, Leslie, share the story of God’s work in their lives.
  • Olympic Diver Gives the Glory to God

    Posted Date: September 14, 2016

    Steele Johnson says his personal faith in Jesus Christ was the main motivation behind his Olympic success. “I realized I’m not doing all this exercise for my own Olympic glory but I was doing it so that I could glorify God through it.” Listen to Steele’s inspiring story.
  • A New York City Firefighter Remembers 9/11

    Posted Date: September 7, 2016

    Mike Anson’s faith in Christ was forever changed by the terrorist attacks 15 years ago. “I just prayed, ‘Lord, help us… We need you bad.’” Listen to Mike’s story of hope.
  • Called Away from the American Dream

    Posted Date: August 24, 2016

  • Rend Collective’s Chris Llewellyn on Finding His True Identity

    Posted Date: August 17, 2016

    Chris Lewellyn was on his way to being a professional rugby player, and he “took a lot of stock in being intimidating.” But a change in plans helped Chris discover his true identity in Christ.Today Chris sings lead vocals for the Christian band Rend Collective. Listen to him tell the story of his journey.
  • Astronaut Charlie Duke on Moon Walk and Faith Walk

    Posted Date: July 27, 2016

    Charlie Duke is one of only twelve people to have ever walked on the moon. It was an incredible experience for him, but it’s nothing compared to walking with Jesus. “The moon was three days but walking with Jesus is forever.”Listen to Charlie Duke recount his time on the moon, and the way God has transformed his life since then.
  • ‘Humbled’ to share God’s love in Nice.

    Posted Date: July 20, 2016

    Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains Chuck and Sandy Bender minister to people in aftermath of terrorist attack.Listen to how God’s using husband and wife Chuck and Sandy Bender to bring hope in the midst of sorrow, anger, and confusion.
  • Magician Discovers Faith is Better than Magic

    Posted Date: July 13, 2016

    Magician Jim Munroe doubted the existence of God until he came face to face with his own mortality."God, if you are real, then I need You... to make this so real to me that I cannot ignore it."Listen to how God made Himself undeniably real to magician Jim Munroe.
  • Surgeon Who Treated Orlando Gunshot Victims is Follower of Christ

    Posted Date: June 29, 2016

    Dr. Michael Cheatham cared for victims and their families.“We had many families that were just absolutely distraught and so we really focused on the families. We prayed for the family.”Listen to Dr. Michael Cheatham share how his faith carried him through the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
  • An Orlando Church Ministers to its Grieving Community

    Posted Date: June 22, 2016

    Delaney Street Baptist is just two blocks from the Pulse Night Club.
  • Wounded War Hero Scotty Smiley was Angry with God

    Posted Date: June 15, 2016

    ‘I felt God was responsible and that I was gonna make God pay, somehow.’Scotty Smiley and his wife, Tiffany, walked through a dark spiritual place after Scotty lost his sight in a suicide bombing. God was with them every step of the way. Listen as they tell their story of love, anger, fear, and redemption.
  • TobyMac: "My heart was pounding... I needed God."

    Posted Date: June 8, 2016

    One of the biggest names in Christian music talks about how he came to faith in Christ, and the impact that decision had on his dad.
  • One Man Sharing God's Word in Communist Countries

    Posted Date: June 1, 2016

    John Northrup always knew he wanted to work in film and television. But as a young man, he was ready to give all that up to go into ministry. Northrup talks with Billy Graham Radio about how he was able to use his knowledge as a media producer to help ministries share the message of Christ. John has worked to share the love of Christ in communist Europe, communist China, and communist Cuba.
  • A Counselor Who Ministers to Missionaries.

    Posted Date: May 25, 2016

    Martin Mallory travels the world, offering emotional and spiritual help to missionaries serving in the field. Issues range from marital trouble to the trauma of fleeing ISIS.
  • Sheila Walsh: “I would be the perfect Christian woman if it killed me – and it almost did.”

    Posted Date: May 18, 2016

    Sheila Walsh had a nervous breakdown on live TV. She talks about that, the pain that led to it, and the ways God has brought about healing in her life.
  • For MLB Perfect-Game Pitcher Philip Humber, “Perfect” Isn’t Everything.

    Posted Date: May 11, 2016

    "Baseball kind of became... my god."
  • Cissie Graham Lynch: "My mom kept us very well grounded."

    Posted Date: May 4, 2016

    Franklin and Jane Graham's daughter honors her mom and other women who have influenced her life.
  • He was a pro skateboarder, but he couldn’t outrun God.

    Posted Date: April 27, 2016

    Joe Gruber’s story of God’s relentless pursuit.
  • “The moment when I heard… ‘She’s with Jesus now.’”

    Posted Date: April 20, 2016

    Christian singer Jeremy Camp experienced God’s faithfulness when he lost his first wife to cancer.
  • Ed Stetzer: Research As Ministry

    Posted Date: April 13, 2016

    Research is the tool and Gospel-impact is the goal.
  • Two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson on God and Golf

    Posted Date: April 6, 2016

    His struggles, his faith, his family -- and his name.
  • “In the middle of disaster, God is there.”

    Posted Date: March 30, 2016

    Ginger Sanders is a chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. She’s ministered to a lot of people in crisis. Then she was the one in crisis.
  • “People cry at this shoeshine every day.”

    Posted Date: March 23, 2016

    William Robinson shares the love of God with his shoeshine customers.
  • "I was a Christian... but I was a Racer"

    Posted Date: March 16, 2016

    NASCAR driver Blake Koch soon realized the platform he had to share God’s love.
  • A 17 Year Old Evangelist

    Posted Date: March 9, 2016

    Hundreds of teens attend the outreaches organized by high school senior Jordan Whitmer.
  • Michael Tait: “I felt myself drifting and hanging out with the Hollywood crowd.”

    Posted Date: March 2, 2016

    Michael shares the highs and lows of his journey from humble beginnings to Christian rock star. Plus some exciting news about DC Talk.
  • Ralph Bell: Taking a stand for Christianity during the Civil Rights Movement

    Posted Date: February 24, 2016

    Ralph Bell is an African American who worked for Billy Graham during the Civil Rights Movement. During this time, Ralph met with young African Americans to encourage them to stand up for what was right. Many felt conflicted about how they could be a part of the Civil Rights Movement and still maintain their Christian faith. Both Billy Graham and Ralph Bell took bold public stands against racism. They agreed that “Racism is a problem of sin, not skin.” Listen to his story of how Ralph stood up for Civil Rights on this episode of ‘GPS: God. People. Stories.’
  • Tommy James: Rock and Roll, and Redemption

    Posted Date: February 17, 2016

    Tommy James and the Shondells sold millions of rock and roll records but only the Rock of Ages could give Tommy real peace.
  • Billy and Ruth Graham’s Love Story

    Posted Date: February 10, 2016

    From their first date to Billy Graham’s hope of being reunited with Ruth in heaven, close friend David Bruce tells the story of their beautiful life together.
  • He was Born in a Soviet Labor Camp in Siberia

    Posted Date: February 3, 2016

    Today, Viktor Hamm helps Franklin Graham take the Gospel to people around the world.
  • "More than Arms and Legs, I Want You, Jesus": Nick Vujicic

    Posted Date: January 27, 2016

    Nick Vujacic was born with no arms or legs. That hasn’t kept him from doing this like skydiving, surfing, and playing soccer. And it hasn’t kept him from praising God and telling everyone he can about Jesus, either.
  • "Abortion Was Not Going to be an Option for her 15-Year Old Daughter"

    Posted Date: January 20, 2016

    Christian musician Jason Lovins was conceived in a sexual assault. But thanks to the love of his mom and grandma, he wasn’t aborted. He’s alive today – helping other people with his powerful story.
  • Walking with Christ on the Highwire

    Posted Date: January 13, 2016

    At dizzying heights and against buffeting winds, Nik Wallenda finds his peace in Jesus Christ.
  • Making Movies that Make A Difference.

    Posted Date: January 6, 2016

    “It’s one thing to go to the movies and see eye candy… we want to leave them with something more eternal.” – Alex Kendrick of Kendrick Brothers Production
  • "Catch Them With the Comedy and Keep Them With the Truth"

    Posted Date: December 30, 2015

    Comedian Michael Jr says God uses his gift of comedy to glorify Jesus and He'll use whatever gifts He's given you too.
  • God's Work in the Lives of People with Special Needs

    Posted Date: December 23, 2015

    "He uses the least of these in large ways. Their heart just emanates God."
  • Billy Graham's Sister: "I've Always Just Adored Him"

    Posted Date: December 16, 2015

    Jean Graham Ford shares stories about her 97-year-old brother, falling in love, losing a child, and continuing to learn about God and herself.
  • Coach Bobby Bowden: You Can't Sacrifice Your Character to Win

    Posted Date: December 9, 2015

    One of the winningest coaches in college football history talks about the importance of Christian character.
  • A Hospice Nurse's Inspiration

    Posted Date: December 2, 2015

    Linda Morton's best friend died of cancer. Her Christ-centered battle inspired Linda to become a hospice nurse.
  • Broken Body-Grateful Heart: Joni Eareckson Tada

    Posted Date: November 25, 2015

  • Grammy-Nominated FLAME is Passionate About Sharing His Faith

    Posted Date: November 18, 2015

    "I was hit three times by an 18-wheeler." FLAME thought he was about to die - and that he was on his way to "eternal separation from God's love and grace." But God had other plans.
  • Ebola Survivor Shares the Spiritual & Physical Battle

    Posted Date: November 12, 2015

    Dr. Kent Brantly’s survival of Ebola made him realize that he’s got to live his life “in a way that’s meaningful and helpful to other people.”
  • Shattered Dreams of World Cup Glory

    Posted Date: November 4, 2015

    Former U.S. Olympic recruit Nandi Pryce lived and breathed soccer - until a devastating injury changed everything.
  • "Now's the time to...make our lives count." The After's Josh Havens

    Posted Date: October 28, 2015

    Josh shares stories about surviving a horrible car crash, as well as his hippie upbringing and stint as a singing barista.
  • "I Saw People Killed in Front of My Eyes."

    Posted Date: October 21, 2015

    Racism, violence, poverty, abortion. As a black boy growing up under Apartheid in South Africa, Travor Sampson was exposed to all of this and more. But he still found hope.