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.
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.
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.
Benjamin Watson is not afraid to talk about his faith in Jesus Christ and its impact on all parts of his life.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Abuse, violence, numerous stepdads - that was Victor Marx’s childhood. Today he ministers to other sufferers of PTSD, from military vets to children fleeing ISIS.
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.
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplain Ginger Sanders has ministered to a lot of people in crisis. Then she was the one in crisis.
“It had nothing to do with what color you were, it had to do with what God expects from us.” - Greg Cornelius
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.”
“Every once in a while God flexes his muscles to remind us of His strength."
“I really tried to work for the Lord, instead of serving the Lord.”
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.
Elena discovered that God wanted her, even in her brokenness.
Jim Noble says his food will help someone for a few hours, but the “Word of God can change your life forever.”
Tommy James on Jesus: “You can’t be badder than He is good.”
“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.
Gentry and Hadley Eddings say, “God has to have a greater purpose for letting us walk through this.”
“In this country, it’s very difficult to be a Christian.”
How Mike Yankoski learned more about Jesus by living on the streets.
Sergeant Delmar Williams served on the front line of last summer’s riots.
Death threats have not kept Christian leader Sami Dagher from sharing the love of Jesus in his homeland of the Middle East.
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.
“He couldn’t understand why I would suddenly say, ‘I forgive you.’”
“God was hiding in plain sight. He wasn’t out there somewhere that I had to find.”
‘God, I know you can save me, but even if you don’t I want to be faithful.’
“Lord, I want you to use this grief to make me more useful to You than I’ve ever been before.”
“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.
“I was building the cause of Michael O’Brien and not… the cause of Christ.” – former NewSong lead singer Michael O’Brien
Alex Nsengimana wondered how someone they loved could betray them.
Tyrone Poole believes the most important thing in his life is his relationship with Jesus, not his two Super Bowl rings.
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.
Best-selling author Andrew Klavan’s journey from secular Jew to born-again Christian.
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.
Singer Steve Amerson leads worship and ministers to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. “There’s a spiritual battle that’s going on.”
Dr. Evans says, “Our relationship to Christ should trump our cultural distinctives.”
One of the winningest coaches in college football history talks about the importance of Christian character.
“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
Tom went to church with a “massive hangover”. What happened during that service changed his life forever.
Tara went to Ukraine on a mission trip. She never expected to adopt a girl who’d lived on the streets of Kiev.
Doug Walls is thankful that neither his rebellion, addiction, nor broken marriage kept God from working in his life.
The Afters’ frontman shares stories about his hippie parents, being a singing barista, and surviving a horrible car crash.Listen and share.
Whatever you’re facing, let wounded war veteran Clebe McClary’s story remind you that God is all you need.
Watergate operative Chuck Colson discovered freedom, meaning, and hope.
“We didn’t talk about it for 17 years.” Jeff Bradford and his wife found redemption 17 years after having an abortion.
Rahil Patel was a Hindu priest with a worldwide following, but he was empty on the inside. Until he surrendered his life to Jesus.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Delaney Street Baptist is just two blocks from the Pulse Night Club.
‘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.
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.
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.
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 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.
"Baseball kind of became... my god."
Franklin and Jane Graham's daughter honors her mom and other women who have influenced her life.
Joe Gruber’s story of God’s relentless pursuit.
Christian singer Jeremy Camp experienced God’s faithfulness when he lost his first wife to cancer.
Research is the tool and Gospel-impact is the goal.
His struggles, his faith, his family -- and his name.
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.
William Robinson shares the love of God with his shoeshine customers.
NASCAR driver Blake Koch soon realized the platform he had to share God’s love.
Hundreds of teens attend the outreaches organized by high school senior Jordan Whitmer.
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 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 and the Shondells sold millions of rock and roll records but only the Rock of Ages could give Tommy real peace.
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.
Today, Viktor Hamm helps Franklin Graham take the Gospel to people around the world.
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.
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.
At dizzying heights and against buffeting winds, Nik Wallenda finds his peace in Jesus Christ.
“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
Comedian Michael Jr says God uses his gift of comedy to glorify Jesus and He'll use whatever gifts He's given you too.
"He uses the least of these in large ways. Their heart just emanates God."
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.
One of the winningest coaches in college football history talks about the importance of Christian character.
Linda Morton's best friend died of cancer. Her Christ-centered battle inspired Linda to become a hospice nurse.
"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.
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.”
Former U.S. Olympic recruit Nandi Pryce lived and breathed soccer - until a devastating injury changed everything.
Josh shares stories about surviving a horrible car crash, as well as his hippie upbringing and stint as a singing barista.
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.