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John Hotchkiss
Dec 11 • 32 min
John Hotchkiss is a familiar face around the South Tampa campus. His great sense of humor and big heart to serve has allowed him to help change lives. Get some great nuggets of truth about being intentional amid turmoil and the importance of…
Anthony Calderon
Dec 4 • 11 min
He is a recent New York transplant to Florida with a great story of pursuing God’s calling on his life to work with inner city youth and his passion to help them progress in life. Listen in as Anthony Calderon shares the challenges that inner city youth…
Pastor Bryan Tobias
Nov 27 • 18 min
Exciting story of the journey of being a servant leader to becoming a pastor at Grace Family Church. Pastor Bryan Tobias shares great things to help you grow in your walk with Jesus, be an ambassador of Christ, and how to be a good example of the church.…
Bryan May
Nov 20 • 24 min
He is behind the scenes ALL the time, doesn’t get noticed for what he does. Check out the humble Bryan May and hear about the exciting road he has traveled through the life of production. Bryan May is the Director of Video for Grace Family Church and…
Judy Call
Nov 13 • 22 min
As we celebrate Veteran’s Day this week to honor our veterans, join us to hear Judy Call’s story of serving Admirals and Generals in the US Military. Along with being honored to serve our country, Judy pours her heart into the next generation and…
Carrie Roden
Nov 6 • 19 min
What does the perfect family look like? Listen as Carrie Roden upacks her heart about her passion for families and finding their own culture through much laughter, finding strengths, love languages and individual personalities. As parents we don’t get it…
Jeremy Haile
Oct 30 • 22 min
We all have passions for things, but how does God play into these passions? Listen in as Jeremy Haile shares how he impacts lives loving to bless people, the impact of laughter, and cooking for others. Jeremy gives us real life examples of how to be…
Maria Santana
Oct 23 • 23 min
Did you ever think that God could be talking to you through your choice of clothing? Maria discusses practical insight into fashion, being modest and humble and still be able to express yourself and your personality. Maria’s journey of the heart provides…
Cari Gibson
Oct 16 • 21 min
Cari Gibson is a successful administrator for a local Christian school and shares obstacles and successes for parents trying to maneuver through the journey of education for our children. The journey is where the strength is. Join us as we find out how to…
Molly Snow
Oct 9 • 18 min
We all have a spiritual gift that God has given to us. Do you know what yours is? Listen in as Molly Snow shares how she found her spiritual gifting, how she uses that to heal people and the confirmations she has received from God about this gift. Molly…
Deb Gil
Oct 2 • 18 min
What does a leap of faith look like? Changing jobs can be exciting, confusing, and a little scary. Listen in to see how a great leap of faith has allowed Deb Gil to find her place in her walk of faith and how the Holy Spirit persevered through her to…
Dr. Jeff Wilson
Sep 25 • 29 min
Pilot – Surgeon – Navy Seal – Author – Oh my! Listen to how Dr. Jeff Wilson has used a career full of violence to find faith, passion, and answer the questions that we all struggle with. You will be encouraged to hear Dr. Wilson dive into the importance…
Carina Jacobs
Sep 18 • 20 min
Do you wonder what your purpose is? Do you struggle with finding balance? Carina Jacobs helps to understand being your true self in each of the masks that we wear daily to find our strengths. Carina shares the struggles of being a single mom and how that…
Ann Billo
Sep 11 • 20 min
Laugh with us as Ann Billo unpacks being a mother of nine children… And smile, as she shares how God’s love is growing in each of their lives.
Kyndell Richardson
Sep 4 • 19 min
Kyndell Richardson shares how she juggles leading worship, school, and getting married while continuing to love and connect with people.
Tyler Huth
Aug 28 • 20 min
Film actor and enthusiastic contraption builder, Tyler Huth, shares his passion to create things outside the box.
Pastor Mike Moore
Aug 21 • 30 min
GFC Land o’ Lakes Campus Pastor, Mike Moore, talks about his passion for family growing through marriage, fatherhood and now, grandparenting. Hear his journey and his special excitement to launch our newest campus.
Summer Rewind: Josh McNeel
Aug 14 • 22 min
This week learn more about the sounds and silence from the GFC sound guy.
Summer Rewind: Mark Jones
Aug 7 • 16 min
God uses Mark, a former football player & current coach, on & off the field for His glory.
Summer Rewind: Lonny Ostrander
Jul 31 • 26 min
Former executive, Lonny Ostrander shares leadership ​and business principles to achieve ​​next level success professionally and personally.
Summer Rewind: Max Del Monte
Jul 24 • 19 min
Former collegiate athlete, Max Del Monte, shares how God is the master designer.
Summer Rewind: Casey Bonham
Jul 17 • 21 min
Casey talks about finding the rhythm and balance of life while launching the South Tampa Campus.
Summer Rewind: Alton Scott
Jul 10 • 22 min
Alton Scott shares his love for God and financial planing to bless others.
Summer Rewind: Mauricio Chicas
Jul 3 • 26 min
Mauricio Chicas shares his journey from grieving to the mission field at the age of 57.
Summer Rewind: Angela Mott
Jun 26 • 17 min
Angela Mott shares her heart for the Braveone.org ministry.
Summer Rewind: Greg Froelich
Jun 19 • 23 min
Pastor Greg Froelich unpacks why you are here and what is your purpose.
Summer Rewind: Jodi Labban
Jun 12 • 18 min
This week personal trainer Jodi Labban shares learning how to be the best you can be by getting moving.
Summer Rewind: Eugene Stutzman
Jun 5 • 18 min
Despite a social limitation, Eugene Stutzman shares on reaching the world through Watoto Children’s Choir.
Pastor Heredes Ribeiro
May 29 • 26 min
Pastor Heredes Ribeiro shares his passion of all digital media and how that intersects with the church and him personally.
Dr. Rolanda Beacham
May 22 • 18 min
Dr. Rolanda Beacham shares her passion for mentoring young women and how God is using her leadership at the Hernando Correctional Institute.
Michael Thompson
May 15 • 22 min
Former atheist, Michael Thompson shares how serving at Grace brought him to Christ carries over to other areas of his life.
Kayla Wittyngham
May 8 • 24 min
University of Tampa student, Kayla Wittyngham, talks about swimming against the current of culture in herself, relationships and career.
Tanisha Taylor
May 1 • 22 min
One of my favorite people - Tanisha Taylor, my assistant! She unpacks what it takes to live a limitless life.
Amy Hafner
Apr 24 • 22 min
Amy Hafner shares her journey of conquering anxiety in her life and leading other women in their relationship with Christ.
Taylor Dobson
Apr 17 • 26 min
Pastor Chris oldest daughter, shares how God filters into all the crazy schedule of her life as a wife, mom, professional, worship leader, etc, etc, etc…
Helene Rinklin
Apr 10 • 22 min
Helene looked into a mirror and didn’t like what she saw in herself. Hear how God changed her view and how she impacts the lives of others today!
Trevor Easterling
Apr 3 • 24 min
GFC Waters Worship Director, shares on his calling and how he prepares himself to lead others into a God experience.
Corey Wall
Mar 27 • 21 min
Corey Wall unpacks 17 years of principles he learned in corporate sales and how he uses them to connect with people.
Amber Theriault
Mar 20 • 14 min
This lady makes her own soap! Amber Theriault shares her passion for holistic care.
Kayla Lum
Mar 13 • 18 min
Kayla Lum unpacks her passion for connection and how it leads people into life and community.
Trey Johnson
Mar 6 • 21 min
Trey Johnson shares how life long athletics has opened doors for him to serve others.
Bud Taylor
Feb 27 • 37 min
Business pioneer, Bud Taylor, shares the foundational traits needed for success personally or in your organization. If you are a leader, don’t miss this!
Chuck Schmidt
Feb 20 • 26 min
Chuck Schmidt shares his life experiences serving monthly at GFC’s Serve Saturday and the 6 GFC missions trips.
Noah Nealley
Feb 13 • 22 min
Through the challenges of being bullied, labeled and through depression, Noah Nealley shares how he grew through it to follow his passion of ministering to youth.
Bryan Tobias
Feb 6 • 18 min
After 20 years in the fitness industry, Bryan Tobias talks about sharing his faith outside the church.
Jessica Kortright
Jan 30 • 18 min
You will never look at a rock the same after hearing Jessica Kortright share her passion. You never know what God is going to use.
Pastor Dean Wild
Jan 23 • 20 min
Pastor Dean Wild drops nuggets of wisdom on developing the next generation of leaders. If you are an aspiring leader or the one leading them, you won’t want to miss these insights!
Ed Moore
Jan 16 • 21 min
GFC Financial Ministries Director, Ed Moore, shares his passion for fitness physically, financially and spiritually.
Pastor Jessie Moses
Jan 9 • 22 min
Pastor Jessie Moses of GFC Temple Terrace, unpacks his passion for marriage, especially those premarital couples. Lots of great principles to help your marriage grow! Check it out!
Linda Walker
Jan 2 • 23 min
Program Director of House of Hope, Linda Walker, shares her journey from personal addictions to helping women coming out of jail. You won’t want to miss this.
Corina Batista
Dec 26, 2018 • 18 min
Corina Batista shares her five-year journey as an 18-year-old single mom to today.
Ana Moua
Dec 19, 2018 • 18 min
Ana Moua unpacks her passion for photography and how it opens the doors for new relationships personally and professionally.
Deb Doering
Dec 12, 2018 • 30 min
“I’m desperate God!” These words were the catalyst for Deb Doering to find Christ and talk to him daily through prayer.
Bonnie Camillo
Dec 5, 2018 • 20 min
In the loss of her father to suicide, Bonnie Camillo found out what it means to have family!
Danielle Griffore
Nov 28, 2018 • 23 min
Danielle Griffore shares her passion for foster care… but not as a foster parent.
Will Lesch
Nov 21, 2018 • 26 min
Pastor Craig’s golf buddy, Will Lesch, shares his passion for his marriage and his gift for writing.
April McCullohs
Nov 14, 2018 • 25 min
April McCullohs shares her passion and practical steps to get involved in an area of social injustice.
Lisa Santelli
Nov 7, 2018 • 19 min
Lisa Santelli shares her journey in finding her purpose in life and how others can find theirs.
Chris Ogboke
Oct 31, 2018 • 26 min
Former professional footballer, Chris Ogboke, shares how community grows every area of his life.
Gabby Roberts
Oct 24, 2018 • 17 min
GFC Social Media Manager, Gabby Roberts, shares her passion for people knowing that excellence does not mean perfection.
Nate Goncalves
Oct 17, 2018 • 21 min
General Contractor, Nate Goncalves, shares how continually pointing people to God allows them to see His purpose in their life.
Natalie Wittyngham
Oct 10, 2018 • 25 min
With amazing transparency, Natalie Wittyngham shares the victory that came from the sexual abuse in her life.
Pastor Neal McCullohs
Oct 3, 2018 • 19 min
GFC Groups Pastor, Neal McCullohs, shares intentional ways he is fathering his daughter not to be “fragile.”
Lacey Williams
Sep 26, 2018 • 16 min
Lacey Williams shares how she overcame her struggle of fear and mental health to become who God called her to be.
Eddie Hill
Sep 19, 2018 • 19 min
Eddie Hill shares how the love of God has transformed his life… And he can’t keep quiet about it.
Isaiah Goncalves
Sep 12, 2018 • 15 min
Isaiah Goncalves started as a GFC youth and today, presents the gospel to kids… Hear his passion and his journey.
Jason Millwood
Sep 5, 2018 • 20 min
Jason Millwood shares his own journey of freedom and helping others overcome drug and alcohol addictions.
Dr. David Doering
Aug 29, 2018 • 18 min
Dr. David Doering shares his passion for racial reconciliation.
Michele Laccabue
Aug 22, 2018 • 18 min
Michele Laccabue shares her journey from aspiring career to a homeschool, stay at home mom.
Joyce Baker
Aug 15, 2018 • 19 min
Joyce Baker shares her passion to help ladies in life transitions and reinventing themselves for success.
Mary Giraldo
Aug 8, 2018 • 26 min
Mary Giraldo shares her joy in the journey through her father’s imprisonment and GFC’s Prison Ministry.
Brent Altman
Aug 1, 2018 • 22 min
Brent Altman shares his passion to get people to take a step out of their comfort zone.
Tyler Brooks
Jul 25, 2018 • 21 min
From John Mayer to blowing things up in the Zone, Tyler Brooks (a.k.a Goop) talks living in the moment.
Pastor Jerry Batista
Jul 18, 2018 • 27 min
Jerry Batista shares his journey from the streets of New York to one of GFC’s pastors.
Bob Dickerson
Jul 11, 2018 • 14 min
Dr. Bob Dickerson shares how one conversation led him to explore diversity and multiculturalism.
Lara Wood
Jul 4, 2018 • 15 min
Lara shares her journey at failing in perfection.
Byron Howell
Jun 27, 2018 • 23 min
Byron Howell shares his passion for people to grow from knowing about God in the Bible to a vibrant relationship that is life-changing.
Tracey Johnson
Jun 20, 2018 • 24 min
Tracy Johnson conveys her passion for women to know their true identity by sharing her own story of dealing with abortion.
Mike Brown
Jun 13, 2018 • 16 min
Mike Brown shares his passion to help people find contentment in their finances through Financial Peace University.
Pastor Jonathan Starrett
Jun 6, 2018 • 18 min
Pastor Jonathan Starrett shares his passion for creative storytelling and how it transforms our lives.
Caleb Wild
May 30, 2018 • 22 min
Hear next-generation filmmaker, Caleb Wild, share how he uses his gift of story to script to vision..
Ronn Kelly
May 23, 2018 • 35 min
Ronn Kelly shares his life-changing journey with bladder cancer and how he is allowing it to change lives.
Sam Persaud
May 16, 2018 • 20 min
SEU Night Class Student, Sam Persaud, shares his journey from drugs to finding his love of public speaking.
Johnmichael Moran
May 9, 2018 • 16 min
16 Mustangs later, Johnmichael Moran shares his passion to serve and for the New York Yankees.
Chris Nocco
May 2, 2018 • 20 min
Sheriff Chris Nocco shares his passion to bring unity to the issues that are dividing society.
Brittany Durham
Apr 25, 2018 • 22 min
Brittany Durham shares her passion for singing and the life lessons it taught her.
Dawn Harp
Apr 18, 2018 • 21 min
Dawn Harp shares her passion with over ten years of experiences in the GFC homeless ministry.
Victoria McGuire
Apr 11, 2018 • 18 min
21 marathons later, Victoria McGuire shares her passion for leading others into financial freedom.
Natalie Cosme
Apr 4, 2018 • 15 min
Days out of nursing school, Natalie Cosme shares her heart to reach people with medicine and God’s Love.
Pastor Stephen Garcia
Mar 28, 2018 • 21 min
Pastor Stephen Garcia shares his passion for leading young people into owning their relationship with God.
Pastor Dee Bennett
Mar 21, 2018 • 28 min
GFC Care Pastor Dee Bennett teaches us how to help people navigate life’s challenges.
Travis Hafner
Mar 14, 2018 • 19 min
Former MLB player, Travis Hafner, shares his passion for youth baseball and people growing in Christ.
Carmen Rosario
Mar 7, 2018 • 19 min
Carmen Rosario took the leap into event planning - hear how it changed her life.
Trudy Loots
Feb 28, 2018 • 19 min
Trudy Loots shares the challenges middle schoolers are facing and how they can own their relationship with Christ.
Sharon Altman
Feb 21, 2018 • 18 min
Sharon Altman shares her journey from marital separation to a thriving relationship with her husband, Wayne.
Tara Duffy
Feb 14, 2018 • 22 min
Tara Duffy shares her passion to protect lives before they are involved in human trafficking.
Tyler Smith
Feb 7, 2018 • 13 min
Pro/Amateur BMX racer and SEU student, Tyler Smith, shares his desire for reaching the lost, racing bikes and children.
Kevin Carr
Jan 31, 2018 • 25 min
Former NBA Player Development VP, Kevin Carr, shares his journey of putting faith in his faith and not faith in his fear.
Athara Pierre
Jan 24, 2018 • 19 min
Grace College student, Athara Pierre, shares the power and the beauty found in the spoken word.
Amanda Corbin
Jan 17, 2018 • 23 min
Author, Amanda Corbin, shares her two passions: helping families heal and recovering minors in the sex trafficking industry.
Addi Hooker
Jan 10, 2018 • 16 min
Addi Hooker - 4th year SEU student, Addi Hooker, tells her insights from 7 missions trips in 8 years.
Alexis Villar
Jan 3, 2018 • 17 min
Super dynamo, Alexis Villar, transparently shares her journey through college and back to the Lord.
Scott Anderson
Dec 27, 2017 • 25 min
Scott Anderson shares his passion for life change through Groups and the Freedom Ministry at GFC.
Jamila Little
Dec 20, 2017 • 22 min
Attorney, Jamila Little, shares her passion of helping immigrants on their journey to achieve their dreams in the U.S.
Paul Loots
Dec 13, 2017 • 14 min
Paul Loots shares why he leads and impacts lives in the GFC United Middle School Ministry.
Doug Otto
Dec 6, 2017 • 21 min
Pastor Doug Otto shares his passion for strategically developing his kids and Southeastern University at GFC.
Alex Veloz
Nov 29, 2017 • 25 min
Pastor Alex Veloz explains how his family shapes him as a man.
Mike Macaluso
Nov 22, 2017 • 21 min
Mike Macaluso unpacks the isolation and emotional toll of being the husband and dad through three miscarriages.
Pam Otto
Nov 15, 2017 • 24 min
Pam Otto discusses her love of bringing hope to a person in life’s struggles and challenges. #hopedevotional
Julie Patenaude
Nov 8, 2017 • 16 min
Julie Patenaude shares her love for the inner city and the Dream Center of Tampa in Ybor.
Jeanna White
Nov 1, 2017 • 19 min
Jeanna Whites shares her passion to reach preschoolers in a changing culture.
William Conner
Oct 25, 2017 • 32 min
William Conner shares his journey from High School All American to a man battling guilt and shame. A true story of God’s redemptive power.
Farouk Hosein
Oct 18, 2017 • 22 min
Farouk Hosein shares how to bring a genuine life for Christ into the workplace.
Dale Brooks
Oct 11, 2017 • 32 min
Pastor Dale talks about living in the presence of God.
Dwane Cardenas
Oct 4, 2017 • 21 min
Pastor Dwane Cardenas tells of his journey from stay home dad to one of the pastors at the GFC Ybor Campus.
Rossaue Hosein
Sep 27, 2017 • 21 min
Rossaue Hosein shares ​how her market place training prepared her to pursue her passion in helping others grow spiritually and in their purpose.
Patricia Davis
Sep 20, 2017 • 23 min
Life Coach, Patricia Davis, shares how understanding the other person’s personality helps you grow as a leader and a parent.
Kelli Wild
Sep 13, 2017 • 31 min
Kelli Wild​,​ ​co-founder of Calledleader.com​,​ shares the tension of being a leader who is “human being​”​ vs​ “​human doing.”
Lonny Ostrander
Sep 6, 2017 • 26 min
Former executive, Lonny Ostrander shares leadership ​and business principles to achieve ​​next level success professionally and personally.
Elijah Goncalves
Aug 30, 2017 • 17 min
Van Dyke Worship Leader, Elijah Goncalves discusses “it’s in the details.”
Charles Clark
Aug 23, 2017 • 23 min
World class sprinter, Charles Clark, shares how to connect your passion to your purpose to obtain your ultimate goals.
Vince Rocca
Aug 16, 2017 • 27 min
Vince Rocca shares a weekly forum where college students can dialogue, debate and own their faith. A must listen for high school parents. Rotiochristi.org
Mark Jones
Aug 9, 2017 • 16 min
God uses Mark, a former football player & current coach, on & off the field for His glory.
Eugene Stutzman
Aug 2, 2017 • 18 min
Despite a social limitation, Eugene Stutzman shares on reaching the world through Watoto Children’s Choir.
Mauricio Chicas
Jul 26, 2017 • 27 min
Mauricio Chicas shares his journey from grieving to the mission field at the age of 57.
Bob Durham
Jul 19, 2017 • 22 min
Bob Durham shares how he overcame suicidal thoughts in his youth to lead FCA Tampa today.
Alton Scott
Jul 12, 2017 • 22 min
Alton Scott shares his love for God and financial planing to bless others.
Pastor Matt Roden
Jul 5, 2017 • 23 min
Pastor Matt shares strategies about sharing your faith and other fun things about him you didn’t know.
Max Del Monte
Jun 28, 2017 • 19 min
Former collegiate athlete, Max Del Monte, shares how God is the master designer.
Jeff Randall
Jun 21, 2017 • 22 min
Jeff Randall shares how he went to construct a building but walked away a missionary.
Doug and Marilyn Hinders
Jun 14, 2017 • 24 min
Doug and Marilyn Hinders share their twenty two year journey with Grace Family Church.
Rebecca Nguyen
Jun 7, 2017 • 14 min
Rebecca Nguyen shares balancing her career as a math teacher and being on the weekend worship team at GFC.
Angela Mott
May 31, 2017 • 17 min
Angela Mott shares her heart for the Braveone.org ministry.
Ann Morrick
May 24, 2017 • 27 min
This week Ms. Ann shares how she is solving life’s problems with trigonometry on the side.
Pastor Roy Taylor
May 17, 2017 • 20 min
This week Roy talks about unpacking growth in different stages of life.
Josh McNeel
May 10, 2017 • 22 min
This week learn more about the sounds and silence from the GFC sound guy.
Jodi Labban
May 3, 2017 • 17 min
This week personal trainer Jodi Labban shares learning how to be the best you can be by getting moving.
Ralph Johnson
Apr 26, 2017 • 18 min
Pastor Ralph shares his heart on leaving a legacy while traveling the world.
Casey Bonham
Apr 19, 2017 • 22 min
Casey talks about finding the rhythm and balance of life while launching the South Tampa Campus.
Renee Scott
Apr 12, 2017 • 20 min
Renee Scott talks about her gift as an encourager and her passion for encouraging women.
Greg Froelich
Apr 5, 2017 • 23 min
Pastor Greg Froelich unpacks why you are here and what is your purpose.
Joyce Kelly
Mar 29, 2017 • 22 min
Joyce Kelly shares her passion for reaching women in strip clubs with the love of Jesus.
Chris Davis
Mar 22, 2017 • 19 min
Chris Davis, Executive Director of the Dream Center shares his story on overcoming his battle with L​eukemia.
Toni Ynes
Mar 15, 2017 • 17 min
Toni shares how she strives to balance her home and work life.
Mike Gibilisco
Mar 8, 2017 • 21 min
Mike Gibilisco shares his story on being called to ministry and his love for smoking meat.
Mike Ash
Mar 1, 2017 • 18 min
Pastor Mike tells of launching the GFC South Tampa Campus and being a father to his boys.
Peter Barrett
Feb 22, 2017 • 18 min
The restauranteur tells how he found God and works with millennials every day.
Chrissy Mayer
Feb 15, 2017 • 23 min
Chrissy Mayer shares her journey of faith and trust in finding her passion for empowering women.
Gil Bailie
Feb 8, 2017 • 17 min
At the age of 72, he followed his heart to reach the children of Haiti.
Charla Hernandez
Feb 1, 2017 • 16 min
Her journey to know the love of a father in her life.
Jeff Wilson
Jan 25, 2017 • 14 min
A doctor and author who has a passion to give back to those who serve in our military.