First Person with Wayne Shepherd

First Person with Wayne Shepherd

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Stories of God’s faithfulness and clear calling to a specific ministry or occupation.


First Person: Tom Seals
Feb 6 • 24 min
Dr. Tom Seals of Lipscomb University talks with Wayne Shepherd about his faith-based course for returning military veterans, focusing on spiritual development while addressing physical, mental and moral experiences many veterans have faced in acclimating…
First Person: Ayanda Khumalo
Jan 31 • 24 min
A young worship leader from Zimbabwe who is in graduate studies here in the U.S., Ayanda Khumalo, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story as well as his views on worship, music, and the church.
First Person: Robert Logan
Jan 24 • 24 min
A fighter pilot during the Korean War, Robert Logan talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and experiences.
First Person: Rodney Bullard
Jan 17 • 24 min
Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation talks with Wayne Shepherd about the message of his book, HEROES WANTED.
First Person: Nick Vujicic
Jan 10 • 24 min
Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic is an evangelist, motivational speaker, author and director of Life Without Limbs. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and calling to help people overcome their obstacles and advance the Gospel of Jesus…
First Person: Shawn Thornton
Jan 3 • 24 min
Growing up, Shawn Thornton’s mother suffered from an undiagnosed brain injury that cause severe mood swings, from sweet, loving, Christian woman, to episodes of rage. As he talks with Wayne Shepherd and looks back on his early family life, Shawn sees…
First Person: Justin Kron
Dec 27, 2018 • 24 min
Returning to First Person this week, Justin Kron talks with Wayne Shepherd about the importance of Christmas to Jesus followers, also explaining what Hanukah means to the Jewish faith.
First Person: 2018 Highlights
Dec 27, 2018 • 24 min
As 2018 draws to a close, a look back on a few many 2018 highlights including interviews with Billy Graham, David McCullough, Michelle Qureshi, and Larnelle Harris.
First Person: Justin Kron
Dec 13, 2018 • 24 min
Justin Kron, a Jesus follower, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his Jewish roots, his decision to become a Christian, and the Jewish heritage of the Christian faith.
First Person: Paul Sheppard
Dec 7, 2018 • 24 min
Paul Sheppard, pastor of Destiny Christian Fellowship in the San Francisco Bay area and host of radio’s DESTINED FOR VICTORY, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life growing up in Philadelphia and being called by God into ministry.
First Person: Joshua Sun
Nov 29, 2018 • 24 min
A recent graduate of Biola University, Joshua Sun of The Far East Broadcasting Company talks with Wayne Shepherd about his radio program which reaches an estimated audience of millions in his homeland of China.
First Person: Kevin Belmonte
Nov 21, 2018 • 24 min
Kevin Belmonte is back as a guest, this time talking with Wayne Shepherd about his new, yet-to-be-published biography of William Borden, a Chicago millionaire who was on his way to China as a missionary when he died as a young man.
First Person: Jim Van Yperen
Nov 15, 2018 • 24 min
Jim Van Yperen, Founder of Metanoia Ministries, talks with Wayne Shepherd about Christ’s work in his life, and as a result how he is able to help individuals and churches embrace reconciliation when there is conflict.
First Person: Louis Dooley
Nov 8, 2018 • 24 min
Louis Dooley, a young man who was once imprisoned with a life sentence for theft and attempted murder, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the turnaround in his life when he gave his life to Jesus Christ.
First Person: Mark Mittelberg
Oct 31, 2018 • 24 min
Author, speaker, and apologist for the Christian faith, Mark Mittelberg talks with Wayne Shepherd about his own decision to follow Christ and his passion for equipping others to defend the faith.
First Person: Colleen Swindoll Thompson
Oct 24, 2018 • 24 min
Colleen Swindoll Thompson of Reframing Ministries talks with Wayne Shepherd about her calling to offer help and encouragement to those who are suffering and those individuals with special needs, along with their caregivers.
First Person: Joshua Youssef
Oct 18, 2018 • 24 min
Josh Youssef of Help the Persecuted, talks with Wayne Shepherd about persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.
First Person: Michelle Qureshi
Oct 10, 2018 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd talks with Michelle Qureshi whose husband, Nabeel, was a brilliant young Christian convert from Islam who became a noted apologist before his death in 2017.
First Person: Percy McCray
Oct 4, 2018 • 24 min
Percy McCray, Director of Faith-Based Programs at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his calling to spiritually help those with cancer as well as help train churches for the ministry of cancer care.
First Person: Max McLean
Sep 26, 2018 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd talks with Max McLean, an award-winning actor and founder and artistic director of New York City-based Fellowship for Performing Arts which is committed to engaging diverse audiences with theatre from a Christian worldview.
First Person: David McCullough
Sep 20, 2018 • 24 min
In Part Two of their conversation, historian David McCullough joins Wayne Shepherd in discussing the life and faith of John Adams as well as his wife, Abigail. Recorded in 2001. Part One is available in the audio archive.
First Person: David McCullough
Sep 12, 2018 • 24 min
From the 2001 audio archive, Wayne Shepherd talks with Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian David McCullough about the life and faith of John Adams. This is Part One— Part Two will follow next week.
First Person: Gerard Long
Sep 6, 2018 • 24 min
How do you keep living after the death of two children? Both Gerard and Jeannie Long talk with Wayne Shepherd about their story of love, grief, and the sustaining love of God during life’s deepest trials.
First Person: Mark Matlock
Aug 29, 2018 • 24 min
Mark Matlock talks with Wayne Shepherd about IMAGINE ZERO, a project of The Seed Company to promote sponsorship of Bible translation with the goal of everyone, everywhere having a copy of God’s Word.
First Person: Philip De Courcy
Aug 23, 2018 • 24 min
Pastor and author Philip De Courcy, speaker on the KNOW THE TRUTH radio program, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his early life in Northern Ireland and his calling and ministry today in the U.S.
First Person: John Campbell
Aug 16, 2018 • 24 min
Musician and composer John Campbell talks with Wayne Shepherd about the life God has given him creating music for the popular children’s radio program Adventures in Odyssey as well as other many projects.
First Person: Valerie Bell
Aug 9, 2018 • 24 min
The CEO of the children’s Gospel ministry Awana, Valerie Bell, talks about her calling to serve and her vision for Awana’s outreach to even more children around the world.
First Person: Peter Charette
Aug 9, 2018 • 24 min
Now a follower of Jesus Christ, Peter Charette was once drug user, drug dealer, and alcohol abuser. In this conversation with Wayne Shepherd, you’ll learn that Peter is now dedicated to a deep relationship with Christ and making disciples.
First Person: Fernando Ortega
Jul 26, 2018 • 24 min
Musician Fernando Ortega discusses his life story and his CD, The Crucifixion of Jesus, with Wayne Shepherd.
First Person: Ed Cannon
Jul 19, 2018 • 24 min
An update from Ed Cannon, President of the Far East Broadcasting Company, on efforts to reach into North Korea with a new radio station, and an account of a significant milestone for FEBC in the Philippines.
First Person: Dan Busby
Jul 12, 2018 • 24 min
The President of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Dan Busby, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and calling as well as the mission of ECFA.
First Person: Warren Wiersbe
Jul 5, 2018 • 24 min
Long time pastor and author Dr. Warren Wiersbe joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about mentoring young Christian leaders.
First Person: Tiffany Kairos
Jun 28, 2018 • 24 min
The Founder of The Epilepsy Network, Tiffany Kairos, talks with Wayne Shepherd about her life living with epilepsy and her vision to help others with information, hope, and encouragement.
First Person: Brian Stiller
Jun 21, 2018 • 24 min
Canadian Brian Stiller, a global ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his observations from visiting churches around the world. Stiller is the author of “From Jerusalem to Timbuktu”.
First Person: Bruce Marchiano
Jun 14, 2018 • 24 min
Best known for his portrayal of Jesus in the film, The Gospel of Matthew, actor, director, and producer Bruce Marchiano talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry in film and books and describes his amazement at how the Lord touches lives…
First Person: Con Campbell
Jun 7, 2018 • 24 min
In Pursuit of Peter is a new docu-series, telling the story of the Apostle Peter—produced by Our Daily Bread. The host, Dr. Con Campbell talks with Wayne Shepherd about this unique video presentation, as well as his own story of faith in Christ.
First Person: Brother Ali
May 31, 2018 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd talks with “Brother Ali”, a young man born into an Iranian Muslim family who now is a follower of Jesus Christ.
First Person: Carl Schneider
May 24, 2018 • 24 min
Maj. Gen. Carl Schneider, U.S. Air Force (ret.), talks with Wayne Shepherd about his long career as a fighter pilot who made the transition to jet fighters, flying many combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. Also discussed is the sacrifice of many fellow…
First Person: Nick Vujicic
May 17, 2018 • 24 min
Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic is an evangelist, motivational speaker, author and director of Life Without Limbs. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and calling to help people overcome their obstacles and advance the Gospel of Jesus…
First Person: John King
May 10, 2018 • 24 min
Welsh Pastor John King talks with Wayne Shepherd about his story and eventual calling to leave the U.K. to pastor churches— including an inner-city church— in America.
First Person: Joel Weldon
May 3, 2018 • 24 min
Joel Weldon talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and calling as a musician and voice actor. Together with his friend Tom Mgrdichian, Joel explains their just released worship album, Firma Collective- Songs for Every Soul, from the new Christian music…
First Person: Sean McDowell
Apr 26, 2018 • 24 min
Christian apologist Sean McDowell talks with Wayne Shepherd about his own spiritual story growing up as the son of Josh McDowell. Also discussed is Sean’s work with a new AWANA curriculum, Advocates, aimed at developing a Christian worldview in youth.
First Person: Dave Zanotti
Apr 19, 2018 • 24 min
The President and CEO of The American Policy Roundtable and the host of radio’s THE PUBLIC SQUARE, Dr. David Zanotti, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his mission field calling to the field of public policy.
First Person: Jonathan Bernis
Apr 12, 2018 • 24 min
Jonathan Bernis, President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his decision to become a Messianic believer while honoring his Jewish roots.
First Person: Larnelle Harris
Apr 2, 2018 • 24 min
Multi-award winning vocalist Larnelle Harris talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story and career, thanking the many people who guided him along the way and set him on God’s path for his life.
First Person: Colin Smith
Mar 29, 2018 • 24 min
Pastor Colin Smith of UNLOCKING THE BIBLE looks at the biblical account of the betrayal of Jesus Christ by Judas Iscariot and turns the conversation to our hope in Christ— even when we fall short and fail him.
First Person: Rodney Bullard
Mar 22, 2018 • 24 min
Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation talks with Wayne Shepherd about the message of his book, HEROES WANTED.
First Person: Dan Page
Mar 15, 2018 • 24 min
Pastor Dan Page talks with Wayne Shepherd about his struggle with an alcohol addiction and how he found healing through God’s healing.
First Person: Patrick Johnstone
Mar 8, 2018 • 24 min
Patrick Johnstone, the original author of the first editions of OPERATION WORLD, The Definitive Prayer Guide to All Nations, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the book and his newest project.
First Person: Charles Morris
Mar 1, 2018 • 24 min
The host of radio’s HAVEN TODAY, Charles Morris, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the spiritual faith of refugees he has interviewed recently in Jordan and Iraq. His book is Fleeing ISIS, Finding Jesus.
First Person: Dr. Billy Graham
Feb 22, 2018 • 24 min
Honoring the life of the late Dr. BIlly Graham, Wayne Shepherd re-plays an interview from 1997. Recorded in the historic studios of WMBI in Chicago, Dr. Graham had just released his autobiography, JUST AS I AM.
First Person: Ron Hutchcraft
Feb 15, 2018 • 24 min
In this re-broadcast, Author, speaker, and radio host Ron Hutchcraft talks with Wayne Shepherd about his ministry reaching Native Americans, plus the spiritual lessons he’s learned following the sudden death of his wife, Karen in 2016.
First Person: Jerry Root
Feb 8, 2018 • 24 min
Dr. Jerry Root is Professor of Evangelism and the Director of Wheaton Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, IL. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about evangelism as a natural part of the life of the Christian.
First Person: James Hwang
Feb 1, 2018 • 24 min
James Hwang previously worked at NASA, developing robotics for the space agency. After that he served as local church pastor. Presently, Dr. Hwang is Executive Director, Chinese Ministries at FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) and talks with Wayne…
First Person: Mateen Elass
Jan 25, 2018 • 24 min
Mateen Elass returns for part two of a two part conversation which details his decision to reject the religion of his father, Islam, as well as his study of eastern mysticism to follow Christ. Elass also talks with Wayne Shepherd about his books helping…
First Person: Mateen Elass
Jan 18, 2018 • 24 min
Coming from a family tradition of the Islam faith, and deciding to pursue eastern mysticism instead, Mateen Elass talks with Wayne Shepherd about his eventual decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ and give his life to serve Christ in ministry.
First Person: Harold Sala
Jan 9, 2018 • 24 min
Speaker, author, and Bible teacher Dr. Harold Sala who founded radio’s Guidelines program in 1963 talks about his life over the past 60 years of ministry.
First Person: Kevin Belmonte
Jan 4, 2018 • 24 min
The author of a biography on the life of D.L. Moody, Kevin Belmonte, converses with Wayne Shepherd about the 19th Century evangelist and his spiritual impact then and now.
First Person: Year End
Dec 28, 2017 • 24 min
For the final program of 2017, we’ve selected a few highlights of the past year to re-air. You’ll hear segments from Evie Tornquist Carlson, Ed Cannon, George Verwer and Amb.Scott Gration.
First Person: Bob Bakke
Dec 21, 2017 • 24 min
Bob Bakke, Senior Pastor of Hillside Church in Bloomington, MN, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the message of Christmas.
First Person: Victor Akhterov
Dec 14, 2017 • 24 min
Victor Akhterov, Russian Ministries Director for the Far East Broadcasting Company, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the unprecedented ways listeners in Russia are responding to FEBC online programs, and the exciting development of new on-air radio…
First Person: Jason Dorsey
Dec 7, 2017 • 24 min
Artist and pastor Jason Dorsey talks with Wayne Shepherd about art and the church, building an art studio as a community outreach, and a discipleship path he has created which helps people find their calling and purpose in Christ.
First Person: Joe Carlson
Nov 30, 2017 • 24 min
Radio producer Joe Carlson, who has teamed up with Wayne Shepherd on First Person and countless other radio shows, joins Wayne in conversation about taking risks in life when God calls you to do so, and tells of his own calling to minister to the homeless…
First Person: Mary Dodd
Nov 23, 2017 • 24 min
Mary Dodd is a hands-on carpenter and builder. She talks with Wayne Shepherd about spiritual remodeling for women and her book, The Pink Toolbelt.
First Person: Skip Heitzig
Nov 17, 2017 • 24 min
Author and pastor Skip Heitzig talks with Wayne Shepherd about his own story of coming to faith in Jesus Christ and about his book, The Bible from 30,000 Feet.
First Person: Rick Warren
Nov 16, 2017 • 24 min
Christian businessman Rick Warren from the Detroit area talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life’s testimony that led to him re-marrying his wife once he gave control of his life to Jesus Christ.
First Person: Edgar Harrell
Nov 9, 2017 • 24 min
As a Marine corporal in WWII, Edgar Harrell’s mission on the USS Indianapolis was to guard the secret crates holding the atomic bombs as they were delivered to a Pacific airbase. After delivery, the Indianapolis was sunk with only a few survivors found…
First Person: Philip DeCourcy
Nov 3, 2017 • 24 min
Pastor and author Philip De Courcy, speaker on the KNOW THE TRUTH radio program, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his early life in Northern Ireland and his calling and ministry today in the U.S.
First Person: Michael Card
Oct 26, 2017 • 24 min
The final in a 4 part conversation as Michael Card talks with Wayne Shepherd about the Gospel of John and it’s unique message. All 4 interviews— one on each of the Gospels— is now available for listening at FirstPersonInterview.com.
First Person: Fernando Ortega
Oct 12, 2017 • 24 min
Musician Fernando Ortega discusses his life story and his new CD, The Crucifixion of Jesus, with Wayne Shepherd.
First Person: John Campbell
Oct 5, 2017 • 24 min
Musician and composer John Campbell talks with Wayne Shepherd about the life God has given him creating music for the popular children’s radio program Adventures in Odyssey as well as other many projects.
First Person: Bruce Smith
Sep 28, 2017 • 24 min
On the 50th anniversary of Wycliffe Associates, President and CEO Dr. Bruce Smith talks with Wayne Shepherd about new technology which is accelerating the process of Bible translation, and tells stories from his new book, LIVING TRANSLATION; Their Stories.
First Person: Mulugeta Ashagre
Sep 21, 2017 • 24 min
Ethiopian pastor and church leader Mulugeta Ashagre talks with Wayne Shepherd about his difficult life growing up, his turn from atheism to Christianity, and his spiritual vision for his country.
First Person: Daven Edwards
Sep 14, 2017 • 24 min
Daven Edwards talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story including years of drifting away from following God and also suffering from a severe physical condition. Now fully committed to the Lord Jesus Christ, Daven talks about the turn his life has…
First Person: Valerie Bell
Sep 7, 2017 • 24 min
Now CEO of the children’s Gospel ministry, Awana, Valerie Bell talks about her calling to serve and her vision for Awana’s outreach to even more children around the world.
First Person: Dean Niewolny
Aug 31, 2017 • 24 min
The CEO of Halftime Institute, Dean Niewolny, joins Wayne Shepherd to tell his personal story of leaving his marketplace career to help people translate their success and skills into affecting their spiritual lives. Dean is the author of TRADE UP, How to…
First Person: Scott Gration
Aug 24, 2017 • 24 min
Now retired as a Major General in the USAF, Scott Gration served his country in several ways, including as Ambassador to Kenya. This former missionary kid who grew up in Africa talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life of public service.
First Person: Chenoa Alamu
Aug 17, 2017 • 24 min
Violinist Chenoa Alamu talks with Wayne Shepherd about her love of music which has the power to transcend all barriers. During the conversation Chenoa also tells of her desire to help children develop their musical gifts and beautifully plays the hymn…
First Person: David Howell
Aug 10, 2017 • 24 min
From the oil fields of Texas, David Howell led a rough and tumble life. He says he was a hard-drinking, hard-sinning man— until he accepted Christ as his savior. David talks with Wayne Shepherd about his story and the ministry he started to reach people…
First Person: Michael Card
Aug 10, 2017 • 24 min
In the third in a series of four conversations, singer/songwriter/Bible teacher Michael Card talks with Wayne Shepherd about Luke, the “Gospel of Amazement”, and what it teaches about Jesus.
First Person: Jamie Janosz
Jul 27, 2017 • 24 min
Jamie Janosz, author of When Others Shuddered; Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up, talks with Wayne Shepherd about great Christian women in history.
First Person: Stefan Radelich
Jul 20, 2017 • 24 min
The President and CEO of Feed the Hungry, Stefan Radelich, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his story of preparing for a career in the restaurant and hospitality business, but yielded to God’s call to feed hungry children in Christ’s name.
First Person: James Ruder
Jul 13, 2017 • 24 min
Christian businessman James Ruder talks with Wayne Shepherd about his company heading in the wrong direction until he started incorporating God and Kingdom principles into the enterprise.
First Person: Barry Meguiar
Jul 12, 2017 • 24 min
In the first of a two-part conversation, car guy Barry Meguiar talks with Wayne Shepherd about his personal commitment to the Lord and his decision to stay in business as a ministry. Next week, he’ll encourage Christian believers to actively share their…
First Person: Nan Self
Jul 6, 2017 • 24 min
Nan Self, author of FORGIVENESS: Making Space for Grace, talks with Wayne Shepherd about her passion for applying the teachings of Scripture to everyday life, focusing especially on the issue of forgiving others.
First Person: Barry Meguiar, Pt. 2
Jun 29, 2017 • 24 min
In a follow up to last week’s interview, car guy Barry Meguiar re-joins Wayne Shepherd for more conversation. Barry tells a great, personal car story and explains more of his desire to see Christians speak up for their faith, helped by his website…
First Person: Ed Cannon
Jun 15, 2017 • 24 min
The President of the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC), Ed Cannon, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his recent travels and the stories he’s learned about the Gospel transforming lives through the radio and media outreach of FEBC.
First Person: Ron Hutchcraft
Jun 8, 2017 • 24 min
Author, speaker, and radio host Ron Hutchcraft talks with Wayne Shepherd about his ministry reaching Native Americans, plus the spiritual lessons he’s learned following the sudden death of his wife, Karen in 2016.
First Person: Os Hillman
Jun 1, 2017 • 24 min
The founder and president of Marketplace Leaders, Os Hillman, talks with Wayne Shepherd about navigating the process of finding God’s purpose and calling for your life. His new book is titled The Joseph Calling.
First Person: Jerry Root
May 25, 2017 • 24 min
Dr. Jerry Root is Professor of Evangelism and the Director of Wheaton Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, IL. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about evangelism as a natural part of the life of the Christian.
First Person: Evie Tornquist Karlsson
May 18, 2017 • 24 min
A member of the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, Evie talks with Wayne Shepherd about the start of her musical ministry in the 1970’s as well as her life and testimony today as she continues to walk with and serve the Lord.
First Person: Michael Card
May 11, 2017 • 24 min
In part two of a series of conversations with singer/songwriter Michael Card about the four Gospels, Michael and Wayne Shepherd discuss the Gospel of Mark, learning about the writer and, most importantly, Jesus Christ. Michael’s book on this topic is…
First Person: Don Paden
May 4, 2017 • 24 min
Don Paden, an Ohio police officer, talks with Wayne Shepherd about a life or death struggle with an assailant which eventually led him to give his life to Christ.
First Person: Rita Elmounayer
Apr 27, 2017 • 24 min
Rita Elmounayer talks with Wayne Shepherd about growing up in war-torn Lebanon and witnessing much death and hardship. Today, Rita serves as Chief Channels and Communications Officer and Deputy CEO of SAT-7, a Christian satellite television network…
First Person: Tim Kaufman
Apr 20, 2017 • 24 min
Speaker and musician Tim Kaufman talks with Wayne Shepherd about his personal story of battling depression and the lessons he’s learned as God brought healing and restoration. Tim is the author of Singing Hallelujah When You Feel Like Hell.
First Person: Dr. Billy Kim
Apr 13, 2017 • 24 min
Billy Kim was plucked out of poverty and obscurity during wartime in Korea by an American GI. Talking with Wayne Shepherd, Dr. Kim tells his story of coming to America, giving his life to Christ, and serving for many years as a Christian leader, pastor,…
First Person: Patrick Johnstone
Apr 6, 2017 • 24 min
Patrick Johnstone, the original author of the first editions of OPERATION WORLD, The Definitive Prayer Guide to All Nations, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the book and his newest project.
First Person: Charles Morris
Apr 6, 2017 • 24 min
The host of radio’s HAVEN TODAY, Charles Morris, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the spiritual faith of refugees he has interviewed recently in Jordan and Iraq. His book is Fleeing ISIS, Finding Jesus.
First Person: Craig Clapper
Mar 23, 2017 • 24 min
In his early 60’s, retired pastor Craig Clapper decided to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, earning the title of thru-hiker. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about his experience and the spiritual lessons learned along the way.
First Person: George Verwer
Mar 16, 2017 • 24 min
The Founder of Operation Mobilization, George Verwer, sits down with Wayne Shepherd to talk about the early days of his ministry as well as what is happening now globally as OM continues to faithfully proclaim Christ and meet human needs.
First Person: Norm Mulder
Mar 9, 2017 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd talks with Norm Mulder, the founder of TOPUCU, a Scripture-based program helping people learn principles for changing bad habits and acheiving goals. Individuals, businesses, and even the incarcerated are benefiting from TOPUCU— The Only…
First Person: Glen Keane
Mar 2, 2017 • 24 min
Disney animation legend Glen Keane whose credits include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan and many, many other much-loved animated films, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his decision to follow Christ and how that has…
First Person: TC Stallings
Feb 23, 2017 • 24 min
Actor, author, and speaker T.C. Stallings talks with Wayne Shepherd about his film roles in COURAGEOUS and WAR ROOM, plus his message of passionately seeking God’s purpose for your life.
First Person: Sherry Eyssen
Feb 16, 2017 • 24 min
Sherry Eyssen talks with Wayne Shepherd about experiencing the comfort of Christ following an unwanted divorce and the death of a son and her husband.
First Person: Michael Card
Feb 9, 2017 • 24 min
Singer/songwriter and Bible teacher Michael Card and Wayne Shepherd begin a four-part series of conversations focusing on the four Gospels. This week, they start with Matthew’s Gospel.
First Person: Tom Atema
Feb 2, 2017 • 24 min
Veteran Christian leader Tom Atema talks with Wayne Shepherd about the ministries he’s been a part of, including his present involvement with Heart for Lebanon.
First Person: Bruce Smith
Feb 2, 2017 • 24 min
The President/CEO of Wycliffe Associates talks with Wayne Shepherd and gives an update on the work of Bible translation which is speeding up translation work around the world.
First Person: Scott Gration
Feb 1, 2017 • 24 min
Now retired as a Major General in the USAF, Scott Gration served his country in several ways, including as Ambassador to Kenya. This former missionary kid who grew up in Africa talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life of public service.
First Person: Ken Isaacs
Jan 12, 2017 • 24 min
Working for the ministry Samaritan’s Purse has taken Ken Isaacs to 120 countries of the world, helping lead relief and development projects. Starting out in life as a well driller, Ken talks with Wayne Shepherd about his call to the ministry of helping…
First Person: Dom Gorie
Jan 5, 2017 • 24 min
Retired NASA Astronaut Dom Gorie, who flew four Space Shuttle missions— two as Commander, talks with Wayne Shepherd about placing his faith in Christ and recounts his experiences in space.
First Person: Camille Melki
Dec 29, 2016 • 24 min
Camille Melki of Heart for Lebanon talks in studio with Wayne Shepherd about the influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon and what is being done to care for, educate, and share the Gospel with them.
First Person: Michael Card
Dec 21, 2016 • 24 min
In a Christmas conversation, Michael Card talks with Wayne Shepherd about some details of the events surrounding the birth of Christ which sometimes get overlooked. They also discuss plans for their continued FIRST PERSON conversations in 2017, centered…
First Person: Jason Dorsey
Dec 15, 2016 • 24 min
Artist and pastor Jason Dorsey talks with Wayne Shepherd about art and the church, building an art studio as a community outreach, and a discipleship path he has created which helps people find their calling and purpose in Christ.
First Person: Kay Horner
Dec 15, 2016 • 24 min
Kay Horner, Executive Director of Awakening America Alliance and National Coordinator for the Cry Out America 9/11 Prayer Initiative, talks with Wayne Shepherd about her ministry and vision for a contemporary spiritual awakening. They also discuss her…
First Person: Stan Unger
Dec 2, 2016 • 24 min
Businessman Stan Unger talks with Wayne Shepherd about his mission to provide support to people in countries who need assistance with food and more— all in the name of Christ.
First Person: Marilyn Adamson
Nov 25, 2016 • 24 min
A former atheist, Marilyn Adamson became a follower of Jesus Christ by asking questions. Now, she tells Wayne Shepherd how she is using the internet to provide answers to millions of people who are seeking God the way she once did.
First Person: Tracy McKenzie
Nov 17, 2016 • 24 min
With Thanksgiving upon us, Dr. Tracy McKenzie, professor and chair of the history department at Wheaton College, talks about the lessons we can learn from an accurate account of the first Thanksgiving in America.
First Person: Jennifer Smith
Nov 10, 2016 • 24 min
Jennifer Smith once served 12 years in prison— but it was while there that Jesus Christ changed her life. Today, Jennifer is the chaplain in the same prison where she was incarcerated and is seeing many women turn to Christ and be discipled through God’s…
First Person: Shawn Thornton
Nov 3, 2016 • 24 min
Growing up, Shawn Thornton’s mother suffered from an undiagnosed brain injury that cause severe mood swings, from sweet, loving, Christian woman, to episodes of rage. As he talks with Wayne Shepherd and looks back on his early family life, Shawn sees…
First Person: Lee Strobel
Oct 27, 2016 • 24 min
Once a journalist for the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel studied Christianity with the goal of refuting it. Instead he was overwhelmed by the evidence, became a follower of Christ, and has written numerous books including the modern classic, THE CASE FOR…
First Person: Erin Bethea
Oct 20, 2016 • 24 min
Actress, writer, producer Erin Bethea talks with Wayne Shepherd about her calling to wholesome story telling through filmmaking and announces her newest movie release, NEW LIFE.
First Person: Jeanne Nigro
Oct 20, 2016 • 24 min
Formerly an organizational consultant in the corporate world, Jeanne Nigro was full of despair and saw no hope for herself. However, that was before Jesus Christ and His Word changed her perspective. Now the author a new book, UNSHAKEN; Standing Strong in…
First Person: Ed Cannon
Oct 6, 2016 • 24 min
Ed Cannon, President of the Far East Broadcasting Company, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his recent trip to South Korea and the amazing movements of prayer and baptism taking place in that country, as well as stories of the Gospel penetrating North…
First Person: Dallas Holm
Sep 29, 2016 • 24 min
Early Christian contemporary music artist Dallas Holm talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry today.
First Person: Albert Reyes
Sep 22, 2016 • 24 min
Dr. Albert Reyes, the President of Buckner International, a global ministry focused on serving vulnerable children, orphans, seniors, and their families, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story and recent book, The Jesus Agenda.
First Person: Oliver Dossmann
Sep 22, 2016 • 24 min
Oliver Dossmann talks with Wayne Shepherd about his vision for a missionary-focused retreat center, called Eden Ridge, now operating in Tennessee.
First Person: Dewayne Washington
Sep 8, 2016 • 24 min
The Gentlemen’s Society is for young, inner city boys who are training to become men through the biblical principles of character and integrity. Dewayne Washington talks with Wayne Shepherd about the program which is now expanding to many parts of the…
First Person: Andrew Scott
Sep 1, 2016 • 24 min
The President of Operation Mobilization U.S., Andrew Scott, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his background before joining OM, his call to serve, and the message of his new book, SCATTER, calling for a new era of missions.
First Person: Michael Card
Aug 25, 2016 • 24 min
In a conversation in his Franklin, TN studio, singer/songwriter/bible teacher Michael Card talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry today.
First Person: The Barrick Family
Aug 18, 2016 • 24 min
All four members of the Barrick family sustained life-threatening injuries when their car was crushed by a drunk driver on their way home from church. Talking with Wayne Shepherd, they tell of the ordeal, but also of the many miracles of God’s grace and…
First Person: Victor Akhterov
Aug 11, 2016 • 24 min
The Russian Ministries Director for the Far East Broadcasting Company, Victor Akhterov, talks with Wayne Shepherd about growing up during Soviet-era religious persecution and about FEBC’s ministry today in the former Soviet republics, including the…
First Person: Christine Boyle
Aug 4, 2016 • 24 min
Christine Boyle started out life at 18 as an unwed mother who gave birth to a special needs child. She talks with Wayne Shepherd about God’s abundant care and provision for her life and encourages other parents of children with disabilities.
First Person: Bob Doll
Jul 28, 2016 • 24 min
Bob Doll, now Senior Portfolio Manager, Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, tells Wayne Shepherd of the lessons he learned about his calling and identity in Christ when he once lost a high-profile job.
First Person: Kevin Belmonte
Jul 21, 2016 • 24 min
The author of DEFIANT JOY and THE QUOTABLE CHESTERTON, Kevin Belmonte talks with Wayne Shepherd about one of his favorite topics: The English writer, journalist, and apologist G.K. Chesterton.
First Person: Ron Zappia
Jul 14, 2016 • 24 min
Today Ron Zappia is pastor of a large and growing church— Harvest/Naperville, IL. But early in his life and marriage, before he met the Lord, things were not going so well. Ron tells his story to Wayne Shepherd on this week’s program.
First Person: Stefano Fehr
Jul 7, 2016 • 24 min
Stefano Fehr, President of Call of Hope U.S., talks with Wayne Shepherd about making the Gospel accessible to Muslims through creative media, relational evangelism, discipleship, humanitarian aid, and church planting initiatives.
First Person: Nick Hall
Jul 7, 2016 • 24 min
Nick Hall, the founder of Pulse, a fast-growing youth evangelism movement, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the need for and purpose of Pulse. They also discuss the upcoming Together 2016 event to be held July 16, 2016 in Washington D.C.
First Person: Fraser Family
Jun 23, 2016 • 24 min
When all 5 children in the missionary Fraser family boarded a small plane bound for rural Ontario for a weekend of ministry, little did they know they would all survive the crash of that plane with minor injuries. Kent and Kim Fraser along with their…
First Person: Boris and Nick Vujicic
Jun 16, 2016 • 24 min
Father and son Boris and Nick Vujicic talk with Wayne Shepherd about facing the challenge of raising a special needs child. Nick, born without arms or legs has become an internationally known speaker and author, but at the time of his birth, his parents…
First Person: Tim Bayly
Jun 16, 2016 • 24 min
Author and pastor Tim Bayly, the son of the late author Joseph Bayly, talks with Wayne Shepherd about overcoming the failures of both having a “gloriously imperfect” father and being imperfect fathers to our children. His book is titled, DADDY TRIED.
First Person: Steve Siler
Jun 2, 2016 • 24 min
The Founder and Creative Director of Music for the Soul, Steve Siler, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his story of faith and calling to use music as spiritual therapy for wounded souls. He also discusses his new book, MUSIC FOR THE SOUL.
First Person: Suzanne Stamboulieh
May 25, 2016 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd talks with Suzanne Stamboulieh about her vision and passion to write and publish quality christian children’s books which are centered on God’s Word.
First Person: Dr. Erwin Lutzer
May 18, 2016 • 37 min
Retiring this week as the Senior Pastor of Chicago’s Moody Church, Dr. Erwin Lutzer talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry.
First Person: Marv Newell and Wayne Pederson
May 18, 2016 • 24 min
Churches are being encouraged to observe Day for the Unreached on Pentecost Sunday, bringing attention to the 2 billion in the world who have never heard the gospel. Wayne Shepherd talks with mission executives Marv Newell and Wayne Pederson.
First Person: Chuck and Winnie Christensen
May 5, 2016 • 24 min
Chuck and Winnie Christensen have been long time, faithful followers of Jesus Christ— Chuck as a Christian broadcaster and Winnie as a speaker and author. As a couple, they talk with Wayne Shepherd about their lives and lessons God taught them along the…
First Person: Scott Nordstrom
Apr 28, 2016 • 24 min
Following the death of an infant child, Scott Nordstrom and his family felt called of God to assist orphans around the world. Scott talks with Wayne Shepherd about starting the ministry called Global Orphan Relief.
First Person: James Hwang
Apr 28, 2016 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd talks with James Hwang who previously worked at NASA, developing robotics for the space agency. After serving for several years as a local church pastor, Dr. Hwang is now the Executive Director of Chinese Ministries at the Far East…
First Person: Dr. Barry Corey
Apr 14, 2016 • 24 min
The President of Biola University, Dr. Barry Corey, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the message of his new book, LOVE KINDNESS, which seeks to rediscover the power of a lost Christian virtue.
First Person: Ken Isaacs
Apr 7, 2016 • 24 min
Working for the ministry Samaritan’s Purse has taken Ken Isaacs to 120 countries of the world, helping lead relief and development projects. Starting out in life as a well driller, Ken talks with Wayne Shepherd about his call to the ministry of helping…
First Person: Dom Gorie
Mar 31, 2016 • 24 min
NASA Astronaut Dom Gorie, who flew four Space Shuttle missions— two as Commander, talks with Wayne Shepherd about placing his faith in Christ and recounts his experiences in space.
First Person: Nabeel Qureshi
Mar 24, 2016 • 24 min
Nabbed Qureshi, who converted from Islam to faith in Christ, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the implications of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
First Person: Stefan Radelich
Mar 17, 2016 • 24 min
The President and CEO of Feed the Hungry, Stefan Radelich, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his story of preparing for a career in the restaurant and hospitality business, but yielded to God’s call to feed hungry children in Christ’s name.
First Person: Pamela Winderweedle
Mar 10, 2016 • 24 min
Pamela Winderweedle talks with Wayne Shepherd about her years of abuse and drug addiction which led to years of prison. Now free in Jesus Christ, Pamela is the founder of Chebar Ministries offering encouragement and the hope of Christ to women in prison.
First Person: Dan Vermilya
Feb 25, 2016 • 24 min
Historian Dan Vermilya, the author of The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and James Garfield and the Civil War, talks with Wayne Shepherd about stories of faith he’s learned from his study of America’s Civil War.
First Person: James Ward
Feb 25, 2016 • 24 min
Pastor. author, and corporate executive James Ward talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book ZERO VICTIM in which he exposes victimization— not unfortunate circumstances— as something which often leads to mental and spiritual defeat by creating negative…
First Person: Nabeel Qureshi
Feb 17, 2016 • 24 min
Formerly a devout Muslim, Nabeel Qureshi, the author of SEEKING ALLAH, FINDING JESUS, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his encounter with the claims of Christianity and ultimately his decision to place his faith in Jesus Christ.
First Person: Dr. Tracy McKenzie
Feb 11, 2016 • 24 min
Historian Dr. Tracy McKenzie talks with Wayne Shepherd about his study of the life of Abraham Lincoln and applies some of the lessons learned to people of faith today.
First Person: Peter Rosenberger
Feb 4, 2016 • 24 min
The founder of Caregivers with Hope, Peter Rosenberger, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his own experience of providing long term care for his wife and offers encouragement to other caregivers.
First Person: Jay Payleitner
Jan 28, 2016 • 24 min
Radio producer, author, and speaker Jay Payleitner talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book What If God Wrote Your Bucket List?
First Person: Rudi Wiens
Jan 21, 2016 • 24 min
International Christian broadcaster Rudi Wiens talks with Wayne Shepherd about his early life growing up in Siberia where his parents were exiled as Christian believers, and about his ministry today in establishing Christian radio stations in Eurasia with…
First Person: Bob Tiede
Jan 14, 2016 • 24 min
Bob Tiede, a member of Cru’s U.S. Leadership Development team, and the founder of www.LeadingWithQuestions.com, talks with Wayne Shepherd about developing the next generation of Christian leaders.
First Person: Chenoa Alamu
Jan 14, 2016 • 24 min
Violinist Chenoa Alamu talks with Wayne Shepherd about her love of music which has the power to transcend all barriers. During the conversation Chenoa also tells of her desire to help children develop their musical gifts and beautifully plays the hymn…
First Person: Os Hillman
Dec 31, 2015 • 24 min
Os Hillman of the radio program FAITH, WORK, and CULTURE talks with Wayne Shepherd about his faith story and the circumstances that led him to find his calling in helping others find spiritual purpose and fulfillment in their work.
First Person: Kevin Belmonte
Dec 24, 2015 • 24 min
The author of the latest biography of 19th century evangelist D.L. Moody, Kevin Belmonte, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book titled D.L. Moody; A Life.
FIRST PERSON: Judy Mills and Michelle Rainey
Dec 17, 2015 • 24 min
One woman was a Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Volunteer, the other was a young teen, who didn’t believe in God, taking care of her younger siblings while her mother was in prison. Listen to find out how God used Judy Mills and Angel Tree in the life of…
First Person: Victor Akhterov
Dec 10, 2015 • 24 min
The Russian Ministries Director for the Far East Broadcasting Company, Victor Akhterov, talks with Wayne Shepherd about growing up during Soviet-era religious persecution and about FEBC’s ministry today in the former Soviet republics, including the…
First Person: Sean McDowell
Dec 10, 2015 • 24 min
Young, Christian apologist Sean McDowell talks with Wayne Shepherd about the new Apologetics Study Bible for Students and the need for today’s youth to be equipped to defend their faith.
First Person: Chris and Jan Harris
Nov 26, 2015 • 24 min
Nashville singing talent and producers Chris and Jan Harris, known professionally as Rodeo and Juliet, talk with Wayne Shepherd about their life and music spanning several decades in Music City.
First Person: Max Armstrong
Nov 19, 2015 • 24 min
Agribusiness broadcaster Max Armstrong talks with Wayne Shepherd as they salute the American farmer at Thanksgiving and tell stories from Max’s book, Stories from the Heartland.
First Person: JJ Jasper
Nov 12, 2015 • 24 min
Radio personality JJ Jasper talks about both the grief and hope his family has experienced after the accidental death of their 5 year old son, Cooper.
First Person: Maj. Gen. Carl Schneider USAF (ret)
Nov 5, 2015 • 24 min
As we approach Veteran’s Day, Wayne Shepherd talks with retired USAF General Carl Schneider about his military career as well as his desire to help today’s veterans cope with their challenges.
First Person: Shodankeh Johnson
Oct 29, 2015 • 24 min
Pastor Shodankeh Johnson, a church planter from Sierra Leone, talks with Wayne Shepherd about ministering to his country during its 1991-2002 civil war and the growth of the church in his country since then.
First Person: Gene Jordan
Oct 22, 2015 • 24 min
Veteran Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) pilot Gene Jordan talks with Wayne Shepherd about his years of service and ministry flying for MAF.
First Person: Corey Buchanan
Oct 15, 2015 • 24 min
Once an inmate at Cook County Jail, Corey Buchanan talks with Wayne Shepherd about his ministry now which includes going back into the jail to minister the gospel to present day inmates.
First Person: Matthew Elliott
Oct 8, 2015 • 24 min
Matthew Elliott, President of Oasis International, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the goal of economically distributing printed biblical material in Africa— including development of a first-ever African study Bible.
First Person: Terri Roberts
Oct 1, 2015 • 24 min
Terri Roberts, the mother of the man who entered an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, killing innocent girls, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the pain and anguish, but also the forgiving response of the Amish community.
First Person: Percy McCray
Sep 24, 2015 • 24 min
Percy McCray, Director of Faith-Based Programs at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, talks with Wayne Shepherd about leading a team of spiritual counselors in helping cancer victims find hope and healing.
First Person: Terry Botwick
Sep 17, 2015 • 24 min
Hollywood producer Terry Botwick talks with Wayne Shepherd about his faith and career in filmmaking and television. He also tells the story behind his new film, CAPTIVE which releases this weekend.
First Person: Bobby Blazier
Sep 10, 2015 • 24 min
Nashville musician and producer Bobby Blazier talks with Wayne Shepherd about the discovery of some unpublished work of hymn writer Fanny Crosby and a special premiere musical event planned for Oct. 8 in Nashville.
First Person: Joe Battaglia
Sep 3, 2015 • 24 min
Joe Battaglia talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT JESUS in which he exposes the intellectual dishonesty of political correctness and presents Jesus as the model for embracing a countercultural faith.
First Person: Colin Smith
Aug 27, 2015 • 24 min
Originally from Scotland, Colin Smith, Senior Pastor of The Orchard church with locations around the Chicago area, and the speaker on radio’s UNLOCKING THE BIBLE, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry as well as his book which builds on…
First Person: James Ward
Aug 20, 2015 • 24 min
Pastor. author, and corporate executive James Ward talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book ZERO VICTIM in which he exposes victimization— not unfortunate circumstances— as something which often leads to mental and spiritual defeat by creating negative…
First Person: Jerry Wiles
Aug 13, 2015 • 24 min
Jerry Wiles, President Emeritus of Living Water International, talks with Wayne Shepherd about what is known as the Orality Movement in sharing the Gospel worldwide.
First Person: Batjargal Tuvshintengel
Aug 6, 2015 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd talks with a young, Christian leader in the country of Mongolia. Batjargal Tuvshintengel is the Director Far East Broadcasting Company’s radio station in Mongolia, Radio Wind, reaching his country with Christian radio and helping the church…
First Person: Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore
Jul 30, 2015 • 24 min
On the set of the upcoming movie THE WAR ROOM, Wayne Shepherd talks with Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Stephen Kendrick about the film’s theme of prayer. For additional on-set interviews, Facebook.com/FirstPersonInterview.
First Person: Jan Harrison
Jul 30, 2015 • 24 min
Jan Harrison, after the sudden death of her son while on a mission in Africa, wrote a book called AFTER THE STORM. On this week’s program, she talks with Wayne Shepherd about the grief but also the hope and comfort offered By Jesus Christ to those who…
First Person: Herbert Cooper
Jul 16, 2015 • 24 min
Herbert Cooper, pastor of People’s Church in Oklahoma City, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story of childhood sexual abuse and struggles. He sums up his testimony with the words, “But God Changes Everything” and says that whatever difficulty or…
First Person: Don Rice
Jul 16, 2015 • 24 min
Although Don Rice helps people plan their financial future, he’s much more interested in their eternal future. Don also is Chairman of the Board for Christian radio station, WBNH in Pekin, IL and he talks with Wayne Shepherd about his joy in sharing…
First Person: Dr. John Lennox
Jul 2, 2015 • 24 min
Scholar and Christian apologist Dr. John Lennox of the University of Oxford talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book AGAINST THE FLOW, The Inspiration of Daniel In An Age of Relativism, discussing the role and responsibility of the Christian in the public…
First Person: Albert Reyes
Jun 25, 2015 • 24 min
Dr. Albert Reyes the President of Buckner International, a global ministry focused on serving vulnerable children, orphans, seniors, and their families, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story and recent book, The Jesus Agenda.
First Person: Bill Hybels and Gary Schwammlein
Jun 18, 2015 • 24 min
As the leaders of the upcoming Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church, Senior Pastor Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Association CEO and President Gary Schwammlein talk with Wayne Shepherd about this year’s summit, along with the results…
First Person: Bill Myers
Jun 10, 2015 • 24 min
Best selling author and award winning filmmaker Bill Myers, whose new book is titled THE JESUS EXPERIENCE, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his quest to experience a deeper love and friendship with God.
First Person: Steve Stirling
Jun 4, 2015 • 24 min
Contracting polio as a very young child, Steve Stirling’s parents left him at an orphanage in Korea. Today, Steve is the President and CEO of MAP International, a global Christian health organization. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and his…
First Person: Dr. Billy Kim
May 28, 2015 • 24 min
Billy Kim was plucked out of poverty and obscurity during wartime in Korea by an American GI. Talking with Wayne Shepherd, Dr. Kim tells his story of coming to America, giving his life to Christ, and serving for many years as a Christian leader, pastor,…
First Person: Dr. Erwin Lutzer
May 21, 2015 • 37 min
Dr. Erwin Lutzer who has announced he is stepping down as Senior Pastor of Chicago’s Moody Church to become Pastor Emeritus, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his new autobiography, He Will Be the Preacher.
First Person: Jeff Jacobsen
May 14, 2015 • 24 min
When a rare genetic disorder caused the failure of Jeff Jacobsen’s liver, he received a transplant. Jeff talks with Wayne Shepherd about the disease, the miracle of an organ transplant, and the lessons he learned about God’s providential care through the…
First Person: Christine Boyle
May 7, 2015 • 24 min
Christine Boyle started out life at 18 as an unwed mother who gave birth to a special needs child. She talks with Wayne Shepherd about God’s abundant care and provision for her life and encourages other parents of children with disabilities.
First Person: Denalyn Lucado
Apr 30, 2015 • 24 min
Along with her husband, Max, Denalyn Lucado has written a Treasury of Bedtime Prayers for children. She talks with Wayne Shepherd about the impact of prayer in her life and the importance of teaching children to pray from their youngest days.
First Person: Wallace Henley
Apr 23, 2015 • 24 min
With over 30 years of experience in journalism, government, and the church, Wallace Henley, author of GLOBEQUAKE, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the role of the church in culture and the need for developing Christian leaders for influence in the public…
First Person: Tim Rogers
Apr 16, 2015 • 24 min
Tim Rogers of the Elgin Children’s Foundation talks with Wayne Shepherd about the foundation’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty for the youngest, poorest, and most vulnerable children in rural Southern Appalachia.
First Person: Mike Fabarez
Apr 9, 2015 • 24 min
Mike Fabarez, pastor of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, CA and host of radio’s FOCAL POINT, talks with Wayne Shepherd about what his family has learned regarding God’s presence and help when you are hurting.
First Person: Josh and Matt Caterer
Apr 2, 2015 • 24 min
Brothers Josh and Matt Caterer talk with Wayne Shepherd about their journey from the founding of the Smoking Popes pop punk band to faith in Christ.
First Person: Lee Strobel
Mar 27, 2015 • 24 min
The author of The Case for Christ and The Case For Faith, apologist Lee Strobel talks with Wayne Shepherd about his new book, The Case for Grace, and reveals his personal story of a strained relationship with his own father.
First Person: Rudi Wiens
Mar 19, 2015 • 24 min
International Christian broadcaster Rudy Wiens talks with Wayne Shepherd about his early life growing up in Siberia where his parents were exiled as Christian believers, and about his ministry today in establishing Christian radio stations in Eurasia with…
First Person: Bruce Johnson
Mar 12, 2015 • 24 min
TIME magazine named The Ebola Fighters as the “2014 Person of the Year.” Bruce Johnson, President of SIM USA talks with Wayne Shepherd about the crisis which was met head on by members of SIM in Africa, as well as the overall mission of SIM and his…
First Person: Doug McAllister
Mar 5, 2015 • 24 min
Doug McAllister was a engineer and businessman who reached a point in his life where he believed that Jesus Christ was a myth. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about the circumstances God used to transform his life spiritually.
First Person: Dallas Holm
Feb 27, 2015 • 24 min
Early Christian contemporary music artist Dallas Holm talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry today.
First Person: Kevin Belmonte
Feb 19, 2015 • 24 min
The author of DEFIANT JOY and THE QUOTABLE CHESTERTON, Kevin Belmonte talks with Wayne Shepherd about one of his favorite topics: The English writer, journalist, and apologist G.K. Chesterton.
First Person: Felecia Thompson
Feb 11, 2015 • 24 min
Felecia Thompson, an experienced leader and non-profit executive, talks with Wayne Shepherd about her life and ministry aimed at helping people and churches engage with their neighborhoods.
First Person: Joel Rosenberg
Feb 5, 2015 • 24 min
Joel Rosenberg, author of the new book The Third Target, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his family’s history of immigration, his own acceptance of faith in Christ, and his decision to move his family to Israel.
First Person: Vitalie Belibov
Jan 27, 2015 • 24 min
Recorded in Moldova, Pastor Vitalie Belibov talks with Wayne Shepherd about his family background and present day ministry working with Stella’s Voice helping young men and women live for Christ in difficult circumstances.
First Person: Jane Horton
Jan 22, 2015 • 24 min
Her husband, Christopher Horton, was an American sniper who gave his life in service to his country in Afghanistan. Jane Horton tells his story— and hers— as she talks with Wayne Shepherd.
First Person: Bruce Steffes
Jan 15, 2015 • 24 min
Medical doctor Bruce Steffes tells of his calling to help train doctors in Africa through the Pan African Academy of African Surgeons a ministry which has been impacted by the Ebola epidemic.
First Person: Larry Poland
Jan 9, 2015 • 24 min
The Chairman and Founder of Mastermedia, International, Larry Poland talks with Wayne Shepherd about what led up to his ministry in Hollywood and the message of his book, CHASM; Crossing the Divide Between Hollywood and People of Faith.
First Person: Bruce Sonnenberg
Jan 9, 2015 • 24 min
Bruce Sonnenberg was at first reluctant to get involved, but God clearly led him to a ministry of helping HIV/AIDS victims. Learn about He Intends Victory, educating the church and offering spiritual hope and encouragement to many victims around the world.
First Person: Report from Korea
Dec 25, 2014 • 24 min
A group of U.S. broadcasters, who traveled to South Korea for the dedication of a new building to be used by the Far East Broadcasting Company, talk about the experience and what they observed about FEBC’s ministry in Northwest Asia. Guests include Ed…
First Person: Jim Liske
Dec 18, 2014 • 24 min
Jim Liske of Prison Fellowship talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story and the impact that the Christmas project Angel Tree is having in providing gifts to the children of the incarcerated.
First Person: Shane Norman
Dec 11, 2014 • 24 min
Shane Norman, Senior Vice-President and Chief Digital Officer at Douglas Shaw & Associates, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story as well as his interest in digital marketing and pastoring a church at the same time.
First Person: Carolyn McCulley
Dec 4, 2014 • 24 min
Author, speaker, and filmmaker Carolyn McCulley discusses biblical womanhood with Wayne Shepherd, drawing from her book The Measure of Success.
First Person: Os Hillman
Nov 27, 2014 • 24 min
Os Hillman of Marketplace Leaders talks with Wayne Shepherd about his faith story and the circumstances that led him to find his calling in helping others find spiritual purpose and fulfillment in their work.
First Person: Dr. Joe Stowell
Nov 20, 2014 • 24 min
Dr. Joe Stowell, President of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI, and the author of the new book REDEFINING LEADERSHIP, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the character-driven habits of effective leaders.
First Person: Report From Ukraine
Nov 13, 2014 • 46 min
Following a trip to troubled Eastern Ukraine with Mission Eurasia last month, Wayne Shepherd reports on the efforts of the local church to aid in the relief of many Christians who are being persecuted and have become war refugees.
First Person: Lee Ellis
Nov 7, 2014 • 24 min
Former Vietnam-era POW Lee Ellis talks with Wayne Shepherd about his experience and the leadership lessons for life and business he has learned as a result.
First Person: John Boyd
Oct 30, 2014 • 24 min
John Boyd, the President and CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story— a life now dedicated to serving people through aviation and technology in Christ’s name.
First Person: Bill Pollard
Oct 23, 2014 • 24 min
Christian businessman William (Bill) Pollard, the author of The Tides of Life, talks with Wayne Shepherd about lessons in life and business he has learned as a follower of Christ.
First Person: Kevin Belmonte
Oct 16, 2014 • 24 min
The author of the latest biography of 19th century evangelist D.L. Moody, Kevin Belmonte, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book titled D.L. Moody; A Life.
First Person: Gerard Long
Oct 9, 2014 • 24 min
The author of Awakening to God and Executive Director of Alpha USA, Gerard Long, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his family’s grief at the loss of a son and daughter.
First Person: James Patterson
Oct 2, 2014 • 24 min
Successful author James Patterson talks with Wayne Shepherd about his writing and his philanthropy aimed at encouraging reading.
First Person: Philip Cameron
Sep 25, 2014 • 24 min
Philip Cameron of Stella’s Voice, talks about the ministry’s mission of providing a safe place for young, orphaned women in Moldova when they might otherwise fall prey to human traffickers.
First Person: Jamie Janosz
Sep 18, 2014 • 24 min
Jamie Janosz, author of When Others Shuddered; Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up, talks with Wayne Shepherd about great Christian women in history.
First Person: Barry Meguiar
Sep 11, 2014 • 28 min
The head of Meguiar’s Car Care Products and host of TV’s Car Crazy, Barry Meguiar, talks with Wayne Shepherd about what motivates him in life far beyond shiny cars.
First Person: Anne Graham Lotz
Sep 11, 2014 • 24 min
Anne Graham Lotz talk with Wayne Shepherd about this season of life caring for both her father and her husband, causing her to think about heaven and “My Father’s House”.
First Person: Wayne Pederson
Aug 28, 2014 • 24 min
The President of Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global), Wayne Pederson, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the recent death of his wife, Norma, and the ongoing work of Reach Beyond through media and healthcare.
First Person: Jim McBride
Aug 21, 2014 • 24 min
Jim McBride tells Wayne Shepherd about growing up in a carnival family and giving his life to Christ as an adult businessman. In his book, Rite of Passage, Jim encourages fathers to be intentional about giving a blessing to their children.
First Person: Odessa Settles
Aug 14, 2014 • 24 min
In Nashville, Odessa Settles sits down to talk with Wayne Shepherd to talk about her life and music, including her love of spirituals and the role of music in the Civil Rights Movement.
First Person: Tommy Coomes
Aug 7, 2014 • 24 min
Musician Tommy Coomes talks with Wayne Shepherd about being an early member of the CCM group Love Song, his role in forming Maranatha Music, and his life today with The Tommy Coomes Band.
First Person: Larry Eskridge
Aug 7, 2014 • 24 min
Larry Eskridge, author of God’s Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his detailed history of a largely undocumented story in American evangelical life.
First Person: Elona Prroj
Jul 26, 2014 • 24 min
A young woman widowed when her husband in Albania was murdered in a blood feud tells her story and of God’s grace in the midst of the pain.
First Person: Randy Alcorn
Jul 18, 2014 • 24 min
Author Randy Alcorn talks with Wayne Shepherd about his own faith story and how God has led him to write many books, including HEAVEN and SAFELY HOME.
First Person: John Wallace
Jul 10, 2014 • 24 min
Former Mormon John Wallace talks with Wayne Shepherd about his personal walk of faith that eventually caused him to accept God’s all-sufficient grace made possible by what Christ did for us on the cross and reject the teachings of the Latter-day Saints.
First Person: US Senate Chaplain Barry Black
Jul 5, 2014 • 24 min
Retired Admiral and current Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, Barry Black, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story and spiritual responsibilities in Washington D.C.
First Person: Tani and Efti Baraku
Jun 26, 2014 • 24 min
A young Albanian husband and wife, Tani and Efti Baraku, tell Wayne Shepherd their story of proclaiming the Gospel in Albania through Radio Emanuel.
First Person: Mark Gregston
Jun 20, 2014 • 24 min
The host of radio’s PARENTING TODAY’S TEENS, Mark Gregston, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his ministry to troubled teens and their parents and how God prepared him through his life for the assignment.
First Person: Juan Ortiz
Jun 12, 2014 • 24 min
His father did everything wrong in neglecting and abusing his children, but despite the hardship that created, Juan Ortiz today describes his life as a living miracle of God’s grace and mercy— largely because of how God changed his father’s heart. Juan…
First Person: Batjargal Tuvshintengel
Jun 5, 2014 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd talks with a young, Christian leader in the country of Mongolia. Batjargal Tuvshintengel is the Director Far East Broadcasting Company’s radio station in Mongolia, Radio Wind, reaching his country with Christian radio and helping the church…
First Person: Trillia Newbell
May 29, 2014 • 24 min
Writer Trillia Newbell talks with Wayne Shepherd about the theme of God’s vision for diversity in the church. As her own life story illustrates, even though progress has been made, we have yet to achieve true, gospel unity.
First Person: Edgar Harrell
May 22, 2014 • 24 min
During WWII, after delivering the atomic bombs to an airbase in the Pacific, The USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine. Edgar Harrell, who survived nearly 5 days in the ocean watching other men die from dehydration and shark attacks, talks…
First Person: Ric McClary
May 15, 2014 • 24 min
As a teenager in the 1960’s, Ric McClary was typical of many troubled teens using drugs to escape his troubles and searching for peace. Ric talks with Wayne Shepherd about he found peace through unexpected circumstances.
First Person: Report from Cuba
May 8, 2014 • 24 min
A veteran Canadian missionary who has made over 100 trips to Cuba, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the growing church in Cuba and his observations about the spiritual needs.
First Person: Sue Detweiler
May 2, 2014 • 24 min
Speaker and Bible teacher Sue Detweiler, the author of 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the fire that destroyed their home and the lessons she learned as a young mother from that experience and others— lessons of joy and…
First Person: Dan Andrew Cura
Apr 24, 2014 • 24 min
The President and Managing Director of Far East Broadcasting Company in the Philippines, Dan Andrew Cura, talks with Wayne Shepherd about FEBC’s ministry, especially the vital role played in setting up a local broadcast station immediately following…
First Person: Nabeel Qureshi
Apr 17, 2014 • 24 min
Recent guest Nabeel Qureshi, a Christian apologist who converted from Islam, returns to talk with Wayne Shepherd about the evidence for the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nabeel is the author of SEEKING ALLAH, FINDING JESUS.
First Person: Michael Card
Apr 10, 2014 • 24 min
In a conversation in his Franklin, TN studio, singer/songwriter/bible teacher Michael Card talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry today.
First Person: The Barrick Family
Apr 3, 2014 • 24 min
All four members of the Barrick family sustained life-threatening injuries when their car was crushed by a drunk driver on their way home from church. Talking with Wayne Shepherd, they tell of the ordeal, but also of the many miracles of God’s grace and…
First Person: Bobb Biehl
Mar 27, 2014 • 24 min
Author and Executive Mentor Bobb Biehl, the Founder of Masterplanning Group International, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life journey and shares what he has learned about both personal and organizational development.
First Person: Doug Pennoyer
Mar 20, 2014 • 24 min
Anthropologist Dr. Doug Pennoyer of Biola University talks with Wayne Shepherd about his early life as a missionary kid growing up among a tribal group in the Philippines, and his chosen career preparing modern day missionaries through the study of…
First Person: Nabeel Qureshi
Mar 13, 2014 • 24 min
Formerly a devout Muslim, Nabeel Qureshi, the author of SEEKING ALLAH, FINDING JESUS, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his encounter with the claims of Christianity and ultimately his decision to place his faith in Jesus Christ.
First Person: Warren Wiersbe
Mar 6, 2014 • 24 min
Beloved pastor and author Dr. Warren Wiersbe joins Wayne Shepherd to talk about his life and ministry.
First Person: Ken Turner
Feb 27, 2014 • 24 min
Ken Turner talks with Wayne Shepherd about his ministry to the fatherless and high-risk youth.
First Person: Ron Harris
Feb 20, 2014 • 24 min
Ron Harris of MediaAlliance International tells Wayne Shepherd of his ministry to train, assist, connect, consult, mentor, and encourage Christian broadcasters in many parts of the world.
First Person: Mary Frances Bowley
Feb 13, 2014 • 24 min
Mary Frances Bowley talks with Wayne Shepherd about WellSpring Living whose mission is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training, and treatment programs for women and girls.
First Person: Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Feb 6, 2014 • 24 min
Christian thinker and apologist Ravi Zacharias talks with Wayne Shepherd about his early life and conversion following an attempted suicide.
First Person: Bruce Smith
Jan 30, 2014 • 24 min
Dr. Bruce Smith, President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life’s ministry of reaching as many people as possible with the Gospel through Bible translation.
First Person: Camille Melki
Jan 23, 2014 • 24 min
Camille Melki of Heart for Lebanon talks with Wayne Shepherd about his background and love for his country and the ministry challenge of serving Syrian refugees in the name of Christ.
First Person: Jim Janz
Jan 16, 2014 • 24 min
Canadian businessman Jim Janz explains to Wayne Shepherd his desire for people from all walks of life to experience finding a meaningful, fulfilling destiny for their lives.
First Person: Ed Stetzer
Jan 9, 2014 • 24 min
The President of Lifeway Research, Ed Stetzer, who is also a contributing editor at Christianity Today, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his personal story and commitment to serving the Evangelical church.
First Person: Malcolm Gladwell
Jan 2, 2014 • 24 min
Journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell talks with Wayne Shepherd about his latest book DAVID AND GOLIATH, Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.
First Person: Best of 2013
Jan 2, 2014 • 24 min
For the final program of 2013, Wayne Shepherd has chosen a few of the many interview highlights of the past year. Clips include Keith and Kristyn Getty, Rich Stearns, Cathey Anderson, Papa Joe Broadford, and Alistair McGrath.
First Person: Liz Curtis Higgs
Dec 27, 2013 • 24 min
Author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs talks with Wayne Shepherd about her latest book, The Women of Christmas.
First Person: Jim Liske
Dec 12, 2013 • 24 min
The President and CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries, Jim Liske, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the path of his life, his ministry with Prison Fellowship, and his love for the Christmastime project, Angel Tree.
First Person: FEBC Report From S. Korea
Dec 12, 2013 • 24 min
A group of U.S. broadcasters, who traveled to South Korea for the dedication of a new building to be used by the Far East Broadcasting Company, talk about the experience and what they observed about FEBC’s ministry in Northwest Asia. Guests include Ed…
First Person: Greg and Anatasia Yoder
Dec 5, 2013 • 24 min
Greg Yoder of Mission Network News and his daughter, Anatasia, tell Wayne Shepherd their story of adoption and of their excitement for Project Hope, an outreach to orphans in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
First Person: Dianna Booher
Nov 20, 2013 • 24 min
Communication and productivity expert Dianna Booher talks with Wayne Shepherd about her own story of finding her signature work and discusses how others can do the same.
First Person: Walter Santos
Nov 14, 2013 • 24 min
Musician Walter Santos talks with Wayne Shepherd about his one-time addiction to drugs and the healing and forgiveness he found in placing his faith in Jesus Christ.
First Person: Cheryl Martin
Nov 8, 2013 • 24 min
Broadcaster and speaker Cheryl Martin of Excellent Living talks with Wayne Shepherd about her life and calling.
First Person: Elona Prroj
Oct 15, 2013 • 24 min
Elona Prroj, a young widow of a pastor in Albania who was killed in a blood feud tells Wayne Shepherd her story of both grief and God’s comfort.
First Person: Dan Kuiper
Oct 15, 2013 • 24 min
The author of When Father is a Bad Word, Dan Kuiper, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the critical role a father plays in the life of his children.
First Person: Bob Doll
Oct 15, 2013 • 24 min
Bob Doll, a senior financial analyst, tells Wayne Shepherd of the lessons he learned about his calling and identity in Christ when he lost a high-profile job.
First Person: Lynn Wilder
Oct 5, 2013 • 24 min
Lynn Wilder tells Wayne Shepherd that after 30 years of being Mormons, active in leadership positions within the church, why she and her family turned to the truth of God’s Word and left Mormonism.
First Person: Hans van Baaren
Oct 3, 2013 • 24 min
Hans van Baaren, President of OM Ships (a ministry of Operation Mobilization) talks to Wayne Shepherd about his own story and the story of God at work through OM Ships around the world.
First Person: Mac Pier
Sep 26, 2013 • 24 min
The President and Founder of the New York City Leadership Center, Mac Pier, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the spiritual climate of his great city.
First Person: Tommy Coomes
Sep 19, 2013 • 24 min
Musician Tommy Coomes talks with Wayne Shepherd about being an early member of the CCM group Love Song, his role in forming Maranatha Music, and his life today with The Tommy Coomes Band.
First Person: Larry Eskridge
Sep 12, 2013 • 24 min
Larry Eskridge, author of God’s Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his detailed history of a largely undocumented story in American evangelical life.
First Person: Rick Eldridge
Sep 5, 2013 • 24 min
The producer of the new movie The Ultimate Life, Rick Eldridge, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his career in film and this latest release which is both a prequel and a sequel to The Ultimate Gift.
First Person: Kim Ketola
Aug 29, 2013 • 24 min
Kim Ketola, author of CRADLE MY HEART Finding God’s Love After Abortion, joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about her personal story.
First Person: Sergey Rakhuba
Aug 22, 2013 • 24 min
God’s Word breaks through all obstacles. Sergey Rakhuba of Russian Ministries tells his story of how the Bible overcame both political and personal barriers in his life.
First Person: Dr. David Hunt
Aug 15, 2013 • 24 min
David Hunt of Envoy House Publishers talks to Wayne Shepherd about his life growing up in Vietnam as well as about The Most Important Story and associated evangelism tools.
First Person: Lee Ellis
Aug 8, 2013 • 24 min
Former Vietnam-era POW Lee Ellis, author of LEADING WITH HONOR, tells Wayne Shepherd about the life long lessons he learned as a result of his experience.
First Person: Matthew Cork and Ken Kemp
Aug 1, 2013 • 24 min
Pastor Matthew Cork, as well as Ken Kemp of Operation Mobilization talk with Wayne Shepherd about the life-changing experience of visiting India and now addressing the plight of the Dalit (untouchables) in the movie Not Today, and their book, Why Not…
First Person: Ed Cannon
Jul 20, 2013 • 24 min
Ed Cannon the President of the Far East Broadcasting Company talks with Wayne Shepherd about his faith story and call to lead FEBC, explaining what he has learned about FEBC’s ministry today.
First Person: Al Sanders
Jul 18, 2013 • 24 min
Veteran radio announcer and innovative producer, Al Sanders, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his life and career in Christian radio, dating back to the 1940’s.
First Person: Tommy Moore
Jul 12, 2013 • 24 min
Tommy Moore of World Relief talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life growing up in inner-city Chicago and his heart for the world’s refugees who come to the U.S.
First Person: Brad Mattes
Jul 3, 2013 • 24 min
A leader in the pro-life movement, Brad Mattes of the Life Issues Institute, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his own faith story and dedication to saving the unborn.
First Person: Mark Hamby
Jun 27, 2013 • 24 min
Mark Hamby of Lamplighter Theatre and Guild talks to Wayne Shepherd about his dramatic conversion experience and his love for Christian classic literature, even though he didn’t like to read as a child.
First Person: John Stonestreet
Jun 20, 2013 • 24 min
Radio commentator and host John Stonestreet of BreakPoint talks to Wayne Shepherd about the development of his own biblical worldview and his desire to teach others to think biblically.
First Person: Mike Fechner
Jun 13, 2013 • 24 min
Mike Fechner of HIS Bridgebuilders, a ministry aimed at restoring urban communities, tells Wayne Shepherd how God led him to start this ministry through unusual trials.
First Person: Boris Volkov
Jun 6, 2013 • 24 min
Boris Volkov, the Director of School WIthout Walls for Russian Ministries, tells the story of his life and his vision for developing young, evangelical leaders in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
First Person: Don Beebe
May 30, 2013 • 24 min
Former NFL player Don Beebe talks with Wayne Shepherd about his career marked by faith, determination, and perseverance.
First Person: Yvonne Carlson
May 23, 2013 • 24 min
Because of what her Dutch family survived during WWII, Yvonne Carlson expresses a deep appreciation for those who sacrificed to win her family’s freedom.
First Person: George Del Canto
May 16, 2013 • 24 min
Ambitious and selfish, George Del Canto tells Wayne Shepherd how he came to hate the person he had become as he chased wealth, leading him to surrender his life to Christ and eventually found Kingdom Racing as a ministry.
First Person: Greg Pritchard
May 9, 2013 • 24 min
Dr. Greg Pritchard, Director of the European Leadership Forum, tells his story to Wayne Shepherd and discusses the strategic importance of Europe in world evangelization.
First Person: Papa Joe Bradford
May 2, 2013 • 24 min
Papa Joe Bradford talks with Wayne Shepherd about his unique life story leading to the founding of Elijah’s Heart, a ministry to at-risk, fatherless children.
First Person: Dr. Bob Bakke
Apr 25, 2013 • 24 min
The host of the One Cry Prayer Summit, Dr. Bob Bakke, talks with Wayne Shepherd about great prayer movements of the past and the hope for a spiritual awakening today.
First Person: Buddy Greene
Apr 18, 2013 • 24 min
Talented musician Buddy Greene talks to Wayne Shepherd about his early search for faith in Christ and also discusses those who have mentored him musically.
First Person: Rich Stearns
Apr 11, 2013 • 24 min
The President of World Vision, Rich Stearns, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the message of his new book, Unfinished, Believing Is Only the Beginning.
First Person: Charles Robinson
Apr 4, 2013 • 24 min
Charles Robinson, a Native American, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his deep desire for all people to understand his culture and see it penetrated by the Gospel.
First Person: Keith and Kristyn Getty
Mar 28, 2013 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd interviews modern day hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty in their Nashville home about their lives and worship music.
First Person: Cathey Anderson
Mar 21, 2013 • 24 min
Cathey Anderson of Operation Mobilzation joins Wayne Shepherd to talk about The Freedom Climb as group of women plan to climb Mt. Everest in April 2013 for the purpose of focusing on the plight of at-risk women and children around the world.
First Person: Dr. Alister McGrath
Mar 14, 2013 • 24 min
Author of the new, acclaimed biography of C.S. Lewis, Dr. Alister McGrath talks with Wayne Shepherd about the life Lewis described as an “eccentric genius, reluctant prophet”.
First Person: Hannu Haukka
Feb 28, 2013 • 24 min
Wayne Shepherd’s guest is Dr. Hannu Haukka, President and CEO of Great Commission Media Ministries (formerly IRR/TV), a non-denominational modern missions organization which focuses on taking the Gospel to the nations of Russia, Asia, the Middle East,…
First Person: Dr. Ted Baehr
Feb 21, 2013 • 24 min
Ted Baehr, Founder and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE® and Chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry, talks with Wayne Shepherd.
First Person: Wally Kulakoff, Part 2
Feb 14, 2013 • 24 min
Wally Kulakoff tells of ministry in the countries of the former Soviet Union, including a project of Russian Ministries called School Without Walls.
First Person: Wally Kulakoff
Feb 7, 2013 • 24 min
Wally Kulakoff tells the unusual story of his family’s background in Russian, China, and Australia and his personal journey to faith in Christ.
First Person: Dewayne Washington
Jan 31, 2013 • 24 min
Pastor Dewayne Washington from Ft. Worth, Texas tells Wayne Shepherd about his vision to teach young men about biblical manhood through The Gentlemen’s Society.
First Person: Andrew Scott
Jan 10, 2013 • 24 min
Andrew Scott, the President of Operation Mobilization in the U.S., talks to Wayne Shepherd about the global ministry of OM.
First Person: Gerard Long
Jan 3, 2013 • 24 min
The Director of Alpha USA, Gerard Long, talks to Wayne Shepherd about moving from senior business leadership to ministry as well as his family’s grief over a son’s suicide.
First Person: Tom Lin
Dec 27, 2012 • 24 min
The Director of Urbana 2012, the student missions conference sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his own faith story and explains the purpose and scope of Urbana 2012.
First Person: Michael Card
Dec 20, 2012 • 24 min
Musician and Bible teacher Michael Card discusses the incarnation of Jesus Christ in a Christmas-time conversation with Wayne Shepherd.
First Person: Trace Embry
Dec 13, 2012 • 24 min
The founder of Shepherd’s Hill Academy, Trace Embry, tells the story of how God called him to Bible school and eventually to start a ministry to help teens in crisis.
First Person: Al Sanders
Dec 6, 2012 • 24 min
Veteran radio announcer and innovative producer, Al Sanders, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his life and career in Christian radio, dating back to the 1940’s.
First Person: Tullian Tchividjian
Nov 29, 2012 • 24 min
Author and pastor Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of Dr. Billy Graham, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his early life of rebellion and what he’s learned about the purpose of suffering.
First Person: Vicky Wauterlek
Nov 22, 2012 • 24 min
Vicky Wauterlek of HANDS OF HOPE describes what her organization does to help women and children in several African countries.
First Person: Steve Scheibner
Nov 15, 2012 • 24 min
Steve Scheibner who, until the last minute, was scheduled to be one of the pilots on American Airlines flight #11 out of Boston on 9/11, tells his story to Wayne Shepherd.
First Person: Lee Ellis
Nov 8, 2012 • 24 min
Former Vietnam-era POW Lee Ellis, author of LEADING WITH HONOR, tells Wayne Shepherd about the life long lessons he learned as a result of his experience.
First Person: Max Lucado
Nov 1, 2012 • 24 min
Author and pastor Max Lucado talks to Wayne Shepherd and tells his own story of experiencing God’s grace.
First Person: Byron Paulus
Oct 25, 2012 • 24 min
Byron Paulus, Executive Director and President of Life Action Ministries tells Wayne Shepherd his faith story as well as the story of One Cry, a movement praying for a national spiritual awakening.
First Person: Kim Ketola
Oct 18, 2012 • 24 min
Kim Ketola, author of CRADLE MY HEART Finding God’s Love After Abortion, joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about her personal story.
First Person: Dr. Ratna Sajja
Oct 11, 2012 • 24 min
Born and raised in India as a Hindu, Dr. Ratna Sajja came to the saving knowledge of Christ after being miraculously healed from polio. He was called to the ministry at the age of 18, since then, God has used Dr. Sajja to minister to thousands of people…
First Person: Dr. Michael Youssef
Oct 5, 2012 • 24 min
Dr. Michael Youssef of LEADING THE WAY radio and television tells Wayne Shepherd his personal, dramatic story of leaving his home in Egypt and following God’s call to the ministry.
First Person: Harold Sala
Sep 27, 2012 • 24 min
This month, Dr. Harold Sala marks his 50th year of broadcasting and he talks to Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry.
First Person: Christopher and Angela Yuan
Sep 20, 2012 • 24 min
Mother and son, Angela and Christopher Yuan, tell the story of Christopher’s wandering years into homosexuality and drugs, while a mother prayed for her deliverance, then the deliverance of her son.
First Person: Levi Benkert
Sep 13, 2012 • 24 min
California Businessman Levi Benkert tells Wayne of his family’s decision to leave a comfortable lifestyle and move to Ethiopia to help create new families from among the widows and orphans.
First Person: Gail McWilliams
Sep 7, 2012 • 24 min
Gail McWilliams tells Wayne Shepherd that when medical reports threatened her eyesight if she had children, she chose to trust God with the outcome.
First Person: Makoto Fujimura
Aug 30, 2012 • 24 min
Renowned artist Makoto Fujimura discusses with Wayne Shepherd the link between his Christian faith and his creative work.
First Person: Dámaris Carbaugh
Aug 23, 2012 • 24 min
Vocalist Dámaris Carbaugh tells her life story of coming to faith in Jesus Christ and using music as a means of proclaiming the Gospel.
First Person: Dr. Warren Wiersbe
Aug 16, 2012 • 24 min
Long time pastor, author, and teacher Dr. Warren Wiersbe talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life of ministry, starting with his career as a magician.
First Person: Jerry Wiles
Aug 10, 2012 • 24 min
Jerry Wiles says the Gospel came to us on its way to someone else and we need to be faithful in telling others the Good News.
First Person: Steve Siler
Aug 10, 2012 • 24 min
The Founder of Music for the Soul, Steve Siler talks to Wayne Shepherd about his coming to faith in Christ and the change that brought to his life and music.
First Person: Ron DiCianni
Aug 2, 2012 • 24 min
Artist Ron DiCianni talks to Wayne Shepherd about his own story of faith in God and his passion to promote the arts as part of our Christian witness.
First Person: Tani and Eftali Baraku
Jul 26, 2012 • 24 min
Tani and Eftali Baraku, a young Albanian couple who lead the ministry of Radio Emanuel, tell their story of proclaiming the Gospel in Albania.
First Person: Mark Gregston
Jul 19, 2012 • 24 min
Host of the radio program PARENTING TODAY’S TEENS, Mark Gregston looks back on his life and sees how God has prepared him for helping troubled teens and their families.
First Person: Jerel Law
Jul 12, 2012 • 24 min
During her illness and since her death, author Jerel Law has been not only writing books, but keeping a blog describing the experience of the death his wife, Susan. Jerel talks to Wayne Shepherd about Susan’s life and death, and raising children without…
First Person: Dr. Michael Cooper
Jul 5, 2012 • 24 min
Dr. Michael Cooper of The Timothy Center for Sustainable Transformation talks to Wayne Shepherd about the mission of his organization which seeks to involve Christians in living out their faith through the care of the marginalized in the world.
First Person: Jon and Andrew Erwin
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Jon and Andrew Erwin, the makers of the new movie, OCTOBER BABY, join Wayne Shepherd in the first half of this week’s show. Then, the second half features cast members Shari Rigby and Jason Burky along with the woman whose story of surviving an abortion…
First Person: Scott Roley
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Scott Roley talks to Wayne Shepherd about his passion for community development, helping those in need in the name of Christ.
First Person: Erwin Lutzer
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Author, radio host, and Pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Erwin Lutzer tells his early life story and his subsequent call to the ministry.
First Person: Michael Card and Scott Roley
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Michael Card and Scott Roley join Wayne Shepherd this week to discuss biblical friendship and what they have learned through their 30 year of following Christ together as close friends.
First Person: Steve Camp
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Steven Camp, Executive Producer of the upcoming movie, Brother’s Keeper, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his calling to produce this movie.
First Person: Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Dr. Ravi Zacharias tells of his early life growing up in India, attempting suicide as a teenager, and ultimately finding his life’s purpose and meaning through personal surrender to Jesus Christ.
First Person: Charles Morris
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
The host of Haven Today on radio, Charles Morris, tells of his backround as a journalist, his story of faith in Christ, and the tragic death of his son.
First Person: Abraham Sarker
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
As a young man, Abraham Sarker was sent to America by his parents as a missionary for Islam. Dr. Sarker talks with Wayne Shepherd about his conversion to Christianity and his passion to proclaim the gospel to the Muslim world.
First Person: Laura Story
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Singer, songwriter, and worship leader Laura Story, the author of the multiple award winning song Blessings, joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about her life and ministry.
First Person: Marta Greenman
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Marta Greenman was sexually abused as a child which set her on a path of seeking inappropriate love as an adult. This week on FIRST PERSON, Marta tells her story of finding freedom from guilt and forgiveness of her sin when she dramatically gave her life…
First Person: Joey and Rory Feek
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Country/Western duo and songwriters Joey and Rory Feek visit with Wayne Shepherd on their Tennessee farm.
First Person: Mark Hamby
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Mark Hamby of Lamplighter Theatre and Guild talks to Wayne Shepherd about his dramatic conversion experience and his love for Christian classic literature, even though he didn’t like to read as a child.
First Person: Retired Navy Admiral Barry Black
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Retired Navy Admiral Barry Black, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, who grew up in poverty, talks about his role as a pastor on Capitol Hill and gives his perspective about the blessing of adversity.
First Person: Currey Womack
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Currey Womack of the Nashville Rescue Mission talks with Wayne Shepherd about the challenge and joy of helping the men and women who come through the doors of the mission everyday.
First Person: Dan Hanson and Jack Smart
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Dan Hanson returned home from the war in Iraq and turned to alcohol to ease his emotional pain. Dan and Jack Smart, President of Teen Challenge USA, tell Dan’s story of spiritual healing through an encounter with Jesus Christ.
First Person: Dr. John Koessler
Jun 29, 2012 • 24 min
Dr. John Koessler, Chair and Professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his journey to faith in Christ as told in his book, Stranger In the House of God.
First Person: Craig and Gina Morgan
Jun 22, 2012 • 24 min
Craig and Gina Morgan join Wayne Shepherd to discuss their ministry, BLENDED TOGETHER FOREVER, offering hope and help to parents raising step children.
First Person: Andrew Palau
Jun 15, 2012 • 24 min
Singer, songwriter, and worship leader Laura Story, the author of the multiple award winning song Blessings, joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about her life and ministry.
First Person: Eric Metaxas
May 18, 2012 • 24 min
Author and speaker Eric Metaxas talks to Wayne about his experience in giving the keynote address at the 2012 Presidential Prayer Breakfast, and pays tribute to the late Chuck Colson.
First Person: John Sittema
Mar 16, 2012 • 24 min
The President of WorldServe Ministries, John Sittema, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his battle with leukemia and the spiritual lessons he learned from that difficult time in his life.
First Person: Mike Nawrocki
Feb 24, 2012 • 24 min
Mike Nawrocki of Veggie Tales, the voice of Larry the Cucumber, talks about the early days of starting to animate talking vegetables and his continuing work today with Big Idea Entertainment.
First Person: Dr. John Whitcomb
Jan 28, 2012 • 24 min
Dr. John Whitcomb, the co-author of the classic book, The Genesis Flood, talks to Wayne Shepherd about the 50+ year impact of that book as well as his life in ministry.
First Person: George Thomas
Jan 19, 2012 • 24 min
CBN New anchor George Thomas talks about his unique experiences growing up which have uniquely qualified him for his job as a TV journalist, reporting on the Church around the world.
First Person: Chris Rice
Jan 12, 2012 • 24 min
Chris Rice, Co-Director of The Center For Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, talks with Wayne about the many lessons he learned by living in Mississippi and becoming friends with Dr. John Perkins and the late Spencer Perkins.
First Person: Dr. Bob Bakke
Jan 1, 2012 • 24 min
Dr. Bob Bakke talks with Wayne Shepherd about great prayer revivals of the past and what we can learn from them for our day.
First Person: Lehari Kaustel
Dec 29, 2011 • 24 min
Lehari Kaustel, a young man from Estonia, tells the story of his family’s Christian faith under Communism, and his dream for evangelizing Estonia in the coming year.
First Person: Christmas Hymn Stories
Dec 22, 2011 • 24 min
Instead of an interview at Christmastime, we present a few Christmas carols and the stories behind them. Merry Christmas!
First Person: Nancy DeMoss
Dec 16, 2011 • 24 min
The host of the radio program Revive Our Hearts, Nancy DeMoss, tells of her early life and the influence of her godly parents.
First Person: Dr. Bruce Steffes
Dec 8, 2011 • 24 min
Medical Dr. Bruce Steffes explains how his success in practicing medicine led to nowhere but emptiness and depression, until Jesus Christ gave his a new purpose for living.
First Person: Jacob and Florence DeShazer
Dec 1, 2011 • 24 min
In an interview before his death, World War II veteran Jacob DeShazer tells his role as one of the Doolittle Raiders who was taken prisoner by the Japanese. His surviving widow, Florence, tells of their experience as missionaries to Japan after the war.
First Person: Bruce Sonnenberg
Nov 23, 2011 • 24 min
Bruce Sonnenberg was at first reluctant to get involved, but God clearly led him to a ministry of helping HIV/AIDS victims. Learn about He Intends Victory, educating the church and offering spiritual hope and encouragement to many victims around the world.
First Person: Randy Alcorn
Nov 17, 2011 • 24 min
Popular writer Randy Alcorn, the Founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries, talks to Wayne Shepherd about his life before and after becoming a writer, and his life goal of teaching biblical principles.
First Person: The Freedom Climb
Nov 10, 2011 • 24 min
Several women who plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in January 2012 talk to Wayne about The Freedom Climb, a project of Operation Mobilzation, bringing awareness to the plight of exploited women and children around the world.
First Person: Sergey Rakhuba
Nov 3, 2011 • 24 min
Sergey Rakhuba, the President of Russian Ministries, comments on the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He also talks about ministry in the former Soviet Union nations today and mentions Project Hope, a Christmas gift program for…
First Person: Bill and Gloria Gaither
Oct 27, 2011 • 24 min
Bill and Gloria Gaither talk to Wayne Shepherd about how God lead them to each other, and then, together, write some of Gospel music’s most beloved songs.
First Person: Steve Sellers
Oct 20, 2011 • 24 min
Recovering alcoholic Steve Sellers describes the devastating effects he and his family suffered because of his addiction, and cites the healing power of Christ which made all the difference in his life.
First Person: Jim Van Yperen
Oct 13, 2011 • 24 min
Jim Van Yperen of Metanoia Ministries talks to Wayne about issues of failure and forgiveness— illustrated through a modern fable in his book The Good Confession.
First Person: Carl Moeller
Oct 6, 2011 • 24 min
Carl Moeller, President and CEO of Open Doors USA, talks to Wayne about his calling to bring attention to the plight of persecuted believers around the world.
First Person: Cast Members of Courageous the Movie
Sep 29, 2011 • 24 min
Wayne interviews members of the cast and friends of the movie COURAGEOUS at a red carpet screening which took place in Atlanta, GA at the historic Fox Theatre.
First Person: Alex and Stephen Kendrick
Sep 22, 2011 • 24 min
The two brothers, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, responsible for the movies FLYWHEEL,FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS, talk about their movies and what compels them to make them.
First Person: Pastor Michael Catt
Sep 15, 2011 • 24 min
Pastor and Executive Producer of the new COURAGEOUS movie, Michael Catt, talks about making movies at Sherwood Baptist in Albany, GA and tells a very personal story.
First Person: Dr. George Guthrie
Sep 8, 2011 • 24 min
Biblical scholar Dr. George Guthrie tells his faith story and his desire to help people read and better understand the Bible.
First Person: Sammy Tippit
Sep 2, 2011 • 24 min
Evangelist Sammy Tippit tells of his bout with cancer and how it changed his life physically and spiritually.
First Person: Robert Amaya
Aug 25, 2011 • 24 min
Actor Robert Amaya, who plays the role of Javier in the new movie COURAGEOUS, tells his life story and decison to become an actor.
First Person: Warren Wiersbe
Aug 18, 2011 • 24 min
Long time pastor, author, and teacher Dr. Warren Wiersbe talks about his life of ministry, starting with his career as a magician.
First Person: Philip DeCourcy
Aug 11, 2011 • 24 min
Now the pastor of a church in S. California and speaker on Know the Truth radio, Philip tells his story of growing up in Ireland and serving as a police officer in N. Ireland.
First Person: David and Nancy Guthrie
Aug 4, 2011 • 24 min
David and Nancy Guthrie – These parents watched helplessly as two beloved infants died of Zellweger Syndrome. They talk to Wayne about how God has used their grief to reach out to other hurting parents through Respite Retreats.
First Person: Jim McBride
Jul 28, 2011 • 24 min
Jim McBride tells about growing up in a carnival family and giving his life to Christ as adult businessman. With his new book RITE OF PASSAGE, Jim encourages fathers to be intentional about giving a blessing to their children.
First Person: Odessa Settles extended conversation
Jul 21, 2011 • 7 min
Following the radio interview, Wayne and Odessa kept on talking.
First Person: Odessa Settles
Jul 21, 2011 • 24 min
A personal conversation with Nashville’s Odessa Settles about her life and music.
First Person: Cristian Barbosu extended conversation
Jul 14, 2011 • 6 min
Following the radio conversation, Cristian talks more about the amazing story of Metanoia Church in Arad, Romania.
First Person: Cristian Barbosu
Jul 14, 2011 • 24 min
Now the pastor of a growing ministry in Romania, Cristian Barbosu talks about growing up under a dictator’s rule and deciding at a young age to follow Christ regardless of the persecution.
First Person: Michael Card
Jul 7, 2011 • 24 min
Singer, songwriter, and author Mike Card sits down for a conversation about discipleship and the use of biblical imagination.
First Person: Senate Chaplain Barry Black
Jul 1, 2011 • 24 min
Retired Navy Admiral Barry Black, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, who grew up in poverty, talks about his role as a pastor on Capitol Hill and gives his perspective about the blessing of adversity.
First Person: Rob Walgate
Jul 1, 2011 • 24 min
Starting as a teenager, Rob Walgate fell prey to a gambling addiction that threatened to destroy his life. Once he met Jesus Christ, his life has seen a dramatic turnaround. Rob now works with The American Policy Roundtable to halt the expansion of…
First Person: Rob Walgate extended conversation
Jun 23, 2011 • 24 min
This is the rest of the conversation with Rob which we didn’t have time for on the radio.
First Person: Wess Stafford
Jun 16, 2011 • 24 min
The President of Compassion International, Wess Stafford, tells a very personal and painful story of childhood abuse and subsequent forgiveness, freeing him to be an advocate for children.
First Person: Ben and Melody Pahlow
Jun 9, 2011 • 24 min
Husband and wife, Ben and Melody, explain the powerful call of God on their lives to return to Africa and help churches and communities with the issues of health care, education, housing, and micro enterprise.
First Person: Christopher and Angela Yuan
Jun 1, 2011 • 24 min
Mother and son, Angela and Christopher Yuan, tell the story of Christopher’s wandering years into homosexuality and drugs, while a mother prayed for her deliverance, then the deliverance of her son.
First Person: Shelley Welch
May 26, 2011 • 24 min
Shelley Welch, Project Manager for Awana’s Children-At-Risk Initiative, talks about her call to work with children. It began with short term mission assignments and a 3 year ministry to street children in Kenya.
First Person: Timothy Botts
May 19, 2011 • 24 min
Artist Tim Botts explains his calling, his unique art, and his strong desire to mentor young artists.
First Person: Charles Morris
May 12, 2011 • 24 min
The host of Haven Today on radio, Charles Morris, tells of his backround as a journalist, his story of faith in Christ, and the tragic death of his son.
First Person: Ralph Borde
May 12, 2011 • 24 min
Ralph Borde leads As Our Own, a Christ-based, community-driven movement in India that rescues vulnerable children from certain enslavement and exploitation, caring for them “as our own”.
First Person: Ralph Borde - extended conversation
May 5, 2011 • 10 min
Following the broadcast interview on First Person, Ralph Borde continued talking to Wayne Shepherd about the ministry of As Our Own in India.
First Person: CIndi Ferrini
Apr 28, 2011 • 24 min
The mother of a son with cerebral palsy and other special needs, Cindi Ferrini tells of her family’s “Unexpected Journey”.
First Person: Dr. Erwin Lutzer
Apr 21, 2011 • 24 min
Author and Pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Erwin Lutzer tells his early life story and his subsequent call to the ministry.
First Person: Ron Block
Apr 14, 2011 • 24 min
Ron Block is best known as the banjo/guitar player with Alison Krauss and Union Station, but he is also a songwriter, a vocalist, and a brother in Christ.
First Person: Ravi Zacharias
Apr 7, 2011 • 24 min
Dr. Ravi Zacharias tells of his early life growing up in India, attempting suicide as a teenager, and ultimately finding his life’s purpose and meaning through personal surrender to Jesus Christ.
First Person: Bethany Hamilton
Mar 31, 2011 • 24 min
Surfing champion Bethany Hamilton talks about the movie SOUL SURFER which tells her life story and gives God the glory.
First Person: Eric Metaxas
Mar 24, 2011 • 24 min
Author and speaker Eric Metaxas, whose biography of Dietrich Bonheffer has been widely praised, tells his own life story.
First Person: Makoto Fujimura
Mar 17, 2011 • 24 min
Renowned artist Makoto Fujimura discusses the link between his Christian faith and his creative work.
First Person: Dámaris Carbaugh
Mar 11, 2011 • 24 min
Vocalist Dámaris Carbaugh tells her life story of coming to faith in Jesus Christ and using music as a means of proclaiming the Gospel.
First Person: Dr. Charles McGowen
Mar 11, 2011 • 24 min
A medical doctor, Dr. Chuck McGowen tells his life story of coming to faith after his own wife became desperately ill.
First Person: A Friend From China
Feb 25, 2011 • 24 min
A knowledgeable guest, familiar with the church in China, joins us on First Person this week. Teaching at a seminary in Hong Kong gives him the opportunity to help equip the church in mainland China by training young leaders.
First Person: Michael Joiner
Feb 17, 2011 • 24 min
In the new movie, The Grace Card, Michael Joiner plays the role of police officer Mac McDonald, who is experiencing deep emotional pain and suffering that only the grace of God can heal.
First Person: Dave Zanotti
Feb 10, 2011 • 24 min
Called to the mission field of American public policy, Dave Zanotti of The American Policy Roundtable tells his life story.
First Person: Tony Dungy - extended conversation
Feb 3, 2011 • 26 min
Picking up where the radio conversation ended, Tony Dungy speaks from experience in calling people to become mentor leaders.
First Person: Tony Dungy
Feb 3, 2011 • 24 min
Former NFL coach Tony Dungy encourages people from all walks of life to step up and become mentor leaders.
First Person: Jerry Wiles
Feb 3, 2011 • 24 min
Jerry Wiles says the Gospel came to us on its way to someone else and we need to be faithful in telling others the Good News.
First Person: Ron DiCianni - extended conversation
Jan 20, 2011 • 6 min
This segment picks up the conversation with Ron DiCianni where we left off at the end of the radio show.
First Person: Ron DiCianni
Jan 20, 2011 • 24 min
Artist Ron DiCianni tells his story of coming to Christ in faith and how that decision has shaped his life and calling as an artist.
First Person: Tani and Eftali Baraku
Jan 14, 2011 • 24 min
Tani and Eftali Baraku, a young Albanian couple who lead the ministry of Radio Emanuel, tell their story of proclaiming the Gospel in Albania.
First Person: Mark Gregston
Jan 14, 2011 • 24 min
Host of the radio program PARENTING TODAY’S TEENS, Mark Gregston looks back on his life and sees how God has prepared him for helping troubled teens and their families.
First Person: Stan Jeter
Dec 30, 2010 • 24 min
Christian TV journalist Stan Jeter talks about his passion for tellling stories of God at work around the world.
First Person: Christmas Hymn Stories
Dec 24, 2010 • 24 min
Instead of an interview at Christmastime, we present a few Christmas carols and the stories behind them. Merry Christmas!
First Person: Cristian Barbosu - extended conversation
Dec 16, 2010 • 6 min
Following the radio conversation, Cristian talks more about the amazing story of Metanoia Church in Arad, Romania.
First Person: Cristian Barbosu
Dec 16, 2010 • 24 min
Now a dynamic, young pastor in Arad, Romania, Cristian Barbosu talks about growing up under a dictator’s rule and deciding at a young age to follow Christ regardless of the persecution.
First Person: Alice Teisan
Dec 10, 2010 • 24 min
Alice Teisan was an avid bicyclist when she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS). However, that did not stop her from following God’s call to start His Wheels, a remarkable ministry.
First Person: Max Lucado and Dr. Kevin Leman
Dec 3, 2010 • 24 min
A two-part program this week as Wayne talks first with author and pastor Max Lucado about his new book OUTLIVE YOUR LIFE, then Dr. Kevin Leman about his latest, HAVE A NEW YOU BY FRIDAY.
First Person: Milton Massie
Nov 26, 2010 • 24 min
Milton has worked in inner-city ministry for 30 plus years and God is still growing his vision for what the church could— and biblically should— do in reaching and serving the urban poor.
First Person: Michael Card
Nov 19, 2010 • 24 min
Long time friends, Wayne and Michael talk about the use of the informed imagination in reading and studying the Bible.
First Person: Dr. Bruce Steffes - Extended Conversation
Nov 12, 2010 • 7 min
In this extension of the on-air conversation, Bruce tells of a plan to provide radios to waiting patients in African hospitals for the purpose of teaching and encouragement.
First Person: Dr. Bruce Steffes
Nov 12, 2010 • 24 min
Although a successful doctor and surgeon, Bruce felt his life was worthless and attempted suicide. Then, Christ rescued him and gave him a life of freedom and service to under-staffed hospitals in Africa.
First Person: Odessa Settles - Extended Conversation
Nov 5, 2010 • 7 min
In this extension of the studio conversation, Wayne and Odessa talk further about using music to teach about the struggle of overcoming slavery.
First Person: Odessa Settles
Nov 5, 2010 • 24 min
This soft-spoken Registered Nurse (RN) from Nashville uses her music to remind us of the struggle of African-Americans for freedom following slavery.
First Person: Darryl Wright
Oct 29, 2010 • 24 min
This Canadian brother is wholeheartedly committed to planting churches and supporting pastors in Cuba. He has guided Wayne on two trips to Cuba.
First Person: David and Nancy Guthrie
Oct 29, 2010 • 24 min
David and Nancy Guthrie – These parents watched helplessly as two beloved infants died of Zellweger Syndrome. They talk to Wayne about how God has used their grief to reach out to other hurting parents through Respite Retreats.
First Person: Rob Walgate extended conversation
Oct 22, 2010 • 24 min
This is the rest of the conversation with Rob which we didn’t have time for on the radio.
First Person: Rob Walgate
Oct 22, 2010 • 24 min
Starting as a teenager, Rob Walgate fell prey to a gambling addiction that threatened to destroy his life. Once he met Jesus Christ, his life has seen a dramatic turnaround. Rob now works with The American Policy Roundtable to halt the expansion of…
First Person: Philip De Courcy
Oct 15, 2010 • 24 min
A native of Northern Ireland, Philip De Courcy is now a pastor in Southern California. Before becoming a pastor, he served as a police officer and saw terrorism up close in Northern Ireland.
First Person: Dr. George Grant
Oct 5, 2010 • 24 min
The first guest on FIRST PERSON is Dr. George Grant, pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church in Franklin, TN. I travel from my home in Chicago to Franklin quite often and have always appreciated hearing George preach and teach. However, it’s hard to label…