January 25, 2016


Justin Dean is the founder of Doxa Media Group. He is a husband, father, writer, blogger, and speaker. Before founding DOXA Media Group He served as the Communications Director for Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Doxa Media helps to equip and train churches and ministries to help use the right tools to communicate well and stay on mission.  He is also the founder of the Ministry Communicators Association, a non-profit organization offering low-cost marketing and communications services for churches.

Justin shares his story and insight of how to communicate and live well in our connected world. His, That Church Conference is in it’s second year in Atlanta Georgia and a one day intensive in Chicago Ill.

I would encourage you if need help in communications Justin and Doxa Media is where you should go.

November 2, 2015


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William Vanderbloemen is the founder of the Vanderbloemen Search group and author of Next: Pastoral Succession That Works.

William is a former pastor who was troubled that a fortune 500 company could replace a CEO in a matter of days or weeks, but a church took 18- 24 months, many times with conflict, division, and pain.

He asked why should it be that way for God’s church.  So he founded The Vanderbloemen Search Group to tackle this very important need in any church.

His book Next, is the best book on pastoral succession, it should be on every pastors book shelf.


October 26, 2015


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Derwin Gray is the pastor of Transformation Church near Charlotte NC. His church is one the fastest growing churches in America. As he says his highest earthly call is to be a godly  husband to Vicky and a father to his children.

His church has four campuses, including 2 on prison grounds. He is a former NFL player who played for Indianapolis Colts and the Carolina Panthers.

His new book The HD Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World is a blueprint of what church planters should follow. He has modeled it in his church by following the gospel and creating a multiethnic church.

September 29, 2015


Bo Lane is a husband, father author and former pastor who founded Expastors dot com. He is also the author of Why Pastors Quit: Examining Why Pastors Quit, and What We Can Do About It. If you are a former pastor his site is a great place go and be encouraged.

Here’s what he says on why Expastors dot com exists …”to encourage pastors who have or are going through a break-up with the church and have left a position of active ministry due to things such as: burnout, stress, frustration, fear, moral failures, or a crisis of conscience.


September 14, 2015


Ken Winton is a husband, father, speaker, writer author and former pastor who founded Living Lighter Today. He travels around the world speaking on how to live lighter by truly embracing Christ’s lighter yoke.

He also teaches how to live a life out from the burden of debt. Ken lives with his wife in Northern California where he spends time with his children and 5 grandchildren.

You can follow Ken on his website and his podcast here.


August 24, 2015


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You could say many things about Bob Kilpatrick. He’s been in ministry for over 40 years. He’s a husband, father, grand father, musician, producer, pastor, church planter, writer, and published author. He’s traveled the world and played his guitar in front one and in front many thousands.

He’s written many songs, including “Lord Be Glorified” that’s been translated in to many languages. His song “Bring Them Home” was sung at Mother Teresa’s funeral service in Calcutta, India.

But most of all, I call him a great friend.

Here’s what Bob says about his ministry “My desire is to serve the Church in any way that God allows. This was not a career choice for me, it was, and is, a calling. I am a servant. With God’s grace, that’s what I’ll always be.”

You can follow Bob on his website, Bob Kilpatrick dot com.


August 17, 2015


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Tray and Melody Story’s story is one of scandalous grace. After Tray’s 30 year struggle with pornography and a failed marriage to Melody. God redeemed their marriage after a six year separation.

Now they run 2 ministries Route 1520, and Undone Redone. Route 1520 is a ministry to help those struggling with sexual addiction and pornography. Route 1520 has resources for individuals and churches to help those to recovery through the bonds of community.

You can follow them at Undone Redone that houses their podcast and links to all of their resources.


August 10, 2015


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Cody Kuehl is a husband, father and pastor. He pastor’s at Grand Rapids Baptist Church in Michigan. He spent his formative years of ministry in Las Vegas serving as a children’s pastor.

He shares how to create time away from ministry and how to minster to the most important people in his life, his family. He loves to encourage pastors and co-laborers in ministry.

August 3, 2015


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Mark Buchanan is a husband, father, pastor, writer, speaker and author of numerous books including The Rest of God:Restoring Sabbath, which we discuss in the interview. He’s pastored for over 20 years. He now teaches at Ambrose University in Calgary, AB as the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology.

He is an accomplished writer who not only has written many books, but has written for many publications including Leadership Journal, Christianity Today (He’s a Contributing Editor), ChristianWeek, Focus on the Family magazine, In Touch magazine, Faith Today.

Here’s what he says about writing. “I write because I can’t help it. It’s something viral. The need to write woke up in me when I was 12, and grew into something fierce and wild and holy. All my books have come from this. They are things birthed as much as created.”

July 27, 2015


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Tony Kriz is a husband, father, author, writer, speaker and neighborhood theologian. He is a Portlander who has deep ties to his community of Portland Oregon.

Tony shares his story of God finding him through losing his faith. How God showed up in his fog and reached out to him and said I’ve got you Tony.

He also shares why he has a red door at his home, and what that means to him as well as others.

He is the author Neighbors and Wise Men and his latest book is Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God that Hides.