CONNECTIONS WITH RICH & BOBBI
From broadcast studios, to conference halls, to subways, streets, and park benches, Rich Homeres and Bobbi Hamlyn have traveled across our country for years, meeting and interviewing people of all walks of life! With a heart for uniting people in the joy and oneness we have in Christ, they strive to share stories far and wide – to encourage, inform, and point listeners to our Savior. They now bring their God-given talents to First Love Radio.
Hollywood - Is this a place for Christians?
“The Way Back” - Part 1
We traveled to Hollywood to find out, asking two top people in the industry who are Christians - Phil Cooke, the president of the Cooke Media Group, and Jonathan Bock, founder and head of Grace Hill Media. They’ve also co-authored a book entitled, “The Way Back - How Christians Blew Our Credibility and HOW WE GET IT BACK.”
Positive or Negative Response:
“I’m a Christian!” –
“The Way Back” - Part 2
Joining us to talk about the church and a perceived disconnect that Christ’s followers have in today’s society are Hollywood executives, Phil Cooke, the president of the Cooke Media Group, and Jonathan Bock, founder and head of Grace Hill Media. They’ve co-authored a book addressing this concern entitled “The Way Back - How Christians Blew Our Credibility and HOW WE GET IT BACK.”
Who do you idolize? –
“The Way Back” - Part 3
“Who do you idolize?” is a question that’s addressed by our guests, Hollywood executives, Phil Cooke, president of Cooke Media Group, and Jonathan Bock, founder and head of Grace Hill Media. They’ve written a compelling book entitled, “The Way Back - How Christians Blew Our Credibility and HOW WE GET IT BACK.” As Christians and marketing guys, they present a unique perspective on how we’re perceived as people of faith – and why!
How Christians blew our credibility and how we get it back.
“The Way Back” - Part 4
We conclude this scintillating discussion with Phil Cooke, president of Cooke Media Group, and Jonathan Bock, founder and head of Grace Hill Media, about their compelling book, “The Way Back - How Christians Blew Our Credibility and HOW WE GET IT BACK.” Now, you might be thinking, “These are marketing guys -- what do they know about the church and Christ’s followers?!” Listen to their thought-provoking and challenging look at our daily walk as Christians, and how it looks to the world!
Somebody said that if you died would you go to heaven? - Kim Rogers - Part 1
Our guest is Kim Rogers, an amazing woman of faith. She’s a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, currently leading a large community Bible study for women, and is actively involved areas of ministry, as she takes us along on her life’s journey.
Transparency – a topic that’s tossed around in various circles, like in the church – but is it really followed? - Kim Rogers - Part 2
We’re continuing our visit with Kim Rogers – a woman on a quest – a passionate quest to faithfully serve God – who talks about a ministry that she felt led to start called “Transparency.” She’s a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary.
When you see people on their devices, they say they’re more connected than ever. But are they, or are they lonely and more depressed than ever? - Kim Rogers’ Story-Pt 3
We’re continuing our visit with Kim Rogers - a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, and a passionate teacher of a large women’s Bible study called “Bagels and Bibles.”
The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 had a great impact on abolishing slavery in the U.S., but slavery in our world today hasn’t ended! - Kim Rogers - Part 4
We conclude our visit with Kim Rogers. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, she’s passionately involved in many areas of ministry – those she leads and those she supports, like “A21.”
What is a “Bible Belt,” where did it come from, and does it still exist?!
- Pastor Robert J. Morgan - Part 1
Meet Robert J. Morgan, as he shares about his personal journey – both physical and spiritual! He is an awarded author and teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee.
How to not burn out, but overflow with joy! - Pastor Robert J. Morgan - “Always Near”- Part 2
We’re continuing to visit with the wonderful Pastor Robert J. Morgan, as he talks about tools he’s learned for growing in the joy of the Lord through the rollercoaster of our emotions! He’s the teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, TN, and author of “Always Near.”
I had a phone call that my oldest daughter had been in a terrible automobile wreck with her children.” Pastor Robert J. Morgan-“Always Near”- Part 3
When tragedy strikes, how do we react? Pastor Robert J. Morgan, teaching pastor of the Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, TN, talks about how God is a very present help in time of need.
On this rollercoaster of life, growing in the Presence of the Lord!-Robert J. Morgan-Always Near-Part 4
In our concluding visit with Pastor Robert J. Morgan, the teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, TN, he talks about staying positive with his wife in the midst of her Multiple Sclerosis, and his latest book entitled “Always Near” which suggests 10 ways believers can cultivate the blessings of God's Presence.
f you lived in Pakistan and were a Christian, what would life be like for you?
Our guest is Sadaf from Pakistan. He’s a dear servant of the Lord who shares about some of the struggles and difficulties for Christians living in the extreme minority in a suppressed land.
"The Wilkerson family is quite famous because of my cousin David Wilkerson, of the ‘Cross and Switch Blade’ and Teen Challenge.”
Meet Rich Wilkerson, Sr., as he shares about his personal journey, and how he’s discovered a key ingredient to living a Christian life! He’s a noted speaker, evangelist, pastor of Trinity Church Miami, Florida, and founder of Peacemakers Family Center International.
“People will follow you when you’re an honorable person, whether it’s one person, whether it’s a thousand people, or twelve people like Jesus had!”-Rich Wilkerson, Sr-“I Choose Honor”-Part 2
Rich Wilkerson, Sr., is our guest. In our telephone conversation, he talks with passion about a vital subject covered in his latest book, “I Choose Honor.” He’s the pastor of Trinity Church in Miami, Florida, and founder of Peacemakers.
"This whole concept of honor never, never ceases!” - Rich Wilkerson, Sr. - I Choose Honor - Part 3
In our conversation with Rich Wilkerson, Sr., Pastor of Trinity Church in Miami, Florida, he highlights some of the ways that we can answer our calling to this vital action and change the world!
Master craftsmen created to turn others’ unique dreams into reality! - Dan and Armando Vargas
Dan and Armando Vargas are our guests. Monoco’s Grand Prix is a spectacular event in Europe. Just imagine if someone asked you to make a model of the exact layout of the raceway along the city of Monaco in all of its grandeur! Sound unlikely? Well, not to Dan and Armando!
Soul Set Free - Why Grace Is More Liberating THAN YOU BELIEVE”! - John Lindell - Part 1
Meet John Lindell, the lead pastor of a thriving ministry at James River Church in Springfield, Missouri! In our phone conversation with him, he shares about a great misunderstanding by many, outlined in his book, “Soul Set Free - Why Grace Is More Liberating THAN YOU BELIEVE”!
“I preach on justification every week, because every week my people forget it.” Martin Luther-
“Soul Set Free” by John Lindell Part 2
We’re continuing our telephone conversation with John Lindell, the lead pastor at James River Church in Springfield, MO, and author of the book, “Soul Set Free,” as he explains about a hole that many Christians have in our understanding!
“We have to let people know that there is a moral law, that there is a law that’s written on the hearts of all people and that we all are accountable.” - John Lindell-Part 3
In our concluding phone conversation with John Lindell, the lead pastor at James River Church in Springfield, Missouri, he shares some of the important biblical concepts underscored in his book entitled “Soul Set Free.”
Life & leadership lessons learned from working in a junkyard filled with rusty parts… and many people digging for something useful - Roy Goble - Part 1
Meet Roy Goble- a successful real estate developer and author of the book “Salvaged.” The engaging storyteller shares some surprising lessons he learned as a boy working in his family-run business - a junkyard – underscored by the wisdom of God’s Word!
We’re at a junkyard. Now you wouldn’t think that this would be a place where you’d go to learn lessons for leadership-and life! - Roy Goble - Part 2
We’re continuing our visit with Roy Goble a successful Silicon Valley real estate developer and author of the book “Salvaged.” Working in his dad’s junkyard as a kid, Roy had no idea what his future held and the leadership and life lessons he would learn for his labors!
Life & leadership lessons from a junkyard?! Well, maybe you’ve heard the saying: “One man's trash is another man's treasure”- Roy Goble - Part 3
We’re continuing our podcast with Roy Goble, a successful Silicon Valley real estate developer. He’s sharing how he learned simple but profound lessons in a very unusual place - his father’s junkyard – which he’s matched up with wisdom from the Bible! He’s written a book about this:“Salvaged: leadership lessons pulled from the junkyard.”
The most important tip-and pitfall-to success;plus,how God led him from the junkyard to Belize-and why!
-Roy Goble-Part 4
In our concluding podcast with Roy Goble, author of the book “Salvaged: Leadership Lessons Pulled from the Junkyard,”he talks about what be sure to do-and not do-for success; as well as about a thrilling journey that the Lord has taken him and his wife D’Aun on, to the country of Belize!
“The countdown happens, and the cheers just erupt everywhere! They jump up with joy, they jump up with smiles...”- Dana Williams- “Operation Christmas Child”.
Operation Christmas Child is an exciting project that happens each year at this time! It’s an outreach of the ministry, Samaritan’s Purse, and brings joy to millions! And with us on the phone to share about the eternal importance of “Operations Christmas Child” is Dana Williams, the Media Relations Assistant Manager for Samaritan's Purse.
God moved one young man from the foster care system, to homelessness, to stability, now working with City Team to offer a meal and a future to others who are lost! - Teddy Feldmann-Part 1
We’re out on the streets of Oakland, CA, where homelessness has surged to nearly 47% per capita! Meet Teddy Feldmann, Community Outreach Coordinator for one oasis in the heart of that city, who was a recipient himself of the real help that City Team offers every day!
What if there IS no picture-perfect Thanksgiving happening with family and friends-in fact, you’re lost, but won’t admit it?-Teddy Feldmann-City Team-Part 2
For the less fortunate, places like CityTeam become places of refuge where all are welcomed to come in and receive a bountiful meal! We’re at their location in downtown Oakland, CA, meeting with Teddy Feldmann. He shares about when he knew little to be thankful for, and struggled to accept his addiction and City Team’s help to beat it!
Wow! I get to tell them the story of how God used City Team to save my life-and I work here now!”-Teddy Feldmann-Part 3
We’re here at City Team’s downtown Oakland, CA, location meeting with Teddy Feldmann, now their Community Outreach Coordinator, to hear his honest and heartfelt story! Join us on our podcast and hear how God has used a CityTeam to reach Teddy and many others who need a hot meal and so much more!
“It’s awesome to see that…God breaking through and freeing people!”-A story of hope! - Teddy Feldmann - City Team-Part 4
We’re visiting with Teddy Feldmann, Community Outreach Coordinator at CityTeam in Oakland, CA. Teddy tells us stories, including his own, of people freed from addiction and homelessness, even as more than a half-million Americans experience homelessness on a typical night, & 1.4 million will spend time in a shelter every year!
“Oh Happy Day!...When Jesus washed my sins away…”-Miss Lillie’s journey from the phone company to the top of the charts- Lillie Knauls - Part 1
“Oh Happy Day!” is a gospel song that exploded to #1 worldwide as sung by the Edwin Hawkins Singers in the 60s! Meet Lillie Knauls, one of those singers! She tells her amazing story of how she came to share her joy worldwide, and as a regular singer on the Bill & Gloria Gaither Homecoming TV program and tours!
“Happy Birthday Jesus...!!” The joy of the season in words & songs – Miss Lillie Knauls - Pt 2
This Christmas week, to lift our spirits & help us celebrate, sharing how to experience the joy of Christmas no matter what our circumstances, is Dove Award recipient Lillie Knauls! Miss Lillie, with her radiant smile & trademark hats, has been a regular singer featured on the Bill & Gloria Gaither Homecoming TV series, & shares her faith & joy here in words and songs!
“My Jesus I Love Thee, I know Thou art mine...”-Miss Lilly shares her music and her adventure of how she was turned into a “Musicianary”! - Lillie Knauls - Pt 3
As we enter a new year, we’re continuing our visit with the effervescent Lillie Knauls! She shares how a girl working at the phone company & singing in church became a member of the Gaither Homecoming friends, and a singer on the number 1 “Oh Happy Day!”, singing in the most prestigious venues throughout the world!
“Soon and very soon we are going we are going to see the King - I believe...!”-And till then, how do we live our lives? - Lillie Knauls - Part 4
We’ve been visiting with the delightful Miss Lillie Knauls, known for singing on the hit, “Oh Happy Day,” & the Gaither Homecoming TV programs, videos, & tours! On our concluding talk with her, she shares how to find and follow God’s will, how she keeps going, & about serving single!
“This is the air I breath...”-From Cystic Fibrosis to miraculous adventures serving God! – Kirk Legacy - Part 1
Most of us take for granted the air we breathe. Not so for Kirk Legacy! Hear his amazing story of growing up with Cystic Fibrosis, & a projected life span of only 15-20 years. We met Kirk years past that, at an unusual forum dedicated to 12 hrs of continuous prayer & worship - at Facebook’s main campus in CA!
“I was bedridden, I had to inhale anti-fungal medication, in short I was sick and I was dying...” - Kirk Legacy - Part 2
We’re continuing our visit with Kirk Legacy, who longed in his heart to minister to a nomadic people who had no nation to call their own - the Kurdish people, along the border of Turkey, Iraq & Iran. But, Kirk was battling the dreadful disease, Cystic Fibrosis, lying in his hospital bed not knowing if tomorrow on earth would ever come!