Amazing Greats

Amazing Greats

Interviews with well known actors, authors, artists, athletes, musicians, and business leaders. Authentic conversations about their lives, careers, and how their faith played an important part. Inspiring and uplifting stories of hope, transformation, and triumph. We dig deep for the powerful life stories from some very amazing guests...truly "souls on fire".


September 20, 2023 45 mins

Carey Green is a pastor,  yes, but his amazing work in the world of podcasting has been his passion for the past decade.  His business, "Podcast Fast Track" provides coaching, and behind the scenes podcast detail work for his long list of clients.  But he's also a podcaster himself, with a daily audience of nearly 100,000 listeners. 
His Morning Mindset  was launched  on January of 2018 and thus far has over 47 ...

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Our Amazing Greats episode today focuses on  the science of fitness combined with the power of spirituality.  Our guest, PJ Glassey, was our  guest to make the youngest alter call at the age of 6,  which launched a life long journey in Christ.  From that, combined with his passion for fitness, was the starting place for the birth of the XGyms and the XGym app.  His unique approach to fitness was built on 3 characteristics:  It is d...

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Shannon Bream is an accomplished journalist, attorney, hosted Fox News@Night for years and now is Host of Fox News Sunday.  Add to that, she's a podcast host and an author.  We were excited to notch out a little time with this very busy woman for this Amazing Greats episode. 
We kick off our conversation by talking about her latest book  "The Love Stories of the Bible Speak"... an awesome glimpse of the Biblical...

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Barry McGuire rocked  the world of Top 40 music with a brash,  scathing depiction of a world in turmoil.  His number one hit song  "Eve of Destruction"  focused on the chaos surrounding the  Vietnam war , the draft,  Nuclear weapons,  civil rights,  and communism.  It was so controversial,  some radio stations and some countries banned the song from the airwaves.  It jumped to the the top of billboard magazine in 1965, bu...

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The smiling face and genuine personality of television host and newscaster Penny LeGate has graced Northwest homes for over 2 decades.  As co-host of  KING TV's Evening Magazine and morning anchor on KIRO news she was (is) a star.   

On this Amazing Greats podcast she is authentic, vulnerable and opens up about her life's victories and struggles (...and we didn't even get a chance  to talk about her husband&...

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Bobb Biel has been sharing common sense (God inspired) mentoring to business executives for the past 40+ years.  Over 500 companies and churches and 5000 executives have reached out to this brilliant behind-the-scenes leader for guidance.  His mission is to strengthen leaders and provide support helping them to grow their organizations on solid, tested principals.

In our conversation,  Bobb shares how his doubt-filled tee...

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Sit back and enjoy the story of a young man, who at an early age was able to merge his two loves into a lifetime career and mission.  You’ll hear about a very specific day, time and place when he made a decision to trust Jesus.  

After several years pitching In the minor leagues, Mickey  made it to the majors by discovering the pitch style that he became noted for.  That’s what opened the door to a bigger platform and oppo...

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April 5, 2023 44 mins

Mike McCoy was  a star at Notre Dame then off to an 11 year NFL award winning career as defensive tackle with Green Bay.   In todays amazing story of his life and career you'll hear about his time in football, but maybe more powerful was his transition into prison ministry, and then to his youth mission,  sharing the Gospel with young people in Catholic schools throughout America:  Mike McCoy Ministries.

From a tough...

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Brian Arnold was a professionally trained card shark.  He made over 4 million dollars by age 24!   He played the "peripheral edges" of the Mafia when they had BIG games to knock off.   And..he also became suicidal.  Brian was seconds away from pulling the trigger, and divine intervention stepped in. 

He had a powerful spiritual experience, and was delivered “instantly” from his depression, darkness, hopelessness, and found...

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God is up to something among Generation Z.  Young people at Asbury University and dozens of other college campuses across the country are experiencing a movement of love and connection with Jesus that has grabbed the attention of people around the world.  Not unlike the Jesus movement of the 60s and 70s a youth revival seems to have taken  shape. 
On this episode of Amazing Greats, Pastor Doug Hankins a theological revival his...

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January 22, 2023 19 mins

It was one year ago that we had the opportunity to hear the story of broadcaster and Christian , Wayne Pederson.  As a young disc jockey he was in love with the radio business, but at one point was willing to give up this passion for a more powerful force in his life:  his commitment to Jesus.  The God nod both.   That's when he launched a career of using AM, FM,  Shortwave and the internet to bring God's word t...

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A powerhouse in business and government, Steve’s faith journey starts at age 12.  A summer with relatives, and  a baptism in a lake at church camp launched a lifetime of inspiring stories. You’ll here about his  humble beginnings, an unlikely education at Northwestern University, time on Wall Street,  how Omaha changed his life , and his call to serve at the Small Business Administration  and as HUD secretary under George W Bush du...

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November 21, 2022 37 mins

A new music industry blossomed when radio stations began giving Christian Music artists a platform to reach millions nationwide.  In a world where Christian radio was dominated by pay-for-play teaching and preaching programs one guy had a new idea.  His name is Bob Anthony.   You'll hear how a rock and roll Top 40 DJ helped ignite an all new way to share the Gospel.  He put the first high energy, lively and engaging music driv...

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November 9, 2022 56 mins

Impressionist and comedian Louise DuART shared the stage with Tim Conway and Harvey Corman for over ten years.  SQuire Rushnell was an ABC network executive that brought "Good Morning America" to #1 and launched Emmy award winning "School House Rock".  Their lives have been filled with Godwinks. 
What are Godwinks? 
You'll not only hear about what they are, you will hear some incredible true life ...

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October 19, 2022 46 mins

Like many of us,  as a believer, Ross Shafer was a late bloomer. Like many of us, he forged his way through most of his life thinking he was in complete control.   It was only later he realized  that  he was not really in control at all.   
In this episode you'll hear the amazing cinderella story of a guy who started with a stereo/pet shop business out of college and in just a few short years ended up as the  host to milli...

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September 21, 2022 52 mins

Legendary coach and Jesus follower, Tony Dungy on a visit to ESPN asked producer Jason Romano  how he was sharing his faith at the sports network.  That question was a turn around moment for Jason as he recognized for the first time the importance of "Blooming where you are planted"  wherever that might be.  ESPN was fertile ground for him to bloom.  Living his faith in a secular world.
In this episode you&apo...

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This conversation is jammed with inspiration and wisdom from athlete, broadcaster and Jesus follower, Brock Huard.  In the next few minutes you'll hear about the power of community in the form of small groups of like-minded believers including some of the important ingredients for building powerful connections.

Brock shares how he has successfully integrated his faith with the fast paced world of professional sports ...

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He was the first shortstop drafted for the all new Mariners team in 1977...and played for the American League All Star team that year. You'll hear his story about the challenging time in Seattle when he was ready to give it all up. 

Craig Reynolds started his love of baseball as a kid, and was drafted right out of high school.
He was born into a Christian home and has spent a life time doing his best to live out ...

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She believed she was never going to be a Christian.  Farthest thing from her mind. Gaby Viesca was a highly successful soccer player turned upward mobile  corporate executive for General Electric.  She was on the fast track to success at a very young age.   Being famous and wealthy were her life goals.  She had no time for God.

Until it all changed in a moment. 

This is her amazing story.   You will hear all of ...

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Jason Porterfield has dedicated his life to the cause of peace.  After giving up his comfortable suburban lifestyle at an early age to move into some of the darkest slums of the inner city he experienced first hand the most challenging living conditions in the poorest communities.   From Camden New Jersey, to Vancouver Canada's Downtown Eastside and then to Indonesia he lived and shared life  with the most desperate,  homeless...

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