GPS: God. People. Stories.

GPS: God. People. Stories.

God works in people’s lives in amazing ways every day. Listen to some of those stories here.... Show More

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July 1, 2020 19 min
While Carlos Whittaker was touring with Christian bands, he was struggling with sin in his private life. And then, his wife discovered his secret. Carlos says his sin “destroyed my life, my ministry, my family, my friendships … everything.” Listen as Carlos tell the story of how God restored his life. You’ll also hear Carlos share how, as a Black man, he’s helping people work through issues of race and faith. You can connect with...
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June 24, 2020 19 min
While training for the track team at his college, Brent Campbell was threatened by five men who called him racist names and said they were going to kill him. It was a traumatic event, but Brent’s response was filled with love, not hatred. What Brent did and said got the attention of his college and a national news network. He’s going to tell us about it on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You’ll also hear about Brent’s o...
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“It felt like a locomotive just derailing, and I was on it, and I’m just under a pile of smoldering rubble.” Music artist Ryan Stevenson was on top of the world. Then everything went wrong: His mother died, his record label dropped him and his wife suffered a miscarriage. Ryan was angry at God, but he kept his faith and even found peace in the eye of the storm. Hear more about what happened on this episode of GPS: God. People. Sto...
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“The Chosen” is a new TV series about the life of Jesus—and the men and women who walked the earth with Him. Listen as creator Dallas Jenkins discusses the failures that preceded the show, the remarkable way production was funded and the impact this series is having on viewers. “We hear people every single day saying, ‘I’ve never read my Bible more than I have since I’ve watched this show.’” Get in touch with us through email a...
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The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association recently set up a 24-hour prayer line for people feeling anxious or scared because of the coronavirus crisis. More than 100,000 people have called in since March 17. There’s the man who wanted to cuss out whoever answered the phone, a COVID-19 patient calling from his hospital bed and three inmates phoning from prison. Jonathan Edwards manages the prayer line and says, “We’ve seen a lot of...
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“I look at myself as a comedic communicator. It just so happens one of the things I love communicating the most is the truth of what God’s done for us, through Jesus Christ.” Michael Jr. has always been funny—but he didn’t always use that gift for God’s glory until he came to faith at age 27. When he realized he needed Jesus and that Jesus had died for him, Michael’s entire life and approach to his career changed. Hear more about ...
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“We will try whatever possible way to reach out to that one family in that town.” Husband and wife Raja and Ramya faced trials and persecution as they worked to plant churches in their homeland of South Asia. Listen as they share some of the many ways they learned to trust Jesus in this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias dedicated his life to equipping people like Raja and Ram...
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“When I feel the Lord pressing the pause button or allowing the pause button to be pressed in my life, I want my instinct to be to press into Him.” When musician Matthew West was 13, he accepted Jesus as his Savior while watching Billy Graham on TV. There have been many highs and lows since that day, and Matthew has remained faithful to his calling of sharing Jesus with the world. Matthew joins us on this episode of GPS: God. Pe...
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“There’s no doubt that God is walking among His beloved people in Italy.” Dr. Julie McKay spent the last several weeks helping coronavirus patients at the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in Cremona, Italy. Despite an atmosphere of terror and sadness in the country, Julie saw God moving in some incredible ways. She’ll tell us about her experience on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. If you’re anxious or fearful about the...
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When a heroic young Vietnam veteran returned from war, his fellow college students spat on him. Full of pain and questions, he moved into a cave in New Hampshire. Listen as Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch shares his extraordinary story in the midst of an extraordinary time in history. “We as a nation are sheltered in our own individual caves.” If you’re anxious or fearful about the coronavirus, we would love to pray with ...
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Tim and Yvonne Denmark have spent their lives in and around New York City. Tim was a police officer and Yvonne was a schoolteacher for nearly 30 years. Today, this husband and wife team are serving as chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team in the city they love. Our sister ministry, Samaritan’s Purse, has set up an emergency field hospital for COVID-19 overflow patients in Central Park. Tim and Yvonne are there minist...
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My whole image and my whole self-esteem and my identity was wrapped up in modeling. … [But] it’s really empty and it’s really not even reality.” Nicole Weider had accomplished a lot by her early twenties. She was a successful swimsuit model, appearing in magazines and a Victoria’s Secret commercial. But Nicole felt empty on the inside until she returned to her faith in Jesus Christ. After giving up her modeling career, Nicole bec...
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God’s love changed Victor Marx from the inside out after a horrific childhood left him angry and broken. Now, Victor works to save other people from traumatic situations, including a Muslim who accepted Jesus as his savior on Easter. Victor Marx’s life shows that there is hope for anyone, in any situation, to find peace and freedom in Jesus Christ. And that’s the message of Easter: that there is hope for you because Jesus is alive...
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Anika Magwood spent her life working in a microbiology lab, as a nurse and an infection control specialist. But it’s her faith in Christ she’s relying on most during this time of COVID-19 uncertainty. Anika shares how she came to know Jesus and how you can offer His hope to those who are living in fear on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. If anxiety over the coronavirus is weighing you down, we would love to pray with yo...
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Dr. Rick Sacra was serving as a medical missionary in Liberia when he contracted Ebola. He says it was the first time he “ever really had to think about dying.” In light of all that’s happening right now with coronavirus, let Dr. Sacra’s story be an encouragement to you that God is still here and still in control. If anxiety over the coronavirus is weighing you down, we would love to pray with you. Call the Billy Graham Evangelis...
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Carol Swain was a high school dropout and teen mom who rose to become an esteemed Ivy League professor. But once she became a born-again Christian, her religious and political views drew opposition from people who wanted to silence her. “If you’re not experiencing persecution, if everyone loves you and everyone’s comfortable with you, then you need to ask, ‘Are you accommodating the world?’” Dr. Carol Swain is sharing her remarka...
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For as long as she could remember, Emily Thomes had experienced same-sex attraction. She didn’t see a problem with calling herself a Christian while partying and dating lots of women. Then a family member invited Emily to join a Bible study that dramatically changed her view of God and sent her on a quest for truth. “What if those Christians, the ones that believe that we’re to obey the Bible, what if they’re right?” Emily start...
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Rebecca Bender thought she had found “the one.” But her boyfriend wasn’t who he claimed to be. “He said, ‘Get dressed up, I want to take you out on the town,’” Rebecca remembers. “And instead he takes me to a dead-end street.” That was the first day of nearly six years of violence at the hands of sex traffickers in the United States. But even in the midst of her horror, God’s love broke through and freedom was on the horizon. Reb...
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“I was broken … I just knew I needed something more.” Former NFL wide receiver David Tyree is well-known for “The Helmet Catch” that helped the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLII. But the defining moment in David’s life happened years earlier, when he realized his need for God while sitting in a jail cell. David Tyree shares more on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. This episode features an excerpt from Billy Graham’s m...
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“What am I going to do, as a man and as a leader of my home and my family, to step up and fix what’s broken with God’s help?” Matt Hammitt is the former lead singer for Sanctus Real. The pinnacle of the band’s success coincided with a dark time in Matt’s family and marriage. Find out how he recovered from almost losing his son Bowen and wife Sarah on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. This episode features an excerpt from...
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