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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Shari Rigby was a teenage mother who got married at sixteen. She did drugs, got involved in abusive relationships and had an abortion. Her life was not going the way she planned. Then, Shari learned who Jesus Christ is and how much He loved her. She became a follower of Jesus and her life has never been the same. Shari fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming an actress; today, she also has the opportunity to share her own stor... Read more

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Casey Diaz was a brutal gang leader in Los Angeles. When he went to prison for second degree murder, he had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. As a Christian, Casey knew he had to renounce gang life—a decision that put him in grave danger. In the second half this two-part episode, hear what happened when he stepped down from a violent prison gang. Featuring music from Sanctus Real and excerpts from Billy Graham’s messa... Read more

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Casey Diaz had a reputation in Los Angeles. He was known for hunting down rival gang members and stabbing them with screwdrivers and ice picks. When he went to prison for second degree murder, his gang affiliations landed him in solitary confinement. In the first half this two-part episode, Casey describes his life as a gang member, the killing that sent him to prison, and the new life he found behind bars. Featuring music from ... Read more

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Nancy Alcorn worked in a prison for young women and then with child protective services. She witnessed the brokenness of government systems that ignore God’s role in changing lives. Nancy quit her government job to start a ministry for women struggling with issues like depression, self-harm, sexual abuse, unplanned pregnancy and addiction. Three decades later, she’s seen God rescue thousands of women. “There’s no such thing as a ... Read more

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“As long as there’s breath, there’s hope.” Suicide, crime, and abuse rates are alarmingly high for Native American youth. After learning about this and taking a trip to a reservation in high school, Brad Hutchcraft dedicated his life to telling Native American kids about the love of Jesus Christ. Brad shares about his own journey of faith and how his ministry, On Eagles’ Wings, is helping young Native Americans find Jesus on thi... Read more

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Abby Johnson was once Planned Parenthood’s “Employee of the Year.” But the more she learned about the largest abortion provider in the country, the more she questioned her job. Then she was asked to help perform an abortion, and she was horrified by what she saw. “Seeing that, I just knew that there was no justification in the world that could make what I saw okay, and I thought, ‘No, all of this has just been a lie.’” Abby’s po... Read more

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“When they discovered that I have cancer, the devil came attacking. I could hear his voice saying, ‘What makes you think you have eternal life?’” Evangelist Luis Palau was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2018. It’s been a difficult battle, both physically and spiritually, but Luis has hope that he’ll be with Jesus Christ for eternity. From his days as a street preacher in Argentina to his large-scale outreaches across the ... Read more

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May 29, 2019 14 min

(An encore presentation from May 2017) “One of the most shocking and surprising things was how quickly we became invisible.” Mike Yankoski was in college when he and a friend decided to live on the streets for five months, in order to better understand the struggles that homeless people go through. Hear how Mike came to know what Jesus meant by “love your neighbor as yourself” in this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. Feat... Read more

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When a mountain lion attacked Andy Peterson on a hiking trail in Colorado, his life—and his sins—flashed before him. “And I scream out to God, just, ‘God, help me!’ … And here’s a God that I mocked all my life. Here’s a God that I wanted nothing to do with.” In the second half of this two-part GPS, Andy shares the heart-pounding play-by-play of his battle with the lion—and his life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Listen to... Read more

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Andy Peterson was 24 years old when a mountain lion attacked him on a hiking trail in Colorado. “I didn’t even see it coming, slammed into me, got the claws just in the chest. We landed a couple feet off the trail.” In that moment, Andy’s life flashed before him. And he didn’t like what he saw—a self-centered guy who stole from his family and used the money for hard drugs and partying. In Part 1 of this two-part episode of GPS,... Read more

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May 8, 2019 19 min

“It’s been absolutely one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do but absolutely worth it. I’d do it all over again.” Joe Kennedy was a high school football coach for eight years. After every game, he prayed at midfield to give thanks and praise to Jesus. When the school district’s lawyers told Joe to stop praying with the team, he decided to keep doing it any way. Joe Kennedy shares what happened next on this episode of GPS: ... Read more

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“When I was 11, I had already tried to commit suicide twice. I really thought that I had no purpose on this earth.” Then Nona Jones had an encounter with God, and her life began to change. But Nona couldn’t have true freedom until she forgave her abusers. Listen to how she found peace, purpose, and a new career as the head of faith-based partnerships at Facebook. Nona Jones is our guest on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stori... Read more

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Musician Phil Joel has traveled the world sharing the love of Jesus through music. Whether with Newsboys, his solo career or his new band Zealand, Phil uses his talent to glorify God and tell people about Him. But it hasn’t always been easy. Phil talks about getting serious about his faith in Christ, almost burning out, becoming a dad and his decision to step down from the Newsboys in 2006. “I still just want to see this next ge... Read more

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John Smith was 14 years old when he fell through the ice on a Missouri lake and spent 15 minutes underwater. He had been without a pulse for more than an hour when his mom arrived at the hospital. “So they bring my mom in, and she walks into this room, and I’m cold, I’m gray, I’m blue, I’m dead.” What happened next has been called a miracle. Listen to John tell his story, which is now a movie that he prays will point people to C... Read more

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Isik Abla grew up in a devout—and abusive—Muslim home in Turkey. The abuse she suffered was so severe that dying seemed more appealing to her than living. Just before Isik planned to end her life, God made Himself known to her in a remarkable way. That encounter changed everything for her. “I was a Muslim woman with no voice and now I have a voice and God is using that voice as His.” Listen to Isik’s dramatic story on this epis... Read more

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Evangelist Alveda King is an author, singer, songwriter and advocate for the unborn. She’s also the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Before Alveda accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior, she had two abortions. “I confessed my sins, which included those abortions. Even though I had been tricked, lied to and fooled into thinking they were okay, they were not, and I was not. … But I began to be healed and become a voice for life.” ... Read more

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Dave Pittman is a former American Idol contestant who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when he was 9 years old. At age 10 he nearly took his own life because of the bullying he faced at school. Today, Dave is using music to share God’s life-changing love with others. “The pain that we go through in this life is nothing compared to the hope that we have in Christ.” You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org ... Read more

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Tony Gomez was a college student with a promising wrestling career ahead of him when he was caught in the middle of a deadly drive-by shooting that changed the course of his life. In an instant, Tony’s dreams were shattered. But God had a plan for his life. Tony shares his powerful story on this episode of GPS. “I look back to that time and I’m reminded that, you know what, God doesn’t waste. He doesn’t waste anything.” You can... Read more

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March 13, 2019 13 min

Susanne Geske and her husband Tilmann worked as Christian missionaries in Turkey. Even after Tilmann and two of his friends were martyred, Susanne has continued to share the truth and love of Jesus Christ. Listen as Susanne shares their heroic story on this episode of GPS. “We never thought of leaving.” You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook. Featuring songs from MercyM... Read more

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Brian Johnson is the senior worship pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. He’s co-written several modern worship anthems like One Thing Remains, Forever, and No Longer Slaves. Brian has dealt with panic attacks since he was a kid. One attack was so bad that Brian thought he was dying. Brian joins us on this episode of GPS to share how he has learned to face his anxiety by relying on Jesus. “There is a peace that passes ... Read more

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