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Kennedy Center Honors recipient Amy Grant shares about a recent health scare and how that situation put things in perspective—that no matter the outcome, God would be there for her. Actors Alexa and Carlos PenaVega share how they met, and that in a world where it’s fashionable to focus on “self,” they find joy in serving others and pointing them to God.
Luke and Joel Smallbone of For King & Country share about some of the hardships of starting with absolutely nothing. Now, they’re carrying out a family legacy of music in a bigger way than they ever dreamed possible. NFL player Jordan Matthews was measuring his worth by how well he was doing in football. When he realized fellow players had a different, Christ-centered approach, Jordan wanted in. And he learned a relationship with God isn’t based on our performance.
Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts shares how an encounter with God motivated him to move to Nashville and try to make it in country music. As part of one of the biggest groups country music has ever seen, God led him to a new solo venture. Christian musician Danny Gokey stormed onto the scene after becoming a top 3 finalist on “American Idol, Season 8.” Danny talks about how he clung to God for healing when it seemed impossible to ever get over the loss of his wife.
Tabitha Brown shares the struggle she overcame after going through a long and difficult period of medical challenge. See how a daily life of prayer and the discovering the power of a plant-based diet changed her life. Songwriters Brad and Brett Warren have written hits for country superstars like Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and Martina McBride. The brothers talk about their paths to sobriety and how reading Jesus Calling offered hope after the loss of Brad’s son.
Jesus Calling host Chris Tomlin tells personal stories how faith helped to reveal his path toward writing so many of the songs shared by the Church today. NFL champion and quarterback Trent Dilfer reveals how the pillars his faith, family and football offered a steady foundation in his life. That faith was tested after the loss of his son Trevin.
Todd Hoffman, star of the Discovery Channel’s Hoffman Family Gold, shares how walking with God prepares and guides us through our riskiest moments. Plus, MMA pro fighter Paige VanZant offers her story of how God brings beauty out of pain, and the purpose she has found to persevere.
Sonya Curry, educator, author and mother of NBA stars Steph and Seth Curry, shares how a life of faith leads to places you may not think possible. The Bachelor alum Ben Higgins discusses the impact of God on his life, the importance of using his platform for good and how this led him to his non-profit work with Generous Coffee.
Country music singer Granger Smith and his wife Amber remember the beauty of their son, River’s, life and how faith guides us through our most difficult decisions. Candice Myers and Champion Steer Wrestler Rope Myers reveal how God’s presence can even be felt in the darkness.
Country music star Brett Young talks about how our faith carries us when our dreams crumbles. Rev. Run of the legendary Run DMC (and his wife Justine) remember how Jesus came into Run’s life when he discovered that fame, wealth, and access would never satisfy. The couple also reveal the power of a shared commitment to God bringing strength and unity to their marriage.
Tamela and David Mann talk about their commitment to bringing joy, hope, and laughter to others during the pandemic. Country music singer-songwriter Steve Wariner talks to us about working with legendary artists Dottie West and Chet Atkins, and how the pursuit of spiritual things has changed his life.
Country singer Walker Hayes was deeply impacted by his friendship with Craig Cooper. Today he shares about how both friends have showed up for each other in crucial ways during difficult seasons of life. Plus, there was an immediate connection between Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson and NFL player Andrew East. They reflect on how online communities can make a positive impact during trying times.
MLB pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon shares how his faith in God and the support of his close family gave him the strength to return to playing baseball after sustaining a major injury. Musicians Linda Davis and Lang Scott share five Grammys, and their daughters have won Grammys of their own. The husband-and-wife team talk about the rewards of bringing hope to the world through music.
Bubba Watson recently reached a career high by achieving second place in the Official World Golf Ranking. Bubba dreamed of being a champion golfer while growing up in a small town outside of Pensacola, Florida, and twelve wins on the PGA Tour and 2 Masters Championships later, he saw his dreams come to life in a big way. But in the midst of those victories, Bubba was secretly struggling with his mental health. He candidly shares what moved him to seek help, and how today he practices prayer, meditation, and reading devotionals to shield his mind and his heart from anxiety. Professional fisherman Jimmy Houston is often called "America’s Favorite Fisherman.” Jimmy has been fishing on national television since 1977, and his show, Jimmy Houston Outdoors, is consistently ranked as the #1 outdoors show on ESPN. When Jimmy found himself at low points over the years, he realized that God was always able to pick him up and take him to that next step toward where he needed to be.
Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and has been a judge on the reboot of Project Runway. She has also written for the hit show Grown-ish. Jonathan Singletary is a Los Angeles-based artist, songwriter, and producer. Growing up the son of a gospel choir director, he was raised on the soul music of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and the Isley Brothers. Elaine and Jonathan were friends growing up in church—but as they got older, they moved on to different things; Elaine pursuing journalism and Jonathan, music. It wasn't until years later they reconnected and built a totally new friendship as adults; finding out that the faith and values their early lives were steeped in would be the foundation for their marriage. Country artist Travis Tritt has enjoyed many number one hits. He’s hosted television shows, appeared in major theatrical films, and he’s a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Having been given so much, Travis finds joy in sharing some of those blessings with others—and the simple act of helping people has touched something deep within him that nothing else has before.
Country singer Chris Janson has had a career marked by number one songs and songwriting credits for folks like Tim McGraw and Hank Williams Jr. When he was just getting his start, he met Kelly, who also worked in the country music world, and the two hit it off right away. They got married and Kelly became Chris’ manager as Chris’ career blew up after his first single “Buy Me a Boat” shot to number one. In the meantime, Chris and Kelly were growing their family. Chris always relied on his faith to keep him humble while fame and success came his way. That faith became even more real to Chris the night fire broke out in his home. He shares why he believes Kelly woke up that night to hear the faint beeping that saved their lives. The world lost a special artist in the fall of 2017 when Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was killed in a tragic helicopter accident. Montgomery Gentry remains one of the most popular country duos of all time with multiple platinum records and countless awards. Troy’s friend and bandmate of over 20 years, Eddie Montgomery, looks back to when he and his brother first met Troy, their rise to success as friends who loved to play music together, and the fateful day of Troy’s helicopter accident.