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Andi Wallace

June 8, 2022

For Andi Wallace, working as an FBI special agent was more than investigations, stakeouts and long hours. It was a place where her faith and her work intersected to serve justice and provide support to […]


Dr. Joseph Okello

May 9, 2022

Dr. Joseph Okello sees God’s faithfulness in his failures as much as his successes. As a young man, he ran from God’s call to pastoral ministry to pursue a career at a prominent bank in […]


Ethan Oltremari

May 2, 2022

In high school, Ethan Oltremari started writing songs as a form of personal prayer and worship with no intention to perform. Now as Associate Pastor of Worship and Connectional Ministries at First United Methodist Church […]


Greg Kannon

March 15, 2022

Greg Kannon believes that music is a universal language that opens people’s minds and hearts to God. In 1997, Greg felt God’s call to pastoral ministry through a song on the radio. As a classically […]


Sarah Parham

December 17, 2021

After accepting Jesus at age 15, Sarah Parham wanted to tell everyone about Jesus. As she continued to work and serve others, Sarah realized she was wired to equip and empower others to serve God […]


Rosa Roman

December 17, 2021

In one of the darkest moments of Rosa Roman’s life, God called her to ministry. After she and her husband divorced in 2002, she and her son left Puerto Rico and traveled to Orlando, shattered, […]


Jennie Wheaton

December 17, 2021

Jennie Wheaton helps others discern their call to missions and ministry as a Mobilizer with TMS Global. Using her own missions experience and healing journey, along with training as a spiritual director and mental health […]


Bishop João Carlos Lopes

December 13, 2021

When seminary graduates tell Bishop João Carlos Lopes they want to be a pastor, he replies that he doesn’t have a church appointment for them, instead he has a challenge. Using the community church planting […]


Rev. Sam Lael Mwase Zulu

December 1, 2021

As the Field Director with the Zambia Center for Biblical Understanding with The Word Is Out, Rev. Sam Lael Mwase Zulu dreams of reaching the continent of Africa with the truth of Jesus Christ. Using […]


Dr. Stacy Minger

November 22, 2021

As an introverted and socially awkward college student, Dr. Stacy Minger was the last to think she would lead through pastoral ministry. But God spoke profoundly to her heart and others affirmed her calling by […]