Episode 25 – Mark Cole

“Our faith should also drive us to be extremely intentional in how we impact in every moment, every day, every relationship that we have.” In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Mark Cole.  Mark is the CEO of all of John Maxwell’s Companies and has more than 25 years of leadership and team… Read more »

Episode 24 – Mark Eiken

“God’s favor and anointing will always trump my talent.” In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Mark Eiken.  Mark is the central campus pastor of 12 Stone church in Lawrenceville, GA, though he has worn many other hats within ministry in different parts of the country.  In this interview, we talk about how… Read more »

Episode 23 – Dr. Frank Turek

“Unless the church gets a little bit more vocal and a little bit more intelligent in their defense, Christians are going to be more and more persecuted here. We’re going to lose our ability to live out our faith in the public square.” In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Dr. Frank Turek.  Dr…. Read more »

Episode 22 – Ryan Haworth

“There’s just something about giving that I think just connects you closer to the heart of God.” In this episode of the podcast I talk to Ryan Haworth, who is the campus logistics coordinator at 12Stone church.  We talk about everything from worship music, leadership, giving, trusting in God’s plan, kids, the logistics of launching… Read more »

Episode 21 – Sherrill Sizemore

“Had it not been for my girlfriend at the time, and then later my wife, I believe I honestly could have taken my life.” In this episode, I talk to Sherrill Sizemore.  Sherrill has been a family friend for all of my life, but I had never heard his story before.  We talk about everything… Read more »

Episode 20 – Chris Morgan

“What’s the standard of spiritual intensity?  What’s the standard for musical excellence?  I think that’s part of what leaders do, leaders always set the tone for their team.” In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Chris Morgan.  Chris is the head worship pastor at the central campus of 12Stone church.  We talk about… Read more »

Episode 19 – Mollie and Norman Holbrook

“When I had polio, she (a missionary) taught me about two years of school cause I couldn’t walk.” In this episode, I interview my grandparents (who I call Mamaw and Papaw), Mollie and Norman Holbrook.  I got to hear their story of how they grew up in rural Kentucky, how they met, we talked about… Read more »

Episode 18 – Doug Shontz

“There was a point at which God looked at me and said, ‘You’re dropping everything starting over.’” In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Doug Shontz.  Doug is a professional musician and computer programmer for 12Stone church, and we recorded this episode in the recording studio in his basement.  We talk about Doug’s… Read more »

Episode 17 – Aaron Klein

“I want to spend eternity in Heaven with you, I want you to be there with me, I want you to enjoy the salvation that I found in Jesus Christ.” In this episode, I talk to Aaron Klein.  You might have seen Aaron and his wife Melissa in the news a while back when they… Read more »

Episode 16 – Travis Billman

“The important thing is finding a community of people that encourage you in your faith and in your growth.” In this episode, I talk to Travis Billman, who is a pastor at 12 Stone church, is on the creative team and is the online campus pastor.  We talk about a lot of the creative pieces… Read more »

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  • Podcast Episode 5 – Jennifer Strickland

    “I was doing the catalogs, and I was in the magazines, and I was on the TV commercials, and doing all that stuff, but that doesn’t satisfy the human soul in the least.”   In this week’s episode, we get to hear Jennifer Strickland’s story. Jennifer was a very successful fashion model for some time,… Read more »

  • Podcast Episode 4 – Eric Durden

    In this episode, we get to hear Eric Durden’s story. Eric was my youth group minister when I was in High School and is now the head pastor of a church in Virginia. We talk about dealing with anger, youth groups and teens, some of the things we did while Eric was my youth group… Read more »

  • Podcast Episode 3 – Diana Anderson Tyler

    Hello Everyone! In this week’s episode, I interview Diana Anderson Tyler.  Diana is a fitness expert who co-owns a crossfit studio in Texas and she’s an author who has written several books combining her faith with her fitness, along with being a contributing writer for Charisma Magazine and Movieguide.org.  You can check out her website at… Read more »

  • Podcast Episode 2 – Dr. Chris Bounds

    Hello Everyone! This week’s episode features Dr. Chris Bounds from Indiana Wesleyan University.  I met Dr. Bounds through the biblical studies program that my church 12Stone offers, which partners with Indiana Wesleyan, where he taught the theology course.  I learned more from that class than I had my entire christian life prior.  He is very… Read more »

  • Podcast Episode 1 – Matthew Martin

    Hello Everyone! The first episode of The Voice of the Vine podcast features my friend and former small group leader Matthew Martin.  He and his wife Christy were our first small group leaders after my wife and I moved to Georgia.  They have been extremely supportive in the process of starting this podcast, with everything… Read more »

  • Introduction to the Podcast

    Hello everyone! This first episode of the podcast is a short one where I tell you what this podcast is all about, how it came to be, a little about myself and at the end you get to the full song that I use to open and close the show with each week.  The plan… Read more »