This podcast is for all kinds of ministers and other followers of Jesus who toil in relative obscurity. Each episode is a conversation with someone in vocational ministry.
Season Two Trailer
May 22 2020
Hitting the "pause" button
I am hitting "pause" on the podcast for now. Listen to the brief episode to hear why. You can catch up with me (Drew) at Koinos Community Church. You can follow us on Instagram or our Facebook page and you can see video content including our weekly worship gatherings on our YouTube Channel. Thanks for listening. I write at two small fish, and you can follow me on Instagram and or Twitter.
Apr 20 2021
Drew Thurman is a planter with Renaissance, a decentralized micro church movement in the Boston, MA area. He's married to Breanna and father to Annie and Dottie. His passions are reading, running, watching sports, and drinking great coffee. You can find Drew on Instagram or Twitter. Thanks for listening. If you like the obscure pastor podcast, rate it and share it with a friend. Drew Carpenter writes at two small fish, and you can follow him on Instagram and or Twitter. Support the podcast with funding here.
Mar 30 2021
Joshua Nolt is the lead pastor at Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church in Pennsylvania. He has a keen interest in spiritual formation and helping others recognize and receive the presence of God in all things. You can find Joshua on or Facebook Thanks for listening. If you like the obscure pastor podcast, rate it and share it with a friend. Drew writes at two small fish and you can follow him on Instagram, and or twitter. Support the podcast with funding here.
Mar 23 2021
Jane Beachy is a pastor at Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church in Pennsylvania. She is in a certification program to be a spiritual director, which we discuss at length in this episode. You can find Jane on Instagram or Facebook. Thanks for listening. If you like the obscure pastor podcast, rate it and share it with a friend. Drew writes at two small fish, and you can follow him on Instagram and or Twitter. Support the podcast with funding here.Here is the link for the Spiritual Direction for Beginners podcast episode Jane Mentions in our conversation.
Mar 16 2021
Tyler Jagen is the Lead Pastor at River Run Church in Choo-lee-OH-ta, Florida. He considers himself a journeyman pastor. There were lots of things he wanted to be in ministry when he grew up, but now he is content with saying "yes" to Jesus and letting Jesus dictate the journey. Tyler is married to Kimberly, and they have three kids. You can find Tyler on Instagram, Facebook or you can reach out via email. Thanks for listening. If you like the obscure pastor podcast, rate it and share it with a friend. Drew writes at two small fish and you can follow him on Instagram, and or twitter. Support the podcast with funding here.
Mar 9 2021
Ian has been a pastor for over 13 years and recently planted Ecclesia in Princeton, NJ. He writes on the intersections of the Bible, life, and culture at The Serener Bright. Ian is married to Courtney and they have four kids. You can follow Ian on Twitter. Thanks for listening. If you like the obscure pastor podcast, rate it and share it with a friend. Follow Drew writes at two small fish and you can follow him on Instagram, and/or Twitter. Support the podcast with funding here.
Mar 2 2021
Christina and her husband Luke are church planters at Plowshares BIC. She also serves as the Minister of Generational Discipleship with the Great Lakes Conference of the Brethren in Christ. Christina writes at www.refocusministry.org and is a contributing writer at D6 Family, ChurchLeaders.com, and Seedbed. You can follow her on FB: ReFocus Ministry and Twitter: @EmbreeChristina. Thanks for listening. If you like the obscure pastor podcast, rate it and share it with a friend. Drew writes at two small fish and you can follow him on Instagram, and or twitter. Support the podcast with funding here.
Feb 23 2021
This is a conversation with Andrew Yakel who serves at Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton, MO. We talk Disney, Star Wars, and about Obscure pastor stuff. You can find Andrew on Instagram and Facebook.
Dec 8 2020
Tim Amor serves at Summit Street Mennonite Church in Beatrice Nebraska. He is originally from Toronto so he is the first Canadian and Mennotie pastor to join me on the Podcast. You can find Tim on twitter @TimAAmor - which is where he and I originally connected.
Oct 13 2020
This is a conversation with Amy Strader, a pastor for two of my favorite people. I never spoke with Amy until we did this episode. She is a Pastor at Bozeman United Methodist Church in Montana. You can find Amy on Facebook and you can check out some videos she mentioned on the BUMC YouTube channel.
Sep 22 2020
In this installment, I am talking with Krista Dutt. She is the pastor for The Dwelling Place - Chicago, a unique church comprised of families whose loved ones are incarcerated. You can find her on Facebook.
Sep 8 2020
Team Effort / Gifts
This a message Carmen and I gave a few weeks ago at Koinos Community Church. The first time this husband and wife duo taught in this fashion. It was fun and rewarding. We hope you will enjoy it and learn a little something.
Aug 25 2020
This is a conversation with Todd Harmon. He co-pastors at Summit View BIC Church in New Holland, PA. He also is a co-owner of a Civil Engineering and Land Surveying company. Todd and I had a couple of pretty good laughs in this episode, which just adds to the fun I have conducting these interviews.
Aug 18 2020
Usually, Bryan is the one asking the questions, but not this time. Bryan serves as a pastor to pastors in the Atlantic Conference in the Brethren in Christ denomination. You can find him on Facebook or shoot him an email if you want to connect.
Aug 11 2020
Talking student ministry with my favorite youth pastor, Dan VanMatre. You can find Dan @highway712 and @danvan814 on Instagram or email him.
Aug 4 2020
I talked recently with Keith Miller. He is the founding and lead Pastor for Life Path Chuch in Newark, Delaware. You can find him on Facebook, the website linked above, and on Instagram.
Jul 28 2020
This is a conversation with Blake Henry. He is pursuing a Master's at FullerTheological Seminary and works with his wife Ericka who pastors The Holy District in Allentown, PA. He is also looking to be a proud papa in the Fall. You can find him on Facebook and Instagram.
Jul 21 2020
This is a conversation with Ericka Henry. She is the Pastor of The Holy District in Allentown, PA. She is immersed in a neighborhood in the heart of Allentown and tells us of the experience and what she is discovering as she plants a different kind of church. You can find her on Facebook and the website linked above.
Jul 7 2020
I spoke with Kyle a few weeks ago and we talked about some challenges he has faced in ministry and some strategies he uses to make it through difficult times. He is the Lead Pastor at Spring Valley Church in Temple, Pennsylvania.You can find him on Facebook or his church's website.
Jun 30 2020
In this episode, I spoke with Dan Reiland. He is the Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for 20 years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, then as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY. You can connect with Dan and check out his latest book Confident Leader at DanReiland.com.
Jun 23 2020