Amazing Greats

Host Ric Hansen. Produced by Klem Daniels

Interviews with well known actors, authors, artists, athletes, musicians, and business leaders. Authentic conversations about their lives, careers, and how their faith played an important part. Inspiring and uplifting stories of hope, transformation, and triumph. We dig deep for the powerful life stories from some very amazing guests...truly "souls on fire".

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12 dog-inspired life lessons with Mark Tappan
Jun 12 2024
12 dog-inspired life lessons with Mark Tappan
Here is the heartwarming story of  a man and his canine police partner.  Mark Tappan,  a self confessed "non-planner",  found his way on the perfectly (divinely?) planned  career trajectory that lead him from a "Jesus epiphany" in the US Marine Corp,  to youth pastor to police officer and then the human companion of  A DOG NAMED MATTIS.   Now with 5 million followers on social media and a new book,  he shares his special bond and amazing true life stories along with his 6 year canine crime fighter.  You'll hear some of the inside challenges of police dog training,  and what made Mattis an exceptional straight "A" certification graduate.   Mark is a gifted story teller and has some amazing stories to tell.   He shares a couple of them in this episode, including Angels who sang an unlikely  Neil Diamond song, a heart wrenching story of an  incredible kid who had a heart transplant,  and a Mark and Mattis police chase.  (among others)One might think pastoring and policing is an odd career progression  but Mark is convinced, for him, it was a God inspired combination that helped him find his true gift and passion.  And now he shares his story in a book with 12 chapters,  12 stories, and 12 lessons he learned in the process.  A Dog Named Mattis: 12 Lessons for Living Courageously, Serving Selflessly, and Building Bridges from a Heroic K9 Officer  PS.  Remember,  DOG spelled backwards is GOD.  So, there is that."Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
"Jesus didn't start a religion"- With Doug Burleigh
May 27 2024
"Jesus didn't start a religion"- With Doug Burleigh
A $300  a month job, with very little status or perks, upended his career trajectory and shaped Doug Burleigh's next 50 years.  As a "Young Life" summer camper in his teens  he  uncovered what a relationship with Jesus looked like.  After excelling in academics in high school and college, it appeared he'd laid the ground work  for a career to skyrocketing career with several lucrative and prestigious options.  But the God inspired decision he made at that point changed everything,  as he found his passion and success was found in helping to change and shape the lives of young people and later to share the Gospel in he most god forsaken parts of the world.   This Amazing Greats episode traces a truly  fascinating life of serving.  Doug's  Jesus-focused mission was not about promoting religion but rather was laser focused on building relationship.  Relationship with Jesus and relationships with young people in Young Life and relationships with people around the world at Prayer Breakfasts, and other Jesus gatherings as far away as Russia, Ukraine and other countries from the former Soviet Union, South America, and right here at home in Washington DC.    Through a  Non-denominational, non-political group called "The Fellowship" Doug continues today reaching out and sharing the love, grace and  good news of Jesus.   Inspiration, and wisdom  are the hallmarks of this conversation with Doug Burleigh..  Enjoy!  "Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
GOD-SPEED- NASCAR with Keith Koldsbaek
Apr 29 2024
GOD-SPEED- NASCAR with Keith Koldsbaek
What I love about this episode is how fun, human, unique and authentic our guest is. His name is Keith Koldsbaek,  but from his story, in the next few minutes...you will also get to know more about hydroplane race driving legend  Chip Hanauer,  as well as Kaitlyn, Dee Dee and Bella.  You'll find out about how Nascar driver Jimmy Johnson ended up standing on the sponson of a hydroplane with hydroplane driver icon Bill Muncey.  Keith shares details of the marriage that didn't happen, but the daughter who did and how that was a life changing Jesus moment.  From an early age Keith had a " need for speed"  and shares  how go-carts led to NASCAR and a 40 year career making things go fast.  Throughout it all he leaned heavily on his faith in many ways, including church every Sunday as a kid right up to being engaged in "Motor Racing Outreach" a weekly Bible Study.   Keith, with his bi-coastal wife,  are both committed to do what they can to follow Jesus and to do what they can to help make heaven crowded,  showing up every day as disciples of Jesus.  Oh...and the story of his best friend...a 15 pound, 14 year old long haired dachshund is crazy!  Together they have run 5 marathons  and 40 half marathons and as many as 1600 miles in a year.   Fascinating. Enjoy."Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
"Super Bowl Seahawk" trusted God -Clint Gresham
Apr 16 2024
"Super Bowl Seahawk" trusted God -Clint Gresham
You'll love this story of a young "feeling" kid, who is ADHD, filled with anxiety and lacking in self confidence but ends up as a Super Bowl champion in the NFL and a sought after speaker and author.  In this episode we walk through the up and down seasons in the life of Seahawk's long snapper, Clint Gresham.  As a boy growing up in Texas, church was always a part of his story....but it became the focus of his story when he made a radical shift in 2009 when one month changed his life to this day.  It happened with the help of a mentor who cared enough to be present and to speak into his life.  Clint's football story includes times of disappointment, frustration and heartache but his obedience to God, as crazy at it seemed at times, revealed HIS awesome grace on the other side.  You'll hear some inside thoughts on coach Pete Carroll, plus Clint's call to create a prophetic video called, "The Making of a Champion",  as well as the intense emotion that a Super Bowl win and loss  can evoke.  Our conversation took a deep dive into the power of words, and some thoughts on the value of pain and so many other inspiring bits of wisdom. This guy is the real deal:  authentic, vulnerable and willing to share it all!Definitely read his book: "Becoming"And watch the short 15 minute video with Russell Wilson, Sherman Smith and more.  "Making of a Champion"#clintgresham, #superbowl, #PeteCarroll, #makingofachampion, #ChristianAthlete"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
Sports soundbites for Jesus with John Strege
Apr 2 2024
Sports soundbites for Jesus with John Strege
There are few people who have had more experience capturing the world of sports in the written word.  Particularly baseball and golf.  John Strege spent over 40 years sharing the highest and lowest moments in sports and everything in-between.  His one-on-one connection with sports stars and celebrities give him a unique frame of reference and has offered him a distinctive opportunity to share some of the most amazing stories in his new book, "In the BIG INNING...Where faith meets sports: A Christian sportswriter's perspective". In this episode of Amazing Greats you'll hear John share his stores and insight about Tiger Woods and his family,  Vin Scully, Tommy Laporta, Tim Tebow,  Muhammad Ali, Bobby Richardson,  and ESPN's Chris Mortensen....and many many more. But maybe the most amazing part of John's story is he and his wife's trail blazing adoption of the worlds very first frozen embryo.  Their now 28 year old daughter, Hanna,  became the first ever Snowflake adoption.  You'll hear the challenges and triumphs all right here on episode 61.   Don't miss it.  Buy the book and enjoy the stories and awesome writing of one of the best ever journalists:  John Strege.In the Big Inning: Where Faith Meets Sports: A Christian Sportswriter's Perspective#Johnstrege, #Tigerwood, #timtebow,#muhammadAli,#chrismortensen#snowflakeadoption"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
Santana to Hosanna with Leon Patillo
Mar 19 2024
Santana to Hosanna with Leon Patillo
He was the lead singer of one of the worlds most popular rock bands, and hung out  with the likes of Smokey Robinson, The Pointer Sisters, Earth Wind and Fire and more.   Leon Patillo was the lead singer for Santana and his music career was legendary.   In the late 70's his life pivoted and he made the dramatic switch to what turned out to be the very beginnings of Contemporary Christian Music.  Creating music that worshiped God with lyrics of praise in a totally new musical form with catchy choruses and rock band styling.  Drums, electric guitars and electronic keyboards helped to bring the word of God to a whole new generation.  And it all started as a kid on a homemade cardboard keyboard.Leon worked closely with Bill Graham, the  concert promoter,  and then Billy Graham the evangelist.   From being baptized by the renowned pastor who was at the heart of the Jesus Revolution, Chuck Smith, to a concert tour in Ukraine, and the launch of a program for Kids, called SING...Leon's story has Jesus all over it.   A movie about his fascinating life and the true story of a bullied suicidal teen  are in the works, likely to be released in 2025.  Enjoy these few minutes with Leon Patillo. "Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
Homeless in LA, then,  in-demand actor with Jonathan Cotton
Mar 7 2024
Homeless in LA, then, in-demand actor with Jonathan Cotton
Sometimes it takes a leap of faith.  Literally.  It was a leap with no real landing spot for this creative genius when he packed his vehicle and headed off to the entertainment capital of LOS ANGELES.  His only destination for sure was a storage unit there for his possessions.  His wife and five kids were dropped off with friends in Redding and he was headed for a God inspired adventure into the wild world of acting....voice acting.  No home, no job, just a promise from God that this was where he needed to be.  God's never wrong.  Jonathan listened and responded to the call, in faith, and is now a  successful talent in one of the most competitive industries in the world.  His cast of character voices, set him apart from most, and his "story teller" voice is smooth, natural and able to relate any story with ease.  Bible verses, book readings and musical vocals he does it all.    In this episode you will hear his work, get to know this warm and loving Christian man, and walk away inspired by his life story and Christian Journey.  Jonathan Cotton  and his story are indeed AMAZING!If you are struggling with a major life decision or have taken your own leap of faith at some point...you will be able to relate to what listening and responding looks likeWhat's next for Jonathan?  We asked.  I loved his answer.                               ___________________________________________________________Also in this conversation we mentioned another voice talent we talked to in Episode #12 , Melissa Disney.We briefly brought up another actor who has become the voice of the Bible on the YouVersion App,  Max Maclean, our guest on Episode  #24. #voicetalent, #Jonathancotton, #voiceactor, #amazon, #jeffBezos,#animation"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
What's this prayer thing all about with Arlyn Lawrence
Feb 19 2024
What's this prayer thing all about with Arlyn Lawrence
An avid reader, a lover of the written word, this is the unlikely story of Arlyn Lawrence’s God inspired path from newspaper writer to magazine columnist to successful book editor, consultant and author.  Her company Inspira Literary Solutions has been instrumental in the publishing of literally hundreds of books.  Her company’s mission is to help writers; “ From idea in head, to book in hand”.  She’ll share how her life long Christian journey became her own,  half way around the world with the help of  (you guessed it) a book.   And it was in the middle of a writers conference that she heard God’s call to take a different and unique path.  She responded and with God as her promoter her career path launched in a non traditional way.  In this Amazing Greats episode Arlyn Lawrence sheds light on her thoughts about prayer, women’s groups, and listening for and responding to God’s direction. Her newly published book  “Encounters at the well: A journey to Joy and Freedom”  is the first of a three book series and you’ll get a great glimpse at what to expect and how to use this devotional/study guide to get to the heart of the Bible story and its powerful message to women (and men).Sit back and enjoy a few minutes with this amazing woman and her inspiring journey.  Get a copy of her book “Encounters at the Well:  A Journey to Joy and FreedomVisit her website: Inspira Literary SolutionsOther books mentioned:Mere Christianity -C.S. LewisBecoming- Clint Gresham"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
God invented laughter With Jeff Allen
Nov 17 2023
God invented laughter With Jeff Allen
How does an angry, alcoholic, drug addicted comic "flip the script" and become one of the most talented "clean" comedians in America?  Stand by......God's fingerprints are all over this story.  Jeff Allen is one of the most sought after comedians, performing on stage, television, at corporate events and churches  with his hilarious observational comedy.  In the tradition of Cosby, Carlin,  and Seinfeld,  Jeff finds the humor in our everyday lives and leaves audiences doubled up in laughter.  Marriage, children, careers...it's all the framework for his comedy routine.  His story begins with a life that would appear to be headed for a tragic tailspin and being a skeptic, finding God didn't seem remotely possible.  But God does the impossible,  and Jeff is proof of that.  It didn't  happen in an instant, in fact,  it took several years,  a few persistent angels and God's good grace for his reluctant breakthrough.  In this Amazing Greats episode we are treated to his humor, his incredible turn-around story and an overview of his recently released memoir called "Are We There Yet".   Take a listen and you'll learn to love this guy as he transparently shares his Jesus journey. "Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
God's soundtrack dominates America with K-Love's Alan Mason.
Oct 4 2023
God's soundtrack dominates America with K-Love's Alan Mason.
K-Love Radio is heard on nearly 1000 radio signals in 48 states, Samoa, Puerto Rico and Washington DC.  It is by far the largest outlet for Contemporary Christian music in the world.   It is truly a phenomenon!  It started with one radio station in California with one guy's "God inspired" idea.  (Founder, Bob Anthony was our guest on episode 43 in season 2)In this episode we get some of the inside scoop on K-Love's exponential growth in the last few decades with our guest Alan Mason.  He was the COO and then president  of K-Love  starting in 2004 until his retirement in 2020.  You'll find out the keys that make K-Love such a powerful ministry,  how music is selected and programmed, who are the Christian music superstars and what's really at the heart of the Christian music industry.Alan shares his own personal story and the impact that his wife Becky has had on his faith journey.   You'll hear how God directed him to make the  most improbable career decision that didn't even make sense to him.  I think you will find that this is an awesome inside look at the fastest growing radio format in the country, what makes it work and how it is so much different than any other music format.  Take a listen and you too will become a "radio insider"!!You can watch this episode on Youtube#Klove #alanmason #christianpodcast #air1 #christianmusic"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
This "Godcaster" talks to 100,000 a day,  with Carey Green
Sep 20 2023
This "Godcaster" talks to 100,000 a day, with Carey Green
Carey Green is a pastor,  yes, but his amazing work in the world of podcasting has been his passion for the past decade.  His business, "Podcast Fast Track" provides coaching, and behind the scenes podcast detail work for his long list of clients.  But he's also a podcaster himself, with a daily audience of nearly 100,000 listeners.  His Morning Mindset  was launched  on January of 2018 and thus far has over 47 Million downloads in 180 countries.  It's a 6 minute Biblical launch to your day designed to align your day with God's teaching.  If you are a podcaster or potential podcaster or are intrigued by this new way to reach a huge audience, you'll hear the details and strategies to creating a show and gaining an audience whether Christian based or not. As with all of our amazing life stories we will drill down on Carey's personal Christian journey, his God moments as well as faith challenges.  Carey shares his thoughts on "writing down" prayers, as well as being patient and trusting God's timing. He concludes our conversation with an inspiring  Bible verse that gives him (and maybe you) spiritual motivation every day. Take a few minutes with another amazing Jesus journey...on Amazing Greats.   #Careygreen #podcastingtips #godcasting #morningmindset #podcastfasttrack #christianpodcast"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
Pumping iron for Jesus with Gym owner PJ Glassey
Aug 26 2023
Pumping iron for Jesus with Gym owner PJ Glassey
Our Amazing Greats episode today focuses on  the science of fitness combined with the power of spirituality.  Our guest, PJ Glassey, was our  guest to make the youngest alter call at the age of 6,  which launched a life long journey in Christ.  From that, combined with his passion for fitness, was the starting place for the birth of the XGyms and the XGym app.  His unique approach to fitness was built on 3 characteristics:  It is designed for people with a busy life style, it's safe and focuses on strength and endurance, not on body building and bulk.  You'll hear the specifics on how his fitness methods work and the science behind it.  PJ explains his thoughts on the power of the mind and the importance of faith in developing a healthy and fit lifestyle.  He clearly outlines the need to understand your body type and your mental strengths and weaknesses before you launch your fitness journey, and how to be successful in making a healthy life change that can be sustained over time.  The Bible says that our bodies are our temple and a gift from God.  It is with gratitude for that gift that we are called to take care of it.  You'll hear PJ's awesome God moments, and challenges and how fitness can be obtained by all of us no matter what shape we are currently in.I hope you'll find his story inspiring and a call to take our health seriously celebrating God's gifts without consuming our lives.Here is the link to the XGym App https://xgym.com/membership-account/membership-checkout/And the Home page for the Website:https://xgym.com"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
Fox News' Shannon Bream shares the love!
Jun 30 2023
Fox News' Shannon Bream shares the love!
Shannon Bream is an accomplished journalist, attorney, hosted Fox News@Night for years and now is Host of Fox News Sunday.  Add to that, she's a podcast host and an author.  We were excited to notch out a little time with this very busy woman for this Amazing Greats episode.  We kick off our conversation by talking about her latest book  "The Love Stories of the Bible Speak"... an awesome glimpse of the Biblical lessons on romance, friendships and faith that she shares in the book. We'll jump back and find out about her own Christian Journey and when her youthful foundation of faith developed into a true relationship with Him.  With her rich journalistic overview,  Shannon  offers her take on a  variety of current cultural  issues, including youth and Christianity  (the Jesus Revolution and Asbury University Revival) and the positive outlook and challenges facing Christians in todays world.Bream was willing to spend some time sharing her personal health challenges as well and walks us through the ultimate miracle result.  Articulate, inspirational and definitely an AMAZING GREAT!  Take a listen. "Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
" The Eve Of Destruction" launched Barry McGuire's God story
Jun 17 2023
" The Eve Of Destruction" launched Barry McGuire's God story
Barry McGuire rocked  the world of Top 40 music with a brash,  scathing depiction of a world in turmoil.  His number one hit song  "Eve of Destruction"  focused on the chaos surrounding the  Vietnam war , the draft,  Nuclear weapons,  civil rights,  and communism.  It was so controversial,  some radio stations and some countries banned the song from the airwaves.  It jumped to the the top of billboard magazine in 1965, bumping the Beatles "Help" out of the number one spot. Although that song helped Barry McGuire capture a place in rock history, his life story is a slice out of the American music narrative.  McGuire was a key player in the very early days of folk and rock music.  He started with the New Christie Minstrels,  hung out with the best of the best musicians in LA, was a singer song writer and produced 26 albums, acted in movies, was part of the cast of the Broadway smash, 'HAIR' and was a devoted follower of Jesus from 1971 to today.  It's all here on this episode of Amazing Greats.  If your are looking for even more proof  of God's presence take a listen. "Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
TV's Penny LeGate on navigating challenges
May 30 2023
TV's Penny LeGate on navigating challenges
The smiling face and genuine personality of television host and newscaster Penny LeGate has graced Northwest homes for over 2 decades.  As co-host of  KING TV's Evening Magazine and morning anchor on KIRO news she was (is) a star.   On this Amazing Greats podcast she is authentic, vulnerable and opens up about her life's victories and struggles (...and we didn't even get a chance  to talk about her husband's heart transplant and her own bout with cancer. )  Beyond her public life, her humanitarian work speaks loudly of her love of Jesus and her commitment to walking a Christ-like path.  Penny has spent years working diligently to help combat polo in countries all over the world as well as traveling to Ethiopia with Dr. James Guzek to shed light on his miracle sight-giving mission.  She has also led the charge to help young people struggling with additions and spearheaded the first drive to equip Seattle police officers with the opioid overdose drug, Narcan.  Hear about it all in this compelling episode.  In today's pod, you will come to know the Penny LeGate that goes beyond her TV persona.  "Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
What's God got to with business?  Bobb Biehl, executive mentor
May 17 2023
What's God got to with business? Bobb Biehl, executive mentor
Bobb Biel has been sharing common sense (God inspired) mentoring to business executives for the past 40+ years.  Over 500 companies and churches and 5000 executives have reached out to this brilliant behind-the-scenes leader for guidance.  His mission is to strengthen leaders and provide support helping them to grow their organizations on solid, tested principals. In our conversation,  Bobb shares how his doubt-filled teen years pivoted to a real rock solid faith in college due in large because of the  writings of Tom Skinner  and Dr. John Lennox.  Throughout the years he has integrated Christian beliefs  into corporate and Christian management styles not by preaching, but by modeling a Christ-like philosophy in business leadership. Bobb has written 23 books.  You'll find his well read book "Decade by Decade" will open your eyes with a  new perspective on where you are at in life from a broader overview.  Bobb will give you a glimpse as he shares his story. What has God got to do with business...a lot!   And you'll  hear a little about how right here on episode 51 of Amazing Greats."Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
Green Bay star Mike McCoy
Apr 5 2023
Green Bay star Mike McCoy
Mike McCoy was  a star at Notre Dame then off to an 11 year NFL award winning career as defensive tackle with Green Bay.   In todays amazing story of his life and career you'll hear about his time in football, but maybe more powerful was his transition into prison ministry, and then to his youth mission,  sharing the Gospel with young people in Catholic schools throughout America:  Mike McCoy Ministries. From a tough childhood with an alcoholic father, Mike found football,  several solid mentors and the goodness of God's grace that gave him the confidence to excel.  Beyond his Catholic upbringing, you'll hear the specifics of how  Mike learned to really know Jesus.  Including his personal experience with the "JESUS REVOLUTION'Mike was right in the midst of it in the 70's.   In fact he spoke to a crowd of over 200,000 Jesus Freaks in Dallas at Expo 72.  There were some heart breaking challenges in Mike's story too.  He  lost his wife Kia, a professional ice skater,  to cancer 10 years ago.  Her journey was captured in a book his son published called "Angel on Ice: A mother's legacy of trusting God's sovereignty".Enjoy the amazing story of football great, Mike McCoy!#mikemccoy #Greenbay #Jesusrevolution #Angelonice #Amazinggreats"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.
From the Mob to God in an instant- Brian Arnold's Story
Mar 22 2023
From the Mob to God in an instant- Brian Arnold's Story
Brian Arnold was a professionally trained card shark.  He made over 4 million dollars by age 24!   He played the "peripheral edges" of the Mafia when they had BIG games to knock off.   And..he also became suicidal.  Brian was seconds away from pulling the trigger, and divine intervention stepped in. He had a powerful spiritual experience, and was delivered “instantly” from his depression, darkness, hopelessness, and found his purpose for living here on planet earth.  Brian has spent over 45 years of his life helping others battling depression, addictions, suicidal thoughts, and getting control of their thought life back! Brian says, “you can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that’s creating it, that’s why Christ's mindset changes the whole game” and makes you a winner, not a victim of circumstance. He has shared his story with tens of thousands of people helping them turn their “mess” into a “MESS-AGE”...of hope, in a world of chaos, misery, confusion and dark oppression.#brianarnold #mafia #cardshark #suicide #depression #amazinggreats #christianpodcast"Amazing Greats" is a library of interviews with highly successful people who have amazing career and life stories and who share how God has impacted their journey. Hosted by broadcaster Ric Hansen & produced by Klem Daniels. Available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google and our YouTube Channel. Please help us grow our audience by "liking", "subscribing and "Sharing". Thanks so much.