First Person with Wayne Shepherd

Wayne Shepherd

24 minute interviews, once a week.

All Episodes

Born in Paris to a secular Jewish family, Olivier Melnick talks with Wayne Shepherd about his faith in Jesus Christ which he says is the most Jewish thing he has ever done. 

Dec 2

23 min 59 sec

Author Ray Rhodes talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book telling the untold love story of 19th century London pastor Charles Spurgeon and his wife, Susannah. 

Nov 24

23 min 59 sec

Robert Wolgemuth, the author of GUN LAP, joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about living the rest of our life-- no matter how long that is-- with grace and strength, leaving a spiritual legacy for those who follow us.

Nov 19

23 min 59 sec

An experienced television producer and writer, Dan Rupple is now CEO of Mastermedia International. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about his mission of prayer and spiritual encouragement to the world of media and entertainment. 

Nov 12

23 min 59 sec

A special program from the archive. We learned this week of the death of pioneering Christian broadcaster Al Sanders. This interview is from 2012 and tells a bit of the story of his life. 

Nov 9

23 min 59 sec

Now a pastor, Dale Beaver also served with Motor Racing Outreach as a chaplain. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about his NASCAR ministry to drivers, owners, and crews.

Nov 4

23 min 59 sec

John Abkes and his wife, Julie, talk with Wayne Shepherd about a swimming accident in the ocean that nearly killed John and the miraculous story of his recovery. 

Oct 28

23 min 59 sec

Pastor and teacher Alistair Begg of radio's TRUTH FOR LIFE talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life and ministry calling which started in his native Scotland.  

Oct 20

23 min 59 sec

Growing up as the son of missionaries, Oliver Dossmann had a dream of building a place where missionaries and others could find a beautiful place to relax for a season. He talks with Wayne Shepherd about the fulfillment of that dream-- a place in Tennessee called Eden Ridge. 

Oct 15

23 min 59 sec

Art Georges tells Wayne Shepherd  his story of coming to faith in Christ as a young married man and taking the bold step of going to seminary while raising a family in order to follow the call to the pastorate. 

Oct 7

23 min 59 sec

Toy McCray talks with Wayne Shepherd about her life of service, both to her company and to her community as she seeks to provide leadership and be a positive role model for Black women, in the name of Jesus. 

Sep 30

23 min 59 sec

Wayne Shepherd talks with Ed Cannon of the Far East Broadcasting Company and together they share a few highlights of the ministry of FEBC and the results of broadcasting the Gospel message in 50 countries of the world.

Sep 23

23 min 59 sec

Founder and President of SAT7, a Christian TV network of channels reaching the Middle East and North Africa with the Gospel, Terence Ascott, talks with Wayne Shepherd about SAT7's origins and ministry. 

Sep 16

23 min 59 sec

Shelley Genovese-Calhoun whose husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11, talks with Wayne Shepherd about her faith in God which has been her lifeline.

Sep 9

23 min 59 sec

Stephen Kendrick, Executive Producer and Co-writer of the new documentary SHOW ME THE FATHER, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his latest film exploring the theme of the fatherhood of God. 

Sep 2

23 min 59 sec

Christine Wyrtzen, whose ministry started in music, now writes and produces radio programs and online devotionals. She talks with Wayne Shepherd about her life, including a very painful chapter. 

Aug 26

23 min 59 sec

Missionary Kyle Smith (not his real name) talks with Wayne Shepherd about his unique ministry in the Middle East, using aquaponics to build relationships.

Aug 19

23 min 59 sec

From the archive:  Prior to the release of his personal memoir, author Philip Yancey talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life story and writing. 

Aug 13

23 min 59 sec

In an interview recorded just before the news of the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., Joni Eareckson Tada talks with Wayne Shepherd about her life of pain and the lessons learned. 

Aug 5

23 min 59 sec

From the time he was a teenager through his early 20's, Rob Walgate was addicted to serious gambling. He checked himself into rehab and took a Bible his mother had given him which began his journey to knowing Christ. He tells his story to Wayne Shepherd. 

Jul 29

23 min 59 sec

Author Annette Palmer talks with Wayne Shepherd about her belief that trees are God's hint to humanity of his love and provision for mankind.

Jul 22

23 min 59 sec

Okongo Samson, Founder of Unite 4 Africa,  tells Wayne Shepherd of his abduction and his God-provided escape from terrorists. It's a story of forgiveness and faithfulness to Christ.

Jul 15

23 min 59 sec

Kevin Belmonte joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about his just-released biography of William Borden, Beacon-Light.

Jul 8

23 min 59 sec

In this second of a two-part interview, historian David McCullough talks with Wayne Shepherd about the events of 1776, including the betrayal of General George Washington.

Jul 1

23 min 59 sec

In a re-air of a 2005 interview, Wayne Shepherd is joined in conversation with historian David McCullough regarding his book 1776, a discussion of George Washington and a momentous year in American history.  Part two of this interview will be heard next week.  

Jun 24

23 min 59 sec

Veteran missionary Nik Ripken, the author of The Insanity of God, joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about what he has experienced and learned about persecuted Christian around the world. 

Jun 17

23 min 59 sec

After the radio/podcast interview with Nik Ripken, Wayne Shepherd and Nik spend a few extra minutes in conversation.

Jun 17

4 min 29 sec

Justin Kron, co-creator and producer of the film, HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND, talks with Wayne Shepherd about the purpose of the film and the process of making it. 

Jun 10

23 min 59 sec

Greg Laurie is back this week to talk with Wayne Shepherd, this time on the topic of his new biography of Dr.  Billy Graham.  The book is titled BILLY GRAHAM, The Man I Knew.

Jun 3

23 min 59 sec

For Memorial Day weekend, Jane Horton tells the story of her husband's death while serving as a soldier in Afghanistan, and Pastor Greg Laurie talks with Wayne Shepherd about the importance of remembering the sacrifice of others for our freedoms. 

May 27

23 min 59 sec

 Doug Cobb, Managing Partner of The Finishing Fund, joins Wayne Shepherd to discuss the progress of completing the Great Commission as commanded by Jesus. Doug also discusses his book, AND THEN THE END WILL COME, focusing on the soon return of Jesus Christ. 

May 20

23 min 59 sec

Dr. Joseph Stowell, now President Emeritus of Michigan's Cornerstone University (and former President of Chicago's Moody Bible Institute), joins Wayne Shepherd and Ed Cannon in conversation about his years of ministry and the leadership principles he's learned. 

May 13

24 min 20 sec

Michael Catt, the long-time pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany , GA talks with Wayne Shepherd about following the Lord's direction to step aside and cheer for the next pastor who will fill that leadership role.

May 6

24 min 20 sec

Meredith Sheppard talks with Wayne Shepherd about her role as a pastor's wife and shares wisdom from her book, Letters to Pastor's Wives.  

Apr 28

24 min 20 sec

Former baseball All-Star and World Series winner, Darryl Strawberry, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his addictions while playing-- and the life he now leads in Christ.Support the show (https://www.febc.org/give-2/radios-fpi/?utm_source=fpi&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=2021&utm_content=1)

Apr 20

24 min 20 sec

Jon Wiebe of the Mennonite Brethren Foundation talks with Wayne Shepherd about ministering in Ukraine where he also explored both his family roots as well as the heritage of the Mennonite Brethren which originated in that country. 

Apr 15

24 min 20 sec

An experienced Christian counselor himself, Jim Cress joins Wayne Shepherd in a remembrance about the late psychologist and author, Dr. Larry Crabb.

Apr 7

24 min 20 sec

Michael Card and Wayne Shepherd discuss the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and its importance to our Christian faith. Michael's music can be heard on the IN THE STUDIO podcast at MichaelCard.com. 

Apr 1

24 min 20 sec

Leading up to Easter, author Dan Darling talks with Wayne Shepherd about his book, The Characters of Easter, The Villains, Heroes, Cowards, and Crooks Who Witnessed History's Biggest Miracle.

Mar 26

24 min 20 sec

Born in India, Vaneetha Risner contracted polio as an infant, causing her to live in out out of hospitals for many years. Now, as an adult living in the U.S., Vaneetha talks with Wayne Shepherd about her life of suffering and the lessons her faith in Christ have taught her.

Mar 18

24 min 20 sec

Mike Nawrocki (aka Larry Boy on Veggie Tales) talks with Wayne Shepherd about a new, animated video series he and a team are producing for children called The Dead Sea Squirrels.

Mar 11

24 min 20 sec

Wayne Shepherd interviews a pastor in Iceland about his life and culture, plus his vision to reach his country with Gospel-centered churches through TheIcelandProject.org.

Mar 4

24 min 20 sec

TV Meteorologist Andre Bernier talks with Wayne Shepherd about his fascination with the weather that began in childhood, the importance of following your passion in life, and his faith in Christ who guides his life. 

Feb 25

24 min 20 sec

Business leader Larry O'Donnell, former CEO of Waste Management, talks with Wayne Shepherd about his faith, his career, and a family crisis that changed both.

Feb 19

24 min 20 sec

Craig Springer, Executive Director of Alpha USA, talks with Wayne Shepherd about Alpha's mission of introducing people to the basics of the Gospel and to who Jesus Christ is. 

Feb 11

24 min 20 sec

Born in poverty in Sierra Leone, Dr. Glena Davies talks with Wayne Shepherd about the way God provided for her, developed her character, and guided her education and career as a pediatrician. 

Feb 4

24 min 20 sec

Now Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute, Michael Rydelnik talks with Wayne Shepherd about growing up as the son of Holocaust survivors and what led to his decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ. 

Jan 28

24 min 20 sec

Now 90 years old, Don Finto talks with Wayne Shepherd about his life as a missionary, professor, pastor, author, and speaker-- including his days as a leader in Nashville's Jesus Movement in the 60's and 70's. Support the show (https://www.febc.org/give-2/radios-fpi/?utm_source=fpi&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=2021&utm_content=1)

Jan 22

24 min 20 sec

Bruce Sonnenberg was at first reluctant to get involved, but God clearly led him to help HIV/AIDS victims. Bruce joins Wayne Shepherd in conversation about the ministry of He Intends Victory, educating the church and offering spiritual hope and encouragement to many victims around the world.Support the show (https://www.febc.org/give-2/radios-fpi/?utm_source=fpi&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=2021&utm_content=1)

Jan 14

24 min 20 sec

Janice Allen, CEO and President of ICM, The Global Church Developer, talks about her story and the mission of helping indigenous ministries equip local churches around the world. 

Jan 7

24 min 20 sec