Churchy Life

Churchy Life

Churchy Life with Church Funny brings you real, fun conversations with Christians from every walk of life. Singers, preachers, comedians, musicians, ushers, bishops, deacons… everybody! Make sure to visit ChurchyLife.com, or Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @ChurchyLife for more.

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You might know Yvette Williams as the former wife of controversial Gospel singer/songwriter Tonéx (aka B.Slade), but she's a dope singer/songwriter in her own right! Growing up as a church kid in Chicago, she traveled the world as a lead singer with Rev. Milton Brunson & The Tommies before relocating to San Diego. Yvette shares some of her funniest church moments in this episode! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Nov 2020

21 min 38 sec

Saeed Renaud a.k.a S.R. Soul is a Brooklyn born and raised Grammy award winning singer/songwriter who made his debut on Fox Network's "The Four with his amazing rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Run To You". Growing up singing and serving at his family church, he's got funny church stories for days! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Nov 2020

47 min 44 sec

Dana Cummings is a singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, dancer, and martial artist from Los Angeles. Born and raised at West Angeles Church of God in Christ, she shares some hilarious stories about times when it seems like the church itself has attacked the saints, and cause them to literally stumble. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Oct 2020

32 min 1 sec

Kyle Townsend is a Grammy Award nominated producer and musician, working with legendary singers and songwriters (Diane Warren, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Andra Day) on all types of projects - from albums to movie soundtracks. We talk about various stories from his churchy life and upbringing, including growing up as a church musician and trying to sneak your favorite secular songs into the worship music. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Oct 2020

37 min 26 sec

Misty Anderson is a young music executive who serves as the operations manager of My Block, Inc. - a multi-million dollar entertainment company and record label. She's also executive assistant to Erica Campbell, gospel artist and 1/2 of Mary Mary. We talk about her journey in the music industry, as well as her churchy upbringing. Misty also shares some of her favorite, funny church moments. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Oct 2020

43 min 52 sec

EJ Gaines is Vice President of Marketing at Capitol CMG and Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel, divisions of Capitol Records/Universal Music Group. An entertainment lawyer and former artist manager with 20 years of experience in the music business, EJ Gaines has guided the careers of GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artists, producers and songwriters, as well as producers and talent in film and television. EJ and I trade stories about being dads of young kids, and he shares stories about his churchy life, his upbringing, and the funny differences between the kind of church he grew up in, and the church he started attending in college. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Aug 2020

41 min 41 sec

Kiki McKnight is a professional writer of screenplays and TV shows. Her credits include writing movies such as Bad Dad Rehab and My Other Mother, as well as writer's assistant credits on Everybody Hates Chris and Second Time around. Now living in Los Angeles, she grew up in Brooklyn New York, and was raised in the church. She shares a super embarrassing story about one of the times she went back to visit her home church. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Aug 2020

29 min 5 sec

Terrell Fletcher is a phenomenal teacher, speaker, author, and athlete. Before becoming the Pastor of City of Hope International Church, and being ordained as a Bishop, he spent 8 years as a professional running back for the San Diego Chargers. Terrell shares some great stories with us on growing up in church and talks about some very interesting testimonies and church solos he's had to sit through. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Aug 2020

35 min 44 sec

Dawn Chisholm is the founder of MBTees - an inspirational clothing line she created with her daughters. Dawn shares hilarious stories about growing up in a big and churchy family, and trying to avoid the trouble that all of us church kids got into back in the day. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Jul 2020

22 min 28 sec

Dalon Collins is currently best known for his lead vocals on timeless hit singles such as "Now Behold the Lamb", "Conquerors", and "Let me Touch You and See if You are Real". Formerly with the Grammy, Stellar, and Dove award winning Kirk Franklin and The Family, Dalon is walking through the doors that God has been opening and is venturing into a solo career. In this episode, Dalon recounts several hilarious stories from growing up in church; including wardrobe malfunctions that he's witnessed on a Sunday morning. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Jul 2020

36 min 26 sec

LaTia Powell is an inspirational speaker, author and social media influencer. She shares her churchy life and experiences, how she came to Christ in her college days, and some of the funny stuff she witnessed as a member of the gospel choir at North Carolina A&T University. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

May 2020

22 min 5 sec

Gregory McNair Jr. is a good friend and brother, a dope musician, a preacher, and an associate pastor at All Nations Worship Assembly in San Bernardino. We talk about his life growing up in church, and trade some hilarious stories of our home church in Los Angeles. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

May 2020

26 min 5 sec

Sade Solomon is a blogger, model, and social media influencer with a really dope platform (Conversations Beyond) around faith, fashion, and other topics for women. She shares stories about her upbringing, her transition from growing up Catholic, to joining a Pentecostal church and witnessing stuff she just wasn't used to or ready for. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

May 2020

30 min 7 sec

Lou Reed is a good friend, a dope musician, praise and worship leader, preacher and teacher. He shares stories with us about his churchy life and upbringing, and the specifically funny things that happens as a musician coming up in church. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

May 2020

28 min 51 sec

Production specialist, and behind-the-scenes creative director Kiana Ephraim shares some funny stories about her upbringing in church, and we talk about shared experiences growing up churchy in Los Angeles. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Apr 2020

26 min 46 sec

Comedian and singer/songwriter Tai "Prince Tai" Habersham tells us about growing up in church, shares some funny stories, and talks about the different church folks whose personalities helped create his super churchy alter-ego, "Mother Gladys". For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Apr 2020

21 min 46 sec

Singer/songwriter and background vocalist for too many artists to name (most recently Kirk Franklin), Darian Elliott shares some of her funny stories from growing up in church; including the times she did the most performing solos as a child. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Apr 2020

55 min 7 sec

Chart-topping, Grammy award nominated singer/songwriter MAJOR ("This is Why I Love You", "Honest") talks about his churchy life growing up, and shares a classic story about getting in trouble on a Sunday morning. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Apr 2020

28 min 41 sec

Angel Laketa Moore is an actress and comedian from Baltimore, MD, that now lives in the Los Angeles area. You might know her from YouTube and across social media as "That Chick Angel", or even from her long stint as nurse Dawn Archer on ER. We talk about Angel's life growing up in church with a super churchy mom, and she details some of her favorite words and phrases that you'll only find at church. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Mar 2020

30 min 54 sec

Brian Tabor is a worship pastor in Indianapolis, who created and runs the hilarious social media account "Worship Leader Probs". He's also got an awesome podcast by the same name, where Brian and co-host interview other worship leaders and pastors about their experiences. Brian shares stories about his churchy life and upbringing, including the time when a special baptism took the worship service to a whole new level. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Mar 2020

31 min 11 sec

Reina Crawford is a singer, praise & worship leader, and choir director from Oakland, Ca, that loves any and all things music related - including skillful tambourine playing. We talk about some of the crazy stuff she's seen growing up in church, including a medical emergency one Sunday morning that could have been completely avoided. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Mar 2020

39 min 36 sec

Kyron Shorter is a preacher & singer from San Diego, CA, and newly appointed pastor of the Bethesda Temple church in Los Angeles, CA. He also serves as the International PYPU vice president of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. Kyron brings a bunch of funny stories from his experiences growing up in church - including a time when communion had to be completely canceled. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Mar 2020

45 min 32 sec

Karen Bankhead is a phenomenally versatile actress, comedienne and writer who you may have seen in movies like "I Am Sam", and "Little Richard", and TV shows like "New Attitude", "Boston Common", and "Curb Your Enthusiasm". She also performs regularly as the elderly "Etta Mae Mumphries" (known as the black Forrest Gump) who she brought along with her on this episode. We talk about her churchy life, and how Sis. Etta Mae was birthed into the world. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Mar 2020

30 min 59 sec

Sean Tripline is an accomplished musician, conductor, professor and pastor from Philadelphia. He's currently at Princeton Seminary, pursuing his masters in divinity. We talk about his churchy life and upbringing, he shares some of the crazy things he's seen happen while folks are up singing solos in church.  For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Feb 2020

24 min 20 sec

Shanta Atkins is an awesome singer/songwriter, podcast host, social media influencer, and mental health advocate. She comes from a large family of singers and preachers, and is the baby sister of gospel artists, Mary Mary (Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell). We talk about her churchy life growing up in Los Angeles, CA, and she tells us about ridiculous prophecies that most certainly did not come from God. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Feb 2020

37 min 48 sec

Demetrius Tolefree is a highly gifted musician, singer/songwriter, producer and recording artist from East Oakland, California. He currently serves as the minister of music at Glad Tidings International church, and runs the online gospel station - FreeDem Radio. D. Tole shares a funny story about a choir rehearsal that gets shut down a lot earlier than expected. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Feb 2020

17 min 40 sec

Yolanda Marant is an indie gospel singer / songwriter and praise & worship leader in Charlotte, NC. She also doubles as an entrepreneur and professional graphic designer. We talk about her churchy life and upbringing in Denver, CO, and she shares a story about an unexpected communion surprise, and why sitting next to friends at church can get you in trouble. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Feb 2020

31 min 36 sec

Bill Goff is one of my good friends from San Diego, CA who is an excellent preacher and teacher, serving at the City of Hope International Church. We talk about his audio engineering skills, as well as his churchy upbringing as a preacher's kid. Bill shares some hilarious stories about how to be mindful of what you're saying while you're up in the pulpit. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Jan 2020

28 min 5 sec

Antonia (Bereal) Lee is my good friend / sister, and wife of Churchy Life guest, Brandon Lee. Toni works as a law administration professional in San Francisco, who grew up in the grand old Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. We talk about her upbringing as a member of the Bereal family; one of the most churchy and talented families that California has ever produced. She shares some great stories about how much church you really have to attend when everyone in the family is a pastor. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Jan 2020

25 min 56 sec

Dawain Atkinson is the creator and host of The B.A.R. (Biblical and Reformed) podcast - where he presents a biblical worldview from the Reformed theological perspective, examines current events and interview great guests. We talk about his churchy upbringing, and he shares a funny story about how resourceful and strong-willed church mothers can really be. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Jan 2020

23 min 44 sec

This week, our guest is Ramona Jones - a published author of several fiction novels that include a message designed to inspire, uplift and empower women. We talk about Ramona's non-churchy upbringing, how she got saved, and her transition into churchy culture. She of course shares a hilarious story, and it's about her first time in a pentecostal church service. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Jan 2020

14 min 32 sec

Our guest this week is a hilarious comedian and actor, Jevin Smith. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA and known as "Wealthy Jev", he also serves at his church as a minister, and produces & stars in his own funny videos across social media. Jev talks about his churchy life and upbringing in this episode, and recounts how he was taught to speak in tongues as a kid. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Dec 2019

28 min 13 sec

This week, our guest is the awesomely talented singer and songwriter, Michelle Williams. As a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child (one of the best-selling female groups of all time), and as a solo artist, she's won several awards, including a Grammy. Recently Michelle was also revealed to be The Butterfly on ABC's The Masked Singer! In this episode, we talk about Michelle's churchy life and upbringing in Rockford, Il. She of course shares some hilarious stories about the consequences of doing way too much in a church service. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Dec 2019

34 min 44 sec

Our guest this week is one of my best friends, Elder Brandon Lee - a preacher and teacher, who also serves on the praise and worship team at Glad Tidings International COGIC in Hayward, CA. In this episode, Brandon recounts some funny and unique testimonies that he's heard over the years. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Dec 2019

28 min 39 sec

This week, our guest is Cheryce Thompson - a savvy entrepreneur that offers her services as a writer and editor, while managing her own blog and other ventures. We talk about her churchy life and upbringing, as well as some hilarious church stories that she and her friends still laugh about to this day. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Dec 2019

18 min 33 sec

Our guest this week is Elder Darryl Jones - an awesome preacher and teacher that serves at Emmanuel COGIC in Los Angeles, CA, and professionally works in real estate. He talks about his upbringing in the church as a several-generations-deep minister in the grand old Church of God in Christ. Of course, he shares some hilarious stories about all of the things that could go wrong during a normal church service. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Dec 2019

23 min 47 sec

This week, our guest is Keyondra Lockett - a phenomenal singer/songwriter, fashionista, and all around dope person to know. Originally a member of the all-female gospel group Zie'l, Keyondra has branched out with several incredible solo projects. We talk about her churchy life, her upbringing, and she shares some funny church stories about how fights can break out anywhere... even around the offering plate. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Nov 2019

22 min 41 sec

Our guest this week is Benjamin Jones - an up-and-coming Christian comedian, with some super funny videos across social media. He's also a dope musician, singer/songwriter, and full time praise and worship leader. Of course he brings us some hilarious church stories, including a time when he had to fervently seek God for a porcelain throne. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Nov 2019

30 min 27 sec

Our guest this week is Lady T'Mil Curtis - a marketing and brand strategist known as "The Navigator", who also serves as marketplace, career and ministry coach. We talk about her churchy and musical life, and she shares a humbling and hilarious experience from one of her earlier ministry engagements. She was definitely not prepared for the situation that unfolded! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Nov 2019

32 min 45 sec

This week, our guest is Jason Fredericks - an awesome comedian, writer, actor and performer who you may know as one-third of the comedy team, The Playmakers. We talk about his churchy upbringing, how he and the Playmakers got started and rose to internet fame, and his current ventures with his brother, Kevin Fredericks (KevOnStage) & several other comedians he now manages. He also shares a crazy story of a fight that broke out at his church growing up. No one is safe... not even the pastor! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Nov 2019

46 min 26 sec

This week, we're talking to my good friend / sister, Megan Fowlkes! She's been a singer in church all of her life, and has just recently started focusing on her career as a professional baker. Megan shares some crazy experiences she's had at funerals, and how someone or something always causes inappropriate laughter! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode, visit ChurchyLife.com

Oct 2019

28 min 5 sec

This week, our guest is Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers! A Grammy and Dove award winning artist, Byron has created several gospel and contemporary Christian projects, and collaborated with artists of all genres. You might know him from being featured on Bruno Mars' 24k Magic, or from writing and performing with Beckah Shae and tobyMac. We talk about Byron's upbringing as a preacher's kid in church, some of his current music projects, and his experience with some miracle healing services that were a bit lacking in the "miracles" and "healings" department! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode - Visit ChurchyLife.com

Oct 2019

30 min 37 sec

This week, we're talking to Bishop Joel Trout - a prolific speaker and teacher that has spent 25 years in ministry as a pastor, church planter and builder. He has also founded two churches and assumed the pastorate of three churches. We talk about his churchy upbringing, and he shares some hilarious stories about why passing the mic during your sermon might not be a great idea! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode - Visit ChurchyLife.com

Oct 2019

34 min 54 sec

This week's guest is Gerard Bonner - a music industry veteran, and founder of BonnerfideRadio.com. We talk about his journey in the radio and gospel music industry, and his churchy upbringing. He also shares some hilarious stories about growing up as a musician, and crazy testimonies he's had to sit through in church! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode - Visit ChurchyLife.com

Oct 2019

38 min 53 sec

In today's episode, we're talking to LaTrice Pace! An amazing singer and songwriter, LaTrice has several projects under her belt as a solo artist, and as a member of The Anointed Pace Sisters. We talk about her churchy life and upbringing, and she shares some hilarious mishaps and misquotes that have happened during performances with her sisters. For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode - Visit ChurchyLife.com

Sep 2019

20 min 51 sec

You know Anthony Davis as one third of the hilarious comedy group, The Playmakers. Along with KevOnStage and Jason Fredericks, their popular videos about the funny stuff that happens in church and churchy culture have gone viral several times over. We talk to Ant about his churchy upbringing, being a PK (preacher's kid), and growing up in Seattle, Washington. Of course, he shares some hilarious church stories, about the type of food the saints might try to offer you! For full episode information, show notes, and links to anything we talked about on this episode - Visit ChurchyLife.com

Sep 2019

27 min 31 sec

In our inaugural episode, the creator of Church Funny and founder of Churchy Life, LLC, Damon Collins (www.thisisdamon.com), talks about the idea behind the podcast and what listeners can look forward to hearing in each episode. As an added bonus, you'll also get to check out a test episode Damon did with his wife, Dany, called Cheating Deacons.

Sep 2019

11 min 35 sec

This is episode 0... the intro, to the intro! Churchy Life is bringing you real, fun conversations, with real Christians - from every walk of life. Make sure you visit ChurchyLife.com for more.

Sep 2019

3 min 43 sec