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26 minutes | 5 days ago
Bridging racial divides at The House DC
LaWonda Bornstein and Regina Williams joined us to share how The House DC has been breaking cycles of poverty, homelessness, incarceration, and unemployment by providing at-risk youth in Anacostia with comprehensive services to help them establish healthy and sustainable futures. La Wonda Bornstein is a highly recognized leader and dedicated professional committed to building relationships across diverse cultures to eliminate racial divide.Her passion stems from personal experience as an African American who grew up in a unique environment of diversity. As a child, La Wonda’s family, which includes her five brothers, integrated the largest Christian schools in the Washington, DC area. She belonged to several churches where the parishioners where either all black or all white. She learned early-on, the importance and value of bringing people together. La Wonda has held workshops on: Crossing the Cultural Divide, A High Performing Team, and Understanding Personality Types. For the past 19 years, La Wonda has played key roles in supporting and promoting the message and vision of The House DC, a nonprofit organization focused on providing quality of life to inner-city youth and young adults. She is President and Chief Executive Officer at The House DC, and a veteran of the non-profit industry with more than 20 years of program management, operations, fundraising, financial, and staff leadership experience. LaWonda was born and raised in the DC area. She has one son, and two grandsons that she adores.Regina Williams is a wife to Jamie and a mom to Katelyn.She was born and raised in the Washington, DC suburbs in a wonderful Christian home, and considers herself blessed to have known Jesus her whole life.She graduated with an accounting degree from Villanova University.She has run her own CPA firm, Regina Solis Williams, CPA, PC, since 1995. All of her clients are not-for-profits, and she is passionate about helping non-profits become or stay financially strong, so they can continue to benefit the community they are trying to serve.She has a heart for the precious people at The House DC and loves to serve any way she can in this fabulous ministry.She loves to travel, run, and spend time being a wife, mom, and gramma.
26 minutes | 9 days ago
There’s no question the COVID pandemic has changed life as we know it. Many folks not only work from home now—they’ve migrated to the suburbs entirely. What impact has this had on local urban churches? In cities like Washington DC and Baltimore, it is becoming more and more difficult to launch and sustain churches. Dan Mackett and Jake Abraham joined us to talk about how Redemption Collective helps communities by launching businesses that optimize commercial real estate in cities for church planting, shared profits, and ecosystem sustainability.Dan Mackett is the founder and CEO of Redemption Collective. After graduating from the UW-Madison, he went on to serve as a management consultant with Baker Tilly, where he helped clients transform their PMO and IT operations. Dan went on to lead International Justice Missions’ College Mobilization program, where he led the strategy and coaching for over 330 student leaders, formed national partnerships with Cru and other campus ministries, and helped increase collegiate giving by 243%. Dan also is the founder and current Board Chair for A Just Brew Coffee, a network of volunteer run coffee shops where 100% of profits help end slavery. Dan and his wife Alyssa have been married for 4 years and welcomed their first son, Jones Bradford, in late 2019. They live in Alexandria, VA and are members at Del Ray Baptist Church, where Dan recently completed a Pastoral Internship.Sunish “Jake” Abraham, a self-proclaimed cultural mutt, was born in India and raised in India and the Philippines before moving to the United States, then Australia and currently in Washington DC. Jake has led diverse projects in Australia, India, Southeast Asia and the US and currently serves with Cru, a global community passionate about connecting people to Jesus. Jake also serves as Assistant Director at OneHeartDC, a city-wide network of over 700 churches and organizations in the Washington DC area.Jake also serves on the leadership of the Advance Initiative, a movement of ethnic Indians around the world planting multi-ethnic churches and as President and Director of the Indus Forum.
26 minutes | 18 days ago
She's My Daughter
We see it in the news and in our own communities almost every day, women are mistreated, violated, and traumatized. As society, we have become almost numb to it. Just over a year ago we had Daryl Dudley on the show to talk about his organization: She’s My Daughter. A movement to change the culture to one where woman are treated with dignity and respect. He has a new book coming out in the Spring and an ambitious year of outreach planned. He joins us now to share how this ministry has grown and what’s ahead for 2021. Daryl Dudley is the Chief Visionary Officer of She's My Daughter. He served for over 25 years in the music and education industry. He realized that the culture promotes violence against women which is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect, rapes and the ever-emerging sex trafficking as a result of failure to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women. Daryl Dudley began to go the extra mile on a personal mission to make sure that all woman were treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
26 minutes | 22 days ago
Dealing With Sexual Addiction During Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a big affect on life as we know it. Things we considered “normal” are no longer normal. Things we never thought about like wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing is now routine. However it has had more profound negative effects like exacerbating dysfunctional relationships, abusive homes and addiction. Joining us today are Tom and Michelle Weaver. They help people who are struggling with and directly affected by sexual addiction. Tom WeaverAfter struggling with sexual addiction himself, Tom now leads other men in their journey to recovery. Tom is a Regional Group Advisor for Pure Desire Ministries International, and he is in the process of becoming certified in Sexual Addiction Recovery, Partners Recovery, and Intimacy Anorexia through the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT). He will also soon be a certified Men’s Group Leadership Training Level 1 by AASAT.Michele WeaverMichele Weaver has been changing people’s lives through whole food nutrition and personal relationship coaching since 2015 as a Holistic Health, Life, and Recovery Coach with Come To The Table Ministries. Michele is certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and The Addiction Academy for Life & Recovery Coaching. Michele has also been a distributor with Juice PLUS+® since 2016.Michele is also in the process of becoming certified in Sexual Addiction Recovery, Partners Recovery, and Intimacy Anorexia through the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT).
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Christian Farmers Outreach
On Good News For The City we are passionate about Gospel saturation in the greater Washington DC area and beyond. Lou Enoff shared how the Christian Farmers Outreach is just as passionate as we are and is doing great evangelism work in the area.Lou Enoff is the President and Chairman of the Board of Christian Farmers Outreach.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
The AND Campaign
Justin Giboney joined the show to discuss how the AND Campaign, it's work for social justice and how the church should be leading the way.Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and he served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. Additionally, Justin has participated in LEAD Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta and the Georgia Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He’s written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today and he is a co-author of the new book “Compassion and Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement”. He is also the President of AND Campaign Inc.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
On this episode of the show we are featuring IMPACT Fellowship. It's a fairly new and unique church movement in the DMV. It's a a network of home-based churches that focuses on community engagement and making a tangible difference in the lives of people.Claude Jennings is the Lead Pastor of Impact Fellowship. He is also a media professional in the greater Washington DC area serving several local and national media outlets. He is the Founder and CEO of Hope Line Media LLC, providing media marketing services for businesses.Michael Wood serves on the Board of IMPACT Fellowship. He also leads IMPACT’s awareness efforts and branding their unique story. Michael is also the Founder and CEO of Michael Wood Consulting. Known as a relationship company, they assist business and ministries reach their goals and avoid common pitfalls. They specialize in digital marketing and all things online.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
More Than A Carpenter Virtue Lunch | Episode 120
Josh McDowell and Phil Kratovil joined the show to talk about the More Than A Carpenter Virtual Lunch event.Josh McDowell has addressed more than 46 million people, giving talks in 139 countries. He has written or co-authored 151 books in 128 languages including “More Than a Carpenter” with over 27 million copies distributed and “Evidence That Demands a Verdict” which was named one of the twentieth century’s top 40 books. In 1991, Josh founded Operation Carelift to meet the physical and spiritual needs he discovered in orphanages, hospitals, schools, and prisons all over the world. Operation Carelift has delivered humanitarian aid (food, clothing, and medical supplies) worth more than $46,000,000. That is the equivalent of 278 forty-ton containers. Nearly one million children have received school supplies, food items, hygiene items, and toys from the volunteers that traveled twice a year to share God’s love with them.Phil Kratovil is the Director of Evangelism at Vienna Presbyterian Church. He leads Bridgepoint Connections where they seek to connect our professional, spiritual and personal lives and to develop leaders and emerging leaders from the inside out. Bridgepoint Connections provides opportunities and environments to help you successfully balance your time, relationships, and work by developing an integrated life and worldview.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
The Korean American Experience | Episode 119
Pastor John Cha joined Pastor Brian Bales to talk about the historic and current experience of Korean Americans during times of racial unrest.Pastor John Cha, Lead Pastor at Open Door Presbyterian Church in Herndon Virginia. Pastor Cha graduated from the University of Virginia and Regent College in British Columbia. John and his wife Leanne are now enjoying their 20th year of marriage and their 20th year of ministry at Open Door. They both also are having the time of their lives raising their three teenage kids, David (17), Noah (15) and Hannah (13). John’s hobbies include long drives, yard work, Costco runs, good movies, eating out with the staff, and going out on walks/date nights with Leanne.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
Racial Healing Initiatives | Episode 118
On this episode of Good News For The City, Pastor Eric Teitelman and Dr. Edwin Jones shared the racial healing initiatives they are currently working on.Pastor Eric Michael Teitelman is a Hebrew follower of Yeshua and an ordained bi-vocational pastor with the Southern Baptist Convention. He oversees the House of David Ministries—a Messianic and Hebraic itinerant teaching and worship ministry focused on building the Kingdom of God by bringing Jewish and Gentile Christians together as one new man in Christ Yeshua (Ephesians 2:14-16). The ministry helps Christians gain an understanding of their Hebraic foundation and spiritual heritage, embracing the church’s calling concerning the Jewish people, and understanding God’s kingdom purposes and prophetic promises for the church and Israel. Pastor Eric grew up in Bat Yam, Israel. He and his wife Kim presently live in Haymarket, Virginia.Dr. Edwin Jones, Living Faith Baptist Church and Ministries International is a nativeWashingtonian, is an ordained preacher and has earned two doctoral degrees, Doctor ofMinistry and a Ph.D. from the Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the formerPresident of Faith Christian University and Schools. He has served in both the United States Marine Corps and the California Army National Guard. He has been a guest lecturer at Emory University and Wake Forest University and at several conventions and conferences throughout the United States and South Africa. Dr. Jones serves with OneHeartDC facilitating ministry in the inner city, including various evangelism training and outreach activities.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
I'm Right, You're Wrong | Episode 117
Pastor Mike Minter joined the show to talk about his recent video series "I'm Right, You're Wrong" calling for the Church to work together in greater unity.Pastor Mike MinterMike was born into a Navy family in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1944. His father wasan Admiral and the family lived in Hawaii and had three different tours of duty at theNaval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Mike attended the Naval Academy and has a degreefrom Old Dominion University in Political Science. While traveling with a friend throughEurope in 1970, Mike trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior through this friend’sconsistent witness.With a growing desire to study and teach the Scriptures, Mike entered Florida BibleCollege in 1972 and graduated in 1974 with a degree in Bible. It was at FBC that he metand married his wife, Kay, and was called to the ministry to start an evangelical work inReston. The first Bible study was held in the home of Charles Swift in June of 1974, andthe first RBC church service was in the Reston Sheraton in March of 1975. Mike andKay live in Ashburn and have four adult children — Kelly, Megan, Katie, and David — and a growing number of grandchildren.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
Racial Healing Pt. 3 | Episode 113
On this episode we continued our ongoing conversation on racial healing with Pastor Anthony Moore and Pastor Kendick Curry.Anthony MoorePastor Anthony E. Moore is the Senior Pastor of Carolina Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Moore has served Carolina Missionary Baptist Church since 1987 and has been proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over thirty years. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and his lovely wife, First Lady, Cynthia A. Moore a native of Dallas, Texas. Pastor and First Lady Moore are the proud parents of three children, Sharnessa, Jamal, Joshua and three beautiful grandchildren; Jaylin, Jeniya and Lyric.Carolina Church is a Bible-Based and Purpose Driven Ministry. The Carolina Ministry seeks to meet the needs of ordinary people in a holistic way. Pastor Moore believes that people have to be met at their level of need. Kendrick CurryReverend Dr. Kendrick E. Curry has led the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (PABC) in Washington, DC as pastor for 16 years. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and an M.S., and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University, and Certificate in Preaching and Worship from Northern Theological Seminary. Rev. Curry has a passion to transform the challenged Southeast Washington community through the love of Jesus Christ. As such, he has partnered with MBI Health Services to deliver a mental-health day treatment program at PABC.Additionally, he serves on various boards and councils including the Board of Directors of the DC Water and Sewer Authority, AARP DC (President), Board of Education Forward DC (Chair), and the Howard University Community Advisory Board for Opioid Addiction. Furthermore, he is also a co-host of the upcoming “Just A Cup Of Coffee” podcast series.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Christians United Against Systematic Injustice | Episode 116
On this episode of Good News For The City, Donovan Bates shares his amazing redemption story as he reminds us that our story is not over and we can be used by God to do great things despite the obstacles we may face.Donovan Bates is the owner of DMV Recycling Inc., where they purchase your failed catalytic converters, extract the metals inside so they can be reused. This helps protect the environment. He also started the non profit, Christians United Against Systemic Injustice.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Streetvine Lights | Episode 115
Howard Levin and Pastor Jeff Jacobs share how the Streetvine Lights initiative is building community and is a practical way to "love thy neighbor". They also discuss how it's making an impact during covid-19 and how you can join in this effort.Jeff JacobsJeff Jacob is the Lead Pastor at Word of Life International Church and has been for the past 17 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts, Missions, from Southeastern University.Howard LevineHowie Levin cultivates potential in leaders, connecting and mobilizing them for community transformation. He is serving as Executive Director for OneHeartDC, a collaboration of over 750 churches and nonprofits in the Metro Washington DC region. He also serves on several non-profit boards and has been involved redeeming the lives of refugees who have fled religious oppression. Previously he served as Pastor of Outreach, Church & Community Partnerships at McLean Bible Church.Before his community involvement, he spent 30 years in the electric power industry designing, building and operating nuclear generating stations. He was a founder or principal in several businesses focused on leadership and organization development and technical consulting. He has graduate degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Capital Bible Seminary.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Racial Healing Pt. 4 | Episode 114
Pastor Anthony Moore and Pastor Kendick Curry are back to continue discussing a path forward towards racial healing.Anthony MoorePastor Anthony E. Moore is the Senior Pastor of Carolina Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Moore has served Carolina Missionary Baptist Church since 1987 and has been proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over thirty years. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and his lovely wife, First Lady, Cynthia A. Moore a native of Dallas, Texas. Pastor and First Lady Moore are the proud parents of three children, Sharnessa, Jamal, Joshua and three beautiful grandchildren; Jaylin, Jeniya and Lyric.Carolina Church is a Bible-Based and Purpose Driven Ministry. The Carolina Ministry seeks to meet the needs of ordinary people in a holistic way. Pastor Moore believes that people have to be met at their level of need. Kendrick CurryReverend Dr. Kendrick E. Curry has led the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (PABC) in Washington, DC as pastor for 16 years. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and an M.S., and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University, and Certificate in Preaching and Worship from Northern Theological Seminary. Rev. Curry has a passion to transform the challenged Southeast Washington community through the love of Jesus Christ. As such, he has partnered with MBI Health Services to deliver a mental-health day treatment program at PABC.Additionally, he serves on various boards and councils including the Board of Directors of the DC Water and Sewer Authority, AARP DC (President), Board of Education Forward DC (Chair), and the Howard University Community Advisory Board for Opioid Addiction. Furthermore, he is also a co-host of the upcoming “Just
26 minutes | 6 months ago
C12 Peer Advisory Group | Episode 112
We spoke with Nigel Adams and Craig Welborn about C12 Peer Advisory Group and how they thousands of Christian CEOs and business owners to help one another to make better decisions, avoid costly mistakes, create solid plans for growth, and thrive in their calling to create impact beyond the bottom line.Nigel AdamsNigel currently serves as Area Chair for the C12 group, supporting Christian CEOs and Owners in their business growth and personal development as stewards of all that has been entrusted to them. He serves on several non-profit boards, mentors young leaders and supports his church leadership with coaching and consulting services as a ministry. He was an accomplished operational and C-Level leader prior to following the calling to support Christian leaders as a C12 Chair. Nigel’s corporate roles included Global Chief Talent Officer for a multinational agency, launching Customer Service and Airport Technologies at JetBlue, and leading hub and global operations control for USAirways. He attends DC Metro Church in Alexandria Va. with his wife of 16 years Andrea who is a professor at UDC, they have one daughter and two granddaughters all residing in Alexandria Virginia. Craig WelbornSince 1983, Craig and Diane Welburn and their family have owned and operated McDonald’s family restaurants. Welburn Management currently has 30 McDonald’s restaurants in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. They strive to give back to the community and help the same individuals we serve on a daily basis. FAST FACT One in 8 Americans report having worked at McDonald’s. Some notable celebrities include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rachel McAdams, Sharon Stone, Jay Leno, James Franco, Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder), Tony Stewart, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shania Twain, Pink and Seal.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
Apartment Life | Episode 111
On this episode of Good News for the City we spoke with Steve and Diane Anderson. Two individuals who are providing love and care for their community through a ministry called Apartment Life.Steve and Diane have lived in the Northern Virginia area for close to 35 years. This is where they met, married and raised their 5 children in Great Falls. Diane currently works for United Airlines, but prior to that she was on the ministry staff team at McLean Bible Church for over 10 years as the founder and director of Access Ministry which is an outreach to hundreds of children and adults with disabilities and their families. Steve is retired from a 35+ year career with the Department of Defense and is currently a government contractor for Syncadd. A few years ago as their kids began their own lives going to college, moving out, starting families and careers of their own. Steve and Diane began looking for ways they could intentionally love their neighbors. Through friends of their kids, they heard about Apartment Life. They decided to sell their big family home in Great Falls and applied to be an Apartment Life team!Steve and Diane have served as an Apartment Life team for over 3 years and are currently serving the residents and staff at Falls Green in the City of Falls Church. As an Apartment Life team, they build community through acts of care and fun, high impact events. They connect residents with each other and the greater community around them, offeringlove and compassion, and meeting practical needs is transformative to individuals and thecommunity as a whole.
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Racial Healing Pt. 2 | Episode 110
In part two of our conversation on racial healing, we focus on an initiative called the Repentance Project and how it’s taking action to move the country forward. We're joined again by Pastor Aaron Graham and this week we have Claude Jennings (show producer) join us.
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Racial Healing Pt. 1 | Episode 109
On this episode of Good News For The City, Pastors Aaron Graham and Bobby Manning shares their thoughts on the recent events and unrest, what the scriptures have to say and how the body of Christ should respond.
26 minutes | 8 months ago
House of David Ministries | Episode 108
John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life". That includes all nations, ethnicities, tribes, people groups; however you want to define it. Eric Teitelman joined the show to discuss the House of David Ministries who is focused on bringing all people together in unity in Jesus Christ. Pastor Eric Michael Teitelman is a Hebrew follower of Yeshua and an ordained bi-vocational pastor with the Southern Baptist Convention. He oversees the House of David Ministries—a Messianic and Hebraic itinerant teaching and worship ministry focused on building the Kingdom of God by bringing Jewish and Gentile Christians together as one new man in Christ Yeshua (Ephesians 2:14-16). The ministry helps Christians gain an understanding of their Hebraic foundation and spiritual heritage, embracing the church’s calling concerning the Jewish people, and understanding God’s kingdom purposes and prophetic promises for the church and Israel. Pastor Eric grew up in Bat Yam, Israel. He and his wife Kim presently live in Haymarket, Virginia.
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