Greg Yoder, Walid Shoebat, Frank Giardina, Tom Doyle
Air Date December 22, 2014
Hour 1 – Mission News / Bible Ban in Middle East
The headlines should drive us to pray for believers around the world. From Cuba to Russia and back to Haiti, Greg Yoder, host of Mission Network News, will share stories of Christians serving and suffering for the sake of their Savior. Next, Saudi Arabia is one of the most dangerous places to be a Christian! Walid Shoebat, a former radical Muslim, will explain why even Western believers should count the cost before entering this nation!
Hour 2 – Holiday Sports Preview / Christmas for Christians in Crisis
With a pre-view of the College Bowl match-ups and other holiday games, veteran sportscaster and host of Sports Spectrum radio, Frank Giardina will discuss the latest headlines from the arena of faith and sports! Then, Tom Doyle Vice-President of E3 Partners, will discuss the harsh realities many believers face as they celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Greg Yoder is the executive director and weekday anchor of Mission Network News (MNN). His passion is to encourage every Christian that they can make a difference in the Great Commission. He's been with MNN since 1995. He's an AP award-winning newscaster with over 25 years of experience and has traveled the world covering stories for MNN.
For more information, visit MNN's website.
Walid Shoebat was born and raised in Bethlehem, Israel, by an Arab father and an American mother. As a young man, he became a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and participated in acts of terror and violence against Israel. After entering the U.S to attend college, he continued his anti-Israel activities and was trained for Jihad activities in the USA. In 1994, he read the Bible and realized that everything he had been taught about the Jews was a lie and converted the Christianity. Driven by a deep passion to shed his former life, he set out to tirelessly to combat terrorism and Islamic Fundamentalism worldwide, speaking at churches and synagogues, civic groups, government leaders and media. Walid is an American citizen and lives in the United States.
For more information, visit his website or rescuechristians.org.
A veteran of over 30 years in radio and television play-by-play, Frank Giardina is in his third year working with Sports Spectrum. Prior to working with this weekly program, Frank was a broadcaster and administrator with Penn State University athletics. For the last 13 seasons, he has also done college football and basketball television play-by-play for ESPN Regional Television and ESPN 360.
For more information, visit Sports Spectrum Radio.
Tom Doyle serves as Vice-President for Church and Ministry Partnerships and Middle East Strategy Director for e3 Partners, a global Church planting ministry. He pastored for 20 years in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico before launching into missions in the volatile Middle East. Tom and his wife JoAnn have an overflowing heart for the nation of Israel. Tom began leading tours there in 1995 and eventually he became a tour guide for the State of Israel. He is also the author of several books.
For more information, please visit the e3 Partners Ministry website or the 8thirty8 facebook page.
Janet Parshall has been the recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters on-air radio personality award in 2008 and 2011. In 1998, she was elected to the board of directors and the executive committee of the National Religious Broadcasters. She has authored several books, including her latest, Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Marketplace of Ideas. Parshall and her husband, Craig, live in Virginia, and have four children and six grandchildren.