On the next Chris Fabry Live, you will meet Martin and his friends. Martin is from a small village in western Kenya. His father died when he was young, so he knows what it's like to live in poverty. He actually studied at Moody Bible Institute—and that's where his friends come in. You'll hear about the power of friendship, the power of the Gospel, and the ministry Martin has begun. Don't miss the encouragement on Chris Fabry Live.
Martin Simiyu is founder and Executive Director of Possibilities Africa. Growing up in a small remote village in utter poverty, Martin was only ten years old when his father died. His mother raised him and his nine brothers and sisters in a two-room mud hut. But unlike most, Martin always knew there was more to life. He never lost his dream and vision for a better future. He studied hard and was only one of three students in his high school to qualify for college. After graduating from college in Nairobi, he came to the United States where he received two master’s degrees: one from Biola University in Organizational leadership and one from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago in Intercultural Ministry. In 2004, Martin returned home to Kenya and formed Possibilities Africa, where he provides overall leadership to the ministry and oversees the development of its activities in Africa.
Dr. John "Doc" Fuder serves as the Director of Faith-Community Mobilization for Together Chicago and leads the Chicagoland United in Prayer movement. Doc is the Founder and Director of Heart for the City and has a passion for equipping the broader body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the Gospel in their local communities. His passion to teach and train others to engage the city comes from his many years of experience in ministry in California and training students in Urban Studies at Moody Theological Seminary. Doc is the author of A Heart for the City, A Heart for the Community, Neighborhood Mapping, and the Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide. Doc holds a B.R.E. from Prairie Bible College, an M.A. in Religion from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. from Biola University. He and his wife, Nellie, have three children and two granddaughters and live on Chicago’s north side and are part of Park Community Church.
Merrell McIlwain graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Vanderbilt University School of Law. After practicing law for 25 years, he enrolled at Moody Theological Seminary and earned a Masters Degree in 2004. He then became the Director of the Legal Department at Focus on the Family. Merrell has served as a Director of Possibilities Africa since its inception in 2004, and was an Adjunct Professor of World Religions at a community college in South Carolina. Now a writer living in North Carolina, he is married to Cheri Lyn, his wife of 50 years. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.
Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God.