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Dawn and Steve in the Morning

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September 28, 2022

Hour 1: The Next Verse

Author Jay Payleitner has a discussion with Dawn and Steve about his book The Next Verse: What You Never Knew About 60 of Your Favorite Bible Passages. 

Jay Payleitner spent a decade in major market advertising until God called him into Christian media. For more than a decade, Jay scripted and produced Josh McDowell RadioToday's FatherJesus Freaks Radio with TobyMac and Michael Tait, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and thousands of hours of radio that aired across the country and beyond.

Jay is a long-time affiliate with the National Center for Fathering and a nationally-known motivational speaker for Iron Sharpens Iron, marriage conferences, men's retreats, women's events, writers' conferences, and weekend services. Jay has also sold more than half a million books including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, The Jesus Dare,  What If God Wrote Your Bucket List? and The Prayer of Agur.   He has been a guest multiple times on The Harvest Show100 Huntley StreetMoody RadioBuilding Relationships with Gary ChapmanCornerstone TV, and Focus on the Family.

Jay and his high school sweetheart, Rita, live in the Chicago area where they’ve raised five great kids, loved on ten foster babies, and are cherishing grandparenthood.


Hour 2: Healing What's Hidden

Evan and Jenny Owens share their experience with trauma and their book Healing What's HiddenThey are convinced that there is a path to overcome trauma and experience radical restoration!

Evan and Jenny are founders of REBOOT Recovery, a global nonprofit that helps people of all backgrounds overcome trauma and embrace a brighter future. Jenny holds a doctorate of occupational therapy specializing in traumatic brain injury and serves as REBOOT's head of research, presenting findings at universities and scientific conferences across the country. Evan serves as the Executive Director. They have three active boys and live outside of Nashville, TN. 


Hour 3: Big Trouble Ahead

In this third hour, Pastor Allen Jackson encourages us to embrace the call of The Church to live a life that is consecrated, set apart, to God. Pastor Allen has written a new book called Big Trouble Ahead,  a helpful resource to see current events and controversies from a biblical perspective and to remind us that nothing can separate us from God's love and his involvement in our generation. 

The son of an equine veterinarian, Pastor Allen spent his formative years helping his father care for horses and other animals—and many of his sermons include stories and lessons learned in the barns, fields, and countryside of Tennessee. Though he often jokes that he was “raised in a barn,” his life journey has proven to be impactful.

He began his studies in the sciences, determined to pursue a career in medicine, but his course was altered by Matthew 16:18: “I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” His life determination changed, and he earned degrees from Oral Roberts University and Vanderbilt University, and studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He returned to Murfreesboro, Tennessee (southeast of Nashville), where he lives with his wife, Kathy, and has served as senior pastor of World Outreach Church since 1989. Under his leadership, the church has grown from less than 30 people to over 15,000 through outreach activities, community events, and worship services designed to share the Gospel. Despite its current size, he still fondly refers to the congregation as a “little country church” because that’s how it began—as a small Bible study in his parents' home in the 1970s.

Pastor Allen’s mission is to help people become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and technology has increased his impact, allowing his biblical messages to reach and encourage 3,000,000+ people per week through Allen Jackson Ministries. The ministry reaches across the globe through online streaming, television, radio, books, small group studies, and other resources.


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