This site uses cookies to provide you with more responsive and personalized service and to collect certain information about your use of the site.  You can change your cookie settings through your browser.  If you continue without changing your settings, you agree to our use of cookies.  See our Privacy Policy for more information.

Dawn and Steve in the Morning

Air Time Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-10:00 AM
Call In (800) 555-7898
Program Menu


July 02, 2024

Hour 1: Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check

Join Dawn and Steve in the Morning for a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about walking with integrity before God. 

In addition, Jay Payleitner inspires us to better steward our lives! Jay talks with Steve about his book Checking the Boxes Only You Can Check: 40 Ways to Make the World a Better Place.

Jay is a nationally known speaker and writes easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down, make-you-think books. Prior to becoming a full-time author and speaker, he served as freelance radio producer for a wide range of international ministries including the Salvation Army, Prison Fellowship, Bible League, Voice of the Martyrs, and National Center for Fathering. For more than a decade, he produced Josh McDowell Radio, Jesus Freaks Radio, and Today’s Father. Jay and his high school sweetheart, Rita, live in the Chicago area where they raised five great kids, loved on ten foster babies, and are cherishing grandparenthood.


Hour 2: Transform Iran

Is it possible to transform Iran with the Gospel? Steve welcomes Lana Silk to explore what God is doing in Iran today. Lana is Chief Executive Officer - USA for Transform Iran. The mission of Transform Iran is to preach the gospel to all Iranians, plant churches, disciple believers, develop leaders, and resource and activate the body of Christ into nation-transforming mission.

Also this hour, Kathy Izard will help us connect the "God Dots" in our lives with her book Trust the Whisper: How Answering Quiet Callings Inspire Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Grace.

Kathy Izard is an award-winning author and speaker who helped bring transformation to Charlotte in homelessness, housing, and mental health. Her first memoir The Hundred Story Home released in 2016, received a Christopher Award for outstanding inspirational nonfiction. In 2019, she created a children’s book, A Good Night for Mr. Coleman with artist Evelyn Henson, written to encourage kids to dream big and do good. The Last Ordinary Hour is a new inspirational nonfiction book written to help people who have been shattered by untimely death or unexpected diagnosis learn to live in faith not fear. A native of El Paso, Texas, Kathy and her husband have four daughters and live in Charlotte.



Hour 3: Turn the Tide

Author Michael L. Brown reminds us that with the power of the Holy Spirit, we can change the world instead of the world changing us. Steve speaks with Michael about his book Turn the Tide: How to Ignite a Cultural Awakening. 

Michael Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus (he came to faith in 1971 as a heroin-shooting, LSD-using, hippie rock drummer) and he holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He's written more than 40 books, including wake-up calls to the Church of America, scholarly monographs and commentaries on biblical subjects, a series of volumes on answering Jewish objections to Jesus, and much-discussed books on today's hottest cultural issues. He has spoken throughout America and in more than 30 countries, and he hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show The Line of Fire. He is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, NC and serves as a visiting or adjunct professor at a number of seminaries. He and his wife Nancy have been married since 1976 and have two wonderful daughters and four incredible grandchildren. His heart beats to see a gospel-based moral and cultural revolution in this generation.


Stay Connected

Dawn and Steve in the Morning

Join Dawn and Steve on Dawn and Steve Mornings for a balanced program featuring biblical insight, inspiring conversation, and a wide variety of guests. Add in great contemporary Christian music, intriguing information, and practical adviceā€”a fun and encouraging way to start your day!