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August 09, 2021

How to Build a Multi-Ethnic Church

Maybe you’ve heard this, “Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week” for followers of Jesus.  But this isn’t God’s vision for his people.  So today we bring in former NFL player and pastor of Transformation Church of greater Charlotte, NC, Dr. Derwin Gray.  First, we hear how Jesus found Derwin through his Indianapolis Colts teammate, Steve Grant.  Then we hear about the multiethnic vision of TC and the steps it took to realize that vision.  Next, we hear about the “Naked Preacher,” who led Derwin to Jesus.  Then, the need to mourn past injustices against African Americans for healing to happen.  Next, we shift gears to hear Derwin’s amazing Dan Marino NFL story!  Finally, how justice is a sign of the Kingdom of God and a multiethnic church.


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, conversations on topics relevant to you, and Christ-centered music.