His heart was broken by his parent’s divorce when he was 7. He never saw the reality of Jesus growing up, so he decided, “there must be no God.” Jesse Bradley joins the team to share his compelling freedom story. Jesse’s a former professional soccer goalkeeper with the Highlanders Football Club in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Now he’s lead pastor at Grace Community Church in the greater Seattle area.
First, Jesse shares how performing in athletics and academics was his way to deal with his parent’s divorce. Then, playing soccer and moving from atheist to Jesus follower at Dartmouth College. Then, Mike, the timid guy that led Jesse to Jesus. Next, the historical evidence that persuaded Jesse to trust Jesus. Then, achieving his lifetime dream to play professional soccer, then one year in being blindsided. Finally, 10 years in the desert of a chronic illness that recreated Jesse’s life.
Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!