Former NFL player Derwin Grey’s life had a rough start. Born to teenage parents, raised “in the hood,” in the thick of violence, he didn’t stand much of a chance. Then he found football success in high school, at BYU, and then with the Indianapolis Colts. But why was he still empty, why did he still feel like a hurting, poor little boy? That’s when the naked preacher stepped into his life!
Then as a teenager Shawna spent a year trying to cover her nose because a photographer suggested she get a nose job and then a boy made fun of her nose. It’s a conversation about body image and where to find an unshakeable identity. Next, the great exchange: Jesus was treated as we deserve so that we can be treated as he deserves. Finally, maybe you can’t forgive yourself; and what it looks like to find freedom from your regrets! Share the show!
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!