Jamaal and Amber Williams

On today's show, Sojourn Network's executive director, Dave Harvey, is sitting down with Jamaal Williams, and his wife, Amber. Jamaal is the pastor of Sojourn Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky. On today's show, Jamaal and Amber share their stories. They talk about their roles in ministry, their first pastorate, the transition to pastoring at Sojourn, and their passion for racial reconciliation and multicultural church. We hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening.

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Travis Scott

On today's show, Nick Bogardus sits down with Travis Scott. Nick is the pastor of Cross of Christ Church in Orange County, California. Travis Scott is the pastor of Shorebreak Church in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. They'll talk about their friendship, about planting in Hawaii, and about the unique cross-cultural challenges of that context. We hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening.

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Collin Hansen

On today's show, Mike Cosper from Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky is sitting down with Collin Hansen from Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama and the editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. They talk about his work on the "young, restless, and reformed," the church's place in a shifting culture, and his own personal journey into ministry and his life's work. 

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Brandon Shields

On today's show, Ronnie Martin from Substance Church in Ashland, Ohio is sitting down with Brandon Shields from Soma in Indianapolis, Indiana. They talk about how Brandon moved from South Florida to Indy, planted Soma as an outsider, about how he grew Soma into a multi-site church, and about how they became a church-planting church. Oh yeah, and they talk a bit about how you fight ego as a pastor and church planter.

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Aaron Gray

On today's show, Ronnie Martin from Substance Church in Ashland, Ohio is sitting down with Aaron Gray from Sound City Bible Church in Seattle, Washington. Aaron's church planting story is pretty unique. They planted in the aftermath of Mars Hill Church closing its doors, and Aaron shares that story and the evidences of grace that came out of that hardship.

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Rusty McKie

On this episode, Dave Owens chats with Rusty McKie. Ronnie is the lead pastor of Sojourn Community Church in Chattanooga, TN, and Today we talk about the ups and downs of church planting, pastoring through dark seasons, and about God's faithfulness—his ability to show up—when things get confusing.

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Dan Hyun

On this episode, Mike Cosper chats with Dan Hyun. Dan is the lead pastor of The Village Church in Baltimore, MD. Today, we're talking to Dan Hyun, pastor of the Village Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Dan planted the Village Church in 2008 with a vision of growing a multicultural community, and he's done that. We talk about the challenges of that calling starting with growing up in Korean churches and growing into the vision that drives him today.

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Nick Nye

On this episode, Ronnie Martin chats with Nick Nye. Ronnie is the lead pastor of Substance Church in Ashland, OH, and Nick is the founding pastor of Veritas Church in Columbus, OH, and is currently serving as the lead pastor of Apostles Church Union Square in New York City. Today we talk about Nick's church planting journey, the challenges in the early days of planting, and the challenges that came later as the church grew, and much more. 

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Matt Herron

Today, you'll hear a conversation between Dave Owens and Matt Herron. Dave is the Associate Director of Sojourn Network, and Matt is the Lead Pastor of Sojourn Traverse in Traverse City, Michigan. They'll talk about a time when Matt's reputation was threatened by another pastor, about his journey to Traverse City, and about his awakening to the Gospel that came through the work of Ed Clowney and Tim Keller. It's a great conversation. Thanks for listening.

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John & Jena Starke

On this episode, Mike Cosper hosts a conversation with John and Jena Starke. John is the pastor of Apostles Church Uptown, New York City, and has been part of our network for many years. He and his wife, Jena, have four kids, and we talk about raising a family while pastoring in the city. We also talk about a season of real struggle and depression, how they navigated that season together, and we’ll hear some advice they have for those who might be thinking about planting in a context like theirs. Thanks for listening, and hope you enjoy the conversation.

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