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GPS: God. People. Stories.

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From murderers to missionaries and actors to athletes, people from all walks of life have life-changing encounters with God. Listen to them share their stories here.

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Charlotte, NC

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From murderers to missionaries and actors to athletes, people from all walks of life have life-changing encounters with God. Listen to them share their stories here.

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English


Episodes
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‘I Saw People Killed’: Child of Apartheid Trades Hate for God’s Love

5/29/2024
Racism, violence, poverty, abortion—Trevor Sampson was exposed to all of this and more as a black boy growing up under Apartheid in South Africa. But amid the turmoil and oppression, Trevor’s love for music led him down a path that would change his life forever. He discovered God offering forgiveness, joy, and a way out of darkness. Listen as Trevor shares his experience on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook. This episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. aired in its original form on October 21, 2015.

Duration:00:15:05

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‘War Is Absolute Evil’: Ukrainian Chaplains’ Story

5/15/2024
Vitaliy and Maria Tkachuk and their children had to flee their home in Ukraine with little more than the clothes on their backs. They’ve seen their city destroyed by missile attacks. They brace themselves when the air raid sirens blast. But this husband and wife have also led many people to faith in Jesus Christ in their war-torn country. Vitaliy and Maria are serving as chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. On this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories., they talk from their home in Ukraine about the work God is doing through them and around them. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:19:26

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'Wear a Wire or Get Arrested': From Executive to Informant

5/1/2024
By the age of 32, Mark Whitacre thought he had it all. He was a high-level executive and millionaire. After illegally helping his employer with one of the largest price fixing cases in U.S. history, Mark became an informant for the FBI. Hear more of Mark’s story—including how he found Jesus Christ in federal prison—on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or at Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:27:09

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Singer Christine D’Clario Finds Joy After Darkness

4/17/2024
Singer and worship leader Christine D’Clario has walked a difficult road. As a child, she was rejected because of her ethnicity, as a teen she rebelled against God, and as an adult, she struggled with infertility and severe postpartum depression. Today—in addition to traveling the world with her singing—Christine helps Christians who are battling mental illness. Listen as she shares her story on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or via Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:27:20

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Suicidal Combat Vet Saved by Falling Bible

4/3/2024
When combat veteran Fernando Arroyo left the U.S. Army, he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It got so bad, he almost took his own life. Today, Fernando works to help other veterans find hope and overcome PTSD. Hear more of his story on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or at Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:23:26

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Vision of Jesus Changes Muslim Man’s Life

3/20/2024
On the same night that Naeem Fazal saw Jesus in a dream, he converted from Islam to Christianity. Today, he is the founding pastor of Mosaic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Find out more of his transformational story on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or at Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:19:00

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Big Daddy Weave Reflects on Loss of Brother and Bandmate

3/6/2024
When Mike Weaver’s brother died of COVID-19 in 2022, he lost both a lifelong friend and a bandmate—but the story doesn’t end there. Find out more about the brothers’ relationship, ministry, and band, Big Daddy Weave, on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:23:19

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5 of the Most Powerful GPS Episodes—And a Preview of What’s to Come

2/20/2024
From a shark bite survivor, to an NFL star, to a missionary doctor who nearly died of Ebola, meet some of the most memorable guests from the last eight years of GPS: God. People. Stories. Then get ready for a year of powerful new episodes as this Christ-centered podcast returns in March. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:17:19

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Uprooting Their Texas Life to Plant a Church in Post-Christian NYC

11/29/2023
“Why do I have no family in New York City, no experience in New York City, no history in New York City, but yet I feel like I belong in it, in my gut?” That’s the question Garrett Raburn found himself asking a few years ago. It shocked his wife, Gabi, who thought they had “settled down” in Fort Worth, Texas. Hear their story of adventure in this fifth and final episode of our series on missionaries. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:24:52

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‘Do I Take a Bullet for This Kid?’

11/22/2023
Ben Page left his pro soccer career and moved to the inner city of Charlotte, North Carolina, to live among the kids in his ministry. Listen as Ben shares the challenges, dangers and joys of living out the love of Christ to his neighbors in what was once one of the most dangerous communities in Charlotte. “We would drop soccer balls on the ground and just start kicking a ball with whoever was in the park.” Subscribe to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association emails. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or Billy Graham Radio on Facebook. If you’re anxious or fearful and would like to pray with someone, call the Billy Graham Prayer Line at 1-855-255-PRAY. Learn more about beginning a relationship with Jesus Christ or deepening your relationship with Him. You can help advance the Gospel through programs like this one. Give to the BGEA.

Duration:00:17:39

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Sharing the Hope of Christ in Peru, Even Through Deep Loss

11/15/2023
Carolyn Pace has served as a missionary in Peru since the 1960s. She’s lived through military coups and violence in the streets. “We would hear an explosion, and we're sitting at the table eating … and somebody would say, ‘Oh, I wonder what building or what place that was.’ And then we would pass the potatoes or something.” Not much fazes Carolyn, but she and her family recently experienced back-to-back losses that could have led them to say goodbye to Peru for good. Listen in as Carolyn—along with her son-in-law Rick Anderson—shares a story of deep faith in the midst of heartbreaking loss. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:27:52

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Family Gives Up the American Dream to Serve Africa’s Poor (Part 2)

11/8/2023
The Newquist family was loving their new life onboard a medical ship off the coast of Africa. Then the COVID pandemic struck. “It was absolutely devastating,” Raeanne Newquist said. “We had given up everything to go do this. And in some ways, it felt like it had blown up in our face.” Find out what happened next in the second half of the Newquists’ extraordinary story. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:23:47

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Family Gives Up the American Dream to Serve Africa’s Poor (Part 1)

11/1/2023
The Newquist family was living the American Dream in California. They left it all behind to serve God onboard a medical missions ship off the coast of Africa. Listen to their extraordinary story on this new episode of GPS. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook. If you’d like to dedicate your life to Jesus Christ, or if you have spiritual questions, you can chat with a trained volunteer – available 24 hours a day – at FindPeacewithGod.net.

Duration:00:29:03

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How an Incurable Diagnosis Led to an ‘Incurable Faith’

7/26/2023
Andrea Herzer was an active young mother of three when unbearable pain left her suddenly bedridden. Since then, she has endured many years of illness, including cancer and a debilitating, chronic pain disorder. Today, Andrea is blessing others with her wisdom, faith, and perseverance in the midst of ongoing suffering. Hear her powerful story in this new episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:29:57

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They Already Had Three Children. Then They Met a Baby No One Else Wanted.

7/19/2023
Carl and Anna Streck already had three young children when Anna held a foster baby in her arms and declared that he would become their son. Doctors said the baby boy would never walk, talk, see or hear. Carl didn’t see how his wife could be serious. “What I was really faced with was my own selfishness,” Carl said. “When you adopt a medically fragile kid, they’re going to live in your house forever. And that was not the path that I believed my life was headed down.” Hear the rest of the Streck family’s deeply moving story on this new episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:22:44

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ALS Is Taking His Body, but His Soul Is Secure

7/12/2023
Steve Cochlan received devastating news four years ago. He was told, “Steve, you've got ALS. You've got two to three years to live, so go home and get your house in order.” Today, even as his body is shutting down, Steve is clinging to faith in Christ—and sharing it with others. Be challenged and inspired as he shares his story in the second episode of our new podcast series, “The Great Physician.” You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook. If you’d like someone to pray with you, call the Billy Graham 24/7 Prayer Line at 855-255-PRAY (7729).

Duration:00:24:43

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2 Heart Transplants and An Unshakable Faith

7/5/2023
Britt Bentley was 28 years old, in the prime of his life, when he found out his heart was failing. Fifteen years after his first heart transplant, he was told he would need another—and a new kidney as well. He takes us on the roller coaster ride that brought him to the brink of death and rebuilt his faith—a journey he and his wife are still navigating with Jesus Christ as their compass. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook. And if you’d like someone to pray with you, call the 24-hour Billy Graham Prayer Line at 855-255-PRAY (7729).

Duration:00:20:04

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Musician Ben Fuller: From Self Destruction to Salvation

4/5/2023
Ben Fuller was 16 years old when he picked up a gun to end his life. As scenes of his funeral flashed before him, he put the gun down, but the battle for his soul was just beginning. When Ben left his home in Vermont and moved to Nashville in 2018 to chase country music stardom, addiction and darkness were chasing him. This is the story of how God rescued Ben and helped him see who he really is. Find out more about Ben Fuller at his website and listen to his latest single, "Who I Am." You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:23:34

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A Brief Announcement Regarding this Week’s Episode

3/29/2023
Please take a moment to listen to this announcement from one of the hosts of GPS. We’re scheduled to return next Wednesday, April 5th, for the conclusion of the “Creating for Creator” series. Please join with us in praying for all those impacted by the shooting at Covenant School in Nashville. Watch this video to see what chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are doing in the neighborhood where the school is located. You can connect with us through email at...

Duration:00:00:42

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Mom Creates ‘Anxious Abby’ to Ease Children’s Worries

3/22/2023
When Alyssa Cathers became a Christian counselor, she couldn’t find many kid-friendly resources for helping children. So, she decided to create her own. Meet Alyssa and “Anxious Abby,” the character who’s helping children in the aftermath of natural disasters and other trauma. This is part 4 of our new 5-part podcast series “Creating for the Creator.” Visit Alyssa’s website to learn more about “Anxious Abby,” and follow Alyssa on Facebook. You can connect with us through email at gps@billygraham.org or on Billy Graham Radio on Facebook.

Duration:00:23:58