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First Person Interview with Wayne Shepherd


This show will give listeners an opportunity to hear testimonies firsthand, learning how God works through people to build His Kingdom.

This show will give listeners an opportunity to hear testimonies firsthand, learning how God works through people to build His Kingdom.


Peoria, IL


This show will give listeners an opportunity to hear testimonies firsthand, learning how God works through people to build His Kingdom.




David McCullough

I am often asked to identify my favorite interview over the years. I can’t name just one or even a few, but this week’s conversation ranks among the top. Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will be our FIRST PERSON guest regarding his book 1776. In part one this week, we discuss George Washington […]


2018 Highlights

It’s been a FIRST PERSON tradition that our final program of the year takes a look back over the past 12 months and we choose just four highlight clips to share with you. As we look back on 2018, all of us are thankful for you and your kind comments about the interviews we’ve broadcast […]


Michelle Qureshi

You will meet Michelle Qureshi this week on FIRST PERSON. She is an incredible young woman whose husband, Nabeel Qureshi, was a brilliant Christian convert from Islam who became a noted apologist for the faith. Nabeel died of stomach cancer in 2017, leaving Michelle with young daughter to raise on her own. In our interview, […]


Warren Wiersbe

Dr. Warren Wiersbe is our FIRST PERSON guest this week. The long-time pastor and author of more than 100 books and Bible commentaries lives in so-called retirement in Lincoln, NE, but he’s anything but retired. His latest book is titled, Delights and Disciplines of Bible Study. I contacted Dr. Wierbe for this interview because I […]


Colin Smith

During this Easter weekend our FIRST PERSON guest is Pastor Colin Smith of the radio program, UNLOCKING THE BIBLE and Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Church. Our conversation centers on the biblical account of the betrayal of Jesus Christ by Judas Iscariot– but there is a hopeful note sounded by Colin as he points to […]


Michael Card

All through the past year we have been featuring a series of interview with Michael Card on the 4 Gospels, based on his 4 book Biblical Imagination series. Now, we come to the final installment of the series– John, The Gospel of Wisdom. One final time, Michael sits down with me in his recording studio […]


Bruce Smith – Wycliffe Associates

This week we welcome Bruce Smith back to FIRST PERSON. Bruce is President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates which is working to accelerate the work of Bible translation around the world. Bruce was a guest back in 2014 and told us his personal story of how God moved in his life to bring […]


Gene Jordan

Last year on FIRST PERSON we featured an interview with John Boyd, the President of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) (the interview can be heard by clicking here). On that trip to MAF’s headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, I also met Gene Jordan, an experienced MAF pilot who told me a few stories about his service to […]


Gerard Long

I am very pleased to welcome Gerard Long, Executive Director of Alpha, USA, back to FIRST PERSON. Gerard has written a new book called AWAKENING TO GOD; Discovering His Power and Your Purpose, which motivates us in sharing the gospel with others. Gerard was our guest the first time in January of 2013 (listen here) […]


First Person: Craig and Gina Morgan

Craig and Gina Morgan join Wayne Shepherd to discuss their ministry, BLENDED TOGETHER FOREVER, offering hope and help to parents raising step children.


First Person: Andrew Palau

Andrew Palau, son of evangelist Luis Palau, tells Wayne Shepherd his life story which is now also a book, "The Secret LIfe of a Fool".


First Person: Eric Metaxas

Author and speaker Eric Metaxas talks to Wayne about his experience in giving the keynote address at the 2012 Presidential Prayer Breakfast, and pays tribute to the late Chuck Colson.


First Person: Mike Nawrocki

Mike Nawrocki of Veggie Tales, the voice of Larry the Cucumber, talks about the early days of starting to animate talking vegetables and his continuing work today with Big Idea Entertainment.


First Person: Steve Sellers

Recovering alcoholic Steve Sellers describes the devastating effects he and his family suffered because of his addiction, and cites the healing power of Christ which made all the difference in his life.

First Person: Carl Moeller

Carl Moeller, President and CEO of Open Doors USA, talks to Wayne about his calling to bring attention to the plight of persecuted believers around the world.

First Person: Pastor Michael Catt

Pastor and Executive Producer of the new COURAGEOUS movie, Michael Catt, talks about making movies at Sherwood Baptist in Albany, GA and tells a very personal story.

First Person: Dr. George Guthrie

Biblical scholar Dr. George Guthrie tells his faith story and his desire to help people read and better understand the Bible.

First Person: Sammy Tippit

Evangelist Sammy Tippit tells of his bout with cancer and how it changed his life physically and spiritually.

First Person: Robert Amaya

Actor Robert Amaya, who plays the role of Javier in the new movie COURAGEOUS, tells his life story and decison to become an actor.

First Person: Warren Wiersbe

Long time pastor, author, and teacher Dr. Warren Wiersbe talks about his life of ministry, starting with his career as a magician.