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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.


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. The late historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will be our FIRST PERSON guest regarding his book 1776. Mr. McCullough died in 2022. In part […]


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) […]