Chris Bennett is the Lead Pastor of Antioch Norman. Chris's perspective on life and God is powerful as he went through the process of growing up with God and growing in the knowledge of God. Over the years God taught him the importance of developing the character to carry his particular giftings, as well as learning to honor and love people well. You can learn more about Chris Bennett and Antioch Norman at antiochnorman.com
Jay & Jamie Wendorff are a wonderful couple who live in Norman, OK. Jay is on the Board of Ember, but spends most of his time as a husband, father, and physical therapist. Jamie is a called and dedicated wife, mother, and Jesus lover. Their histories are a powerful story of two slightly different sides of the same coin and their perspective on how the Lord has been faithful and true to walk with them closely through the process and adventure, is enough to get anyone excited to seek after God in joyful sweetness.
Sarah Bingaman is a licened counselor in the state of Texas in which she heads a private practice called Revive Counseling. Sarah's life story is a powerful perspective on what it looks like to fully live from the heart and is also what led to her passion of helping others live fully from their heart as well. She offers counseling services to meet the needs of individuals and couples. A variety of the needs addressed are marital discord, issues related to God and Christianity, recovery from pain, understanding and healing from family background, trauma, dependence issues, depression, anxiety and many other issues related to problematic styles of relating to self, God and others. The primary structure of treatment is through intensives, but Sarah also offers a 9-month group study called Heart Living. This group format offers the opportunity to work along side other participants as well as personalized teaching, covering an important monthly topic pertinent to living fully in a healthy heart. You can learn more about Sarah and Revive Counseling at revivecounselingaustin.com
Dr. R. Mitch Randall is the Pastor of NorthHaven Church located in Norman, OK. In this episode, we discuss the heart of NorthHaven as a local church congregation, how Mitch’s personal testimony of hearing God speak has led him to this point in his walk with Christ, and we get his perspective on what it looks like to be an ecumenical body of Christ. Mitch holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Northeastern State University, a Master’s of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He has served on many committees and boards for many Baptist and civic organizations. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs in Washington D.C. He is committed to upholding Baptist traditions while building ecumenical relationships with other Christians and other people of faith. To learn more about NorthHaven Church and Dr. Randall you can visit northhavenchurch.net
Paul Watson is Co-Author of a book and Co-Founder of a movement called Contagious Disciple Making. We discuss the heart of Contagious Disciple Making and uncover Paul's perspective on our role as believers to disciple and Jesus' role to build His church. Paul would say he was birthed into this movement with his family growing up, but there was a dramatic moment with God that made it real and personal, “Paul, if I choose to take your father home with me today, will you still love me?” You can learn more about Paul Watson and the organization at contagiousdisciplemaking.com
Zack Roberts is the Prayer Room Director of Ember. Called to minister to the Lord in a lifestyle of worship and intercession, he longs to see the church walk in her destiny as a “house of prayer for all nations.” His story is a powerful testimony of encountering God and it has compelled him to lead out prophetically from the place of prayer and worship, raising up the next generation to dwell in the presence of God for God’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done.
Phil Rice is an Entrepreneur, Creative, Worship Artist, and Prayer Leader as the Executive Director of Ember, a prayer and creative company located in Norman, OK. We dive into Phil's history to get his perspective on how he has encountered, experienced, and related to God at different points in his life and how these significant events are still impacting him.
0: Prayer, Worship, and Beholding the Beauty and Testimony of Jesus, Phil Rice, Zack Roberts, Stephen Ibach
Ember is a prayer and creative company located in Norman, OK. The heartbeat of Ember is providing an ongoing open prayer room during the week for the city of Norman and for the surrounding area, to pray, worship, and intercede corporately as the body of Christ for the city, region, and the nations. From this place of prayer, worship, intercession, and communion with God flows everything else. In Episode 0, Phil Rice, the Executive Director of Ember, Zack Roberts, the Prayer Room Director of Ember, and Stephen Ibach, the Media Director of Ember and host of this Ember Perspective Podcast, have an open discussion about the heartbeat of the organization, the purpose of the Ember Perspective Podcast, and how all of it ultimately cycles around beholding the beauty and testimony of Jesus Christ.