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Compelled is a seasonal podcast using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming the lives of Christians around the world.These Christian stories and testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!More at CompelledPo… read more

56 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

#49 Sentenced to 500 Years in Prison - Ron Adkins

December 8th, 2021



At the age of 19, Ron was sentenced to almost 500 years in prison.

Ron was filled with rage and became a leader in a white supremacist …

#48 Hope for the Porn-Addicted Pastor - Garrett Kell

November 30th, 2021


For years, Garrett chased women, drugs, alcohol, and his own pleasures. But after being radically saved he began serving the Lord as the pastor of a …

#47 Living Without Limbs (tetra-amelia syndrome) - Edgar Pacheco Jr.

November 23rd, 2021


In 2001, Edgar Pacheco Jr. entered this world without arms or legs - a rare condition known as tetra-amelia syndrome.

Although he has already faced many hurdles throughout his life, Edgar has always known that God is the …

#46 The Final Flight of Space Shuttle Columbia - Evelyn Husband Thompson

November 16th, 2021


Evelyn’s husband, Rick, was the Commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003. Minutes before touch-down, the Columbia exploded in Earth's …

SPECIAL: Behind the Scenes - Falsely Accused & Sentenced to Life in Prison - Hannah Overton

November 9th, 2021


Hannah Overton was a homeschooling mother of 5, falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Instead of growing bitter, she chose to …

#45 I Gave God My 2-Year-Old Son - Kathleen Lansing

November 2nd, 2021


After Kathleen Lansing’s 2-year-old son fell suddenly ill and was on death's door, she cried out to God asking for healing. But his condition only …

#44 From “Death to America!” to Awakening in Iran - Hormoz Shariat

October 26th, 2021


Hormoz Shariat once chanted "Death to America!" in the streets of Tehran, Iran, but after doubts crept into his heart about Islam he was forced to …

#43 Enslaved to Heroin & Alcohol. Freed by Christ. - Fred & Casey Weymouth

October 19th, 2021


Fred Weymouth was once a successful insurance salesman, but became a homeless drug addict, completely in bondage to heroin and other substances. …

#42 Grief in Afghanistan: Testimony from a U.S. Navy Special Ops Teammate - Jim Payne

October 12th, 2021


In 2005, Jim Payne deployed to the Middle East as part of a Navy SEAL platoon, alongside 15 of his closest friends and brothers-in-arms. Partway during their deployment, his team suffered devastating losses in the …

#41 ​Fifteen-Year-Old Runaway Captured by Grace​ - Catherine Zoller

October 4th, 2021


At age 15, Catherine Zoller was sentenced to 8 years in prison for grand theft auto, larceny, arson, truancy, and more. But when she escaped custody …

Season 4 Trailer

September 20th, 2021


Hey Compelled listeners!

In just 2 weeks, we’re going to do something we’ve never done before…. Thanks to the generous support of listeners like you, we’re about to release 2 seasons of Compelled in the same year.

That’s …

#40 Rescued from Abuse & Neglect - Ken Freeman

April 13th, 2021


SEASON FINALE! As a young boy, Ken Freeman was beaten, neglected, and molested for years. Anyone ever claiming to love him simply wanted to abuse him.

#39 My Last Breath (Life With Cystic Fibrosis) - Josh & Amy Glasscock, Part 2

April 6th, 2021


This is Part 2 of Josh and Amy Glasscock's story. We’ll hear how Josh's cystic fibrosis has worsened and irreparably damaged his lungs. Soon, they'll be confronted with several life and death decisions. Only God will be …

#38 Chronically Sick. Abundantly Alive. - Josh & Amy Glasscock, Part 1

March 30th, 2021


As a child, Josh Glasscock was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called cystic fibrosis, which has no cure and always causes death in its victims.

But instead of shutting down and resigning himself to a defeated …

#37 Transgender to Transformed - Laura Perry with Francine Perry

March 23rd, 2021


For years, Laura Perry rejected God and hated her own body. Laura thought she would find answers by transgendering herself into a “man”. She had …

SPECIAL: Behind the Scenes - 2x NFL Super Bowl Champion - Bruce Collie

March 16th, 2021


This week we’re taking a break from our regular episode format to bring you a special “Behind the Scenes” interview with 2-time NFL Super Bowl …

#36 Millennial Hindu Mystic Meets Jesus - Atticus Carr

March 9th, 2021


Atticus Carr, was a young man completely devoted to Hindu mysticism and New Age philosophy. But then one night, for inexplicable reasons he began reading the Bible which opened his eyes to the truth.

Show notes and …

#35 A Muslim Converted - Yusuf Agoro

March 2nd, 2021


Yusuf Agoro was raised in a faithful Muslim family in the Houston suburbs. But when as a teenager he placed his faith in Jesus, his devout Muslim …

#34 Life After Trauma - Doug and Selah Helms

February 23rd, 2021


Doug and Selah Helms saw their world turned upside down when a terrible car accident left their 17-year-old son with a traumatic brain injury. They …

#33 Saved From Painkillers - Julian Weber

February 16th, 2021


Doug and Selah Helms saw their world turned upside down when a terrible car accident left their 17-year-old son with a traumatic brain injury. They …

#32 Whatever the Cost - The Benham Brothers

February 9th, 2021


Jason and David Benham (a.k.a The Benham Brothers) share the remarkable story of growing up as identical twins, becoming professional baseball …

#31 He Came to Kill Me - Virginia Prodan

February 2nd, 2021


Virginia Prodan is an attorney from Romania who was persecuted by her government during the 1980s after she began defending Christians in court from the Communist regime.

After Virginia brought international attention to …

Season 3 Release Date!

October 29th, 2020


Hey Compelled listeners!

So it's been a while since you've heard from us. In fact, we published our last episode in October of last year. (so yeah, basically a year ago)

We were hoping to release Season 3 this past summer …

#30 Forgiving My Kidnappers - Gracia Burnham

October 1st, 2019


Gracia Burnham was serving as a missionary in the Philippines when she and her husband were kidnapped by Muslim terrorists. They spent over a year in the jungle as hostages enduring hardships of all kinds, including …

#29 Battling Leukemia - Jonathan Pacheco, Pt. 2

September 24th, 2019


This is Part 2 of Jonathan Pacheco's story.

This episode concludes the sweet love story between Jonathan and Ellena, as they are happily married.

Shortly after, however, Jonathan unexpectedly found himself in the midst of …

#28 The Blessing of Disability - Jonathan Pacheco Pt. 1

September 17th, 2019


Jonathan Pacheco was severely disabled at birth when his spinal cord was nearly severed, and he has lived his entire life in a motorized wheelchair. 

Jonathan shares what his journey of faith has looked like as he has …

#27 9/11 Survivor at the Pentagon - Brian Birdwell

September 10th, 2019


Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell was at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when American Airlines flight 77 crashed just yards away from him, …

#26 From Abortion to Abolition - Jill Robbins

September 3rd, 2019


At the age of 17, Jill Robbins had an abortion. It was highly traumatic and was unfortunately only the beginning of a self-destructive lifestyle she …

#25 Voice for the Martyrs - Todd Nettleton

August 27th, 2019


Todd Nettleton works for Voice of the Martyrs, finding and telling stories of modern-day Christians who are being persecuted and martyred throughout the world.

A widow in Turkey, a Chinese woman who was imprisoned for …

#24 Creator of Hank the Cowdog - John Erickson

August 20th, 2019


John Erickson is the author of the popular children's book series, "Hank the Cowdog," which has sold over 10 million copies. John has a lighthearted …

#23 Born to Deliver - Kathy Brace, Pt 2

August 13th, 2019


This is Part 2 of Kathy’s story.

Just when things in Kathy’s life seemed to be looking up, a water skiing accident and a heart-wrenching divorce brought her to a place of complete desperation.

Equipped with the hope of …

#22 Pregnant, Unmarried & Hopeless - Kathy Brace, Pt 1

August 6th, 2019


Kathy Brace grew up in a dysfunctional home with an abusive father and detached mother. She began searching for love in all the wrong places and became pregnant by age 15, eventually giving her baby up for adoption. 

SPECIAL: Behind the Scenes - Finding Life on Death Row - Linda Strom

July 30th, 2019


This week we're taking a break from our regular episode format to bring you a "Behind the Scenes" interview with Linda Strom.

You can hear the edited …

#21 A Jew Converted - Joe Friedman

July 23rd, 2019


Joe Friedman was raised in a family that was proud of their ancestry and devoted to their Jewish community and way of life. But even though Joe spent …

#20 Total Surrender - Eric Ludy

July 16th, 2019


Although Eric Ludy is best known for his popular books about purity, this episode explores Eric’s journey of surrender to Christ. Eric yielded his …

#19 Frontline Missionary - Robert Harris

July 9th, 2019


Robert Harris was a depressed, suicidal teenager when God entered his life. God has now led Robert to the frontlines of evangelism, both in America and overseas in south Asia.

Robert candidly shares about God’s hand at …

#18 Delivered from the Prosperity Gospel - Sheila Booth-Alberstadt

July 2nd, 2019


Sheila Booth-Alberstadt ignored God for the first 40 years of her life until she encountered Christ for the first time. However, she was rapidly sucked into the "Prosperity Gospel" movement for 5 years and believed that …

#17 Doubts. Depression. Disease. - Ryan Dobson

June 25th, 2019


Ryan Dobson grew up in a loving, Christian family. His father was Dr. James Dobson, a famous Christian author and speaker.

Ryan was surrounded by …

#16 Falsely Accused & Sentenced to Life in Prison - Hannah Overton

June 18th, 2019


Hannah Overton was an ordinary mom with 5 young children and in the process of adopting another.

But when a family tragedy struck, no one could have …

Season 2 Trailer

June 13th, 2019


Season 2 of Compelled is launching on June 18th!

Compelled is a weekly podcast with unique stories from the Kingdom of God told by the people …

#15 A Special Needs Journey - Jason & Bethany Pilchard

October 16th, 2018


We’ve come to the final episode of Season 1!

Jason and Bethany Pilchard have experienced many challenges together while serving in the ministry. From growing pains early in their marriage, to pioneering in the care of …

#14 Living God's Adventure - John Fornof

October 9th, 2018


John Fornof has always loved stories and eventually became a writer for several Christian audio dramas, including Adventures in Odyssey, Jonathan Park Audio Adventures, and The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty.

#13 Saved at 70 - Jim Warren

October 2nd, 2018


To the public, Jim Warren was an ordinary school counselor living in Wichita, Kansas helping teenagers navigate their way through high school. But …

#12 "Just Go!" (A Medical Missionary) - Brent Hambrick

September 25th, 2018


Late in high school, Brent Hambrick knew his calling was to the field of medicine. However, it wasn’t until years later that he realized he would use …

#11 Embryo Adoption - Rob & Heidi Fuller, Pt 2

September 18th, 2018


Last week, we had the great pleasure of listening to Part 1 of Rob and Heidi Fuller's exciting two-part story of their family's growth through the …

#10 Miraculous Adoptions - Rob & Heidi Fuller, Pt 1

September 11th, 2018


God chose a unique way to build Rob and Heidi Fuller’s family through adoption. Their journey has been marked by times of great difficulty and deep …

#09 Battling Euthanasia - David Gibbs III

September 4th, 2018


David Gibbs III, is the founder of the National Center for Life and Liberty and an attorney who has been called to a very unlikely mission field - the American justice system. He defended Terri Schiavo, a woman that was …

#08 A Media Missionary – Steve Cleary

August 28th, 2018


Our guest today is Steve Cleary, who as a young man developed an interest in missions early on. After Steve experienced several seemingly failed …

#07 A Catholic Converted – Juan Sanchez

August 21st, 2018


Juan Sanchez was converted from Catholicism into the Christian faith. Shortly after his conversion, Juan began a journey into full time ministry …

#06 NFL Super Bowl Champion – Bruce Collie

August 14th, 2018


2-time NFL Super Bowl Champion Bruce Collie lived what some would call the “American Dream,” yet only felt emptiness inside. It was only after Bruce …

#05 A Spiritual Suicide – Phillip Telfer

August 7th, 2018


As a young man, Phillip Telfer was driven to a point of such hopelessness and despair that he planned his own suicide. Yet at that very moment, God met him and saved him. Today, Phillip serves as the teaching pastor at …

#04 A Life of Faithfulness – Ron Hunt

July 31st, 2018


Ron Hunt, former director of Camp Wilderness Ridge, is a man whose life has been marked by relentless service to the Lord in the face of many trials. In this episode, Ron tells about God’s hand at work in the various …

#03 Abortion Clinic Owner Transformed – Carol Everett

July 23rd, 2018


Carol Everett was so deeply deceived and hurt by her own abortion, that she opened multiple abortion clinics of her own to hide her pain. Yet even …

#02 From a Jail Cell to Ministry – Aaron & Holly Mayfield

July 23rd, 2018


Aaron and Holly tell the story of their unique journeys to faith in Christ, Holly through a chance meeting of a pastor’s wife at her sorority and …

#01 Finding Life On Death Row – Linda Strom

July 23rd, 2018


Linda Strom shares how God took her broken past and redeemed it through her work in prison ministry, especially through the time she spent working on …

Introducing "Compelled" - Season 1 Trailer

July 16th, 2018


Our brand new podcast "Compelled" is launching next Monday, July 23, 2018! The show features real people, telling true stories, of God's compelling …

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