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FP Podcast Episode 56: Prayer Gathering

FP Podcast Episode 56: Prayer Gathering

August 4, 2020

Steve Cherrico, FP Director of Greater Nashville, talks with Brad Schelling, FP Director of Ministry, about the Tennessee Weekend of Prayer and how people can pray over students, teachers and staff, parents, and schools as we begin the new school year. 

FP Podcast Episode 55: Church Networking with Shane Kenney Part 2

FP Podcast Episode 55: Church Networking with Shane Kenney Part 2

July 27, 2020

Shane Kenney, FP Director Permian Basin, has been working with students since 1998. He has served as a youth pastor in Florida for many years as well coaching at the local school. It was during that time that he got a burden for campus ministry. In February of 2011 he joined First Priority in West Florida. In July of 2013 he moved his family to West Texas to become the Executive Director in the Permian Basin. Shane lives in Odessa, TX with his wife, Natalie and oldest daughter Tori. His youngest daughter Tristan currently lives in Anchorage, AK.

FP Podcast Episode 54: Church Networking with Shane Kenney part 1

FP Podcast Episode 54: Church Networking with Shane Kenney part 1

July 21, 2020

Shane Kenney, FP Director Permian Basin, has been working with students since 1998. He has served as a youth pastor in Florida for many years as well coaching at the local school. It was during that time that he got a burden for campus ministry. In February of 2011 he joined First Priority in West Florida. In July of 2013 he moved his family to West Texas to become the Executive Director in the Permian Basin. Shane lives in Odessa, TX with his wife, Natalie and oldest daughter Tori. His youngest daughter Tristan currently lives in Anchorage, AK.

FP Podcast Episode 53: Carina Deshotels shares her story and heart for lost kids

FP Podcast Episode 53: Carina Deshotels shares her story and heart for lost kids

July 14, 2020
Carina Deshotels is the Pinellas County Director for First Priority of Tampa Bay. She is passionate about others knowing God's love, joy, and purpose that comes through growing strong in His word. 
 
She and her husband, Beau, have two beautiful children: Landon (14 years old) and McKenzie (11 years old). She loves encouraging students, good conversations, spontaneous adventures, and flowers of all kinds. 
FP Podcast Episode 52: Jeff Stanford

FP Podcast Episode 52: Jeff Stanford

July 7, 2020

Jeff Stanford started working for First Priority 10 years ago in South Florida. He just recently packed up and moved his family to Springfield, MO to launch First Priority in that area. He is a student ministry veteran, having served 12 years full time in the local church and the last 10 with First Priority. 

Jeff has been married to Brandi for 21 years and has 2 kids Courtney (18) and Austin (13). He is a proud alum of Liberty University and Liberty Theological Seminary. His passion is helping students get equipped, encouraged and engaged in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

FP Podcast Episode 51: Joel Rowland on living out God’s calling

FP Podcast Episode 51: Joel Rowland on living out God’s calling

June 29, 2020

Joel’s journey of living on mission in 3 different states, his passion for raising up leaders, and how He has been committed to living with a strong sense of being called by God. His journey will inspire you to live out of your comfort zone and into your calling.

FP Podcast Episode 50: Jeff Grenell

FP Podcast Episode 50: Jeff Grenell

June 1, 2020

After 4 decades of Youth Leadership, Jeff Grenell founded ythology to raise the level of Youth Leadership. ythology exists to educate, resource, and inspire youth and to train youth leaders to prepare the NextGen to lead in the Church and the world. Jeff has also written the books, #IfJobHadTwitter: When Hardship Hits the Palace and ythology: The study of youth

FP Podcast Episode 49: Chris Lane on FP Core Values

FP Podcast Episode 49: Chris Lane on FP Core Values

May 26, 2020

Chris Lane is the Executive Director and Founder of First Priority South Florida. He started FP in Ft. Lauderdale in 1998 and built it from the ground up. FP South Florida now has over 200 clubs in schools and is going strong. 

Chris is also husband to Wendy, and father of 4 boys (Josh, Jake, Jonathan and Josiah)

FP Podcast Episode 48: Jeff Wallace, Executive Director of the LIFT tour and YPS

FP Podcast Episode 48: Jeff Wallace, Executive Director of the LIFT tour and YPS

May 18, 2020

Jeff currently serves on the Student Leadership University Team as the Executive Director of the LIFT Tour and Youth Pastor Summit.  Jeff is nationally known as an urban ministry pioneer, communicator, innovator, and mentor. For 23 years, Jeff has served as Pastor of Youth Development at Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia, where he oversaw all of the children, student, and young adult programming and then he transitioned to the role of Executive Pastor.  Jeff is also the Founder of FrontLine Urban Resources, Inc., which is an organization that provides resources and trainings to help leaders engage an evolving generation of families as well as teaching them how to redefine and reshape their traditional views of urban ministry and urban culture. 

Jeff received his undergraduate education from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and his Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Indiana Wesleyan Seminary in Marion, Indiana.  Jeff is currently working on his PhD in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. 

Jeff has produced several resources designed to empower and equip youth ministry leaders, parents, and students in a variety of contexts and environments. He is the author of Urban Ministry from Start to Finish, co-author of Everybody’s UrbanUrban LIVE curriculum, The Skinny on Communication, and 99 Things Every Guy Should Know. He is a writer in the Simple Truth Bible and a contributor in Reggie Joiner’s Creating a Lead Small Culture book. 

Jeff enjoys doing life with his wife Quovadis and three boys, Jeffrey, Christopher, and Cameron.

FP Podcast Episode 47: Practical parenting strategies during this time of uncertainty

FP Podcast Episode 47: Practical parenting strategies during this time of uncertainty

May 11, 2020

Michelle Horton is a biblical counselor in Tampa, FL. Michelle has been on-staff with Heart Song for over 8 years. Prior to moving to the Tampa Bay area, she served as a counselor for Heart Song in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. in Speech and Communication Studies at Clemson University and her M. Div in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming a biblical counselor, Michelle pursued a career in television news for six years.