Upcoming Guests
Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Pat and Tammy McLeod
Life hit Pat and Tammy McLeod hard when their son Zach collapsed on a high school football field; he had sustained a severe brain injury. Facing the devastating possibility that things would never be the same for their beloved son, they committed to staying strong as a family and finding a way to maintain their footing. But the journey would reshape their faith, their family, and their future in ways they never saw coming. What would it take for them to navigate the endless fallout of their son’s life-transforming injury? How could they reconcile their grief over the life Zach lost, with gratitude for the life that remained? And how does a couple move forward together in their search for hope, rather than letting indefinable loss drive them apart? Hit Hard is the true story of the McLeods’ journey through ambiguous loss—both having and not having their son. It’s the story of a family who faced unexpected heartbreak, a story that offers us all glimpses of how we can pick up the pieces, redefine expectations, and trust God for hope in the midst of unresolved pain. www.patandtammymcleod.com

Junior W Smith
Junior Smith is the Digital Pastor for Castle Facebook: @Junior Ajuno Smith

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Shirley Buchanan
Prison Fellowship Canada is a community-based movement of volunteers in every province and territory. From the Yukon to Southern Ontario and from Vancouver Island to the Maritimes, PFC is touching the lives of offenders, ex-offenders and their families through this remarkable ministry. In light of ever-increasing need, Prison Fellowship Canada prides itself on being contextually relevant, providing programming or partnering with others to meet the needs of offenders, ex-offenders, their families and victims. With a foundational belief in the transformational power of God in bringing true justice to bear, Prison Fellowship Canada looks forward to serving alongside whole communities as we bring significant social change to Canada’s justice landscape. Prison Fellowship Canada was incorporated in 1980, and is a charter member of Prison Fellowship International. With over 100,000 volunteers in 125 countries, together we form the largest prison ministry network in the world. https://prisonfellowship.ca/

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Trisha Naistus
Trisha was born and raised in Onion Lake First Nation Saskatchewan. Prior to meeting Jesus and choosing to make Him Lord of her life, Trisha struggled with anger and depression. Her Mom invited her to fast, before she accepted Jesus into her life. Following this fast, Trisha recounts how a man in white appeared to her in a dream…this man was Jesus! She was profoundly impacted by this, and today, she follows Jesus and has made Him Lord of her life.

Tricia Nicholls-Powell
Tricia (also known as Trish) struggled with an eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia from her childhood/youth. She was told at the tender age of 16 that she could not get pregnant because her body was ruined from anorexia. Trish now has 4 kids. She became pregnant at 18 years old. Trish admits she wore a mask and struggled with her body image. Thankfully she found hope. She realized she was sick while in a treatment center. Soon after, she discovered she is enough in Christ and pursued a relationship with Jesus to help her overcome. Her amazing faith has also helped her through other challenges such as raising children with autism, with one of her children needing to attend therapy for 10 years. Trish has spoken at women’s conferences and continues to share a message of hope and inspiration to those struggling with eating disorders as well share her advocacy work for autism.

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Michelle Titian
Michelle struggled with alcohol and depression. For years she was in absolute denial of her self-inflicted physical pain and the depressive thoughts that flooded her mind. She would drink to the point of blacking out. She had multiple concussions and has been hospitalized. She had a recovery experience when she surrendered to the truth about her addictions and found a true purpose for her life, including through her music. Michelle performs and inspires people through her music and collaborates with others in the community through the music and entertainment world. The Drive Foundation has been established out of this passionate and clear purpose of raising awareness and actively supporting all people, regardless of age, suffering and recovering from mental illness and addiction. https://michelletitian.com/drive-foundation/

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Jay DeMarcus
Many celebrities are known to say how blessed they are, but when Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus says it, the word takes on a completely different meaning. From his humble beginnings in Ohio to the spark of early fame in Nashville to a fair share of surprises and setbacks in between, he's learned firsthand that the blessing only comes through the broken road. And the only thing able to sustain a person along the way is hope. With no shortage of humor, heart, and off-the-cuff candor, Jay gives readers a backstage pass to the story behind the music and the musician. Along the way, you'll find the same constant source of strength that he has: hope that is powerful enough to hold you up through whatever twists, turns, or trials come your way. https://shotgunangelsbook.com/