We truly believe that every single person who is a follower of Christ has a powerful story of how they encountered Jesus. Through a friendship, a church, a book, or even alone in a quiet room. For this special summer series, Encounter, we share a few stories of how Jesus captured the hearts of these believers.

Most Recent Episode

Dr. Derwin Gray

In this show, Derwin tells us about his childhood growing up around violence and trauma, and how he used football as an escape from the things around him. He went on to meet his wife, Vicki at BYU, a mormon university, and he eventually got drafted to the NFL. While playing in the professional league, a teammate of his shared the Gospel with him in the locker room. It was at that point that the wheels began to turn in his mind and he committed his life to Christ

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Jamie Ivey & Sidney Runeberg

In this episode, I actually share some of my story with you of how I encountered Jesus. I read a bit from my first book, If You Only Knew which talks about how I came to Christ after a life of living for myself. I also got to talk with an incredible young woman, Sidney Runeburg. Sidney shares about her journey of building a friendship with a wonderful girl who eventually helped lead her to Christ.

To listen to the full episode, click HERE.



Since the start of The Happy Hour in 2014, I’ve had the honor of hearing hundreds of stories of individuals’ lives being transformed by Jesus. Here are some stories of how they Encountered Jesus.

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