The Rev. Richard Hunter Ministries
November 21, 2022On today's Finding Faith podcast, the Rev. Richard Hunter joins Randy Ollis and Randall Newsome to discuss The Rev. Richard Hunter Ministries' effort to help 565 families with a week’s worth of groceries and a turkey to anyone in need, especially people who are homeless and veterans.
Festival of Trees fundraiser for Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County
November 16, 2022
The 9th annual Festival of Trees kicks off at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel in Carmel on Saturday, November 19. Nancy Chance, founder and executive director of the Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County and Kim Harden, Festival of Trees event coordinator, joined Randy and Randall Newsome to discuss what an important fundraiser event this is, the services the network provides and how you can be a part of this year’s festivities and fundraiser.
Northview Church welcomes CJ Johnson as new pastor, Steve Poe retires
November 07, 2022
On this episode of Finding Faith, Randy talks with Northview Church’s retiring senior pastor, Steve Poe, and the newly installed senior pastor, CJ Johnson, along with their wives. Now that he has retired, Poe hopes to preach at churches around the country and do more writing, as he’s already penned one book, “Creatures of Habit: Breaking the Habits Holding You Back from God’s Best.”
Free Church of God celebrates 100th anniversary
November 03, 2022
Today’s Finding Faith with Randy Ollis is about the Free Church of God celebrating its 100th Anniversary.
Bishop Richard Sanders joined Randy to discuss this and more.
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Indiana
September 30, 2022
On this episode of Finding Faith with Randy Ollis, Randy is highlighting a group that makes an impact on children, here at home and around the world. It’s called the Child Evangelism Fellowship, and today we’re putting a spotlight on the Indiana chapter.
Family raises funds for Safe Haven Baby Box in honor of woman who died from COVID-19
September 21, 2022
In today's “Finding Faith with Randy Ollis,” he’s calling attention to a special cause. A family is raising funds to have a Safe Haven Baby Box placed in Greenfield in honor of Trisha Dillman, who tragically died due to COVID complications earlier this year.
Keeping the Faith & Running a Business
September 19, 2022
On today’s Finding Faith with Randy Ollis, this Indiana woman is keeping the faith in both her business and life. Concetta Thomas, founder and director of First Class Learning Ministry, a pre-k program for kids, joined Randy and Amber Hankins to share how faith plays a role in her business and to share sweet letter from her former students.
Rare 14th-century bible on display at Indiana State Library
August 24, 2022
The Indiana State Library will present “The Mystery of the Darlington Bible,” a free program focusing on a 14th century medieval Bible held in the State Library’s collections. Seth Irwin, conservator for Indiana State Library, joins Randy Ollis to discuss the upcoming event and this historic Bible.
Miss Indiana Teen USA shares her journey in faith
August 16, 2022KK Kokonaing, Miss Indiana Teen USA 2022, stopped by to tell us about her journey in faith. KK has made history as the first-ever Burmese-American to win a state Teen USA title. This fall, she will attend Bethel University and have a double major in psychology and worship arts. Her ultimate career goal is to work in clinical research as a neuroscientist and serve others in ministry as a worship leader. She is preparing to represent Indiana in the national competition of Miss Teen USA.
Brother Nuri Muhammad talks Indiana community outreach, connecting with youth, Mosque #74
August 10, 2022
In today’s Finding Faith, we’re highlighting the Nation of Islam. Brother Nuri Muhammad, minister at Muhammad Mosque #74 discusses the ministry he does in Indianapolis, his community outreach, the projects he’s most proud of and more.
Author brings book tour to Indy, shares inspiration behind ‘Sister Friends Forever’
August 02, 2022
“Sister Friends Forever” is a new soon to be published book written by Kimberla Lawson Roby who says her faith played a huge part in the inspiration behind the book. The “New York Times” bestselling author joined Randy to discuss her latest book.
Rev. Greg Cheatham Annual Memorial Golf Outing fundraises for college scholarships
July 25, 2022
It’s a day at the golf course that could make a difference for kids that need scholarships for college, and it’s honoring the memory of a minister who loved both golf and his community.Rev. Carl Z Liggins Sr. Pastor of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church joins Randy along with Lawanda Cheatham, wife of Rev. Greg Cheatham, who’s husband inspired this annual event.
UNITE INDY organization raises awareness, creates resources for Indy’s inner city
July 21, 2022
UNITE INDY is a group dedicated to helping their brothers and sisters throughout the inner city of Indianapolis. Jim Cotterill, UNITE INDY president, joins Randy to share more about their mission and their need for volunteers.
How faith plays a role in recovery
July 18, 2022
Randy and talks to Thomas McDorr, trauma chaplain at IU Health, to share how his role as a chaplain works, how faith plays a factor in resilience and recovery, the importance of having a strong support system, and more.
Witt family leans on faith after house fire
July 17, 2022
Thie Witt family’s entire home was destroyed by fire, and one of the only things to survive it nearly unscathed was their bible. Brad Witt and Lisa Witt, house fire survivors, join Randy to talk about how their faith helped them survive this traumatic incident.
Kairos Prison Ministry aims to bring Christ to prisoners
July 15, 2022
Kairos is a Christian and ecumenical ministry but open to people of any faith or those without to attend. Kirk Hunter, state chairman of Kairos of Indiana, joins Randy and Randall Newsome to share how his ministry works and how you can support it.
Teen’s story of survival after traumatic car accident restores her relationship with God
July 08, 2022
In March 2021, 16-year-old Layla Knotts lost control of her vehicle late on a country road in Sullivan County. Her car became airborne, rolled multiple times and came to rest in a cornfield. But Layla’s story is one of hope. She had to learn to walk, talk and think again. God was with her every step of the way.”
Indianapolis leaders come together for annual Prayer Service
June 15, 2022
On this episode Randy Ollis and Randall Newsom talk to Indianapolis City Council Chaplain Tim Lindsey about the third annual Indianapolis Prayer Service, how it got started, and why it’s important for the city.
Cardboard Ministries brings awareness to homelessness and addiction
June 08, 2022
Randy Ollis talks to a former MTV rock star Bobby Hayden. They talk about how he turned his life around by giving it to the lord and created cardbord box ministries.
June 08, 2022
Randy Ollis and Randall Newsom are talking to Marcus Schrader and Malar Stewart from Workforce Chaplains and learning about how companies can utilize chaplain care.
Learning about Hinduism
June 08, 2022
Randy Ollis and Randall Newsom are learning about the Hindu community. Hinduism is considered the world’s oldest religion. It’s also the world’s third largest religion behind Christianity and Islam. Nitya Sandadi, and Susmita Singh, volunteers with the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, join us to share more about Hinduism.
Creating a space that lifts your Spirit
June 08, 2022
Randy Ollis and Amber Hankins talk to Stephanie Denson, founder and lead organizer of Spirit & Space. We’ll share the mission of Spirit & Space and how it aims to serve as a bridge to help others achieve their goals, find the resources they need and create a space that lifts their spirit.
Kingdom Racing delivers God’s word through motorsports
June 08, 2022
Randy Ollis and Randall Newsom talk to Tim Carrie, Miles of Smiles Outreach Director at Kingdom Racing. We’ll talk about his family’s organization which was created during a time where he and his wife were going through personal times of darkness and struggle and how they then felt called to bring racing and God together.
Amanda Wolf to handcycle in Global 6K for Water
June 08, 2022
Randy Ollis and Randall Newsom talk to Amanda Wolf, who was born with sacral agenesis, a rare birth defect which hinders the spine’s development. We’ll talk about how she is determined to make a difference by participating in World Vision’s annual Global 6k for Water.
Reviving Hope helps children, women in Guatemala
May 18, 2022In today’s Finding Faith with Randy Ollis and Randall Newsome learn about a medical outreach program serving women & children in the villages of Guatemala. Hope Thomas, RN, Medical Director for Reviving Hope, join them to share everything you should know about their organization and how you can support their cause.
IndyCar Ministry provides spiritual support for race teams
May 17, 2022
Behind the scenes, IndyCar Ministry continues to serve those within the IndyCar community through prayer, counseling, encouragement and much more during this special time. This May, they’ve created a new initiative dubbed the ‘Month of Ministry’ which will be alive and present.
Chuck Lessick, chaplain of Indycar Ministry, joins Randy to share more about their ministry and working with IndyCar.
For more information, visit indycarministry.org or search IndyCar Ministry on all Social Media Channels and tune-in to YouTube ever Wednesday for a new encouraging video!
“Laugh in Peace” comedy show promotes interfaith dialogue
May 17, 2022
A rabbi, a Muslim comic and a reverend all walked into a comedy show… it's not a joke!
Bob Alper, ordained rabbi, and Rev. Susan Sparks, Baptist minister, join Randy Ollis to discuss their upcoming “Laugh in Peace” comedy show presented by Spirit & Place coming to the Indianapolis Public Library on Thursday, May 19.
Spirit & Place, a collaborative community initiative housed in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, is proud to present the “Laugh in Peace” comedy show on Thursday, May 19 for their second annual spring faith event. In partnership with The Indianapolis Public Library, the fun-filled, interfaith comedy show is free on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The “Laugh in Peace” comedy tour features the comedic trio of Muslim comic Gibran Saleem, Rabbi Bob Alper and Rev. Susan Sparks coming from different religious backgrounds to promote interfaith dialogue and highlight our commonalities. The show causes audiences to think, laugh and leave with a different view of the world. The “Laugh in Peace” show will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the Indianapolis Public Library’s Central Library, located at 40 E. St. Clair St. in Indianapolis, Indiana, and audiences can register for the event here.
Learning about Transcendental Meditation
May 17, 2022
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple, natural, effortless mental technique practiced morning and evening, founded in the 1950s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Over 10 million people have learned it worldwide. TM provides deep rest for the mind and the body. Over 675 research studies have shown a wide range of benefits for mind, body, and behavior from the twice-daily practice. Paul Wilson, certified instructor of Transcendental Meditation joins Randy and Randall to share more about this practice.
For more information, visit tm.org/home-page.
Pastor Kenneth Sullivan: Prayer Still Works
May 16, 2022
Pastor Kenneth Sullivan Jr., senior pastor of New Direction Church, joins Randy and Randall to discuss his book, “Prayer Still Works,” why prayer is important, the best way to pray and more. Pastor Sullivan and his family firmly believe in the power of God to redirect lives. The mission of New Direction Church is “Leading People to A Better Life.” As the Senior Pastor of New Direction Church, he has made it a priority to pour into the lives of youth and young adults in the city of Indianapolis.
“Prayer Still Works” is designed to examine the power of prayer through several powerful biblical examples alongside illustrations from our age. While reading this book you will gain insight on how to tap into the power of prayer and to fully realize how God’s spiritual authority directly flows into your life.
For more information and to purchase the book visit, kensullivanjr.com.
Getting outside to get closer to God
May 16, 2022
Randy is joined by “Life.Style.Live!” co-host Randall Newsome to discuss how great it can feel to get in touch with nature as you get in touch with God.
Remembering the Holocaust
May 13, 2022
Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a special but somber day for people of the Jewish faith. Cantor Aviva Marer of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation joins Randy and Randal Newsom to share what’s important to know about the day commemorating the historic event, the current state of anti-Semitism in the U.S., what keeps Jewish people inspired and more.
Learning life lessons through faith: passing beliefs to kids
May 13, 2022
Randy shares with his Life.Style.Live! co-host, Randall Newsom a little bit about his own spiritual journey and how he’s working on passing his faith down to his grandkids.
Church ministering to their community with Midtown Market events
May 13, 2022
Randy talks to Collin O'Bremski from Indianapolis' Northminster Presbyterian Church about how they minister to their community with their Midtown Market events.