Refuge Freedom Stories

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Refuge Freedom Stories feature real life interviews with all sorts of people whose lives have been changed by the power of God.

Episode Date
Refuge Freedom Stories - Mrs. Rawls

Interview with Mrs. Rawls.

Mrs. Rawls shares how God helped her find a way out of a domestic violence relationship, and, offers sage advice and a word for the days ahead.

May 20, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Bruce Wawrzyniak

Interview with Bruce Wawrzyniak.

Through many years as a successful broadcaster with the NHL, NLL, and at two Olympic Games, Bruce shares how his faith kept him grounded when unexpected life challenges came his way, and, that ultimately led him in a whole new direction with God.

May 13, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Scott DeLuzio

Interview with Scott DeLuzio.

Scott , a veteran, talks about his struggles with PTSD after his brother was KIA while they were deployed together. He also shares how God helped him overcome that, and, what he is doing now to help other veterans as well.

May 06, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Barbara Culver

Interview with Barbara Culver.

Barbara discusses how a life without love was filled by Jesus, and, how He guided her to teach and start a podcast about it at the age of 75.

Apr 29, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - MK Morales

Interview with MK Morales.

MK shares about her defining moment when God showed her He was for her, and, the victorious living and purpose that came with that.

Apr 22, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Gail Stark

Interview with Gail Stark.

Gail discusses how and why he started a podcast at 70 years old, and, the message of God's love that he hopes it brings.

Apr 15, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Virginia Jones

Interview with Virginia Jones.

Virginia shares about her experience of abuse, and, the victory and purpose Jesus gave her instead.

Apr 08, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Dr. Rick Chromey

Interview with Dr. Rick Chromey.

Rick discusses a roller coaster life of highs and lows, and, how a spiritual confrontation set his life on the true path to fulfillment.

Apr 01, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - CJ Lawson

Interview with CJ Lawson.

CJ talks about his journey as an author from a very young age that has been grounded in his faith in very tangible ways.

Mar 25, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Tiffany Moore

Interview with Tiffany Moore.

Tiffany discusses her faith journey and how life can still bring challenges. Yet, through the power of the Holy Spirit, He showed her that an offence won't stop her purpose.

Mar 18, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Jerry Fu

Interview with Jerry Fu.

Jerry discusses his passion for salsa dancing, and, his journey of faith that led him to change his career path midway through his progress.

Mar 11, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Deneen TB

Interview with Deneen TB.

Deneen shares her journey of faith through the mosaic of life's highs and lows, and, how God has directed her each step of the way.

Mar 04, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Krystal Craven

Interview with Krystal Craven.

Krystal openly talks about her journey with Jesus from a young age, how He has helped her through some death-defying illnesses, and, brought her into a new era of ministry for Him.

Feb 25, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Lyn Barrett

Interview with Lyn Barrett.

Lyn shares about the trauma that led to her diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and how Jesus ultimately set her free and gave her true fulfillment with a new purpose in life.

Feb 18, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Lynn Baber

Interview with Lynn Baber.

Lynn discusses how God blessed her with success on many levels, including raising championship stallions, and, also challenged her to greater faith in Him through some difficult times.

Feb 11, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Ernie Prabhakar

Interview with Ernie Prabhakar.

Ernie talks about his journey through life, including two Masters degrees (MIT and Cal Tech), and, the challenges he's faced to grow into a real faith and relationship with Jesus.

Feb 04, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Sharon Hughes

Interview with Sharon Hughes.

Sharon discusses how a life of abuse created a mindset that only Jesus could set her free from, and, how He has since used her to help others.

Jan 28, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Sara Im

Interview with Sara Im.

Sara discusses how she was held captive in a Kymer Rouge labour camp, her escape from it, and, the path that led her to true freedom with Jesus.

Jan 21, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Branch Isole

Interview with Branch Isole.

Branch shares how three distinct God moments changed the direction of his life, and, the new avenues that have developed for him.

Jan 14, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Joshua Johnson

Interview with Joshua Johnson.

Joshua shares how he reached a point of frustration with his Christian life, and, how finally saying 'Yes' to God has led him on an incredible journey since then.

Jan 07, 2022
Refuge Freedom Stories - Kelli Calabrese

Interview with Kelli Calabrese.

Kelli discusses an unexpected divorce, how God brought her through it, empowered her with insights to support others going through it as well, and, opened new doors into publishing.

Dec 31, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Christmas Year End

Christmas Year End Show.

Shaun and Jonnie discuss what has happened with the podcast this year, the themes of how God met our guests, and, the insights into God's love and character that were also gained throughout the year.

Dec 24, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - James Bryan

Interview with James Bryan.

James shares about his childhood call into ministry, and, how through life, Jesus showed him the need for teaching about living a practical Christian faith.

Dec 17, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Cat Sharp

Interview with Cat Sharp.

Cat talks about her sugar addiction, its impact on her life, and, how Jesus gave her victory over it.

Dec 10, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Kim Peacock

Interview with Kim Peacock.

Kim discusses the devastating loss of a family member, how God helped her through the emotional pain, and, the victory that developed from it.

Dec 03, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Brandon Cordoba
Interview with Brandon Cordoba.   Brandon discusses the challenges of living a life with ADHD and how God has helped him through it, and, the multiple blessings he has experienced.  
Nov 26, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - William Walley

Interview with William Walley.

William talks about how God directly challenged him to make changes in his life, and, the highs and lows of life in his work as a Correction Officer and Youth Minister.

Nov 19, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Darci Steiner

Interview with Darci Steiner.

Darci discusses her life of faith and church planting through some troubling times, and, how two major accidents have brought her into an even deeper relationship, and insight, with God.

Nov 12, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Michaela Cox

Interview with Michaela Cox.

Michaela shares how she was born blind and the healing that God gave her, and, His provision through some difficult changes she later faced in life.

Nov 05, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Diana Winkler
Interview with Diana Winkler.   Diana shares her journey to a life with Jesus, through an abusive relationship, and, how her plans changed and blossomed into a ministry to others.   The song 'Break These Chains' by Diana Winkler is used with her permission.                                                                              
Oct 29, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Currey Blandford

Interview with Currey Blandford.

Currey shares about how God drastically changed his life, and, the doors that opened leading him into ministry and adoption support.

Oct 22, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Rick Ornelas

Interview with Rick Ornelas.

Rick shares about a life of faith that was suddenly interrupted by God's presence to spark change in his life.

Oct 15, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Shaun MacKenzie

Interview with Shaun MacKenzie.

Shaun shares about the loss of a loved one, his depression, addictions, and, how Jesus turned his life around.

Oct 08, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Kimberly Moses

Interview with Kimberly Moses.

Kimberly shares her journey from Buddhism, through adverse spiritual encounters and life-threatening events, to her ultimate destination - Jesus.

Oct 01, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Bill Senyard

Interview with Bill Senyard.

Bill shares how a Christian upbringing still left him searching for the reality of God, until, he had a life-changing revelation.

Sep 24, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Lauren Nelson

Interview with Lauren Nelson.

Lauren shares how Jesus set her free from the effects of trauma she suffered in her childhood, and, what He led her to do about it.

Sep 17, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Brad Brandon

Interview with Brad Brandon. 

Brad shares his journey of learning to recognize God's Voice and how it has guided him through life and on new adventures.

Sep 10, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - El Edwards

Interview with El Edwards.

El discusses her journey towards her revelation of God's love, and, how it impacts her life today.

Sep 03, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Ken Craig

Interview with Ken Craig.

Ken discusses his journey from farm boy to minister and shares the lessons he's learned about living out his faith.

Aug 27, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Jay L.

Interview with Jay L.

Jay talks honestly about the abusive childhood he had and what led him to a life-changing experience with Jesus.

Jul 30, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Jeremy Woodley

Interview with Jeremy Woodley.

Jeremy discusses his life's journey and struggles with family, drugs, and, alcohol, and, how a Beatles song led him on a path to recovery and a relationship with Jesus.

Jul 02, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Brian Danter
Interview with Brian Danter (founder and lead singer of TEAZE).   Brian shares how the band TEAZE got started, his journey and success with them, and, how God confronted him with a new direction for his life.    
Jun 18, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - MaryAnn Mooney
Interview with MaryAnn Mooney.   MaryAnn shares how a Catholic upbringing cemented her faith in God, and, how the Holy Spirit provided her with some great insight to lead her in a new direction with a new career.        
May 21, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Mark Carlos

Interview with Mark Carlos.

  Mark shares how growing up in a mob family shaped his life and led him through a dark path full of many trials, and, how at a desperately low point, Jesus broke through and turned it completely around.



May 14, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Rick Mickolwin

Interview with Rick Mickolwin. 

  Rick shares how he reached the pinnacle of his chosen career in the entertainment industry, how the social interactions led him down a destructive path, and, ultimately how Jesus changed his life.    
May 07, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Catherine Mann

Interview with Catherine Mann.

  Catherine shares how her faith as a child brought her through some difficult times in her life, yet, as an adult she faced similar challenges again until she really came to understand who Jesus was.
Apr 30, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Bohdan Lopatnyuk

Interview with Bohdan Lopatnyuk. Bohdan shares how hard work and success didn't prepare him for the fight of his life, and, how Jesus brought him through to be truly successful.

Apr 23, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Sarah Campbell (Repeat Episode)

Interview with Sarah Campbell.

Sarah shares how God broke through her status quo Christianity to reveal His true Heart to her, and, the passion that now fuels her new outlook on life.

Note that this is a repeat broadcast of our most downloaded show.

Apr 16, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Isobel Shearer

Interview with Isobel Shearer.

Isobel shares about how God brought her through tough times and tragedies, and, has given her a long life of knowing Him through it all.

Apr 09, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Merv Budd

Merv shares his story about being a missionary in Nepal and the experiences that led him to a greater understanding of his purpose for God.


Apr 02, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Deb Whitmore

Interview with Deb Whitmore.

Deb shares about the circumstances in her childhood that left her searching for acceptance, and, how God lovingly brought her into a personal relationship with Him.

Mar 26, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Nissi Sanders

Interview with Nissi Sanders.

Nissi shares how early perceptions about God held her back from His purpose for her life, and, how a divine meeting with Him ultimately set her free to fulfill it.

Mar 19, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Chuck Sheridan

Interview with Chuck Sheridan.

Chuck shares about how God met him, and, used his specific interests and skillset to lead him on an evangelistic journey through life.

Mar 12, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Karry Fergusson

Interview with Karry Fergusson.

Karry shares how family decisions to follow Christ challenged her and her beliefs, and, ultimately brought her into a personal relationship with God after some tumultuous life events.

Mar 05, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Wayde Foss

Interview with Wayde Foss.

Wayde shares how a childhood calling left him seeking direction, and, how release from that took him on an amazing journey of faith.

Feb 26, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Aaron McGill

Interview with Aaron McGill.

  Aaron shares how a life-changing event as a child started him on a journey that has seen the miracles and power of God manifested, and, what is the most fundamental thing about walking with God.
Feb 19, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Jeff Catto

Interview with Jeff Catto.

Jeff shares his story of lost ways and how persistent prayers, and belief in his life's purpose by loved ones, led him to fulfillment of his calling in God.

Feb 12, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Dave Shearer

Interview with Dave Shearer.

  Dave shares how his assumptions and beliefs about God and Christianity were transformed into a vital life-giving relationship with Jesus.


Feb 05, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Raymond Mowla

Interview with Raymond Mowla.

Raymond shares how his traditional Islamic understanding of God was completely turned upside down by a personal, life changing, experience with Jesus.

Jan 29, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Larry McGill

Interview with Larry McGill.

Larry shares how music shaped his life but also led him to a crisis that God led him through to see new purpose for the gifts he has been given.

Jan 22, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Peter Zierhofer

Interview with Peter Zierhofer.

Peter shares how an early decision to live for God kept him through many trials and close calls, and, ultimately led to crossing paths with God appointed people.

Jan 15, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Teen Challenge

Message by Terry Thiesen, Teen Challenge.

  Teen Challenge graduates share their stories about how the Power of God changed their lives for the better.
Jan 08, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - Dave Hancock

Interview with Dave Hancock.

Dave shares how God transformed him and has opened up many avenues for him to share his faith and insights with others.

Jan 01, 2021
Refuge Freedom Stories - 25Dec2020 - Year End Christmas Wrap Up

This is a special edition of Refuge Freedom Stories.

Alan, Dave, and, Jonnie talk about how the show got started. They also discuss the truths and insights gathered over the course of the year from the interviewees, and, the consistency of God's message to us all.

'How Many Kings' by Downhere used with permission: CCLI Licence #5043285

Dec 25, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Katelyn Harris
Interview with Katelyn Harris.   Katelyn shares how her previous lifestyle kept her busy, but, separate from a close relationship with God, and, how she found a new personal relationship with Him.    
Dec 18, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Joshua Willer
Interview with Joshua Willer.   Joshua shares his cleansing by God and his fulfilling of Matthew 19:14 in his life through the true expression of God's Heart for some of the most vulnerable. Download permissions  
Dec 04, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Judson Gattinger

Interview with Judson Gattinger.

Judson shares how God has moved prophetically in his life and through some unique twists and turns let his passion for God be used to motivate others.

Nov 27, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Jon Mycio

Interview with Jon Mycio.

Jon shares how God broke his heart, how he gained insights into God's Heart, and, how that led him on a journey to live out his faith in unexpected ways and places.

Nov 20, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Heather Marie

Interview with Heather Marie.

Heather shares how an image of an angry God dominated her life until God broke through to reveal His true nature to her through many trials she endured.

Nov 13, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Sarah Campbell

Interview with Sarah Campbell.

Sarah shares how God broke through her status quo Christianity to reveal His true Heart to her, and, the passion that now fuels her new outlook on life.

Nov 06, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Tammy Ward

Interview with Tammy Ward.

Tammy shares about the hardships and tragedies she experienced that led her to a life fuelled by drugs, and, how God broke through to deliver her from it all in a most beautiful way.

Oct 30, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Diesel and NightRyder (BACA)

Interview with Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) members 'Diesel' and 'NightRyder'.

Diesel and NightRyder share how their group helps abused children overcome their fears and support them on a path to living a secure, normal, and, productive life.

Oct 23, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Paul Presant

Interview with Paul Presant.

Paul shares his soul searching journey and life-changing challenge to God that brought him through some deep valleys and brought him to some exhilarating mountaintops.

Oct 16, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Wayne Flonders

Interview with Wayne Flonders.

Wayne shares how the dreams of his youth did not materialize, the subsequent journey through trials and tribulations, and, how God ultimately brought him into his real calling.

Oct 09, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Troy VanDyk

Interview with Troy VanDyk.

Troy shares his story about going from riches to rags, the desperation he faced, and, the restorative power of God that changed everything for him.

Oct 02, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Jonnie Courey

Interview with Jonnie Courey,.

Jonnie shares why he has such a passion for the marginalized in society and offers some practical solutions to meeting their needs.

Sep 25, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Marilia (Mari) Rocha

Interview with Marilia (Mari) Rocha. Marilia shares how God brought her out of some dark places and demonic activity, and, gave her some specific prophetic words that set her life on a new path with Him.

Sep 18, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Danny Brooks

Interview with Texassippi Soul Man, Danny Brooks.

Danny shares how success in the music business challenged him personally, and, how another artist's story of redemption pointed him to take the right path toward a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sep 11, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Ken Quarrie

Interview with Ken Quarrie.

Ken discusses his search for God through the highs and lows of life, and at his deepest point, how God met him to redirect him into his true calling.

Aug 28, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Franki Dennull

Interview with Franki Dennull.

Franki, an accomplished singer, songwriter, and musician, shares how a genealogical epiphany answered many questions for him, and, discusses what God has opened and led him through.

UPDATE: Franki has since passed onto glory with Jesus since he recorded this podcast interview after a long and hard battle with cancer.

Aug 21, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Tom Frye

Interview with Tom Frye. Tom shares the importance of family and how God has used that to open up a wide venue in the music industry.

Aug 14, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Ernie Tel

Interview with Ernie Tel. Ernie shares on one fateful night how God gives him a direct offer, an unusual source of wisdom and direction in his life, and, ultimately finding out who God really is. Recorded in a live location.

Aug 07, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Michael Ralf

Interview with Michael Ralf. Michael shares how growing up in a small town brought its own challenges in his life, his journey through AA and recovery programs, and, how God ultimately intervened to redirect his life on a more meaningful path.

Jul 31, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Dave Slater

Interview with Dave Slater. Dave shares his story about childhood struggles, their impact on his life, his passion for music, and, how God personally intervened to change him and move him forward into the business of music production.

Jul 24, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Mark Leibold

Interview with Mark Leibold.

Jul 17, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - April Johnson

Interview with April Johnson.

Jul 16, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Stephan Nichol

Interview with Stephan Nichol.

Jul 16, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Alan Campbell

Interview with Alan Campbell.

Jul 16, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Dan Morand

Interview with Dan Morand.

Jul 15, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Terry Lacey (Part 2)

Interview with Terry Lacey (Part 2).

Jul 15, 2020
Refuge Freedom Stories - Terry Lacey (Part 1)

Interview with Terry Lacey (Part 1).

Jul 15, 2020