28 episodes

Where Ya From? Podcast creates an atmosphere where all people—regardless of our differences—can openly discuss ideas, issues, culture, experiences, faith, and more so we can learn from each other and the Word of God. New episodes released weekly on Tuesdays.
Where Ya From? Podcast is presented by the Voices Collection, a part of Our Daily Bread Ministries.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 112 Ratings

Where Ya From? Podcast creates an atmosphere where all people—regardless of our differences—can openly discuss ideas, issues, culture, experiences, faith, and more so we can learn from each other and the Word of God. New episodes released weekly on Tuesdays.
Where Ya From? Podcast is presented by the Voices Collection, a part of Our Daily Bread Ministries.

    “Don’t Try to Figure Me Out” with Mali Music

    “Don’t Try to Figure Me Out” with Mali Music

    People around us may think they know what’s best for our future, but in the end, it’s God’s plan that matters most. This is a truth Grammy-nominated and recording artist Mali Music learned at a young age, when he decided, against his family and community’s wishes, to pursue his passion for creating music. On this episode of the VOICES’s Where Ya From? podcast, the singer-songwriter details his childhood in the church, his boyhood pressures in athletics, and how he overcame criticism to chase his dreams.

    Guest Bio:
    Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter, and producer Mali Music began creating and arranging his own material at the age of twelve. Since then, he’s gone on to receive acclaim in both the sacred and secular music worlds with his albums, 2econd Coming, Mali Is…, and The Book of Mali. His song “Beautiful” also made the Billboard charts and propelled him into the mainstream music industry.

    Notes & Quotes:

    “I loved falling into just the shadow of the Most High, like, disappearing in worship.”

    “I just never wanted the Word of God . . . to be detested or underestimated like I was . . . .”

    “You gotta trust God. And I just love that music is just gonna be connected to what God is doing.”


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    • 46 min
    "Following God When You’re Exhausted" with Trip Lee

    "Following God When You’re Exhausted" with Trip Lee

    Plenty of people in our lives can burden us with expectations. Reach Records’ rapper, author, and preacher Trip Lee knows this all-to-well, as his childhood was painted by a strong family legacy. In this episode of the VOICES Where Ya From? podcast, Lee shares how his faith took him on an unexpected path, and how in the end, God’s plans for our lives are greater than anyone—including ourselves—can ever anticipate.

    Guest Bio:
    William Lee Barefield III, better known as Trip Lee, is a Reach Records’ rapper, author, and preacher. As a founding member of the 116 Clique, his Billboard-charting music has garnered him Dove nominations and a Stellar Award. He is also a husband and father of three children.

    Notes & Quotes:

    “The only things that mattered to me, for good or bad, was hip hop and Jesus.”

    “The Gospel is still the power of God for salvation. Jesus is still King. And that is what my life is about.”

    “We live in the real world, and Jesus has something to say to the real world.”


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    Follow Trip Lee on Instagram.


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    • 51 min
    "Finding God and Finding Your People" with Tedashii

    "Finding God and Finding Your People" with Tedashii

    We are all looking for a place to belong, whether it be in clubs at our schools or cliques at our workplaces. However, Texas-born rapper Tedashii knows firsthand that the “home-shaped holes” in our hearts are spaces that only God can truly fill. In this episode of Where Ya From? podcast from VOICES, Tedashii shares how Jesus took the passions that often made the artist stand out and turned them into a ministry and career.

    Guest Bio:
    Known for his distinct, deep voice and versatile flow, Texas-born rapper Tedashii made his debut in 2005 as a member of the 116 Clique, a hip-hop group associated with Reach Records. Since then, he’s gone on to an acclaimed solo career—his 2014 album Below Paradise even debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200s albums chart. More recently, he’s launched his first podcast: The Dash.

    Notes & Quotes:

    “All the while God was orchestrating the path, using football, using family, painful points, and moments in history to get me to this moment. Like I tell everybody, I went to Baylor to get saved, not to get a degree.”

    “It’s not enough that you get to run around and share the gospel with your friends. They can reject that. But when you make public stances, it draws a line in the sand.”

    “And now I think the music is both the thing that glorifies God and the way in which I choose to wield it is the thing that glorifies God.” 

    “Grief, in my opinion, is love persisting.”


    Links Mentioned:

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    Check out our VOICES Collection from Our Daily Bread Ministries.

    Follow Where Ya From? on Instagram.

    Listen to Tedashii’s podcast, The Dash.

    Follow Tedashii on Instagram.


    Verses Mentioned:

    Romans 5:5

    Galatians 2:20


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Meeting Needs in the Midst of Chaos" with Todd and Beth Guckenberger

    "Meeting Needs in the Midst of Chaos" with Todd and Beth Guckenberger

    It’s often easier to run away from life’s greatest messes. However, Back2Back Ministries’ codirectors Todd and Beth Guckenberger are proof that we can often find our purpose in the chaos. In this episode of VOICES’ Where Ya From? podcast, Todd and Beth discuss how God turned their passion for orphan care into a 350-person nonprofit organization.

    Guests Bio:
    Codirectors of Back2Back Ministries, Todd and Beth Guckenberger have dedicated their lives to international orphan care missions. Spread across nine locations, 350 Back2Back staff members work relentlessly to find new and creative solutions to the challenges facing vulnerable children and their families. Todd and Beth also lead a family of 13, made up of 11 adoptive, biological, and fostered children.

    Notes & Quotes:

    “The majority of the way you share the gospel is not even always with words, and the words just sit on top of the actions.”

    “The world tells me I’m better because I was born into a biological family . . . . But that is not the way God sees things.”

    “God’s overwhelming love for us is not limited to us. It’s only limited because we don’t express it or share it or serve somebody.”


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    Check out our VOICES Collection from Our Daily Bread Ministries

    Follow Where Ya From? on Instagram

    Check out Back2Back Ministries’ website.


    Verses Mentioned:

    1 Thessalonians 2:8

    Isaiah 58:6–9

    James 1:27

    Galatians 6:2


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    "The First Lady of Reach Records" with Wande

    "The First Lady of Reach Records" with Wande

    It’s tempting to believe that our way is the only route to achieving our goals. However, Nigerian American hip-hop artist Wande has learned that when trusting God, He often delivers on our dreams in a way we couldn’t even fathom. On this episode of VOICES’ Where Ya From? podcast, Wande sits down with Rasool Berry to discuss God’s hand in her journey from a young student rapping about biology in Austin, Texas, to Reach Records’ first female artist.

    Guest Bio:
    Hailing from Austin, Texas, Wande—born Ywande Isola—is a Nigerian American hip-hop artist whose work has been featured on ESPN. Named by USA Today as one of six “Christian Hip-Hop Artists to Know,” her music effortlessly fuses intense raps and beautiful melodic singing while maintaining a message that expresses her faith.

    Notes & Quotes:


    “One thing I learned is whenever you’re walking with the Lord, He’s going to call you to do uncomfortable things sometimes.”

    “The Lord has plans, and He’s allowing us to be a part of it. It’s not about you. It’s about His plans.”

    “I would definitely say I’m literally doing this because God told me to be here, and He’s opened all the doors necessary for me to do what I need to do.”

    “You’ll never understand what it’s like to see the Lord come through if you don’t trust Him to come through.”


    Links Mentioned:

    Visit our website to sign up for emails.

    Leave us a review.

    Check out our VOICES Collection from Our Daily Bread Ministries.

    Follow Where Ya From? podcast on Instagram.

    Look at Wande’s website.


    Verses Mentioned:
    Luke 24:13–25

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    • 39 min
    "Community Builds Up" with Lecrae

    "Community Builds Up" with Lecrae

    When we accomplish big things we often look back and realize we didn’t do it on our own. Whether it’s family members encouraging us or a whole community cheering us on, a few faces usually come to mind when we think about the path we take to reach success. On this episode of the VOICES’ Where Ya From? podcast, Grammy award–winning artist Lecrae joins host Rasool Berry once again. This time, Lecrae shares about specific people and his community that supported him throughout his life and career.

    Guest Bio:
    Lecrae Devaughn Moore—more commonly known as Lecrae—is an American Christian rapper, singer, songwriter, film and record producer, record executive, and actor. He has authored two books and been nominated for many awards, including seven Grammys. Lecrae partners with many nonprofits to care for his community. He is passionate about sharing his story of restoration to inspire others. He is a devoted Christian, husband, and father.

    Notes & Quotes:

    “The kingdom is really what we should be after, it’s kingdom over empire. Empire will crush you in order to win. Kingdom says, ‘How do we all thrive and paint a picture of thy kingdom come, thy will be done?’”

    “We wanted to give clarity that being unashamed of the gospel was not a self-righteous arrogant motto, it was more about being unashamed to be identified with a Savior who is gracious, loving, kind, gentle, understanding, empathetic.”

    “How do I celebrate this person for what they have instead of coveting the things that they have? How can I create opportunity and space? It’s just a sense of working together for something bigger and more eternal for a promised land that’s to come.”


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    Follow Where Ya From? on Instagram: @whereyafrompodcast


    Lecrae’s website: https://lecrae.com/



    Verses Mentioned:

    Romans 1:16

    Ecclesiastes 4:12


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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Briankrebs ,

Authentic and story driven

I have known Rasool from a distance for over 20 years and have seen an authentic faith in life and faith to Bridge good. His ability to bring out the story and the struggles and ask really good questions to other followers of Jesus that are in the mix of culture and want to be an authentic light is so good. I love this podcast.

cvictorial ,

Community Builds Up w/ Lecrae is fantastic

Excellent interview! This is the kind of Podcast I could listen to every day. It’s informative, entertaining, and spiritually uplifting all while being presented (at least as far as Lecrae is concerned) from a black Christian’s perspective. Add the fact that Lecrae is a Christian Hip Hop artist, and that makes it even more interesting in some ways. I absolutely loved it. 5 stars! Easily!

Dena RL ,

Blown Away

I jut listened to Finding God and Finding Your People, which I found through a Christianity Today link. I don’t even normally listen to podcasts, but the synopsis sounded interesting and I was up early, so I decided to give it a try. I was very moved by this man’s story and was sobbing by the end. I will listen to this podcast again!

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