54 episodes

Samuel Perez is scary relatable, comedic and dangerously honest as he invites people to listen to his journey as a Christian In Progress. Formerly known as a gay stripper in NYC and full-time personal trainer; He now has devoted his life to studying God’s word (Biblical Literature Degree) and raising awareness of the ups and downs of real Christian living. In his show, He answers questions on the Bible, Sexuality, Drugs, Relationships, Church, and more; No topic is off-limits in this show. He shows his perspective on current events, and even occasionally features a special guest from all walks of life.

Christian In Progress Samuel Perez

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Samuel Perez is scary relatable, comedic and dangerously honest as he invites people to listen to his journey as a Christian In Progress. Formerly known as a gay stripper in NYC and full-time personal trainer; He now has devoted his life to studying God’s word (Biblical Literature Degree) and raising awareness of the ups and downs of real Christian living. In his show, He answers questions on the Bible, Sexuality, Drugs, Relationships, Church, and more; No topic is off-limits in this show. He shows his perspective on current events, and even occasionally features a special guest from all walks of life.

    Uncovering the Underground Church & The Secret To Disciple Making

    Uncovering the Underground Church & The Secret To Disciple Making

    Welcome back to Christian in Progress with Samuel Perez. In this episode, Samuel introduces Mike Patino, CEO of Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM). Mike shares his incredible journey from being the youngest firefighter in Miami to leading a global disciple-making ministry.
    Mike discusses the mission of GCM, which focuses on making disciples in some of the most challenging regions of the world, including Iran, Afghanistan, and Mecca. He shares inspiring stories of transformation, such as the first-ever recorded baptism in Mecca and the miraculous encounters of women in Pakistan led to Christ through dreams.
    The conversation also delves into the future of GCM, including innovative projects like the coaching portal and the Maranatha Collective, a creative initiative aimed at capturing the sound of the underground church.
    Samuel and Mike emphasize the importance of unity and family within the body of Christ, encouraging listeners to get involved and support the mission of GCM. Whether through donations or becoming a disciple-maker, there are numerous ways to contribute to this life-changing work.
    For more information and to get involved, visit catalyticministries.com.
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    • 1 hr
    Receiving A Reward From God | Moving To Pittsburgh

    Receiving A Reward From God | Moving To Pittsburgh

    In this deeply moving episode (53) of Christian in Progress, host Samuel Perez takes listeners on a fascinating journey from the sunny beaches of Miami to the scenic parks of Pittsburgh. Samuel, once a gay stripper, paints a vivid picture of his transformation to a staunch follower of Jesus, his viral testimony, and his dedicated quest to educate others about homosexuality.
    Filmed against the backdrop of Pittsburgh, his new home, Samuel delves into the complexities of transitions. He opens up about his past life in Miami, biggest challenges faced, longing for change, prophetic insights, and his adventurous shift to the beautiful landscapes of Pittsburgh. Samuel also shares a touching account of his move from dependence to independence, highlighting his family's significant contribution.
    Expect intriguing twists as Samuel reveals his initial plans to relocate to California, his disappointment when it didn't work out, and how it led to a period of depression. Undeterred, he explored other locales like West Virginia and Asheville before being drawn to Pittsburgh - a city he discovered by chance during a road trip.
    Discover how Pittsburgh offered Samuel the perfect balance of independence and emotional comfort. Learn why getting an apartment in Pittsburgh felt like divine intervention and how his faith in God played a pivotal role during this uncertain transition period.
    In this episode, listen to Samuel's profound insights about surrendering to God's will, obeying Him, and seeking His kingdom first, and how these principles can bring about unexpected blessings. This is a heartfelt narration of Samuel's journey to find a new life — a journey filled with faith, resilience, love, and exploration.
    Check Out The Visual Version of this Podcast on my Youtube Channel.
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    • 31 min
    Former LGBTQ Christians Speak Out After Middle Ground Debate

    Former LGBTQ Christians Speak Out After Middle Ground Debate

    Episode Fifty-Two!!  of Christian in Progress is here, Join host Samuel and special guests Rashad, Roderick, and Xiala in a candid and revealing episode. In this installment, we pull back the curtain on our recent appearance on Jubilee's YouTube channel Series Middle Ground, where we debated the provocative topic, "Can you stop being gay?" Hear our personal testimonies, unfiltered experiences on set, and what really went on behind the scenes. We address the complex relationship between being gay and Christian, challenging stereotypes and exploring the spiritual dimensions surrounding homosexuality. Subscribe now for an intimate and eye-opening conversation that dismantles preconceptions and fosters understanding.
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Laughing at Church Stereotypes | Josh Benson

    Laughing at Church Stereotypes | Josh Benson

    Episode Fifty-One!!  of Christian in Progress is here, Join us for a hilarious yet enlightening episode as we sit down with TikTok sensation, Josh Benson. He's the comedy genius behind those side-splitting skits that lovingly poke fun at church stereotypes. Josh shares his incredible journey of how a sports injury led him to faith and how he channels his humor into comedy that challenges and entertains. Discover his top reasons for using laughter to address Christian quirks and stereotypes, and find out why his unique approach is making waves in the world of faith and comedy. Get ready to laugh, reflect, and be inspired by Josh's remarkable story of faith and funny videos.
    Check Out The Visual Version of this Podcast on my Youtube Channel.
    Follow me on Instagram @Samuelabrahamp and don't forget to check us out on youtube www.youtube.com/c/SamuelPereztv for the on camera visual video of this episode!
    Follow Josh Benson now here on Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@joshbensontherapper! 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ministry Boundaries & God’s Wisdom

    Ministry Boundaries & God’s Wisdom

    Episode Fifty!!  of Christian in Progress is here, Discover the transformative power of healthy boundaries in our latest episode. As a pastor and leader, I've learned valuable insights from God about maintaining balance and safeguarding our hearts within ministry. But it's not just for leaders; these principles can break the cycle of abusive relationships and patterns of unhealthy friendships.
    Check Out The Visual Version of this Podcast on my Youtube Channel.
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    • 56 min
    Raised By Lesbians, Loved By God | Ross Johnston

    Raised By Lesbians, Loved By God | Ross Johnston

    Episode Forty Nine  of Christian in Progress is here, Ross Johnston is our guest! Raised by a lesbian mother through artificial insemination, Ross grew up in a pro-LGBTQ environment. Despite the challenges he faced, God found a way into his heart, transforming his life completely. Now, he leads revivals across the globe, including impactful events in California. His burning desire is to equip everyone with the profound words and teachings of God. Find everything about Ross here on his website https://rossjohnston.co
    Check Out The Visual Version of this Podcast on my Youtube Channel.
    Follow me on Instagram @Samuelabrahamp and don't forget to check us out on youtube www.youtube.com/c/SamuelPereztv for the on camera visual video of this episode!
    Become a partner or donor for us to continue to make this podcast available! 
    Monthly Partners click here to sign up and receive some gifts! patron.podbean.com/samuelperez
    The rest of our donation links to Venmo, Paypal, and Cashapp can be found on my website Samuelabrahamperez.com or christianinprogress.org
    Join My Online Discord Church for fellowship with me and others! Click Here For Invite
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Coulombs ,

Good themes (constructive crit)

Samuel is such an upbeat, zealous man of God. And I love his topics and I love his discussions on a lot of common questions that Christians have today. I like how Samuel literally reads my mind when asking the interviewees questions that are so much like the questions that I would ask them . I would like if Sam spent a little more time on letting the individual speak and express his point more thoroughly and I know Sam is very high energy and sometimes very eager to respond but I think it’s also more engaging if Sam lets the individual express his points completely before giving an opinion on something that might segue into another conversation. I think also if Sam has shown notes or has a framework to how the podcast is going to work, the podcast will be a lot more organized but overall I love Sam and this podcast and his ministry

Jack198677 ,

Brainwashed

He drank the god koolaid

swede47 ,

Refreshingly HONEST

I found Samuel via YouTube and his heart for God is palpable. There is so much confusion around homosexuality and Christianity, and how the church culture has really ignored the reality of so many struggling with SSA. Samuel is doing the work and hopefully inspiring many along the way!

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