88 episodes

Compelled Podcast is a seasonal show using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming the lives of Christians around the world.

Christianity isn't a hobby. It's a faith in Jesus Christ that compels us to live for Him.

These Christian stories and testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!

More at CompelledPodcast.com.

Compelled - Christian Stories & Testimonies Paul Hastings

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 660 Ratings

Compelled Podcast is a seasonal show using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming the lives of Christians around the world.

Christianity isn't a hobby. It's a faith in Jesus Christ that compels us to live for Him.

These Christian stories and testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!

More at CompelledPodcast.com.

    A Love Story - Frank & Annette Loria

    A Love Story - Frank & Annette Loria

    Frank Loria was a self-righteous "good guy" who thought he could earn God's favor by following the rules. Annette, on the other hand, barely stopped to think if God had rules at all, and instead indulged in whatever she felt like. Both of them had defined God to be whoever they thought He was… but they’d soon find out that He was entirely different.

    Show notes @ https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/frank-annette-loria

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    Compelled is a seasonal podcast using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming Christians around the world.

    These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!

    Want to help make new episodes? Either make a one-time gift, or become a Monthly Partner at: https://compelledpodcast.com/donate

    Perks of being a Monthly Partner include:


    EARLY ACCESS to each new Compelled episode 1 week early!

    FULL LIBRARY of our unedited, behind-the-scenes interviews with each guest... over 100+ hours of additional stories and takeaways!



    Become a Monthly Partner by selecting the "Monthly" option during check-out. 

    Show notes, emails, and more at: https://compelledpodcast.com/
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    • 53 min
    “If You’re Real God, Prove It!” - Hayden Jernigan

    “If You’re Real God, Prove It!” - Hayden Jernigan

    Hayden Jernigan grew up in a home marked by chaos. Unsure of who loved him or who wanted him, Hayden pursued everything he thought would bring him happiness, including girls, alcohol, and drugs. Yet he was unaware that actually, his entire life, there was someOne, who was pursuing him.

    Show notes @ https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/hayden-jernigan

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    Compelled is a seasonal podcast using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming Christians around the world.

    These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!

    Want to help make new episodes? Either make a one-time gift, or become a Monthly Partner at: https://compelledpodcast.com/donate

    Perks of being a Monthly Partner include:


    EARLY ACCESS to each new Compelled episode 1 week early!

    FULL LIBRARY of our unedited, behind-the-scenes interviews with each guest... over 100+ hours of additional stories and takeaways!



    Become a Monthly Partner by selecting the "Monthly" option during check-out. 

    Show notes, emails, and more at: https://compelledpodcast.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 52 min
    BEHIND THE SCENES: How Compelled Got Started

    BEHIND THE SCENES: How Compelled Got Started

    Join us for our first-ever behind-the-scenes episode with the Compelled team!
    Highlights:

    Paul and Sarah Hastings share their personal testimonies

    The story of how Compelled got started

    Listen to the Season 7 Premiere of Compelled on the Culture Proof podcast next Thursday, February 1st! (cultureproof.net)

    We've finished raising 68% of our 2024 Goal, with $16,000 remaining. If you'd like to donate towards our episodes for 2024 then visit compelledpodcast.com/donate



    Show notes: https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/how-compelled-got-started

    NEW TO COMPELLED? THEN 🎧 TRY 3 RECOMMENDED EPISODES

    #16 Falsely Accused & Sentenced to Life in Prison - Hannah Overton: Hannah was a regular stay-at-home mom of 5 young children who was falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison. But instead of growing bitter, she chose to share the Gospel with her fellow inmates. https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/hannah-overton

    #30 Forgiving My Kidnappers - Gracia Burnham: Gracia and her husband were Missionaries in the Philippines when they were kidnapped and held hostage by terrorists for over a year. Where was God when she needed him? https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/gracia-burnham

    #50 My Violent, Rage-Filled Family Was Hopeless - Greg Stier: Greg grew up surrounded by gangs, violence, and unbridled hatred. He was small and mild-mannered and just didn’t fit in with his family of thugs and criminals. In the world’s eyes, it may have seemed Greg's family was hopeless, but Greg would discover that there is a power in Heaven that can change and transform… even an entire family. https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/greg-stier

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    Compelled is a seasonal podcast using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming Christians around the world.

    These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!

    Want to support the show? Either make a one-time gift, or become a Monthly Partner at: https://compelledpodcast.com/donate

    Perks of being a Monthly Partner include:

    EARLY ACCESS to each new Compelled episode 1 week early!

    FULL LIBRARY of our unedited, behind-the-scenes interviews with each guest... over 100+ hours of additional stories and takeaways!


    Become a Monthly Partner by selecting the "Monthly" option during check-out. 

    Show notes, emails, and more at: https://compelledpodcast.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 19 min
    ENCORE: Transgender to Transformed - Laura Perry Smalts w/ Francine Perry

    ENCORE: Transgender to Transformed - Laura Perry Smalts w/ Francine Perry

    For years, Laura Perry rejected God and hated her own body. Laura thought she would find answers by transgendering herself into a “man”. She had numerous hormone injections and extensive surgeries, removing every female organ in her body.

    But after living as a transgender “man” for almost 10 years she encountered the love of Christ and was confronted with a difficult choice. Laura’s mother, Francine Perry, joins us as well to share her perspective throughout Laura's journey.

    Watch Laura's love story and wedding story here in our show notes: https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/encore-laura-perry-smalts


    NEW TO COMPELLED? THEN 🎧 TRY OUR 3 RECOMMENDED EPISODES

    #16 Falsely Accused & Sentenced to Life in Prison - Hannah Overton: Hannah was a regular stay-at-home mom of 5 young children who was falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison. But instead of growing bitter, she chose to share the Gospel with her fellow inmates. https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/hannah-overton

    #30 Forgiving My Kidnappers - Gracia Burnham: Gracia and her husband were Missionaries in the Philippines when they were kidnapped and held hostage by terrorists for over a year. Where was God when she needed him? https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/gracia-burnham

    #50 My Violent, Rage-Filled Family Was Hopeless - Greg Stier: Greg grew up surrounded by gangs, violence, and unbridled hatred. He was small and mild-mannered and just didn’t fit in with his family of thugs and criminals. In the world’s eyes, it may have seemed Greg's family was hopeless, but Greg would discover that there is a power in Heaven that can change and transform… even an entire family. https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/greg-stier

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    Compelled is a seasonal podcast using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming Christians around the world.

    These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!

    Want to support the show? Either make a one-time gift, or become a Monthly Partner at: https://compelledpodcast.com/donate

    Perks of being a Monthly Partner include:

    EARLY ACCESS to each new Compelled episode 1 week early!

    FULL LIBRARY of our unedited, behind-the-scenes interviews with each guest... over 100+ hours of additional stories and takeaways!


    Become a Monthly Partner by selecting the "Monthly" option during check-out. 

    Show notes, emails, and more at: https://compelledpodcast.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 54 min
    “Everyone Is Going to Die” - Ray Comfort (Living Waters)

    “Everyone Is Going to Die” - Ray Comfort (Living Waters)

    As a young man in New Zealand, Ray Comfort had everything he could want: a thriving business, a beautiful wife, and a successful career in front of him. But when he recognized the brevity of life and the finality of death, he began to despair.

    Show notes @ https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/ray-comfort

    Don't forget our 3 action items!


    Join our live, end-of-year video call celebration on Monday, November 20th at 8pm Central. RSVP @ https://compelledpodcast.com/celebrate


    Help fund/create our episodes for 2024. Our goal is to raise $50,000. Give @ https://compelledpodcast.com/donate


    Choose the bonus content we're releasing between our regular seasons. Vote @ https://compelledpodcast.com/vote




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    Compelled is a seasonal podcast using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming Christians around the world.

    These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!

    Want to support the show? Either make a one-time gift, or become a Monthly Partner at: https://compelledpodcast.com/donate

    Perks of being a Monthly Partner include:

    EARLY ACCESS to each new Compelled episode 1 week early!

    FULL LIBRARY of our unedited, behind-the-scenes interviews with each guest... over 100+ hours of additional stories and takeaways!


    Become a Monthly Partner by selecting the "Monthly" option during check-out. 

    Show notes, emails, and more at: https://compelledpodcast.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Keith Green’s Story with Melody Green

    Keith Green’s Story with Melody Green

    Melody Green was raised in the Jewish tradition, but during the 70s married a fiery young singer named Keith Green, who was exploring the teachings of Jesus, a Jewish Rabbi who appeared to have found the pathway to God.

    Alongside her husband, Melody embarked on a personal quest to live a life of sold-out devotion to this Messiah. But when God blessed their efforts and grew their ministry with meteoric speed, the unthinkable occurred, where Melody would have to trust the God she had found.

    Show notes at https://compelledpodcast.com/episodes/melody-green

    Don't forget our 3 action items!

    Listen to the Compelled Season 6 Finale right now, on the Living Waters Podcast (Yup, 2 weeks early!) Listen @ https://livingwaters.com/podcast/


    Join our live, end-of-year video call celebration on Monday, November 20th at 8pm Central. RSVP @ https://compelledpodcast.com/celebrate


    Help us choose the bonus content we'll be releasing between our regular seasons. Vote @ https://compelledpodcast.com/vote




    ++++++++++++

    Compelled is a seasonal podcast using gripping, immersive storytelling to celebrate the powerful ways God is transforming Christians around the world.

    These Christian testimonies are raw, true, and powerful. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened!

    Want to support the show? Either make a one-time gift, or become a Monthly Partner at: https://compelledpodcast.com/donate

    Perks of being a Monthly Partner include:

    EARLY ACCESS to each new Compelled episode 1 week early!

    FULL LIBRARY of our unedited, behind-the-scenes interviews with each guest... over 100+ hours of additional stories and takeaways!


    Become a Monthly Partner by selecting the "Monthly" option during check-out. 

    Show notes, emails, and more at: https://compelledpodcast.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
660 Ratings

660 Ratings

KimmeeSue ,

Great podcast!

I love this podcast! Before listening to this podcast I had only listened to true crime podcasts but was looking for something more encouraging. This podcast fulfilled this need! It is encouraging and inspiring!! It’s worth listening to!

234dpdrive ,

Good news every time

Hearing stories about God’s work in people’s lives inspires me and often chokes me up. Paul reminds me of Guy Raz on “How it’s Made”— just how Christ followers are made! Have shared with friends! Love to do housework while listening.

Glass Mandolin ,

Great Testimonies of God’s Work!

I found out about “Compelled” because of their ad on “The World and Everything in It.” I appreciate the stories and listen to them as I do housework. I often find myself thinking about snatches of the conversations weeks and months after I’ve listened to the stories. I grew up listening to the dramatized stories from the Pacific Garden Mission’s “Unshackled” radio program, and this podcast feels a bit like that. I have shared a number of “Compelled” episodes with my family and enjoy listening to past episodes in the archives. I want to say thank you to Paul Hastings and the rest of his team who helps these stories come to life!

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