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Good News for the Cit is a ministry partnership between OneHeartDC and WAVA 105.1fm in Washington DC bringing life-changing good news to people across the globe. Each show highlights how God is using his people in unique ways to touch the lives of people.

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Good News for the Cit is a ministry partnership between OneHeartDC and WAVA 105.1fm in Washington DC bringing life-changing good news to people across the globe. Each show highlights how God is using his people in unique ways to touch the lives of people.

    Christ-centered, Family-friendly Filmmaking

    Christ-centered, Family-friendly Filmmaking

    Mark David Kennerly and his daughter Madison Kennerly joined the show to talk about using creative gifts in filmmaking to influence unacceptable social realities like racism to make our world better and to disciple people to know and follow Jesus.

    Mark David Kennerly is a Pastor, Filmmaker & Author. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC) and has worked as a professional actor and writer in NYC and Hollywood. He became a Christian in 1994. In 2004, he founded Impact Christian Church (formerly Impact Christian Center) in Stephens City, VA (near Winchester) where he currently serves as senior pastor. Under his leadership many generations of individuals and families are being discipled. 

    Mark David took a 23-year hiatus from the entertainment industry and has returned to focus on Christ-centered and family-friendly filmmaking, television, and multimedia under the umbrella of 1922 Productions  that he and Kimberley, his wife of 28 years, founded,. In 2020, along with their daughter Madison Kennerly, they produced the feature film …”if My People”… aimed at uniting the Body of Christ through racial reconciliation. Mark David has recently released two books related to the movie, …if My People… 40 Day Transformation and …if My People… 40 Day Devotional. He will soon launch a video podcast entitled …if My People… Reconcile.

    Madison Kennerly, daughter of Mark David Kennerly, was a Producer on the film  “If My People”. Madison graduated from Liberty University’s Cinematic Arts program in 2020, and has since worked as a Producer on another faith-based feature film, Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s, which was also filmed in Northern Virginia. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and works as a Production Coordinator on several projects each year. Madison is an active member of Victory Church in Atlanta & believes that in the film industry, one of the most valuable places that a believer can be is working alongside cast and crew members who do not know the Lord and sharing the gospel through engagement and relationships.

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    Tony Alany talked about HouseRight, a team of ministry leaders from across the country focused on helping the local church use smart and innovative technology to communicate the most important message the world has ever known.
    Tony Alany is a pastor and a musician who has experience as a worship leader, singer/songwriter, audio engineer, and record producer. After 24 years of volunteering, time as a part time staff member, culminating with 10 years of full time ministry at McLean Bible Church, Tony embarked on a new journey, seeking to invest his experience into the capital C Church.

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    National Unity Weekend

    National Unity Weekend

    Bishop Derek Grier joined the show to discuss National Unity Weekend, a nation-wide initiative in pursuit of unify the church and break racial barriers.

    National Unity Weekend Next Action Steps
    1. Go- to the website unityweekend.com
    2. Sign-  Statement of Change
    3. Register-  yourself, your church or Christ-centered organization to support the vision and mission of National Unity Weekend
    4. Participate-  by preaching on unity on June 11 and serving during the Community Day outreaches on June 10.
    5. Stay actively involved-  being an advocate for the vision and mission of National Unity Weekend by helping your church and the Church at large build unity across all lines of division  inside the Church and affecting the communities you serve (particularly along racial and ethnic lines).

    Bishop Derek Grier currently serves as the founding pastor of Grace Church in
    Dumfries, Virginia. Grace Church began in 1998 with 12 people and has grown to more than 6,000 members. Grace was listed in Outreach Magazine's annual  Fastest Growing Churches in America; as the 7th fastest growing church in the United

    His radio and television programs are heard and viewed by millions in the United States and around the globe. Grier was ordained a bishop in 2008 by the late Dr. Myles Munroe. He currently mentors hundreds of Christian leaders and business owners through the Renaissance Leadership Network (RLN). He serves on several boards – including the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), which provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate standards for financial accountability and transparency.

    He has also served as an associate trainer for Equip, founded by John Maxwell. In 2011, he founded the now fully accredited Virginia Bible College, a world-class
    Christian learning institute, where he serves as Chancellor. Grier studied business
    administration at Howard University and earned a Master of Education degree from
    Regent University, and a Doctorate in Practical Ministry from Wagner University. He has received numerous awards and was honored in the United States Congressional
    Record on several occasions.

    He is the author of several books, including his latest release, When God Stops,
    published by Thomas Nelson Publishing in August of 2019. Derek and his wife, Yeromitou, reside in northern Virginia and have two adult sons: Derek Jr. and David.

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    "It's Ok To Be Me" Manny Jennings

    "It's Ok To Be Me" Manny Jennings

    Manny Jennings (along with mom and dad) joined the show to discuss his book, It's Ok To Be Me, that inspires everyone to embrace what makes you who you are!

    “Manny,” Claude Jennings III, is a 10 year old native of Silver Spring,
    Maryland. Manny is a YouTuber and has a YouTube channel called “Manny Time.”
    He’s a big sports fan. His favorite athlete is Steph Curry! Manny plays in the PGA
    Junior League in PG George's County where he was his team's MVP in 2021 and a part of the championship team in 2022. He loves to help and inspire people, which is why he decided to write the book "It's OK to Be Me" and start the Confident K.I.D.S. movement.

    Manny’s father Claude Jennings, Jr. is a Washington, DC area native and a veteran broadcast media expert. He has worked for Christian music station WGTS 91.9 for the past 21 years a producer and on air personality on the WGTS 91.9 morning show with the morning show. Claude also produces the Saturday morning program “Breakaway”. He runs his own media production and consulting company – Hope Line Media. Claude is a big football and and golf fan. If he is not in a studio behind a mic or editing, you will probably find him on a local golf course. Claude has done so much for our community including leading the Impact Fellowship which is a church ministry that mobilizes Christians to engage and impact the DMV in the name of Jesus Christ. 

    Manny’s mother, Cierra Jennings is also a native Washingtonian. She is a human
    resource benefits specialist by profession and a singer by passion. Cierra has sung in
    the DMV on various occasions as a worship leader, solo artist and have graced the
    stages of the Kennedy Center, the Strathmore and other venues. Cierra has performed with Gospel icon Richard Smallwood, the Washington Performing Arts Society, Men and Women of the Gospel to name a few.

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    Trusting God’s Providence and Sovereignty in our Lives

    Trusting God’s Providence and Sovereignty in our Lives

    VA State Trooper and motivational speaker Michael McSellers discussed how to discern and align with how God is providentially and sovereignly working in our lives.

    Michael McSellers is a mentor, leader in his community who also travels the country as a motivational speaker. Growing up in a fatherless home in the inner city of East St. Louis. Michael desired to beat the odds of what society would paint as his future. As a young boy he always dreamed of one day being a police officer. This passion was driven by his desire to help and serve others.

    Michael was first given the opportunity to serve our country as a United States Marine and has served as a VA State Trooper for nineteen years. Michael passionately speaks about godly marriages, families, relationships, overcoming trauma, hardships, and also speaks to first responders. He's spoken at conferences for marriages, faith, men, youth and first responders.

    He’s been interviewed on podcasts, local radio stations, as well as local and national news media outlets discussing numerous topics on several occasions. Michael resides in Northern Virginia with his beautiful and talented wife Arianne and son.

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    Easter 2023 with Pastor Chris Sicks

    Easter 2023 with Pastor Chris Sicks

    This Easter weekend we focus on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Good News of the Gospel with Pastor Chris Sicks.

    Chris Sicks is the pastor of One Voice Fellowship, a multilingual church in Falls Church, Virginia with members from 16 countries. He is founder and president of ‘For the Nations DC’, offering English classes to refugees and immigrants so our new neighbors can learn English and experience the love of Jesus. 
    Chris served on staff at Alexandria Presbyterian Church for 20 years. As Pastor of Mercy, he labored to show compassion in Word and deed to the congregation and community. Previously, he worked at Gospel Rescue Mission (homeless shelter and drug treatment program in Washington, DC) and ran a scholarship/mentoring program for inner-city youth. He’s been a newspaper editor, restaurant manager, and Army officer.
    Chris is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary DC. Chris is the author of Tangible: Making God Known through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Truth (NavPress 2013).
    Chris lost his first wife, Sara, to breast cancer. Now married to Naomi, they have four teenagers.

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Inspired to hear how God is working in the Metro Washington region

This podcast gives me a picture of how big and good God is. I love to learn the impact that is possible when the Church mobilizes and collaborates together. I often takeaway ideas I can apply in ministry or just pass on to others.The hosts do a great job keeping the show on track and interesting within an informal ‘coffee shop’ conversation feel.

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