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.
Adoption Story: The Clifton’s bring home Bebe
Clint and Jennifer Clifton shared their story of an adoption process that took years of waiting before they could bring home Betchina and welcome her to their family.
Clint Clifton is the founding pastor of Pillar Church near USMC base Quantico in Northern Virginia. Clint and his wife Jennifer have been married since 2000 and have five Children. Clint holds degrees from The Baptist College of Florida and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and currently serves as the Sr. Director of Resources at the North American Mission Board in Atlanta. Jennifer is a homeschooling mother and small business owner.
Christ Will Build His Church
Pastor Wally Webster joined the show to discuss discipleship in the church as addressed in his book "Christ will Build His Church, But What is My Role?”
Pastor Wally Webster has been a passionate follower of Jesus for over 50 years. He is only complete in Christ and has purpose in life when his will lines up with His. Not only has he the privilege of being His child, but he also has the honor and privilege to serve Him. Because of His grace and mercy he has been able to teach HS, College, and Graduate school. Pastor Wally has also been blessed to pastor for the last 35 years. None of this was even possible without Him. It is all for His glory. Since 1986, He has been the Lead Pastor at Mt. Airy Bible Church. During this time he developed a men's discipleship ministry that God has used for His glory.
Win the Day
Pastor Mark Batterson joined the show to talk about his latest book: “Win the Day: 7 Habits to Help you Stress Less and Accomplish More”.
Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church with multiple locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. NCC is currently developing a city block into The Capital Turnaround, the 100,000 sf space will include event venue, child development center, mixed-use marketplace and co-working space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times best-selling author of twenty books including, The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Play the Man, Whisper, and recently released Win the Day. Mark and his wife Lora have three children and live on Capitol Hill.
This Far by Grace
Pastor D.L. Ellis-Johnson joined the show to share his testimony as hared in his book “This Far by Grace".
D.L. Ellis-Johnson: A native New Yorker, Donald is a preacher, Bible teacher, evangelist, theologian, psalmist, author, and pastor to many. He has served the church, community, and incarcerated people for more than thirty years. His mission is to explain the Word, proclaim the truth, and help people be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus. Having ministered in twenty-six countries, Johnson's vision is to help change the world by helping people change in anticipation of Christ's return. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctoral student in Southwestern Seminary, he is the founder of Lifeline Ministries international, May Pearl, TX. Donald resides in Texas. He enjoys education, travel, exercising, and experimenting with health foods and vitamins.
Easter Weekend Devotional – The resurrection of Christ Jesus
On Easter weekend we share and celebrate the good news that Jesus lives! He came to save us from our sin. He was punished for us on the cross and rose from the dead after three days. He offers eternal life to those who repent and believe.
We know not everyone responds to this message the same way. Many of our friends and neighbors view Easter simply as a nice tradition.
Pastor Steve King joined us to address “the elephant in the room” and take a hard look at the Bible’s claim that Jesus Christ literally and bodily rose from the dead.
Pastor Steve King has served as the Senior Pastor at Cherrydale Baptist Church from 1983 to 2019. Steve has a passion to make disciples who love God and people above all else. He leads the Band of Brothers pastors’ fellowship in Arlington, has served on the board of Pioneers International for 26 years, and is part of the leadership team of One Heart DC.
Steve holds degrees from the University of Georgia (BBA) and Western Seminary (MDiv). He has been married to his sweetheart Mae Belle for 44 years and they have two sons, Caleb and Joshua (married to Naomi), and their granddaughter Elise.
This weekend is the start of Passover—or Pesah—when our Jewish friends commemorate how God freed their people from 400 years of slavery in Egypt. Each household sacrificing a spotless lamb and painting the doorposts with its blood.
John the Baptist later used the same Exodus imagery to declare Jesus—or Yeshua—the Messiah. “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the World!”
Our guest today has dedicated his life to helping his Jewish brothers and sisters know Yeshua as their Messiah. Just like Paul said in Romans, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
Rabbi Aaron Allsbrook Born and raised in Southern California, Rabbi Aaron Allsbrook has known Yeshua his whole life. He shared about Yeshua to his Jewish and non-Jewish friends in high school. At the end of high school Rabbi Aaron began to feel that there was more to his Jewishness than just Passover and Hanukkah at his grandparents.
At this time, he made his first visit to a messianic synagogue in Philadelphia, his first trip to Israel, and then his first visit to an Orthodox synagogue. God certainly was moving in his life, revealing to him that his Jewishness was something central to his identity. He went so far as to begin to live like an Orthodox Jew, including getting Orthodox rabbinic ordination.
Not long after that Rabbi Aaron knew there was something missing, something more. While the traditions were great, he craved more of the Spirit of God and the love of Yeshua. He left the Orthodox world and began to seek a way of living an authentic Jewish life under the leading of the Spirit.
His travels brought him to Israel, where he lived for four years, and then to New York, where he met his beautiful wife, Brooke, with whom he has three children. It was in New York that he was a special education teacher and an assistant rabbi at a Messianic synagogue on Long Island. After several years of serving in this capacity, he wanted to pursue being a full-time Messianic rabbi, which is what led him to Ohev Yisrael.
He desires to see Jewish people come to know Yeshua, their Messiah, and live their life in service of our Master as Jews full of the Spirit of God.
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.