The Calling

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±22 min episodes every 2 weeks, 2 days  | 
All across the Upper Cumberland, there are everyday people who are lead to do more than everyday things.

Accepting the call to become a minister, a preacher or an evangelist. Feeling lead to volunteer time to work with or even start a charitable group or organization. We introduce you to some of these local people who are living a life they felt drawn to on The Calling.

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Meet Lyndon Hackertt

Lyndon Hackertt spent two years growing up in the Amish community, but his family moved away to start their own community. Now having embraced a more modern lifestyle with technology, Lyndon has become a student at Tennessee Tech where his passion and studies lie in chemistry. He joins Denna Hornby to discuss the change in lifestyles, as well as what he hopes to accomplish through his studies to help others.

Meet Dr. Larry Reed

Dr. Larry Reed has spent his life serving the Upper Cumberland as a physician at Physicians' Associates in Crossville. Now retired, Dr. Reed was inspired and encouraged by his mother, a nurse, to pursue a career and education in medicine, and worked while attending morning summer classes at Tennesee Tech to acheive his goals. He joins Denna Hornby to discuss how he was motivated to go into the medical field.

Meet Rev. Ted Stepp

Reverend Ted Stepp spent part of his life feeling lost until he got back on track thanks to meeting his wife. As Reverend of Monterey Wesleyan Church, he spends his time helping those around him whether by attending funeral home visitations, educating as a substitute teacher, or spending time with family. He joins Denna Hornby to discuss how he was drawn by others to lead.

Meet Jack Ray

Jack Ray has spent his life experiencing and serving the communities of Monterey and the Upper Cumberland. As Chairman of the Board at the Putnam County Bank, he uses his faith to provide the best possible service to those who come into the bank no matter the reason. He joins Denna Hornby to discuss his life, and what led him to serve the area for this long.

Meet Philip Jamieson

Philip Jamieson has spent his life traveling, studying, and helping various churches and organizations along the way. Now he serves as the President of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences. He joins Denna Hornby to discuss what led him to this position, and how his family's hardships growing up strengthened his beliefs.

Meet The Phillips Family

Keith and Tammy Phillips have spent their lives helping others work through the process of grief after losing a loved one. As owners of Goff Funeral Home in Monterey, they use faith to comfort and assist grieving friends and family in times of need. They join Denna Hornby to discuss what led them to the call of hosting funerals for others.

Meet Shelton Campbell

Shelton Campbell has spent most of his life with instruments in hand, and songs of praise in his heart. His upbringing around music and worship would inspire him to follow in his family's footsteps, and earn him the title of Music Director at TRINITYalgood. He joins Denna Hornby to discuss what led him to discover the call of leading others in songs of faith.

Meet Louis Davis

Louis Davis has spent the past several years of his life as a loving father at home and as associate pastor of Crossville First United Methodist Church. Unsure of where to go in life, he suddenly felt compelled to enter the ministry at the age of 15. He joins Denna Hornby to discuss his life both at home with his family, and with the family that he has through the church.

Meet Kathy Mattson

Kathy Mattson has spent most of her career as an educator. Working with young students and also with adults and older students. She is in charge of the Mother’s Day Out program at Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville. She joins Denna Hornby to talk about discovering and answering her call to a different kind of youth ministry.

Meet Frances Eldridge

Frances Eldridge has spent most of her life serving in various denominations. Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, the church names varied but the music and praise never did. She talks with Denna Hornby about going into music, her family and her calling to a different kind of ministering to others.

Meet Diantha McLeod

Diantha McLeod preaches at Burton's Chapel in Algood, Kynett in Sparta and Wright's Chapel United Methodist in Cookeville. She serves as pastor for the three churches that make up the Cookeville Parish of the Caney Fork River District. She talks with Denna Hornby about growing up in a time of civil unrest. They talk about her call to the ministry and beginning a nonprofit to help women further their education.

Meet Rachel Moses

Choosing a path in law and choosing to use her knowledge to defend those who were in need. Rachel Moses talks with Denna Hornby about following her calling to share her faith as a lawyer with legal aid, starting groups to help children with a need.

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