The Calling

STONECOM COOKEVILLE LLC  |  Podcast , ±22 min episodes every 1 week, 5 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 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.

Meet Lindsay Holloway

Executive Director of This is Living Ministries Lindsay Holloway shares her testimony and the calling that was laid on her after overcoming addiction. She discusses her ministry, her husbands role in it and their ties to the community with host Pastor Denna Hornby.

Meet The Risher Family

Today on The Calling, meet the Risher family. Appointed to the Church of the Nazarene in Monterey, Reverend Adam Risher moved there with his family. He talks with Denna Hornby about not really finding his faith or his calling until his 20's. He discusses his ministry, his family, and their ties to the community and family around Monterey.

Meet the Shock Family

Today on The Calling, meet the Shock family. Addison Shock serves as the Pastor at the TTU Wesley Foundation along with his wife Logan Shock who serves as the Director of Ministries at the Foundation. After following their paths into education the two were lead to each and into a youth ministry. They talk with host Denna Hornby about how they came to find their calling.

Meet Dr. James Batson

After beginning a career in medicine Dr James Batson found his path leading into a specialty he din't plan on. Dr Batson talks with host Denna Hornby about his journey through medical school into practice. The journey of his family and faith and answering the call to help children through his medical practice.

Meet Monica Walker

Monica Walker serves as the Program Director for the B.E.S.T. program which is affiliated with the Heart of The Cumberland. She talks with host Denna Hornby about the work they do counseling those that are dealing with loss or divorce. They discuss her role and what lead her to be a part of this unique ministry.

Meet Andrew Smith

Before becoming the pastor at Heavenly Host Lutheran church in Cookeville, Andrew Smith accepted another calling, one for the Navy. He discusses his time at sea, serving his country and what drives him in continuing his ministry in today's The Calling.

Meet the Owens Family

Pastor Rob Owens and his wife Dana talk with Denna Hornby about blending their faith and their family in today's podcast. They discuss how their ministry includes and goes everywhere their family does, especially in their daily lives.

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