Christians Boldly Proclaim #IamHis in Honor of Oregon Victims

Christians were specifically targeted by a gunman in Oregon, according to various news outlets. In honor of the ten lives lost Christians are responding with their own bold proclamations of faith, many using the hashtag #IamHIS. More than a million people were reached with the hashtag the morning following the tragedy, according to hashtag tracking tools.

I KNOW I AM HISLaunched by Christian radio network HIS Radio, Program Director and Morning Show Co-Host Rob Dempsey says the hashtag is offering encouragement to Christians who feel targeted for their faith. “The response has been amazing,” he says. “It’s so important for Christians to unite at a time like this. It’s easy to respond out of fear, but as Christians we need to respond with hope and faith.” Some people even answered the call by writing “#IamHIS” on their hands as a way to express their faith in Christ. Some sample tweets include:

  • Kristin: Taking a stand for Jesus in honor of those who stood up and outwardly claimed Him as their Savior. #IamHIS
  • Kelsey: Not ashamed to proclaim that Jesus is my savior. #IamHIS
  • Caesar: #IamHIS God give me the courage to face every situation head-on like those Christians did in Oregon.

Christians have used various social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to unite under the #IamHIS hashtag. Believers are also encouraged to download the free My HIS Radio and verbally share their statements of faith through the Open Mic feature.

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About HIS Radio: HIS Radio has been delivering encouraging and uplifting music to the Carolinas and Georgia for more than 30 years. Chris Tomlin, MercyMe and Natalie Grant are among the positive artists played on HIS Radio’s frequencies. HIS Radio is the first of its kind in the nation to deliver video content, streaming live and on demand through the HIS Radio app, website and Roku channel. HIS Radio is a listener-supported ministry.



90 Minutes In Heaven Interviews

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Pastor Don Piper died January 18, 1989 when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car. Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don’s body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. Don’s soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he’d never known before. Don was in Heaven. When another pastor’s prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle! 

Starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is based on the inspiring New York Times best-selling book that has sold 7 million copies. Hope Lives in theaters beginning September 11! 

HIS Morning Crew’s Rob Dempsey, Alison Storm and Jim Mann spent time with the cast and crew in Atlanta.

Don Piper and Hayden Christensen

Kate Bosworth and Eva Piper

Jason Kennedy and Lauren Scruggs

Director Michael Polish and Executive Producer Rick Jackson

Alison Storm on the Red Carpet with Hayden Christensen

Jim Mann with 80’s Trivia On The Red Carpet


Win Free Movie Tickets to ‘War Room’

Want to be one of the first to see the new Kendrick Brothers’ movie War Room? We’re hosting three advanced screenings across the Carolinas and Georgia. We’d love for you to be a part of the fun! Click on the link for your city to enter:

Greenville, Wednesday, August 19: Enter to Win Tickets! 

Durham, Thursday, August 20: Enter to Win Tickets! 

Savannah, Monday, August 24: Enter to Win Tickets! 


Dr. Kent Brantly: I Feel a Sense of “Survivor Responsibility”

Kent and Amber Brantly’s calling to be missionaries started years ago. But when Kent Brantly was in medical training the couple knew that they were meant to serve with Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia. Due to a devastating 14-year civil war, Liberia’s infrastructures were only beginning to be restored when the Ebola outbreak hit.


Dr. Brantly says he doesn’t have survivor’s guilt, he has survivor’s responsibility. While he beat Ebola, he says 11,260 others did not. “I’m alive today, many others aren’t,” he told HIS Morning Crew. “I have a responsibility to use my life in a way that is meaningful and helpful. Part of that is to continue to raise awareness that West Africa needs help of the rest of the international community.”

Watch the full interview with Kent and Amber Brantly:

Book Signing:

Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 AM

The Billy Graham Library

4330 Westmont Drive

Charlotte, NC 28217

Book Signing:

Saturday, July 25 4:30 PM

Christian Supply

1600 John B. White, Sr. Boulevard

Spartanburg, SC 29301

Speaking at First Baptist Spartanburg:

Sunday, July 26 at 9:00 (main sanctuary) and 10:30 AM (Hanger Auditorium)

First Baptist Spartanburg

250 East Main Street

Spartanburg, SC 29306


Hawk Nelson’s Lead Singer Crashes a Wedding

Jon Steingard had fun crashing a fan’s wedding in California! Sherry Joy Heins and Mack Taylor got married last week in Irvine, about an hour from Jon’s home. Sherry’s mom reached out to Jon to tell him that her daughter was a huge fan of Hawk Nelson so Jon did what any rock star would do– he crashed the wedding!

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He even provided some marriage advice, touting the benefits of reading Dr. Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages. And then he sang Sherry’s favorite song, Words. Check it out!

You can catch Hawk Nelson live in Myrtle Beach this Sunday for the final Sunday Celebrations! And congratulations to the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor!

Hawk Nelson Wedding Couple

Steven Curtis Chapman Shares Special Message for Charleston

Steven Curtis Chapman was so touched by the tragedy in Charleston that he sat down and wrote a song in response to the shooting. The song already has more than six million views on Facebook and he talked about it with HIS Morning Crew:

“Rev. Pinckney and the other believers gathered at Emanuel AME Church to worship, pray and study God’s Word opened their hearts & made room in their “circle” for a stranger…unknowingly but willingly inviting in the very one who would take the lives of many in their circle. They chose to love…and Love never fails…Love always has the last word!” writes Steven. 

Join Us in Praying for Charleston

Like you, we have heavy hearts over the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. A prayer vigil is scheduled for today at noon at Morris Brown AME Church at 13 Morris Street in Charleston.

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Several of your favorite Christian artists have shared their encouragement and stories of how they made it through very difficult times in life, finding hope in Christ.


Thank you to David Williams, Pen & Lens for use of the image he photographed of the skyline of Charleston.

Keep Cool With Homemade Ice Cream

HIS Morning Crew made some yummy ice cream in the studio! It only takes a few simple ingredients and some willing hands to shake, shake, shake!

DIY Ice Cream

Ice Cream in a Bag

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half n half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • ice
  • 1/4 cup Ice Cream Salt (Rock Salt for Ice Cream and Cooling)
  • gallon size Ziploc bag
  • quart size Ziploc bag

Put all the ingredients in a quart size storage bag. Then put that smaller bag in a gallon size bag 3/4 full of ice. Add a the rock salt and shake for about 10 minutes.

Boz Tchividjian Shares Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe From Abuse

The Duggar family has been making headlines after reports surfaced that the oldest Duggar child molested five young girls when he was a teenager. While the news has been difficult to hear, the grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, and executive director of GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment, Boz Tchividjian says there is something good coming out of this. It’s opening the dialogue about the warning signs of abuse, how we correctly respond to abuse and how to keep our children safe.

Boz joined the HIS Morning Crew to share some wisdom for parents and anyone who is a part of the body of Christ. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, we aired only a small portion of this live on the air, but we wanted to make the entire interview available for viewing.

One in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused by the time they turn 18. Boz says offenders are often born and raised in the church. But it’s our job to put the victim first because the damage from sexual abuse can last a lifetime.

Brandon Heath Raising Money to Send Kids to Camp

Twenty years ago, the summer of 1995, life changed drastically for Brandon Heath. The popular recording artist spent part of his summer at a Young Life camp. Although his family couldn’t afford the fees to attend, Young Life leaders raised 80% of the funds so he could go and hear about Jesus. He says he was never the same.

Brandon Heath Camp 1995

Now he’s paying it forward by raising $5,000 to send 20 students to Young Life camp this summer. This money will help leaders who extend last-minute conversations with kids who can’t afford the experience. To hep Brandon reach his goal visit