Past Featured Artists

Vince Allen

You've seen him on such ads as McDonald's, Tostitos, Burger King and in magazines like GQ. But Vince Allen is more than a pretty face- He is also VP of (Men of Color in the Industry). Vince also works as an animation producer.In his pursuit to learn about performing, Vince enrolled into college. After a year of studying, he moved to Los Angeles.It was in those times he chose to draw on the power of his faith in God.He accredits all his growth and maturity to God and is grateful for every experience that led up to who he is.

If you would like to find out more about Vince, check out his website at

To listen to the broadcast with Vince, click on the podcast button.

Kirk Bovill

In just a few short years, Kirk Bovill made his feature film debut in the 2009 Sundance world premiere of "White Lightnin'" and the upcoming 2012 release of "Contraband" with Mark Wahlberg. Television credits include CSI, Criminal Minds, Southland, Sons of Anarchy among many others.He and his wife Joni have also released two critically acclaimed CDs under their indie label Elmo Records. In his life "pre-Acting", Kirk was a marketing executive in high technology who felt led by God to pursue the rocky acting profession.

If you would like to find out more about Kirk, check out his website at

To listen to the broadcast with Kirk, click on the podcast button.


Bryan Duncan

For 25 years, Bryan Duncan has spread the gospel in his songs, concerts, and 17 albums--released both as a solo artist and a member of Sweet Comfort Band.

Bryan has sold in excess of 1 million records, released 15 solo albums, and appeared on several compilation projects. Bryan has been the recipient of three Dove Awards and has received multiple Dove Award nominations. Bryan also  has a podcast show called "Radio Rehab".

If you would like to find out more about Bryan, his music and his books, check out his website at

To listen to the broadcast with Bryan, click on the podcast button.


Jerret LeMaster

Jarret is a gifted singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. His band,  "McIntyre" has been together for six years and formed the group to lead worship and serve at churches in the area.

Jarret is the a music pastor at Pomona First Baptist, in Pomona California. His main passion has become worship music and Jarret has found that this is the most honest way he can communicate his beliefs and passion through music.

If you would like to find out more about Jarret and his band, check out the website at

To listen to the broadcast with Jarret, click on the podcast button.


Mark Keefer

Having worked in everything from music to animation, Mark Keefer has the experience to rival anyone. Mark is a professional drummer (check out Tribal Drummers), a recording engineer, a sound engineer and recently a film editor. He has won 5 Emmys and 3 Golden Reels in sound engineering working for Warner Brothers Animation.

Mark and his wife, Chana have four talented children and currently live in Los Angeles.

If you would like to find out more about Mark and his creative ideas about drumming, check out his website at If you want to find about Tribal Drummers check out the video at


Shane Idleman

Author and speaker, Shane Idleman, has written a compelling, biblically-based book series. What makes this story so inspiring is that Shane had a promising career as a Corporate Executive but he left it behind to follow a dream that God placed in his heart. He is the founder, and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship, in Lancaster Ca. where he resides with his wife and kids. For more information on Shane's church, visit or call (661) 524-6610. KTLW FM features his radio program at 7:00am on Saturdays, and Sundays at 6:30pm.

Shane's books, articles, & radio program can be found at


Gabe Labat

Gabe Labat is worship leader and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Gabe was a student at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, and then went on to Calvary Chapel's School of Worship for an intensive course study of theology and worship. Gabe now leads worship at The Highlands in Palmdale, CA and is a guest at churches throughout southern California. He has a passion for worship and the local church. It is important to him that people have an authentic worship experience and encounter with God every time they worship. Gabe has a blog and more information on worship and his music at


Steve Siler

Steve Siler is an accomplished songwriter and music producer. As a writer, he has had over 500 of his songs recorded in the Christian, pop, & country markets by such artists as Point of Grace, Avalon, among others. Nominated for four Dove Awards, Siler won the award in 2000 for Inspirational Song of the Year with I Will Follow Christ. It was 2000 that Steve started Music For The Soul (, and has recorded a number of songs that minister and touch others through song. Since becoming director of Music for the Soul  Siler has provided music for the opening ceremony of the National Special Olympics, The Starkey Foundation and Lutheran Vespers, as well as the TV theme for Pure Passion.


Mike Hickerson

Mike Hickerson is the Lead Pastor of the new church in Ventura Ca. called Mission Church. Mike is a gifted leader and communicator and describes himself as a church planter, lucky husband, out-numbered dad (3 daughters), Oklahoma Sooner fan, coffee addict, rookie golfer, and struggling surfer. But it's his desire to follow God that is inspiring and challenging. Mike has a heart for helping others find what God has called them to be. You can find out more about Mike and his ministry by visiting the website


Lara Landon

The singer, songwriter, pianist has a fascinating background. Born to an Arabian father and a Sicilian mother, opportunity knocked for Lara when at age nine she landed the leading role in the popular musical Annie. Her career has taken off and she enjoys working with the likes of Michael Omartian. Lara shared her soulful vocals and heartfelt worship for our special 9/11 show. If you haven't heard the show, check out the podcast and be blessed.


Yvette Emard

Yvette Emard has always been a marketer and promoter of talent, artists, businesses and now major charity events. Yvette is very active in her community and as a result of her leadership over $3.2 million dollars has been raised for local charities.. She co-founded, along with her husband, the Christian music festival called GraceFest AV which is held at the Palmdale Amphitheater and supports numerous local Christian schools.


Mandie Pinto

Mandie Pinto has been making wonderful music for most of her life. She performs for audiences and churches and is in demand as worship leader, musician and vocalist. Mandie is currently the Worship Team Leader at Real Life Church in Santa Clarita, California. Mandie resides in Southern California with her husband, Jeremy to whom she is happily married for over six years, and their beautiful toddler, Bridgette Claire.

You can find out more about Mandie at her website at Mandie Pinto Music.

You can check out Mandie's Worship Factory produced video interview by clicking the button below.



Kelly Boek, "Lu Rain"

Kelly Boek a.k.a. Lu Rain grew up appreciating all styles of music. With a family that was very musically driven, Kelly could not help but join in the sound. Her soulful vocals and ease of lyrics make her music accessible and real. She can be heard playing at local venues and leading worship at Real Life Church in Valencia, Ca. She is also the manager of the Undergrounds Coffeehouse in Valencia.

You can find out more about Kelly on her My Space page at Lu Rain Music.


Jerry & Susanne McClain

The theme song from the popular TV show "Happy Days" brought the McClain's their first Gold Record and they received awards such as a Grammy nomination, Billboard's best new artist, and the Cash Box top-Duo award. The McClain's shared the stage with other superstars like Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Dick Clark, Dinah Shore, Carol Burnett as well as many others.


Matt Brouwer

Matt Brouwer is a Juno Award winning Canadian singer/songwriter who got his start in the music industry while studying music at school in Alberta, Canada. Matt Brouwer's singles have appeared on several charts. In 2010, Brouwer's latest album Where's Our Revolution was named best Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the year at the Juno Awards. He has won several GMA Canada Covenant Awards.


Nancy Benning

Nancy Benning together with her husband Hans runs the Benning Violins Company. The company specializes in making and repairing violins, violas, and cellos. Nancy plays and teaches violin her real passion is in ministering the people in Mexico which she has been doing for the last 17 years. Her heart for others will inspire you.


Aurelio Barreto

Our first guest, Aurelio Barreto, is the former CEO of Dogloo Inc. Aurelio founded the C28 clothing stores and the NOTW clothing line after having his life changed. In his interview, Aurelio shares about creativity in business and how God makes the difference.


Randy Crenshaw

Randy Crenshaw has been described as the Swiss Army knife of L.A. session singers, due to his wide range of available vocal sounds and styles. He is a Grammy-nominated, in-demand freelance session vocalist and vocal arranger with hundreds of major film, television, commercial, and record credits to his name.


Colton Dixon

Colton Dixon appeared on American Idol and was a guest with Ellen DeGeneres on her show Ellen where he wore a Not of this World and freely proclaimed his faith in Christ. Currently, Colton is writing music and looking to begin his recording career.


Alvin Chea

Alvin "Vinnie" Chea is the bass singer for the vocal group Take 6. That group is the most winning vocal group in Grammy History with a record 8 trophies and 19 nominations. During his 25+ year career, Chea has either met or worked with virtually every major Gospel, R&B or Contemporary Jazz Artists in ShowBiz today. 


Bob Dickson

If there's one thing that can be said about Bob's life, it's that sometimes the greatest success can come from the most unexpected of places. Bob Dickson is an Associated Press award-winning writer and head wordsmith of Bob's Word Factory. Bob's writing has appeared in books and magazines such as Chicken Soup for the Soul, on radio and television, in newsprint, and online. Bob also teaches writing at The Master's College in Santa Clarita, California.

If you would like to find out more about Bob, check out his website at

To listen to the broadcast with Bob, click on the podcast button.

Dan Franklin

Dan Franklin has a profound gift and passion for music. Whether it's producing, songwriting, composing or working as a musician, you can tell it's his heart, soul and talent that's being poured into his work. As a published songwriter of Benair-Churchill, he has composed scores featured on CBS, NBC, Fox, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central as well as the big screen. In addition to working with other major studios and artists, Dan has his own project called "Dan and Leland" featuring Guitarist Leland Jackness.

If you would like to find out more about Dan, check out his website at

To listen to the broadcast with Dan, click on the podcast button.


Joni Bovill

Prior to a full-time career in the entertainment industry, Joni Bovill was in sales and marketing.Joni is best known as a commercial and print actress, having spots with Fruit of the Loom, Walmart, Chrysler, Comcast, Motorola and Sprint.Joni focuses on empowering young women who struggle with self-esteem issues. Often a requested speaker, she's currently working on her first book to shed light on how women struggle with the issue.

If you would like to find out more about Joni, check out her website at

To listen to the broadcast with Joni, click on the podcast button.


Hannah Frendl

Hannah Frendl has an amazing story of her struggles while in the fashion world and what God did to restore her.

She began to model and get more involved in the industry doing runway work and choreography. During her time in the industry she noticed how many young women were hurting and insecure. She found that girls often had a distorted view of beauty, fashion and even themselves.

It was out of that desire to help that Hannah started an online fashion magazine called Unleashed Beauty that targets young girls with truths about fashion and with uplifting stories.

If you would like to find out more about Unleashed Beauty, check out the website at


Tony Haynes

As a lyricist/ songwriter/music publisher, Tony Haynes is one of the most successful people in the music business.

Tony's songs have been recorded on over 200 albums, selling in excess of 70 million copies worldwide. 60 songs of Tony's songs have gone gold or platinum and he has won several ASCAP Awards.

Tony has authored 34 books published by Warner Bros, worldwide Publishing, Landoll and Penguin Books. Presently, Tony is hosting a new game/reality show called "You Write The Lyrics." Tony's Current book is called "SpiritChili, Recipes For Life" and it's available online at

If you would like to find out more about Tony, check out his website at


Adrea La Roche

Worship leader and recording artist Adrea La Roche (her last name is pronounced La Rock) has belonged in front of the microphone since the young age of four.

 Currently, Adrea resides in Lexington, KY with her husband Chad where she leads worship for Celebrate Recovery at Southland Christian Church. Her heart is to worship with her life not just with music, but to reach out and encourage others to see their own role in God's divine story. She serves as an Artist Associate for World Vision to speak out for their mission in relief, development and justice for children all around the world.

If you want more information on Adrea, go to her website at


Chana Keefer

Chana Keefer is the sister, daughter, and granddaughter of pastors. Her fresh perspective stems from a background in journalism, missions, acting, modeling and writing for print and live theater. Her career includes a stint on the TV show "Dallas" among other credits. After moving to California from Texas, she felt the call to home school their four children and she gave up her career in entertainment. Chana recently self pulished her first novel. "The Rapha Chronicles, Book 1: THE FALL" is the first in a series of allegorical novels about angels and is a wonderful and challenging book. It is available through Chana's website (the link is below) or you can order it through The e-book version is also available.

To learn more, visit Chana's website at

To order "THE FALL" go to


John Wineglass

John Wineglass (3 time Emmy Award-Winning Composer) has performed on five continents, before every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan and with several Oscar and Grammy Award Winning artists, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Jamie Foxx to name a few.

As a recipient of three (two consecutive) Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series, and three ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Mr. Wineglass holds seven EMMY nominations.

If you want to know more about John and his music, check out his website.


T.D. Oakes

T.D. Oakes is a passionate worshipper and worship leader. His desire is to run after the heart of God and lead other people to do the same. A gifted worship leader and song writer, he has been involved in leading worship, writing worship songs and crafting worship experiences for over 15 years. He recorded the album "You" in 2005 which features TD's music and his heartfelt worship and acoustic guitar based sound. He is passionate about seeing people connect with God through corporate worship. He serves as the Worship Arts Pastor for the new Mission Church.

If you want to know more about Mission Church check out the website.


Rick Marcus

Rick Marcus has been in a number of films and TV shows but you wouldn't recognize him. He's the one that jumps off buildings and gets hit by flying objects. Rick studied music at Azusa Pacific University before landing his first stunt job and making that his career. Rick and his wife Stacy both work as a stunt-persons and they are reaching out to Hollywood with God's love and grace every opportunity they get.


Stacy Carino Marcus

Stacey Carino Marcus has come a long way from Cleveland to become an in-demand stuntwoman in Hollywood. Stacey was always athletic and active so being a stuntwoman was a natural for her. But getting into Hollywood wasn't easy. It took hard work and determination which resulted in Stacey having a successful career in film and television. She worked hard to get to where she is and her story serves as an encouragement to all of us that we can achieve our creative goals.


Johnny Stratton

Singer, songwriter, guitarist John Stratton, known to his fan base as Johnny Strat, is an exciting up and coming alternative rock and acoustic artist. John is currently the worship pastor at a church in Rancho Cucamonga called "Crosswalk Fellowship" and is studying music at Azusa Pacific University. His band plays at venues throughout California such as the House of Blues and The Roxy, and he has music available on Itunes, Facebook, and Youtube under "Johnny Strat."

You can find out more about Johnny's music at his website at Johnny Stratton Music.


Andrea Hammond

Andrea Hammond has been writing and arranging music and collaborating on projects since she was a young girl. Since her education at Cal Arts, she has recorded and played a number of her own compositions. Andrea is a wonderful violinist and she plays regularly on the worship team at Real Life Church.


Richie "Gajate" Garcia

Multi-Grammy nominated, Richie Gajate Garcia is a world class studio percussionist, drummer, clinician, author and educator. Richie has performed with such artists Sting, Phil Collins, Don Henley, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and many others. His creativity touches and inspires many from his family to major artists as he writes, teaches, plays and even invents new instruments.

You can find out more about Richie and his music at the website


Monty Kelso

Monty Kelso possesses a combination of talents and skills as a worship consultant, coach and mentor that are uncommon. In recent years, Monty has served as a clinician and consultant to numerous Worship and Arts conferences and organizations.

You can find out more about Monty's company Slingshot Group at the website


Charles Cappleman

If there is ever a person who's lived a life full of stories to tell, it's definitely Charles "Capp" Cappleman. Charles has done everything from serving the Air Force, working as a late night radio disc jockey to even creating and overseeing millions of dollars worth in television studio projects. Not to mention rubbing elbows with many celebrities and high profile business executives.


Charity Vance

The other featured guest this week is Charity Vance. The quirky and joyfully explosive 18 year old singer-songwriter has made a name for herself thanks to her unique voice and carefully crafted indie-pop anthems. In early 2010, her music found extensive coverage on Season 9 of the hit FOX series American Idol.


Michael DeFazio

Michael DeFazio serves as the Life Groups Pastor at Real Life Church in Santa Clarita, CA. In the spring of 2011, Michael wrote Jesus in 3D, which is a popular-level introduction to Jesus and the story of God's kingdom.


Judith Hill

In early 2009, Judith shared the stage with Michael Jackson, the only female lead vocalist for his "This Is It" tour before he tragically passed away during the rehearsal period. Judith has recorded and performed with legendary superstars and her singing has also been heard in several high profile movies including Sex & the City II, Dream Girls, and Happy-Feet 2.


Carmen Twillie

Carmen Twillie, vocalist and vocal arranger, sang Elton John's "The Circle of Life" in the Disney classic THE LION KING and did the vocal arrangement for Grammy nominated "CHURCH, Songs of Soul and Inspiration". She has been arranging music and singing since high school, when she first discovered gospel. 



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