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Just My Forte with Ben Everson

Just My Forte with Ben Everson

By Ben
Now, a new episode every Monday! My topic wheel includes a cappella music, walking through my arrangements/recordings, interviewing Christian leaders and personal testimonies.
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My Testimony and Call
I'm really excited to share how God had worked in my life as a young person even a child. Maybe something about my testimony will encourage you!
September 3, 2020
How Do I Write Lyrics? with Lauri Lou Jones
So here's a question I get a lot: how do I write lyrics? I'm going to give you just a random smattering of ideas, tips, and methods that I use to help jar that creative side loose. Our co-writer Lauri Lou Jones chimes in with some observations of her own as well!
August 24, 2020
What Does the Bible Define as Prejudice?
How about we step away from the charged-up situations and see what God's Word has to say about what it means to play favorites? What's the main issue? Is it wrong to notice differences in people? Settle in for a simple discussion from the Bible.
August 18, 2020
The Ron Hamilton Project
I'll show you the finished product of a process that has taken me most of 2020. I'll also share with you something Ron Hamilton did for me that no one knows about until now.
August 10, 2020
Tune in a Bucket | Amazing Grace
This is a simple song that a lot of people take for granted. I wanted it to sound "informal," so I made up an arrangement in my head! Join me as I talk you through it.
July 7, 2020
Tune in a Bucket | Be Thou My Vision
Another excellent arrangement of this timeless hymn favorite. I'm going through my A Cappella Hymns album, and this one is deceptively simple yet complex. 
June 30, 2020
Tune in a Bucket | The Solid Rock
I'm walking through a fantastic a cappella arrangement by Don Hart that I recorded on my A Cappella Hymns album. Originally recorded by GLAD, I had to add my own spin on it when the sheet music had other ideas.
June 23, 2020
Tune in a Bucket | Great Is Thy Faithfulness
I'm starting a new series of going behind the music I've recorded. I'm kicking off the new series with my a cappella arrangement of an all-time favorite hymn, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." Join me as I deconstruct the arrangement and point out some interesting items along the way.
June 16, 2020
Finding the Faithful | Pastor Tyler Scott
Pastor Tyler Scott joins us for this episode! Working as a pastor in Baton Rouge during the Covid 19 pandemic is a unique task. Brother Scott shares with us some of his thoughts and insights he has gleaned during this time.
May 6, 2020
Finding the Faithful | Ben Sinclair
Veteran missionary to Cameroon Ben Sinclair joins us for this interesting discussion ranging from how God has used the martyrdom of Charles Wesco to the necessity for the local church to remember her purpose in the midst of quarantines and executive orders.
April 16, 2020
COVID19 Special | Matt Recker in NYC
I'm talking with Pastor Matt Recker today, and he gives us the view from the center of it all. Be encouraged in spite of difficult circumstances, and pray for God's work to go forward!  Find out more here:
April 6, 2020
COVID19 Special | Harold Vaughan
Is God giving us a golden opportunity to see Him at work? Listen as Evangelist Harold Vaughan loads us up with great thought-provoking insights on prayer, revival, and the "divine reset." Visit here: for all the resources mentioned in this episode.
April 3, 2020
COVID19 Special | Dr. Dan Dickerson
Pastor Dan Dickerson has been my pastor most of my life. I grew up at Calvary Baptist in Midland, MI, and also graduated from the school there. CBC remains our home church and has been our sending church for all these years. I appreciated this chat about how Calvary is adjusting to the unique situations facing us all. We also talk a little about whether this crisis is an attack on religious liberty. You can find more about my church here: 
March 31, 2020
COVID19 Special | Ben Gonzales
First Baptist Church of Goodrich, MI, received a surprise when members started testing positing for the COVID19. Pastor Ben Gonzales was one of them. Even after following all the recommended guidelines and being a healthy person, he still came down with the virus. Today, Ben shares with us his experience and what God has taught him through this.
March 28, 2020
Finding the Faithful | Jonathan Arnold
We are visiting with Pastor Jonathan Arnold of the Westminster Baptist Church. I love this interview as he takes us through some interesting facts about Charles Spurgeon and his connection with WBC. Also, a brief explanation of what a "free" church is. And have you wondered what the Islamic influence is in London? He has some interesting observations on that topic. And what do sandwiches have to do with the gospel? Find out in this episode.
March 26, 2020
My Struggle with Anxiety
I've never gone public with this before. But I'm doing so now with the hopes that I can encourage someone else!
February 3, 2020
Finding the Faithful | Ken Fielder
What happens when a pastor gets burdened for Bible translation to unreached people groups?
January 24, 2020
Finding the Faithful | Gene Hendricks
My wife's grandfather was an example of faithfulness to the Lord in the military and then as a church planter for decades. Seldom recognized for his service to the Lord, he was a quiet, humble man who worked in the fields for His Savior.
October 22, 2019
Finding the Faithful | Ron "Patch the Pirate" Hamilton
I'm revisiting a conversation I had with Ron "Patch the Pirate" Hamilton back in 2010. It ranges from lyric-writing to how to handle criticism. 
August 14, 2019
Finding the Faithful | Dr. Frank Garlock
Dr. Frank Garlock drops by the podcast for a free-wheeling discussion on mentoring, criticism, and what it means to be a servant.
August 1, 2019
Finding the Faithful | Joe Shakour
Brother Joe Shakour pastors the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Wilson, NC. I ask him some quick questions about staying genuine, rethinking separation, and Charismatic Catholicism.
June 25, 2019
Finding the Faithful | Leo & Ammara Mejia
Indianapolis, IN - Meet Leo Mejia (& his wife Ammara for a brief moment) in the midst of seeing God at work. This is what ministry is all about.
June 14, 2019
Finding the Faithful | Joe Jackson
Lansing, MI - What if you don’t find the “one” while you’re at Bible college? What if you end up working with family? Pastor Joe Jackson gives us some insightful looks at these questions and more.
June 6, 2019
Meet the Mush God
The Mush God is not the worst of it. The worst of it is the Evangelical Mush God. Listen and be challenged! What do you think? Leave me a voicemail on the site and I'll play your call!
June 2, 2019
Memorial Day 2019
I talk about a cousin I never knew and what it means to respect this day.
May 27, 2019
Theology Discussion with Kevin Lucas
Here's some thoughtful discussion about interpreting the Bible literally. Plus, hear Kevin compare us to Jehovah's Witnesses in one surprising area.
May 23, 2019