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The Testament Podcast explores individual testimonies about how Jesus Christ our Lord has changed hearts and lives.
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Episode 72: Ben Muir: The Testament Podcast
"Am I gonna believe it because I'm convinced that this is true?" We are pleased to share Ben Muir's story with you today! Ben comes from a family who taught him about the Lord and His love all his life. He shares about how the Lord drew him into a closer and more committed relationship with Him as he aged. We discuss how he got into two different ministries, what God has done in those ministries, and how he leads his family during all of that as well. It's a God glorifying story
May 17, 2022
Episode 71: Garland Stacks: The Testament Podcast
"I don't understand, but I know You are good." In honor of Mother's Day, The Testament welcomed Garland Stacks to share her experiences as a mother and how the Lord has worked in her life through that. She shares wisdom in following the Lord's guidance for each child. She discusses mothering children through an incredibly hard grieving time. She even shares experiences and lessons from taking care of her own mother. It is a really sweet conversation. Take some time to listen to it today.
May 10, 2022
Episode 70: Kamber Kirchmeier: The Testament Podcast
The Testament sat down with Kamber Kirchmeier to hear of all that the Lord has done in her life. She was saved at a young age and God continued to draw her into a deeper and deeper relationship with Him as she got older. She shares of how the Lord has healed her from feeling broken in singleness to embracing where He has her. God has brought sweet friendships into her life that have challenged her, informed her, and given her the opportunity to see people the way that He does. It is a sweet and fun story that she shared with us. Give it a listen today. Share it with someone who could be encouraged by it!
May 03, 2022
Episode 69: Zach Waters: The Testament Podcast
Hear about the salvation story of Zach Waters as he explains how the Lord changed his life and led him into public service as a full time firefighter.  Zach reminds us that the plans we make for ourselves do not necessarily match up with the plans God has for us.  But once his firefighting career began, he explains how the Lord has been a solid foundation for him in his career, church, and family.    
April 26, 2022
Episode 68: Ken Nichols: The Testament Podcast
At 28 years old in Orange Park in Florida in his black Nissan truck (affectionately known as his tent of meeting), Ken Nichols submitted his life to Christ. In this episode today, Ken shares that story along with several other stories of the Lord’s kindness and grace in his life. He and his wife have lived in several different states and the Lord has directed him in each of those moves as well as opened necessary doors for those transitions to happen. He is now a pastor at Emmanuel Church in Weatherford. It’s a great story to listen to today and share with someone who needs to hear the gospel! Enjoy!
April 19, 2022
Episode 67: Grady Spencer: The Testament Podcast
Singer and Songwriter, Grady Spencer, speaks of his faith in Jesus and the works of the Lord's hand as Grady moved from a construction career into a music career only to be immediately hit by the difficulties of the pandemic in 2020.  With a band full of followers in Christ, Spencer Grady & The Work have unique opportunities in the secular music industry to be an example and influence to both believers and non-believers alike.
April 12, 2022
Episode 66: Brad Marvine: The Testament Podcast
The pastor of Restore Church in Arlington, Brad Marvine, sat down with The Testament to outline his experience with knowing Jesus and following His will, even if it just seems crazy.  From his entry into pastoral ministry to his family's adoption story from the other side of the world, this episode is full of great bragging on the Lord.
April 05, 2022
Episode 65: David Chase: The Testament Podcast
David Chase shares his testimony of the Lord in his life and outlines the various roads the Lord has taken him on culminating in his current position as the Executive Pastor at Lake Church in Arlington, Texas.  Hear how the diverse career selections he's been a part of have been instrumental in leading him to a life of service for Christ. 
March 29, 2022
Episode 64: David Ellis: The Testament Podcast
After retiring from more than 30 years of law enforcement and then taking on the General Manager position at Mindy Lu's Pies in Arlington, Texas, David Ellis shares how he met the Lord and how the Lord has shown His face many times throughout his life. Listen to this journey from law enforcement to adoption to delicious pies!
March 22, 2022
Episode 63: Judy Schoonover: The Testament Podcast
Listen as Judy Schoonover shares her exciting journey through the life and plans that the Lord outlined for her. This is an amazing testimony that includes 15 children (11 biological & 4 adopted), an exciting marriage, and world travel, eventually leading her to build a ministry on the other side of the world. 
March 15, 2022
Episode 62: Jared Phillips: The Testament Podcast
“Who am I?” This was a common question that Jared Phillips asked throughout his life and now it’s time to listen to him brag on the Lord. He sat down with us to share about how he came to know Jesus and how he has learned to listen to the Lord for answers about his identity. He opens up about different paths that his family has had to walk and how the Lord has given them a community to walk with them. It is a really beautiful story. Take the time to listen and be encouraged today.
March 08, 2022
Episode 61: Thomas Shroder: The Testament Podcast
"How can I be sure that I can obtain the grace of Jesus?" Thomas Shroder was on track for a successful baseball career.  But God had different plans.  Have you ever battled with God about what you thought is right for you verses what He thinks is right for you? Over and over again, the Lord proves to Thomas that He is in charge and fully in control of everything that worries us.  Listen as Thomas details his testimony of what the Lord has done in his life.
March 01, 2022
Episode 60: Stan Griffis: The Testament Podcast
Stan Griffis shares how he came to know the Lord, his younger years, how he met and fell in love with his wife, and his experiences through the Marine Corps as well as his 38 years in law enforcement.  Stan shares powerful experiences throughout his life from struggles in law enforcement to seeing salvation through his work on the other side of the world.  Don't miss this one.
February 22, 2022
Episode 59: TJ Connor: The Testament Podcast
"...A wave hits my boat and flips me... At this point no one knows where I am, still don't know where I am. And so I sing this song.  The song is "It Is Well"... Finally...the leader of the trip thought he heard singing... he...looked out and finally did see me..." TJ Connor, director of Pine Cove Christian Camp in College Station shares his testimony of Jesus, how he came to know the Lord, some trials he has been through, and how the Lord led him to be involved with Christian camps.  Don't miss this episode as we see the extent to which the Lord goes to reach his people.  
February 15, 2022
Episode 58: Janet Martin: The Testament Podcast
“So I chose God’s sovereignty, which was so freeing…” Janet shares her story of God’s steady and faithful provision in her life. She discusses the joys and challenges of teaching music to elementary students. She also shares about what the Lord has taught her through the many opportunities of serving in various ministries of the church. We had quite a few laughs in this episode, and even ended up in a pretty good debate over Batman vs. Superman. 
February 08, 2022
Episode 57: Lauren Ratterree: The Testament Podcast
“I’ve been to church my whole life…and how did I miss this?” Lauren Ratterree’s episode is out! It is evident from Lauren’s story that she strives to walk with Jesus wherever He leads her. In this interview, she discusses the way that God has worked in her through salvation, through many life changes, and as a mother of three. She has quite a sweet story to tell and we are blessed to get to share it with you today. Enjoy!
February 01, 2022
Episode 56: Keith Dibble: The Testament Podcast
"You should have seen the reaction from our families when we told them, 'hey God's leading us to buy a shaved ice truck and we're gunna move our family into an RV'."   Keith Dibble, owner of Kona Ice in Longview, shares his testimony in Jesus and his crazy and exciting journey of God leading him and his family to East Texas to sell shaved ice.  It doesn't get much more crazy than this but anytime crazy is led by God, it's just exciting.  Take a moment to hear Keith and his story.
January 25, 2022
Episode 55: Stacy Coleman: The Testament Podcast
“I was desperate for the Healer more than the healing.” We love to share with you the stories of Jesus saving people’s lives. And today is no exception. However, we also get the bonus of sharing with you the story of the Lord’s miraculous healing of our sweet new friend, Stacy Coleman. The way that Stacy speaks of her relationship with the Lord is so honest and real. It is very inspiring and a story worth your time!
January 18, 2022
Episode 54: Tyler Sant: The Testament Podcast
Tyler Sant shares how he grew up in the Mormon faith and found Jesus later in life.  Listen as he explains how his life has changed with Christ and how Christ is a part of every aspect of his life today including family, friends, and his career in the corporate world.
January 11, 2022
Episode 53: Rynthia Clements: The Testament Podcast
“It was this solitary moment when I grasped the idea that if I was the only one – the only one that had ever sinned – that Jesus loved me that much that He would have done that for me.” Welcome to 2022! We are going to kick off the year with a sweet, heart-warming, bold and hilarious woman – Rynthia Clements. Listen with us today as she speaks of the Lord’s amazing work in her life through her childhood, education, marriage and more. Below is the link to the book that she wrote, titled Someone I Love Very Much Is In Heaven. There is also a link to her podcast as well, called Let Him In. We discuss all of these things in the episode, so give it a listen. And Happy New Year!
January 04, 2022
Episode 52: 2021 Season Finale: The Testament Podcast
This is the final episode of the first season of The Testament!  The 2021 season has been great and far exceeded our expectations but that alone is a testament to the greatness of God!  Listen as we recap the positives and negatives of our first season and discuss what we look forward to coming up to the 2022 season! Happy New Year everyone!!
December 28, 2021
Episode 51: Christmas Episode: The Testament Podcast
"For unto you is born on this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'" (Luke 2:11)  Merry Christmas to you from us here at The Testament! We hope during this busy season that you are able to remember who and why we celebrate. In this episode, we share some of our Christmas traditions, some of our Christmas favorites, and look into scripture at that first Christmas night. Enjoy! And remember, this Jesus that we celebrate loves you!
December 21, 2021
Episode 50: Cliff Spain: The Testament Podcast
“Why me?” Cliff asks such a simple, yet deep question to the Lord. Join us today as he shares his story and how the Lord answered that question for him. Fellow Christian, remember that everyone who is used by God is imperfect; therefore, He can absolutely use you too! And if you don’t yet know Jesus, Cliff mentions the Roman Road during his interview. Go to to learn more about that and to read about the Lord’s desire to give you eternal life! After listening, if you want to know more about the Texas Off-Road Nationals (TORN), go to or if you want to get in touch with Cliff, contact him at
December 14, 2021
Episode 49: Gabe Strawn: The Testament Podcast
"That's when, in that moment, for the first time since being seven, that I actually fell on my face in front of Jesus and gave my life to Him..." Growing up in church doesn't always mean staying strong in the Lord your whole life.  Gabe Strawn reveals his struggle with life even after becoming a Christian at the age of 7.  As a human, his desires led him away from the Lord but he tells The Testament how the Lord brought him back to a point of relying on Christ alone.
December 07, 2021
Episode 48: Hannah Martin: The Testament Podcast
Hannah Martin’s shares her testimony of the Lord’s work in her life. She shares about how she came to know Jesus as her Savior, as well as the mighty work he has done in her life since that time. The Lord has taught her much about what His heart looks like, as well as what it looks like to live and lead in the community she is involved in.
November 30, 2021
Episode 47: Leon Jackson: The Testament Podcast
"I was really looking for answers..."   Dallas Baptist University Graduate Assistant of Athletics, Leon Jackson, shares his testimony of Jesus in his life and how the Lord has provided him many opportunities to share the Lord with athletes across the Dallas community!
November 23, 2021
Episode 46: Kevin Allen: The Testament Podcast
Listen with us today as we hear Kevin Allen share his testimony of surrendering to Jesus. He shares about being a kid who was curious and full of questions and how he found those answers in scripture and through the community of people who poured God’s truth into his life. His heart is to see people walk with Jesus daily. We were blessed to sit with him and hear how God is using him to make that happen!
November 16, 2021
Episode 45: Alvin Allcon: The Testament Podcast
Retired law enforcement officer now serving on the security team at his church, Alvin Allcon, shares his testimony in Jesus.  Listen as he shares how he found Jesus and how the Lord remained with him throughout the tough daily career as a law enforcement officer.  When asked what he would produce if we bought him a 30 second Super Bowl Commercial, his response was have got to hear it!!!
November 09, 2021
Episode 44: Martin Pflaum: The Testament Podcast
“God is rarely early, but He is never late. Trust in His timing.” Martin Pflaum shares with us about how his life has been affected by knowing Jesus as his savior. He has seen God do some amazing things in different parts of the world. As he shares those stories with us, we also discuss the importance of evangelism, missions, and discipleship. It’s an inspiring episode!
November 02, 2021
Episode 43: Wade Morgan: The Testament Podcast
Dallas Baptist University's Head Tennis Coach, Wade Morgan, sits down with us to share about surrendering to God's will and His direction in every area of his life.  He discusses the opportunities and blessings that he has had to minister to his student athletes during his coaching career.
October 26, 2021
Episode 42: Kait Thibeaux: The Testament Podcast
"...the day before my eighteenth birthday, I got to start my adult life as a believer..."  In this episode, youth associate Kait Thibeaux shares the transformation in her life from seeing God as a lawmaker to seeing Jesus as her Savior who could bridge the gap between her and the Father that sin creates in us all.
October 19, 2021
Episode 41: Stephen Lynn: The Testament Podcast
"...I found the words, I was stuttering, I was stumbling, I was sweating...we prayed right there in my office and broke down into tears...and all of this stuff made sense..." Stephen Lynn, head baseball coach at Howard Payne University, explains how the Lord found him through baseball at HPU.  From there, the Lord has provided him with numerous opportunities to to share the Gospel with his players and it has become obvious to him why the Lord has place him in the position he is in now.
October 12, 2021
Episode 40: Dale Meinecke: The Testament Podcast
Howard Payne University's Vice President for Development, Dr. Dale Meinecke, provides his testimony of Jesus and explains how the Lord led him to pursue his doctoral degree and led him to university administration where he is able to play a large role in developing a solid Christian foundation in higher education.  
October 05, 2021
Episode 39: Gilbert Banda: The Testament Podcast
Gilbert Banda, a retired law enforcement professional now working in corporate America, explains how the Lord took hold of him later in his career and changed his life.  After accepting Christ, he realized just how much God had been watching over him throughout the dangerous days of law enforcement.  Listen to how Gilbert surrenders to Jesus today!
September 28, 2021
Episode 38: Austin Logan: The Testament Podcast
"[My brother] takes his last breath...looks up...and he just smiles...and then he passed away."  Logan Austin shares his testimony of Jesus in his life and how the Lord has been with him through painful loss and tragedy.  
September 21, 2021
Episode 37: Remembering 9/11: The Testament Podcast
The Testament gets on the phone with two New York Police Officers who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  New York Police Officer Erika Luna (retired) and New York Police Lieutenant Rob Corbett share their stories with us as we remember the worst terror attack in the United States, 20 years later.
September 14, 2021
Episode 36: Beau Otto: The Testament Podcast
Join us for this inspiring episode where Beau Otto talks about how Jesus broke through to touch his calloused heart. He shares with us the hope of what Jesus can do in our lives when we simply have a conversation with Him.
September 07, 2021
Episode 35: Dr. Eric Bruntmyer: The Testament Podcast
Dr. Eric Bruntmyer, President of Hardin Simmons University shares how Jesus changed his heart to be completely surrendered to Him.  He also discusses the divine events and appointments that the Lord has used to teach Him and to further the Kingdom.
August 31, 2021
Episode 34: Putti Benner: The Testament Podcast
"My friends have this faith that I don't have, and I know that they really believe in you and they believe that you could save me.  And so if you're really real and if you can really hear me, can you help me know you and be saved too?"  Listen as Putti Benner shares her story of how God used passionate and persistent Christian friends to draw her from atheism into a relationship with Him.
August 24, 2021
Episode 33: Jake Stacks: The Testament Podcast
"I went to camp that summer and Jesus saved me and I gave my life to Him."  And that is where Jake Stacks' incredible story of salvation and complete surrender to Jesus started.  Listen as Jake talks about how Jesus remained constant through several trials.  This young man has already travelled the world sharing the Gospel and knows the Lord wants him to continue doing just that. 
August 17, 2021
Episode 32: Keith Harvey: The Testament Podcast
"I realized it crystal clear at that moment that a good life wasn't good enough..."  Keith Harvey shares his testimony of Jesus changing his life.  Keith serves in multiple ministry positions and works in the corporate world where he sees his daily job as an opportunity to show of Christ in his life.
August 10, 2021
Episode 31: Crystal Strawn: The Testament Podcast
"He never left me, I left Him..."  Listen as Crystal Strawn explains the Love of the Lord through the toughest of times and the spiritual battles that Jesus won!
August 03, 2021
Episode 30: Wendy Mizell: The Testament Podcast
Wendy Mizell gives her testimony of Jesus' salvation and healing through tough times.  We discuss the importance of discipleship and the growth of believers and the impact of missing it.
July 27, 2021
Episode 29: Kainan Joubert: The Testament Podcast
Listen as Kainan Joubert shares about the multiple and conflicting messages and signals he received from multiple sources while growing up until the Lord directed him to the one Truth of scripture.  This spiritual warfare story is one you don't want to miss.  Instagram: @Kainan_Seth
July 20, 2021
Episode 28: Jared Scott: The Testament Podcast
The Next Gen Pastor at Connect Church in Arlington, Texas takes a break from youth camp to share his testimony of how Jesus saved him, pulled him out of some rough spots and devastating loss, and brought him to ministry at Connect Church.  
July 13, 2021
Episode 27: Jess Kirchmeier: The Testament Podcast
Jess Kirchmeier takes a break from volunteering at youth camp at Lake Lavon Camp & Conference Center to share her testimony in Jesus.  Listen as she shares how the family business gives her the opportunity to minister to others and share Jesus.
July 06, 2021
Episode 26: Brian Claassen: The Testament Podcast
Brian give his testimony of accepting Christ at an early age but getting caught up in choosing military career options that the Lord didn't want him in.  The Lord then led him into a long career in law enforcement and then into ministry.  Hear his story.
June 29, 2021
Episode 25: Matthew: The Testament Podcast
Way before the first podcast episode of The Testament was recorded, we sat down with 6 year old Matthew to test the recording equipment and  This was a fun and short little conversation.  Enjoy!
June 22, 2021
Episode 24: Alicia Garcia: The Testament Podcast
Talented worship artist and Worship Pastor, Alicia Garcia, tells her story of Jesus coming into her life and leading her through a successful career of giving glory and honor to Him.  Join us for this exciting episode of The Testament.
June 15, 2021
Episode 23: TJ Lewis: The Testament Podcast
TJ Lewis shares his testimony of Jesus and how the Lord has directed him through his career in ministry.  Having been a Youth Pastor for many years, he consistently works towards teaching the truth of Jesus to kids using scripture and his own experiences of what he knows to be true.
June 08, 2021
Episode 22: Dr. David Grantham: The Testament Podcast
Dr. David Grantham shares his testimony of salvation in the Lord and how Christ led him through childhood, college, and then the military which set the stage for a career in the intelligence field.  
June 01, 2021
Episode 21: James Burns: The Testament Podcast
Listen as James Burns outlines how the Holy Spirit watched over him through the toughest days in order to help him come to a realization of who Jesus is.
May 25, 2021
Episode 20: Chris Branigan: The Testament Podcast
Listen as Chris Branigan, Senior Pastor of Renovation Community Church in Fort Worth, shares how the Lord led him into ministry and into pastoral leadership at this West Fort Worth church who thrives on serving the community around them.
May 18, 2021
Episode 19: Mother's Day Special '21: The Testament Podcast
This week, we sit down with three moms, Laura Williams, Laci Huggins, and Teri Keck, to discuss motherhood.  These ladies reveal how the Lord has been with them through each of their unique experiences.  Remember, it's not over until the closing music stops, so stay until the end to see how much fun we had recording this episode.
May 11, 2021
Episode 18: Clyde Hodson: The Testament Podcast
Clyde Hodson outlines his testimony that led him to his mission field of being a prayer mentor.  Listen as he discusses how to improve your prayer life and provides resources to help.
May 04, 2021
Episode 17: John Smith: The Testament Podcast
John Smith recounts his struggles in life and how the Lord brought him through all of it to the point of having a very unexpected career of service as a result of his obedience to the Lord.  You do not want to miss this episode and you will want to share it with all of your friends.  It is amazing how the Lord works and puts the right people in places where others need them.
April 27, 2021
Episode 16: Bill Waybourn: The Testament Podcast
Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn explains how he came to know the Lord and how the Lord has guided and directed him throughout his 40+ years in law enforcement.  Enjoy his testimony mixed with a little taste of his adoption story at the hands of the Lord.
April 20, 2021
Episode 15: Dale Braswell: The Testament Podcast
Dale Braswell, Senior Pastor at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, recalls his testimony of Jesus through childhood and into ministry ultimately leading him to Wedgwood in the role of Senior Pastor.
April 13, 2021
Episode 14: Ed Kraus: The Testament Podcast
Retired Police Chief, Ed Kraus, recounts his testimony of Jesus throughout his career as a police officer in the 13th largest city in the United States, Fort Worth.
April 06, 2021
Episode 13: Ryan Pugh: The Testament Podcast
Sometimes as humans, we tend to ignore what we know is right in order to please ourselves.  But Jesus saves!  Listen as Ryan Pugh reveals the struggles that the Lord pulled him from in his salvation testimonty.
March 30, 2021
Episode 12: Dr. Eric Herrstrom: The Testament Podcast
Dr. Erick Herrstrom, Lead Pastor of Lake Church in Arlington, Texas, shares his testimony of the saving grace of Jesus and how the Lord led him through the valley to a life of service for Him.  
March 23, 2021
Episode 11: Dr. Blair Blackburn: The Testament Podcast
Dr. Blackburn, President of East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, provides his testimony of Jesus and shares some of satan's attempts to interfere with God's will.
March 16, 2021
Episode 10: David Williford: The Testament Podcast
Listen as the Owner of Camp Anothen in Mansfield, Texas describes the involvement of the Holy Spirit in his life through childhood, the Marine Corps, and on to creating a life-changing Christian Youth Camp in Mansfield.
March 09, 2021
Episode 9: Scott Campbell: The Testament Podcast
Scott Campbell reveals how Christ filled the hole in his spirit that the world could not fill.  Listen as he shares his life-changing experience of knowing the Lord Jesus and how the Lord has helped him in the corporate world.
March 02, 2021
Episode 8: Oliver Hill: The Testament Podcast
Oliver Hill recalls his experience with Christ growing up and how he has led him to be the pastor in an East Fort Worth church while at the same time, serving as a law enforcement officer.  
February 23, 2021
Episode 7: Dr. Carl Bradford: The Testament Podcast
Join us for an exciting conversation with Dr. Carl Bradford, Professor of Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as he shares his testimony and explores the evangelism of believers.
February 16, 2021
Episode 6: Wade Birdwell: The Testament Podcast
Join Justice Wade Birdwell of the Texas 2nd Court of Appeals sharing his faith in Jesus Christ past and present.
February 09, 2021
Episode 5: Kit Van Arsdale: The Testament Podcast
Kit Van Arsdale tells how the Lord has led him into ministry and evangelism from childhood to his time with Bill Glass Ministries.
February 02, 2021
Episode 4: Matt Krause: The Testament Podcast
Enjoy Texas State Representative Matt Krause and his testimony of the Lord's work in his life growing up and into his life in public service.
January 26, 2021
Episode 3: Maurice Ahern: The Testament Podcast
Hear the amazing testimony of Maurice Ahern, Owner of Grounds and Gold Coffee, and how the Lord has brought him where he is today!
January 19, 2021
Episode 2: David Soesbee: The Testament Podcast
Author and evangelist David Soesbee shares his testimony of finding Jesus after a rough childhood.  Hear his adventures and the Lord's miraculous work in his life.
January 12, 2021
Episode 1: Jeff Keck: The Testament Podcast
Jeff Keck has been a law enforcement officer for more than 21 years and has served in various ministry opportunities with multiple churches and still currently serves in his church.  As the host of The Testament Podcast, Jeff shares his testimony here in Episode #1.
January 12, 2021
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