As an overcomer of sexual abuse, Kerry Pharr knows a thing or two about adversity. Kerry was mugged and sexually abused when he was six years old in the inner city of Detroit Michigan. In this podcast Kerry shares what helped him overcome the pain and the shame of childhood sexual abuse.
Bobby Hayden Jr. was a child prodigy. A rock singer who played on national TV as a child. He became addicted to fame and then to Heroin. His home was a cardboard box under a bridge in Los Angeles. He was living life in the fastest of fast lanes, approaching death at 100 miles an hour. Someone reached down to him, he was lifted up, delivered and healed. Hear Bobby’s amazing story on today’s edition of In Your Corner.
Are you contemplating suicide? So did I, but I was able to overcome those thoughts and carry on with my life.
Please realize that you can screw up a suicide and if you do, it’s not a pretty thing. A friend of mine put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Unfortunately he didn’t die. But he became a blind, disfigured, handicapped young man who suffered for years before falling down a flight of steps that ended his life.
We invite you to take a few minutes and listen to this discussion between Kerry Pharr and Danette Baird on how to overcome suicidal thoughts.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Don’t quit.
Stan Harris is a mountain of a man. At six feet two inches tall and 250 pounds of muscle he is a man’s man. He’s a powerful man, a tower of strength to others. However there was a time in his life when he contemplated suicide.
Listen as he and Kerry Pharr discuss this time in his life and how he found victory over suicidal thoughts.
Kerry Pharr was at the lowest point of his life. He had just lost his childhood sweetheart and wife of more than thirty years to Breast Cancer. He was going through incredible axiety and grief.
He was alone driving across a 100 foot bridge in St. Petersburg Florida when he heard a voice from the dark side say – “Stop the car and jump to your death.” As he was contemplating suicide he heard another voice that saved his life.
Listen as Kerry explains what helped him continue with his life after contemplating suicide.
“Former kickboxing champion Scott Thorson shares his amazing story of going through mental illness after the murder of his mother by his stepfather. Scott was almost destroyed by drug addiction, mental anguish and sexual depravity before crying out to God to deliver him.
“Tyler Bowman was an athlete who became addicted to drugs and ultimately Heroin. He lost many friends to addiction and even his wife. Heroin almost destroyed Tyler as well. In this podcast he shares what saved his life.”
A rocket propelled grenade flew by his head and exploded against the wall behind him. Six inches closer and J. T. Cooper would have been dead. Why did he survive while some of his friends died in the battle for Somalia at Mogadishu? J.T. Cooper shares his story in this Podcast.
Former boxer/drug dealer Robert Crutcher was selling $40,000 of marijuana per month before he got busted and went to Prison. He’s now a preacher of the Gospel. He shares his story on In Your Corner.
Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Fortune quickly lived up to his name. He wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth,” on their 1983 album Today, and followed that with two more No. 1 hits?”My Only Love” (from 1984’s Atlanta Blue) and “Too Much On My Heart” (from 1985’s Pardners in Rhyme). After the Statler Brothers retired on October 26, 2002, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. Listen to Jimmy share his story and sing two songs on In your corner with Kerry Pharr.
L G Wise was a gangster, a drug dealer in the mean streets of New York City. After he got out of prison some members of his gang family, his homies decided to kill him. As a gun was placed to his head L G cried out to God to save him. God saved him that day and transformed him into a new man. Today he’s an international recording artist. He shares his story on this edition of In Your Corner with Kerry Pharr.
Brad Kellet was a bad dude. He was a drug dealer who stabbed a man with a knife, attempted murder the judge said. He was sentenced to prison. He did time in the big house. One day he gave his life to Christ. Now he is a new man and is employeed in the same jail he once served time in. Brad shares his story on this edition of In Your Corner with Kerry Pharr.
Steven North and David Manning were a couple of dudes living the good life, enjoying drugs and partying. Something happened and it changed their lives. today they are preaching the gospel, rapping about Jesus and changing the world with their music, message, TV program and movies they produce. Listen to them share their story on this edition of In your Corner with Kerry Pharr.
There are people who seek to kill Nadia because of her faith in Jesus Christ. Nadia, not her real name was born into a Muslim family in the middle east. Her family migrated to the United States when she was a young lady. While living in the USA Nadia learned that Jesus died to save her from her sin. She gave her life to Jesus and became one of His disciples. She shares her story of faith in this edition of In your Corner with Kerry Pharr.
Youhanni Barwari, was born into a Kurdish Muslim family in Baghdad, Irag. After migrating to the United States someone introduced Youhanni to the message of the good news of Jesus Christ. As he began to read the Old Testament of the Bible he realized that the Bible had much to say about his people, and the land of his birth. The cities mentioned in the Bible were places he was familiar with. He gave his life to Jesus and now shares the gospel with everyone he meets. Listen to Youhanni share why he gave his life to Jesus Christ on this episode of In Your Corner with Kerry Pharr.
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! Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened. Heaven’s bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids, and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights to regain a semblance of his previous life. The Piper family’s incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life—and death—will bring hope and encouragement to all who hear it.
John Tate was an American professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 1988, and held the WBA heavyweight title from 1979 to 1980. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 1976 Summer Olympics. As a professional Tate earned two million dollars in the ring, sadly he ended up penniless and living on the street during the last years of his life.
Kerry Pharr hired Tate as a boxing trainer shortly before his death. In this podcast Kerry shares his experience with the champ in the weeks prior to his death.
Here’s a link to an article written by Robert Mladinich with more details about the life of the former boxing champ.
After my first wife and my mother and father died I had an insatiable appetite to learn more about Heaven. I saw Randy Alcorn’s book on Heaven in a bookstore and I purchased it. It was the most informative and fascinating book I had ever read about our eternal home. I contacted Randy’s office and he graciously agreed to do an interview on In Your Corner to share his biblical insight on Heaven. Listen to this podcast to hear Randy’s thoughts on what Heaven will be like.