The Ralph Moore Podcast


#1 of 3 Succession at the First Hope Chapel: An interview with Zac Nazarian

Season 2, Ep. 50260

Want to understand Hope Chapel as a "movement?"

You'll enjoy learning how Zac Nazarian showed up to promote his Amway business, left that day mocking Hope Chapel and Ralph but returned later after his wife deserted him. The kicker was that the thing he had mocked had happened just before he lost his wife.

Learn the ins, outs and twists of disciplemaking in the relationship between these two old guys, as it was when they were both less than half as old as they are today.

Perhaps the real miracle is that both are still able to walk, let alone continue making disciples and multiplying churches.

This is the first of three podcasts. You'll want to catch all three.

You can read some of this in Ralph's motivating autobiography, Let Go of the Ring: The Hope Chapel Story.

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Jimi Calhoun -- From Noted Rocker to Church Planter

Season 2, Ep. 50264
Jimi Calhoun is an author, ethicist and musician. He's a gifted speaker having appeared on NBC, ABC and CBS and at several colleges and seminaries throughout America. He's also a church planter.Jimi’s musical career began with Leon Patillo in a band named Leon’s Creation in the San Francisco Bay Area. He played in the band with jazz musician Dr. John, performing alongside several notable artists including John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and Bobby Blue Bland.After leaving the Dr. John Band, Jimi pulled together the former band, Leon’s Creation, as simply Creation with Atlantic Records. He later joined Detroit rockers Rare Earth. He's recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone and with his old friend Buddy Miles. He toured with Buddy Miles Regiment, Creation and the Oblivion Express. including a Funkadelic hit titledComin’ Round the Mountain,and subsequentlybegan touring with The Buddy Miles Road Regiment. In 1983 Jimi walked through the doors of Hope Chapel Foursquare Church in Hermosa Beach, California. This podcast is the first of three. Jimi describes how he rediscovered Jesus, volunteered to serve as a janitor (while driving an XKE Jaguar to work) so he could better connect with the church staff who would disciple him. Since then he planted Hope Chapels in Sherman Oaks, CA, Belize City, Belize and now Bridging Austin. He's also written several books. He is passionate about building bridges wherever spatial division and social segregation exist.He planted, and pastors, Bridging Austin, a reconciling community committed to the inclusion of the racially different and the differently abled. (people living with a disability)You can catch him on these three websites.