Difference Makers

#DifferenceMakers, 1pm Friday & Saturday on True Talk 800 + 1pm Saturday on 93.9 KPDQ...

Starting May 10, meet "Gospel Sing LIVE!" artist Wes Hampton (of The Gaither Vocal Band)!
Starting May 17, meet Gary Casto of Tribute Quartet!
"Gospel Sing LIVE!" Facebook event to share


Dr. Richard Gardner shared about Firm Foundation in Christ Ministries' Saturday morning event, coming to faith, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, Western Seminary, Cedar Mill Bible Church, missions work, Ethiopia, family, & more!

May 9th: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Oregon Chapter's Ryan Price discussed our mutual friend Ana Maddox, Athey Creek Christian Fellowship, & "Soul Shop" (an important workshop coming to West Portland UMC) May 9th!

May 18th, the Stomp Out Abuse 5k/10k Run & Walk comes to Evergreen Christian Center: Founder/Executive Director Stacey Womack & Development Director Jerry Womack shared about life, faith, family, seeking and following God's direction, homeschooling their 6 kids, serving at Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services -ARMS, and more!
Stomp Out Abuse 5k/10k Run & Walk May 18th

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& expanding your ministry or business outreach through Salem Surround?
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About Mike Lee

Mike Lee is privileged to have an amazing wife, 4 lively kids, a great family, a vibrant church, dear friends, and the opportunity to work in broadcasting. God led Mike through various (often bizarre) moves even before his days at WMCA and WWDJ in New York, which eventually prepared him to become Director of Local Ministries at KPDQ, The Fish, and El Rey. Raised in the church by good parents, Mike was blessed to come to own his own faith after God saw him through a season of questions and struggles. Experience with a variety of ministries has revealed that either we tell people to be more like ourselves, or we encourage them to be more like Christ. May the examples set by our Difference Makers always point back to God.

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Check out "Pray Big," the latest book from Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! truthforlife.org/praybig! Alistair Begg shared about the book, family, prayer, & more!

Friday, May 3rd:
Amy Barnes Comedy Show came to Tigard Christian Church, presented by the ladies of 93.9 KPDQ & 104.1 The Fish and their "Best Day Ever" podcast! Amy Barnes' comedy is fun and accessible to women at all stages of life and at any place in their spiritual journey with KPDQ’s Georgene Rice & Summer Shore, plus Kat Taylor & Crystal Thornton from The Fish, then fellowship, photos, & free dessert, sponsored by Lugano Café and Catering! 

Saturday (5/4), Crossroads Women's Ministry - Vancouver, WA Women's Conference hosted a Priscilla Shirer simulcast at Crossroads Community Church!

Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church Associate Pastor Kara Johnsson shared about how her life is proof that God is with you even through life's darkest moments, surviving a near-death car accident, God saving her for a purpose, leaving Australia, marrying Dr. Terry Johnsson (from 104.1 The Fish), & more. See Dr. Kara speak at the free #FirstFriday event at Adventist Medical Center in Portland!

May 4th: Newberg High School Senior Project - Suicide Awareness 5K 

May 9th: "Soul Shop" for Faith Leaders - Ministering to Faith Communities Affected by Suicide

Fundraising Bootcamp: Ron Frey, Greg Moon, & Fred Douglas!

Good Friday Breakfast welcomed keynote speaker John O'Leary - Live Inspired. After barely surviving burns on 100% of his body at age nine, John now brings the hope of Christ around the world. We heard about his family, faith, and how to live! YMCA of Columbia-Willamette also brought the music of Dorcas Smith of The Brown Sisters of Portland to the Oregon Convention Center April 19th!
Click on this amazing video!

Adventist Health
's Dr. Terry Johnsson (from 104.1 The Fish) shared about trusting God, traveling, meeting wife Kara, discerning, & more at the free #FirstFriday event at Adventist Medical Center in Portland April 5th!

Owners Scotty and Nathan from Bloom Pest Control and Home Services shared about life, family, faith, and business, along with Project Manager Louanne and Marketing Manager Danielle!

Western Seminary Women's Center for Ministry Director Phyllis Bennett & speaker Robin Mounce shared about the Ignite the Wonder 2019 women's conference at Greater Portland Bible Church Saturday, March 2nd, with Georgene Rice, keynote speaker Karen Howells, Bethany Feil, The Joy of Dance, Lisa Reiff & a citywide united worship team, 20 breakout labs (led by experts including Joy of It's Joy Roberts & Julie Widman, Sandy Snavely, Bethany Allen, MaryAnn Noack, Western Seminary friends...), and more!
♫ The 93.9 KPDQ/True Talk 800 table gave away tickets to Gospel Sing LIVE!

Todd Miles of Western Seminary shared about faith, family, Cru, & his latest book, "Superheroes Can’t Save You: Epic Examples of Historic Heresies."

Friday Night, 3/1/19: YMCA Camp Collins Chaplain Curtis Young of YMCA of Columbia-Willamette will share about how God guided him through tough times, homelessness, and the loss of his son at the free #FirstFriday event on March 1st at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, with music by Oasis Christian Center!

Bob Gresh & Allan Scott
were amazing at the Born to Be Brave Tour at Lake Bible Church!

My friends Mike Burkesmith of C12 Western Oregon and SW Washington & Melody Smith Wright of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International shared about life, faith, loss, family, hope, Portland Good Friday Breakfast, and C12's Dynamic Strategic Planning Workshop January 22 at Broadway Coffeehouse in Salem!

Comedian Nazareth
was hilarious on January 11th at Tigard Christian Church!

TIME Magazine Hero of the Year Chaplain Brad Brown spoke at the free #FirstFriday event at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, as Brad shares about finding hope despite the fires in Paradise, California... plus his faith, history, working through loss, & speaking!

"Hello there, neighbor!"
Deborah Cline hosts "The Voice of First Nation Ministries" 6pm weeknights on True Talk 800 & 1pm weekdays on 93.9 KPDQ alongside classic teachings from her father, Don. Deb shared about serving as President of First Nation Ministries, and how you can help "Christians That Care About First Americans!"

"Dealer with a Heart" Bess Wills of Gresham Ford & City of Troutdale Mayor Casey Ryan of Riverview Community Bank shared about how you can team up with SnowCap Community Charities Fill-A-Bag to help stop hunger locally!
You can donate while staying warm and dry at SnowCap.org/Fill-A-Bag.html!

Concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer performed at #FirstFriday on December 7th at Adventist Medical Center in Portland!

New Reverend David Lambert, Reverend Clark Wolfe, Managing Editor Catey Hinkle, & Media Manager George Yellott shared about "Christmas on the Campground" December 14, 15, & 16 at Apostolic Faith Church of Portland, Oregon! It's a free event with live nativity pageant, camels, petting zoo, free food, more than 100,000 Christmas lights, and more!

"FamilyLife Today" host Bob Lepine was amazing live at "Weekend to Remember" at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, plus our free "Parenting with a Purpose" event at Lake Bible Church!


Truth For Life with Alistair Begg was our November Ministry of the Month, featuring Pastor Begg. Plus, we heard all about Jan Markell's Olive Tree Ministries from the host of "Understanding the Times," Jan Markell!

"FamilyLife Today" host Bob Lepine was an outstanding host at our FREE "Parenting with a Purpose" event (at Lake Bible Church at 7pm on Thursday, November 15th), and he has an unusual obsession with The Cheesecake Factory!

Roger & Tonya Haskin HAD a train wreck of a marriage. Today, they're Ministry Representatives for FamilyLife! Find out how on the November 9 podcast!

Keynote speaker Jennigan Bernabei and Pastor Chris Chong shared about how God's unrelenting and transformative love can transcend being born into addiction, Portland Rescue Mission - Shepherd's Door, and more! Jennigan spoke at #FirstFriday on November 2nd at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, featuring music by the RoC Fellowship Praise Band!

Joseph Smith is fighting Ewing's Sarcoma cancer. He & his mom, Dorcas Brown Smith, shared about their benefit concert at Maranatha Church, Portland, featuring The Brown Sisters of PortlandMichael Allen HarrisonAaron MeyerAlonzo Chadwick & Zoulful Muzic, & more! We chatted about Joseph's Uncle Thomas (the rockin' Bucklet Drummer at Portland Trail Blazers games), City Christian SchoolsCity Bible ChurchRussell WilsonSeattle SeahawksSan Francisco 49ersMinecraft, siblings, Mark Lee of Third Day, & more!
joyofit.org let you RSVP, get tickets, & donate. 
AaronMeyer.com has raffles + an auction!

Kaylee McKinley and her dad, Rick McKinley, visited to share about living faithfully and prophetically in today's tumultuous culture with Rick's new book, #FaithForThisMomentMultnomah UniversityImago Dei CommunityAdvent Conspiracy, and more!

#FirstFriday, October 5th
Meet Bill Poole. Returning from a "Weekend Seminar Trip," a car accident took the life of two of Bill's passengers — his wife and one of the students. Bill shares about how God used the tragedy to teach him about pain, grief, trust, hope, love and God's presence. Bill spoke at #FirstFriday on October 5th at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, featuring music by the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church Praise Band!


Mark Lee from Third Day and Comedian Nazareth were amazing at our FREE Pastors Appreciation Breakfast for ministry leaders and their spouses. 


Simple Faith Calvary Chapel Pastor Bill Henry shared about finding faith, family, punk rock, moving, home education, & more! Enjoy his new radio ministry, "Simple Faith," Sundays at 7:30am on 93.9 KPDQ, “Loving Jesus, loving one another, and loving the lost - teaching through the Bible verse-by-verse - worshipping Him together and walking in His ways!"

Grace Baptist Church Pastor Pierre Rosa spoke at Chapel at Corban University's Psalm Center from 10:00 to 10:50am Monday, September 17! He shared with us about family, loss, Brazil, & moving here from Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, where he learned about the impact of radio ministry from Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah! Enjoy the radio ministry "Truth with Grace" Saturdays at 10am on True Talk 800. Also, meet the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile's Tony Bologna & Habanero Hayley!

Pastor Moe Stiles (with Johnny) shared about moving from Australia, Oasis Christian Center, how even pastors struggle when prayers seem to go unanswered, & #FirstFriday on September 7th at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, featuring music by the Adventist Health Praise Band!

Jeremy Schumacher shared about for Men's Roundup, in addition to growing up, mentors, what you might find running hard after Christ, Multnomah Bible College, Camp Tadmor, Good Roots Community Church, life plans, cross country travel, Matt MikalatosSergio Aguirre, Consumed by FirePaul WrightRAPTURE RUCKUSRoundup 2018!

Terry VanAntwerp, Rodger Snodgrass, & Zory Kirakossian share about Pacific Northwest Adult & Teen Challenge, David Wilkerson, The Cross And The Switchblade, thrift stores, student sponsorships, 104.1 The Fish Tuesday, 93.9 KPDQ Wednesday, & more!
Evangelist (& 26 West Church Pastor) Jose ZayasNW Events & Environments' John Lee, & Chick-fil-A Tanasbourne's Brian Hogan shared about the free "Good News Today" event Sunday, August 12th, at Hillsboro Stadium, with LecraePhil WickhamHollyn, & more! Oregon Food Bank 

Jeff Allen shared about Jeff Allen Comedy Night at East Hill Church in Gresham, OregonJeffAllenComedy.com EventBrite

Western Mennonite School
added elementary school! We enjoyed interviewing Principal Al Stefan, Senior & Student Body President Sean Webster, Parent & Board Member Naomi Quesada, & Director of Marketng & Communications Caleb Ivanitsky.

Soo Chang, Head of School at West Hills Christian School 

Sharon Seventh-Day Adventist Church
 Pastor Garth Dottin 

NW Legacy Contractors, LLC
Co-Owner & Business Partner Monte' Pershall shares 
about faith, construction, estate services, family business, & more!

Drechelle McCray directed Portland Adventist Academy's Gospel Choir at #FirstFriday on April 6th at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, featuring the Adventist Health Praise Band plus a word of hope from 104.1 The Fish's Dr. Terry!

March 30YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Vice President of Mission Advancement & Chaplain Bob Reichen is putting the "C" back into The YMCA, celebrating their 150th anniversary in Portland, and inviting you to Portland Good Friday Breakfast with #HateWontWin movement founder Alana Simmons! #PDXGFB

Pastors Dave & Matt Morris, Hillside Christian Fellowship's new location at Happy Valley Middle School

Love reunited two 93.9 KPDQ listeners 50 years later, high school sweethearts Diana Bown & Lee Barfknecht (The Singing Mechanic)! The newlyweds share about faith, family, music, and their remarkable story! 
Westgate Auto Center

Jonnie W.Tim HawkinsSwitchfoot, his wife's unique hobbies, moving from music to comedy, road life, his faith, and more. East Hill Church Family.

Western Seminary Women's Center for Ministry Director Phyllis Bennett and Sandy Snavely appeared at Ignite 2018: Hope for a Broken World women's conference at Vancouver Church Saturday, March 3rd, with 93.9 KPDQ's Georgene Rice, The Joy of Dance, a citywide united worship team, keynote speaker Whitney Woollard, 20 breakout labs (led by experts including Georgene, Joy Roberts & Julie Widman of Joy of It, Western Seminary friends...), and more! WesternSeminary.edu 

Love reunited two of our listeners 50 years later, high school sweethearts Diana Bown & Westgate Auto Center owner Lee Barfknecht, the singing mechanic! JerushaLee.com   

Dr. Terry from 104.1 The Fish invites you to #FirstFriday at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, with music, a word of encouragement, and FREE FOOD (if you RSVP a couple of weeks in advance at www.AdventistHealth.org/NW/Event/First-Friday)!  

Associate Pastor Greg Phillips, Pleasant Valley Church in Happy Valley!

Pastor Jeff & Lynda Mueller
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Hood River,
Child Beyond International in Guatemala!

SnowCap Community Charities
SnowCap Community Charities, Gresham Ford, Riverview Community Bank.

Reverend John Musgrave, Reverend Clark Wolfe, Trent Paulsen, & Catey Hinkle - Apostolic Faith Church of Portland, Oregon!

Deborah Greenidge, 93.9 KPDQ's Georgene Rice, and Gerutha Greenidge, and Undaunted Ministries! www.UndauntedMinistries.org 

Melissa Campbell & 104.1 The Fish's Summer Shore help women find their passion, purpose, and power in Christ with Revive Ministries! ExperienceRevival.com

Pastor Doug & Kim Franzke, Scott & Julie Hakes, Ohana Christian Fellowship of Seventh-day AdventistsOff Grid Stoves & More, feeding the #homeless with Operation Off the Grid
AdventistHealth.org/Portland/Event/First-Friday, OhanaAdventist.com, OperationOffTheGrid.org, OffGridStovesAndMore.com, HappyCamperFoodCart.com

Eldridge "El" Broussard IIIElSpeaks.com

Joy of It FRIENDZY's Dana CrockerJulie Widman, & Joy Roberts invite every 3rd to 5th grade girl to come for dinner & stay for the fun, as girls that care about friendship gather from around the city! #friendzy #joyofit

Crossroads Community Church Pastor Daniel Fusco's new book: "Upward, Inward, Outward"! 


Pleasant Valley Church Senior Pastor George Gainer 

John Jontez MontesDare 2 Believe, Jamie-GraceRyan StevensonComedian Antoine Scott, and Chris & Crystal from 104.1 The Fish!

Steve GreenPastors Appreciation Breakfast 2017 speaker Bryan Chapell (host of Unlimited Grace), Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, Portland Adventist Community Services SunnysideAdventist.org

POSTPONED: Saturday, September 16 - Ken Sande of Peacemaker Ministries is not bringing the Relational Wisdom 360 seminar to Hinson Church this weekend.
RW360.org Academy.RW360.org 

John Avery at Trinity Covenant Church in Salem

Worship Arts Pastor Aaron Doerr, Lead Ministry Pastor Marc Huchette, & Lead Pastor Bill TowneRolling Hills Community ChurchRollingHills.org  

Impact Your Health Portland, Impact Your Health Portland Free Clinic, ImpactYourHealthPDX.com 

Laura Kiel, Kiel MortgageKielMortgage.com 

Dr. Terry from 104.1 The Fish,Pastor Jonathan Russell, the Impact Your Health Portland free clinic, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist ChurchAdventist Medical CenterAdventistHealth.org/nw/event/First-Friday

Agape Marriage Connection! Listen Thursdays at 2:30pm on 93.9 KPDQ, plus Sundays at 11:30am on True Talk 800AgapeMarriage.org, Laurie Sheffield.

Please keep Don and Deborah Cline of "The Voice of First Nation Ministries" in prayer. They're heard 6pm weeknights on True Talk 800, & 1pm weekdays on 93.9 KPDQ! "Christians That Care About First Americans!" FirstNationMinistries.org 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Portland Thorns FC, PDXFCA.org/Thorns  

Candice Russell, Stan RussellHorizon Community Church - Tualatin CampusCandiceRussell.comHorizonCommunity.church 


Advantage Heating & A/C, Called To Rescue, Salem Dream Center, Parents Targeting Traffickers

ReasonChurch.com, LeviLusko.com  

DanielFusco.com, JesusIsRealRadio.com, CrossroadsChurch.net

EmbraceOregon.org, PortlandLeadership.org/Embrace-Oregon




Cor Deo Christian Academy

BridgetownInc.org, TeenChallengePNW.com

Braille, Trinity Church of Portland

[email protected], [email protected], PoimenMinistries.com

Portland's Singing Christmas Tree, Quest Events (formerly West Coast Drape).


PDXCivicForum.org, PortlandGoodFridayBreakfast.org, ServingOurNeighbors.org, EmergencyPreparednessLeadershipForums.org, Praying4PDX.org 

Pastor and College President Jerry Dahlke shared about Faith Christian College. FCCollege.org


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