Perko’s Podcast

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Episode 001: Dr. Allison Willis

On the first episode of Perko’s Podcast, we happen to be in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting people world wide. Dr. Allison Willis gives helpful advice on how to educate children at home during this season.
Dr Alison Willis is the founder of the Teachers of Australia project, a social media campaign that champions the great work and immense heart of teachers. She is currently researching how teachers balance academic performance agendas with student well-being concerns.
Alison’s career has spanned multiple levels of education – primary, middle and secondary schools, and undergraduate and postgraduate courses at university. She has experience in educational leadership, working with teams of teachers on curriculum, and as a coach in pedagogy.

Episode 002: Lance Witt

Welcome to episode 2 of Perko’s Podcast with my good friend, Lance Witt. Lance is a pastor and a friend to leaders. He is passionate about helping people live well so they can lead well. Lance served 20 years as a senior pastor before serving 7 years as an Executive/Teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He is also the founder of Replenish ministries and for more than a decade has been serving leaders and organizations of all sizes and shapes. Whether you need personal coaching, team development or church consulting, Lance can help. If you wish to access resources mentioned from today’s episode visit or email

Episode 003: Dr. Ray Pritchard

Welcome to Episode 3 of Perko’s Podcast, with our special guest Ray Pritchard. Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries. He ministers extensively across the US and in South Korea, Ukraine, Uganda, Kenya, China, and the Philippines. He has written 31 books, including Stealth Attack, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, and An Anchor for the Soul. He is a co-host of Today’s Issues on American Family Radio. He has been married to Marlene for 45 years. They have three sons (all married) and eight grandchildren. Dr. Pritchard’s hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War. He has ridden 49,000 miles in the last 22 years, and his goal is to reach 50,000 miles by the end of 2020. You can find out more about Dr. Ray Pritchard’s ministry at

Episode 004: Duncan Banks

On Episode 4 of Perko’s Podcast, our guest is Duncan Banks.
You want to see your church grow bigger than it is now, right? Who doesn’t? After 30 years in church ministry, it’s that dream of helping churches grow by reaching unchurched people that still gets Duncan out of the bed every morning. He is the Director of the Further Faster Network of churches in the UK & Ireland – (a partnership with North Point Community Church in Atlanta.) Your church is a big deal to Further Faster, so they offer amazing content, connection with other leaders and top class coaching that will help your leaders, well, go further, faster!
Duncan was born in the 60’s and amazingly, is still alive today. He is the author of two best selling books published by ZondervanBreakfast With God & The Naked Life. He started a church from scratch near London and has helped lead a small rural church to become a multi location church in Suffolk England.
Like every preacher, he is a frustrated rock star. But for the good of all humanity he confines his singing to the bath tub. His wife, Debbie is his hero. She works on an intensive care unit for babies in the local hospital. His 3 grown up boys are as football mad as he is. And he is regularly seen in the local park picking up poop left by his dog, Summer.
On today’s episode, Jason and Duncan discuss the current status of digital church, questions to ask when trying to figure out the best way to reach your audience, how to engage those who aren’t currently engaged and so much more. You can connect w/ Duncan through or on social media @duncanbanks.

Episode 005: Mark McCrindle

Welcome to Episode 5 of Perko’s Podcast!
Today’s guest is my friend, Mark McCrindle.
Mark McCrindle is a social researcher, TEDx Speaker, best-selling author, influential thought leader and Principal of the research-based advisory firm, McCrindle. His passions lie in tracking emerging issues, researching social trends and analysing customer segments. Mark is an advisor to executive boards and committees across Australia. As a sought-after demographer, futurist and social commentator Mark is regularly engaged to advise executive boards and present workshops, strategy sessions and keynotes across Australia.
In today’s conversation, we discuss largely how to navigate today’s circumstances, especially as a church leader. We discuss the importance of the multigenerational church, the level of trust your church has with its community, and how to lead as we move into life after lock down when that time comes. Connect with Mark through

Episode 006: Stu Davis

Welcome to Episode 6 of Perko’s Podcast!

Welcome to Episode 006 of Perko’s Podcast with my good friend Stu Davis from COSiloveyou, a city wide gospel movement in Colorado Springs, CO.

Stu Davis has spent the last 15 years working both in and alongside churches, businesses, and nonprofits, seeking to build unity and collaboration around some of Colorado Springs’ biggest challenges. He recently spent 4 years in leadership at Springs Rescue Mission, where he helped bring over 50 churches alongside private and public funders to establish Colorado Springs’ first and largest low-barrier homeless shelter and resource center. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade on the pastoral staff at Woodmen Valley Chapel, one of Colorado’s largest churches. As Executive Director of COSILoveYou, Stu enjoys working with the breadth and variety represented among the local Church, and has been a part of the COSILoveYou movement since its genesis in 2014.

In addition to his work in the faith and nonprofit communities, Stu loves coaching his son’s youth soccer team and serving on the board of the Community Roundtable, a local organization connecting large and small faith-based nonprofits in Colorado Springs. A recent graduate of the selective Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, Stu recently received his Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University. Most importantly, he has been married to Abby (also a Taylor grad) for 19 years, and has three teenage children (Maryn, Raina, and Kemper).

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