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July 2012 - Lenya Heitzig and Anne Graham Lotz

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The July 2012 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Skip and Lenya Heitzig and Anne Graham Lotz. Anne Graham Lotz is the daughter of Billy Graham and the president and executive director of AnGeL Ministries. They discuss what it was like growing up in the home of Billy Graham, her revivals, and the upcoming She Presses On Women's Conference.

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Each month we present a special First Friday interview to our listeners. Over the past years, we have had intriguing interviews between Pastor Skip Heitzig and a wide variety of Christian leaders, authors, and musicians.

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Pastor Skip Heitzig has interviewed a multitude of world-renowned authors, speakers, and scholars, including Dr. David Jeremiah, Joel Rosenberg, Stephen Baldwin, and more. Tune in to The Connection the first Friday of each month to listen to another insightful interview.

Past Interviews
Photo of First Friday speaker Lenya Heitzig and Anne Graham Lotz - July 2012

The July 2012 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Skip and Lenya Heitzig and Anne Graham Lotz. Anne Graham Lotz is the daughter of Billy Graham and the president and executive director of AnGeL Ministries. They discuss what it was like growing up in the home of Billy Graham, her revivals, and the upcoming She Presses On Women's Conference.

Photo of First Friday speaker Lenya Heitzig - June 2012

The June 2012 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Skip Heitzig and his wife, Lenya. Lenya is the executive director of she Ministries of Albuquerque and author of two Bible study series for women. Skip and Lenya discussed the latest additions to the "Fresh Life" series, Live Tastefully: Savouring encounters with Jesus and Live Beautifully: A Study in the Books of Ruth and Esther.

Photo of First Friday speaker Raul Ries - May 2012

The May 2012 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Raul Ries by Skip Heitzig. Pastor Raul is the president of Somebody Loves You Ministries, which encompasses Somebody Loves You Radio, as well as crusade evangelism, concert outreaches, and film/video production. Skip and Raul discuss his spiritual journey, his time in Vietnam, and his recent film project, Taking the Hill.

Photo of First Friday speaker John Loftus - April 2012

The April 2012 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with John Loftus by Skip Heitzig. John is a co-author of a new adventure novel about discovering evidence left behind by a notorious biblical killer, who long ago wandered off the pages of history. Pastor Skip and John will be discussing The Wayward Son and how spiritual themes were incorporated into the adventure novel.

Photo of First Friday speaker Chuck Smith - March 2012

The March 2012 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Pastor Chuck Smith by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Chuck Smith is the senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Bible teacher on The Word for Today radio program, and the author of several books. In light of Pastor Chuck's recent cancer diagnosis, the interview was especially uplifting and encouraging.

Photo of First Friday speaker Levi Lusko - February 2012

The February First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured Skip Heitzig's interview with Levi Lusko. Levi is the founder and senior pastor of Fresh Life Church in Kalispell, Montana. He has served as host for Greg Laurie's Harvest Crusades and has also worked as a creative consultant for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. They discussed Levi's step of faith in leaving Calvary of Albuquerque to start the church in Montana, and about his innovative outreach that he calls "Skull Church."

Photo of First Friday speaker Lee Strobel - December 2011

The December 2011 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview with award-winning author, Lee Strobel. Lee, an atheist-turned-Christian, is the author of books such as "The Case for a Creator" and "The Case for Christmas," joins us with his latest book, "The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ."

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Ron Rhodes - November 2011

The November 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Dr. Ron Rhodes by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Dr. Rhodes is a popular author, conference speaker, and seminar leader. He is the founder and president of Reasoning from the Scriptures, a ministry dedicated to training and educating Christians in the Word of God and apologetics. They discussed the importance of a biblical worldview regarding "hot-button" issues, and the challenges Christians face in defending the faith.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Thomas Ice - October 2011

The October 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Dr. Thomas Ice by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Dr. Ice is the Executive Director of the Pre-Trib Research Center in Washington DC. He and Tim LaHaye founded the center to research, teach, proclaim, and defend pretribulationism.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip Heitzig - September 2011

The September 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Pastor Skip about his new book, You Can Understand the Book of Revelation. Skip discusses how the Bible unlocks the symbolism of Revelation and encourages us to read the final book of the Bible, which promises a blessing to those who do.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Tim LaHaye - August 2011

The August 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Dr. Tim LaHaye by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Dr. LaHaye has written more than 60 non-fiction books best noted for their easy-to understand and scripturally based application of biblical principles. He co-authored the popular Left Behind fiction series with Jerry B. Jenkins, which is based on the book of Revelation. He and Pastor Skip will discuss biblical prophecy and the end times

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Norman Geisler - July 2011

The July 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Dr. Norman Geisler by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Dr. Geisler is a committed evangelical and skilled apologist, who has authored seventy books and hundreds of articles. He is the co-founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary and Veritas Evangelical Seminary and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Jesuit Loyola University. Dr. Geisler discussed several key issues facing the church today, the origin of evil, and the reality of hell.

Photo of First Friday speaker Epicenter Radio Special - June 2011

The June 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features excerpts from the recent Epicenter Radio Special, which discusses the current events in the Middle East and what they mean to Israel, to the United States, and to you. We'll hear from experts Joel Rosenberg, Skip Heitzig, and Anne Graham Lotz about the events that are shaping the world and shaping the future.

Photo of First Friday speaker Joel Rosenberg - May 2011

The May 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Joel Rosenberg by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Rosenberg, a New York Times best-selling author of five novels, has engaged audiences all over the world with his in-depth knowledge of biblical prophecy combined with a vast awareness of Middle East affairs. As a communications advisor, Joel has worked with a number of U.S. and Israeli leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, Natan Sharansky, and Benjamin Netanyahu. He discussed current events in the Middle East, the upcoming Epicenter Conference in Israel, and the the non-profit educational and charitable organization The Joshua Fund.

Photo of First Friday speaker Sean McDowell - April 2011

The April 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Sean McDowell by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Sean is the general editor for The Apologetics Study Bible for Students, and has co-authored several books, including Evidence for the Resurrection with his father, Josh McDowell. Sean discussed the importance of boldly embracing a biblical world view, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and offered a glimpse into his relationship with his father.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip and Lenya Heitzig - March 2011

The March 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Pastor Skip Heitzig and his wife Lenya, by Peter Benson. Skip and Lenya discuss this year's ministry focus at Calvary of Albuquerque and its renewed commitment to prayer and the Word of God.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. - February 2011

The February 2011 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Dr. Mohler serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. In addition, Dr. Mohler hosts The Albert Mohler Program, a daily live nationwide radio program and writes a popular blog and regular commentary on moral, cultural, and theological issues.

Photo of First Friday speaker Phil Vischer - January 2011

The January 2011 First Friday broadcast features an interview with Phil Vischer by Pastor Skip Heitzig. As the creator of Veggie Tales and founder of Big Idea, Phil has experienced suffering and grief, as well as restoration and joy. They also discuss Phil's latest project, the "What's in the Bible?" series.

Photo of First Friday speaker Amy and Tim Allen - Interview 2 - December 2010

The December 2010 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Amy and Tim Allen by Pastor Skip Heitzig. This is the second of two interviews. Amy and Tim share a very personal and honest glimpse into the secret sin that plagued Tim and the resulting turmoil it brought into their lives. They discussed the powerful grip of pornography and sex addiction and how they nearly destroyed their marriage.

Photo of First Friday speaker Amy and Tim Allen - Interview 1 - November 2010

The November 2010 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Amy and Tim Allen by Pastor Skip Heitzig. In this first of two interviews, Amy and Tim will share a very personal and honest glimpse into the secret sin that plagued Tim and the resulting turmoil it brought into their lives. They discussed the powerful grip of pornography and sex addiction and how they nearly destroyed their marriage.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip Heitzig - October 2010

This October 2010 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview with Skip Heitzig by Peter Benson. Hear about Skip's family including an update on Lenya's health and his new role as grandfather to his first grandson, Seth Nathaniel. He also discusses his latest publications, talks about a the Billy Graham radio special, and the documentary Shattered.

Photo of First Friday speaker Will Graham - September 2010

The September 2010 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Will Graham by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Will Graham is the oldest son of Franklin Graham and the grandson of Billy Graham. Since 2004, Will has been leading large-scale evangelistic crusades called "Celebrations" and reaching out to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Photo of First Friday speaker Chuck Smith - August 2010

The August 2010 First Friday broadcast of The Connection featured an interview with Pastor Chuck Smith by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Chuck Smith is the senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Bible teacher on The Word for Today radio program, and the author of several books.

Photo of First Friday speaker Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin (Ret.) - July 2010

The July 2010 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin (Ret.) by Pastor Skip Heitzig. General Boykin served as the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and is a founding member of the Delta Force. Out of his vast military experience and grasp on current events, he shared why it's important for Americans to understand the nature of radical Islam.

Photo of First Friday speaker Josh McDowell - June 2010

The June 2010 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features a special encore interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and Josh McDowell. As a popular Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer, Josh will share about the importance of a father's responsibility as they look at his book, "The Father Connection."

Photo of First Friday speaker Ryan Dobson - May 2010

The May 2010 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview with Ryan Dobson by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Ryan, son of Dr. James Dobson, is a well-known Christian speaker, author of several books and co-host of the new radio program "Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson." He is well-known for uncompromising views as well as his fun and down to earth attitude.

Photo of First Friday speaker Stephen Baldwin - April 2010

The April 2010 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview with actor Stephen Baldwin by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Stephen, one of the well-known Baldwin brothers and author of the book The Unusual Suspect: My Calling to the Hardcore Movement of Faith, discusses his journey to faith in Christ, and explains why the role of a Christian is more extreme and adventurous than any role in Hollywood.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Walter Brown - March 2010

The March 2010 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview of Dr. Walter Brown by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Dr. Brown is the director of the Center for Scientific Creation and author of the book, In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood. During 35 years of research Dr. Brown developed the hydroplate theory, which offers scientific evidence of a worldwide flood.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Stephen Collins - February 2010

The February 2010 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview of Dr. Stephen Collins by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Dr. Collins is the director of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan. The excavation project has unearthed a group of ancient sites that are believed to be the location of Sodom and Gomorrah. Be sure to listen to the program to hear the latest updates from the field.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip Heitzig - December 2009

The December 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and guest host Peter Benson.

Photo of First Friday speaker Franklin Graham - December 2009

The December 2009 First Friday broadcast of the connection features an interview of Franklin Graham by Pastor Skip Heitzig. Franklin Graham has devoted his life to meeting the needs of people around the world while proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The eldest son of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, he serves as President and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip and Lenya Heitzig - November 2009

The November 2009 First Friday broadcast of The Connection features an interview of Skip and his wife Lenya. They discuss Lenya's recent cancer diagnosis and ongoing treatment, and offer a candid look at their journey thus far in light of God's continual faithfulness.

Photo of First Friday speaker Lenya Heitzig - October 2009

The October 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Lenya Heitzig, wife of Pastor Skip Heitzig and author of "Holy Moments."

Photo of First Friday speaker Tal Brooke - October 2009

The October 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features Pastor Skip Heitzig's interview of Tal Brooke. Tal Brooke is the president of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project, a ministry which deals head-on with the occult, cults, and the New Age Movement. Tal will share his views on current events and the future one world government.

Photo of First Friday speaker Richie Furay - September 2009

The September 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features Pastor Skip Heitzig's interview of Richie Furay. Richie is a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and Poco. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and is currently serving as pastor of Calvary Chapel of Broomfield, Colorado. Richie will share how the Lord has used his musical talents and fame to further the gospel of Christ.

Photo of First Friday speaker Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose - August 2009

The August 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and co-authors of the Fresh Life Bible study series for women, Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose. These influential women will share about their books and how you can Live Deeply and Live Relationally with your Savior Jesus.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip Heitzig - July 2009

The July 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features a Question and Answer time with Pastor Skip Heitzig as he answers questions raised by listeners on a variety of biblical topics.

Photo of First Friday speaker Josh McDowell - June 2009

The June 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and Josh McDowell. As a popular Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer, Josh will share about the importance of a father's responsibility as they look at his book, "The Father Connection."

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip Heitzig - May 2009

The May 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features a Question and Answer time with Pastor Skip Heitzig as he answers questions raised by listeners on a variety of biblical topics.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. K.P. Yohannan - April 2009

The April 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and Dr. K.P. Yohannan, founder and president of Gospel for Asia. After years of service as a pastor, Dr. K.P. has dedicated his life to missions and travels to many nations to speak on behalf of the suffering and needy in our world.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip and Lenya Heitzig - March 2009

The March 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Skip and Lenya Heitzig. Visit www.myholymoment.com and share your own personal holy moment.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip Heitzig - March 2009

The March 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features a Question and Answer time with Pastor Skip Heitzig as he answers questions raised by listeners on a variety of biblical topics.

Photo of First Friday speaker Shaunti Feldhahn - February 2009

The February 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and Shaunti Feldhahn, who is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, public speaker, and a best-selling author of For Women Only. Shaunti holds a masters degree in public policy from Harvard University, and worked on Wall Street and Capitol Hill before becoming a surprise bestselling non-fiction author in 1998. This wife of attorney and co-author Jeff Feldhahn and mother of two, applies her analytical skills to illuminating those important, surprising truths that people really need to understand about each other.

Photo of First Friday speaker Skip Heitzig - January 2009

The January 2009 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features a Question and Answer time with Pastor Skip Heitzig. With the need to be aware of heaven's perspective on our life on earth, Pastor Skip will focus on living on "The Edge of Eternity."

Photo of First Friday speaker Greg Laurie - December 2008

The December 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA. In this interview, we will hear about the hardships Greg has endured through the recent loss of his son Christopher and about "Lost Boy," Greg's astounding testimony of a life torn by sin, but restored by a loving Savior.

Photo of First Friday speaker Tom Minnery - November 2008

The November 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and Tom Minnery, senior vice president of Government and Public Policy at Focus on the Family. Pastor Skip and Tom discuss the results of the 2008 presidential election and how these results could impact our country and Christian community.

Photo of First Friday speaker Anne Graham Lotz - October 2008

The October 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview between Pastor Skip Heitzig and Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Billy Graham and founder of AnGeL Ministries. In her book, "I Saw The Lord," Anne shares the revival lessons she has carried to audiences throughout the world.

Photo of First Friday speaker Lee Strobel - September 2008

The September 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features an interview with award-winning author, Lee Strobel. Lee, an atheist-turned-Christian, is the author of books such as "The Case for a Creator" and "The Case for Christmas," joins us with his latest book, "The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ."

Photo of First Friday speaker Penny Rose and Lenya Heitzig - August 2008

The August 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection features Penny Rose and Lenya Heitzig as they are interviewed by Pastor Skip Heitzig about their new co-authored Fresh Life Bible Study Series. Created by women for women, these studies provide a profound experience in God's Word in 20 minutes a day for women on the go.

Photo of First Friday speaker Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin - July 2008

The July 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin with his new book, "Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom." Boykin joins us with his riveting story of how his faith laid the foundation of survival in both foreign wars and the political battles of his homeland.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Tom Fortson - June 2008

The June 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Dr. Tom Fortson, president and CEO of Promise Keepers, and author of "Manhood: Let the Truth Be Told."

Photo of First Friday speaker Epicenter '08 Conference Highlights - May 2008

The May 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured highlights from the Epicenter '08 Conference held on April 10 in Jerusalem. Listen in for excerpts from Skip Heitzig, Joel Rosenberg, Chuck Smith, and Lt. General Jerry Boykin.

Photo of First Friday speaker Tim LaHaye - April 2008

The April 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with author Tim LaHaye about his new co-authored book, "Global Warning."

Photo of First Friday speaker John Fuller - March 2008

The March 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with John Fuller, co-host of the Focus on the Family radio program and vice president of the Audio and New Media division at Focus.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. David Jeremiah - February 2008

The February 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with pastor and author Dr. David Jeremiah. Listen to this special broadcast to learn more about the Turning Point Radio Ministry.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dennis Agajanian - January 2008

The January 2008 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with award-winning blue grass musician Dennis Agajanian about his ministry in the United States and beyond our borders.

Photo of First Friday speaker Joel C. Rosenberg - December 2007

The December 2006 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with author Joel Rosenberg about his prophetic books on the end times.

Photo of First Friday speaker Greg Laurie - November 2007

The November 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA.

Photo of First Friday speaker Jack Munday and Jonathan Olford - November 2007

The November 2006 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Jack Munday and Jonathan Olford about the Billy Graham Evangelic Association's Rapid Response Team Conferences.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Kevin Leman - September 2007

The September 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Christian psychologist, award-winning author, and radio and television personality Dr. Kevin Leman. Skip and Dr. Leman discussed Leman's latest book, "Running the Rapids," in which he compares raising teenagers to whitewater rafting. Listen to the broadcast to hear Kevin's advice about raising responsible, rather than happy, children.

Photo of First Friday speaker Stephen Baldwin - August 2007

The August 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Stephen Baldwin, actor and founder of Breakthrough Ministry.

Photo of First Friday speaker Randy Alcorn - July 2007

The July 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with
Randy Alcorn, founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them.

Photo of First Friday speaker Joel C. Rosenberg - June 2007

The June 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Best-Selling Author and speaker Joel C. Rosenberg.

Photo of First Friday speaker Randy Travis - May 2007

The May 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with
Country and Christian musician, Randy Travis.

Photo of First Friday speaker Ken Ham - April 2007

The April 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with
Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis (AiG).

Photo of First Friday speaker Jesse Rich - February 2007

The February 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Jesse Rich, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Jinja.

Photo of First Friday speaker Dr. Nelson Walker - January 2007

The January 2007 First Friday broadcast of the Connection featured an interview with Dr. Nelson Walker, the Dean of Academics for Calvary of Albuquerque's School of Ministry and Shepherds School.