AFR Live Call-in Program to Debut on September 14


August 29, 2014, Chesterton, IN

Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to announce the debut of its third live call-in program. Titled "Faith Encouraged Live with Fr. Barnabas Powell," the program will replace "Ancient Faith Today" on the second and fourth Sundays of each month beginning September 14. Kevin Allen, host of "Ancient Faith Today," retired on August 11, ending his show's two-year run.

"Faith Encouraged Live" will have a slightly different format and focus from "Ancient Faith Today." While still featuring interviews with prominent Orthodox individuals on contemporary topics, it will also contain reflections and commentary by host Fr. Barnabas Powell, as well as readings from Scripture and the Church Fathers.

"The show will be much more varied and eclectic than 'Ancient Faith Today,'" says Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager of Ancient Faith Radio. "The interviews will represent only a small portion of 'Faith Encouraged Live,' and what occurs on the program will change from broadcast to broadcast. We knew we could not replicate what Kevin Allen did with his excellent program. Father Barnabas has his own unique strengths, and this new show will play to them. It's going to be a different sort of radio call-in program, but just as insightful and entertaining as 'Ancient Faith Today.' We couldn't be more excited about its premiere."

Father Barnabas Powell is priest at Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia, and the host of the Ancient Faith Radio podcast "Life Encouraged." He will also soon host the podcast "Life Encouraged Daily," likewise on Ancient Faith Radio.

Listen to the debut of "Faith Encouraged Live with Fr. Barnabas Powell" on September 14, 2014, at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Ancient Faith Radio's streaming talk station.