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Inside The Epicenter With Joel Rosenberg

with Joel C. Rosenberg and Dr. Carl Moeller

Jewish Drug Addict to Evangelical Leader – Part 1 #88

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How did Ken Barun, a former self-proclaimed hippie and drug addict from a Jewish family, become the Executive Vice President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association?

In this special episode of Inside The Epicenter, Barun, a friend of The Joshua Fund, shares his incredible story of recovery, working for Nancy Reagan, building McDonald’s charity organization from 300k to 1.6 billion, and his encounter with the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Barun’s life is an incredible story of redemption and God’s amazing grace and faithfulness.


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Listen to this episode to find out more!
(01:30) Who is Ken Barun?
(03:30) Ken’s Early Years & Addiction
(06:26) Working for the Reagan Administration and the First Lady
(14:41) Come to Israel with The Joshua Fund & Joel C. Rosenberg
(22:31) Running McDonald’s Charity & Traveling the World
(25:53) A Silver Ferrari & The Gospel
(30:00) Ken Accepts Jesus
(40:04) Ken’s Love for Israel and Her People



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How to Stand with Israel: Jack Hayford #87

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January 24, 2023
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Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times bestselling author & Middle East expert. He has spent 20 years bringing a uniquely Biblical view on the Epicenter; this podcast will share insights from his private meetings with presidents, prime ministers, kings, and clerics.
Dr. Carl Moeller is the Executive Director of The Joshua Fund. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Utah.
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