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[ photo ] Johnny Cash
Romans 8:13
Perhaps the most recognized voice in country music history, Johnny Cash recorded more than 1,500 songs in a career that spanned six decades. He lived and worked at a hectic pace a pace that took its toll on him. Turning to drugs only brought more chaos to his life. But through it all he remained a man of faith, and his life was saved, he says, by his one verse.
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Michael "Pinball" Clemons
Coach of the Toronto Argonauts
Romans 8:28
Toronto's head coach is known not only for his football achievements, but also for his cheerful personality and positive outlook on life – an outlook that is rooted in Scripture. [read more]

[ photo ] James Dobson
Founder & Chairman of Focus on the Family
Philippians 4:4
These are difficult times, with secular North American society becoming increasingly hostile toward traditional Christian family values. But James Dobson, who champions these values finds strength for our times in the Bible.
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Catriona Le May Doan
Canadian Olympic Speed Skater
Philippians 4:13
The fastest woman on ice relies on speed and skill to navigate the skating oval, but she relies on God’s strength to navigate life. [read more]

[ photo ] Brian Doerksen
Songwriter/Worship Leader
John 14:23
Brian Doerksen writes songs. Songs of worship. Songs of praise. Songs that call people to 'come home to the Father', a message that echoes Jesus' words in Brian's one verse...
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Nicky Gumbel
Chaplain of Alpha International
1 Corinthians 2:2
The Alpha course movement has been steadily growing both in Canada and around the world. Nicky Gumbel, Alpha's Chaplain, tells of one verse of Scripture that sums up Alpha's success and encourages him in his work. [read more]

[ photo ] Paul Henderson
Canadian Hockey Legend
2 Timothy 2:21
In the 1972 Summit Series, Paul Henderson scored the most famous goal in Canadian hockey history, making him an instant hockey legend. But he has another goal, rooted in Scripture, that is even more important to him: "I want to be useful to the Lord Jesus Christ."
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[ photo ] William Ho
Ecclesiastes 3:11
It is a beautiful verse... simple words that resonate with mystery and a sense of the profound. So it seems appropriate that this verse is among the favourite Scripture verses of Canadian artist, William Ho...
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[ photo ] Thomas Kinkade
Matthew 5:16
Thomas Kinkade holds the honour of being America's most collected living artist. But the man known as the "Painter of Light," believes his artistic talent is not only a gift from God, but a tool to fulfill Christ's command recorded in the Bible's Book of Matthew.
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[ photo ] David Mainse
Television Preacher
Isaiah 26:3
Canada's best known television preacher, David Mainse, has memorized and quoted innumerable Bible verses throughout the course of the 44 years he has worked in television ministry. But ask him for his favourite, and he doesn't have to think twice...
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[ photo ] Robin Mark
Songwriter/Worship Leader
Philippians 2:5
Robin Mark has written songs that are sung around the world. The success he has seen with tunes like All for Jesus, Not by Might, and Days of Elijah could easily go to one’s head. But for Robin, writing worship songs is an issue of servanthood, an attitude that comes from his one verse...
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[ photo ] Stormie Omartian
Romans 8:28
Stormie Omartian looks like a woman who's got it all together. She has a successful career, a loving marriage, and three grown children who are all doing well. But life still has challenges for her as it does for all people. And in the face of those struggles, Stormie takes hope from her one verse of Scripture...
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[ photo ] Franklin Pyles
President, C&MA in Canada
Deuteronomy 29:29
When the President of Canada’s Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) denomination, Dr. Franklin Pyles, lost his 21-year-old son to a tragic car accident recently, a verse of Scripture, passed along by a friend, helped to bring him solace.
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[ photo ] Joni Eareckson Tada
2 Corinthians 12:9
A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson Tada a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. Yet since that time, unable to use her hands, she's had a tremendous reach...
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[ photo ] John Tesh
Recording Artist/Television & Radio Host
Philippians 4:13
In the glitzy worlds of entertainment and broadcasting, John Tesh has done it all: television host, recording artist, music director, syndicated radio host. How does he find the strength to do all these things? The answer lies in his one verse...
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Kurt Warner
Two-time National Football League MVP
Matthew 6:33
Kurt Warner’s improbable rise from undrafted cast-off to Superbowl MVP is the stuff that dreams are made of, and one of the greatest stories in National Football League history. But for Kurt, Jesus is the real MVP. It all comes down to putting first things first. [read more]

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