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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Ep 82 - Kel Mitchell: Unexpected Callings and Moving Past your Past

11/8/2022 00:31:33
Ep 82 - Kel Mitchell: Unexpected Callings and Moving Past your Past
What do you do when you sense a calling that you didn't see coming? If you're struggling with doubt or insecurity to make a pivot or outrun your past (and/or if you're a 90's kid who is curious what one of your favorite stars has been up to) then this week's episode is a must! Comedian, actor, producer, author, fun dad of four - and now, youth pastor, Kel Mitchell, joins Paula for an uplifting conversation that will encourage anyone needing a reminder that they are more than worthy of their calling. 

Kel's jaw-dropping journey had him cracking up kids on Nickelodeon's "All That," "Keenan and Kel," "Good Burger" and more... and eventually led him to answering the call to encourage, inspire and pastor kids in his church, a testament he credits to God's unique calling on each of us - "there's no comparison." In this episode Kel takes Paula behind the scenes from his foiled SNL audition to his private struggles with addiction, divorce and deep depression. He also tells Paula about his hilarious new Young Adult book, "Prank Day" ... add this one to your gifting list and the kids in your life will thank you later!

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Check out Kel's new book, "Prank Day

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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Paula Faris is brought to you in part by Open Doors. Download the FREE app at OpenDoorsUSA.org/Paula.

Join award winning journalist Paula Faris as she explores what people are called to and why, equipping you to live the life you were meant for!

These real, honest conversations will leave you encouraged, empowered (with takeaways!) and entertained.

Paula will be joined each week by friends--some old, some new--who can talk about purpose, calling, fear, branching out and the risks of pursuing dreams from their own perspective. Guests include: Candace Cameron Bure, ESPN's Maria Taylor, Chris Tomlin, Michael Strahan, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenna Bush and many more!

Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' weekend edition, co-host of 'The View' and host of the 'Journeys Of Faith' podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, Tiger Woods, Reece Witherspoon, to the casts of "Star Wars" and "Avengers".

Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She is a wife, mom, and dedicated follower of Jesus who bases her life and podcast on the foundational principals of Christianity, to love God and love people. She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.


Great morning listen! Start my day listening to this positive podcast ! Great way to start your day!

Such a wonderful podcast! So nice to listen to pleasant respectful conversations.

Talk less & listen more Paula!

I love Paula- LOVE her! However, I'm consistently disappointed when she talks about herself, her business, her past, her family... most of a show. For instance, I was really excited about the Dan Harris episode, but Paula talked the entire time. I know what she has going on. I'm more interested, during this episode, to hear what DAN has going on. It's a trend I'm seeing for most of her interviews. Please let your guests do 95% of the talking, Paula.