Meet our Hosts!
About Me: Hey y’all! My name is Keith Olbricht and I am one of the hosts of “Let’s Talk About Christianity.” I am a native of rural Southern Missouri. My wife Stacy and I have been married for more than two and a half decades and together we have four children: Ben (and his wife Sarah), Kaitlyn, Shelby, and Emma. I am a graduate of Memphis School of Preaching, and I also have a degree in Business Administration. After preaching in Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky for nearly 20 years, we are back in Missouri, where I am enjoying working with the Shady Acres church in Sikeston. I enjoy a variety of hobbies and interests including writing, woodworking, the outdoors, and being a dad.
One of the greatest blessings of preaching is constantly being afforded the opportunity to interact with people. Sure, sometimes I see people at their worst, but I also get to see them at their very best. One of our goals of this blog and podcast is to open the dialogue through which all of us can hopefully rise above those “worst” times to walk beautifully in the glorious light of our Lord and Savior.
About me: Hola. Mi nombre es Pablo Calderón y soy de Callao, Lima, Perú. I joined the LTACPodcast team in 2019. I am a 2012 graduate of the Lima School of Preaching and have worked with the church in Ica, Peru (2013-2015) and the church in Callao since 2015. I have also worked with Latin American Missions since 2012. I recently graduated from the university as a clinical psychologist. I enjoy fútbol and traveling.
About me: Hi everybody! My name is Jared Gaines and I work with Keith at Shady Acres. I was born in Durham, NC, but I grew up in Pensacola, FL. I got a couple of degrees from Freed-Hardeman and Faulkner. My wife, Kalena (Lena for short, Alena for medium) has been by my side with works in Montgomery; Stuart, FL; and now Sikeston, MO. We have 2 kids – Sadie, 4 and Samuel, 1. We also have a dog. We had a guinea pig for a while, but if you have ever had a guinea pig, you can understand why we gave him away.
I believe our most important job here on this earth is to “talk about Christianity”. Our souls are the parts of us that are eternal, that are by far the most valuable, and that should require the most attention. While this podcast may be super fun for both the listeners and the hosts, hopefully, it also offers our souls a power bar packed with truth and faith.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? (Matthew 16:26)