Together we help people discover and worship Jesus.
Praise Live is a place where passionate lovers of Jesus come together to worship Him. Our vision is to see every tribe and nation experiencing Jesus together. (See: Psalm 67).
We began in a small town in rural Minnesota with a big vision. We saw people around us who had no idea who God is. They have heard about Him, but they have never really met Him in a personal way. In 1995, God spoke to us about changing our format to reach people with worship music, scripture and stories of hope. Now – we are seeing the vision being fulfilled! People are worshipping all over the world.
Many are coming to meet Jesus! God is restoring broken lives and filling them with purpose and hope. As you listen to the praise and worship on Praise Live, we pray you will experience Jesus. We pray you will look for the one around you who needs the hope, healing and a fresh revelation of who Jesus is. And we pray God will richly bless you as you seek Him.
David McIver, Executive Director
David and his wife, Sherrie, joined the PraiseLive team in 1985. He has continuously shepherded the ministry’s growth from one FM signal out of Osakis, MN to several FM signals, satellite broadcasts, online streaming, domestic and international affiliates and a worldwide app. David is a chapel leader with Baseball Chapel, serving Major League Baseball players including the Minnesota Twins. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Bethel University.
Tim McDermott, Chief Operations Officer
Tim and his wife, Trudy, joined PraiseLive in July 2018 to grow the team and further equip PraiseLive for international broadcasting. Tim served as President and General Manager of KSBJ in Houston for 27 years, founded Christian Music Broadcasters, and was a Field Reviewer with Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio, TV, and Film from Oral Roberts University as well as a Masters in Professional Accounting from University of Texas.
Wayne Pederson, Global Ambassador
PraiseLive is honored to have Wayne pursuing worldwide connections to help every tribe and nation experience Jesus. His background includes leading Reach Beyond and senior leadership positions at Moody Broadcasting, National Religious Broadcasters, Christian Music Broadcasters, and Northwestern Media (KTIS). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, TV, and Psychology as well as a Master of Theology from Free Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Dave Hartman, Director of Engineering & Technology
Dave attended school for Electronics and Audio Technology. His work experience is vast, ranging from Technical Director to Live Event Production to Audio, Video & Lighting Installation. Dave is married and has three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, loves the outdoors and grand adventures–he even has his pilot’s license!
Liz Hedine, Donor Relations & Events
When Liz isn’t developing relationships or ministering to our listening family, you might find her bow hunting, riding her Harley or spending time with her husband and two grown children. Liz is an alumna of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.
Patrick Lambert, Accountant
When Patrick isn’t crunching numbers, discipling men or working to equip people against trafficking of others, you can find him with his wife and three daughters enjoying the “The land of 10,000 Lakes.” Patrick is well versed in Non-Profit Taxes & Accounting and attended the University of Minnesota for Theatre, English and Education.
Sherrie McIver, Music Director
In 10 years of leading worship in church, and 20 years as Music Director, Sherrie has a passion for people to experience the presence of God. She is a graduate of Oak Hills Bible College and serves with Baseball Chapel in hosting Bible studies for the Minnesota Twins women.
Trudy McDermott, Prayer Coordinator
Trudy loves to pray for our listeners and see God move in their lives. She is encouraged to see the doors that God is opening for PraiseLive to take worship music globally. Trudy is married to Tim and they have three grown daughters, two son-in-laws and six adorable grandchildren.
Joseph Kebbie, Africa Director
Tonja Ward, Marketing + Strategic Partnerships
Tonja joined praiseLive in January 2020 to help advance the ministry’s growth and expansion locally and globally. She is passionate about uniting communities by finding relevant and practical ways to share Jesus through media. Tonja brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, community outreach initiatives, marketing, promotions, and event planning. Tonja served as the Director of Promotions and Outreach at KSBJ in Houston, TX, and as an advancement consultant and mid-day host for WOW Radio in Pensacola, FL. She is a NY licensed attorney and a youth worship leader. She and her husband Charlie, have been married for 25 years and are blessed with three children.