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.
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.
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.
Joseph Kebbie, Africa Director
Joseph joined the praiseLive team in 2019. Besides running a youth station in Liberia, Joseph is well-respected all across the continent of Africa and has been helping Christian radio stations and other Christian ministries there for over 12 years. PraiseLive is already broadcasting on radio stations in Ghana and Uganda. Joseph will be looking for new affiliates in Africa for PraiseLive and also encouraging people in Africa to listen on their phones via the PraiseLive App. He will also be working with the staff at PraiseLive to mentor stations in Africa. We are excited about what God is doing in Africa.
Tonja Ward, Marketing + Strategic Partnerships, Weekend Announcer
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.
Charlotte, Morning Show Host on praiseLive Africa
With her Radio Broadcast Certificate from Media Village Africa and a Diploma in Counseling from The Blackford Center, Charlotte is gifted by God to speak a better story on-air and in person. With a heart to bring encouragement and hope into all her interactions with others, Charlotte has not only worked in various aspects of radio leadership in her career but is active in her church and community as well. Charlotte joins the praiseLive staff as a network announcer and will anchor the first praiseLive broadcast live from the continent of Africa!