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Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller welcomes Dr. John Townsend as guest speaker. Dr. Townsend is an internationally acclaimed author, most well-known for the “Boundaries” series. He’s also a business consultant, psychologist, and leadership coach. His new book, People Fuel, shows how we can fill our tanks with relational nutrients. Today’s message: “People Fuel: God’s Promises for Energy, Positivity & Resilience.”

Pastor Chad Blake talks briefly with Dr. Townsend, who says often people feel selfish in admitting their needs, but in fact it’s crucial because when we are relationally connected, we have fewer medical and emotional problems and a higher mortality rate. God designed us to have relationships with people that matter to us.

Aaron Al-Imam & Kelly Cruz perform, “Raise a Hallelujah” (comp: Jonathan David Helser; Melissa Helser; Molly Skaggs; Jake Stevens). Aaron is a vocalist from Orange County, California. A music education major from Vanguard University, Aaron teaches private piano and vocal lessons. Kelly is an actress, singer and character talent artist, as well as a member of the Hour of Power Choir. They are accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Preston Parker is a reoccurring worship leader here at Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller. Formally trained under Dr. Irene Messoloras, Preston has toured and performed with numerous choirs and organizations locally and internationally. He has also been featured performing on shows like The Oscars and The Ellen DeGeneres show. Preston has also attained many accolades for a variety of work in stage plays, musicals and film productions. Today, Preston performs “Jesus Is” (comp: Carol Joy Cymbala; Jason Michael Webb; Frederick A. Washington; adapt & orch M. Riley). He is accompanied by the Hour of Power Choir, directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, and the Hour of Power Orchestra, directed by Dr. Marc Riley.

Directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Praise The Lord Who Reigns Above” (comp: Lloyd Larson). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on organ and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Opening Hymn: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” (comp: Charles Wesley; Carl G. Glaser)

Closing Hymn: “This is My Father’s World” (comp: Maltbie D. Babcock; adapt: Franklin L. Sheppard)

2 thoughts on “People Fuel: God’s Promises for Energy, Positivity & Resilience

  1. I really like Bobby Schuller’s ministry and message. His insight into the bible is unique and gives a great historical perspective that can be relevant to modern times.

    However, guest pastor Dr. John Townsend made a joke about dogs that reinforces the antiquated and disproven idea that animals only act on instinct and do not actually feel love. He made comments about neuroscience, yet modern science has proven animals are sentient, empathic beings who truly do love people. God actually created some animals to be companions for humans. I would suggest looking up and also the writings of Mark Bekoff.

  2. To learn more about animals and their relationship with God from a bible based perspective, visit

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