From your vantage point, what is the state of faith in this country?
I know it’s not politically correct to talk about your faith, but we have to. It’s the core of who I am and the core of everything I do. It’s why I do what I do. My faith is like my kids—I could never deny my children. I could never say they are not my heart and my soul. Yet there is this taboo in society you are not supposed to talk about the very center of your being, your soul connection. That’s crazy.
Can you describe the role faith has played in your life through the highs and lows?
The good times are easy—we celebrate. But the tough times, that’s where I couldn’t carry on; I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t put one foot in front of the other if I didn’t know the Lord is good and he is going to work things out, as painful as they are.
As more people use their phones for apps, are you worried they will stop using phones to call in to shows like yours?
We get over 100,000 calls a week—not a worry for me.
How many people do you talk to in a given day?
I talk to between 60 and 80 people per night, and 25 make it on the air.