About Perry

My passion is all about following Jesus and making him known among the nations.  So here, you'll hear the music God's given me and interviews that share that passion for Jesus and the nations and to help fuel yours!  (Start the site player at the bottom of the page). 

You'll also hear God's passion for the nations through my radio feature Cast Yourself In, amazing storeis of God working in the Muslim world!  Click Here to listen.  I work with Frontiers whose heart is to invite Muslims to follow Jesus.  Find your role by checking out Frontiers USA.   

Along with my work with Frontiers I co-host the morning show at Moody Radio Grand Rapids, MI from 6 - 9 a weekdays EDT.  Here to check out Moody Radio.  I'd love to connect through my e letter:  To get it click on the Contact button above right.  Or shoot me an e mail at perry.lahaie@moody.edu.

The Latest

The New Single AHEAD! 

What I’ve tried to do with AHEAD is capture what the life of faith looks like.  

This song comes out of my own wrestling with God.  Knowing that he has called me to be a blessing to the world, but wanting to do it according to my plans.  And then seeing my plans all fall apart and having God say to me:  “OK son, you tried what you had planned.  Now let’s see what I have planned to make you a blessing to the world.”

Give it a listen below.  And download it here.  And check out the official music video.

The song was co-written and produced by Grammy award winning engineer Andy Hunt and Grammy-nominated songwriter Jeff Pardo, a writer with Capitol Christian Music Group who has cuts by Josh Wilson, Mandisa, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless, Citizen Way and me.  Pardo received a Grammy nomination for the song "When Mercy Found Me," recorded by Rhett Walker Band.

Don't Be Afraid 

As you may know, Muslims all across the world are having dreams and visions of Jesus.  And this:  More Muslims have come to know Jesus in the last 20 years than in the previous 1400.  But why (!) at this time in history?  

You're hearing my conversation with Ruth Kramer of Mission Network with a perspective that may not have occurred to you:  It's certainly about God's love for the Muslim world but it's also, I think, a message to you and me as Jesus followers.

Jesus Doesn't Need Super Heros! 

Super heroes are the fascination of the day.  The reflect our world view that evil can only be destroyed by power.  They also point to our longing for some kind of Messiah.  But our Messiah defeats evil through weakness.

Surprising Grace 

Grace is amazing.  But it's also surprising.  It's surprising because we get, well, what surprises us.  We think the hammer is coming down and instead we get an embrace. 

This is my story and it's yours.  We've been surprised by grace.  And the impact of surprising grace is this:  It HAS to be shared.  With our neighbors, with the nations.  Surprising grace is our fuel for the Great Commission.  Grace is the fuel for life.

I offer you my interview with Sam Williamson, author of "Is Sunday School Destroying Our Kids?"  It's not a book bashing Sunday School.  It's a book about surprising grace.  It's a book about not only starting with the gospel, but living everyday in the gospel so that we can live and move and have our being in Him.

The ISIS Crisis 

Maybe as you hear about what's happening in the Middle East with ISIS, it causes you to fear or maybe even to wonder:  "Jesus where are you in the chaos?"

Jesus is in the midst of the chaos and He is bringing Muslims to Himself because of ISIS.

Listen to my interview below with Tom Doyle, author of Killing Christians:  Living The Faith Where It's Not Safe To Believe.

Also after the interview feel free to download the next track, my song The End Will Come.

 

At Any Cost 

In 2001, Gracia and Martin Burnham, Christian workers in the Far East were kidnapped by Muslim Extremists and were kept on the run with their kidnappers for 14 months in the jungles of the Philippines.  At the end of the 14 months, in a firefight, Martin was killed and Gracia escaped.  Hear this story of one couple's willingness to go to the nations at any cost.

Blood of the Martyrs 

Recently I caught up with Jake who along with his team were used by God to plant the very first church among a Muslim people group in Middle East.  This church continues to grow amidst the most excruciating persecution as they confirm the prophetic words of early church father,Tertullian, "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.".

Hear my gripping conversation with Jake by starting the site player below.  Feel free to download and share and/or use for broadcast/streaming.

The track after this interview is the remix of Unqualified!

Unqualifed Remix ! 

Would love for you to hear the remix of "Unqualified," from my current album, Ahead!  Press start below.

God has helped us give it new life with a sparkling remix by legendary engineer Sean Moffitt, whose credits include mixes for Chris Tomlin ("Burning Lights"), Natalie Grant ("Hurricane"), Mandisa (Grammy-winning song "Overcomer"), Phil Wickham's (This is Amazing Grace), Steven Curtis Chapman ("The Glorious Unfolding") and a host of other top Christian artists and bands.

I can identify with feeling unqualified. I believe many of Jesus' followers can identify. And the fact is, on my own, I am unqualified; we all are.

But if we hold back in fear because of this great lie of the enemy, then he succeeds in keeping us from bringing the Kingdom into this broken world. Through the poured out life of Jesus, He has qualified us to know Him and to bring His good news to the nations!

Collision with Grace 

I don't know if I've ever shared my faith story with you.  It has shaped everything I am and everything I do. 

There is no other reason I'm at where I'm at right now, and doing what I'm doing right now, than the reality of my collision with grace.  And I'm sure you can say the same.

If you have six and a half minutes to spare feel free to listen and feel free to share it with especially those you know who have yet to believe in Jesus.

And if you want, I'd love to hear about your collision.

The Insanity of Obedience 

As you may know the cost of taking the gospel to the most difficult places in the world is VERY high. Many believers around the world are facing the worst kind of opposition for their faith. Many are losing their lives.

When you and I hear about our persecuted brothers and sisters we tend to have five typical responses:  We pray the persecution will stop, we pray that the persecuted will be rescued, we desire that the persecutors be punished, we believe that democracy and civil rights are the answer and finally we believe we need to send money so the persecuted will be rescued.

In Nik Ripken’s book, The Insanity of Obedience, we see that none of these responses seemingly are biblical.  Give a listen and/or feel free to download.
 

On The Road

Perspectives

Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Northville, MI

Perry will be leading worship and Bob Blincoe, President of Frontiers USA and one of the finest missions speakers in the US will be teaching at Perspectives, a 15-week adventure that helps us find our role in God's story of rescuing some from every tribe and tongue. www.perspectives.org.

Perspectives

St. Johns, MI

Perry will be leading worship and Bob Blincoe, President of Frontiers USA and one of the finest missions speakers in the US will be teaching at Perspectives, a 15-week adventure that helps us find our role in God's story of rescuing some from every tribe and tongue. www.perspectives.org.

Perspectives

Lansing, MI

Perry will be leading worship and Bob Blincoe, President of Frontiers USA and one of the finest missions speakers in the US will be teaching at Perspectives, a 15-week adventure that helps us find our role in God's story of rescuing some from every tribe and tongue. www.perspectives.org.