The Blackbar Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 17

Meet the Man who can Make Anything!

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Meet the Man Who Can Make Anything!

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In this episode, the hosts are joined by Troy Piku, the Kids Pastor at Grand Rapids First Church. Troy is an incredibly talented and versatile creator who can seemingly make anything out of any materials – from life-size Transformers built from recycled plastics to custom animated characters for his kids ministry lessons.

The conversation dives into Troy’s creative process, how he balances his calling as a pastor with being an artist, the practicalities of investing significant time into ambitious creative projects, and his philosophy on using digital media/AI tools in ministry.

Troy shares numerous examples of his work, including puppets, props, animations, and more that he has made to engage the kids at his church. He discusses planning ahead for sermon series and chunking video content to hold kids’ attention spans.

The hosts also explore the role of church media for children in today’s digital world and Troy’s perspective on producing high-quality online content aimed at the next generation. It’s an insightful look into the drive and abilities of an exceptionally gifted creator operating in the kids ministry space.

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