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Matt Simpson

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SEASON 1!

EP. 1 w/ NICK FEILNER

EP. 2 w/ DR. SAM GENTLE

EP. 3 w/ JESSICA SIMPSON

EP. 4 w/ BEN COLLINGER

EP. 5 w/ PAUL SCHMIDT

EP. 5 IN STUDIO SONG

EP. 7 w/ MIKE DAVIS

EP. 8 w/ BRAD BOWMAN

EP. 9 w/ ASHLEY COCHRANE

EP. 10 w/ DALE WALTMAN

SEASON 2!

EP. 11 w/ BRIAN BLACKBURN

EP. 12 w/ DAVID A. SIMPSON

EP. 13 w/ THE MURPHY FAMILY

EP. 14 “BEST OF 2019” w/ SPECIAL AFRICA EDITION feat. BRAD BOWMAN!

EP. 15 “PASSION REWIND” Feat. JESSICA SIMPSON//ASHLEY COCHRANE

EP. 16 w/ ROB BROOKS

Guest Bios

EPISODE 1 featured my bro bud in Christ, Mr. Nick Feilner. Nick is the husband to Mrs. Elizabeth Feilner and Daddy to daughters Annabelle Ryan (5), Avery Kate (3) and Adeline Price (1) and master to Kelty, husky. Nick is an computer engineer (aka “secret agent,” see podcast) and enjoys worshipping the Lord, home construction, outdoors, and leading small group. Big time servant of the Lord, and great friend to many a close second. SSP was proud to host Nick Feilner in its first official podcast. Make sure to check out EP. 1 of the Simpson Studio Podcast!

EPISODE 2 featured my coolio cousin, Dr. Samuel Gentle. Dr. Gentle (what a great doctor name btw) is a neonatal doctor at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Sam is a husband to sweet Mary, and new dad to sweet baby daughter Waverly, 1. Sam has a tender heart tempered with bold convictions, patient care, and is a multi-talented bro that I’m so glad to have grown up with among the larger than life Italian Alfano family. Listen in as Dr. Sam provides in-depth narrative inside the work and home life of a neonatal doctor and the challenges, joys, and lessons he insightfully shares on Ep. 2 of the Simpson Studio Podcast.

EPISODE 3 of the 2019 series of SSP was headlined by my beautiful and talented wife, Mrs. Jessica Simpson. Jessica is awesome, and I don’t know why I get to spend my life with her, but I am forever grateful. Jessica is Mommy to our Milly age 6, and Sammy boy 3. Listen in as Jessica and I share about our experience at Passion 19, the upcoming Reese’s Senior Bowl, what it will take for Pensacola to become a premier city and attraction, and Jessica will kindly share her knowledge on charity work and how the Lord provided a “word” for her in 2019. Don’t want to leave this site without giving it a spin!!

EPISODE 4 of SSP featured guest Ben Collinger calling in from Decatur, GA. Ben and I first met at Auburn University while pledging to the Sigma Chi fraternity. Ben is the husband to sweet wife Natalie, and father to sweet Annabelle and little stud man Bo. Ben is the owner of Ben Collinger State Farm Insurance Agency and enjoys loving on his family, spending time with friends, sports, outdoors and Auburn football. Listen in as we recap those primal days, how we’ve transitioned from brotherhood to adulthood managing business, family and faith. It was a pleasure recording Ben and getting a glimpse of what life is like in the Ben Collinger State Farm agency and household.

EPISODE 5 of SSP featured my longtime friend from youth Paul Schmidt Paul has been married to his beautiful wife, Sarah, for over a decade. They have two brave and strong daughters who are full of life and sunshine. He loves to spend quality time with Holy Spirit in the mornings before sunrise, sing & play worship music with his guitar, eat and live a healthy lifestyle (with a cheat meal here and there), be outdoors, take hikes, and go on adventures with his wife and two daughters.

Paul and his wife have been involved with their music ministry now for over ten years. They have a passion for leading people into the presence of God through worship.

Paul and Sarah also have owned their own business Sarah & Paul Photography now for over seven years. They specialize in wedding photography, but also enjoy photographing couples, families, and newborns. You can connect with Paul through Facebook: facebook.com/paulemmanuelschmidt follow their music ministry on their Facebook page, Paul & Sarah: facebook.com/paulandsarahmusic and/or follow Sarah & Paul Photography on Instagram @ instagram.com/sarahandpaulphotography Listen in as we talk about newborns, new vision, and Paul generously provides SSP with it’s first ever live in-studio recording as he and Sarah sing a song Paul wrote called “Rest Upon Me.”

EPISODE 7 of SSP featured my celebrity cuz MIKE DAVIS! Mike is the Managing Director of the Dale Earnhardt JR Brand and has been a integral part of Dale Jr.’s success for the past decade. 🏁🏁🏁 Mike is husband to sweet Sarah and his two fun-loving, kind hearted girls Gracie and Lilly.

We talk Dale JR., the circus of NASCAR Community, Dirty Mo Radio, Dale’s NY Times bestselling book “Racing to The Finish,” and even take a call from a devout fan! 📞 #daddygene Buckle up and enjoy this fun show as you get to know the man that is Mike Davis.

EPISODE 8 of SSP featured my awesome and hero friend Brad Bowman. Brad is an amazing man of God who, along with his fearless wife Brittany, courageously and faithfully allows his heart and home to be truly surrendered for the Lord’s will. In doing so, Brad and Brittany have continually stepped out in faith in the pursuit towards adoption. 

Listen in as Brad opens his heart and details this unique and rewarding journey him, his wife, and really all their children have been on….and the night in Africa that Brad said turned prayer and patience into real action by adopting now 2 children and possibly even more while raising their own 4 biological children.

Also we discuss the process Brad and Brittany walked thru before making their first ever mission trip to India, and we discussed the bond that allowed us to become friends….PRISON MINISTRY! How real lives and souls are being redeemed inside the walls of our local prisons. 

Enjoy the hearing about Life, FAITH and Wisdom from my good friend who I respect and love.

EPISODE 9 of SSP featured my dear friend Ashley Cochrane. Ashley is the founder of Crowned for Ashes, a newly formed nonprofit ministry giving respite and retreat to ill and injured veterans and spouses as well as widows. Ashley was the caregiver and wife to our hero Capt. Chris Cochrane before he sadly left this life and entered the presence of His king in 2017. While deployed in the Air Force Capt. Chris Cochrane suffered an infection of the heart valve in 2013 which led to several strokes. His recovery consisted of numerous surgeries and intense physical and speech therapy. Chris conquered the obstacle with unwavering determination while learning how to walk and talk and eventually landed a spot as an athlete of the US Wounded Warrior Games team. 
In 2017 Chris had another fall that fractured his skull, but once again he persevered and fought his way out of the hospital (3 altogether) including 4 months of intense recovery. In March 2018 Chris passed away and went to be with his Lord and Savior. Since then Ashley has honored Chris by living out his values of joy, peace, and life to the fullest that he so beautifully showed each day since his stroke. 


Ashley bravely shares her heart on this trial, the wisdom received, and the vision God gave her to turn this trial into one of goodness and glory.
So get ready to listen in to this divine story of grace, hope, and new beginnings. Please support and pray for Ashley in this amazing new calling in her life. For more information or to find out how you can donate visit the Crowned for Ashes website: crownedforashes.org

EPISODE 10 of SSP features MY Pastor, Dale Waltman. Dale is the pastor of Life Church Gulf Breeze and husband to Michelle and father to his girls Xaris and Hannah. Dale has been a leader and mentor to men, women youth an children in the faith is a true example of Christ living a life marked with love, faith truth, grace, humility, and strength.

Tune in as we talk how at a young age the Lord planted eternal seeds in Dale’s heart thru the simple, life-changing words of others. Why equipping the youth to know and trust God’s plan means so much to him (and I), eal talk on parenting’s challenges, blessings, and we dive deep into fatherhood, And Dale shares how we can even now practically and watchfully prepare our minds and hearts for the return of Christ. 

SEASON 2 GUESTS!!!

EPISODE 11 of SSP features my cousin and missionary brother in Christ, Mr. Brian Blackburn! Brian and his wife Warrie have been serving on Mercy Ships since 1994 and have truly been living a life of service, faith, and great reward. Brian serves as principal on the Africa Mercy and Warrie serves as the ship’s Managing Director. Their two beautiful daughters Addison and Alyssa are also “part of the crew” and are students on the ship as well.

Listen in to this sweet story of life lived out on a floating hospital ship, and how God originally moved in Brian’s heart to take this step of faith, how God overwhelmingly took care of Brian’s missionary expense, and the courage and trust him and Warrie showed thru their unpredictable and surprising road toward adoption. To track along with Brian and Warrie and to support and pray for them and their family you can visit them at: brianandwarrie.com also for more information on Mercy Ships you can visit this incredible organization here at: MercyShips.org

EPISODE 12 of SSP features man, my guest Mr. David A. Simpson!!
This birthday boy is about to turn “70,” 🎉 and on this show he generously shares his life’s work on faith, marriage, parenting, his 40 yr. law career and much more. David Simpson is a Pensacola and Northwest Florida native.  As the managing partner of the Simpson Law Firm, he maintained a negligence injury practice since 1975.  He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the Federal District Court Northern & Middle District of Florida.  He is a Cumberland Law School graduate, Class of 1975 with Honors as a Proctor in Admiralty.  His undergraduate training consisted of a B.A. Degree from Auburn University in 1972, majoring in Political Science with a minor in English.

David limits his practice at this point in his life to mediation. work…”Peacemaking.” He serves as an elder in his church Immanuel Anglican in Destin, is an avid cyclist and serves as safety officer for the Emerald Coast Cyclist Club in Ft. Walton Beach.  David enjoys the company of his wife Sally, dog Gus, and the 8 (soon to be 9) grandchildren his family have been blessed with. SSP is truly honored to host this legendary man.

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