Listen in as Drew waxes poetic on the “Tribe”, atheism, why God might be dead and what he’s learned from 100’s of celebrity interviews.
Drew Marshall grew up in a funeral home, was kicked out of four schools, and finally dropped out after completing grade nine. Not wanting to wait around for life to give him a shot, he ran away to California at the age of seventeen and became a wrangler at a ranch-camp in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. After returning to Canada four years later, having never played a game of football in his life, he became a punter at the semi-pro level, which eventually led to NFL & CFL tryouts. After leaving his football dreams behind, Drew then began training for a career as a Fire Fighter. Had he decided to settle into any one of these ambitious pursuits, this wandering autodidactic iconoclast would never have ended up taking an unbelievable step of faith. In 1997, he moved his family to Australia with nine bags of clothes, two children, no place to live, and no job!
“I intentionally wanted to put my life into the hands of God and make a personal investment in this thing called ‘faith.’ Trusting anyone was tough, let alone God. The next thing I knew I was an Associate Pastor at a church wondering how I ever got the job!”
Then, after five years in Australia, he moved his family back to Canada and in 2003 and with absolutely zero broadcasting experience, walked into the studios of JOY 1250 and pitched the idea of hosting a talk show that was different. Drew now hosts Canada’s Most Listened To Spiritual Talk Show – listened to by an estimated 100,000 people around Southern Ontario and online by listeners from over 100 Countries!
Not bad for an autodidac . . . whatever that was.