Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us,”

This cloud of witnesses has grown over the past 2000 years since Christ ascended to Heaven. There are so many incredible stories of Christians overcoming intense persecution, entangling sins, depression, poverty, plague, and so much more!

We want to bring their stories to you. For we believe you will hear them and be inspired to pursue Christ wholeheartedly when you hear about these faithful followers of God. 

The Story Behind Revived Studios

After Troy pitched the idea of Revived Thoughts to Joel in November of 2017, they began designing, recording, and producing the show. Although it would be a year and a half before Revived Thoughts officially launched, it would fill a need to help bring church history back to life. Within a year they had launched Revived Devos, with host Nathaniel.

Since then Elise joined the studio with Revived Radio. She also envisioned a show focusing on the lives and sacrifices of martyrs and missionaries, that became the basis of her show aptly named, Martyrs and Missionaries. Revived Studios exists to bring Church History into the ears and hearts of believers everywhere! 

Meet Your Hosts

Joel is one of the co-founders of Revived Studios and a co-host of Revived Thoughts.

He is currently a resident in Kansas City, Mo and is married and has a son. He is a deacon at his local church and also serves as a missions videographer for BMW. 


Joel Bourdess


Troy Frasier

Troy is one of the co-founders of Revived Studios, the co-host for Revived Thoughts. He also edits and writes all the scripts for Revived Devos. 

He is a children’s minister who is currently planning to be a teacher overseas in Cambodia. Him and his wife, Elise, are raising support for this goal currently. In the meantime, them and their two children reside in Kansas City, Mo. 

Elise joined the studio in the summer of 2020 when she took the helm on Revived Radio. She then had the idea for and launched the show Martyrs and Missionaries in 2021. 

She is a home-school teacher to two rambunctious kids and also helps as a volunteer at the church Troy ministers at. 


Elise Frasier

Studio Stats

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Since our shows launched we have had well over 200,000 downloads!


Our shows are downloaded in over 70 countries every month!


Our shows have accumulated 150 reviews on Apple Podcasts with nearly perfect ratings!