Brian McIntyre Utter
Brian McIntyre Utter contracted a strange virus at age 15 when he started working for a small town newspaper in Central Illinois. It is a very contagious virus and really only has one symptom – a burning passion to use media to share the love of Christ. This virus led Brian to infect others as a missionary in South America for seven years creating radio, television and Internet ministries in Spanish and Portuguese. Brian returned with his family in 2008 and has since led the ministry globally and continues to serve World Mission Broadcast as the global coordinator.
Brian has been married to his college sweetheart, Lynne since 1991 and they have two boys: Jacob & Michael. Brian is passionate about adoption, having adopted his youngest son, Michael.
On Sunday mornings we give put you in the mindset of worship with our Shine Worship program hosted by Justin Knight.
As a kid growing up in Chicago I loved listening to the amazing, entertaining radio personalties on Chicago radio. When I became a Christian as a teenager and discovered Christian music, I knew I wanted to combine my love of radio with music that truly is life-changing. Even though my parents encouraged me to have a “back up” plan just in case this radio thing didn’t work out, I am fortunate to have worked in radio since I was 18-year-old. Radio has taken me from Chicago, to Indiana, Virginia, Michigan, and California and along the way I’ve been blessed to have my wife Julie and two great kids Evan and Olivia.
When I’m not on the radio, I love spending time with my family. My wife Julie does speaking in churches and retreats, my son Evan loves basketball and all sports (a love I share with him), and my daughter Olivia is crazy about animals – especially our dog Zack. We also love going to theme parks and riding roller coasters together! I’m heavily involved in my church and work with an organization called CURE International. I’m also in a billion fantasy football leagues (if someone asks, I can’t say no – so please don’t ask me to be in one … my wife will thank you).
Shine.fm has been part of my life for a long time and I consider it an honor to be part of the team.