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Love Thy Nerd
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Bubba Stallcup

Co-founder | Chief Community Nerd
Bubba is the CEO, President and Founder of LTN, host of the Free Play Podcast and the Church Nerds Podcast. He is also a full-time Nerd-Culture Missionary. Bubba, and his wonderful wife Anna, have 4 children who are pretty good most of the time. A communal gamer at heart who loves to get in and play games with other people #gameNightIStheRightNight

NCMU 18 | XtianNinja & Battling Burnout in Search of Spiritual Purpose

On this episode of the NCMU Podcast, Mark speaks with pastor and Twitch streamer XtianNinja (Christian Ninja). Join the conversation as they talk about what it was like for him to find a renewed sense of spiritual purpose on Twitch after multiple cases of burnout, and how you can be encouraged to seek God in the midst of a troubling time.

NCMU 17 | Nerd Pastor Nate & Ministering to Nerds, Geeks & Gamers

On this episode of the NCMU Podcast, Bubba talks with Nerd Pastor Nate of Checkpoint Church about collaboration, digital ministry within the United Methodist Church and how he has found peace in delegation. Join the conversation as we hear about this unique take on ministering to nerds, geeks and gamers and how you can better do the same.

NCMU 16 | MissPositivity & Tackling the Tough Questions on Stream

In our Season 2 premiere, Mark interviews variety streamer MissPositivity, as they discuss the desire to do more in our streams, talking about the tougher stuff, and leaning into the positives of faith and gaming. Join the conversation as they look at how being willing to tackle tough spiritual questions on stream can bring the curious and searching into the fold.

NCMU 15 | The NCMS Panel & Loving and Serving Nerds Where They Are

In this season 1 finale of the NCMU Podcast, Mark interviews Christian content creators and Nerd Culture Missionaries Johno, Amanda Souza, Pastor Skar and MmamaLlamaFace live from the first ever Nerd Culture Ministry Summit. Join the conversation as they share about the ways that God is moving through them as they try to better love and serve the nerds in their spaces.

NCMU 14 | Jon Rush & Grinding as a Gaming Pastor

In this episode Jon Rush, gaming pastor at elevation church, joins Bubba to talk about His journey to from aspiring professional halo player to helping to lead and develop nerd culture ministry at one of the largest churches in the US. Join the conversation as they look at ways to increase your accountable influence by raising the bar for expectation and excellence.

NCMU 13 | Johno & the Collegiate Level Ministry in ESports

In this episode, Mark talks to John "Johno" Merrit, ESports Director at Oklahoma Wesleyan university, about his testimony and how God called him to nerd culture ministry at the collegiate level.

NCMU 12 | MmamaLlamaFace & the Gospel Work in Livestreaming

In this episode Bubba talks with Jaclyn S Parrish, Director of Marketing at South Western Theological Seminary and keynote speaker at the 2023 Nerd Culture Ministry Summit. Join the conversation as Jaclyn speaks on the importance of community and how dungeons and dragons can help people find friendships in the places they already are.

NCMU 11 | Jaclyn S. Parrish & the Friendship-Building Power of D&D

In this episode Bubba talks with Jaclyn S Parrish, Director of Marketing at South Western Theological Seminary and keynote speaker at the 2023 Nerd Culture Ministry Summit. Join the conversation as Jaclyn speaks on the importance of community and how dungeons and dragons can help people find friendships in the places they already are.

NCMU 9 | Luke & Asia Filipiak and Living the Married Twitch Life

In this episode we hear from Luke and Asia Filipiak, a married couple highly involved in Nerd Culture ministry both with Love Thy Nerd as an organization and through their own personal livestreams.

NCMU 8 | Steve Valdez and SavePoint Ministries

In this episode of the NCMU Podcast, we hear from Steve Valdez of SavePoint Ministries about his youth pastor roots, calling into nerd culture ministry and how he connects people online to physical nerd-friendly churches.