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Man of Many Hats Pt 1

It's Time to Man Up! / Nikita Koloff

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It's Time to Man Up!
Nikita Koloff
It's Time to Man Up!
Nikita Koloff
It's Time to Man Up!
Nikita Koloff
It's Time to Man Up!
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It's Time to Man Up!
Nikita Koloff
It's Time to Man Up!
Nikita Koloff

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But most of all, thank you for listening and for choosing the Truth Podcast Network. The following contest is set for one flaw. Introducing first, from Lithuania, he weighs 123 kilos, the Russian nightmare, Nikita Kolov. Now, the devil's nightmare. Welcome back to another episode of It's Time to Man Up. Well, we're back to the Man Up show. Nikita Kolov, your one and only host. Hey, it's great to have you back each and every week.

I just want to say thank you right at the top of this show, to say thank you to every one of you who are so faithful in helping one spread the word, but also dialing in every week, listening, whether it's on the Truth Radio Network or this podcast, Man Up, Q&A with Kolov. And I've got a super special interview today. You know, I say that every week, I guess, don't I? Well, but, like, I really mean it though, actually. Like, I really do. Like, every guest I have, to me, is special. And this guy certainly is no different.

Joshua Gillum, welcome to the Man Up show. Hey, Nikita. So glad to be here with you. Thank you.

Well, it's great to have you back with us. And I'm excited. You've launched a new business venture. We're going to talk about that.

I'll just kind of tease the audience with that opening. But before we get there and talk about what you've delved into, something super exciting that I know a lot of people are going to be interested in, let's get a little backstory first. You and I go back now quite a few years now. I think we crossed paths back in the nutritional days.

Would that be correct and accurate? Yeah, I often think back to that. I think it was probably 2007, 2008, we came into proximity, and by the grace and mercy of God, developed a wonderful friendship and have walked together deeper and deeper each year since then. And so, yeah, kind of a long, productive relationship in the Lord. I'm proud to say that the Lord has been able to knit our hearts together.

Yeah, and it's been an interesting journey because, I mean, when I think about our backgrounds, and this should be interesting for others out there, developing friendships and relationships, because we have different upbringings, different backgrounds. You know, I grew up, essentially, I view it as unchurched. I didn't grow up a regular church, a tender, and maybe in my very younger days. My sister had shared with me recently, which I have no recollection of this, Josh, but she says when I was a little tyke, a little tiny guy, apparently we did every, I guess, go to church some, but she said I would dress up in a little bow tie and be all neat and proper, and I'm like, wait, what? The Russian nightmare in a bow tie.

Get a visual of that, folks. We can bring the bow tie back. Yeah, I guess I need to bring the bow tie back. But she was sharing, we just had a recent family outing in northern Minnesota with a family, just a lot of family time, quality time, and just sharing stories.

Wonderful. She was sharing these with my younger daughters, Kendra and Colby, and I'm like, okay, I just don't even, she was talking about how neat I was and organized I was. I'm like, well, I guess that has carried on into later life. But for you, you grew up Catholic, right? Yeah, I grew up, well, let's see, it's a little varied, but the majority of my experience as a middle schooler, high schooler, began attending the Catholic church with my grandparents, and then walked in that from the time I was about 13 years old up until I was 36 years old. Prior to that, my parents were people of faith, but struggled in how to apply that, but I always like to tell the story that while I was in the womb, my mother read the whole New Testament to me out loud.

So I was hearing the word from the very beginning, praise God. Did you leap in the womb? That's the question.

Or maybe we have to ask her, right? I don't think I was that much of a saint. I'm reminded of when Mary walked in and carrying Jesus in her womb, and John the Baptist leaped in the womb, right? Oh, yeah. When he heard her voice. That's pretty amazing though. So wait a minute, so pause, let's pause right there for our listeners. Your mom read the entire New Testament while you were in the womb.

That's right. And she says, always be careful what you pray for, because her prayer was, at that time, she had had a conversion moment while she was pregnant with me. And she said that she just prayed that God would use me mightily in his kingdom, and she dedicated to reading the whole New Testament to me while I was still in the womb. So praise God for parents.

Like all parents, I don't always make the right decisions, but boy, did she ever make a good decision with that one. Wow, that's pretty amazing. I don't know personally of any other stories like that. I've heard other stories of parents, the dad talking to the baby in the womb, or even mom or whatever, but I did not know that about your story. And I know, so you kind of fast forward, I know going back to when we met, you and I had had some conversations, you had had some pretty in-depth conversations with two mutual friends, David Graham and Jeff James, about faith and about, if you want to say, religion and that sort of thing as well, right?

Yeah, absolutely. I mean, if I look back at my past during the time from when I was 13-ish until about 2008, when I came into proximity to both Jeff James and David Graham, I had lived a devout life, trying to live towards the standards and the doctrine of the Church Roman Catholic, and I was what you would probably describe as a devout Roman Catholic, and using the tools that I had in front of me, chasing after the Lord, but because of the proximity that I came into with both David and Jeff, I mean, I really looked at their lives and looked deeply into their lives and said, man, there is something that those guys have that I don't. And the more I contemplated that, the more I realized that there was just the level of heart knowledge, not just head knowledge, that those two had connected, and it overflowed from them by the power of the Holy Spirit as temples of the Holy Spirit that they are as Christian men of faith. And watching their lives, seeing their lives, and experiencing the application of that faith made me realize that there was just this gap in my own faith. And by the mercy and grace of God, October 13, 2010, I knelt before the throne of Jesus, and just really, all of that stuff from 13 up until that point, it all culminated in this moment where, just very simply, I made this decision by the power of the drawing of God. You know, Jesus, I'm yours and you're mine, and from that moment forward, everything changed. Even when it changes daily, the walk gets deeper every day, and it changes daily, but that moment of transition and grabbing on to the old rugged cross, as I've heard you talk about your Father before, and just embracing it and speaking words of salvation into my own life by the power of the Holy Spirit, drawing me into the cross of Christ, it just changed everything. It just changed everything. And I don't know how to articulate it any different than that, and I say that that is my moment of the culmination of God's plan of salvation, bombarding my heart and bringing me full circle into an eternity with Jesus. And I'm excited about that.

That changed the game. Yeah, absolutely. Would it be fair to say, and feel free to get any correction, would it be fair to say that that moment, October 13, 2010, was a transition from religion to relationship?

Would that be fair to say? I think that there are definitely major aspects of that statement, yes. I mean, because empty religion gets you nowhere, relationship is what knits our heart through Jesus. The relationship with Jesus as our Lord and Savior knits our heart unto the Trinity with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

And that moment of what I can only describe in colloquial terms as that moment of salvation where the head and the heart become one before the Lord, it strips off religious excess, and then it allows us to worship God in true religion, which of that is an overarching relationship with his Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior. So I would agree with you that the excess of religion can sometimes block us from having a relationship. And sometimes, the other is true also, that an excess of relationship can block us from holding on to what we would call the true religion of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

I agree with you in that statement, in a lot of aspects of it. I may want to, as the theologian that resides in me, may want to articulate that more there than here. But I will agree with you that, yes, in that moment, the relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ became paramount into everything that I had done and was seeking, culminated in that moment of relation that said, now, it's like the last piece of the puzzle, that now the whole picture is completely in place. Well, I think that may resonate with a lot of our listeners out there as well, who, you know, maybe they, whether they grew up in church, didn't grow up in church, or, you know, grew up around, if you want to say religion, even other religions, other than Christianity, and what separates Christianity from all the other religions, according to scripture, according to the Bible, right, is what we're talking about, that personal relationship, the acceptance of Jesus in our hearts, right? Romans 10, 9, confess with your mouth and believe in your heart, and you shall be saved, or Ephesians 2, 8, 9, right? It's a gift, salvation's a gift, right?

You can't work for it, you can't earn it, you know, not of works unless you could boast it. You and I almost share the same spiritual birthday, so October 17th for me, October 13th for you, and so that's a pretty cool deal. And now we fast forward, of course, you've been on the show before, but your wife, because I remember when you had that encounter, she wasn't fully receptive to that, but later on came around and embraced that same transformation, right?

Yeah, completely. I can remember that on that night when I came home, I can remember it like it's yesterday, my wife was in bed reading and I had come home from a Wednesday night Bible study with Jeff and David, and I'd had this moment, and I didn't have the moment in the pews. When church was over, we had like a Wednesday night church, like we often do, and when church was over, I just said, hey, can I talk to you guys? And we went into the pastor's office, Keith Kannenberg, Jeff James, Dave Graham, all three of us were in there, and they said, well, what's up? And I said, and I just told the story, I said, you know, I've watched you guys, and I just really want to go full tilt, I want to go all in with Jesus, and you know, they look like a bunch of owls on the branch, you know, I could have just pushed them off of it, their eyes were big, because they used to say, this is our Catholic friend, Joshua, who's saved, that's the way that they would introduce me to people, and it was just so funny.

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You can give monthly, annually, or one time. God bless you for making a difference around the world. You're listening to the Truth Network and But you know, then and there, you know, they just said, Well, we're just going to pray for you. And then you tell Jesus what's on your heart.

And I did. And so I came home that evening. And, you know, my wife is from Mexico, grew up Roman Catholic. I was Roman Catholic before we met. You know, we had all the trappings of Roman Catholicism, you know, for our home.

I mean, what you would imagine, you know, icons and I mean, things that I think there's value in but we, you know, we're probably a little mis-skewed, like you say that that empty religious act. And then, you know, I came into the bedroom, I said, Nelva, tonight, I gave my life to the Lord. And she kind of looked at me like, well, okay, what's that mean? And, you know, and, you know, so but then, you know, very quickly, the Lord resolved that because within within a month after discussions and talking and what does this mean? Right there and in our living room, she she knelt and gave her life to the Lord. And, you know, salvation will come to you in your household.

And my children did the same thing that the impartation of what David and Jeff had imparted to me just began to then when it came alive and me imparted to my family. So praise God, you know, God knows how fast to work for each of us because I would have gone crazy if I had had any doubt about my spouse's salvation, my spouse's dedication to the Lord. So, you know, Nelva, the Lord just moved very quickly with Melvin and, you know, to glory and to glory and to glory together. She's she's the I mean, I could not ask for a better Christian wife and and mates and Nelva. I just I just, you know, give her, you know, give God all the glory and all the praise.

Of course, the stand in the in that in that in that sunlight a little bit, too, because she is a rock. There's no doubt. Right. Well, and you bring up an interesting another interesting point for our listeners out there and realizing I don't know the actual percentages, but I know when the man in the home comes to Christ first, it's like ninety. Something percent of the rest of the family. When this when it's the woman or the wife first, I think it drops to like, you know, 50 or 60 percent or something like that.

If it's the children first, it's like 20 or 30 percent. Those are approximate numbers. Don't hold me out there. Yeah.

Hold me to those numbers. But so so so that's an amazing journey, really, of what you're sharing. And now we fast forward today. You know, I think back to like I got to witness your water baptism. Of course, you've been a integral part over the years with involved with man camp, with with you.

You've helped in many ways and we've lost count. Twenty five, 30 different camps that you've been involved. Yeah, you come and serve and so into the men and pour into the man and take take just a minute and explain to the men out there, you know, why you would be involved in the camps. What keeps bringing you back to want to serve again and again and again and again?

Well, first of all, I would say that there that, you know, there's a little bit of a selfish side to it because, you know, doing ministry, you know, full time for all of these years, as I have done. When I go to man camp, you know, I just get to sit under your authority instead of having to be an authority. I get to be under authority. And as I'm under authority, the Lord just pours out blessing. He pours out out, you know, new vision, you know, fresh quail, fresh manna every day that we're on the mountaintop together, so to speak at man camp.

You know, it was very integral. It is very integral to my to my walk, to the way that I stand before the Lord, to the way that I repent of my sins, to to the way that I hold on to my integrity as a Christian man. Man Camp imparted all of those things to me. How I how I have integrity in my time and my talent and my treasure before the Lord.

How I handle my my relationship with my my family, my wife, my children, my business associates and the church that I minister to. So so there is not an area of my life that man camp has not impacted to the positive. So I mean, the reason that I that I come to it, you know, year in and year out, every opportunity I get, you know, is because I know how much it impacted me and being able to then pass the baton to the next generation of man campers so that they can go and impact their world and their friends by helping them to get onto the mountaintop with us for the next time. So so man camp to me, I mean, the reason I go back is because I feel like I am I'm beckoned by the Lord to be there. And in the testimony that I have out of it, I mean, second to my salvation with the Lord, man camp man camp has been just hugely impactful to me. And I've said that many, many, many times that if I had to line up all the men who have poured into my life and there have been I mean, there have just been a ton of men that have given into my life that through man camp and our proximity a week each time. I've had, you know, 20 plus weeks away under your authority following your guidance, listening to the teachings that are provided through the retreats that you have probably had the most impact in how I walk as a Christian. You know, as I walk in the process of sanctification, being holy as God is holy, the teachings that have been impacted under your authority by many men at man camp has has caused me to be a different man today than I was 10 years ago.

Praise the Lord. And you've been again, you've been instrumental in giving back and pouring back in as well. And I know it was you had the opportunity, your father, a father son experience at camp at one point as well. And I know how it's impacted your own your own son and set him on a course. And so let me just make reference to this as well.

So let me throw another curveball to the audience out there. So, you know, you mentioned being in ministry all these years. Of course, currently you're the bishop of part of the Anglican Church. And so that's pretty exciting as well. Where's the church located in Kannapolis, North Carolina, correct?

Yeah, that's correct. So I operate as a bishop over Spanish language and ministry for the Orthodox Anglican communion worldwide under under the careful watch of our of our Archbishop Thomas Gordon. And so I work basically for the archbishop's office to help with missions, international churches, missions abroad, mainly Central America, South America, Puerto Rico, Italy and Spain.

And we just are now expanding into both to Germany and Spain even deeper. We spoke with our bishops there, so we will be expanding into two new countries here in the next month. So it's exciting work to do that for the bishop's office as a bishop in the Orthodox Anglican Church. But I'm also the rector, which is the head pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Anglican Church, which meets at Village Chapel in Kannapolis, North Carolina. So we have a small church of God's faithful that worship in word and sacrament every Sunday and Bible study on Wednesday. So it's a wonderful, wonderful dual role that I work for the church. Well, in more than a dual role in our last few minutes here, you know, I tease the audience of the opening by saying you have ventured into a business and that I view is really in the sense that you probably do, too, as a ministry. But so just in our last last couple of minutes here, share with our audience what you're doing now and why.

Yeah, wonderful. So a good friend of mine, Dr. Guy Daub, had launched a year or so back doing bioidentical hormone therapy. And we put that into layman's terms.

Most men would understand this as by testosterone, you know, the replacement therapy for testosterone. So he began to grow that business. And, you know, what he noticed was that he was very, very good at his side of things as a medical doctor. But what he needed was some help on the administrative side of things. So I came into the company with him as their chief executive officer. And, you know, we are looking towards the future. We have offices. We have three offices in the U.S., but we just opened a brand new medical practice here doing the bioidentical hormone therapy in Kannapolis. So it's exciting times to to be able to venture into the marketplace. And I'm very excited about what God's doing, seeing men get healthy, see women get healthy through hormone replacement. So so that would be so men and women would be a target. And what would be the is there an age range? Well, I mean, you know, everyone everyone goes through their changes of life differently.

Right. You know, I think once, you know, the studies say that once a man hits his thirties, that he starts to have a decrease in his testosterone percentages from that time on. So some people may have a decrease faster than others and and may notice some of the effects of a lower low T earlier in life than others. You know, I mean, what I really love about hormone replacement therapy is that I just had this, you know, like everything else in life, you know, it's all about a testimony. And my testimony was coming into my fifties, you know, having all the effects of, you know, fatigue, lethargy, weight gain. And, you know, as I had my physical done in December of last year, it just came back that my testosterone was it was just bottomed out.

So then speaking with Dr. Dom, you know, we talked about what that looked like and how to how to correct that. And it was life changing. I mean, you've seen my before and afters. I sure have.

The man, the man who sat on the couch, you know, every afternoon, as soon as work was over, it was just couch time. And now I have, you know, more energy. So the testosterone replacement for me was key to really kind of getting my life back to that activity level of 20 years ago. Well, and you've been doing and you, of course, keeping me and others updated on like like I know you did start doing a lot of swimming. And I think when you first started, like, I think you could even swim one lap. But the last post you sent me, how many laps or like or miles are you swimming now? Well, the first the first time that I ever swam, I did four.

And last couple of weeks ago, I think I did one hundred and eight. So, you know, I love swimming. I think that it is it is the place of the quietest time in my life because nothing can encroach upon you when you're in the pool. Well, yeah.

Yeah, I get I'm not I'm not much of a swimmer, but I know it's great exercise. And so, OK, so let me let me just ask you this. So if people wanted to know more about the the hormone therapy replacement, what is your website?

Where could they go to learn more? Yeah. Well, the our website is Armor Medical and that's A-R-M-U-R, Armor Medical. And so you go to and there is all kinds of information on our Web page there. And then, of course, they can call the the office toll free 1-800-735-0474.

And if they want to just speak to me directly, it's extension 700 gets you straight to to me as the chief administrator. So I'd love to talk to anyone about it that's interested in it. It's a wonderful, wonderful industry. And seeing people kind of recapture some of their of their youth again has been incredible.

Now, I know there's going to be some more and more and more amazing testimony. So brand new office in Kannapolis, North Carolina. I know you got one in Florida and is the other one in Utah? Is that where the other one? Yes.

We're seeing patients in Utah, Florida and North Carolina. And I know you have some very aggressive goals. You sharing with me off the air on on over the next over the next 10 years. And so Joshua Gill, a man of many hats, bishop of the Anglican Church, a father instrumental in man camp.

If you want to learn more about man camp, go to man camp dot info and check that out. And and now a businessman as well back into the business world, as is another form of ministry. Right.

So another form of ministry. So, well, great to have you on today. Hey, go check it out. And great to have all of you listening in again on the Man Up show with Nikita Koloff. And until next time, I want to say go out and live a God filled, God blessed day. And I hope you were encouraged by Joshua Gillum's story today. Thank you, Josh. Thank you, Nikita. This podcast is made possible by the grace of God and your faithful prayers, support and generous gifts. May God bless you for your continual contributions. Go to Koloff dot net and donate today.

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