About TCE: Get An Inside Look At Our Ministry and Team

Though Today’s Christian Entertainment (TCE) recently launched in January 2016 on-line – the foundation, ideas and concepts of the site were already in place in a small music review site that launched in 2004 called Christian Music Review (CMR). After a few years of dedicating its content to music reviews, the site eventually expanded to include Christian film and then onto books and literature. Former radio personality and founder Jay Heilman had the desire to do much more with the site, but its name really confused visitors.  “CMR had the word ‘music’ in it’s title, so naturally people who came across the site were surprised to find film and book coverage as well” Jay says. “I had wanted to rebrand and relaunch the site for so many years, but I knew that if it wasn’t in God’s will at the time, then it wouldn’t happen.”

The opportunity to rebrand and launch a brand-new site came in August 2015 when Heilman decided to shut down CMR to make way for two new sites that expanded on what the original site set out to do – highlight meaningful and God-honoring Christian entertainment that focused on highlighting the Gospel in its delivery.  Along with another new site, Kingdom Builder TV (KBTV), TCE promises to build on the success CMR had in its eleven year run on-line and continue bringing fans content that would ultimately aid in ‘building His Kingdom’. Joining Jay on the TCE/KBTV projects is co-founder and ministry/business leader, Sean Perry, who offers the two sites a stability that will help it grow and continue to impact more and more people everyday.  In addition, Sean will also oversee finances/support, as well as also aid in securing advertisement and ministry support for both sites.

In addition to leadership from Heilman and Perry comes an extremely tight-knit and talented writing team including long-time CMR writer and lead review Laura Chambers, writer/contributors Abby Baracskai, Lauren McLean, Kelly Meade, Brian Hunter and Justin Morden.

Our Ministry Team:

Jay Heilman
Jay HeilmanCo-Founder / Live Media & Content Manager
I have been a huge fan of music and movies as far back as I can remember. So, it’s only right that I run a music related site. Right? Actually, my plans were to become a sports broadcaster out of high school; but the Lord had different plans. Though I was born in Florida, I spent my young adolescent years of life in Columbus, Ohio, and returned to Florida just prior to my thirteenth birthday. My wife, Shannon, and I have been together since 2003, and married in 2005. We have four children – Mariah, Hannah, Aaden, and Zach.

I gave my life to Christ in June 2003. In early 2004, I landed a job at a local, low-power FM Christian radio station doing marketing and PR. I also co-hosted a weekly talk/music show. When I left the radio station in August 2004, I started a site called Christian Music Review. That’s how we got to TCE!

Hobbies include: Spending time with my wife and kids; reading classic novels; occasionally playing a game or two (Legend of Zelda and Mario are my favs); and, when I am not working, you can catch me at the local Christian concert interviewing artists and rocking out for Jesus.

Sean Perry aka PDaddySean
Sean Perry aka PDaddySeanCo-Founder / General Manager
Co-Founder/General Manager, Sean Perry, also known as “P-Daddy Sean”, has been in Christian ministry for over twenty years along side of his wife, Karen. He has always loved Christian music that uplifts and glorifies the One we’re all here to worship, Jesus Christ. Sean brings years of experience from his corporate background, as well as from the his years working in non-profit organizations. His life verse is Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” – KJV

Laura Chambers
Laura ChambersLead Review / TCE Social Media
My name is Laura Cynthia Chambers. I was born on February 13th, 1988, 2 months premature, on what also happens to be my mother’s birthday! Since kindergarten, I’ve been interested in writing and reading, but my love of music only developed in high school. I was a member of my school’s online newsmagazine, The Juice, for four years (2002-2006) and a forum moderator on Newreleasetuesday.com (now Newreleasetoday.com) before joining TCE’s predecessor, Christian Music Review, in 2009.

I was diagnosed with epilepsy in June 2010. As the first (and currently only) Canadian of the group, I currently live in Mississauga, Ontario, the sixth largest city in Canada. My interests include books, music, cooking, birdwatching, and writing lyrics and fanfiction

Lauren Mclean
Lauren McleanWriter / Reviewer
My name is Lauren. I’m 21 years old. If I’m not at home, I’m at Switchfoot or Needtobreathe concert. Huge UNC, Clemson, Florida State & Alabama football fan. Music is my second language. Amateur photographer and guitarist. I’d rather be at the ocean. I’m a small town southern girl from NC, but I’d rather be in San Diego, California. I’m a sucker for denim and leather jackets. Writing is a new hobby I picked up this year. The opportunities I’ve had with this website are some I won’t soon forgot..
Abby Baracskai
Abby BaracskaiWriter / Reviewer
My name is Abby Baracskai and I’m a kind and lighthearted soul. Music pumps through my veins and I love to write about it, listen to it, and talk about it. I’m addicted to Pinterest and The Tiny House Movement. Writing has been one of my passions since I was young. I’ve been writing music reviews for a little over a year. I’m currently a student at Cleveland State University studying Communications. I hope to one day work in the management side of the music industry, preferably for a Christian company, because of the influence it’s had on my life and the work I could do for God through that opportunity.
Kelly Meade
Kelly MeadeWriter / Reviewer
Hello! My name is Kelly.

I’m a life-long music lover with a passion for sharing my favorite songs & artists with pretty much everyone I meet.

Being a part of Today’s Christian Entertainment is a wonderful opportunity to do that as well as share the incredible message of Jesus and our amazing God!

Growing up in the Finger Lakes region of New York state, faith has always been a cornerstone in my life being raised by a mother & grandparents who demonstrated God’s love through both words & actions. I’m forever grateful for the values they’ve instilled in me.
I’ve spent several summers working at a Christian youth camp where I also attended throughout my teen years. Camp has had a tremendous impact on my life strengthening my faith, developing leadership skills and stretching my talents.

Outside of music, my interests include photography, being outside learning about and exploring the beauty of nature, experiencing live music in person whenever I can, watching favorite movies/shows, graphic design, cooking/baking, leather working, jewelry making and other various creative crafts.

Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” NIV

Brian Hunter
Brian HunterWriter / Reviewer
I’m a married father of a one and a half year old and one on the way . I’m a graduate of Ucf and currently a sheriff deputy of 6 years. I’m a local christian musician in the band His Word (www.hiswordband.com). I currently live in Bradenton , Florida.
Justin Morden
Justin MordenWriter / Reviewer
Justin has always had a love for music and previously reviewed albums for two music websites. While in high school, he ran his own Christian music blog for almost two years. His favorite genres are hip-hop and rock with his favorite artists being Lecrae, Newsboys, Skillet, and Andy Mineo. Justin is also a big sports fan and closely follows the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He resides in Pittsburgh, PA where he is currently a student at Duquesne University.
Angela DiFilippo Cofield
Angela DiFilippo CofieldPhotographer / Editor
The artistic realm is no stranger to Angela. From a young age, she knew that God had allowed her to possess a creative element to use for His praise. After graduating from college with a degree in education and a minor in art, she has had the privilege of originating logos for small companies, designing graphics, and was able to build a small freelance photography business, all while teaching by day and raising a family. She firmly knows that God has opened these doors, and, above all things, He receives the glory for the life opportunities that have come her way .