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Faith in Their Mission

by Donna Rhodes


The worldwide audience for “Mike & Dooley in the Morning” is a resounding answer to the universal question, “Where’s the Good News?”

The last time we visited Mike Carrier and Jeremy Dooley, they were launching a Facebook and YouTube remote broadcast called “Mike & Dooley in the Morning.” The show was off-the-cuff … and off-da-chain-funny.

It evolved from their daily ritual: meet, drink coffee, and poke fun at gloomy headlines. Every morning’s summary: “Where’s the good news?”

So they found their own good news. They took their routine to local businesses to talk about the positive events happening around town. “Mike and Dooley in the Morning” was a social media success which exponentially grew until the duo took a step back to plan their next move.

Dooley, a gifted youth pastor, felt a calling to serve at a church in Texas, so the guys hit the pause button for six months and aired previously taped episodes of their show. In the meantime, they’d been shooting two-minute faith-based messages at the Backlot Cinema studios located in Franklin. Following their interview on “This Week with BJ Arnett” on WATC-TV 57, the station asked for some of their two-minute clips and began broadcasting in Atlanta. Faith Unveiled Network (coincidentally, FUN!) jumped on board.

Mike says, “They liked us and introduced our shows to over 120 countries. Since FUN’s first airing (as of mid-November), we have been their number-one-rated show.”

When Mike and Dooley aren’t doing their regular jobs they are pursuing other fun, faith-based projects like writing a children’s book, “The Adventures of Mike and Dooley,” 10 practical lessons in a delightful hardcover book with full color illustrations. A few topics are: Not Everyone Gets a Trophy, Different Than Me, Don’t Be Afraid to Ask, Don’t Be Afraid to Fail, and Look Up Not Down. Get a copy through mikeanddooley@gmail.com.

Mike and Dooley aim for a younger demographic… those who grew up with TV, computers, phones, and social media. That’s why the two-minute segments (a micro lesson in life) are so effective. And when the dynamic duo delivers these sermonettes in their entertaining style, there is a meaningful take-away.

Catch Mike and Dooley through a number of media: Facebook, Instagram, Faith Unveiled Network, WATC TV 57, mikeanddooley.com, and mikeanddooley@gmail.com.