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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Walking With WYN

"I recently met James "the jesus guy" in Vero Beach Florida, and i got some fantastic photos of him.

So today i was killing a hour before i had to pick my father up from a meeting and i saw a man who looked like Jesus walking down a major road bare foot, so having my camera on me i instantly turned around and snapped some shots of him while he was walking. I then decided to get out of the car and talk to him, i talked to him for almost a hour and even walked about a mile with him as he was heading to Tampa.

He never once pressed Religion on me, he asked about my beliefs but never went further than that, i then brought it up later on. He was the most warmhearted man i have ever met in my life and if anyone ever sees him, i really think you should take the time to talk to him.

I am not a very religious person and its a rather hot topic with me, but after speaking with him i feel my spiritual beliefs have become more open.


Thanks Cameron for sharing your story and your photos!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day in Fort Pierce

I live and work in Fort Pierce, Florida. I work at St. Anastasia Church and James was at Mass this morning and talked to the children (we have a school) about trusting God. It was a special Veteran's Day Mass so the church was packed. I talked to him for awhile. He is so cool. A couple of teachers were concerned for the children, so they called the cops. After questioning him for a while, they finally left. His feet are amazingly good after walking all over the world barefoot. He has a TOTAL trust in God. We all asked him to pray for us. And we in turn will pray for him. Thanks. I can't wait to get the documentary about him.
God bless, Darlene

Thanks Darlene for contacting us and sharing your story. It's great to hear where "What's Your Name?" is, what he is up to and how he touches people.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

WYN in Rome!

"What's Your Name?" was scheduled to arrive back from his trip in Italy on Friday, October 30th. On his trip, WYN and Father Anton, visited the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi during the festival devoted to the saint. The two also met with an undisclosed Cardinal in the Vatican. Sounds like "What's Your Name?" had an excellent trip overseas! Let us know if anyone has any other updates!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tell Us Your Story

We are pleased to share Dulce Maria Medina's story of her first encounter with "What's Your Name?" Thanks so much to Dulce Maria. If you would like to tell your story, please send it to us at

"About 4 years ago on a hot Atlanta day he was walking barefoot on a back road leading to a church & I had recognized him from a magazine I had looked at in the year 2000 so I was happy to turn around & start talking with him & asking questions....clearly he is special he told me to go to church every Sunday go to confession & have god in my life I asked him if he could come to my house & meet my Mom & bless my house & he agreed....& -I never pick up strangers!- my Mom doesn't speak English but that was no problem because he spoke fluent Spanish...he blessed me he blessed my mom & blessed my house it was so special I truly believe this man is special from god then I dropped him off at church & came back with my godmother so she can meet him & he blessed her too...then this Mexican guy who had been driving him around & staying with told me to tell him if he would accept money so he can use on his journey but the Jesus Guy got very upset & would not accept one dime he told me the Mexican was offending him...the guy was going to give him a lot of money too...this is how I know truly this guy is not a fake he is genuinely real & all he wants to do is get all of us close to our god & be blessed...I feel so lucky to have met him & will never forget! I hope he remembers me! He is a blessing from God & a great Man!!!
Dulce Maria Medina"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Preaching at New Heights

Morten from Norway shared with us how he met "What's Your Name?" on a plane ride from Mexico City to Frankfurt, Germany earlier this month. We suspect that his plane ride was one of the legs of "What's Your Name?"s trip to Italy. Morten said WYN was a "very interesting guy, I enjoyed his company. He told me about the film."

Thanks Morten, we hope you enjoy the DVD.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"What's Your Name?" has made it to Rome!

We have been informed that "What's Your Name?" has been spotted in Rome eating pizza!

Thanks B.K. for the information.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"What's Your Name?" in LaPlace, LA

"What's Your Name?" visited the Perpetual Adoration Chapel in LaPlace, LA. The people of the Perpetual Adoration Chapel were touched and would like to wish "What's Your Name?" well on his journey. Also, the AP Louisiana News did a wonderful article on the visit.

Thanks to Linda for the information!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Anna, from Garyville, LA, saw a man wearing a white robe and no shoes carrying a Bible, walking along a levee in Louisiana. Could it be "What's Your Name?"? If so, we encourage anyone who spots him to please let us know about their sighting.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"What's Your Name?" Speaks in NJ

On September 11th( last Friday), "What's Your Name?" was a special guest speaker at mass in Saint Aloysius School in Jackson, New Jersey, and was a big hit. The school and community gathered as the first mass of the school year was celebrated in the new church by the Parish’s new associate priest, Father Brian Woodrow. Those who lost their life in the attacks on September 11th were also remembered with honor and in prayer. The school would like to thank him and wish him luck as he continues his walk with the Lord.

Thanks to Olive for the information!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Breaking News!

“What’s Your Name?” is driving from South Jersey to Larchmont, New York, to meet up with Father Benedict Groeschel (as seen on EWTN). If you spot him let us know!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Barefoot Wonder Alert!

We have received some information that "What's Your Name?" is in Central Jersey, traveling south along the shore. Keep an eye out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"What's Your Name?" Heads to Rome!

Director, Sean Tracey, has recently spoken with "What's Your Name?" with his updated travel plans. "What's Your Name?" is heading down to Panama City to catch his flight, which is scheduled to leave on October 2nd for the Vatican and Rome. He will be meeting up with his friend, Father Anton, and will spend the remainder of October, returning on the 28th.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Double Take in NJ

Yesterday we got a call from Gino who spotted "What's Your Name?" on the road in Hampton, NJ. Gino reported, "It's 95 degrees out and he's walking barefoot on hot pavement. How can anyone do that? He wouldn't accept shoes from me, nor take any money." Gino said he turned the car around after doing a double-take of the robed man on the side of the road. The sight of "What's Your Name?" totally took him off guard, Gino said, "I'm scratching my head!" He was also surprised that "What's Your Name?" was so clean despite his lifestyle of being on the road. "It's a miracle!" he concluded.
Gino gave "What's Your Name?" a ride to the St. Ann's Church in Asbury, NJ. Thanks, Gino, for calling in. Many followers of WYN's journey want updates and to learn where he is and ideas of where he might be headed.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Others on a Spiritual Quest

If you live between Roanoke, VA and Washington D.C. you may have seen a group of six strangely familiar robed figures. No these are not Jesus Guy impostors, nor are they Jedi-wannabes on their way to a Star Wars convention. These men are Franciscan friars on a modern day quest for God.

For six weeks these brothers walked over 300 miles of Virginia’s country roads and highways with little more than the robes on their backs, the sandals on their feet, and a strong belief in the good of mankind. They survived by eating only when food was offered to them and sleeping under what shelter could be found. In exchange they offered wisdom, guidance, and conversation for whoever sought their council. Sound familiar? Those of you who’ve followed our film’s protagonist, "What’s Your Name?", and his journey will find this very familiar. The only difference; "What’s Your Name?" has been doing this for over 15 years now—pretty much non-stop.

The Washington Post reported, that after reaching their destination, a monastery near Catholic University, the Franciscan friars spent the day reminiscing about the journey, the goodness of man, and preaching their message; “Anything can happen when you live in the moment, one step at a time, but to find that out you have to be willing to take that one step.”

Read the whole article, “Friars Trudge 300 Miles and Find Kindred Souls on the Way” by William Wan, in The Washington Post.

Photo courtesy Marcus Yam- The Washington Post. To view the full photo gallery click here.

Trip to Italy postponed

There has been a change of plans pertaining to "What's Your Name's?" trip to Italy. His trip has been postponed until Oct. 2nd and will be flying out of Miami. His flight and ticket are confirmed and word has it he is very excited.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Trip to Italy fast approaching

The time for "What's Your Name?" to begin his trip to Italy is fast approaching. In less than a week, hopefully without any serious delays, WYN should be in warm, sunny Italy preaching humble living and faith-driven discipline. How will he be received? Will he accomplish what he has set out to do there? Will he have an audience with the Pope? More to come... keep an eye out for him if you happen to be there!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Cinderella Story of the Jesus Guy

A "Whats Your Name?" encounter in Mahanoy City, PA spawns plenty of questions with more answers than expected.

Seeing a white cloaked, barefooted man walking up a hill, Jesse, on his way home from Mahanoy City stopped to offer a lift to who he thought was "a nut". However, after some deep conversation he soon realized that the man, "Whats Your Name?" a.k.a. The Jesus Guy, is much more. "I really expected a load of crap, but in the end he answered all my questions." WYN was offered dinner and was brought to the Church in Allentown at 11th St. and Tilghman where he gave some advise on praying and received Jesse's phone number. Coincidentally enough, WYN left his sandal in Jesse's car, putting to use the suggestion to call if he needed anything! A near Cinderella story that shows how the world works in mysterious ways!

Tomorrow Jesse hopes to return the sandal to WYN and bring him back to the Church in Mahanoy City where Mother Theresa used to pray.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

WYN to speak at Delano, PA Church

"What's Your Name?" has been invited to attend and speak at a service on:

July 5th @ 8:00am
Faith UCC Church
Delano, PA

Thanks to Trish and her family, we hope you had an enjoyable experience meeting WYN, and thanks again for passing on his message.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Coincidence or a Divine Hand at Work?

Making a few pit stops before his trip to Italy, below is an encounter with a recent sighting of "What's Your Name?" and his profound impact on a family's life.

[Click here to read the story]

Thank you Sean from Harleigh, PA for sharing this amazing story!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Italy or Bust

It's official, "What's Your Name?" has his ticket and is ready to jet off to Italy!
Father Anton and "What's Your Name?" plan on departing on August 11th and will visit the Vatican City for the first week then go separate ways.
"What's Your Name?" plans on staying in for a few months.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Hills are alive with the sound of The Jesus Guy

ORF of Austria will be broadcasting The Jesus Guy Tuesday, June 2nd at
10:30pm. Anyone that receives the ORF 2 channel will be able view the
showing in the USA, 4:30pm (EMT).


Looks like all is a "go" for "What's Your Name's?" trip to Rome and the Vatican. Passport. Check.
Ticket. Check.
Traveling Companion. Check. (A Priest friend, Fr. Anton Ba Phan)
Shoes... unnecessary?
Through the generosity of friends of WYN, who donated frequent flier miles for his ticket, our barefoot evangelist will be making his way to Rome and the Vatican on August 11th. Bon Voyage, and good luck!

Perhaps, "What's Your Name?" will have and audience with the Pope? (You never know!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

If you’re ever in...

The Jesus Guy MySpace page recently received a message to pass along to "What’s Your Name?" from Jacquie in Shenandoah, PA. Recently providing "What’s Your Name?" with a ride on Sunday, May 24, Jaquie told us that she thoroughly enjoyed her conversation with him. Jacquie wishes she could have had more time to talk to him, saying her interaction was “enlightening.”
So... "What’s Your Name?", if you are ever in Drums, PA, stop by the Pilot Truck Stop because Jacquie’s co-workers would love to meet and talk to you!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Ken, a fellow-follower, spotted "What's Your Name?" yesterday, Sunday, May 10 on 15th Street in Hazelton, PA. Ken spoke with "What's Your Name?" for about 10 minutes and sent us this photo. Thanks Ken for keeping us posted on the whereabouts of "What's Your Name!"

Have you spotted "What's Your Name?" Send us the info (where, when and what you discussed)!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Late Night Sighting

Jacqueline Dormer, a photojournalist for the Republican-Herald, could not help but snap a photo of "What's Your Name?" when she spotted him on her walk home, in Pottsville, PA. She remembered him from a story that her paper covered several years ago. She emailed Sean, to inform him of her recent sighting of "What's Your Name?" Within the email she told Sean that she had blogged about her encounter on her own site and mentioned "He ["What's Your Name?"] told me about the documentary and it looks incredible!" To read her blog click here.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Interview with John Gaspard

Recently, Sean Tracey, director of The Jesus Guy, interviewed with John Gaspard of Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts on the documentary process of the video and what drew him to "What’s Your Name’s?" story. To view the article, visit the post here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spotted Again

Here is a photo from April 28th of “What’s Your Name?” talking with a driver at a car wash. Thanks Maria, it seems he has been very busy and has decided to spend some time in and around Hazelton, PA.

Have you spotted “What’s Your Name?" Send us the info; where, when, what you discussed, and any pictures you might want to share.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Taking to the Air!

With the help of Mayor Louis J. Barletta of Hazleton, PA, "What's Your Name?"is working on getting his passport. "What's Your Name?"anticipates traveling to Italy soon. Stay tuned to see where else his travels bring him!

Where in the World is What's Your Name?!

He's on the move again. If you've encountered him ("What's Your Name?", James Joseph, The Jesus Guy) please share with us when and where you saw him. Click on "Comment" below to share!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Double Take

Continuing on his journey, "What’s Your Name?" has been spotted in Gaithersburg, Maryland on March 31. "What’s Your Name?" made a stop at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church and was recognized from a previous appearance there. The call came in from Bill who recalls meeting "What’s Your Name?" a few years back saying "He seems real! He's been doing this too long to be a fake."

Monday, February 2, 2009

5 Chances to Catch The Jesus Guy

The Spirit in the House Festival is showing not one, not two but five screenings of The Jesus Guy. All screenings will be shown at the Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, which is located at 511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. The film will be screened during the following days and times:
February 27th at 7 pm
February 28th at 4 pm
March 1st at 2:30 pm
March 4th at 8:30 pm
March 6th at 7 pm

For more information about The Spirit in the House Festival visit their website.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tune in Hazleton

"What's Your Name?" will appear tonight on the Local News broadcast at 5:30pm on Cable Channel 13 in the Hazleton, PA. If you are not in the area, you can stream the live broadcast online, click here. If you miss the broadcast, you can watch it in "past shows" at (Sam-Son Productions). There may be more shows coming up this week featuring "What's Your Name?" Tune in!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tracking What's Your Name

"What's Your Name?" has currently been spotted January 24 at the St. Francis Church in Allentown, PA. After spending 3 days at St. Francis Church, "What's Your Name?" continued his journey to his next stop to Sacred Heart Church in Hazleton, PA. First he was given a ride to Schnecksville, but braved the rest of the way on foot in frigid 28 degree weather. Hopefully, he will arrive before the looming snow storm.