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The Profile
The Profile
Premier Christianity magazine

Find out what makes influential Christian leaders tick! Hear the faith stories of a huge range of church leaders, musicians, preachers and... more

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Episodes

Leadership Special Dave Law & Julian Shellard: ‘Transforming Work’

Andy Peck speaks with two men committed to Christians bringing the whole of their lives into the workplace, including their... more

17 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Leadership special Paul Friend: ‘Leading with humility’

Andy Peck chats with Paul Friend, CEO of SWYM (South West Youth Ministries) about his book, ‘Fierce Humility: leading in... more

10 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Leadership special Simon Holley: ‘Sustainable leadership for the long haul’

Andy Peck chats with Simon Holley, the senior leader of Kings Arms Church Bedford and a leader of the Catalyst... more

03 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Aussie church planter Stephen McAlpine on why the gospel is 'suffer now, glory later'

"Low grade, slow grade, slow cooked church changes you in ways you can't imagine." That's according to experienced church planter,... more

29 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
Leadership special Christian Szurko: ‘Why leaders go astray’

Andy Peck talks with Christian Szurko, the National Co-ordinator, DialogCentre UK who has been serving victims of spiritual abuse for... more

27 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Disability rights advocate Joni Eareckson Tada on the sovereignty of God

Premier Woman Alive's deputy editor Jemimah Wright engages in a profound conversation with renowned author, radio host, and disability rights... more

15 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
Leadership special Yvonne Tulloch: ‘Leading people through grief’

Andy Peck talks with Yvonne Tulloch, the founder and CEO of the charity At a Loss. She is a former... more

13 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Mother's Day special: Josh & Debra Green on faith, family and spiritual warfare

Debra Green OBE was planting churches, preaching and pioneering social action work when few female leaders were moving in those... more

08 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
Leadership special Scott McNamara: ‘Leading your church in personal witness'

Andy Peck talks to evangelist Scott McNamara, director of evangelism at Nations Church in Orlando, Florida about the tool, ‘Jesus... more

06 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
Prayer Storm's James Aladiran on speaking in tongues with his 10 year old

The leader of Prayer Storm speaks to Premier Christianity's Emma Fowle about wimpish prayers, speaking in tongues with his ten-year-old and... more

01 Mar 2024 · 53 minutes
Leadership special Chris Curtis & Nathan Mladin: ‘Leading in an A.I. world’

Andy Peck talks to Chris Curtis of Youthscape and Nathan Mlandin of Theos, both part of the AI Christian Partnership... more

28 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Mia Fieldes: Navigating life's biggest challenges by trusting in God's promises

In this episode of The Profile, the Grammy-nominated Australian songwriter Mia Fieldes (Hillsong, Bethel, The Belonging Co) shares her incredible... more

24 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Leadership special Alun Leppitt: ‘Stewarding renewal 30 years on’

Andy Peck talks to Alun Leppitt, the European regional representative for Global Awakening- a network of churches which came out... more

21 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Lord Lisvane: Former clerk of the House of Commons on the dangers of political polarisation and the joys of church music

Robert James Rogers, Baron Lisvane, is a crossbench peer and former Clerk of the House of Commons (2011-2014). He's also... more

16 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Leadership special: Tyler Prieb 'Imaginative mission'

Andy Peck speaks with Tyler Prieb, a New York-based pastor and missiologist who is the founder of Missional Labs -... more

14 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Miriam Cates MP: Faith, family and courageous Christianity

Few Christian politicians of our generation have dared to voice orthodox views on marriage, family and sex. When they have,... more

09 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Leadership special Steve McAlpine 'Future proof your leading'

Andy Peck talks Steve McAlpine about his book, 'Future Proof: How to live for Jesus in a culture that keeps... more

07 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Jennie Allen: Preaching, therapy and the burden of 'platform'

What happens when a Bible teacher with a global ministry loses her passion for scripture? That's just one of several... more

02 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Leadership special Deepa Tharmaraj ‘Helping women lead well’

Andy Peck talks with Deepa Tharmaraj, a commercial and technology lawyer who runs ‘a not for profit’ charity WELL: Women... more

30 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
SPECIAL: Two evangelists on terminal illness, joy in suffering and praying for healing

Evangelists Carl Beech and Steve Legg have been friends for more than 20 years. They have pioneered ministries and travelled... more

26 Jan 2024 · 51 minutes
Leadership special: Jo Plummer ‘The transforming work of Business as Mission’

Andy welcomes back Jo Plummer, a founding member of the Business as Mission Resource Team, developing business as mission strategy... more

24 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Rosaria Butterfield: From atheist lesbian to reformed Christian

How did an atheist professor who wrote articles against evangelical Christians become one? In this week's episode Sam Hailes sits... more

19 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Leadership special Richard Eason: ‘ Loving the community in the name of Jesus’

Andy talks with Richard Eason who after an early career in IT and technology became involved ‘social action’ including setting... more

17 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Pastor Agu Irukwu on prayer, speaking the truth and political correctness

Pastor Agu has planted one of the biggest churches in the UK. If we want to see revival come, it’s... more

12 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
Leadership special: Phil Warren ‘ Building church community on an island’

Andy speaks with Phil Warren Rector of St. Lawrence Parish Church and St. Matthew’s Glass Church, Jersey to discuss about... more

10 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Fr James Mallon: The Catholic priest seeking 'radical change'

Scottish-born priest Fr James Mallon wants to unlock 'radical change' in your parish. If we want our churches to grow,... more

05 Jan 2024 · 1 hour,
Leadership special: Emmanuel Mbakwe ‘ Serving Jesus in church and business’

Andy Peck talks with Emmanuel Mbakwe about ‘bi-vocational ministry’. Emmanuel has served as national leader of the Apostolic Church UK... more

03 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Joshua Youssef: Stories of Muslims turning to Christ

Joshua Youssef has dedicated his life to serving the persecuted Church around the world. In this in-depth interview with Premier... more

29 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
Russell Watson: The UK's bestselling classical artist finds faith

The world-renowned tenor Russell Watson never planned to be a recording artist, instead dreaming of football stardom as a young... more

22 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
Who do you want to hear on The Profile podcast?

2023...What a year it's been! We've heard from Boyzone's Shane Lynch, Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh, Newfrontiers founder Terry Virgo and many... more

22 Dec 2023 · 4 minutes
Leadership special: John Wyatt & Chris Goswami ‘What difference will AI make to our leading?’

Andy Peck welcomes John Wyatt (consultant and academic researcher) and Chris Goswami (strategic consultant, chaplain and pastor), men involved in... more

20 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Leadership special: Richard Gamble ‘The Prayer vision - 20 years in the making’

Andy Peck talks to Richard Gamble, the founder of the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer, about his vision to see... more

13 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
Fergus Butler-Gallie: Confessions of a young priest

Fergus Butler-Gallie: Confessions of a young priest God calls into ordained ministry those who he cannot save any other way.... more

08 Dec 2023 · 51 minutes
Leadership special: Steve Cochram - ‘Cracking the Communication Code’

Andy Peck talks to Steve Cockram, the Co-Founder of GiANT Worldwide and a director of GiANT London about a book... more

06 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Lucy Grimble: Finding her calling and learning to lead thousands in worship

Devon-based Lucy Grimble has led worship at venues as large as Wembley Arena and The Royal Albert Hall and her... more

01 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
Leadership special: Keith Foster ‘Chaplaincy for a new generation’

Andy Peck talks to Keith Foster, head of contemporary chaplaincy at Waverley Abbey College about the importance of chaplaincy at... more

29 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
Ross Hendry: Proclaiming God's better story in the messy world of politics

The CEO of the Christian charity, CARE, speaks to Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes about his life and faith. Ross Hendry... more

24 Nov 2023 · 52 minutes
Leadership special: Dan Blythe 'Is your leadership open to young people?’

Andy Peck talks to Dan Blythe, Global youth director for Alpha International and has been involved in youthwork for 20... more

22 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Kate Coleman: ‘When the Spirit is left to move, women rise up to lead’

Kate Coleman never intended to become a Christian, yet alone blaze a trail for women in ministry. The first Black... more

17 Nov 2023 · 52 minutes
Leadership special: Tim Cross 'morally courageous leadership'

Andy Peck chats with Major General Tim Cross (retired) about encouraging godly leadership as a lay Minister. Tim served in... more

15 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Fr Mike Schmitz: Reading the Bible in a year

This week on The Profile, Tony Wilson catches up with the church leader behind the #1 hit podcast, 'The Bible... more

10 Nov 2023 · 56 minutes
Leadership special: James Poch & Iman Spearman 'Putting discipleship at the heart of church life'

Andy Peck chats with James Poch and Iman Spearman, both part of Regeneration Church, London. James is the pastor who... more

08 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Francis Spufford: How the critically-acclaimed author came back to faith

Francis Spufford is a child of his times. He was raised on a university campus by “serious and convinced” churchgoing... more

03 Nov 2023 · 48 minutes
Leadership special: Terry English: ‘The five areas of exemplary leadership’

Andy Peck chats with Terry English, director of learning and development for Josiah Venture, ‘a movement of God among the... more

01 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
The BBC's Edward Stourton: A life in broadcasting

Edward Stourton has been the main presenter of the BBC's Sunday programme for over a decade, and has worked in... more

27 Oct 2023 · 49 minutes
Leadership special: Shauna Pilgreen 'Is your faith being understood?'

Andy Peck chats with Shauna Pilgreen who has planted a church with her husband in San Francisco, known as Epic... more

25 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
The Christian Institute's Dr Sharon James: Challenging critical race theory

Cancel culture and woke activism are being driven by a dangerous anti-Christian ideology sweeping across the West. That’s according to... more

20 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Leadership special: Steve Robinson 'From policing to pastoring a church'

Andy Peck chats with Steve Robinson, pastor of Cornerstone Church, Liverpool about his book, 'Serve'. They discuss how he 'replanted'... more

18 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Boyzone's Shane Lynch: Demons, deliverance and working his way back to the light

Shane Lynch has coined a word for his bad boy years: “Shaneanigans”. The Boyzone singer spent much of his 20s... more

13 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
Leadership special: Colin Edwards 'Models of multi-cultural church'

Andy Peck chats with Colin Edwards, a former lecturer from Redcliffe College who has served in South Asia and in... more

11 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Leadership special: Todd Hunter 'Getting back to what Jesus intended for church'

Andy Peck talks to Todd Hunter about his book, 'What Jesus Intended: Finding true faith in the rubble of Bad... more

07 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
Roy Crowne: A lifetime of evangelism and mission

The former director of Youth for Christ, now founder of Gospel Entrepreneurs sits down with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes to... more

06 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
Bethel's Jenn Johnson: Glory clouds and gold dust

It's one of the best-known megachurches in America, producing worship songs that are sung by congregations around the world, but,... more

29 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
Leadership Special: Alan Cutting Where should we direct our charitable giving?

Andy Peck talks to Alan Cutting who has served as a pastor and planter of churches in the UK and... more

29 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Bishop Mike Royal: The Churches Together leader on unity, community and praying for the King

God is shaking things up! That's according to the general secretary of Churches Together in England. Bishop Mike Royal was... more

23 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
Leadership special: Glen Scrivener: The Air We Breathe

In a show first aired in 2022, Andy Peck talks to Speak Life's founder, Glen Scrivener, about his book, 'The... more

20 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Leadership special: Phil Boydell: Who are you 'alongside'?

Andy Peck talks to Phil Boydell, the UK's national director of The Navigators, a Bible based-ministry aiming to develop disciples... more

13 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
Rev Dr Christopher Wright: Understanding the mission of God

The noted Old Testament scholar Dr Christopher Wright shares his testimony of coming to faith as a child, and explains... more

08 Sep 2023 · 59 minutes
Leadership special: Steve & Angie Campbell 'Lead where you are'

Andy Peck talks to Steve & Angie Campbell co-leaders of Global Leadership Network UK about a series of leadership conferences... more

06 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Rend Collective's Chris Llewellyn: Writing worship songs on doubt and deconstruction

It's a bold move, and one the lead singer of Rend Collective knows will be controversial in some circles. Nevertheless,... more

01 Sep 2023 · 58 minutes
Leadership special: Judah and Rachel Cole on 'Planting churches that love their community'

Andy Peck speaks with Judah and Rachel Cole of Open Well Church, Liverpool who planted their first church just a... more

30 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Dr Isabelle Hamley: Brexit, reconciliation and encountering God through his Church

Former chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Isabelle Hamley is on a mission to normalise the subject of mental... more

25 Aug 2023 · 48 minutes
Leadership special: Lauren Crook 'Helping Christians engage in kingdom living'

Andy Peck talks with Lauren Crook, head of Kingdom Living Ministries, which looks to assist Christians in living a kingdom... more

23 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Wes Streeting MP: How Labour's 'rising star' found his way back to faith

Labour’s shadow health minister Wes Streeting MP speaks to Emma Fowle about growing up in poverty, reconciling his faith and... more

18 Aug 2023 · 46 minutes
Leadership special: Sam Reimer 'How culture is impacting UK churches'

Andy Peck talks to Sam Reimer professor of sociology at Crandall University in Canada and the author of 'Caught in... more

16 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Dr Neil T Anderson: How to find freedom in Christ

The bestselling author of The Bondage Breaker and the founder of Freedom in Christ ministries sits down with Sam Hailes... more

11 Aug 2023 · 54 minutes
Leadership special: Scot McKnight 'Why I translated the New Testament'

Andy Peck talks to Scot McKnight, Professor of New Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lisle, IL and author... more

09 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Jessica Oyelowo: Honouring motherhood and repenting of jealousy // Ian Green: Music producer to the stars

In this candid interview, actress and singer Jessica Oyelowo opens up about how being married to Hollywood star David Oyelowo... more

04 Aug 2023 · 1 hour,
Leadership special: Malcolm Macdonald on seeking God for revival

Andy Peck talks to Malcolm Macdonald, vicar of St Mary's Church, Loughton, Essex, about his book, 'Saturated with God: A... more

02 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Leadership special: Glenn Packiam on how to develop resilience as a leader

Andy Peck talks to Glenn Packiam about his book, 'The Resilient Pastor: Leading Your Church in a Rapidly Changing World' They... more

31 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Dr Hormoz Shariat: Revival is coming to Iran

Speaking to Premier Christianity editor Sam Hailes, the founder of Iran Alive Ministries, Dr Hormoz Shariat, shares his testimony of... more

28 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
Catherine Campbell: From heartache to hope

In this deeply moving interview, the Christian author and former nurse, Catherine Campbell shares her incredible journey of faith, resilience,... more

21 Jul 2023 · 43 minutes
Newfrontiers founder Terry Virgo: Restoring the church, witnessing miracles and longing for revival

Esther Higham meets the veteran church leader and pioneer of Newfrontiers, Terry Virgo. Terry began his ministry with a small... more

14 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Leadership special: Ian White on how to preach better

Andy Peck talks to Ian White, former Baptist minister and founder and host of The Preachers' Masterclass a website that... more

12 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Peter Hitchens: The Christian pessimist

The opinionated, and often divisive, journalist Peter Hitchens talks to Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes about how he talked himself out... more

07 Jul 2023 · 52 minutes
Leadership special: Jason Clark on Why leaders fail

Andy Peck talks to Jason Clark, Principal of Waverley Abbey College and former founding pastor of Sutton Vineyard on the... more

05 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Leadership special: Dr Pete Carter 'Building faith-full leadership that transforms your organisation'

Andy Peck talks to Dr Pete Carter, senior leader of Eastgate Church, Gravesend, Kent about his new book, 'Faith: discovering... more

28 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
Jesus Revolution's Jon Erwin: Making the record-breaking Christian movie

The film everyone is talking about finally arrives in UK cinemas from today. Jesus Revolution recounts the true story of... more

23 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
Leadership special: Andy Campbell 'How to coach others as part of your leadership'

Andy Peck talks to Andy Campbell, a former youthworker and qualified coach about the dangers of one-to-one work, how to... more

21 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
Peter Oborne on being Anglican, the lack of integrity in politics and what Christians get wrong about Islam

The British journalist and author of The Fate of Abraham: Why the West is Wrong about Islam talks to Premier... more

16 Jun 2023 · 49 minutes
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The opinionated, and often divisive, journalist Peter Hitchens talks to Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes about how he talked himself out of faith…and... more