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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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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

30 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
Father's Day special: Rev Les Isaac & Jake Isaac in conversation

Street Pastors founder Rev Les Isaac OBE chats to his son, musician Jake Isaac on the illness that put Les’... more

11 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Skillet frontman John Cooper on being a prophetic voice // Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh on taking the opportunities God gives

"Your band could be massive without God." That's what John Cooper was once told. But the Skillet frontman unashamedly ignored... more

09 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
Leadership special: Dr Pete Carter on 'The authority you enjoy as a leader'

Andy Peck talks to Dr Pete Carter, senior leader at Eastgate Church, Gravesend and founder of Heaven in Healthcare. They... more

07 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
John Bevere: Why you need a fresh revelation of the awe of God

When the Christian author and speaker John Bevere had a dramatic experience of the awesomeness of God it changed his... more

02 Jun 2023 · 49 minutes
Leadership special: Martin Williams and Rachel Roberts on ’Journeying with leadership teams to see change’

Andy Peck talks to two directors of The Lead Academy, Martin Williams and Rachel Roberts about the work of the... more

23 May 2023 · 25 minutes
Prof John Swinton: A new theology of friendship, healing and mental health

Recorded live at Spring Harvest, this episode features highly respected theologian and minister in the Church of Scotland Professor John Swinton... more

19 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Leadership special: Dallas Willard on how God is with you in your daily work

Andy Peck talks to Dallas Willard (1935-2013) about his book 'Personal Religion, Public Reality? Towards a Knowledge of Faith'. Dallas... more

16 May 2023 · 28 minutes
Rick Warren: How the megachurch leader changed his mind on women in ministry

The pastor and best-selling author tells Megan Cornwell how he changed his mind on women in ministry, why he’s ashamed... more

12 May 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Leadership special: Dave Roberts on ’God’s call to plant a distinctive church in the ’Bible belt

Andy Peck talks to Dave Roberts, author, editor and publisher who now pastors The Gather Collective, a church in Eastbourne. ... more

09 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Bishop of Croydon Rosemarie Mallet: Striving for a just and inclusive church

It's twelve months since Dr Rosemarie Mallett was appointed Bishop of Croydon. In this interview with Premier Christianity's Megan Cornwell,... more

05 May 2023 · 53 minutes
Lord Charles Moore: The former Telegraph editor on King Charles, Boris Johnson and becoming Catholic

The Eton-educated authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher, whose full title is Baron Moore of Etchingham, knows his way around the... more

28 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Leadership special: Tim Reynolds on ’reaching Wales for Christ’

Andy Peck talks to Tim Rowlands who is the newly appointed Leader of the Evangelical Alliance in Wales . They talk about... more

26 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Leadership special: Os Guinness on the special ’God moments’ leading non believers to seek after God

Andy Peck talks to Os Guinness whose latest book, Signals of Transcendence: Listening to the Promptings of Life celebrates 50 years... more

25 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
George Verwer (1938-2023): The founder of Operation Mobilisation shares his story

The founder and former director of the global Christian mission agency, Operation Mobilisation has died surrounded by his family at his home... more

21 Apr 2023 · 53 minutes
Leadership special: Ian Soars on how his charity aims to help the Church look good

Andy Peck talks to Ian Soars, CEO Spurgeon's Children's Charity, about its merger with Fegans Children's Charity, a charity he... more

18 Apr 2023 · 26 minutes
Former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones: ’Freedom in Christ is better than drugs’

When Kaya Jones joined the Pussycat Dolls in the early 2000s she dreamed of fame and stardom. Instead she never... more

14 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Leadership special: Andy Monks on why young people are the ’now generation’ in your local church

Andy Peck talks to Andy Monks head of Children and Youth at Ascension Church, Balham, London about his book, 'The Now... more

11 Apr 2023 ·
Rev Les Isaac: Celebrating 20 years of Street Pastors

It was the sermon that brought down a government. Last autumn, Rev Les Isaac gave an address at the annual... more

07 Apr 2023 · 56 minutes
FREE copies of Premier Christianity for you and your church!

Premier Christianity magazine is proud to be supporting this year's Spring Harvest event! Every delegate at Spring Harvest will receive a... more

05 Apr 2023 · 3 minutes
Oli London: ’I transitioned from British man to ’Korean’ woman. But finding God made me detransition

After being bullied as a child, Oli London struggled with low self-esteem and self-worth. He had hoped a series of... more

31 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
Leadership special: Larry Collett on Abiding in Christ for a better business

Andy Peck talks to Larry Collett, former chairman of the Board of Cass Information Systems in St Louis Missouri, about... more

29 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Rev Canon Eve Pitts: I was a child when the voice of God called me to be a vicar

The first black woman to be ordained as a vicar in the Church of England speaks to Premier Christianity's Sam... more

24 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
Leadership special: Bobbi Kumari on Rescuing young people from sexual misinformation

Andy Peck talks to Bobbi Kumari, founder of 'Living in Light', and the Sexposed conference and author of 'Sacred Sexuality:... more

22 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Craig Greenfield: Mission, money and multiculturalism

Craig Greenfield moved his family to a Cambodian slum. But don’t call him a missionary. The New Zealand-born social entrepreneur... more

17 Mar 2023 · 52 minutes
Leadership special: William Wade on Why leaders should stop building their platforms

Andy Peck talks to William Wade, pastor of Life Church, Cuffley, Hertfordshire. He has a wide experience, serving in international... more

15 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Beth Moore: The Living Proof Bible teacher confesses to a ’knotted up’ life

What began as a small side project, leading a Christian exercise class during the height of the 1980s aerobics craze,... more

10 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Leadership special: Jordan Whitmer and Josie Galopin on Reaching Gen Z today

Andy Peck talks to Jordan Whitmer, the US founder of the 'How to Life' Movement, a movement of Gen Z... more

08 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Lord Richard Harries: The Shaping of a Soul

Rt Rev Lord Richard Harries is the former Bishop of Oxford and a life peer in the House of Lords.... more

03 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
Leadership special: Sharon Dirckx on where is God when an earthquake hits?

Andy Peck talks to Sharon Dirckx, adjunct lecturer at The Oxford Centre for Apologetics and author of 'Broken Planet: if there... more

01 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Asbury revival special: Roundtable discussion with students at the centre of the outpouring

Two weeks ago, a handful of students at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky stayed behind after their regular chapel service... more

24 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Leadership special: Anna Randall on how to speak so people listen

Andy Peck talks to Anna Randall founder of 'The Speaker's Coach, and one time expert on GNB news, on how... more

23 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Matt Redman: The songwriter pursuing more reverence in worship

The man behind of the world's most popular worship songs including '10,000 Reasons' and 'Blessed Be Your Name' releases his... more

17 Feb 2023 · 51 minutes
Leadership special: Nick Pollard on turning a health crisis into a social enterprise

Andy Peck talks to Nick Pollard who co-founded Family Mental Wealth which provides online tools to help parents and children... more

15 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
John Roedel: How writing Facebook letters to God changed my life and lifted my depression

The poet, author and comic John Roedel knows what it is to suffer. From the collapse of his family business,... more

11 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
Leadership special: Lee Kricher on moving from one pastor to the next

Andy Peck talks to Lee Kricher author of 'Seamless Pastoral Transition: 3 Imperatives – 6 Pitfalls'. The former pastor of Amplify Church,... more

10 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Tim Keller: How cancer transformed my prayer life

Renowned pastor, author and Christian thinker Tim Keller joined Justin Brierley and Ruth Jackson of Premier Unbelievable? for a live... more

06 Feb 2023 · 59 minutes
Special - ’In Christ Alone’ writer Keith Getty on being nominated for a Grammy Award

The modern day hymn writer Keith Getty is best known for penning 'In Christ Alone' alongside Stuart Townend. Now Keith,... more

04 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Leadership special: Tim Gough on the youth crisis in the UK church

Andy Peck talks to Tim Gough, who is the Pioneer Director for YFC Wales and the author of Rebooted: Reclaiming... more

03 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Francis Chan: Why I quit my megachurch and started again

Francis Chan left his thriving US megachurch, turned his back on the fame that ministry had brought him and moved... more

27 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
RT Kendall: Bringing the Word and the Spirit together

RT Kendall doesn’t look like a heretic. He doesn’t sound like one either. But in the mid 80s he almost... more

20 Jan 2023 · 52 minutes
Leadership special: Yetunde Hoffman on bringing love into business

Andy Peck talks to Yetunde Hofmann, who has been involved in leadership for over 25 years in the corporate world... more

18 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
Dr Jack Graham: The pastor of one of America’s largest churches

Jack Graham never set out to build a megachurch – he doesn’t even like the term. Nevertheless, under his watch,... more

13 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Ram Gidoomal: How a wealthy Hindu businessman met Jesus in a London pub

For reasons that were never fully explained to him, Ram Gidoomal CBE and his family were forced to flee their... more

06 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
Leadership special: Will Van Der Hart on sustaining yourself in 2023

Sometimes the demands of leadership can overwhelm us. In this interview, mental health specialist Will Van Der Hart explains how... more

04 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Leadership special: Jen Baker on how to reach your destiny in 2023

Premier's resident leadership expert interviewer Andy Peck has been having conversations with preachers and pastors for the past 17 years.... more

28 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Rev Pat Allerton: The ’portable priest’ who took prayer to the streets in lockdown

The vicar of St Peter's Notting Hill, London first rose to public attention during lockdown, when he began cycling around... more

22 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
Who would you like to hear interviewed in 2023?

As the year draws to a close, our presenter and producer Sam Hailes says thank you for joining us in... more

21 Dec 2022 · 2 minutes
Julie Roys: The investigative reporter uncovering scandal in the church

Julie Roys has been described as a gossipmonger, an apostate and a liar. Such labels would cut most Christians deep,... more

15 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Leadership special: Tim Alford on reimagining youthwork

Premier's resident leadership expert interviewer Andy Peck has been having conversations with preachers and pastors for the past 17 years.... more

14 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Domestic abuse survivor Autumn Miles on the moment God broke in

Autumn Miles was trapped in an abusive relationship, until a powerful encounter with God during the depth of her despair set... more

08 Dec 2022 · 53 minutes
Leadership special: David Instone-Brewer mythbusts the Nativity

Have you realised that the Nativity plays in many local churches actually have little to do with the birth of... more

07 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Pastor Mick Fleming: Angelic encounters, swearing in church and taking the Gospel to the streets

The unorthodox pastor Mick Fleming is a man on a mission, to change the Church – and society in the process.... more

02 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
Leadership special: No one enjoys ’all age’ worship. Nick and Becky Drake want to change that

Premier's resident leadership expert interviewer Andy Peck has been having conversations with preachers and pastors for the past 17 years.... more

30 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
Patrick Barrett: ’God used donkeys to save me from addiction’

After leaving the army, Patrick Barrett turned to alcohol to cope with trauma, but God called him back to his... more

25 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
Trussell Trust’s Emma Revie: What keeps me awake at night

In the midst of ongoing pressures on all our finances, Emma Fowle sits down with Emma Revie, CEO of the... more

18 Nov 2022 · 54 minutes
Leadership special: Marcus Honeysett on when Church leadership goes wrong

Powerful Leaders? is a book that exposes and explores how leaders are tempted away from a biblical model of leadership... more

16 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
GB News presenter Calvin Robinson: Getting back to tradition and scripture

Calvin Robinson has attracted a huge following online in recent months, and is known for espousing strongly held opinions on... more

11 Nov 2022 · 56 minutes
Leadership special: Kintsugi Hope’s Patrick Regan OBE on developing mental resilience

The Profile podcast is now bringing you a bonus interview every week! Premier's resident leadership expert interviewer Andy Peck has... more

09 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
Anthony Ray Hinton: Sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit

Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years inside an Alabamian prison waiting to be executed. Hinton doesn’t use the word “hell” lightly;... more

04 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Leadership special: Care for the Family’s Katharine Hill on parenting in a world of screens

The Profile podcast is now bringing you a bonus interview every week! Premier's resident leadership expert interviewer Andy Peck has... more

02 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
Bishop Joseph D’souza: Advocating for India’s poorest while facing persecution

Joseph D’souza is a civil rights advocate and Anglican bishop whose work in India has drawn the praise of many... more

28 Oct 2022 · 52 minutes
Leadership special: Hope Virgo on eating disorders

The Profile podcast is now bringing you a bonus interview every week! Premier's resident leadership expert interviewer Andy Peck has... more

26 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Tyler Staton: Praying like a monk, living like a fool

The head of 24-7 Prayer USA, Tyler Staton’s love affair with talking to God started when his youth leader challenged... more

21 Oct 2022 · 51 minutes
Leadership special: Rick Hill on making resilient disciples

The Profile podcast is now bringing you a bonus interview every week! Premier's resident leadership expert interviewer Andy Peck has... more

20 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Worship leader Anthony Evans: Faith, therapy and working with Christina Aguilera

Anthony Evans is a worship leader, artist and vocal producer, well known for putting his own unique spin on some of... more

14 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Leadership special: CBeebies TV presenter Gemma Hunt

The Profile podcast is now bringing you a bonus interview every week! Premier's resident leadership expert interviewer Andy Peck has... more

12 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
Jay Lowder: Saved from suicide, now a travelling evangelist

Jay Lowder was seconds away from ending his life when an unexpected interruption, followed by a dramatic revelation of Jesus’... more

07 Oct 2022 · 46 minutes
Leadership special: Pete Greig from 24-7 prayer

The Profile podcast is changing! In the coming weeks, we'll be bringing you bonus interviews on the subject of leadership,... more

06 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Fr Alex Frost: From Argos to the Altar

How did a former stand-up comedian, referee and Argos manager become the vicar of St Matthew's the Apostle, Burnley? In this... more

30 Sep 2022 · 53 minutes
Rev Archie Coates: The new vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton

As Nicky Gumbel retires from leading the UK's largest Anglican church, Megan Cornwell sits down with his successor, Archie Coates,... more

23 Sep 2022 · 56 minutes
Michael Youssef: The uncompromising evangelist on the ’false woke movement’ and seeing 1 million souls saved

Michael Youssef doesn’t pull his punches. Within minutes of his conversation with Premier Christian Radio's Esther Higham, the 73-year-old preacher... more

02 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Jen Wilkin: The Bible literacy advocate mending misconceptions

"Christianity isn't about rules, it's about a relationship." It's a common phrase said by many Christians, but it isn't true.... more

26 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
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The head of 24-7 Prayer USA, Tyler Staton’s love affair with talking to God started when his youth leader challenged him to... more