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Matthew Skirton: The CEO of Operation Mobilisation shares stories of mission and miracles

Matthew Skirton: The CEO of Operation Mobilisation shares stories of mission and miracles

April 30, 2021
Operation Mobilisation has over 5,000 missionaries working in 110 nations. The charity is best known for Logos Hope, its ship which provides help, aid and support to communities around the world. Matthew Skirton is the CEO of the UK branch of the Christian charity and in this interview with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, he shares his own personal testimony. Matthew also recalls the 20 years he and his wife spent working in Moldova, at a time when electricity was temperamental and running water was non-existent. Listen now to find out what motivated Matthew to give up a comfortable life in the UK and go into mission work, and be encouraged by his stories of God at work around the world today. 
 

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Terri Goodyear: Can God forgive a murderer? // Tim Hughes: Why the Church needs a ‘rewilding’ project

Terri Goodyear: Can God forgive a murderer? // Tim Hughes: Why the Church needs a ‘rewilding’ project

April 16, 2021
In part one, Julia Fisher hears the story of Terri Goodyear, who went to prison for the murder of her husband. Why did she commit such an horrific crime, and could God forgive someone capable of such an act? In part two the worship leader and church leader Tim Hughes talks to Sam Hailes about the future of the Church post Covid-19. 
 

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David Oyelowo: How the Hollywood actor encountered the unconditional love of God //  Mark Clark: Talking about Jesus with sceptics

David Oyelowo: How the Hollywood actor encountered the unconditional love of God // Mark Clark: Talking about Jesus with sceptics

April 9, 2021

As a much in-demand actor, David Oyelowo OBE can’t say ‘yes’ to every film he’s offered. So how does he decide which projects to take on? His answer is simple: “As a Christian, I don’t really do films that don’t have some kind of message to them.” In this interview with Sam Hailes, David explains how God became real to him, what it was like playing Martin Luther King Jr in Selma and why he wishes British Christians would be more up front about their faith. In part two, Justin Brierley meets Mark Clark, pastor of The Village Church, Vancouver. He talks about his conversion to Christianity through reading the Bible, why he gave up academic dreams to become a pastor, and about his new book ‘The Problem of Jesus: Answering a Skeptic's Challenges to the Scandal of Jesus’.

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Fred Hammond: The Gospel legend opens up about divorce, rejection and seeing others grow

Fred Hammond: The Gospel legend opens up about divorce, rejection and seeing others grow

April 2, 2021

Gospel heavy weight Fred Hammond is well known for his extensive music catalogue, but he's been quietly honing his writing and stage directing skills for almost two decades. Now his virtual play "Surviving Williams" is set to reach a global audience. In this interview with Premier's Muyiwa, Hammond says his greatest gift is the anointing to help people. “I love to see people grow. I love pouring into folk…I’m a coach." Hammond was pivotal in launching the careers of Marvin Sapp, Christina Bell and Israel Houghton and continues to take new talent under his wings. During this conversation, Hammond also reflects on his divorce and even opens up about his most embarassing experience in music to date. Sharing his secret to bouncing back from rejection, Hammond quotes Isaiah 40:31 – “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,” adding that the definition of patience, is the ability to remain the same while you wait.

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Jeff Vines - Megachurches, evangelism and the Ravi scandal

Jeff Vines - Megachurches, evangelism and the Ravi scandal

March 26, 2021
Jeff Vines is the senior pastor of One And All Church in Southern California. He talks to Justin Brierley about leading churches in Africa, New Zealand and the USA, his book ‘Dinner with Skeptics’ and his personal reaction to the Ravi Zacharias scandal.
 
For 'Today with Jeff Vines' on Premier Christian Radio https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Sunday/Today-with-Jeff-Vines 
 
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Farifteh Robb: An Iranian midwife on her journey to Christianity

Farifteh Robb: An Iranian midwife on her journey to Christianity

March 19, 2021

The author of In the Shadow of the Shahs spoke to Ruth Jackson about being raised as a Persian Muslim in Europe, the Iranian revolution and how she discovered Jesus. 

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Dan Walker: Why his Christian faith makes him a better journalist

Dan Walker: Why his Christian faith makes him a better journalist

March 12, 2021
One of the most recognisable faces on television talks to Premier's Marcus Jones about his faith, handling criticism and what makes a person remarkable. 
 
 
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Cece Winans: Gospel’s most celebrated female artist // Kel Mitchell: Why the Kenan & Kel star isn’t compromising

Cece Winans: Gospel’s most celebrated female artist // Kel Mitchell: Why the Kenan & Kel star isn’t compromising

March 5, 2021

Gospel’s most celebrated female artist Cece Winans, is set to release her brand-new project Believe for it next week. In this interview with Premier's Muyiwa, Winans shares her heart for the project saying: “I want to ignite faith in the people of God. It’s time for us to release our faith for the impossible.” In part two, Ibe catches up with the American actor and comedian Kel Mitchell, and finds out how the actor has been able to maintain a strong Christian faith, even while working in Hollywood.  

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Pastor Dimas Salaberrios: How God saved me from dealing drugs // The Voice’s Janel Antoneshia on same-sex attraction

Pastor Dimas Salaberrios: How God saved me from dealing drugs // The Voice’s Janel Antoneshia on same-sex attraction

February 26, 2021
Dimas Salaberrios is the director of the documentary film America's Hidden War: ChicagoIn this incredibly moving interview with Muyiwa, he talks about his life selling drugs, the chilling realities for children as young as nine living in Chicago and what he thinks the Church and parents should do to help tackle the problems. In part two Cassandra Maria speaks to the singer Janel Antoneshia about her faith journey, her new music and why she's glad Tom Jones didn't turn around for her on The Voice. 
 

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Chick Yuill: Reaching the masses with the good news of Jesus

Chick Yuill: Reaching the masses with the good news of Jesus

February 19, 2021

The pastor, preacher, writer and broadcaster speaks to Premier’s Andy Peck about his humble start in a Scottish mining town, and pastoring a number of churches with the Salvation Army. This included a spell in California and an appearance on ITV’s Jeremy Kyle Show to give a Christian angle in the heat of a debate about the ethics of same-sex relations. He says: “in the middle, was me trying to explain to the studio audience and the ITV audience that Christianity and total insanity, we're not related terms!”  

His heart to reach the many who aren’t aware of the Gospel led to his writing novels for the mass market and his lifelong enthusiasm for radio is behind his delight at presenting on Premier Christian Radio’s on Friday mornings. At 74 years of age, he’s still exercising daily and has the enthusiasm of a 20 year-old. 

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