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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. 

Rachelle Ann Go: Musical theatre star on faith, pregnancy and depression

Rachelle Ann Go: Musical theatre star on faith, pregnancy and depression

February 12, 2021

The multi-award-wining singer and actress with millions of social media followers spoke to Ruth Jackson about Hamiliton, how she came to faith and clinging to God through tough times.

You can read more about Rachelle An Go in the February issue of Premier Christianity magazine https://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2021/February-2021/Rachelle-Ann-Go-How-the-musical-theatre-superstar-became-a-Christian

Mica Paris: The UK’s soul queen on her new Gospel album

Mica Paris: The UK’s soul queen on her new Gospel album

February 5, 2021
The singer, TV presenter and actress (EastEnders, Fame: The Musical) Mica Paris chats to Premier's Ibe about her brand new album, simply entitled Gospel. The two also discuss her career in music, including her platinum selling 1988 album So Good, and Mica reveals why prayer is so important to her. "But don't go telling people I'm going to be a pastor," she laughs. 
 

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Gospel star Deitrick Haddon calls out false prophets // The Voice’s Michelle John on being a survivor

Gospel star Deitrick Haddon calls out false prophets // The Voice’s Michelle John on being a survivor

January 29, 2021
On this week's episode, we're talking to two of the biggest names in Gospel music. Deitrick Haddon talks with Muyiwa about being in the inauguration of Mr Biden, how he feels about Trumps 'reckless' leadership, false prophets and whether he decided to purchase a gun. In part two, Giantkiller Ibe speaks to The Voice finalist Michelle John about her new inspiring album, what life was like growing up, and how she survived domestic abuse.
 

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Steph Macleod: The Scottish worship leader on overcoming addiction and homelessness

Steph Macleod: The Scottish worship leader on overcoming addiction and homelessness

January 22, 2021
In this in-depth interview, the Scottish singer-songwriter and worship leader Steph Macleod speaks to Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes about overcoming drug and alcohol dependency. Steph was homeless when he found Christ, but that decision to surrender everything to Jesus marked an important turning point in his life story. That's not to say the singer gives the impression that his life is all rosy. Far from it. Steph says he's still "in recovery", and when asked how Covid-19 has affected him, he replies "It's been a really tough year." Others have called him open and honest, but Steph says he needs to be real in order to survive. Alongside writing worship songs, he's also a mental health advocate. In opening up about his struggles, Steph says he's always mindful of the support of his friends, family and church community in helping him stay sober. The pair also discuss Steph's new single, 'No Other God', which is out now, and discuss how the digital world is allowing the singer - along with the wider Celtic Worship community - to reach audiences all over the world. 
 

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Eddie Arthur: The Bible translator reflects on world mission and Covid-19

Eddie Arthur: The Bible translator reflects on world mission and Covid-19

January 15, 2021
He may have a science student (studying one enzyme in the broad bean plant), but even as a relatively young Christian, Eddie Arthur always sensed that God wanted him to be a missionary in a French-speaking nation. He'd assumed that meant somewhere in Europe. But it turned out God had something very different in mind. In this in-depth interview, Eddie explains how God called him and his wife to Ivory Coast in order to translate the New Testament into the Kouya language (something which had never been undertaken before). In opening up about the 12 year adventure with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, Eddie also reflects on world missions, the impact of Covid-19, and why the significant decisions he took during his tenure as CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators were so controversial in some quarters. 
 

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Sir Cliff Richard: My faith has never been stronger // Heidi Crowther: The Down’s Syndrome campaigner fighting for a change in abortion law

Sir Cliff Richard: My faith has never been stronger // Heidi Crowther: The Down’s Syndrome campaigner fighting for a change in abortion law

January 8, 2021
It is a double bill this week as Rev Cindy Kent interviews music legend Sir Cliff Richard about why, despite everything, his faith has never been stronger, and how he's learned to forgive both his accuser and the BBC. In part two, Cara Bentley meets the Down's Syndrome campaigner Heidi Crowther who is taking the government to court, in an attempt to change the law around abortion. 
 
 

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Dr Simon Stuart of Arocha International – Tragedy and hope in creation care

Dr Simon Stuart of Arocha International – Tragedy and hope in creation care

January 1, 2021

Award–winning conservation expert Dr Simon Stuart is the newly-appointed Executive Director of the leading Christian conservation charity Arocha International.

He talks to Justin Brierley about the tragic death of leading members of Arocha in a road accident in South Africa in 2019, and his own life as a Christian at the cutting edge of researching wildlife conservation.

For Arocha International: https://www.arocha.org

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