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X Factor runner-up Jahmene: Surviving child abuse and meeting a father to the fatherless

X Factor runner-up Jahmene: Surviving child abuse and meeting a father to the fatherless

October 16, 2020

It could be argued X Factor launched his career, but Jahmene doesn't share that perspective. In this in-depth interview with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, the singer explains why he wouldn't recommend the show to upcoming singers. He also opens up about the horrific abuse he received as a child, and how God revealed himself in the midst of his pain. He also talks about his determination to stay true to himself - and his faith - even when faced with outside pressures, including that of past record labels he was associated with. Having released his first Gospel EP independently, which includes hit song 'Father to the Fatherless', Jahmene is feeling confident in who he is. But citing what he calls the "politricks" inside churches, he believes God is calling him "outside of the church". 

You can also read this interview in the latest issue of Premier Christianity magazine. Subscribe now for £4.95/month

Steve Harvey: One of America’s biggest entertainers on his mistakes and God’s grace

Steve Harvey: One of America’s biggest entertainers on his mistakes and God’s grace

October 9, 2020

He might be one of America’s biggest entertainers, but life hasn’t always been rosy for the larger-than-life celebrity. Steve Harvey says his rags to riches story is entirely down to the grace of God. In this exclusive interview with Premier's Muyiwa, Harvey describes quitting his job in pursuit of a career in stand-up comedy as a “leap of faith”. It landed him homeless for three years, living in his car, travelling the length and breadth of the USA searching for gigs. Eventually his big break came. But success is a double-edged sword, and it would take him down a path away from the values of his childhood. It was many years before he rediscovered that the God he'd turned his back on was waiting with open arms.  

You can also read this interview in the latest issue of Premier Christianity magazine

Robin Mark: Writing ‘Days of Elijah’ and longing for Revival in Belfast

Robin Mark: Writing ‘Days of Elijah’ and longing for Revival in Belfast

October 2, 2020

Northern Irish worship leader Robin Mark is the writer of much-loved worship songs 'Days of Elijah', 'Revival' and 'Take us to the river'. In this look back on his career with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, Robin explains his songwriting process and reflects on whether or not his longing for revival in Belfast has been fulfilled. The pair also discuss the remarkable moment we're living in, with singing in churches banned due to Covid-19. And listen out for the exclusive on Robin's forthcoming album, available later this year...

 

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Iona Rossely: The former ladies ski champion on her long journey to faith

Iona Rossely: The former ladies ski champion on her long journey to faith

September 25, 2020

Iona has represented Great Britain in speed skiing and holds the title of Ladies British Overseas Champion and New Zealand Ladies Champion. She successfully represented Ireland in the World Equestrian Games and the World Championships. But despite medals and acclaim she always felt something was missing,

In this in-depth interview, Iona shares some of her greatest challenges - including a horrific ski injury that changed the course of her life - and describes how she met Jesus one day in her kitchen.
 
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Leroy Logan: My life as a black police officer in London

Leroy Logan: My life as a black police officer in London

September 18, 2020

Leroy Logan is a Christian, a black man and a police officer. And he sees no contradiction between any of these aspects of his identity. The former superintendent played a significant role in the Metropolitan police, which he served in for 30 years. He is a former chair of the Black Police Association and was involved in the investigation of the murder of Damilola Taylor. In this interview with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, Leroy explains how despite his father being attacked by the police, he was resolute in following his calling. He also reveals how his wife leaving him kickstarted his journey to faith and an experience of being 'born again'. Part of his life story is due to feature in an upcoming BBC One film 'Small Axe' where John Boyega (Star Wars, Pacific Rim, Attack The Block) will play Leroy.

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Ari Sorko-Ram: The Messianic Jewish leader who believes all Israel will be saved

Ari Sorko-Ram: The Messianic Jewish leader who believes all Israel will be saved

September 11, 2020

Ari Sorko-Ram has had a varied life and career which has included working as a professional Rugby player in France, an actor in Hollywood and a church leader in Israel. In this in depth interview with Premier Christianity’s Sam Hailes, Ari explains the theology behind Messianic Judaism and takes on popular and sometimes controversial misconceptions about Israel and the Bible. The founder of charity Maoz Israel is adamant that “all Israel will be saved”, as stated in Romans 11. In explaining his interpretation of this verse, Ari also comments on the state of the Church in Israel today, and explains why he is a supporter of both Jews and Arabs in the land.  

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Max Lucado: The prolific author on his lockdown struggles // Jo Saxton: The leadership coach with a passion for mentoring women

Max Lucado: The prolific author on his lockdown struggles // Jo Saxton: The leadership coach with a passion for mentoring women

September 5, 2020
In this week's double bill, Rachel Matthew meets the prolific Christian author Max Lucado and Claire Musters interviews well known leadership coach and popular speaker Jo Saxton.
 
You can also read the interviews with Max Lucado and Jo Saxton on the Premier Christianity website.
 
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Damian Stayne: The Catholic charismatic on healing, prophecy and deliverance

Damian Stayne: The Catholic charismatic on healing, prophecy and deliverance

August 28, 2020

Damian Stayne is a healing minister in the Catholic Church. He is the founder and the leader of Cor et Lumen Christi, which aims to equip fellow Catholics in supernatural ministry. In this in-depth interview with Premier Christianity's Megan Cornwell, Damian shares his remarkable testimony, comments on deliverance ministry, healing and other miraculous and supernatural events he's personally witnessed.

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John Mark Comer: How to ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life

John Mark Comer: How to ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life

August 21, 2020

The American pastor's new and much-praised book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry is out now. And you can get it FREE when you subscribe to Premier Christianity magazine. To celebrate this great offer, we're replaying our in depth interview with John Mark, which covers the themes of the book, plus how he's reaching one of America's most secular cities.

You can also read this interview at premierchristianity.com

 

Rev Chris Lee: The viral vicar reaching 1 million people a week

Rev Chris Lee: The viral vicar reaching 1 million people a week

August 14, 2020
He has more followers than the Archbishop of Canterbury and tens of thousands watch his 60-second sermons. BBC News has dubbed him “an internet sensation”, but what message is Rev Chris Lee seeking to communicate? In this in depth interview with Premier Christianity's editor Sam Hailes, Chris shares his testimony and offers his views on online church and the Church of England's digital strategy. 
 

You can also read this interview at premierchristianity.com

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