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The Profile

The Profile

The Profile is an in-depth interview, delving into the lives of well known Christians, their work and their faith journey.

Episodes

  • Arianna Walker: The Mercy UK founder on seeing lives transformed Arianna Walker: The Mercy UK founder on seeing lives transformed Play in Edifi Player

    Arianna Walker: The Mercy UK founder on seeing lives transformed

    The CEO of Mercy UK explains how miraculous financial provision has allowed them to run a residential home for vulnerable young women. In the 15 years since the house in West Yorkshire opened, more than 320 young women have been through the residential discipleship programme, with 82 per cent of residents testifying afterwards: “My life was transformed.” In this interview with Premier Christianity's Emma Fowle, the pair discuss how the home was founded and what Arianna has learned in the …

  • Rend Collective: Preaching the Gospel, making ends meet and handling the trolls Rend Collective: Preaching the Gospel, making ends meet and handling the trolls Play in Edifi Player

    Rend Collective: Preaching the Gospel, making ends meet and handling the trolls

    It has taken the Northern Irish collective a few years to realise it, but they're more of a ministry than a band. That's according to Gareth and Ali Gilkerson, the husband and wife duo who are founding members of the popular worship group Rend Collective. In this in depth interview with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, the couple talk about their decision to preach the Gospel at every gig, why Covid-19 has affected the band's finances and how criticism and online trolling hasn't dampened their …

  • Richard Stearns: The former World Vision president on fundraising, Trump and Covid-19 Richard Stearns: The former World Vision president on fundraising, Trump and Covid-19 Play in Edifi Player

    Richard Stearns: The former World Vision president on fundraising, Trump and Covid-19

    Richard Stearns was President of World Vision USA for 20 years. In this in- depth interview with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, he talks about his unexpected calling into the ministry and how he felt completely unprepared and ill-equipped for the role. "I knew nothing about poverty and I remember saying 'Lord I don't know what to do'. It was almost like the Lord said to me 'that's exactly where I want you - dependent on me." Richard also explains how he was able to generate millions of …

  • The Profile Stephen Cottrell: The Archbishop of York who is longing to preach the Gospel Play in Edifi Player

    Stephen Cottrell: The Archbishop of York who is longing to preach the Gospel

    The Archbishop of York is an evangelist. Speaking about the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative, he says, "We all long, of course, to share our faith.” A significant proportion of the 38 books he’s authored are either about mission and evangelism or, in the case of his newest title, Dear England (Hodder & Stoughton), are aimed at those who don’t yet share his faith. In this in-depth interview with Premier Christianity's editor, Archbishop Stephen shares his own life story, and explains how he's …

  • Professor Rosalind Picard: The Artificial Intelligence expert developing life-saving technology Professor Rosalind Picard: The Artificial Intelligence expert developing life-saving technology Play in Edifi Player

    Professor Rosalind Picard: The Artificial Intelligence expert developing life-saving technology

    Scientist Rosalind Picard speaks to Ruth Jackson about her faith journey from atheism, how she has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create life-saving technology and where she sees the future of AI. She also shares her thoughts about working in science as both a Christian and female, as well as how we can help people to meet God in the midst of suffering. Watch Professor Rosalind Picard discuss Artificial Intelligence and whether new technology removes the need for God with Professor Nick …

  • Clare Williams: The Christian apologist on how to reach Gen Z Clare Williams: The Christian apologist on how to reach Gen Z Play in Edifi Player

    Clare Williams: The Christian apologist on how to reach Gen Z

    Apologist Clare Williams, who is one of the speakers at the upcoming Unbelievable? conference, speaks to Ruth Jackson about some of the big questions young black people face. Clare spent over ten years working as a teacher before training in apologetics and uses her experience to help provide Generation Z (those born after mid-90s) with answers to some of life’s toughest objections about the Christian faith. To listen to more of Clare, join us at the online Unbelievable? conference on Saturday …

  • 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 Play in Edifi Player

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

    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 …

  • 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 Play in Edifi Player

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

    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. The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine.  [Subscribe now for £4.95/month](http://premierchristianity.com/subscribe)

  • 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 Play in Edifi Player

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

    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 …

  • 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 Play in Edifi Player

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

    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 …

  • Jeff Vines - Megachurches, evangelism and the Ravi scandal Jeff Vines - Megachurches, evangelism and the Ravi scandal Play in Edifi Player

    Jeff Vines - Megachurches, evangelism and the Ravi scandal

    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> The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. [Subscribe now for …

  • Farifteh Robb: An Iranian midwife on her journey to Christianity Farifteh Robb: An Iranian midwife on her journey to Christianity Play in Edifi Player

    Farifteh Robb: An Iranian midwife on her journey to Christianity

    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. The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. [Subscribe now for £4.95/month](http://premierchristianity.com/subscribe)

  • Dan Walker: Why his Christian faith makes him a better journalist Dan Walker: Why his Christian faith makes him a better journalist Play in Edifi Player

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

    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. [You can also read this interview in Premier Christianity magazine.](https://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2021/March-2021 /Dan-Walker-My-Christian-faith-is-what-makes-me-tick)   The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. [Subscribe now for £4.95/month](http://premierchristianity.com/subscribe)

  • 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 Play in Edifi Player

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

    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 …