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

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    • 4.2 • 44 Ratings

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

    Rev Paul Cowley MBE: Thief, prisoner, soldier, priest

    Rev Paul Cowley MBE: Thief, prisoner, soldier, priest

    Paul Cowley was behind bars at the age of 15. In the years since then, he's served in the army, become a Christian and has even been awarded an MBE for his services to ex-offenders. He's also pioneered the Alpha course in prisons. No wonder his autobiography is entitled Thief, Prisoner, Soldier, Priest. In this in depth interview, Rachel Matthews finds out more about Paul's fascinating and varied life story.
     
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    • 42 min
    CBeebies' Gemma Hunt: How God called me to work in TV // Faith Child: Making music that changes lives

    CBeebies' Gemma Hunt: How God called me to work in TV // Faith Child: Making music that changes lives

    It was a prophetic word given at Soul Survivor which inspired Gemma Hunt to pursue a career in the media. In this in depth interview with Premier's Ruth Jackson, Gemma opens up about her fascinating career, how a poor relationship choice affected her faith and why 'being silly' is the key to working well with children. In part two, Premier's Simon Tuck sits down with the MOBO award winning artist Faith Child to talk about his music, and how he's coped following his father passing away from Covid-19 earlier this year. The rapper also reveals his influences and tells stories about how his music has changed people's lives for the better. 
    You can also read our interview with Gemma Hunt in the latest issue of Premier Christianity magazine.
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    • 49 min
    Mike 'Big Daddy' Weaver: How I'm learning to trust and obey

    Mike 'Big Daddy' Weaver: How I'm learning to trust and obey

    The Big Daddy Weave frontman Mike Weaver speaks to Premier's Simon Tuck about his life and faith, and how God has sustained him and the rest of the band through hard times and illness. Mike's brother Jay who plays bass in the band nearly died in 2016, and had to be rushed to hospital where he had both feet amputated. The band are one of the most popular Christian groups in the world right now. And in this interview, Mike reflects on his childhood, upbringing and the lessons God is teaching him.
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    • 41 min
    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: Jewishness, Jesus & Richard Dawkins

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: Jewishness, Jesus & Richard Dawkins

    Following the news that Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has passed away at the age of 72, we are re-airing this interview with him. The former chief rabbi and winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize spoke to Justin Brierley about Jewishness, Jesus and Richard Dawkins. 

    • 53 min
    Jonathan Veira: How the Bass Baritone found his voice

    Jonathan Veira: How the Bass Baritone found his voice

    Jonathan Viera has performed across the globe in a variety of roles and musical styles from Mozart through to John Adams. He's also well known in the Christian community for his Christian and gospel albums. In this interview with Premier's Simon Tuck, Jonathan chats about his upbringing in the Plymouth Brethren, how his faith has developed over time and his recent health struggles. Speaking from experience, he also says many church leaders need to stop worrying about their sermons and start prioritising pastoral care. Reflecting on his long, varied and successful career, he says, "Someone like me doesn't normally end up in opera...I remember standing in Downing Street thinking my father could never have conceived of this". But fame comes and goes, and he says it's something he's learned to hold onto lightly.
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    • 47 min
    Chris Eaton: Songwriter to the stars // Gospel artist Jekalyn Carr: Finding the motivation to win

    Chris Eaton: Songwriter to the stars // Gospel artist Jekalyn Carr: Finding the motivation to win

    It's a double bill of The Profile this week as Premier's Simon Tuck sits down with two Christian music stars. Chris Eaton has written many classic songs including Sir Cliff Richard's 'Saviour Day' and Amy Grant's 'Breath of Heaven'. In part two, Simon meets the Gospel star Jekalyn Carr to find out more about her early rise to prominence, at just the age of 11, and the story behind her songs, including her 2016 hit single 'You're bigger'.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Dawes83 ,

Fantastic interview inspiring

It is so refreshing to hear a interview so honestly done where you don’t fell like all the questions been practiced in advance. It’s truly a refreshing positive news program that I enjoy listening. That does not duel of political preference and does constantly critise. The interview with unknow Christian politician has been an eye opener to me at was it happening behind the scene that bbc or private media does not report sufficiently for. I get board by regular news program talking to me like if I was an idiot.
This is now my favorite news channel.
Keep going well done.

ThomasFauvel ,

Fab.

Megan has such a strong interview style, she listens and engages brilliantly.

Mr Runny ,

Great podcast on Christian personalities

Terrific to learn more of the backstory for many of the people we often see and hear of in politics and other walks of life to remember that there is always more than meets the eye in their public roles.

Great interviewing technique. Especially the ‘early days’ question. This helps you connect a little more with the interviewee as you see them as a composite rather than just a person within a specific role.

Great also to hear tales from various parts of the world from people who have been involved in Christian ministry for a long time. I was especially touched by the recent podcast on the ministry/charity in Burundi - one of the poorest places on earth.

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