Meet the team
Meet the team who look after the Premier across the UK: The North of England // Northern Ireland // London and South East // South West // Scotland // The Midlands //
Premier’s Northern Correspondent Ian Britton is based on Tyneside and travels extensively to cover stories for Premier Christian Radio. He started in radio when he left school aged 16 and earlier this year picked up his Senior Railcard. No two days are the same. One day it could be a media briefing, another recording a testimony and another recording a church service. When he’s not behind the microphone he is secretary of the local Gateshead Foodbank and also secretary of Beacon Lough Baptist Church.
Rachel Matthews is Premier's Central England correspondent and loves meeting people from across the area, with a shared love for God and having the opportunity to share their stories on Premier Christian Radio.
Rachel's background includes researching and producing programmes for BBC Radio 4, working for the national Fresh Expressions team and pioneering children and family's ministry within the Methodist church - whilst at the same time bringing up 2 children with her husband Simon ! Working for Premier feels both a privilege and a blessing for Rachel, as God has crafted all of these experiences together and allowed her the space to share more of what He is doing in the West Midlands with a wider audience.
In her spare time, Rachel is leading a new worshipping community called The Gate, with children who have special needs specifically in mind, but intentionally inclusive for all.