Soul Focus with Mark Ritchie Live
Maria joined Premier Christian Radio in 2004, producing ministry teaching programmes whilst completing her MA in Theology. She quickly joined the on-air team, co-presenting Inspirational Breakfast with John Pantry, before being let loose with her own programme (Woman to Woman). She set up the Woman to Woman conferences in 2008, which saw thousands of people from across Europe attend them over the years. Speakers included Heidi Baker, Anne Graham Lotz and Stormie Omartian. In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, she moved to become the Drive Show presenter on the sister station, Premier Praise, before going back to Premier Christian Radio in the autumn of that year to host Faith, Hope & Love, where she can now be found every Monday to Thursday from 10am – 1pm.
Whether interviewing people in refugee camps, reporting live on location from the Vatican, or sitting in studio hearing listeners share about the struggles they have been through, Maria is keen for radio to be a tool to empower the church, bringing challenge, inspiration, comfort and restoration. Her longing for social media to be used as a platform for spreading the Gospel (@WomaninLondon) saw her launch the annual Christian Digital Awards in 2007, to champion and encourage those using the digital space as an arena for evangelism or discipleship. The Christian Digital Conference followed a few years later as an equipping tool for the Church, with the event she hosted in 2020 livestreaming across the world, with contributors from Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and America.
When not on-air, Maria enjoys serving with the covenant community she has been a member of for over 20 yrs, getting involved in teaching, leadership and prayer ministry. She is passionate, among other things, about ecumenism and seeing the Church be fully open to the miraculous.
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