The Profile Podcast

Broadcast every Saturday at 4pm, The Profile is an in-depth interview, delving into the lives of well known Christians, their work and their faith journey.




Shawn Bolz is a prolific contemporary prophet in the charismatic movement. In this wide ranging interview with Premier's Tony Aris, Shawn explains how he teaches Christians to operate in the prophetic gift. Shawn is the founder of Expression58 church which is situated in the heart of Hollywood and reaching everyone from film stars to the homeless.
Christy Wimber is a significant leader in the USA Vineyard church movement. In this edition of the show she tell Katie Stock why she took the decision to close down her church in Yorba Linda, California and why Christians who believe in miracles and healing also need to develop a theology of suffering.

Sam Hailes meets one of the leading thinkers on Christianity and culture. Greg Garrett shares his story from growing up as a Southern Baptist in the USA to now identifying as an Episcopalian. He also talks about working with the late great Brennan Manning, discusses whether Christians should watch Game of Thrones and introduces his new book: Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse. Explaining he's attracted to the big questions of life, Greg also discusses his study of the Holocaust and tackles the age-old question of how an all powerful, loving God can allow suffering.
Popular Christian apologist and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi died last Saturday after after a year-long battle with stomach cancer. He was 34. As tributes pour in from around the world, Premier Christian Radio are re-airing Justin Brierley's Profile interview with Nabeel. In this in depth interview, Nabeel shared his remarkable testimony and explained why he no longer believed Islam is a religion of peace.
Alistair Begg is an internationally renowned preacher and host of the popular 'Truth for Life' radio program and podcast. In this in depth interview, Alistair talks about life growing up in Scotland, his subsequent move to America, why he believes the Bible is inerrant and what made him get involved with the forthcoming 'Spurgeon Study Bible'. Although he's known as a 'Reformed' preacher, Alastair explains why he's never used the label himself and addresses issues surrounding evangelism and Western scepticism to the Christian faith.
Even before he was born, it was evident that God had a vision for Michael Youssef. Against doctors’ recommendations to terminate the at-risk pregnancy, his parents chose life after God intervened, sending the family pastor to reassure them that this child would be “born to serve the Lord.” His mother gave birth and lived to see him surrender his life to the Lord in 1964 at age 16. Since then, Youssef has gone on to launch his international ministry 'Leading the Way'. Dave Rose hears the full story.
The Telegraph columnist and historian Tim Stanley explains how he went from evangelical Baptist to atheist, before converting to Anglicanism and finally Roman Catholicism. Tim, who regularly appears as a political commentator on CNN and Sky, also recalls the experience of having a front-row seat for Trump's inauguration and comments on why he still believes Brexit is best for Britain. Following Jacob Rees Mogg's grilling over his views on abortion on Good Morning Britain, Tim says journalists can lack imagination when asking interesting questions about faith.
'America’s best theologian' Stanley Hauerwas talks to Katie Stock about why he believes the Church in the West has lost its way. You can also read the interview in this month's edition of Premier Christianity magazine. Request a free sample at
Premier's political editor Martyn Eden talks to one of the UK's top social entrepreneurs. Chris Mould, who is best known for his role as chair of The Trussell Trust (which operates food banks across the UK) has led over 15 start-ups and mergers. In this interview he shares his testimony and explains what he's learned from his years of experience in professional development, skills and employment.
Justin Brierley interviews David Hutchings and Tom McLeish about their new book 'Let there be Science: Why God Loves Science and Science needs God'. David is a physics teacher and Tom McLeish is professor of Physics at Durham university and chairs the Royal Society’s education committee.