Whilst we mourn Peter’s passing, we are reminded of Thessalonians 4:13-14: “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”

Peter embodied a rare combination of vision, determination and warmth. He truly believed in the power of Christian media to inspire, enable and encourage. Under his leadership Premier has become a beacon of hope, reaching millions.

Peter’s absence leaves a deep sadness in the hearts of everyone who knew him, but his unwavering dedication, sense of humour and kindness will live on in the countless lives he touched and transformed. So together, let’s celebrate the impact he had on all our lives and the enduring legacy he leaves behind.

 

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Friends of the Spafford Children's Center UK send, with deep sorrow, their condolences on the death of Peter Kerridge. They remember with huge gratitude Peter's help and support, together with staff at Premier, in making the SCC the beneficiary of a Premier Christian Radio Christmas appeal. This provided valuable funding which improved the lives of many disadvantaged children and their families in Jerusalem's Old City and East Jerusalem. RIP Peter.

The Spafford Children's Center, East Jerusalem

Within the last few years I have been an avid listener of Premier Praise and to know that this man had a vision to make Christianity more accessible to everyone is a wonderful thing. Sending my deepest condolences to his family and friends. The beautiful truth is that we have a blessed hope that we will see our loved ones again. RIP.

Kerry, Wolverhampton

The radio in my car is permanently on Premier Radio. Anyone who rides with me gets to listen to a song, a message, a prayer. Peter Kerridge steered the ship of this radio station to such a good state it became a favourite. Condolences to the family & staff.

Betty, Liverpool

Having recently gone through the experience of a loved one (mum's passing) I can relate to what Peter's family are going through. However, we take comfort in the fact that Peter is in heaven rejoicing with the host of Heaven. Listening to Premier praise has been a great support and reassurance for me especially in 2020 which was the darkest time of my life. Going through separation, divorce and rejection, I found Premier praise and all testimonies from other listeners comforting and uplifting. Continue to rest in Peace Peter, you have started and finished well.

Deba, United Kingdom

I am sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and the whole family. I didn’t know Peter and have never met him but his enthusiasm for the gospel and Christian media could not be denied. His words of encouragement came through clearly in the letters I received from Premier, his love and passion for Christ always at the forefront of what he wrote.I hope that you find comfort in God’s promises during this difficult time.

Jill, Peebles Scottish Borders

I am extremely grateful for the life of Peter Kerridge who spearheaded Premier Christian Radio, along with all of his colleagues, into being the great radio station that it is today. I started listening to Premier from the very first day of broadcasting and it has been a huge blessing to me in my personal walk with the Lord, as well as in my role as a Religious Studies teacher. The variety of programs on the station, the coverage and discussion of theological and moral issues, (many of which were and are being debated in the UK), has contributed in a huge way to my understanding of God's word in our contemporary society. I would even dare to say that Premier Christian Radio has helped to make me a better teacher of GCSE and A Level Religious Studies by keeping me up to date with the philosophical thinking of the day. Many of my students owe their success, in both GCSE and A level, to the fact that I listen to Premier Radio and use things that I have learned from all of the presenters and speakers to resource my lessons. I am so sorry that Peter is no longer with us, but I am confident that his legacy and vision will continue through all of the dedicated staff members. The Bible says in Revelation 14:13 'Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: "Blessed are the dead who die in the LORD from now on'" "Yes", says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labours, and their works follow them." My prayers and condolences are with Peters family and all who loved him. God bless you all.

Cherry Hylton, Wallington, Surrey.

I first heard of Peters passing through premiar Christian radio which I listen to nearly every day as I comute from home to work and to church.As I listened to his story how he worked so hard to get premiar radio onto the airwaves .I thought back to when I first got saved way back in 2003 without a bible without a church no other believers to talk to or asked questions. It was premiar radio that I one day found by chance on my TV channel .I couldn't believe it that I could here teachers ,music and hear others story's of how they had found the Lord or rather I should say the Lord found us ..it was such a blessing to me it strengthened me no end .And as i say I listen daily now through DAB radio which wasn't around when I first found this amazing radio station.thank you peter for making it possible and blessing some many of us the Lord truly used you .Now absent from the body present with the Lord which is far better ...Godbless Rebecca.

Rebecca bridges, Worcestershire

My deepest condolences to Peter's family, friends and the entire Premier team, Peter was be sadly missed. Just think of the many souls he guided through his vision and relentless work for Christ our Lord, like mine. I can say this because of what Premier has been in my life, Premier is the church I go to at my desk in the office, on the street, anywhere it was plugged in ears. God bless and comfort you all, and I know he is smiling down on us. Diana

Diana Shirley-Robinson, Mitcham

Journey Home: To God be all the glory for Peter's journey which was surrounded with great testimonies; a man of great vision and great faith that bridged the resistance of evil powers to emerge with success. The birth of Premier radios including both additional's were steps of great courage with the greatest result, knowing fully well that they were not individual achievements but rather collective efforts, but he was at the top of it, to stamp the decision and to give a go ahead which were great success. I personally bless God for Peter's life and the achievements he completed, I can say he finished well because of so many souls that received and are still receiving their blessings, healing, deliverance, salvation and freedom through Premier ministries. May our good Lord grant his gentle soul a peaceful rest in Jesus name aaamen. Pastor Israel Philip Elim Pentecostal Church Harlesden

Israel Philip, Elim Pentecostal Church Camberwell group of Churches

TO PETER'S FAMILY, FRIENDS & CO-LABOURERS IN CHRIST I pray Almighty God would comfort, strengthen, provide for you all. May his legacy continue to inspire and challenge the body of Christ.

Shirlene Coulton, London

I became a listener of Premier Christian Radio in the 1990s. It was through Premier that I heard about the challenges in Haiti and following prayer embarked on my first overseas mission trip. A few years ago we shared DAB radios with some of the elderly in our community so the could be encouraged and blest by what Premier Radio offered. Today I join all who knew and loved Peter thanking God for his vision, his passion, obedience and sacrifice. There is no doubt, his legacy will live on and his work will continue to grow even as he rests. May his family be comforted, knowing they are held in love and prayers by the army of the Premier family. Good night Peter.

Peggy, Birmingham UK

Peter is the only charity CEO I could name, communications from Premier seemed to be so personally from him to me. He clearly made a huge contribution to the world and has been promoted to glory. My prayers are with his family for God’s comfort in their loss and grief, He is our comforter and surrounds us with his love.

Liz Williams, Canterbury, Kent

I’m so grateful for Peter Kerridge’s obedience to God’s calling on his life. I have been and continue to be truly blessed by Premier Christian Radio since it started in 1995, just after I had my second child. I’ve always loved the worship programmes and have learned so much from the various teaching programmes and debates. Premier Christian Radio has gone from strength to strength. Long may it continue. May Peter’s Mother, wife, and sons be comforted knowing the great vision that he had has blessed so many lives all over the world. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Vilma Scott, South East London

My sincere condolence to Peter's family. I pray GOD comforts you all during this very sad time. He has truly fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith so his crown of righteousness awaits him. What a great legacy Peter has left behind. I only found premiere radio just over a year ago when I changed my car and since finding the station I have never changed the channel. I have been truly blessed by the prayers, worship and the WORD. My car journeys have been such a blessing because, under GOD Peter was obedient to the call of GOD on his life. May he rest in eternal peace in the arms of his Father.

Jennifer Turner, Birmingham

Thank you, Mr. Peter Kerridge, for your lifelong dedication to the work of God. Because of your unwavering commitment, I discovered Premier 22 years ago as a young person. Premier changed my life and has been a constant source of inspiration and faith ever since. Through the highs and lows, Premier has been a steadfast companion, guiding me and countless others with its message of hope and love. Your tireless work has touched the lives of many, bringing them closer to God and fostering a sense of community and support. I am eternally grateful for the role Premier has played in my spiritual journey. Rest in the perfect peace of God. Your legacy will continue to inspire and uplift. Thank you once again.

Rosemary Bonney, Kent

I remember meeting Peter when we were both at Regents Park College Oxford - I was a geographer, he was a Baptist Ordinand. Since then our paths have crossed from time to time. I will always remember Peter as a warm and encouraging man. His ministry will have blessed many people. May he rest in peace.

Charles Hope, Keswick

Dear Friends at Premier Radio... It was years ago that PR aired my radio program produced here in the US, and Peter was most kind and generous to provide those four minutes per gratis to our ministry. So, when I heard that this remarkable man slipped from the bonds of earth and stepped into heaven, I was touched deeply. Peter was truly a patron of the gospel of Christ, and I thank him for having opened the door, years ago, so that I might encourage listeners of Premier Radio who struggle with disabilities. God be with you all!

Joni Eareckson Tada, USA

Dear Premier Radio Team, We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Peter Kerridge. His remarkable transformation of Premier Radio into one of the world's leading Christian media networks is truly inspiring. Peter’s vision, drive, and unwavering commitment have left an indelible mark on Christian broadcasting. Here at CAP, we have been privileged to partner with Premier Radio on multiple projects. Their support and collaboration have been instrumental in reaching countless individuals in need, and his legacy of innovation and compassion will continue to inspire us all. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We share in your grief and honour Peter's memory, celebrating his incredible impact on so many lives. With deepest sympathy, From all at Christians Against Poverty UK

Christians Against Poverty

I am very saddened by the news of Peter's death and send my condolences to his family and colleagues. Peter and I started in local radio at the same time and became friends as we met at conferences, as 'newbies' together. The smile on the photo used here is the smile I remember, a smile that was not just surface but went deeply through his character. Peter has been greatly used by God and leaves a great legacy.

Richard Steel, Hexham

It’s February 1993 and I’m in trouble. Finished journalism school the previous summer and seven months later I still haven’t found employment. Repayments on the loan I had taken out to pay for the training had been due a few months previously and the bank was getting hostile. I had sent a CV to Essex FM and an out of the blue they replied several months later with an offer of a job interview. I had been interviewed before for radio reporter jobs but the gotcha questions and inevitable rejections had eroded further my already flatlining self-confidence. PK was different. He sensed my desperation. I got the job. I can’t begin to tell you the relief. Three weeks later I’m staying in a squat in London because I can’t afford rent and commuting into my first job in journalism. Day one started very badly for reasons I’m still embarrassed about. My news reading was terrible as well. A decision needed to be made as to whether to keep me. Call it christian compassion or the pragmatism of someone who needs staff in place ahead of Ten-17’s launch, maybe both, but Peter gave me a second chance. These decisions altered the course of my life: I met Clare and 25 years later I’m still annoying her. Two children. 30 years of continuous employment in journalism. It’s been quite a ride. I don’t need to tell you what kind of man Peter Kerridge was. The fact the Archbishop of Canterbury has paid public tribute to him speaks volumes. I’m still emotional three days after hearing that he died. I’m not religious but he lived by the creed he dedicated himself to. Big figure in my life.

Matt Precey, Norfolk

I thank God for Peter's life and the legacy he left in Premier radio. Like everyone, I was praying for a miracle and find news of his death incredibly sad. I pray that his family are receiving all the support and comfort they need right now and in future. Peace be with you.

Valerie Tulloch, Hornchurch

My condolence goes to Peter's wife, his sons, family, friends, colleagues and all his loved ones. May God grant you all strength at this difficult time. God will grant Peter eternal rest. My appreciation to Peter and his great work. I am blessed daily by Premier broadcasting stations especially Premier Praise. Thank you for creating this opportunity to leave messages.

Oyinade Ughulu, London

May his dear soul rest in perfect peace. My sincere condolences to all the family members and Premier Radio Staff. The Holy Spirit sooth a way every sorrow and fill our hearts with peace and heavenly assurance. His Christian leadership and legacy live forever. 🙏🏾✝️🌹💐

Rev. Peter Ernest Clement, London, England, United Kingdom

Our Lord and our God I thank you for the life of your servant Peter,thank you 🙏 for the vision of premier praise that you gave him,through his vision and dedication to your kingdom everyone that enters into our vehicle hear the good news of the kingdom of our God,i am a taxi driver I play in our vehicle only Premier praise many have been blessed through this radio. Lord I pray that you comfort his immediate family and the entire family of Premier praise give o Lord divine grace to carry on the spread of your kingdom in Jesus mighty name Amen 🙏. I know by faith in Christ our Lord that he is with you in Heaven.

Elijah Abel, London

My sincerest condolences to Peter Kerridge's Family and to our Premier Family, because that is what I consider Premier to be. My family. In this season of grief, I send to you all my love and prayers, and the Lord's peace, which surpasses all understanding and knowing that Peter through Premier Radio fought the good fight to the end, which has impacted my Christian journey. Thank you all so much for your Service for the Kingdom and may the Lord continually bless, provide, protect and keep you all in HIS perfect love. Love Wilma Alexander

Wilma Alexander, Acton, London

What is Life without making Impact through Christ, I celebrate the great works Peter a gallant soldier of Christ has done on earth, His Christ has come to give him due rest and reward for his labour on earth (His golden Crown of great reward). I condole with the family and friends that this Man of God Peter left behind, I pray that God will comfort every member of his family with the comfort of His Holy Spirit that they would not loose their comfort and joy in Christ at a difficult time like this. Premier Praise Radio is a source of inspiration for me daily, most especially on my journeys. I pray that the work Peter has done in this radio station, magazine and digital world would continue with a more dedicated soldier of Christ so more souls can have hope for the future here and beyond like where Peter has gone in Jesus name. Please accept my heartfelt condolences

KEHINDE OLABODE, BRADFORD

Premier Radio has been a blessing to me and many others for many years. I cannot thank God enough for the vision to set up this station now turned three different stations, including Premier Praise and Premier Gospel. These three stations are phenomenal in helping us to strengthen our faith and grow spiritually. Peter was a gift to us here in the united Kingdom and to the world at large. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Glory be to God for the wonderful life you lived here on earth Peter, and the fantastic legacy you 've left behind. Continue to rest in The Lord.

STELLA BAKARE, Chelmsford

As a family we listen to Premier Christian radio all the time and have been long time partners from the beginning. Peter was a simple man with a heart for Jesus His vision for Premier was unique, his main focus was to make Jesus known through the airways . He will receive his crown and listen to Jesus say - ‘ well done my good and faithful servant’ He will be missed but I’m sure he is rejoicing in heaven at the feet of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ . Praying for comfort for his family and for the whole Premier team at this difficult time .

Dr.Shekinah Chavvakula, Orpington

Premier has been a lifeline for me & especially Premier Praise which I believe works with supernatural energy against despair, grief, loneliness and negative mental health. Peter may never know the legacy of the lives his work has and will continue to transform. Maybe the Lord will share that with him - he is certainly there, a saint with all of those gone before and welcoming him into the kingdom. I never met Peter but I’m so thankful for his life and legacy, I do pray for the greatest of comfort for all his family and for peaceful hearts.

Louisa Lockwood, Gloucestershire

I am immensely sad to learn of Peter's passing, even though we all know that he has passed into glory and is now with the Lord he loved. In human terms it is still immensely sad, and I'm glad that as a Premier family we can be vocal about our sadness, support each other whom we have not met, and pray and encourage the Premier team on the ground who must be working so hard through their grief. It is heartwarming to read and hear tributes pouring in. As someone who works in healthcare in the area of Peter's illness I was always aware of what he was up against, and Peter's passing feels especially close to home. Over the years I have gained so much from Premier's ministry, and feel very much part of the family. Peter's leadership had made it all possible. I will continue to thank the Lord for his life, and pray for strength and peace in the hearts of his family. May he rest in peace in the Lord.

Raymond Dang, Stockton-on-Tees

My condolence to the family of Peter. PREMIER was my continued guide and strength as a young Christian who started life in this country (1995). I left my home and country Jamaica where I used to having and hearing gospel music around the clock and I truly could not operate without that on a daily basis. My first church I started at , I enqire if there ate any gospel stations and I was introduced tho PREMIER. Since 1996, I have been a listener and became a monthly donor for some years now. I thank God for giving Peter those years of his life to spread the gospel through this radio station. May your soul rest in peace now with your Father in Heaven.

Michell Morris, London

Sending sincere condolences to the Kerridge Family. We would like them to know what a blessing he was , to the UK and around the world spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Premier Christian Radio. May he rest in peace.

Stephen & Andrea Wharton, London

My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to Peter’s family. You will be sadly missed, I remember meeting you and how very grateful I was and am , your staunch unwavering support in the Cross case by intervening to the EcHR. I kept you in my prayers and fasting. God called you home. I often listen to premier radio and it has brought me comfort and encouragement. Nadia Eweida family of Jesus Christ.

Nadia Eweida, Strawberry Hill Twickenham

Peter was always eager to connect and share thinking whenever we met in the States at National Religious Broadcasters or like events. He was a man of great class and an evident love for Christ and His people. He and Premier Christian Radio have been a great friend to Christian media world-wide. We pray for peace and comfort for the family in their earthly loss and praise God for Peter's eternal gain.

Jim Kirkland, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

The sadness of the death of Peter numbed me but hearing that Life Line which I cherish, is one of his legacies, I join the host of heaven and the multitude of saints on earth to thank God for Peter and all that He enabled him to do. He is gone home to his and our Father.

Patience, London

I just want to offer my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Peter Kerridge, at his recent passing. I became a Christian in 1998, and found Premier Christian Radio at the same time. It has been an immense resource, comfort and blessing to me over the years. I met Peter at one of the Digital Conferences, and he was so kind to me, as I was a bit shy, but he put me at ease during our conversation. I know he will be so, so, missed this side of eternity; he has done the Lord proud, (in the best sense of that word), and has left fruit that will remain in the lives of many all over the world. God bless you Premier Family.

Angela, London

Sorry to hear Peter's passing is sad very very sad. A year after my husband died I discovered Premier Christian Radio I have never turn my radio off is always on Premier Radio has been a great companion. Peter answered the call of God and has benefited us all in UK. May his soul rest peace.My since condolences to his family

Mary Ajani, London

Deepest condolences to Peters family and friends.I never had the privilege off meeting Peter, but I am so glad he was obedient unto his calling as Premier praise has helped me through a lot off dark times. The scripture readings and prayers just seem to have came at the right time. I'm sure I will bump into him some time in heaven, and we can have a chat then. After all We will all be there for all eternity. Glory to God.

David Sinclair, Belfast

So sorry to hear about the passing of Peter. In life, you can count the people who have influence and lasting impact on your life on the fingers of one hand. For me Peter was one of those people. The community radio association were sceptical when Essex Radio Group sent in Peter to lead what became ten 17, because we thought they would not share our vision and ideals as a true station for our community. But Peter's personal values, inspirational positivity and integrity soon changed our opinion and, led by Peter, we established a station that we continue to be proud of today. Thank you for everything Peter. I owe you a lot

Russ Lewell, Murcia, Spain

I see jubilation and rejoicing in Heaven due to Peter's homecoming thinking of what he has built on earth. A man that sought the face of God through this achievement. May the good Lord continue to strengthen those he left behind for He is in Heaven right now.

Kay Rotowa, Surbiton

Hello I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Peter, my prayer for the ones left behind will know Gods presence more than ever, that you will know His perfect peace, healing and grace. Sending you lots of love and prayers x x x

Mary Shepherd, Cambridgeshire

I met Peter first at one of the always excellent Premier Digital conferences, and then later we worked together for as short time to move Woman Alive from CPO to Premier, so that it could continue its ministry in a different home. Peter had enthusiasm, straightforwardness, candour and the practiced ability not just to catch a vision quickly, but to share it with others and make it happen. God used him widely and well for His work, and now he is spared pain and stress. My prayers are with his family, and also with Kevin, Charmaine and the wider Premier team.

Laura Treneer, Brighton

Peter Kerridge is a trail blazer who has given voice to Christendom especially in the UK. May God rest his soul; and comfort his family, friends and all at Premier.

'Femi Okutubo, Trumpet Media Group, London

Thank you Peter for the pioneering work you have undertaken to ensure a Christian voice and the Christian message is heard.

Stephen Lowe, Nottingham

Thank You Loving Father , for blessing us with a wonderful man like Peter. I once did the 5 bridges charity walk and spent some time during the walk talking with Peter Kerridge. He was so down-to-earth, warm and a joy to talk with. I recall many Christmas xarol services at Methodist central hall, Peter would always be at the exit shaking our hands, wishing us a Happy Christmas. Sleep in perfect peace dear Peter, to rise in glory. Thank you ♡

Toyin, Watford

As with many others, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Peter’s family and friends. I never knew Peter but am one of the people who his legacy has affected. Premier Gospel is my direct and continued connection to the Lord. There is no greater act one human can do than lead another to the Lord and Peter, by way of his actions has done that for so many thousands. What a man! What a blessing to us all. Thank you for the work you did. Rest in the arms of our Lord and saviour Peter. We thank and salute you. God bless your soul. ❤️🙏🏽💐

Tia Willis-Jones, West London, UK and Washington DC, USA

Rest well in the bosom of the Lord Peter, Your time on earth has ended and I believe eternity is secure for you. You will surely be missed immensely, I thank God for your Life and all the Lord as done through you with Premier. Premier has been a blessing to me in ways I can not even describe as I believe it has and is still a blessing to so many lives across the world. May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace.

Jummy, London

I have been privileged to have known Peter as a friend for almost 30 years. He has been an inspiring example to me of Christian leadership with his enthusiastic drive, imagination, kindness and determination to serve Christ. The impact Peter had on the church and the country was vast. Without his energy and optimism it is difficult to see how Premier could have the reach and be the incredible force for good that it is today. One of my enduring memories of Peter was when we often found ourselves both staying overnight in the same club in central London. I would usually arrive at breakfast to find Peter's beaming grin welcoming me to join him and we would imagine together what was possible, Peter telling me about his current priorities and ideas. It was always a thrill to bump into him. I know his family and colleagues will of course miss Peter very much, but so will many others of us who saw Peter less often and his passing into glory leaves a very large hole in our lives. I will never forget my larger than life Geordie friend - his infectious smile will be waiting for us when we get to join him one day.

Andrew Hawkins, Whitestone, Exeter, UK

There are a group of us, still friends nowadays, who all met at our first radio station in the late 1990s called Ten 17 where Peter was the Station Manager. We are all now in our 40s, back then we were in our late teens and we all working in the industry today whether it be presenters, voiceovers or DJs and it's all because of Peter. He was our first boss and gave us all opportunity as importantly checked in with us via social media over the years, and took proudness to see where we are now. Like a proud father from the sidelines. He was very much our 'Ted Lasso' before 'Ted Lasso' or even streaming was such a thing. I know we're all heartbroken by this news and more selfishly for us, that we won't have a chance to have a proper catch up again and thank the man for where we all now and what we did for us RIP Peter and love to his family xx

Gavin Inskip, Hertfordshire

Many times the daily reading has stopped me In my track and been a guide/used In evangelism etc. Thank you Peter for building on rock

Steve pugh, Bristol

Premier radio is a blessing to me daily and is to many many others and without Peter’s leadership and vision and love of our Lord Jesus, this would not have happened. I am so grateful and send my sincere condolences to Peter’s family.

Irene Alder, Billericay

My deepest condolences to his wife, children and the Premier family I will always give praise to the Lord Jesus Christ and support Premier Radio, which was started by Peter. It was the only radio station played in my parents home, when they were alive. It is the first radio station in the UK dedicated to the gospel message 24 hours a day. It has strengthen me through the teachings and through Premier Gospel which is my radio family. Because Peter followed the leading of the Holy Spirit, millions have come to know Jesus Christ as their personal saviour, not only in the UK, but across the world. There was a lot of opposition to this much need radio station, but Peter never gave up, standing on the word of God. Peter has left a legacy through which the message of the Gospel can be heard. The work he has started must continue and it takes our financial support. Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints" RIEP Peter Kerridge.

Ophelia, Luton, Bedfordshire

I never knew Peter personally, but I am an avid consumer of Premier news. As a Christian journalist, I have used Premier's resources as a source for my own writing, following up stories for my audiences. He might be gone physically but his leadership and vision lives on in Premier. God bless

Tom Osanjo, Nairobi, Kenya

Sorry to hear of the passing of Peter Kerridge. Sending our condolences to his family and those who knew him and worked with him. I’ve been listening to Premier since it started in London on medium wave and I’m very grateful for his legacy.

Rob, Becky and Lottie, Cheltenham

May you rest in peace, you are now with our Lord. Thank you for your work and belief in hope. Premier Praise has helped me through difficult times working with my joy and belief in the Lord. God bless you Peter.

Dawn, Bedfordshire

I listen to Premier Christian radio at home and in the car on my own and with my family. Peter has left this legacy to spread the good news . He will be missed and remember I heartily deep condolences to all the family members who are bereaving .

Lordson Simpson, Sussex

First I would like to convey my sincere condolences to family, friends and the entire Premier fraternity for the great loss.Actually Peter will be missed by many.However , he will continue to live a mong us through what he started and left behind , to see a successful Premier, changing and giving hope to many souls.May his soul rest in eternal peace

David Opili Kitung'ati, Nairobi Kenya

I hope that Peter rests in peace now with our father God. I just need to say what a great blessing Peters work has been for me and continues to be. As many of Premiers listeners have mentioned before I could not imagine a life without Premier, Peter’ life’s work. So many of us would be spiritually poorer! Thank you Peter! Hilde

Hildegard Wieland Sutton, Brentwood Essex

Thank you for the vision God gave you to establish Premier Radio. This Christian radio station has feed, encouraged, guided me on my Christian walk for over 25 years. What a gift you have been to the body of Christ. Forever grateful. Peter May your soul rest in perfect peace. Well done you have been faithful to the very end.

Joy Adams, London

I did not have the privilege to meet Peter Kerridge but his passing has really shaken me. His selfless contribution towards the things of God is remarkable and I'm a beneficiary. I can't begin to imagine the vacuum that has been left in the lives of his loved ones. My prayer is that through the grace of God you'll find lasting solace and peace because Psalm 116:15 says "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Peter was a saint and God is pleased in him. Ever since I stumbled over Premier Christian Radio some 28 years ago, I've never looked back. The only time I turn off the radio is when I'm going out. Other than that, it's on day and night. God bless the Kerridges. God bless Premier Christian Radio as your mark your 29th anniversary.

Gloria Yankah, Basildon

I got to see my email notification on Sunday, I delayed to open it and tried to avoid tuning in on Premier Christian Radio. But as a weekly routine, i tuned in again at 5 AM this morning, listened to the summons. It was at 7 AM this morning that reality kicked in. My heart was saddened with grief as i listened to the 7 O'clock news. The mood has been sombre the whole day. I have received great comfort from messages pouring out on the special program throughout the day. I looked forward to the Newsletters, financial appeals updates which always came through the mail from Peter Kerridge. My greatest satisfaction comes from the fact that Peter has been a beacon of faith and through his hard work and dedication, Premier will not stop to broadcast because he has left a dedicated team behind to continue with the ministry. My condolences to Peter's family and the entire Premier family Rest in Glory, Peter. Elizabeth from Chingford.

Elizabeth, Chingford, London

So friendly and approachable, thanks Peter for Premier R.I.P

Rodney Latchford, Windsor

Rest well Man of God.You tranformed many people's lives,through Premier Radio. You fought a good fight soldier.May the family and all loved ones be comforted by The Holy Spirit. Till we meet again.

Letina Taderera, London

Peter was a radio pioneer and an unforgettable character and personality. A remark of his changed my life, and challenged me to face an uncomfortable truth about the ways Christians communicate their faith. He was, and is, a diamond. Now in a heavenly setting! Enjoy the homecoming, Peter! With prayers that his family and friends will be hugely comforted in their mourning by the verses from Thessalonians quoted above, and by God’s Presence and power.

Ali Burnett, Herts, Uk

Praying God's comfort on Peter's family, friends and everyone at Premier Radio. Since we came across Premier praise, it's the only station we listen to and this is because of the inspirational songs and messages always played. May his soul rest in peace.

Tee, Scotland

May Peter's soul rest in peace amen. I pray for his family in this difficult time for them. Peter fought the good fight and his legacy will live long.

Bolaji Aofolaju, Croydon South London

I discovered Premier Radio during the Pandemic when we couldn’t go to church or be in gatherings. I downloaded both three stations and it got me through the pandemic living alone. I never felt alone. I listen to premier radio when am going to work as a nurse it gives me courage and all the time at home. Am grateful for Peter Kerridge for starting this Ministry. May God Rest his Soul in Eternal Peace and give his family peace that surpasses human understanding. Let’s keep the station as a Memory to Peter Kerridge.

Maryanne Allen, Camberley, Surrey.

So sad to hear our brothers Peter's passing What you have left us is priceless Rest in peace Margaret London

Margaret Acquah, North London

It’s with mixed emotions that I write this message. Peter was a trail blazer and his legacy will live on for generations to come. Celebrating 29 years of Premier Christian Radio and Peter going home to glory is a mixture of emotions. What an achievement and a loss for us on earth. But, I’m so thankful to God that Peter was obedient to his vision, and was bold to put it into action. Since becoming a born again Christian in 2001, I have listened to Premier Radio and seen how it has grown over the years and the impact it has made on the UK and beyond. Premier radio, is always playing in my house and car on my long work journeys and I learn so much. I pray for Peters immediately family for the peace of God as they plan his homecoming and celebration of his life and start life on earth without him. I also pray for Peter’s Premier radio family and friends. I have listened all day to the many tributes that have been made and Peter was a mighty man of God, determined to do the masters will, preach the gospel to ALL nations. I know he is now with our wonderful Father in heaven and I’m confident he has heard, ‘well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ Rest well Peter from your work and labour in your Fathers loving arms. 🙏🏾

Diane Aquart, Hertfordshire

Dear Premier Group and Media Trust, It is with profound respect that we, at the Gospel Music Industry Alliance (GMIA), offer our sincere condolences, prayers and thanksgiving for the life of Peter Kerridge. We pay tribute to the impact he has undoubtedly had in the world of Christian music and broadcasting which is so evident in the incredible work that the Premier Group achieve day in, day out. We specifically want to highlight the role he personally played in encouraging the early days of GMIA and our Founder, Juliet Fletcher. Whilst tentative at times in his perspective towards the gospel music community, his vision towards its growth and success ultimately won out through his support as mentioned above but also through overseeing the establishment of Premier Gospel media which has played a hugely significant role in the lives of so many gospel musicians throughout the UK and internationally, and with whom GMIA has an incredibly important relationship. We join many throughout the nation to thank God for Peter's legacy and pray for the comfort and peace of his loved ones and colleagues. With God's blessing, Roger Moore & Anu Omideyi GMIA Co-Chairs

Gospel Music Industry Alliance, United Kingdom

Brother Peter, my heart is broken but our Lord knows best. Thank you for your service to this nation. I thank God for your life. REST IN PEACE AMEN Margaret

Margaret Acquah, Barnet North London

I am an arvid listener of premier gospel, everytime i get into my car, I play premier Gospel and it creates an environment of prayer and praise for me and my 2 boys. I never knew the late Mr Kerridge personally but his work has touched me and my family and continues to do so, I would like to pay tribute to this great visioner for his work in Gods kingdom through radio, I imagine him now with Jesus receiving his reward for such great work, our Lord Jesus stretching out his hands to him, saying welcome home ye great and worthy servant. Thank you Sir for giving us a Christian radio station. May your soul continue to rest in peace and may The Precious Holy Spirit continually comfort your family.

Oti Archer, Kent Uk

Peter was an excellent communicator. Whenever he preached at our local church, he exalted Jesus and ministered the biblical message in an engaging, challenging and thought provoking way. His commitment to the dissemination of the gospel through the medium of radio was creative and passionate as he guided and inspired Premier over many years. Peter was a lovely man of great integrity and loyalty. His faithful allegiance to His Lord and Saviour has been an example to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Paul Lewis, Leigh-on-Sea

So sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Kerridge. May his soul rest in christ jesus. He's fought the good fight of faith. In prayers for his family during this difficult time. May God bless him for all his done for the kingdom. Premier radio has been a blessing to me since it started in 95. I've seen how its changed my life to the glory of christ.

David, London

I worked alongside Peter at Essex Radio, before he went off to start his dream radio station, Premier. Peter and I would often chat about Christianity, although I was a young Christian, then, not in years, but in wisdom. We hadn’t spoken for many years, but I kept an eye on his work. I wrote to him several weeks ago, but sadly didn’t hear back. Now in Gods loving arms. My sincere condolences to his family at this time. Gods strength to you and Godbless my old colleague Peter . John

John Leech, Essex.

I am very grateful 🙏 for premiere radio encouragement .I play it on my way to work at a local hospice and home plus at other times on my phone . Peter was very brave and showed positive faith during a difficult time . I know he is in heavens hands and his legacy lives on .

Alison Plumb, Essex

When I was 22 back in 1993 I wrote to Peter who was in the process of setting up a new radio station called The Big One 1017. For someone desperate to break into radio I was amazed that not only did he write back he invited me to train alongside a group of other radio hopefuls at the new studios in Harlow. Week in week out, he taught us how to operate a desk, back time a jingle so we hit the news, write scripts, talk about content and how to engage an audience. Eventually he actually put us on air. Although I only knew Peter for a couple of years, he put me on the path to a successful career in radio and that led to a successful career in television. Without Peter, none of it would have happened for me. He was the kindest, warmest man who encouraged me to fulfil my dreams. People often ask you the question 'which person changed your life?', well for me I always say, it was Peter Kerridge. Condolences to your family, and God bless you Peter x

David Hall, Manchester

We first met Peter soon after he was appointed as CEO of Premier in the 1990's. He was a dear, friendly, gifted and godly leader, pioneering a vital Christian multi-media enterprise from small beginnings on medium wave limited initially to London and the Home Counties. Through his wide vision, faith, boldness and perseverance God has created a ministry of international, Biblical significance which has led many to salvation and brought sound teaching and huge encouragement to God's people. We thank God, and give him glory, for Peter's huge contribution to advancing the Kingdom of God in these most needy of times. He is now out of physical pain and serving his Lord with joy and peace in Heaven, but we will all miss him!

Handley & Mary Hammond, Epsom, Surrey

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Peter. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I am very grateful for the impact that Peter had at Premier Radio as Premier Radio was there for me when I went through a very dark time of depression. I am so thankful for the ministry of Premier Praise. I thank God for the work that Peter did in order that Premier Radio could do what it does today. My thoughts and prayers are also with all the staff at Premier Radio. God Bless Bryan

Bryan

Premier praise is part of my daily life. It has been for the past couple of years and it has helped me grow and develop my relationship with my faith. It has enabled me to introduce faith to my small children and has encouraged me to set up a Sunday school Group in my local Church Thank you for the inspiration.

Rebecca Whitehead, Marple cheshire

Sorry to hear of Peter's passing, he was so passionate about Premier and his walk with Christ. I found Premier before I went to Church regularly and Premier encourged me and uplifted me with the stations Worship and Praise God Bless Peter and all he did for this great Christian Radio Station and for being a beacon of Faith in so many peoples lifes

Heather Moore, Nottingham

It was through Premier Radio that my direction in life towards apologetics was very significantly influenced. So - profound thanks Peter for pioneering your Radio and media broadcast ministry that so helped me realise the focus in my spiritual life.

Jonathan Carter, St Albans, UK

My 9year old daughter Myra and I listen to Premier Praise every morning and each time the presenter announced updates on Peter's health, we always said a prayer for him and his family. All the testimonies we are hearing on radio today speak of what a remarkable man he was. We join the family and colleagues in celebrating his life. Rest in glory Peter.

Nyasha Mangaba, Falkirk, Scotland

My condolences to the Kerridge family, and Premier team on the passing of Peter. I pray that God comforts you all in Jesus' name. I would like to thank God for Peter's life and for all Peter achieved for the kingdom of God. My family are blessed to stream all 3 radio stations in our home and in the car. I'm blessed by the teachings in the mornings. My husband likes Premier Gospel in the evening. My children love singing and dancing in the kitchen and love to get the google speaker to 'play Premier Praise'. The atmosphere in our home is beautiful with the radio on all day. Without Peter's vision and execution, this would not be possible. Rest in peace Sir and thank you for changing lives.

Debeyan Chukwudum, Birmingham, UK

My friend and I attended the 10th Premier Radio Anniversary on 11th June 2005 at the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. While we were having refreshments, Peter came over to us and starting chatting. We don't know why he singled us out, but then he was obviously being friendly to everyone he could see. It was nice to have met him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Lester Amann, Ilford Essex

I am so very saddened to hear and read about the sad passing of Peter Kerridge. I was really hoping and praying that he'd "pull through",but unfortunately he didn't. I shall miss him so much! He did so much for Premier! Such a crying shame he's not around to celebrate Premier's 29th birthday today! I really looked forward to receiving his letters and updates telling me about what's happening with Premier! My heart really goes out to his family and friends at this sad time of mourning! I pray that God will wrap his Great,Big,Living, Comforting Arms around them at this time, and given them the peace and comfort that they need at this sad time.I send them my condolences and prayers.(2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

Brenda, South Tottenham North London

Sincere condolences to Peter’s family and friends at this time. I’m very greatful for the many times Premier Radio has played a song or simply shared a scripture at just the right time. I’m so thankful for Peter’s dedication to keep this listeners supported station running all these years. It has been a lifeline in the darkest of times . The work will continue on due to the God-inspired work of Peter.

Loui, South Wales

So very sorry to hear of Peter’s death. 250 years ago John and Charles Wesley used word and music to bring an eternal message of hope to British people. They did it on horseback and in the fields and at the factory gates. Peter Kerridge used radio waves, technology and total dedication to achieve the same ends. His work was a blessing to all who met him. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

David Alton - Lord Alton of Liverpool, House of Lords

Travelling by train In the seventies we met Peter he was trying to enlist support to start a radio for London My wife had a a little piece of an advert for prayer from The Christian Herald which she had prayed for.So our prayers were heard along with many others. Since dab we have listened for all these years I am nearly 96 Praise the Lord

Richard Peart, Doncaster

My Christian walk cannot be recorded or complete without the impact Premier has made in my life. From 1997, I recall coming to London and searching for christian values. It has always been a rock for me through very trying times. The vision of a man to seek and save the lost and find true meaning and purpose empowering people to put their trust in God in their daily lives and bringing the christian community to all. Premier is part of my daily routine and always has a word to inspire, encourage, transform and enable through the all-encompassing vision of one man to reach homes through media with the message of salvation and renewal. May Peter's family be proud of the impact his vision made and be encouraged that He was such a faithful servant of the Most High.

Solape, London

Dear Premier, It was with sadness that I received the news that Peter had passed away. I remember attending the 20th Anniversary held at St Paul's Cathederal in London and a thinking what an amazing dignified man he was at ease in the company of dignititaries as well as lay people. I would like to share Rev.14:13 And I heard a voice from Heaven saying "Write this: Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord. "Yes, says the Spirit, 'they will rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them.' Rest in peace Peter and thank you for the Legacy that you left to Premier Christian family and the Nation. In Christ Jesus, Susan

Susan Elliott, Binfield, Berks.

This is a painful exit. Im sure you are dancing with the angels now. God loves you best. I never met Peter in person but ive been praying for him Premier radio has been such a blessing to my Christian journey. It has been a voice hope indeed. I pray Gods comfort, strength, wisdom and peace for every member of Peters family. I pray his legacy lives on. Love always Ade

Mrs ade adelekan, Neasden

When I heard on the radio for us to pray for Peter, I prayed and hoped he will be okay. It was really sad to hear yesterday Sunday 9th of June that he had gone to be with the Lord. I never met him or knew him but felt the need to pray for a brother. In all we give glory to our God for his life and commitment to God. Heaven is rejoicing because a GENERAL has come Home. I pray God comfort the family and fill their hearts with His love. Rest on brother till we meet again.

Agatha Ubong, Colchester

Rest in peace great one. Thank you for fulfilling God's purpose. Rest in the bosom of the Lord. Because of you, i listened to premier radio when I came into the UK years ago and it strengthen my faith. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. May the God of all comforts comfort, strengthen and uphold you; may His peace that surpassed all understanding surround you, may the grace to carry on fill your lives in Jesus Mighty Name 🙏

Celia, Greater Manchester

What a wonderful Legacy Peter has left . This has been a tough year for me I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and with my headsets I listened to PP in hospital.PTL I am clear but the support of PP has immense My heart goes out to his family and work family ❤️❤️❤️

joy thomas, Llanelli

With sadness I send my love and affection to the whole of Peter's family at this very difficult time remembering that he could not be in a better place now he is with our Heavenly Father. I just thank our Lord for all that he has led Peter to do so loyally over his time on earth. THANK YOU PETER. and God Bless. From an avid listener of Premier Radio.

Delia, Poole

My prayers are with Peter, and his family. Premier Christian Radio and Premier Praise are the stations I have tuned into for the last 6 years. I discovered Premier when at a low ebb in my life. It was God sent.

Nigel Ainsworth, Bootle, Liverpool

I got to know about premier gospel radio through a family in my church 23 years ago, and ever since, it as being my 24hrs a day go to for spiritual inspiration, premier as being there for me when I lost my only sister to breast cancer, in 2008, my Father in 2010 and my mother in 2016, without the constant presence of premier Christian radio in every room in my house, telling with God all thing are possible, I don't know how I will be able to carry on. We all know Peter is with the Lord now, and I pray for his family and the legacy he left behind to live on to the glory of God the Father of all. Amen. Yemisi Abiola. A 24hr listener.

Oluyemisi Abiola, Southall, Middlesex

Peter did brilliant work to help many, many. I speak as one who was doubtful at first but was drawn in by his enthusiasm and persistence, based on his love of Jesus. RIP

John Hutchison, liverpool

I am so sorry for your loss what an amazing man , So grateful he isn’t suffering anymore and is witn our lord our king of kings Yeshua , Praying for you all at this very hard time May you hold onto each other and our risen lord , I am mentally and physically disabled and premier radio and premier praise have helped so much in many dire situations and in hospitals , Love and prayers for you all Your Christian sister Mary xx

Mary Evans

Radio premier was a great inspiration to me at crucial times and the programmes I followed were a great comfort to me. Peter was a pillar and may his soul rest in peace beside our Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Kally Katshunga

Dr. Kally Katshunga, London U.K.

It is so painful that we are missing Peter at a time his ministry and impact are greatly needed. Yet we thank God that he lived a fulfilled and impactful life. His legacy lives forever. His life and ministry remains a blessing to me and will remain a blessing to all eternity. May his gentle soul rest in peace with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May the Lord continue to comfort his family and everyone who worked with him and enjoyed his ministry. Shalom ♥️♥️♥️

Dr. Paul Cookey, Nigeria

Although did not know Peter personally i have listened to Premier radio for ages and I thank Peter very much for that he became an Inspiration to me . Babs brent

Barbara brent, Sunbury on Thames

Our warmest condolences go to Peter’s family and Friends - may they find strength in the memories that they shared and in knowing he has earned his stripes in Heaven. God bless you all 💜🙏🏾

Joan, Nottingham

Thank you Peter for all that you did for the Kingdom. You are with our Lord and one day we will meet again. Miss you! Precious Holy Spirit, please let your comforting presence be with Peter’s family during this painful time, your peace keep them always in the name of our Lord Jesus.

Niyi, Outer London

My deepest sympathies go to Peter’s family and colleagues at this sad time. May the God of all comfort surround you and His peace fill your hearts. I have been a listener of Premier Christian radio and Premier praise for a number of years. Thanking God for the life of Peter and his calling to give the Christian faith a voice in this nation. God bless you Peter, rest in peace and the Presence of your Saviour and Lord.

Ann Smith, Liverpool

My deepest condolences to Peter’s family and loved ones. I pray Yahweh’s comfort, peace and strength for you at this sad time. I pray you will find comfort in your cherished memories of Peter. He was such a committed and faithful servant to Premier and the Premier family. He had such enthusiasm, passion and zeal for all things Premier. He will be deeply missed. Rest in eternal peace Peter, thou good and faithful servant 🙏🏽.

Trecia McCalla, London

Precious in the sight of the Lord of his faithful Saint that has departed. Rest in peace Peter Kerridge. It is well. Condolences to family and friends

Elinor Jones, South Woodford

My deepest thanks to all the work Mr Kerridge has done through the years on Premier Radio ensuring the word and love of God is shared with so many of us listeners. I pray for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will rest on his wife, children, family and friends at this time. Many blessings to Premier Family as we remember him.

Audrey Gerald, Southend on Sea

I am deeply saddened by the death of our CEO Peter Kerridge. He was an inspiration to us all and I thank the lord for his life for not only establishing Premier Christian Radio but for his dedication and for all the work he has done in leading us for the last 30 years. Peter was so precise, he had so much energy and when ever we had an event he would make sure that everything was in order. He was a man of great faith and was very encouraging. I have learnt a lot from him and I am blessed. Peter has impacted so many lives and he has not only left a legacy that will go on for generations but he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with his family at this time. May he rest in eternal peace in the arms of his loving father.

Sharon, Harrow

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants."(Ps 116/15). Dear Peter, shine like a star in Eternity and show us the light to Glory! Prayers..

Mathew M, Stoke on Trent

My condolences to Peters direct family and his radio family Premier Christian Rdaio. Have have been listening to Premier for some time now. Peter had such beautiful calm voice and certainly a passion for the gospel. He will be greatly missed, but God saw it fit to take him home. His work on earth is finished he can now receive his crown of life that fadeth not. May he rest in eternal peace. God bless

Fay, Manchester

Thank you, Peter, God bless! Premier did inspire me so much towards my baptism and has helped my faith and relationship with our Jesus Christ our LORD.

Sherene, Bromley

So very sad to hear about Peter’s death. I felt like I knew him even though I never met him. He communicated with us like we were family - and in Christ, we are family. My sincere condolences to his close family. He’s fought the good fight and what a great reward awaits him. His faith has challenged me and that’s a good thing because I don’t want to turn up empty handed before Jesus, so thank you! God bless this ministry!

Bridget, Aldershot

Peter was so encouraging to me over the years. He trusted me to lead a short-term project with Premier Radio during a summer break from Bible college when I was just 30 and fly with it. He had a genuine interest in my life and was so supportive and super encouraging when we eventually adopted our three children. I will truly miss him, his laugh, his smile and his friendship.

Suzy Guinan, USA

Very sorry to hear this news. Peter was a committed and wonderful supporter of our carol services at Central Hall. He leaves a lasting legacy and will be much missed.

Gerard Brooks, Director of Music Methodist Central Hall Westminster

Deep condolences and prayers to Peter's family and friends. Sad to hear about loss but great that he us reunited with our Lord Jesus! Tribute to all his amazing job he has done through the years for Premier Christian radio. Thanks to him lives are still being changed and I can enjoy and praise Lord every day in Jesus precious name, amen 🙏 🙌 ❤️

Monika, Aberdeen

May Peter rest in his embrace. He has been a beacon of light shining to the nation.

Esther Adoh, Dartford

I am so deeply sorry to learn of Peter's passing. I thank God for his life and ministry and the blessing of Premier Christian Radio which has been and is a beacon of light and hope to so many. May Peter rest in peace and rise with all the saints in glory and may his family know God's peace, strength and hope in Jesus at this time.

Jenny Parker, Harrow Middlesex

Rest in peace Peter. Heaven has gained a saint. You shall be missed

Clara Juba, Croydon

I send my condolences to you all at Premier and to Peter's family, friends and colleagues. What a man! As it says in Hebrews 11 v 4 "though he is dead he still speaks". His life and ministry like an amazing web weaved across our nation and further afield helping to bring a message of life and hope to many. I am so thankful to God for Peter and for you all at Premier. Paula Smith

Paula Smith, Worcester Park

I am so so sorry to hear of the passing of Peter and have been praying for his health since his diagnosis.. I listen to Premier Praise every day and my heart goes out to his family and all the presenters and staff at Premier, I am listening the Sunday night tributes of hymns, songs and prayers and feels so touched by all the tributes. Peter is now reunited with our precious Lord and free from any pain and suffering, he is now in paradise. RIP xxx

Kathryn Palmer, Shropshire

Thank you Lord for giving Peter gifts and a vision to make this world a safer place for children who love Jesus to still enjoy the adventures of gaming. May God comfort Peter’s family and friends.

Leslie Scott, Florida

I have known Peter as a colleague and friend for the past three decades, both in secular radio broadcasting and with Premier Media. Hugely talented as a visionary leader, he has also always been faithful to his vocation as a pastor and evangelist. He cared about individuals and was a great encourager. That different people both discover and express their Christian faith in differing ways were, to him, matters for celebration. 'To know Christ and make Him known' moulded Peter’s character. My condolences to his wife and family. God bless Kevin Bennett and the entire Premier team as you continue the work that Peter has been so influential in developing.

David Lucas, Surrey

My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies for Peter’s family and friends. May you know the comfort and peace of the Lord as you mourn his loss. He is at peace with his Lord in the room, of many rooms that has been prepared for him, and all who believe, in house of our Heavenly Father. May God bless you all and Peter, rest in eternal peace. ❤️

Jackie O'Rourke, Scottish Borders

This is saddened, what a huge loss to the kingdom of of God. My deepest condolences, sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the general army of God Mr Peter Kerridge family, friends, colleagues and Premier team members. We can only console ourselves that general is in a better place. Rest in perfect peace

Henrietta, Hull

He was the comforting voice that welcomed me on premier radio 20 years ago when I just arrived to London. His legacy goes far beyond what people can imagine. Words just can’t express the depth of the loss that I felt when I heard his passing. All my love to the family and to those who knew him.

Sandrine, France

So sorry to hear about Peter. He was an inspiration many years ago when I heard him present a Christian show on Essex radio. God gave him a vision for Christian radio many years ago and he has followed it through. Thank you Peter. A good and faithful servant. Our condolences are with family, friends, employees and all who knew him.

John Young, Elim church, Leigh on Sea

Rest well man of God. We pray God's grace and strength for his family and the entire premier family 🙏

Adjoa Kobeh, Ruislip London

My condolences to Peter kerridge family and church family. Thank God for his leadership. He will surely be missed.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Lorna, Bexleyheath

Giving thanks to God for Peter who touched so many lives across all denominations and backgrounds. A wonderful heart for God and the Gospel. Even very recently and very unwell he took time to encourage me, and I’m sure, others. It’s our loss and heavens gain but his legacy for faithful service to God will live on. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we send much love to them.

Ian Smith, Leigh Road Baptist Church

My sincere condolence to this blessed man's family, his life and choice to lead Premier radio station has impacted so many lives. It is a wonderful companion to my mother throughout the day. The sermons and worship truly inspire, challenge and uplift believers across the country. I am so grateful for his faithful service, cheerful nature and tremendous legacy to those that remain. God bless you and keep you.

Darlene Skeete, London

It felt like a physical blow when i heard of Peter Kerridge's passing yesterday. I did not personally know this lovely man, but since first hearing about his illness..and feeling the need to pray for Peter and his family, it felt as though i did get to know him personally. What a very brave fight you fought dear man. I do hope that throughout the battle, you did know how loved a appreciated you were..and still are. It is a very sad day for all who knew you and others who were touched a changed through knowing you. May our LORD comfort and fill your family and loved ones with peace. Knowing with absolute certainty that you are pain free..resting at the feet of our precious saviour "JESUS CHRIST". R.I.P Peter Kerridge.

Debra Carpenter, Manchester

Rest in peace brother Peter. Praying that your loved one’s receive comfort from the knowledge that you are now with the lover of our soul’s Jesus Christ. Amen

Linda selik, Leeds. West Yorkshire

With Premier I mourn the loss to the church on earth of my friend and colleague Peter Kerridge whilst rejoicing at the gain of the church beyond us and that he is freed from the pain and frustration of his last illness. I respected Peter’s enthusiasm for the Good News and gained so much from our meetings over the last 20 years which served my own broadcasting. Peter recognised the love for Jesus in me and in many right across the denominational spectrum. It was a joy to work with him as it is to work with Kevin and the ongoing team as coworkers in the great cause of Premier Christian Radio.

Fr John Twisleton, Haywards Heath

Farewell to a wonderful man. How I shall miss him at church, especially when he stood in front of me!

Hilary Glanville, Leigh on Sea

We send our sincere condolences and love to Peter’Kerridge’s family and colleagues at Premier. Peter was such an inspiration to our dear mother who passed in 2004 and who encouraged us to continue to trust in Jesus and support Premier for the great work you do under the strong leadership of Mr Kerridge. We love you all very much and will pray for his family and Premier that you will be comforted, continue to stand up for Jesus and his righteousness, reap a great harvest and in the end we will all hear the great welcome words from our Heavenly Father “Well done good and faithful servant …”. Amen! With sincere condolences, love and thanksgiving, sending lots oF hugs Mr & Mrs Stevens.

Mr & Mrs Stevens, Slough

Dear Premier team, What sad news to hear of Peter's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. For here on earth have we no continuing city, but as pilgrims we seek for one above whose builder and maker is God Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. May the Lord comfort and strengthen the family at this difficult time. Much love, Hellen

Hellen Musana, Croydon

What a wonderful man who has helped so many people through Premier. Love and prayers are with his family at this sad time. His legacy lives on

Sarah, Nottingham

Good night Peter You will be greatly missed Thank you for the legacy you left for us to continue to treasure - Jesus in You

Kofo, UK

I had the privilege to know Peter briefly and in this short period of our acquaintance, his passion, vision and zeal for Premier and the Gospel of Jesus Christ shone right through every conversation I had with him. He was strategic in executing his calling and made every minute count. His life and ministry have been exemplary for countless. I pray fervently for Premier and its work to continue stronger than ever and may Peter's legacy continue through everything that Premier do in the years to come. Sending my prayers, thoughts and best wishes to Peter's family and all the staff at Premier.

Daniel Christian, Greenwich, London

So sorry for the loss of Peter to his family and friends from premier radio. May his soul now rest in Gods peace. No more suffering or pain for Peter. I am so glad I came across this station,many years ago. Has helped me through the rough times in my life. The letters I received with Peters signature. Never giving up always trying to promote Gods word and his love for each one of us. RIP Peter. 🙏🙏

Sheila Boyle, Northern,Ireland.

Thank you Lord for Peter Kerridge, thank you for his faithful willingness to answer your call to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the UK and the world. I mourn his passing away but I celebrate his entering to be with the Lord. I love Christian Premier Radio; it is so needed in this age of information coming at us from all sides, to keep our eyes on the Lord and His work. Praise the Lord for Peter and his wonderful ministry of shining the Light of Jesus into the world.

Viktorija Vakuļenko Rimmer, Southport, England

Thank you for standing up for the Lord. You made Jesus proud! May the Lord comfort and strengthen your family and the entire body of Christ. We salute you! Rest in His Peace

Christine Ikyemtu, Basildon

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Peter´s family and all who knew such a dedicated and inspiring man. Thanks beyond measure for his life and mission- to a world in need of the message he shared. . May God grant us all the courage and strength to share that message with all we meet . Peter will not be forgotten. God Bless all at Premier who continue to spread that hope .

Carole Bridge, Spain

Thanks to Peter for all the work that he has done in promoting the Kingdom of God. Premier has led me back to Christ and I continue to listen every day. My thoughts and prayers so out to Peters family at this time

Andrea, Walthamstow

So sad to hear the news. Prayers and Condolences to his family and friends. He leaves a great legacy. God Bless May he rest in peace.

Annemarie Stark, Birmingham

I want to express my deep sadness at the passing of Peter Kerridge . May his Soul Rest in Peace and rise in glory. My sincere condolences to Peter 's family . May they know God's comfort and peace now and in the days to come. Peter had a vision of a Christian Radio Station and he was faithful to it . He has left a legacy that will live on for generations to come. Premier Christian Radio has been my companion for over twenty years. I have so benefited from the worship, prayer ministry and teaching . Premier Christian Radio was my special companion to and from university at a ripe old age of 50years, right through to my successful completion and graduation in my pharmacy degree. My family and friends have benefited from the ministry of Premier Christian Radio in more ways than I can recount. Thank you Peter Kerridge for your obedience and faithfulness to God. May you rest in peace and rise in glory. .

Regina

Rest well Peter. May the Holy Spirit continue comfort your family during this difficult time. Thank you for giving the the Christian voice a.space on the airwaves. I know there is a crown of life and rewards awaiting you. Till we meet again rest in perfect.peace.

Winnie, Greenhithe

So sorry to hear of Peters death! I so enjoyed reading his Voice of Hope notes and his wise comments and helpful guidance through the scriptures, this I will sorely miss! Praying for family and friends that they will find peace & understanding at this difficult time. Angela

Angela Neill, Belfast

I just want to send my love and prayers to all the family at this time.Indeed,we grieve ...but ..not as those who have no hope .His Father must be so proud of him..I remember Peter's amazing dry sense of humour that used to get me chuckling way back at Beacon Lough ! Very much love in Jesus to you all, Katherine and family .

Katherine Walton [ Barras ], Whitley Bay

My sincere condolences to Peter's family and premier family. May God give you peace during this difficult time. Premier will remain our beacon of hope. Peter has been welcomed home by our loving father ❤️

Susan Wangendo, Romford

What an exemplary brother in the Lord. I listen to Premier every morning on the way to work and am forever grateful for the freedom to worship with the Premier family. I send my sincere condolences to all who mourn Peter’s death and rejoice that he is in eternity, free of pain and walking with his Jesus. Xxx

Linda Lucas, Basingstoke

Premier was such a stabilising presence in my life during my college in the early 2009s and university years later on. First time I heard a broadcast was its sound coming out of the office of the head nurse in a care home where I worked part time during my A levels in 2000/21. I was immediately drawn to it as it was something that gave me inspiration and an everlasting presence as I moved on to love on my own in my early 20s. The inspiring Winning ways and worship songs keep me on my Christian path. Not forgetting the exciting and homely sermons, all the way till now, knowing there are thousands of other Christians like me all listening at the same time. I would see Peter's face in the emails from Premier, always positive and smiling. I was so sad when when I heard he was losing the battle with his health problem. May you rest peacefully in the Lord's bosom. God bless you for your outanding work. God bless your family too and may God console them on losing such a diamond.

Kobe, Sheffield

My sincerest condolences to Peter’s family, Premier family and loved ones. I came to salvation in Christ 25 years ago from listening to Premier Christian Radio, and thank God immensely for Peter who accepted Gods call to lead this station that continues to change lives all around the world. May his soul rest eternally in our Lord bosom, amen.

Louis Ovonlen, Harlow

Than you Peter Your work has impacted my Christian journey more than I can say Rest in peace and rise in glory

Mark, Eastrington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Every day listening to you, Inspired me every day to keep strongly my faith alive. Thank you And RIP.

Eileen Taylor, Chiswick

I've listened to Premier for about the last 5 years. It has helped me through dark times, unemployed, family problems, my dad's death, health problems and lots of emotional issues. Even today God has used Premier to minister to my broken heart. I'm just one insignificant person, but I still want to say thank you Peter for following God's direction to have this media that reaches so many of us at our darkness moments. May God comfort Peter's family and the Premier family. God bless you 🙏 ❤️

Ruth, Sweden

I was so sad 😞 to hear of Peters passing ...ive been supporting Premier for a while ....Peter really touched my heart the first time I saw him I just knew he was special...his lovley smile and heartfelt thanks for any help ..he was very sincere and anointed I could see Jesus in him ....May he rest in peace now and am sending love prayers and hugs to his family...may Gods comfort surround you all ....I will continue supporting this wonderful ministry xx

Ella Powell, Isle of Man

I've never met Peter but my heart is heavy hearing this...he left an incredible legacy! There are many of us who have been spiritually nourished through the content on this platform, and for that I'm incredibly grateful. The heavenly commendation, "Well done, good and faithful servant" is much deserved. Sending love to Peter's family and friends, from Australia.xxx

K

What a man of vision you are...when I heard over the radio that you were ill and quest to pray for you, I was so sure you will be ok even awaiting the testimony. Mr Peter, may your soul rest in peace..you have been a person God has used for me and a lot of people..as we listen to good Gospel music and messages, you sowed a great seed..and many people will be reaping for years to come. THANK YOU very much sir. Peter may your soul rest in peace as God comforts your wife and children and family. May your legacy live on forever

Titilola Fashina, Luton

A life well lived in the service of his Lord. I was a student at Regent's Park College, Oxford with Pete and had my own journey into radio work, serving the Lord within the BBC. Pete and I stayed in touch through the years. Pete was an ideas man, committed to excellence in communication and the gospel imperative to make Jesus known. May the peace of God be with his family and loved ones.

Wayne Clarke, Manchester

I really wish I were in the studio with you all and I could give you a massive hug, you sound like you could use it. The Premier team have become part of my circle of friends. Through thick and thin we've been journeying together and the fact that we can do this is down to Peter. Every day, whatever I'm doing, I hear solid Bible teaching, a wide range of worship songs and I have met some of my dearest friends on air, connected through radio. Sending hugs to you all, and to Peter's family at this time.

Alison, Sheffield South Yorkshire

I would like to pass on my sincere condolences to all of Peter's family members and friends. Peter's ministry had a profound effect on my life and I look forward to meeting him in glory to thank him for his ministry.

Stavros Petrou, Oxford

I can remember when i came to UK in 1997 i didn't know about any Christian radio station until a colleague at my Hull University chanced on Premier Christian Radio and since then, i followed it religiously almost everyday of the week. All credit to Peter who availed himself for God to use him tremendously to the glory of His Kingdom. I would listen to him when launching Premier's Appeal for Fund every year and would make my contribution albeit under cover. Peter, we love your inspiration, courage & above all your love & devotion to the knowledge of God. WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH BUT GOD LOVES YOU BEST. Rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord till we meet again at the end of time.

Sandy Mensah, Dartford

I would like to thank the Lord for Peter's life and his dedication in serving the Lord by sharing the gospel and establishing Premier Christian Radio Station. I don't think Peter will know how many lives have been blessed by through the radio station, including me. I am saddened to hear of his passing, but thankful that he no longer is suffering and is in the loving arms of the Heavenly Father. May his family be fully comforted with the comfort of Jesus and His peace. Remember the words of our Lord to Martha and Mary, I AM the Resurrection and the Life; whoever trusts in me, even if he dies he shall live. What a good and faithful servant. God bless. Ugo

Ugo, South Wales

Rest on Peter in the blossom of your Lord. Lord, please comfort and console all Peter's loved ones and everyone in Premier Radio. Grant them everything they need to be able them bear this loss and be with them in days and months ahead. Amen

VICTORIA, CROYDON

My Condolences to your family may your soul continue to rest in peace and rise in glory, His family will be in our thoughts and prayers never met him but listen to him on Premier radio may your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.

Lynn Nisbett, East Ham,London .

My condolences to the family of the late Peter. I pray for supernatural strength and grace upon his family at this time and forever 🙏 ❤

Rose, London

Such sad news, my condolences with his family.

Val Smith, Ashby de la Launde

It was my daughter who introduced me to Premier Christian Radio and ever since, through Peter Kerridge, the Premier Christian CEO, this Radio Station has been a constant presence in our house. We thank God for Peter’s life - as believers we are comforted that he is gone to be with our Almighty Father.

Jide Awe, Eastbourne

I'm so sorry to hear of passing of Peter. I work for UCB Radio and we as a team have stood in untied prayer with Premier and his family during his health battle. I'm sure Peter knew and felt the continued support from you all and the prayers that were being lifted up. He leaves a legacy that will be carried forward as Premier continues to impact homes with the good news about Jesus. God Bless you all. Will continue to pray for this family

Becky Proffitt, South Staffordshire.

Praying for Peter’s family and the whole of Premier Christian radio’s ministry…..only eternity will reveal how many people have been brought to faith in the Lord Jesus,or strengthened in their ChristIan life through that ministry…..Peter’s desire to spread the good news of the Christian gospel will be a constant challenge to us all…..a faithful servant of the Lord.

Maurice, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

May Peter's Soul rest in peace. Thank you, for all you did for the Kingdom of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Father, please Comfort and keep Peter's family in your Love and Care.

Chris Allanah, London

Giving thanks to the Lord for Peter’s life and wonderful service to growing and building for the Kingdom of God Praying for his family May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

Barry Dugmore, Warwickshire

Sending my sincere condolences; what an incredible man. I can’t thank him enough for Premier Radio. As a single mum it got me through the early years when life was so tough. I don’t know what I would have done without it. Our Father has certainly prepared a place for him as he joins Him now. Blessings, love and comfort to Peter’s family 🌺❤️

Julia Hatten, Devon

Dear Peter, I received the message of your passing to glory with sadness. Thank you for making Premier what it is today. Your dedication and tenacity of purpose shone through all the way. We all wish you would not have left us yet, but take solace in the knowledge that you are in a better place. Sleep on until we meet to part no more. I pray the Lord comforts and keeps your family 🤲🏾

Abimibola Akinyemi, London

Thanking Peter for his vision, for premier radio & for inspiring so many. Sending my Condolences to Peter's Family at this sad time. May his Soul RIP & his Legacy live on 🙏🏼🕊🙏🏼

Nataylia Roni, London

May the Lord comfort Peter's family. May they be comforted by Revelations 21:4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Linda, London

I am saddened to hear this, but I believe he is now with our Daddy God. Thank you for everything you did regarding your mission here on earth. I pray for peace and comfort for his family. Thank you Brother Peter

Natalie Thomas

If I hadn’t of found Premier during lockdown I know I wouldn’t be here now. Premier got me through a very difficult time in my life. My faith now is so strong and I Thank God for a wonderful radio Station. Peter, wow what an amazing man, now safely in the arms of Jesus. Many blessings and peace to his family Heavens gain.

Hayley, West Sussex

Peter was a great man of God with great vision to lead Premier forward. He, without knowing it, as had a major influence on my spiritual journey over so many years. Premier is very special to so many. I thank you Peter Kerridge. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers God bless Tony from Derby

TONY, Derby

I met Peter on an educational pilgrimage I organised for the press to the Holy Land at the time he was offered CEO at Premier and I watched him creating a truly Christian huge media, which is greatly needed and appreciated in our country. His ever infectious smile, his lovely broad geordie accent will live forever in my memory. He was larger than life and full of elegant sense of humour and a very loyal friend. May he rest in peace. At this very sad time, Peter's family and colleagues are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be sorely missed. We are grateful to our Father for Peter's life and for sharing it with us. May he rest in eternal peace. Issa & Therese Tahhan

Issa K Tahhan (Mr), Westcliff on Sea

I am so sorry for your loss. Peter has enabled me to grow in my faith and bring the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ to the front of my life. Peter's vision for Premier is truly God sent. Sending love and prayers. Elaine

Elaine, Widnes

I was involved with a music ministry called New Christian Music and went to a prayer meeting at Westminster Chapel, organised by Premier to pray over the rioting that had happened in some of the areas in London. My wife, Sue and I were sitting at the front and we were asked to pray in groups and Peter joined us. I loved his humility and the way he prayed, which was heartfelt and honest. Peter was a pioneer with a massive vision and has launched and left a great legacy, that I am sure needs our continuing support.

Roger Hill, Leighton Buzzard

May you receive your crown with extra jewels Peter as you prepare to sit at Our Lord's table .your race is won . Thankyou for your time on earth and commitment to Premier Christian Radio . I work with Haematology team including bone marrow biopsies and diagnosis of blood disorders so I'm well aware of the battle you have endured . I'm sorry and send my Condolences to your loved ones

Dot, Lancashire

Eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him may he rest in peace Amen

Elizabeth Aitken, Edinburgh Scotland

I grieve with you and for you at Peter’s death as he was such an amazing man. But May we rejoice that he live on eternally with our Lord and Saviour who he served so faithfully.

Prudence Mageep, Lancashire

It is with great sadness to hear the passing of a great man Peter Kerridge. It is Premier radio that brought me to know the Lord Jesus Christ. So I can say it is Peter Kerridge that brought me to know the Lord Jesus Christ, along with many many others. What Legacy to leave behind.

Glenn Rogers, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

Worked with Peter many times in the past. Always found him courteous, creative and very driven. My prayers with his family and the wider Premier family.

Steve Maltz

May God of all comfort comfort the family, colleagues and Premier listeners. Though my heart is heavy but my joy is we will one day meet to sing HALLELUJAH with Jesus. Rest in peace Peter.

Joyce Owusu Ansah, London

Thank God for the vision and obedience of Peter Kerridge. His memory through Premier Christian Radio will be far and wide and long… I had a brief meeting with him at a Christmas event…and in that brief moment he gave away a momentum for the celebration! May God grant his family peace at this time and going forwards Love in Christ Sandra W

Sandra, London

Dear Peter, you have fought the fight.. and finished the race. We are grateful to God for such a blessed and fulfilled life. Eternal rest grant him Oh Lord, and comfort his loving family. You are definitely in my prayers ❤️

Yewande Olaremi, Newcastle

Thank you for all you have done and put in place. Your station has been a companion for me. May your soul rest in peace

Olu, South Ockendon

The sad loss of a great warrior for Christ from this world. We mourn with his family and many friends. We celebrate a life well lived and a brother now with our Lord. Blessings from all at Christians Against Poverty.

Stewart McCulloch, Bradford

May the good Lord comfort his family and the entire premier radio family. Rest in the Lord peacefully.

Rex, Northampton

Thank you for your service through your work. Rest in Peace.

Janet, California

Peter, you will always be in our hearts!

Cristina, London