That there are so many encouragements and so many positive testimonies is because of your prayerful and financial support and because God’s Holy Spirit has taken our efforts, blessed, multiplied and used them to speak into the lives of so many, despite all the challenges of the pandemic.
Church without walls
The COVID pandemic has impacted all our lives creating new problems and challenges. For key workers like Elizabeth it has been particularly tough.
“I’m a care worker and during the height of the pandemic it was tough watching people die. I would always come back and listen to Premier Christian Radio. I find peace and comfort there. It became a church to me when the lockdown meant we couldn’t go to our family church. We always worship every Sunday.”
Keep my eyes above the waves – Rosamunde’s story
In 2012 Rosamunde received the most shocking news. Her daughter who was living overseas, had been secretly battling cancer.
Within a week of finding out the news, Rosamunde found herself praying by the side of her daughter’s hospital bed as she suddenly took her last breath.
Bringing hope direct into people’s homes
COVID has changed things. Even though the vaccines have allowed most people in the UK to return to some form of normality – it’s hard to see how things will ever be the same as before the pandemic.
Even though services have resumed in most churches, congregations and ministers are grappling with the challenges of what effective ministry looks like post-pandemic lockdown.
Premier Praise is a lifeline for me.
“The worship, prayers, Bible readings and commentaries are so helpful, particularly as I am coping with depression and anxiety at the moment, and living on my own. It is like another family member.”Chris
When the outlook is bad…
“Having Premier Praise on helps me to focus on God’s grace when I’m feeling particularly bad. As Louis Giglio from Passion City Church in Atlanta said “when the outlook is bad, try the uplook.””Jon, Peterborough
“Thank God for Premier Christian radio, always blessed to listen in. I was also blessed and encouraged by the kindness of the staff at Premier Christian marketplace for helping me resolve an order issue. God bless you all and continue to strengthen your ministry in Jesus name”Lizzydami, Mansfield
“Premier has impacted my life in so many different ways.Eleanor
They talked about the tithing, Holy communion, Easter, The resurrection of Jesus Christ etc. The sermons, the Gospel music, there is always something going on which brings me more understanding about the Great God I serve. Praise God.I really thank God for Primer Radio. ”
Without the inspiration of the Holy Spirit touching our radio programmes, print and online articles it is mere words. We are so grateful that we have an army of 445 prayer supporters who stand with us and pray to God asking him to take our efforts and transform them through the power of the Holy Spirit into life-changing impacts.
Stories of hope from the regions and nations throughout the British Isles
In the past year Premier have continued to prioritise more people and resources into strengthening our regional content gathering. New staff have been employed who live in Northern Ireland and Scotland, while our North of England and Midlands Regional Reporters have been busier than ever despite all the restrictions of lockdowns.
Premier Lifeline listening, praying and fostering hope
In the 12 months to March 2021, our amazing Lifeline volunteers have answered record numbers of incoming calls, up by over 25% on the previous year.
Every weekday from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) people can phone 0300 111 0101. Between April 2020 and March 2021, we answered a record 81,609 phone calls, which lasted for a total of over 1.3 million minutes, which is over 22,000 hours. Or to put it another way, Lifeliners listened, cared and where requested, prayed for an incredible 945 days!
Why is your support so crucial to the work of Premier’s ministry?
Did you know that 64% of our funding comes from gifts, donations and legacies?
Premier is a supporter enabled charity, we need Christians across the UK to stand with us in this God-given mission and every pound received by this ministry is used to expand our reach through all our outputs.
With your support Premier makes a real difference to the lives of over 2.2 million people every month on their spiritual journey, and reach out to those who need to hear the life-saving message of Jesus.
Thank you for sharing our passion to make Jesus known through the work we do, the tens of thousands of stories of lives changed are testimony to the difference we are making day in day out.
A voice of hope into homes, cars, mobile phones and smart speakers
As well as listening to one of our three radio stations through conventional radios, Premier is available to listen to on smart speakers like Alexa, from mobile phone apps, on the Internet and via Freeview. Listening to a favourite show via a Podcast continues to grow with a massive five million downloads in the past 12 months.