Heart and Soul Radio 2021
20th January – Two hours of great music as well as Debs talking with guests TOUGH-TALK, two medal winning power and weight-lifters, about how God stepped into their lives which were spiralling out of control with drugs, violence and the occult.
3rd February – An exclusive interview with Rob Parsons, founder of “Care for the Family”, then Graeme Russell leads a thought-provoking “Time to Talk”. He says “This week I am with myself, in fact it is me, myself & I sharing about work, mental health and prayer.”
10th February – Roger talks to singer, song-writer and worship leader Nigel Lloyd-Latham followed by an hour with Dave who chats to Henrietta Blyth of ‘Open Doors’, the charity which supports Christians enduring extreme persecution throughout the world.
17th March – Roger talks to Nigel and Julie Cameron-Hall about their faith and songwriting. On St Patrick’s Day they bring us tracks from their album “Celtish Home”. Graeme then invites us to share in an hour of music and chat.
24th March – Roger chats to Cheryl Jenkinson about her life and faith as a musician, Christian and mother of Alexander who has Down Syndrome. Then Dave Stansbie interviews Steve Bagnell, Care Centre Manager of Birmingham City Mission, about his vital work and faith journey.
31st March – this special show begins with a complete playthrough of the original recording of Roger’s musical ‘Jerusalem Joy’ featuring his old Aston Manor School Choir. For the second hour Debs, Dave, Graeme and Roger get together and chat about their faith and favourite tracks.
14th April – Roger talks to poet and author Liz Carter about her life and work. It is a very moving and challenging interview. Her latest book is “Treasure in Dark Places”. Then Dave Stansbie brings an hour of the music of “Casting Crowns”, and a “smorgasbord” of reflections to lift your heart and bless your soul.
21st April – Roger interviews “Nic the Vic” Wood, Methodist minister with an amazing ministry in writing new songs for children’s worship. Then an amazing coup as Debs talks to evangelist and author J John.
28th April – Roger talks to singer, song-writer, worship-leader Nicky Whyman, who tells her story of healing from MS, how God arranged her marriage, and the joy of singing in tongues! Then Graeme Russell brings an hour of music and chat, based around the theme of “worship”.
12th May – Roger Jones talks to internationally-known singer, composer, and teacher Michael Card. In a trans-Atlantic zoom interview Michael shares about his life and ministry, and interesting thoughts on music in worship. Then Debs, in her own unique and gentle way, brings a “chill hour” and music, readings and chat.
26th May – 2 hours with Debs chatting to Benjamin John (son of J John) about the work the Wilberforce Academy and Christian Concern, talking about the issue that face our society and church today, with music, the bible and prayers.
2nd June – a special show for Pentecost as we play Roger’s musical Saints Alive! for the first hour, followed by Dave interviewing Anna Maria Kaminski, missionary / evangelist with Birmingham City Mission.
9th June – Roger interviews Archdeacon Kevin Roberts, director of ReSource, about his ministry and faith journey. Then Graeme Russell talks to Adam Gompertz (The Rev), a pioneer minister with a passion for God and cars, about his journey from being a car designer to setting up REVS-Limiter.
16th June – Roger talks to singer, broadcaster (and now retired Vicar) Cindy Kent about her radio & TV career, including her time with “The Settlers” and friendship with Sir Cliff Richard. Then Dave Stansbie interviews 4 Interns from Birmingham City Mission and brings a variety of uplifting songs.
23rd June – Roger talks to Canon John McGinley, an Anglican vicar and church planter, who once sold beachwear to Princess Diana! Then join Debra for a sing-a-long week with some well known favourites and some light hearted banter, all to bring a smile and encourage you.
30th June – Roger turns the tables and interviews fellow Heart & Soul team member Debs Mayo about her life, faith and music. Then Graeme brings an hour of thoughts, prayers and music on the theme ‘Looking for God’.
7th July – Roger talks to Emily Owen, who shares about her illness that robbed her of her hearing but how she has since become a leading Christian author and speaker. Then Dave Stansbie’s guest is Marten Holmes of the ‘Open Air Campaigners’.
28th July – A replay of Roger’s interview with Rob Parsons, founder of Care for the Family. Then Dave leads an hour focusing on the music and humour of Mark Lowry, best known for writing the lyrics to ‘Mary did you know’.
8th September – Roger speaks from a Christian Music Ministries music week in Rydal Hall, Cumbria, where he interviews guests about their lives and testimony. Then for the second hour Debs brings an hour of music and chat.
15th September – Roger interviews speaker, writer and spiritual director Amy Boucher Pye. Then Dave Stansbie interviews mother and daughter, Carol and Becky, about their work at New Life Baptist Church, Kings Heath plus their own faith journeys.
29th September – Join Debra Mayo for the whole 2 hours this Wednesday as she chats to the Head Teacher of Emmanuel Christian School in Walsall Jonathan Swain, followed by chatting to Donna Cuthbert a Parent and Teacher. Both sharing about the school and their journeys of faith.
6th October – Roger Jones talks to author, minister and speaker Steve Hepden about the story behind his book “Rejection Hurts”. Steve shares his own experience of past hurts and abuse, and how he found healing and wholeness in Jesus. 7-8pm – Dave Stansbie brings us an evening with Lou Fellingham and Phatfish. A truly great and inspiring celebration.
13th October – Roger talks to Martin Graham, director of “As One” and the founder of the “On the Move BBQs”, and he will share some of his faith story and amazing ministry. 7-8pm – Graeme Russell brings an hour of ‘Talking about Thankful Praise’ – it will be so inspirational for us all!