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Tributes paid to former Premier CEO Peter Kerridge after demise at 63

Tributes paid to former Premier CEO Peter Kerridge after demise at 63


Peter Kerridge 1961-2024

Premier Christian media group has paid tribute to its former CEO Peter Kerridge who has died on the age of 63. 


Kerridge handed away on Saturday of acute leukaemia. He is survived by his spouse Karen and their two sons.

He spent a few years at Premier, becoming a member of in 1996 as managing director when it was a small London-based Christian radio station on the point of closure.

His partnership with the late Premier pioneer David Heron is credited with turning the station round, and in 2004 he turned its CEO.

His successor Kevin Bennett led the tributes: “Peter’s vitality and drive had been pivotal at numerous phases of Premier’s historical past, both sustaining or advancing the station to new heights.

“I hope Peter can be remembered as a person wholly dedicated to the mission God set earlier than him. He by no means wavered as soon as he dedicated, relentlessly striving to unfold the excellent news of Jesus. Above all, he can be remembered for his coronary heart, his mission, and his ministry.”

During his time on the helm, Kerridge pioneered the Premier.television video-on-demand platform and on-line streaming. 

After learning theology at Oxford in 1986, he skilled for Baptist ministry and began his broadcasting profession at Metro Radio in Newcastle upon Tyne. He later turned spiritual and neighborhood affairs manager at Essex Radio and helped to launch ten17 FM in Harlow. 

Sandy Muirhead, Chair of Trustees of Premier Christian Media Trust, added, “Peter was a unprecedented colleague, entrepreneur, and inspiration. His drive ahead Premier’s mission was unmatched, and he can be deeply missed inside our firm and past. His unwavering religion and dedication to the Lord had been actually inspiring to us all.”

Churches Together in England mentioned, “We are deeply saddened to listen to of the demise of Peter Kerridge, a pioneer of Christian broadcasting and media. Our prayers are along with his household, buddies and colleagues at Premier. May he relaxation in peace.”

Condolences will be left at premier.org.uk



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