Sam Hailes

Sam Hailes is editor of Premier Christianity magazine. You can also hear him on Premier Christian Radio’s ‘The Profile’ (also available as a podcast) where he interviews well known Christian leaders about their life and faith and on ‘Your News’ where he and a guest discuss the week’s top news stories from a Christian perspective with Premier’s head of news Marcus Jones.

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Journalism in 2011, Sam freelanced for a variety of magazines and websites as a journalist and social media manager before joining Premier, first as the magazine's news and features journalist, then as deputy editor. He succeeded Justin Brierley as editor of Premier Christianity in January 2018. 

Sam has interviewed hundreds of stars, leaders and trend setters in everything from entertainment to politics. Highlights have included conversations with adventurers Bear Grylls and Sir Ranulph Finnes, Christian leaders Tony Campolo and Elaine Storkey, chart topper Owl City, racing driver Jaime Alguersuari and Grammy award winning artists including Israel Houghton, Mary Mary and Matt Redman. He’s written major cover stories for Premier Christianity on a variety of subjects including theological deconstruction, the refugee crisis in Lebanon, church growth in London and the explosion of Hillsong

When he’s not planning another major interview or feature article, Sam enjoys reading, running (he tries not to do both at the same time) and serving his local church. He lives in south London with his wife Stacey. Together they’re attempting to travel the world, one holiday at a time.


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