TV series sets hells angel, lesbian and playboy Bible challenge

A hells angel, a lesbian and a playboy are just some of the non-Christians to agree to Bible studies and Christian mentoring as part of a new Channel Four series to air this month.

Make Me a Christian follows the three-week journey of thirteen non-Christians who also include a witch, a Muslim, an unmarried couple with a child on the way, and a family of six, as they get to grips with Christianity through a number of Bible studies and mentoring from an ecumenical team of church leaders.

Their spiritual mentors include the leader of the Christian Party, Rev George Hargreaves as lead mentor and Bible teacher in an ecumenical group of Christian mentors, Church of England Curate the Rev Joanna Jepson, Catholic Fr John Flynn, and Kensington Temple's Pastor Wale Babatunde.

The series documents the changes that occur within each of the participants as their perspectives of Christianity and the meaning of life are challenged by the lessons that emerge in each of the Bible studies. By the series' end, some participants even make a commitment to pursue Christianity further.

Rev Hargreaves commented, "Viewers will be deeply moved by the participants' personal journeys. I believe that a major nationwide evangelism initiative could be launched on the back of this series."

Make Me A Christian series will be broadcast on Channel Four over the next three Sundays in August, starting this Sunday at 7pm.