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Lauren Alaina to Host New Series Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith Exclusively on Circle

Jesus Calling

Circle, the network dedicated to putting fans inside the circle of everything country, announced that new series Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith, hosted by platinum-selling artist Lauren Alaina, will premiere Tuesday, October 6 @ 8:30 PM ET.

The inspirational series, based off the namesake book Jesus Calling ®(Thomas Nelson), will reveal stories of success, loss, heartbreak, and redemption from people of faith from all walks of life that will inspire and encourage the viewer. Host Lauren Alaina kicks the series off with actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, followed by an A-list roster of guests including country music star Hunter Hayes, former TODAY host Kathie Lee Gifford, country music star Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, former host of The View Elisabeth Hasselbeck, country musician Craig Morgan, country superstar Randy Travis and wife Mary Travis, ABC news reporter Linsey Davis, and more.

“I was honored to be asked to host the Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith TV show,” shared Alaina. “There are a lot of things that are important to me in life, but Jesus is number one. There’s no better compliment than someone recognizing my faith and asking me to help share God’s word.”

“We are so excited to have Lauren as host of Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith,” said Michael Aulisio, Vice President of Marketing for the Children’s & Gift Books Group at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “Lauren’s vibrancy and personal connection to the devotional made her a natural for the show. We know that viewers will be encouraged by her words and the inspirational stories they see each week.

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith is a part of Circle’s two-hour Faith Block, airing from 2 – 4 pm ET on Sundays and 8 – 10 PM ET on Tuesdays beginning in October. Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith is followed by Gaither Gospel Hour led by Grammy Award-winning group Gaither Vocal Band, as well as the Daily & Vincent Show, featuring the best American Music from Country to Bluegrass and Gospel.

The Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith programming schedule – airing from Tuesday, October 6 through Sunday, December 27 – includes:

Tuesday, October 6 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, October 11 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 1: Faith Through Adversity

Main Guest: Kristin Chenoweth, actress & singer

Guest 2: Tammie Jo Shults, heroic airline pilot

Tuesday, October 13 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, October 18 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 2: Faith to See Our Value

Main Guest: Hunter Hayes, country music star

Guest 2: Zach Williams, Christian music artist

Tuesday, October 20 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, October 25 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 3: Faith to Love Others

Main Guest: Linsey Davis, ABC news reporter

Guest 2: Mattie Jackson Selecmen, storyteller/ daughter of Alan Jackson

Tuesday, October 27 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, November 1 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 4: Faith to Live Out Our Dreams

Main Guest: Kathie Lee Gifford, former TODAY host

Guest 2: Darryl Worley, country musician

Tuesday, November 3 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, November 8 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 5: Faith Through Our Darkest Moments

Main Guest: Craig Morgan, country musician

Guest 2: Chonda Pierce, Christian comedian & author

Tuesday, November 10 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, November 15 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 6: When Our Faith is Tested

Main Guest: The Beathards, NFL players/ musician brothers & their father

Guest 2: Gloria Gaynor, musician 

Tuesday, November 17 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, November 22 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 7: Faith to Carry Us Through It All

Main Guest: Jay DeMarcus, country music star and member of Rascal Flatts

Guest 2: Sandi Patty, GRAMMY-winning Christian music artist

Tuesday, November 24 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, November 29 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 8: Living on a Foundation of Faith

Main Guest: James Brown, CBS sportscaster

Guest 2: Aaron Watson, Texas country music star

Tuesday, December 1 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, December 6 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 9: Faith to Never Give Up

Main Guest: Jim Kelly & Jill Kelly, former NFL player & his wife

Guest 2: Susie McEntire & Mark Eaton, country gospel music ministers

Tuesday, December 8 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, December 13 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 10: Faith to Persevere

Main Guest: Rita Wilson, actress & producer

Guest 2: Cynotia Brown, public figure

Tuesday, December 15 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, December 20 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 11: Faith to Find Our Purpose

Main Guest: Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former host of The View

Guest 2: Anthony Lucia, professional roper & TV host

Tuesday, December 22 @ 8:30 PM ET (re-airing Sunday, December 27 @ 2:00 PM ET)

Episode 12: Faith to Achieve the Impossible

Main Guests: Randy Travis & Mary Travis, country superstar & his wife

Guest 2: Charlie Daniels Tribute Feature

Check CirclePlus.com for complete programming information for Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith.

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