Lauren Alaina to Host ‘Jesus Calling’ Series on Circle Network

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith will premiere October 6 on the Grand Ole Opry's streaming platform.

Written by Chris Parton
Lauren Alaina to Host ‘Jesus Calling’ Series on Circle Network
Lauren Alaina; Photo courtesy of Adkins Publicity

Lauren Alaina is set to explore the intersection of faith and celebrity for a new show on the Grand Ole Opry’s Circle network, hosting Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith.

Set to premiering October 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET on the new on-demand streaming network, the inspirational series will focus on faith walks and overcoming life’s obstacles, based on book of same name by Sarah Young.

Alaina will lead her guests through stories of success, loss, heartbreak, and redemption, with a wide array of stars on the lineup. Country artists like Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, Randy Travis and wife Mary, Craig Morgan and Hunter Hayes will all be featured, and so will actress Kristin Chenoweth; TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford; The View’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck; Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly and plenty more.

“I was honored to be asked to host the Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith TV show,” Alaina says in an official statement. “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.”

The show is a part of Circle’s two-hour “Faith Block,” airing from 2 – 4 p.m. ET on Sundays and 8 – 10 p.m. ET on Tuesdays, beginning in October. In related news, Alaina is set to release her Getting Over Him EP on September 4, and the project’s title track featuring Jon Pardi is out now.

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