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Christian BBC Anchor Refuses to Work on Sundays

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Nov 15
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A Christian broadcaster for the BBC has shared that he has been offered better jobs, but he has turned them down due to his commitment not to work on Sundays.

According to, Dan Walker is a Breakfast presenter for the BBC. He told celebrity broadcaster Eamonn Holmes that though he has been offered jobs that are perhaps better than the one he currently has, he believes his faith is more important.

"I've been in that position before with people who offered me large and significant carrots, and my answer then would be the same answer that I'd give you now,” he said.

"As a Christian, I'd say that some things are more important than even the best job in the world,” he added.

Holmes told Walker that he, too, is a Christian, but did not feel compelled to not work on the sabbath.

"I totally understand,” replied Walker. “But for practical and spiritual reasons it's really important to me. It's a personal decision I made for the good of my family, and I've managed somehow to maintain it for 20 years. I'm in the job because I love doing it, but it's not the be all and end all."

Walker became a Christian at the age of 12 and has remained committed to his faith ever since. He and his wife, Sarah, have three children.


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Publication date: November 15, 2016