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Jesus Chatline

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Jesus Chatline was a livestream/webseries that parodied televangelism. It ran from 2011 to 2012 and was hosted by Richard Burnish and Steven Chilton, who ran a fictional branch of Christianity called "The Church of the Neon Bible." The series became notorious for its near-constant prank calling courtesy of 4chan (and 9gag).


The Main Team[edit]

  • Richard Burnish is the bearded Jesus-look-alike of the show, who also wrote the Neon Bible. He was an alcoholic construction worker in Alabama before he met Chilton and started the Jesus Chatline. It was reported that he tragically passed away in 2014.[1]
  • Steven Chilton was [note 1] the co-host of the show. He was a trucker before he met Burnish and started the Jesus Chatline. He did another trucker themed call-in show called Haulin' Ass with T Rucker. He would often ban people in his chat for mentioning the Jesus Chatline or Richard Burnish
  • Chad is the unseen technical operator/producer for the show.

Incomplete list of things approved by the Jesus Chatline/Neon Bible[edit]

  • Prayer in times of need
  • Calls promoting positivity, that aren't actually trolling
  • Racial harmony

Incomplete list of things disapproved by the Jesus Chatline/Neon Bible[edit]

  • Prank calls (lel.jpg)
  • The "n" word (Don't say N!)[2]
  • Mentioning other IP addresses or URLs on the show
  • Ads for alcohol in front of their livestreams[3]

External links[edit]


  1. Steven Chilton passed away on the 17th of October 2018