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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
- Richard Burnish is the bearded Jesus-look-alike of the show and the host, who also wrote the Neon Bible. He was an alcoholic construction worker in Alabama before he met Chilton and started the Jesus Chatline. He vanished from the internet after the show's end but came back in 2018 to give his condolences to Steven's death. In April of 2020, he came back on twitch for the Sequel of the Jesus Chatline called "The Ark"
- Steven Chilton was 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. Sadly in late 2018, he passed away of cancer, ending HaulinAss.
- Chad is the unseen technical operator/producer for the show until the prequel episode where he is shown with Richard and Steven.
Incomplete list of things approved by the Jesus Chatline/Neon Bible
- 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
- Prank calls (lel.jpg)
- The "n" word (Don't say N!)
- Mentioning other IP addresses or URLs on the show
- Ads for alcohol in front of their livestreams