Sending Church: New Life City Church, Belfast Northern Ireland
Ministry Start Date: May 2012 (previously volunteered for a year with Hope Fellowship in Twinbrook West Belfast.)
Duration: Full Time faith-based ministry with the Elim Denomination
Status: 10% of financial Support raised for this Faith Based Outreach. We reach into troubled & socially deprived areas of West Belfast that have struggled to come out of 29 years of bloodshed & violence.
Location: Pastor West Belfast Outreach, Falls Community Fellowship, Belfast, Northern Ireland. We do monthly evangelistic & healing events, weekly prayer clinics & have house groups both in Protestant Loyalist Shankill Road & Catholic Republican Falls Road. We share the Love of Christ, his grace & power to transform lives.
Vision statement: To reach out to the people of west Belfast with the love of God through the spiritual and the practical outworking of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, empowering them to grow as Disciples.
I am the Outreach Pastor for New Life City Church & Pastor of Falls Community Fellowship. We have had up to 58 at our meetings & over the past year have seen more than 39 people come to know Jesus as their Lord & Saviour as well as many people healed of various ailments & issues. In this Faith Based Outreach into West Belfast my role is preaching, teaching, Bible studies, evangelism, training & pastoral care. I have responsibility for a ministry team of 18 people. Who together are helping to break down barriers between communities in Belfast through practical help, prayer & evangelism in West Belfast. We work with many people who suffer addictions & through the love of Christ we aide those struggling with addictions, to minister into their lives, to build self-esteem, encourage and in time for the Lord to free them from their addictions.
I am establishing house groups throughout West Belfast, to disciple and train them through Bible study, prayer & Alpha Courses. They in turn will reach out into their communities to others. . I lead a house group on the Lower Shankill Rd which is a Loyalist area & a house group on the Lower Falls Road which is a Republican area. I liaise and network with groups & individuals who are dealing with issues in the community, with statutory & voluntary bodies in West Belfast. I teach discipleship programmes with new Christians. I have begun to work across the Catholic & Protestant communities that have been divided by the troubles in Northern Ireland. I am working with former paramilitaries Republican, Loyalists, former Security Forces and Victims of the conflict in Northern Ireland. We have prayer clinics to former paramilitaries and hope to eventually bring small numbers of them together for conflict resolution. I am Co-ordinator for the Greater Shankill Men’s Shed & am on the management Committee of Stadium Projects. I am also on the board of a number of local charities.
I have been married to Noreen, a nurse, & we have a son, Daniel. I have been a Christian over 33 years, I come from a Catholic background, I am ex-military Police former Bodyguard and former Private Investigator.
I graduated in May 2011 with his Ministry Diploma from the Irish Baptist College in Moira also with a Bachelor Theology (BTH) degree from Chester University. I have been used to public speaking & leading Bible Studies since the late 70′s also a Youth & community worker in the 80′s with the Belfast Education Library Board in Northern Ireland . I have worked with young people with addictions, young offenders and social needs.
I have been preaching for a number of years now, I was a Deacon for 7 years in my former home fellowship of Finaghy Baptist, also a worship leader and assistant House Group Leader. I was a Boys Brigade helper, a Youth Camp Leader, a Youth for Christ Volunteer and I am a Christian Against Poverty Support worker. I have a heart for reaching the lost with the Gospel particularly those in West Belfast from a Catholic background.
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