Category Archives: On ministry

White and black church manifestos – No thanks!

I first pastored in a racially violent area. I had my cheek broken, ear damaged and suffered abuse for being a minority, though not nearly as much as an Oriental brother. Sometimes I walked a tight rope through racial divisions … Continue reading

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Morris Cerullo’s last Mission to London

Twenty years ago I was interviewed for a BBC programme that would cover Morris Cerullo’s Mission to London. I was pastor of the church that had been his first UK headquarters, my office was his old office and I’d inherited … Continue reading

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Gospel Summit 2014 – Independents Breakthrough!

When Junior Robinson was asked if he was a praise and worship leader he politely replied “No” and explained that he is an evangelist. I guess the clue is in the name, Gospel Singer! Over the last few decades evangelists have been … Continue reading

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Doormen

‘I’d rather be a doorman at the House of my Lord…’, takes on a whole new meaning when you find yourself alongside a former East London con! After almost four years of traveling as itinerant ministers we are now taking … Continue reading

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Evangelical journalist with teeth

I was interviewed today for an Evangelical magazine and found myself taken aback by the ferocity of the journalist. Christian magazines typically focus on celebrity speakers, singers and those oh so vitally important denominational dignitaries. In the Pentecostal Charismatic scene … Continue reading

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How to speak with a translator

I first preached with a translator for the French church in Harlesden about twenty three years ago. Since then I’ve preached with a Spanish translator in Peru, Romanian translators in both Romania and the UK as well as Norwegian and … Continue reading

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Mixed Race and Eggshells

White people seem to live in fear of saying anything non-politically correct and find themselves walking on egg shells around black folk instead of simply enjoying their company. The ‘is it ‘cos I is black?’ minority have actually made it … Continue reading

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The dreaded International Conference Speaker

Having just completed five meetings in four days across four counties, namely a modest, yet wonderful, house group, Methodist ladies group, men’s breakfast, evangelistic outreach and Pentecostal service I do have a certain concern. It isn’t bombing with my message, … Continue reading

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What is your ministry ratio?

As well as what you read here we’ve been out and about as a combination to two motorbike clubs, one car club and one Church of England in Warwickshire as well as some motorbike clubs in Derbyshire, Birmingham and the West … Continue reading

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Should you go into the ministry?

People often talk about leaving their job to “go into The Ministry,” but this phrase is one of the most damaging and unbiblical statements you could possibly buy into. Going “into The Ministry” infers a two-tier structure where one set … Continue reading

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