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Jeremy is husband to Jo, and father to Boaz aged 10 months. He studied for a BA (Hons) in Applied Theology at Moorland Bible College. Before planting OIKOS church, he spent three years pastoring on a notorious housing scheme in Edinburgh and seven years pastoring youth and young adults in Birmingham. His passion is making disciples and planting churches amongst the urban poor. Jeremy's interests are reading biographies of missionaries and watching his beloved Spurs.
Phil is married to Laura. He is a community outreach worker at Crossway Church, and studying part time at Oak Hill Theological College. He is also an intern with 2020 Birmingham. He is passionate about seeing people come to know the good news of Jesus for themselves. He has been in Birmingham for 8 years, and has a developed a great heart for this great City. Phil loves to play and watch rugby.
Daniel is married to Elena and they have two sons. He’s been in pastoral ministry for over 16 years. In 2012 he planted Emmaus Church Birmingham – a church focused mainly on Eastern Europeans but not exclusively. He holds a BA and a Master’s degree in pastoral theology and his heart is to reach people from all nations transforming them into Kingdom-minded disciple makers, fully dedicated to Christ, living for His Glory.
Stuart has been married to Melanie since April 2000 and they have two gorgeous sons. They have over 20 years of Christian ministry between them serving young people and adults and were both formerly on staff at the Community Church in Bishop's Stortford where Stuart was one of the Elders and Melanie was the Evangelist. Stuart is the pastor of Real Life Church, and he and his wife love Jesus, love having fun, enjoy people and good food and have one major weakness... Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
John is married to Sarah, and they have three children, Faith, Ben and Daisy. Originally from Scarborough, John came to Birmingham to study geology, stayed to marry Sarah, and returned (after a brief spell at Oak Hill Bible College) to play a part in the revitalisation of Helier Chapel, Northfield. To relax, John drinks tea and listens to Miles Davis.
John is married to Celia, and they have two boys, Simeon and Joseph. After coming to Birmingham as a student he spent seven years handling insurance claims, before moving to Oak Hill College in London to train for ministry with the aim of returning to plant with 2020. From September 2015 John will be pastoring Christ Church Longbridge, a new church plant into the Longbridge area of south-west Birmingham. He loves playing board games, watching Masterchef, and can often be spotted commuting round Birmingham by bike.
Todd and his wife, Rebekah, work with a team of people from various backgrounds and churches to minister among British minorities of a different faith. The hope is to establish a fellowship leading to the first church of its kind in the Midlands.
Abraham has been married to Ajie for 14 years and they have 3 children. He leads the Ethiopian Evangelical Church, which began meeting in 2012, and meets in St George’s Church, Newtown. Abraham and his family are also members of City Church.
Kenny has been living and serving in Birmingham for almost seven years. He is a Church Planting Facilitator with the International Mission Board. He and his wife Kristy are blessed with two super cool children. They all enjoy taking walks, going on adventures, and supporting Chelsea.