Kingdom Connections Days Manchester Sept 2017 - Presence Events
I had an encounter with God at the age of 6 and by the time I was 12 I was editing a Christian magazine and, at 17, leading the kids at my local church. In 1982 I moved to Yorkshire to become the administrator for a bible college. Sue and I were married in 1986 and involved in church leadership for the next 11 years. From 1994 to 1997 I read Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. At the end of this degree, we relocated to lead Presence Church (formerly Harrogate New Life) before recently becoming full time directors of Presence Ministries International. We have seen many changes over the past 19 years that has taken us on an incredible journey. My life changed forever after a heavenly encounter where God revealed to me clearly my calling and destiny and he showed me how I was a strategic apostolic connector of ministries. Since then I have had many divine connections in my life and have become a landing pad for revelatory ministries in the UK and beyond. I was one of the pioneers of Global Legacy (Bethel’s relational network) in the UK and Europe. We are now the co-directors of the annual European Leaders advance (ELA) which attracts over 2,000 delegates. My passion is to see the church mobilised in this day to impact cities and nations with the transforming power of God and see world-wide revival.
I was saved at the age of 8, got baptised in the Spirit and lived for God. I trained as a nurse in Bradford and married Tim at 21, and since then have been in ministry in one form or another. We have two beautiful daughters who both love the Lord. For the last 19 years we pastored a church in Harrogate before recently becoming full time directors of Presence Ministries International. However, my life changed radically when I started to believe what my Father God really thought and spoke about me and that he was GOOD all the time. I discarded shame. I made choices in line with his truth and aimed to be the best me I can be. I have walked through pain and heartache; I have found my faith to be real, completely non-religious and totally authentic (I gave up trying to be someone I wasn’t), I have found hope in the trials, I have learnt to trust him in the desert and rejoice at all times (I’m still working on this one). God has healed our marriage and our family… I am forever grateful for his outstanding love and faithfulness and will spend the rest of my life testifying to that and helping to release others into a deeper relationship with their Dad and to live free!
Ian and Marj have been married for over 30 years and have four adult children and five grandchildren. They have lived in Leicester for over 20 years and function in their apostolic and prophetic ministries at All Nations and to the wider body of Christ. They are received as a spiritual mum and dad within All Nations as well as by leaders and churches both in the UK and other nations. http://www.ancl.co.uk/
Christine has ministered for many years in her speaking and prophetic ministry as part of Graham Cooke’s prophetic team and in her own training and equipping ministry. She travels extensively and works with church leaders to develop strategy and build teams to serve the local and wider church. Her background in management consultancy and education has been a great resource to her ministry.
Chris works with a number of networks, denominations and churches in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Scandinavia and, along with John, has established Restoration House which provides an opportunity for people from a wide range of church backgrounds to connect through monthly regional gatherings, Word of Life teaching- sessions and regular ministry events. Chris' website is http://www.christinelarkin.org/about-us/christine-larkin/
Worship Leaders. Cath Binns and Angus MacGregor are worship leaders and songwriters committed to serving and loving their local community. They have a heart for creating a culture of passionate, authentic worship, for encouraging and enabling deeper church unity through worship and long for everyone to know the wild, intimate love of God. They believe worship is a choice our hearts make every moment of every day – it’s a way of life – not just songs sung in church. They co-founded and lead Saturday Gathering, a Halifax -based fresh expression of church primarily for the vulnerable and marginalised. Through their social enterprise, ‘Cath and Angus Music’, they run various creative projects for those who are homeless, ex-offenders, recovering addicts and vulnerable adults and children.