Leadership. Colin3

Pastor Colin, BTh Ministerial Theology; DipHE/CertHE Applied Theology; Pg Dip Counselling

Colin became a born again Christian in June 1992. Over the years whilst working through his own issues which resulted from a traumatic and abusive childhood, he became increasingly aware that God was calling him to help others that had been hurt and wounded in ways both alike and dissimilar to his own. Due to his openness about his own battles, he was invited to speak at various Christian conferences in the U.K and abroad and was privileged to share his testimony on Christian television.

He soon found himself being asked to lead support groups for men and taught seminars at the Men of Purpose conference in the U.K on issues pertaining to the dangers of pornography and sexual addiction. Appreciating the enormity of his calling, he returned to university and obtained a professional qualification in counselling, whilst simultaneously practicing as a voluntary counsellor for One in Four; an organisation based in London, specialising in working with adult survivors of sexual abuse. Colin more recently studied at Roehampton University, London and obtained a degree in Ministerial Theology.

Though there have been many challenges including a near fatal blood clot and abusive experiences within religious settings, Colin became more determined to expose unethical practices and fulfil his God ordained purpose. His calling as a Pastor was confirmed by other seasoned Christian leaders and in January 2010 he was officially ordained. Colin and his wife Yvonne jointly preside over Love House Fellowship.

Leadership. Yvonne2

Pastor Yvonne, GradD Ministerial Theology; DipHE/CertHE Applied Theology; Pg Dip Counselling; BA Applied Social Science; MA Applied Social Studies-CQSW

Yvonne started attending church at a very young age alongside her siblings and mother and made the decision to become a Christian at the age of eleven. She soon discovered a great love for Bible stories as a Sunday school pupil and religious education became her favourite subject at secondary school.

She developed a passionate desire to pro-actively make a positive difference in the lives of people, particularly those going through difficult periods in their lives. This interest in the welfare of others led to her training and becoming a qualified social worker in front line social work before moving onto training prospective foster carers to look after vulnerable children. She eventually added to her portfolio by training and qualifying as a counsellor and more recently studied at Roehampton University, London, obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Ministerial Theology.

Yvonne’s love of working with people, has over the years led to her teaching biblical principles to children and adults in a church setting. Several years ago she initiated a restoration and healing school alongside her husband Colin which proved to be a great success. Her professional training as a counsellor, career as a social worker and experience as part of a ministerial team, has prepared her for her role as a joint-Pastor alongside her husband. She was officially ordained in January 2010. As a leader, Yvonne is enthusiastic about spreading the positive message of the Gospel especially in the current climate when so many people are feeling disillusioned by the economy and world affairs.

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