Here are some profiles about the various people who will be involved
The speaker at Love Southend's Fired Up - History Maker a Song of Praise that takes place in November 2007.
Andy is a Lay Reader at St Andrew’s (with St Peter’s) in Shoebury, where he also leads a rather eclectic worship group, which sometimes includes a tuba and a ukulele! Andy has combined his faith with what he has learned as a training practitioner and facilitator, to produce a passion for helping people explore an authentic and relevant gospel for themselves.
Fiona Castle (guest speaker)
Hopes & Dreams with Fiona Castle is a Love Southend event that will be held on Wednesday 18th May, 2005 at 8pm at Leigh Road Baptist Church, Marguerite Drive, Leigh.
The evening will feature music and interviews and Fiona Castle will be speaking about “Hopes & Dreams”.
Fiona will be sharing something of her life experience and her confidence that God is able to bring hope out of despair.
This will be a great evening to invite guests and friends to and is open to all. Please call Patrick for free tickets on 07799 535030.
Gary Lazell (local activist)
WHEN I was seven years-old, I asked my mum one night, how I could become a Christian, like many of my friends at church were....
J. John (Carols Guest Speaker)
J.John is the guest speaker at the Love Southend Christmas Carols Celebration for the whole community at Cliff Town URC, he is a Greek-Cypriot by birth, lives in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. He is married to Killy and they have 3 sons, Michael, Simeon and Benjamin. J.John became a Christian in 1975. Since then he has gained the position as one of the leading communicators of Christianity today. J.John has been described as refreshing, humorous, passionate, earthy, accessible and dynamic.
Jeff Lucas (Guest speaker)
Author and speaker Jeff Lucas travels internationally in a ministry of Bible teaching which carries a specific vision to encourage and equip the church. Originally a church planting pastor, Jeff understands the dynamics of local church life and has a desire to “build” rather than simply “bless” as he teaches and preaches.
His ministry is expressed in a number of different ways. He is part of the leadership team of Spring Harvest, and a member of their Council of Management.
Rev. Colin Baldwin
COLIN'S SANDWICH was the title of a little-know, but rather good BBC2 sit. com. from the early 90s, starring Mel Smith. It rather describes the new working arrangements for the College Chaplain...
Rev. Joanna Jepson
REV. JOANNA JEPSON hit the headlines four years ago, with her brave, controversial stance on abortion. Her ministry since, has focused in a different way, on the value of human life. Ahead of her Southend speaking engagement, JOHN CHEEK profiles arguably the most engaging clergywoman since the Vicar Of Dibley
Rob Parsons (guest speaker)
For a while, I had my doubts about Rob Parsons. But it was a case of mistaken identity. It started when another Christian leader with a similar name, condemned the Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival, in print. I'm a Greenbelt regular, and so I felt a bit cheesed, whenever I saw or heard his name, after that.
Tony Campolo (guest speaker)
Tony Campolo was, as usual, on a preaching tour: this time in the far-flung US State of Hawaii, in the mid Pacific. He'd flown in from the mainland that day, given his first public talk that evening, and, because of time-zone differences, found himself still wide-awake in the early hours of the following morning...