“See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
Thanks to those who attended the 10th celebrate weekend in Southampton, we hope that the weekend helped you find inspiration and renewal in your faith.
Watch this space for further information about next years conference.
Who were our 2017 Speakers?
A member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, President of ICCRS - International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, based in the Vatican. She is also a founder member of Sion Community for Evangelism. Michelle has so much experience to share with us, among other things, in 2008, she was an auditor at the Synod on the Word of God. Michelle is guaranteed to fire you up and enthuse you; Leeds born and bred, a very direct, clear speaker and teacher. Married to Peter for 35 years, we look forward to welcoming them both.
Yinka Oyekan is the senior minister of The Gate in Reading, he is also the Apostolic Team Leader for Barnabas Fellowship of Churches whose vision is ‘Building Kingdom churches developing Kingdom relationships.’ Barnabas has churches in the UK, France & Africa. Yinka has been involved in Church planting for many years in the UK, France & Africa. He has written several books and manuals.
In 2016 The Gate held what they thought would be a small evangelistic mission but during this Father imparted a grace and anointing which Yinka and his team have been taking across the UK and into nations. Yinka is married to Fiona and they have three sons.
Married to Joanne and with 7 children Gary is a full time Catholic Lay Evangelist with over 25 years of experience. Previously he was an associate member of the Pilgrims Community and Coordinator of the Melbourne Catholic School of Evangelisation in Australia working for the late Bishop Joseph Grech (R.I.P). Gary holds a Bachelor of Divinity with Ecclesiastical Status.
He is a member of the Prince of Peace Community where he gives regular teachings and is also part of the healing ministry team. Gary speaks regularly at Retreats, Life in the Spirit Seminars and Conferences nationally and internationally. One area of specialism for Gary is the relationship between the Faith and Sport as Gary is an ex-amateur boxer and qualified with England Boxing certification and GB Boxing Awards. .
Pippa works full time in Advertising and outside of work she is involved in various aspects of leadership within the Charismatic Renewal. She sits on Network, the board for UK Youth Ministry within the CCR. Celebrate is very dear to Pippa's heart having attended the conferences since she was five and she now heads up the youth arm of Celebrate, Joel's Bar. She is a member of the One Hope Project worship family and lives in a community house with other twenty somethings from the CCR who strive to live a life of hospitality and prayer.
Steve Murray is a professional and established mime artist with an international ministry. He uses the art of mime to portray the Gospel message in a refreshing and non-threatening way. For more details about Steve and his ministry, as well as a promotional video check out Behold Ministries.
One Hope Project
One Hope Project is a group of friends who enjoy meeting up, being creative and worshipping God, the God of love. We are learning that worship is what we, humanity, are made to do and that we are designed to be in His presence. Our understanding of being in His presence is where all can experience God’s gifts of love, joy, healing and peace. We want to be inspired and to inspire others to connect with the heart of God through music, worship, service others and being creative.