'Facing the Shepherd'
Canon David White -
before becoming an itinerant minister David served several parishes in renewal, latterly St Andrews Chorleywood - amazing Spirit filled teacher. David has ministered in a wide variety of places from Toxteth to Chorleywood, from York to St Austell. No longer leading a church, David devotes himself to preaching God's Word, in this county and further afield. He loves to encourage others to revel in the grace of God. With his wife, they mentor church leaders. A voracious reader, he is never happier than when he is in, on or near the sea.
He believes that knowing Jesus Christ is the best gift anyone can receive, and that encountering his power and his presence is the best that can ever happen to us, and making him known is our greatest joy. This isn't burdensome or grim because God is supremely Outgoing. In fact, he loves us more than he loves himself. David joined St. Andrew’s Church, Chorleywood, after a journey from St. Michael le Belfry, York, to Holy Trinity, St. Austell, with various churches in between!
He has a passion for the Word of God being combined with the dynamic of the presence of the Holy Spirit to reveal the heart of Father God; for the gospel of kingdom living to gloriously bring the wandering safely home; for the Church to mature into the beautiful bride promised to the Son. He inspires his listeners whilst being humbly aware of the grace and mercy extended to all. David now feels called to minister to the wider church through preaching and ministry and will re-settle in Cornwall from June 2016.
Pastor Ray Veira -
This will be the second time we have had the blessing of Pastor Ray speaking at our event. He is a dynamic, inspiring and God based speaker.
Ray has been Senior Pastor & Regional Overseer of the Church of God of Prophecy UK (COGOP) in Bristol for some 25 years, having taken up the role in September 1993. He bases his leadership of the local congregation on biblical principles, with a strong focus on individual, couples and family counselling through prayer to ensure spiritual growth and awareness. He is also actively involved in the development and discipleship of young up and coming leaders, helping young people to realise their potential.
As Regional Overseer one of Ray’s key roles is to co-ordinate 9 churches within the South West and South Wales region, in church discipleship, church growth, church planting and church evangelism supporting and bringing fresh ideas to assist and mitigate any highlighted gaps through liaising with key Pastors and Leaders of these churches. He is an active member of the Board of Executive to the Church of God of Prophecy, helping in the decision making process and leadership development within the Church of God of Prophecy in UK.
Ray is senior Pastor at Church of God of Prophecy UK in Bristol.
Andrew Leakey -
Andrew has over 30 years experience of pastoring and planting churches, building teams and releasing the Spirit. Looking to see the Kingdom of God come in power and love. He lists Welcoming the Kingdom, Releasing the Spirit Encouraging Leaders and building teams as his 'specialities.
He will be a familiar face to many in Bath where he was instrumental in setting up and leading the Grace church for many years. Helping to establish a community of believers and followers of Jesus whose passion is to carry and release the Presence, love and Power of God in the local community and beyond.
Having previously planted Gateway Church in Swindon after a spell working as Pastor in a Baptist Church in Worcester, Andrew is currently the Leader in:courage, encouraging and equipping families of believers in re-presenting and reproducing the ministry of Jesus and releasing the Kingdom.