Gareth Russell was born in Suffolk but never heard the gospel growing up. After he was saved at University he trained for the ministry but always felt called to go back to his roots: now he’s pastoring a church in East Anglia as Phil Topham’s been finding out.
Last week we were delighted to allocate more than £50,000 in grants to men and women who are training for ministry in Independent churches. But we had enough applications to give away four times as much as Adrian Reynolds explains.
For many years there hasn’t been a clear route into gospel ministry for people who are called to serve in Independent churches. The FIEC Training Fund was set up in 2012 to try and change that. Training Director Trevor Archer explains where the money comes from and introduces us to some generous donors.