Where everbody is somebody

I was delighted to address (below) Ruach Ministries church on Brixton Hill on Sunday with Harriet Harman MP (pictured centre), Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Secretary of State for Equalities.  I was also very pleased to joined by “London’s Chair”, the wonderful Jennette Arnold AM, Chair of the London Assembly (pictured second, left).

I am so very proud that Ruach is situated in our community. It is the second largest Black majority church in the UK led by Bishop John Francis (pictured third, left), attracting more than 5000 people through its doors every Sunday.  It does fantastic social work in and around the community helping to improve people’s lives, be it through Ruach’s street pastors or its outreach work with troubled people in the area.

Bishop Francis, who co-founded the London Community Gospel Choir in 1982, is considered to be one of Britain’s most influential Black church leaders and founded the church. He is an in-demand preacher, with an extensive international ministry, and in recent years has become one of the most well known Britain-based church leaders in the US.  Bishop Francis is celebrating 25 years of ministry – 10 as a Bishop – this month. Congratulations Bishop Francis!