Jamie Cox, Senior Pastor
My Christian journey started with my mother taking us to Sunday school at the local Anglican church when we were small. From there we moved to a Baptist church and we all gave our hearts to the Lord. Shortly afterwards, my step-father was miraculously healed of Crohn's disease and this gave our family a revelation of and taste for the power of God and the authority of His Word.
From there, we fully engaged in the charismatic 80′s and were introduced to Australian evangelist, Steve Ryder, who became a spiritual father and great inspiration, through a series of crusades in London.
To cut a long story short, I had an opening to work and travel with Steve Ryder immediately after graduating from Exeter University. It was at that point, particularly on our missions trips to Czechoslovakia, just after the fall of the iron curtain, observing both the desperate need of a hurting people and the phenomenal power and willingness of God to meet that need, that I received my personal call to the ministry ... and so the training process begun!
I taught Maths in three boys' schools in England, serving as Deputy Headmaster in the third from 1996 to 2003, before the opportunity came to move to Peterborough, Ontario, to serve as Associate Pastor at Christian Victory Church. Just over three years later we moved to Collingwood, ON, to take over the pastoral position at Living Faith Christian Church.
Towards the end of 2009, Katherine, I and our three boys, Olly, Joel and Toby felt the call back to family and ministry in England, and were delighted to accept the call to serve the church here in Bidford. This is a young, healthy, vibrant, growing church, with tremendous potential to impact the whole area for Christ. It is great fun watching the Lord drawing new people, building our fantastic team and taking the next steps on our journey together. I'm looking forward with eager anticipation and confident expectation to the great things the Lord has planned for His church!