New Director set for Derby City Mission
Derby City Mission are pleased to announce that Rev’d Julio RM Abraham will be taking over as CEO of Derby City Mission on 1 April 2016 from Rev’d Alasdair Kay who left to become a priest at St Francis’ Church, Mackworth.
Julio came to faith in 1980 in Zimbabwe and in 1985 he felt a strong call to ministry which was followed by Seminary training. Upon graduation he was one of three ministers to a church of over 1500 people in the city of Bulawayo. Julio came to the UK as a missionary, seconded to St Andrews Church in Newham, London. He has worked with London City Mission (LCM) as well as for Scripture Union in Scotland and served at Holy Trinity Brompton as a Pastorate Leader, PCC Member, and Alpha conference speaker for over 10 years.
A strong evangelist and entrepreneur, Julio founded CJ’s Mediaworkz, a youth development outfit in Hackney, London, in 1995 during his time with LCM, which reached over 10,000 young people over a 14-year period with a core of 250 young people each month. “I am passionate about the poor, the needy, the impoverished and the weak in our communities and society at large, I am passionate about the young and young adults having trained and helped to empower many around the world.”
Announcing the appointment, they said, “We are excited about the skills and experience that Julio brings and how God will use him to lead Derby City Mission as we start this new chapter in our calling to bring relief and hope to those in need in our city. Thank you for your prayers.”
Find out more about the work at www.derbycitymission.org.uk
Revd Julio RM Abraham
(Source: Derby City Mission)