I am the local Street Pastors Coordinator for Gravesend in Kent. I have been a Street Pastor since 2004 and have worked closely with Ascension Trust for many years. I am very passionate about the vision of Street Pastors and have had the privilege of training Street Pastors all over the UK over the last few years and met some fantastic people. I have also completed Stage 3-5 for new areas, alongside launches and commissioning services. Anwar is based within the Kent Area and is part of the Kent Street Pastors Coordinators group that meet on a quarterly basis.
Nick Cornish is the Development Manager for Ascension Trust. Formerly a Police Officer, he was a Hostage and Crisis Negotiator and the Gangs lead for Enforcement in Westminster in the Metropolitan Police Service. He was a Public Order Police Support Unit Commander and chair of the London Branch of the Christian Police Association, and retired after 30 years’ service in 2013 before taking up his current post. With Ascension Trust, he is responsible for progressing enquiries to start and develop Street Pastor Initiatives in the UK and abroad, liaising with partner agencies, and is the Office Manager. He is himself a Street Pastor in Westminster, central London. Nick is an Elder at his church in Cheam and is married with 5 children.
Ken is volunteer coordinator of Weymouth Street Pastors in Dorset. The team have been active in the town since June 2008 , Ken joining soon after launch.
Married to Carol, ( also a Street Pastor) with two grown up children, Ken has a passion for encouraging the church to engage with the community outside its walls, working with the local council in their development of the town masterplan, regularly monthly slots on BBC local radio talking about Street Pastors and advising the Cabinet Office on aspects of the night time economy.
Previously a teacher and lecturer, he now spends a lot of time as a senior examiner for two exam boards, and travels the country inspecting standards in colleges and schools. He has also written three text books.
Slightly more unusually, Ken also inspects standards in garden centres, and spends much of December inspecting Santa’s little helpers and his grotto!
When he first heard about Street Pastors he knew immediately this was something he was being called to do.
Mike Freeman; MBE
Lives in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
After completing 30 years in the Police Service I then worked for several Christian charities including in 2010 ‘More Than Gold’; whilst with them I implemented, recruited, trained and managed the ‘Games Pastor’ programme, where just under 300 Games Pastors deployed for the Olympic Games in 2012. That was when I first networked with Ascension Trust (Games Pastors). After the Olympics my involvement increased with Ascension Trust when I became a Street Pastor (in Stamford) and also took on the role of ATR. I have trained Street Pastors both in R & R and also Refresher Training both in the UK and abroad. In 2013 I assisted to train, launch and deploy the first Street Pastor programme in Africa, in Lagos, Nigeria; where we trained and deployed 60 Street Pastors.
In 2014 I formulated, commenced training and am now also National Co-ordinator of the latest Ascension Trust Initiative; ‘Response Pastors’ ( http://www.streetpastors.org/about-us/response-pastors/ ).
I grew up in a non-Christian household in Slough, but went to Sunday school with some school friends from the age of 11. Found faith in Christ at the age of 12 at a Pentecostal youth camp. From the age of 16 took on various responsibilities in running Sunday school classes and large youth camps and was also a Red Cross cadet, learning 1st Aid and using it in public at Windsor Castle and Ascot Race course from 11-16 years old. Most recent non Street Pastor experience - studying Fresh Expressions of Church / Pioneer Ministry in Lincoln - part time over 2 years and assisting 5 Anglican churches in Leicestershire to develop their own mission activiities - outreach to non-Churched people.
Please edit if you need to - I seem to have done a lot in my life, missed out some things! - St Paul was right - being single gives you more freedom to serve God !
footnote - Anne Scarfe who recently received a Pride of Britain award - she was my Bible Class teacher !
Adrian Prior-Sankey is a former Baptist Minister based in Taunton, Somerset, with lots of life experience having served as a Special Constable, Chairman of a local authority and an ecumenical represenative, leading him to being described on one occasion as a 'one man urban Trinity'! He is the author of the Street Pastors' Leadership Course and enjoys travelling widely to share his passion for making Jesus known to people of all ages through the care we offer.
Daniel Stone: National School and College Pastors Coordinator, Lambeth Street and School Pastors Coordinator