Archbishop Metropolitan Steven has worked closely with Pastor Mick from Church on the Street in Burnley. He first took Pastor Mick through the TICCN pre-ordination course and following that, presided over his ordination in November 2019. Over the last three years he has mentored Pastor Mick through an unprecedented ministerial journey. He recalled the telephone conversation that initiated the first GoFundMe page. “I thought it was an excellent idea and we were aiming for £10,000 but following the BBC broadcast it was soon over £250,000. All of the funds help provide resources for those in need, the great needs in Burnley are being met through a ministry of love. Ministry isn’t about theology, it’s love first and theological truth manifests through love.”
Archbishop Metropolitan Steven announced his first ministerial appointment today. “Following my recent acceptance of the office of Archbishop Metropolitan within The International Christian Church Network, my first appointment is for Pastor Mick from Church on the Street in Burnley. I’m pleased to announce that Pastor Mick has accepted the office of Bishop and is now therefore officially Bishop-elect.
The consecration service is set for October 16th 2022. Please remember us in your prayers and Bishop-elect Michael especially as he prepares for the next step of his ministerial journey. ‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!’ (1 John 3:1a)