No Time For Party Politics!

No Time For Party Politics!

Archbishop Metropolitan Steven has thanked former Prime Minister Gordon Brown for his kind words to Bishop-elect Michael (Pastor Mick), regarding the work that our churches are doing in response to the Cost of Living Crisis. TICCN ministers are at the forefront of meeting both spiritual and physical needs.

Archbishop Steven continued: “Whilst it’s not easy for people with differing political opinions to work together, we must make every effort to find a way forward at this time of great and urgent need. My concerns are growing, as the response from political leaders to date, seems to lack the urgency that is needed to meet this crisis.” He concluded with the simple but nonetheless profound wisdom of Reverend John Wesley:

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”

Listen to Bishop-Elect Michael and Gordon Brown on Radio 4.

TICCN Pastor Mick Fleming Pens Autobiography: Blown Away

TICCN Pastor Mick Fleming Pens Autobiography: Blown Away

Blown Away shares the incredible journey Pastor Mick has been on over his life, from hardened criminal to the call of God and the start of Church on the Street. Interest in Pastor Mick’s journey has grown year on year and has been covered by the BBC, Songs of Praise, The Guardian, and many more.

“I was the worst of the worst and in every area of darkness, but I had hope I could change.”

Pastor Mick Fleming

Pastor Mick’s journey is a testimony to the change God can make in a persons life, you can’t change yourself, but through God, it’s possible.

‘It’s impossible to visit Church on the Street and not be deeply moved by the work the organisation does for those in need. It is an extraordinary place . . .’ HRH THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, from the Foreword

The book is set to launch in September, and is available to pre-order now.

In the meantime you can discover some of Pastor Mick’s testimony in this interview with Bishop Steven Lyn Evans.

Archbishop Metropolitan Doyle Volentine Receives Award

Archbishop Metropolitan Doyle Volentine Receives Award

We are so pleased to announce that Archbishop Metropolitan Doyle Volentine of The International Christian Church Network (TICCN) has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree. The New Life Bible College Board of Regents have made this award in recognition of the remarkable work that Archbishop Doyle has done among some of the poorest communities in the world.

We recently spoke to Archbishop Metropolitan Doyle Volentine about the award and his remarkable international work for TICCN. Archbishop Doyle has personally funded and raised money to sponsor many missions around the world, especially in some of the poorest communities of Africa, India, Mexico and the Philippines. He has given sacrificially, both his time and other resources working among some of the worlds poorest people. His memories have been rich and inspirational to us.

His most impacting memories were of the Pastors living in poverty with nothing to eat themselves and still trying to care for others.

His most impacting memories were of the Pastors living in poverty with nothing to eat themselves and still trying to care for others. The impact of their love for people, their humility, and their devotion to God continues to inspire. He recalled how one Pastor brought two eggs forward as an offering, it might not seem like much but it was all that he had. At another time, a Pastor came forward with great sincerity and a cup of rice for the offering. He remembered the warmth and generosity of many of these Pastors as they would do their best to make his stay with them comfortable, offering whatever small comforts they had for his disposal. The most interesting observation was that they always wanted to give and didn’t use their lack as as excuse not to give. Clearly, the modern day equivalent to the widows mite (Mark 12:41-44). Indeed, we believe that the widows mite was proof of the depth of her faith in God. Faith always gives, always sows because it must be expressed.

He has almost died on two occasions on the missionary field once in South Sudan and another time in a remote area of Mexico.

At times, these missionary trips were dangerous and very uncomfortable, Archbishop Doyle has always stayed among the people in their villages and modest accommodation. He has almost died on two occasions on the missionary field once in South Sudan and another time in a remote area of Mexico. As a Grandfather figure to the church he explained that he has only tried to be an obedient servant of God. He continued “Mine was the joy, to see the faces of the people, smiling small children in the orphanages of Africa and India as our modest gifts were distributed. As medical supplies were provided to relieve peoples’ pain. As some hope of relief was distributed. To offer by our presence the proof that to God, these darling people were of great value and importance. We travelled around the world to meet them. I think of the children living on the trash heap in the Philippines, the tears and the pain. We’ve been involved, we’ve worked as best we could, we could do no less.”

  • TICCN working with army to feed Muslim families in need

Introducing Reverend Christopher Hughes

Introducing Reverend Christopher Hughes

Reverend Christopher Hughes was ordained as a TICCN minister in October 2021.

Reverend Christopher Hughes has travelled to over 50 countries talking with individuals and groups about the love, power and mercy of God. Christopher has worked with national and international groups and charities establishing churches and training the next generation of leaders. He uniquely combines the global interest in sport as a bridge for crossing cultures with speaking about the bible as a conduit for helping others find faith in Jesus.

Christopher is a martial arts expert and the author of a book that explores the relationship between Christianity and martial arts Taekwondo and Christianity.

He has studied theology, law and politics and he has worked within the NHS providing palliative care. He is a chaplain within the health service and a sports chaplain attached to a worldwide Surf Chaplaincy Movement. He is responsible for equipping chaplains in preparation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Mission To Africa

Mission To Africa

2022 is off to a great start for the Kingdom of God! I am home from a month long mission to Africa. This has been the best trip for my health and strength for the past ten years, and the most intensive.

In Uganda I visited several churches to teach, all along dusty stone roads, for one we had to park the car and walk through a banana plantation to find a church or timber shed with 60 people, all having walked, but praising God enthusiastically.

Having travelled by road for many hours I crossed the border into Tanzania, at the point where Idi Amin used to throw his opponents into the crocodile infested river. The next church, in the mountains of Kamuli, Tanzania, was only accessible by foot, a Tanzanian Assemblies of God, timber framed building made with mud, where they had started an outreach venture to the youth through football. The Lancashire based charity ‘SportsReach’ which is well established in this method of evangelism had provided a full set of new, though out of date, authentic England Football Team outfits for me to present to this church. Many of the journeys were on the back of a motor cycle, which after a one and a half hour ride on a dusty stone track does not do a suit and tie much good, but I spent several days of Bible teaching meetings before moving on.

I travelled by bus a 13 hour journey along the side of Lake Victoria into Mwanza city. This proved to be a busy week. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday all started at 10 am teach one hour+, ten minutes break, teach one hour+, break for lunch then teach for one hour+. Saturday was free.

Sunday morning was outstanding! A full church of 350 and some outside listening through the open windows, to a call for a commitment to daily evangelism and a dedicated life, the response was 270+ made this promise to God.

The next church was in Nyehunge, 120km after the tarmac roads turned to stone tracks at Sengerema. Wednesday through Saturday required two or three messages each day, and one on Sunday morning.

Monday and Tuesday I travelled (two flights) from Tanzania to Nairobi. Wednesday a three hour drive to Kitui, Kenya for a TV recording, which was a great success. Thursday night fly home.

God Bless, David.

Ukraine Response

Ukraine Response

TICCN Head office based at Living Faith Church in Orrell Greater Manchester has responded to the Ukrainian crisis. Notices were placed on social media outlets that food and essential supplies were going to be collected and then donated to the Ukraine and that the TICCN Living Faith Church was to be the focal point for local collections.

Local church volunteers rallied and items were collected over three days this week. The goods were then transported on Thursday this week via lorry directly to the Ukraine. We have also heard of other TICCN network churches responding with similarly tremendous generosity.

“The overwhelming response has been remarkable and fitting, our ongoing prayers are for peace and a swift end to this horrific crisis.”

Bishop Steven Lyn Evans

Thank you to all our TICCN network members, you’re making a massive impact.

Floods in Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan

The people of Pakistan especially Pakistani Christians need urgent prayer and support to survive and save their lives. Recently, heavy rain has caused floods, and it has affected Christians more as they live in mud houses. Due to heavy rain and floods, the walls and roofs of their mud houses fell down causing people injuries, also caused some deaths.

In one city ‘Islamabad’ a total of 50 houses have demolished and they have lost everything as everything has swept away in water, now they have nowhere to live. They need urgent help for; food, kitchen crockery, medicine, tents, blankets and clothes.

For our previous Flood Relief Report, you can visit our link attached below;

May the spirit of God inspire you for Pakistani suffering Christians. “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done” Proverbs 19:17

Best wishes and blessings,
Rt.Rev.Bishop Dr. Yousaf Nadeem Bhinder
Founder and General Overseer His Grace Churches International

Nepal 2022 Update

Nepal 2022 Update

Three Years ago, we gave two goats each to this man and this woman and taught them kingdom principles of tithing.  In only three years, ​
their herds have prospered like Jacob’s Herds.​

Nepalis volunteering to carry Pandemic Relief 5-7 hours through the mountains​.

We provided the pipe, well head, and hand pump.  The local church provided the manpower to dig the wells.

Thank you to TICCN minister Reverend Steven Bellant for this update from Nepal.

A Royal Visit to Church on the Street Ministries

A Royal Visit to Church on the Street Ministries

It is a great privilege for me to thank Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who have given TICCN the tremendous honor of visiting our church in Burnley. The Royal couple met with Pastor Mick and various workers, volunteers, and congregants at Church on The Street. This visit is so encouraging for the TICCN network and helps to support the tremendous work of the Burnley team. In addition, it helps our efforts into the wider world. Their Royal Highnesses have a genuine care and love for people and we sincerely thank them for the tremendous work that they do.

Bishop Steven Lyn Evan
(Presiding Bishop, The International Christian Church Network: TICCN)

Bishop Steve left a pop career behind for a higher calling.

Bishop Steve left a pop career behind for a higher calling.

At 20 years old Bishop Steve left his family home in South Wales and made his way to the capital with a prayer and a dream to become a singer. Within a few days he found himself performing at the London Palladium and within weeks Larry Page, who had managed The Kinks, started managing him. Not long after Steve also started working with a band called Heatwave.

By 1996, Steven was performing at the Royal Variety Show and was being managed by Tony Calder, who had been The Beatles first publicist.

It was while talking to a Welsh music legend, he decided where his future lay.

“I was in the sound check with Tom Jones, and we went back to the dressing room for a chat and he said singing was his ‘calling,’ but I knew mine was really into the ministry.”

“I had this sense of God, I’d become a Christian when I was 15. I knew it was the right decision, so even though I had gone from being with the rich and famous at VIP events I knew deep down inside I had to do it, which gave me momentum.

Bishop Steve is fully committed to his work at Living Faith Church, but still gets involved with some showbiz and recently hosted a film premiere in Leeds. He is also currently in the early stages of working on a new song alonside ’80s singer John Parr.

“I don’t chase those things, but sometimes I will do things with people in the industry.”

A few newspapers have recently published articles with the following headlines: 

Wigan bishop who gave up pop career credits his religious calling to a chance encounter with Sir Tom Jones.

Tom Jones convinced me to quit rock and roll to become a priest.