Bishop Mick Fleming’s Testimony and Book Launch in Paray-le-Monial Leaves a Lasting Impact

Bishop Mick Fleming’s Testimony and Book Launch in Paray-le-Monial Leaves a Lasting Impact

In the picturesque town of Paray-le-Monial 2000 people gathered to listen to the remarkable testimony of TICCN Bishop Mick Fleming, a man whose journey of faith has inspired countless hearts worldwide, including the Prince of Wales. Prayer and healing followed as people opened up their hearts to receive from the Lord.

“There was also a huge gathering and I spoke to thousands of people there. I had interpreters who started crying as I was speaking, then the crowd started crying and breaking down. It was a profound experience. It was very powerful. I’ve never preached to that many people before. I’m happy: it was amazing.”

Bishop Mick Fleming

Bishop Mick’s life is a testament to the enduring power of faith, healing, and the grace of God which serves as a guiding light for those seeking hope and redemption in a sometimes chaotic world. His autobiography, Blown Away: From Drug Dealer to Life Bringer was published in the UK by SPCK and was the company’s “biggest book last year” as well as being an Amazon bestseller three or four times. It has now been translated into French and titled, ‘Rédemption Du deal à la vraie Vie’, and will be released in several French-speaking countries, including Belgium, Switzerland and in North Africa.

Bishop Mick said: “The lady who translated the book had a profound experience with it. She got a lot of peace from it and said it changed her life.”

Many lives around the world have already been touched by his extraordinary story, and we thank God that many more will be able to hear Bishop Mick’s profound testimony as this translation opens up the doors to a whole new audience.

If you have not heard Bishop Michael’s testimony you can order the English book here:

The French version titled ‘Rédemption Du deal à la vraie Vie’ will be available from September the 8th:

Archbishop Steven receives a knighthood from the grandson of Haile Selassie

Archbishop Steven receives a knighthood from the grandson of Haile Selassie

Archbishop Steven Evans was knighted by Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia, for his work in training ministers. Archbishop Doyé Agama presented the honour from the Order of St Hadrian of Canterbury.

Prince Ermias is the grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, known as The House of Solomon and the ruling dynasty of the Ethiopian Empire from the 13th century. The dynasty claims the legendary king Menelik I, the supposed son of the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, in the ancestry.

A fascinating lineage claim to a voice that still speaks to us today: ‘Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: 21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. 24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil (Proverbs 1:20-33).

Following the service at St Hadrian’s Abbey in Orsingen, Germany, the people were greeted by the sound of the pipes appropriately playing Amazing Grace.

Archbishop Steven, said: “This award is a testimony to the many volunteers, ministers, and church partners, who tirelessly invest in the work of God. Our goals are reached when we walk in love and reach people not with religious dogma but a living and vibrant faith. That faith as we have often seen, is designed to move mountains. If you have a mountain that needs to be moved, I humbly suggest that you look to God.”

Click the link below to read the article about this story that featured in the local newspaper:

This is the ministry of TICCN, this is the work of God!

This is the ministry of TICCN, this is the work of God!

This has been our work, giving legitimacy to wonderful ministers who in turn love the wonderful people of Earth.

Some of our ministers didn’t fit in the usual mould, some are beyond the understanding of traditional religious structures but their love for both God and people qualified them!

This is the ministry of TICCN, this is the work of God!

A Church Dedication in Oxford.

A Church Dedication in Oxford.

Archbishop Steven visited Oxford in May for a church dedication service with Reverend Christopher Hughes. While in Oxford Archbishop Steven met with a couple of enthusiastic, intelligent, students! He said, ‘It was a joy to engage with students who recognise the impact of theology into our worldview.’

He was given a tour around Keble College Chapel followed by Wycliffe College.

‘A couple of years ago I encouraged a young man to study theology so I was so delighted today as he showed us around Wycliffe College where he is now a full-time student!’.

Keble College Chapel owns the original of William Holman Hunt’s painting The Light of the World, which is hung in the side chapel (accessed through the chapel). The picture was completed in 1853 after eight years of work, and originally hung in the Royal Academy. It was then given as a gift to the college.

We also saw the cross in the road at Broad St which marks the site of the martyrdom. It’s a reminder that sometimes you’ve got to stand for what you believe in, fight the good fight of faith, and make a decision that something is right and you will make a stand. Latimer said, ‘Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace in England as shall never be put out’.

At Wycliffe College Chapel the light was shining in and created an interesting reflection on the photograph. What interesting reflection is the light of the Gospel making into your life? There are hidden keys waiting to be found by the children of light. They are hidden for you not from you. Can you see them?

A Royal Invitation

A Royal Invitation

Congratulations to TICCN Bishop Michael Fleming and Sarah for being invited to King Charles’ Garden Party at Buckingham Palace ahead of the King’s Coronation. A well deserved honour for faithful workers in the Kingdom!

The Coronation was a wonderful service filled with the best of our ancient Christian faith. To a large degree centred around the life of Jesus Christ. As we pray for King Charles let’s keep the eternal perspective close in our minds:

‘Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown’ (Revelation 3:11).

Every believer has a crown, there’s often little fuss about the invisible crown but it is eternal not temporal. Consequently, the eternal crown is of far greater importance than any earthly crown. Believers live in an eternal kingdom and own an eternal crown, and can set a much needed example by reigning in life (Romans 5:17).

God still heals, still moves mountains for those who believe!

God still heals, still moves mountains for those who believe!

Patriarch John Githiga of All Nations Anglican Church has graciously blessed us today in remembering a tremendous healing miracle:

“I still remember a healing miracle which the Lord did through you Bishop Steven. I had come to England from a very challenging mission to India and was coughing blood, you then prayed for me and I was instantly healed. We praise God for you and the family. ”

Patriarch John reminds us that God still heals, still moves mountains for those who believe! Jesus, what a wonder you are!❤️

Wigan bishop and councillor receives honorary black belt in taekwondo!

Wigan bishop and councillor receives honorary black belt in taekwondo!

He’s had a pop career, fronted a TV show, is a high ranking clergyman and served on Wigan Council.

Now Archbishop Steven Lyn Evans, of The International Christian Church Network has gained an honorary black belt in taekwondo.

It turns out that martial arts is another thing the Wigan bishop is a dab hand at: although this honour is to recognise individuals who may not necessarily be practitioners of the sport, but have made a substantial contribution to the advancement and development of taekwondo at a local, regional or national level. As it is, he has practised taekwondo and karate with his family and also seen these sports as a way of bringing people together.

In being given an honorary black belt, Archbishop Steven joins a list of famous recipients including US Presidents Ronald Reagan, Barak Obama and Donald Trump, plus the Bahrainian King Hamas Bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Pope Francis!

He said: “I’m honoured to have received this Black Belt and from Torann Maizeroi coach for the Great Britain Taekwondo Olympic Team. In truth, this award should be shared with the faithful members of Living Faith Church in Orrell and the wider church network who I have the privilege to work alongside.

“Life is often difficult and it’s often a fight, this is why those who follow Jesus are known as disciples”

Archbishop Steven has recognised and embraced the national sport of both North and South Korea, which has derived from the oldest martial arts in the world and is used for both seld-defence and sport.

He is credited for using it as a tool for humanitarian missions and bridging different communities across the world with the purpose of promoting both the sport and Christian faith.

Coming from a background of combat sports, Archbishop Steve’s family has a rich history in boxing in Wales, and he has been practising karate and taekwondo for the last few years with his wife and children.

He has made great contributions through TICCN to create new resources for sports ministry/chaplaincy as a gift to the Christian community and the world of sports.

Steven said: “We need to employ discipline for the good fight. I will look at this Black Belt as a reminder to fight for people, for the simple practical day-to-day support that people need.

For a positive attitude and helping people make their way through difficult times. Encouraging people into the discipline of daily study in the bible, worship of God, and prayer. People who employ discipline in this way become winners in the fight of life.”

Article from Wigan Today:

Wigan bishop visits Downing Street to meet Rishi Sunak

Wigan bishop visits Downing Street to meet Rishi Sunak

A Wigan bishop and councillor visited the PM at 10 Downing Street to discuss his work.

Steven Lyn Evans, 56, a bishop at Living Faith Church in Orrell and until recently a local Tory councillor said he was delighted to meet Rishi Sunak.

He was invited to Conservative campaign headquarters for a private briefing on election strategies prior to being escorted to No 10 where he met the Premier.

Here, Archbishop Steven informed Mr Sunak that he would not be standing in the local elections this time around as church work would not allow him the time to do both jobs.

The retiring councillor said: “More ministers are coming on board and continue to undergo training for the ministry, which I oversee.

“It was a tremendous experience, I was honest with them and expressed that I’m not 100 per cent happy with what the government have been doing recently.

“The PM himself is a very gracious man, who thanked me for being there and the work that I’m doing. He very sincerely appreciates all the hard work that is being done, it was excellent.”

The pair were able to discuss the churches that Archbishop Steven oversees as part of his role in which he has been able to work with many across the UK – the most famous being in Burnley, where Pastor Mick Fleming is based.

The archbishop’s role involves visiting various churches across the country to speak to ministers and represent the network of churches, which continues to expand.

He said: “An important part of our emphasis is on reaching some of the poorest of people. We have sought strategies to reach communities who are struggling by feeding people and offering practical hope and support for them to build on for the future. We believe in positive thinking, which develops positive attitudes, which then change the circumstances of life.

“Our aim is to model our success around the country and we need politicians to back us in this vital work. We have developed initiatives into local communities, prisons, NHS, and we’ve seen many lives transformed.”

Article from Wigan Today:

Archbishop Steven Receives an Honorary Black Belt!

Archbishop Steven Receives an Honorary Black Belt!

Taekwondo is the national sport of both North and South Korea and the most recognised of the Korean martial arts. It derives from the oldest martial arts in the world and is used for both self-defence as well as sport.

The purpose of awarding Honorary Black Belts is to recognise certain individuals who are not necessarily Taekwondo practitioners but who, in the opinion of the committee have either: 1) Made a significant contribution to the advancement and development of Taekwondo at the local, regional, national or international level, or 2) Have exhibited a special commitment and determined effort to significantly enhance communities at a regional, national or international level. Some of the most famous previous Honorary Black Belt recipients include President Ronald Reagan, President Barak Obama, President Donald Trump, His Majesty King Hamas Bin Isa Al Khalifa, and His Holiness Pope Francis.

Today, we confer the Honorary Black Belt to Archbishop Steven Lyn Evans of The International Christian Church Network (TICCN). He has recognised and embraced Taekwondo as a tool for humanitarian missions and a bridge to reach different communities from around the world with the purpose to promote the advancement of Taekwondo and the Christian faith. Archbishop Steven has a history of Boxing through his family background in Wales. The last few years he has been training diligently in different martial arts (Karate and Taekwondo) alongside his wife and children. He has made great contributions via TICCN to create new resources for sports ministry/chaplaincy as a gift to the Christian community and the world of sports. His contribution to the general wellbeing and positive humanitarian impact of sports into various cultures, and across numerous countries has been significant. I am honoured and privileged to serve alongside him by promoting our Christian values in, and through sports, via TICCN.