Faith Explosion Conference in Malta

Faith Explosion Conference in Malta

From 14th to the 19th September Bishop Steven was the guest speaker at the Faith Explosion Conference in Malta. The conference has been hailed as a tremendous success with hundreds in attendance and an atmosphere of great faith. Bishop Steven was thrilled by the enthusiasm of the people and the graciousness of his hosts Dr. Gordon Manchè and his beautiful wife Mariella. There were reports of miracles, deliverance from demonic activity and transformed lives.

The River of Love Church hosted the conference and Bishop Steven reported that there was a real sense of Christian devotion and diligence among the delegates. Bishop Steven spoke and ministered on 5 separate days and delegates responded with great enthusiasm to his inspiring messages which were delivered with a unique mixture of seriousness and humor. The impact was clearly felt, transforming at times and the will stay in peoples memories. Clearly, this was the start of what we all hope is a long and fruitful fellowship between key and strategic leaders within our international missions.

This remarkable conference which had so much to offer is remembered by the delegates and here is a selection of some of the feedback that we’ve received:

“We love and appreciate you Bishop Steven Evans. We thank God for you. God bless you.” Fiona Incorvaja

Fiona Incorvaja

“Great words dear Bishop Steven Evans we were delighted to have you around because we were blessed especially with those examples that you did carry forward they were an inspiration to us all…God bless you and keep on shining for God…Hallelujah where there is God there are miracles.”

Catherine Kate Galea

“Thank you dear Bishop for honoring us with your presence. It was a big blessing an honour and a pleasure.”

Edwin Borg

“Thank you for such a beautiful message of appreciation and encouragement. It was an honor to welcome you and a blessing to receive the Word from you. We are truly blessed to be part of this wonderful family with faithful spiritual parents for guidance and support, blessings.”

Caroline Falzon

“Beautiful words of encouragement dear Bishop Steven Evans and thank you for honoring our precious spiritual parents Mariella Manchè and Gordon Manchè. This conference was truly blessed and it was something we all needed at such a time as this. Dear Bishop I bless you and your family and your ministry, I love you in Christ until we meet again thank you for the laughter.”

Sharon Mifsud

“It was a wonderful conference where the glory was manifested! We’re blessed to have had you with us and blessed to be in this church and have Pastors Gordon and Mariella as our spiritual leaders!”

Theresa Aquilina

“Thank you Bishop for such a kind word, we love you too and thanks for coming, thank you for the time spent and word shared. We shall see you again here, there or in the air.”

Mario Debono

“It was such a great honor meeting you bishop. We thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement, and lifting up of our congregation and of describing the hearts of our Pastors.”

Jennifer Farrugia

“That’s a very powerful message, thanks Bishop. Hope to see you back here.”

Rebecca Paris

“It was an honor to meet you dear Bishop Steven Evans, and glory to God for you and for everyone that preached, that God mightily used for feeding us His Holy word, and stepping into the glory all together. We’re going from Glory to Glory.”

Rhona Sapiano

This conference was truly blessed and it was something we all needed at such a time as this. Dear Bishop I bless you and your family and your ministry, I love you in Christ, thank you for the laughter!

It was also a blessing to catch up and enjoy fellowship with TICCN minister Nigael Lewis who is currently based on the Island of Malta.

Click on the links below to watch videos from the conference:

Upcoming TICCN Ordinations

Upcoming TICCN Ordinations
Bishop Evans

It’s my pleasure to write and invite you to support two TICCN ordinands who are due to be ordained this Saturday. They like many others before them have successfully gone through the TICCN Ordinands Training and now are about to enter this important new chapter of life. I want to encourage you to please remember them in your prayers. Emma Cathrine Daggers is part of the Church on the Street outreach in Preston and Christopher Miguel Hughes is based in Oxford.

It’s been my privilege and pleasure to spend time with them both and hear about the great things that God has done in their lives. This Saturday’s Ordination will mark the next and very important step in their walk of faith.

As a TICCN Partner you are warmly invited to attend the ordination which will take place at:

The Hub, Church on the Street,
1-7 Hammerton Street,
Burnley
BB11 1NA

at 3:00pm this Saturday.

CoTs Opening

CoTs Opening

On 22nd July the official opening of the TICCN Church on the Streets (CoTS) ministry in Burnley took place. A plaque was unveiled by Lord Shuttleworth with the inscription “In commemoration of David Hurst Co-Founder of Church on the Street Ministries.”

Lord Shulleworth unveils the plaque aided by Pastor Mick
Lord Shuttleworth unveils the plaque aided by Pastor Mick

We would like to thank Lord and Lady Shuttleworth for their support, the Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley and the many volunteers who worked so hard to made this a very special and happy occasion.

Bishop Steven with Lady Shuttleworth and the Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley
Bishop Steven with Lady Shuttleworth and the Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley

During the day a video team filmed interviews with the people for a documentary film about TICCN and in particular the tremendous impact of Pastor Mick and the Church on the Street Ministry. Bishop Steven commented: “The repeated theme of the day has been the unconditional love and practical support provided by Pastor Mick and his team. We have all be touched by the selfless dedication and Christian devotion of this ministry, Pastor Mick is demonstrating the heart of what it means to be a TICCN minister. We must meet people at their point of need, you don’t get clean in preparation for your bath, far too often the church has expected people to get cleaned up before they arrive but churches must embrace people wherever they are. In this way, we truly follow Jesus, who in encountering peoples weaknesses responded with unconditional love that manifested in practical ways. Healing for the sick, forgiveness for the sin, and food for the hungry. When people experience this, hope shines into the darkness of lives and a brighter future is born.”

Pastor Mick, Lord Shuttleworth and Bishop Steven
Pastor Mick, Lord Shuttleworth and Bishop Steven

Pastor Michael Fleming appointed TICCN lead for House-Church within the UK

Pastor Michael Fleming appointed TICCN lead for House-Church within the UK

In July 2021 Pastor Mick Fleming of Church on the Street Ministries in Burnley was appointed by Bishop Steven as the TICCN lead for house-church and Group of Three (GoT) ministries within the UK.

Bishop Steven described the developing strategy: “We are seeing many people coming to faith who are often for various reasons, unable to find a suitable fellowship to worship in. Our desire is to continue to facilitate small fellowship groups of two, three or four people. Each of these groups will ideally be located within the wider church and the house-church TICCN network. The groups are a non-judgmental place where people find acceptance and love (Agape). We continue to also facilitate larger groups and our growing house church network.

GoT: Growing in Grace

Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them (Matthew 18:19).

You can set up a GoT group easily. Find two, three or maximum of four trusted friends and meet along these lines:

  1. Commit to meet with a trusted friend or friends once a week
  2. Open in prayer to God asking the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in Jesus’ name.
  3. Each person answers questions about the previous week. Groups should aim at bringing: Openness, honesty, accountability, being non-judgmental and confidential.
  4. It becomes a place to listen and to be listened to bringing healing and freedom.
  5. Groups can worship, read from the Bible and close in prayer at around an hour. Whilst enthusiasm might cause you to want to go on longer than an hour, in our experience sticking to an hour will help the group’s longevity.

GoT Questions & Forgiveness for groups:

  1. (THANKS) Describe what you can be thankful for this week. Consider the Biblical advice to: ‘Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you’ (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
  2. (SIN) Describe what you are struggling with, where have you missed the mark (sin) during the previous week. Don’t be ashamed just pour out the sin and create a space for God’s forgiveness to flow in. Pour our as much details as possible, this helps deal with the issues thoroughly. There is a humility in opening up to others about your sin, it’s not easy but it can have a life changing impact.
  3. (FREEDOM) You are totally forgiven, if you don’t feel forgiven it’s no surprise, repentance a change of knowledge needs to happen. Just accept forgiveness, not by feelings but by faith and soon enough your feelings will follow your faith. For many people their faith follows their feelings (Confess and discuss the following verse: ‘In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace’ (Ephesians 1:7). ‘Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?’ (Romans 2:4). You are the righteousness of God in Christ free by faith in Jesus alone and all your sins have been paid for ‘In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace’ (Ephesians 1:7).

GoT Learning:

GoT learning is available through TICCN and New Life Bible College, the impact of understanding Biblical truth can be tremendous. Let’s look at repentance as an example: One of the most frequent words associated with Christianity is ‘repentance.’ However, repentance is an English word and the Bible was not originally written in English. In the New Testament the Greek word we often translate as ‘repentance’ is ‘metanoia’ and it means ‘a change of mind.’ It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with salvation or penance, those correlations came later through the Latin Vulgate.

A return to the original Greek text came through the reformation. ‘Meta’ comes from the root for ‘after’ or ‘beyond,’ and ‘noia’ is ‘to think.’ So metanoia means to reconsider or rethink something.

This is a Biblical route to healing: ‘Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much’ (James 5:16). Also, ‘Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy’ (Proverbs 28:13). Also, ‘Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord’ (Acts 3:19).

This apparent weakness will cause the power of Christ to enter into your life: ‘And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me’ (2 Cor 12:9).

Zambia Ordinations

Zambia Ordinations

by the Rt.  Rev. Dr. Martin M. Davis

During my recent trip to Zambia, I ordained the following men and women as pastors in The International Charismatic Church Network.

  1. Chomba Mande – Repentant Five Fold Christian Church, Mpika
  2. Clever Tembo – House of David Fivefold Christian Church, Chawama
  3. Mwantikisha Nicolaous – House of Joshua Five Fold Christian Church, Chongwe
  4. Richard Lwando (Apostle) – Five Fold Christian Church, Mufulira
  5. Chilufya Aloysius – Five Fold Christian Church, Mufulira
  6. Justine Mwape – Five Fold Christian Church, Mufulira
  7. Evelyn Chioko – House of Abraham Five Fold Christian Church

The following ordained ministers were received into The International Charismatic Church Network.

  • Amos Banda – House of Judah Five Fold Christian Church
  • Hildah Banda (Evangelist) – House of Judah Five Fold Christian Church

Bishop George Musandile with his familyBishop George Musandile was received as Bishop in The International Charismatic Church Network by Archbishop Doyle Volentine and Bishop Martin M. Davis.

Bishop George Musandile oversees a group of nine churches in Zambia, known collectively as Five Fold Christian Church. Each new pastor was ordained to the ministry of Five Fold Christian Church under the umbrella of TICCN.

Example of ordination certificate.

Crowds flock to church to see famous healer on visit to Wigan

Crowds flock to church to see famous healer on visit to Wigan

After three full-house services over one weekend, more than 140 worshippers received healing from one of world’s renowned evangelists, Rev Melvin Banks at Living Faith Church in Orrell.

People came from all over as word got about that the 84-year-old US preacher was back in Wigan 40 years after his last visit.

Bishop Steven said: “We are delighted and thrilled that Melvin chose Living Faith to make his return to Wigan. I first met him in London at meetings held there, and I knew I had to have him return to Wigan.”

Rev Banks said: “The weekend has been tremendous, not only for the new souls won for the Lord but that 140 received healing too is just thrilling.

Click here to read the rest of the article on Wigan Today.