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Rev Dr Joel Edwards (1951 – 2021): Pastor, Mentor and Spiritual Giant

Rev Dr Joel Edwards, the former General Director of the Evangelical Alliance passed away after battling cancer. Joel wrote a letter to family and friends before he passed away bidding them goodbye and thanking everyone for their prayers.

A British immigrant of Jamaica, he came to faith in the black Pentecostal church and had a rich time of ministry. He served as the senior pastor of the Mile End New Testament Church of God and was an honorary Canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral. A significant part of his career was with the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance then the UK Evangelical Alliance.

In 2019, he was awarded a CBE for services to tackling poverty and justice and in April 2021 was appointed by the Church of England to establish a racial justice commission.

Joel’s goodbye letter included ‘Dear friends, this is to say my final goodbye. Words cannot express the depth, breadth, and height of my gratitude, but I have gone home. My earnest prayer is that your faith and tenacity on my behalf will not be considered a pointless religious exercise, but that it will have strengthened your faith in a God who is marvellous, mysterious and majestic in all he does: The Faithful One.’

We at KTLCC are saddened by his death, but encouraged by his legacy and impact, and will continue to pray for his family and loved ones.

How Fortunate are the Peacemakers

How Fortunate are the Peacemakers

[4 min read] It is a basic feature of flawed humanity to want to control, to dominate, to be powerful. But this is not Jesus’ way. He did not commend the warriors or the rulers, the powerful or the leaders, instead he said: ‘How fortunate are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God’.

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Rejuvenated in God

Rejuvenated in God

Have you noticed in life things get old and wear out? Your jeans, your shoes, your car. We sometimes push them to their very limit, squeezing that very last mile out of them; one might even say we run them into the ground.

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How the Denomination Decides

How the Denomination Decides

Congratulations to Rev Mark Ryan, and his wife Kathy, who has been appointed to Kensington Temple as the new Senior Minister from 16 October 2021. The long search for my successor is over and I will soon be able focus on my wider prophetic and apostolic ministry to the nations.

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Meekness

Meekness

[2 minute read] Every day, battles rage as nations or people groups try to establish supremacy over parts of the earth. Most people believe that ‘might’ will triumph over ‘right’ in the end, but Jesus suggests something different:

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Starting up a Christian Group at work

Starting up a Christian Group at work

Over the last year, our church family has learnt a huge amount about doing things online, and our work by the ‘Giants’ groups in equipping our church did not slow down. Now, as more and more of us return to places of work, we are reminded of our harvest field with the number of close relationships we tend to develop in the workplace.

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Pioneering Online Bible School

Pioneering Online Bible School

[2 minute read] Senior Minister Colin Dye has launched a pioneering online Bible school for the converts from Islam in Central Asia and Caucasus. The Bible school is using Colin’s Sword of the Spirit video series which has been translated into Russian as a study material, and it includes live interactive teaching sessions where believers in the region can find answers to difficult questions.

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