Welcome to MPOWER

 

EQUIPPING, ENCOURAGING, EMPOWERING MEN

 
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MPOWER empowers the rising generations of sons, brothers and fathers in Elim to be authentic men in Christ, in life and in church.

By engaging men of all ages, we explore the potential to mentor a generation of radical disciples. The result? Men resourced and equipped to impact the future.

MPOWER encourages the masculine journey into true wholeness for the future, addressing the unique challenges of manhood and masculinity, helping forge a plan and a purpose for future generations.

The MPOWER Team

MPOWER is run by a small and committed team. We are passionate about serving God and supporting MPOWER men within our Movement.

Mark

Mark Lyndon-Jones

Mark is the Director for MPower, Elim’s national men’s ministry, a launched as part of Elim’s Centenary celebrations during 2015. He also serves as the Senior Pastor to Porth Elim Church in the South Wales valleys.

Mark also served as the National Director for CVM (Christian Vision for Men) in Wales. Prior to which he pioneered a ground-breaking Men’s Ministry initiative called the Band of Brothers (Discipling men in the market-place) which featured on UK TV.

Mark is concerned to talk about and explore the real issues and challenges that men face in the 21st century. His heart and vision is to see the men of our Elim Movement both in the UK and globally, equipped to walk courageously and maturely through the real stuff of life as men discipled in Christ.

He and the MPower team are committed to developing 'Men who lead men' and their families with compassion, fulfilling their various roles in life, including serving and playing their part in the context of the local church and their community and the workplace environment.

He and his team travel around the UK and abroad outlining the heart, vision and commission to reach and disciple men, just as Christ has called us to do.

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Gordon Allan

Gordon has served on the MPower Team since this national men’s ministry was founded and has specific responsibility for MPower in the Scottish region.

He studied at Regents Theological College in 1996 for a BA (Hons) in Theology and Christian Ministry, has pastored a number of churches and is now the senior leader at Edinburgh Elim Church.

Gordon also serves on the Scottish Regional Team and Teen Challenge Edinburgh (a global rehabilitation ministry).

Gordon helped pioneer a new men’s event in Scotland in 2019 called the Wilderness Experience.

His passion is to see the men of our movement empowered to be all that God has called them to be through biblical, spiritual & social discipleship.

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Liam Husband

Liam gave his life to Jesus at the end of 16 years of drug dependence. Growing up in a fractured family and with absent parents, Liam filled his life with anything he could. At the age of nineteen, he served his first prison sentence and returned two more times.

At the age of 26, he found refuge in a Rehabilitation Centre in the hills of Shropshire where he became a Christian. After an encounter with God in the savannahs of Guyana, Liam surrendered his plans to be work as a tree surgeon and studied Applied Theology in Mission Training.

Liam now leads Hope Community Church in Bournemouth. He knows and understands the issues men face today. His heart is to see men grow in relationship with each other and in discipleship with the Lord.

Roy

Roy McEwen

Roy describes himself as Jesus disciple, husband, father, uncle, cousin and a son. He is an IT Project Manager at a Footsie-100 company and self-identifies as a solutions architect.

At his local church Ealing Christian Centre, he writes for the Grapevine magazine and serves in the ECC Business Network and other ministries.

Roy hosts a Christian blog “Practically Speaking”, and has published two kingdom apps encouraging prayer – Praying.Works and the MPower GroupCall virtual Men’s Prayer Room.

Chris Shimmen

Chris Shimmen

Chris served in the Royal Marines (RM) for fifteen years before taking a step of faith in 2010 and pursuing a strong call to full time ministry. He has held various roles within the military and been on numerous deployments around the world. He was selected to become a Royal Marines recruit troop instructor at a young age and subsequently went on to be promoted to Sergeant, before training as a Jungle Warfare Instructor (JWI).

As the government used this time to hone him into a dependable elite soldier, God, in His sovereignty, was training Chris in the ways of Him and faith. In pursuit of this strong call into full-time ministry; high net-worth individuals and corporations around the world employed him in various roles as a bodyguard, risk mitigation adviser and operations officer.

He served as an associate minister in London (Kensington Temple) for 5 years and simultaneously pioneered a men’s discipleship group and founded outdoor survival team building and leadership weekends. He now serves as a full-time military chaplain. He brings a unique perspective to Elim’s MPower leadership team.

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Nick Whittome

Nick became a Christian after an Alpha Course in the year 2000. In 2003, he felt that God was asking him to stop his career in IT and become a pastor, so he applied to Regents Theological College and studied for a degree in Applied Theology from 2005-2008.

He has served in various roles and since 2015, Nick has been part of the team at Birmingham City Church. His big agenda things with Jesus are that he is a faithful husband, a great dad and a diligent minister. 

Nick facilitates the BCC Men’s Ministry and hosts a monthly men’s prayer event. He loves to gain insight into God’s word, and esteem being a contributor of value and substance wherever God places him. Nick also organises MPower’s Weekly Devotional for Men – ‘EMPowered Fuel for the Week’ which enjoys increasing subscribers. He really enjoys conversation with people about God, and hosts the MPower podcast called ‘Discipleship for busy blokes’.

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