Chris Shimmen served in the Royal Marines (RM) for fifteen years before taking a step of faith in 2010, laying down his military career and pursuing a strong call to full time ministry.

Chris held various roles within the military and embarked 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; to initially fund this, high net-worth individuals and corporations around the world employed him in various roles as a bodyguard, risk mitigation adviser and operations officer.

He now serves as an Associate Minister at KT and sits on Elim’s National MPower Leadership Team.

Chris manages a marketplace ministry – “the 12 Giant’s” – that empowers and equips the congregation for influence in the 12 key pillars of society, simultaneously pioneering a Men’s discipleship group – Nehemiah’s Men - and founded outdoor survival teambuilding and leadership weekends.

His new mission and mandate - ‘to bring God’s sons home to Him’ - is his most important to date.

He is married and has a young daughter.

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