Mitch is a Christian communicator and co-founder of Crown Jesus Ministries. Having served over sixteen years with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, he stepped in full-time ministry in 2011. Passionate about evangelism in Ireland he is a popular speaker and author. His energy, wit, honesty and passion allow him to communicate in a relevant way to today’s society.
Mitch is the author of ‘Snatched from the Fire’ (IVP). He also writes for a number of leading Christian magazines in Ireland, as well as the Ulster Tatler. A Sports Chaplain, member of Fire Fighters for Christ, Ambassador for Compassion.uk, Regional Development manager for ROC and an associate of J. John and Philo Trust. He is currently studying for a Masters in Theology.He is married to Amanda and they have two children, two fish (at last count), two hamsters, two chickens and a dog... life is a Zoo! He is a massive Chelsea F.C. supporter who loves curries, cycling and lazy days in France You can find him on twitter, Facebook and Istagram as MitchBelfast
Philip Kerr (Evangelist)
Philip is one of the co-founding evangelists of Crown Jesus Ministries. He was the first full-time member of staff with the organisation and is well respected for his solid biblical teaching and balanced theology. He is determined in his preaching to prove again and again that the gospel is true and relevant today. Philip’s warm character and love for people make him hugely popular as a public speaker and a real asset to the ministry. He is passionate about coming alongside churches to establish lasting evangelistic works that connect with communities. Outside of preaching Philip looks after much of the management side of Crown Jesus and co-ordinates the ‘If my people...’ prayer events.
Philip is married to Rachel and they have two children, Grace and Reuben. He supports Arsenal F.C. and loves Indian grub!
Steven Halliday (Youth and Schools Co-ordinator)
Steven also known as ‘Stee’ graduated from Queens University, Belfast with a Bachelor of Divinity in 2003. His depth of biblical knowledge, quick wit and creativity make him unique among youth workers. Stee has become well respected across many schools and denominations for his ability to communicate with sincerity and love. He has a passion to reach young people with the gospel and continues to inspire many of the youth of today into a deeper relationship with Jesus as he heads up the 1-Way Youth Department for Crown Jesus.
Stee is married to Carey. They have a dog called Chloe and a horse called Riley. He loves all sports especially football and snooker and also enjoys playing the drums.
Sharon Pedlow (Office Administrator)
Sharon joined the Crown Jesus team in 2003. She exercises her gifts in administration as she manages the busy office and helps out in many different practical ways. Sharon also has tremendous gifts of discernment and intercession that have proved crucial in the decision making process of the ministry. She has a passion for overseas mission and is a member of Covenant Love Church.
Sharon is married to Ian and they have two children, Johnny and Rachel and two grandchildren, Joshua and Lucas. She is a brilliant cook with wonderful gifts of hospitality and makes some of the best tray bakes in Northern Ireland!
David Murphy (Youth Co-ordinator)
David is the Co-ordinator of the Crown Jesus youth initiative HUB and also works alongside Stee on Camp Ireland. He is passionate about seeing a generation of young people rise up in God to take a stand in their faith and impact their community for Jesus. Using his qualifications in youth work as well as his degree in advertising/communication, he is always on the lookout for new and creative ways to share the message of Jesus. Living in a media and social networking culture Dee believes the message of Jesus does not need to change, simply the method in which we share it! David also helps with the Klass Kids work of Crown Jesus and is often found hiding behind a puppet theatre making kids laugh and teachers blush!
David is married to Karen and they live in Comber but he still maintains he is an ‘East Belfast Boy’ at heart!
Richard Kernohan (Childrens Work Co-ordinator)
Richard has been working with Crown Jesus since 2007 and in 2011 moved to a full-time role. He uses all his creativity, attention to detail and infectious personality to head up the Klass Kids department of Crown Jesus. This works goes into schools across the province and impacts many thousands of children each year by taking assemblies, R.E. classes, S.U. meetings and after school events. Richard is also line manager to the five gap year students in the office and regularly uses them in Klass Kids events.
Rick is an active member of Green Pastures Ballymena and hates watching football (but is surprisingly good at it if you can drag him onto the pitch!).