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Alan Williamson commissioned as Church Army Evangelist

This July, Alan Williamson was among six people admitted and commissioned as a Church Army Evangelist by Bishop Jo Bailey–Wells, the Bishop of Dorkin, at the Wilson Carlile Centre in Sheffield.

Alan has been working as a Pioneer Evangelist with the Drumcliffe Centre of Mission since its establishment in September 2017.  Church Army was established in 1882 by Wilson Carlile with a vision to train ordinary Christian men and women to reach those most in need with the gospel. Church Army currently have three centres on the island of Ireland with plans to establish more. Its vision is for everyone, everywhere to encounter God’s love and be empowered to transform their communities through faith shared in words and action.

The commissioning of Alan Williamson by Bishop Jo Bailey-Wells.
The commissioning of Alan Williamson by Bishop Jo Bailey-Wells.

Speaking of his work with Church Army, Alan says, “I love the fact that my work allows me the privilege of sharing God’s love in a place that I feel truly called. My heart is so encouraged when I seen local people being resourced to share faith in ordinary ways for extraordinary outcomes. To invest and rise up leaders from amongst our nation who have a heart for this land and a heart to share faith well on this land.”

We pray for every blessing on Alan and his family as he continues this exciting work in Sligo.