The Ultimate Goal The Ultimate Goal

The TFM Team
The TFM Team

We are really pleased to welcome a team of people from Through Faith Missions to work with us, in the Stratford Churches, for the Ultimate Goal festival from 5th to 13th June 2010.

Team members come from all around the country and have many different stories to tell.
Colin Cross
Colin Cross
  • Married to Jenny for 43 years, two children, 6 Grand children
  • Came to faith in a real Damascus Road experience in my mid 30's
  • Have been involved in outreach/ mission work since 1988 mainly with T.F.M.
  • Trained in Church of England as an evangelist.
  • Presently in a Baptist Church and a Deacon
  • Leader of a Faithworks group involved in Social action and Church With no Walls meeting in a Pub and school.
  • Speaker for C.V.M.
  • Trainer in Public Place Evangelism
  • Still in full time work as Managing Director of our family Electrical Contracting business.
  • Originally in the Motor Trade, my hobbies include Restoration of British Motorcycles, Horticulture and Medieval music.
  • Fell in love with Stratford and St Johns and all it stands for in 1998.
Roger Murphy
Roger Murphy

Roger is an itinerant associate evangelist with TFM and has been on the staff since 2004

Roger leads missions and speaks at evangelistic events for people of all ages across the United Kingdom and Ireland. He speaks at one off events, mission weeks and has a particular ministry for evangelism among men and an interest in sport. His non-Christian background helps him share the Christian faith outside the church and he has spoken in pubs, prisons, clubs, open air, streets and has had the privilege of seeing many people come to faith.

Roger works with a variety of churches across the denominations in mission preparation and planning. He frequently partners with local churches across a longer period of time to help them become evangelising churches.
Steve Mancini
Steve Mancini

Steve Mancini lives in Leamington Spa and with Roger Murphy is a member of Warwick Gates Community Church.

He became a Christian around 4 years ago from a non church background through the persistence of his 10 year old son Dean who wanted to go to church.

He serves the Lord by helping out in a variety of ways in his local church, especially with youth.
Sylvia Margetts
Sylvia Margetts

I came to England at the age of 11 from Jamaica to meet my parent's for the first time. I found this very traumatic and this continued throughout my teens into adulthood. This lead into depression, suicidal thoughts, fear and feeling rejected and unloved. But JESUS healed me completely, and HE healed the broken relationship between myself and my dad.

In 2000 I went with the church I attend on a Mission to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. After the Mission a friend asked me if I would be interested in going on Mission. I knew that JESUS pointing me away from my comfort zone. I joined Through Faith Mission and did my first mission on the Isle of Man.

I find Mission rewarding, challenging and such a tremendous blessing. There is an overwhelming joy that fills my heart when I witness people giving their lives to JESUS, to see people healed and delivered, to see broken lives and broken relationship made new in the name of JESUS.

Prior to the mission to Stratford, the LORD gave me a dream. In the dream there were many ripe oranges on the ground, and a man was standing with a broom sweeping the oranges up. I sensed that the LORD was saying the oranges were the people in Stratford, and unless they were picked up, they would be swept away.
Dave Cooke
Dave Cooke

Born Bakers Row, Stratford, June 1950. Moved to Peterborough 1953.

Married to Jacqueline for 38 years with 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren

I am a carpenter by trade and have been a Christian for 20 years.

I joined T F M 1992, am a S C E student and have been on 18 missions. I am used by T F M as a mission preparer.

I worship in my local church St. Johns C of E.
Cilla Tayler
Cilla Tayler

Cilla Tayler has been involved in Children's work since 1995 when she became a Christian. Working with Sandie Morley, initially with in a 'Kids Club', their Puppet ministry started in 1999. They have taken their puppets to primary schools, both church and non-church based, a Young Offenders' Prison, kids' clubs and holiday clubs, women's meetings and also used them in their work as Children's Church leaders.

During the last ten years Cilla & Sandie have taken their puppets to work with 'street children' in India and 'rubbish tip children' in Kenya. Cilla & Sandie now believe that their ministry is one that includes puppets, rather than is just puppets, and they enjoy presenting the Gospel to all ages in a way that will appeal to that audience.

Unfortunately, Cilla will be unable to join us for The Ultimate Goal.
Sheila Hughes
Sheila Hughes

I am married to John, we celebrated our Golden Wedding this year on Good Friday, Fifty years married. We have four children and eight grandchildren.

I am an ordained minister in the Anglican Church and am a curate in the Ellesmere Port Parish, Chester Diocese.

I have worked with TFM since 1999 on UK mission and in Kenya. I have been to Kenya eight times and more recently have taken two church teams to visit our link church in Olelpo, Naisoya, Maasailand, Kenya. As you may guess I have a great heart for my ministry in Kenya.

I was born in Anfield (home of Liverpool FC) and grew up in Everton - I am an Evertonian and have a great interest in football and in many sports.
Paula Preston
Paula Preston

Paula has been with TFM since 1993 and is responsible for general missions administration and liaison with churches taking part in Walk missions.

She has been involved with all of the walks either as a team member or on the organisation side.

Paula has recently finished her studies on the Society of Contemporary Evangelists course (SCE) and is now a full member of the SCE.

She lives in Bassingbourn, near Royston and is married to Paul, who is also a TFM Walk Team Member

Sheila Subharwal
Sheila Subharwal

I was born in a Christian family, the youngest of four children. My Dad would sit us all down as a family in the evening for a song and prayer, to please and impress my Dad I would sing the loudest and say the longest prayer out of all the siblings.

God protected me in my teens one particular day at the age of 16. All of us girls were invited to what was supposed to be a summer fair by some guys, a voice kept on telling me not to go and I didn't. Later on I found out that a couple of my friends got themselves into trouble, to this day I still thank God for protecting me that day.

The Lord Jesus has been good and faithful friend, He has blessed me with a wonderful husband, truly from God, we have three sons, and we have a beautiful granddaughter.

Life has had its hard times, My Mum, Dad, brother and sister all died within a short time of each other. After loosing my sister I found it hard to cope with life, it was knowing the word of God, that He never leaves us or forsakes us and crying out to God and the support of my God fearing husband that helped me through and now I am even stronger and not just in love with Jesus but passionately in love with Jesus. I live to serve him.
Dr Rob Ferguson
Dr Rob Ferguson

Retired from General practice a few years ago after 25 years.

After marrying Ros in the 1960's they worked in India with Operation Mobilisation for two years and in Nepal with Interserve for four years. They have lived in the Worthing area since 1975 and have always worshipped in Broadwater Parish.

Rob has been thrilled to work on Walk Mission teams since they started in 1991. Rob's hobbies are bird watching, gardening and supporting Manchester United (he was born in Manchester). He enjoys sport, used to run a lot but now is confined to tennis.
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Colin Cross Roger Murphy Steve Mancini Sylvia Margetts Dave Cooke Cila Tayler Sheila Hughes Paula Preston Sheila Subharwal Rob Ferguson
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