Mike Pilavachi visits St Barnabas

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Mike Pilavachi visits St Barnabas

Mike Pilavachi preached at the 945 Service at St Barnabas on Sunday 12 February. He spoke about the love of God using amusing stories from his life and also shared several poignant accounts of the love of God in action around the world. The service was followed by a picnic and barbeque in Isel Park, adjacent to St Barnabas.

Mike Pilavachi (born 7 March 1958) is a British charismatic Christian evangelist and author of Greek Cypriot descent. He is the co-founder and leader of the Soul Survivor charity based in Watford, United Kingdom. He is also the Senior Pastor of the Soul Survivor Watford church, based in North Watford, which he set up in 1993 along with worship leader Matt Redman. A former accountant, he became a youth worker at St Andrew’s C of E church in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. It was here that two ministers at St Andrew’s, David Pytches and Barry Kissell launched the New Wine Christian Family Conferences. Pilavachi has written a number of books on Christianity including Soul Survivor (with Nicky Gumbel, 2004), Live the Life (with Craig Borlaise, 2001) and, most recently, Storylines; Tracing the Threads of the Bible.

Pilavachi helped run the international evangelistic event, Soul in the City, London in 2004 and Soul in the City Durban in 2009. He was also one of the founders of the Hope 08 project, an initiative of the churches of Britain and Ireland which is helping to demonstrate Christian faith in action.

Pilavachi launched Soul Survivor in the Summer of 1993. The event is a 5 day long charismatic Christian festival aimed at youth and the initial Soul Survivor attracted 1896 delegates. Under the guidance of Pilavachi, the event has grown to accommodate around 30,000 people over three weeks along with the fourth week, being Momentum (aimed at those in their twenties and thirties). Matt Redman, who had attended Pilavachi’s youth club at St Andrew’s church, was a worship leader at early Soul Survivor camps. Matt Redman returned as a worship leader in 2011.

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