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Well-known Birmingham pastor to relocate
Mark Ryan, pastor of the multi-ethnic Birmingham City Church for the last 12 years, is to leave the city in order to take on the senior leadership responsibility for Kensington Temple in London. The announcement that Mark and his wife Kathy would be relocating was made at BCC’s 9.00am and 11.15am services last Sunday morning, 13 June. The Ryan’s last day at Birmingham City Church will be Sunday 4 July. The trustees have invited church members to donate to a farewell gift for Mark and Kathy, in recognition of the huge contribution they have made to the church (Link HERE). Read more about Birmingham City Church via THIS LINK.
In addition to his leadership of Birmingham City Church, Mark has played a leading role in ecumenical groups such as Birmingham City Leaders’ Prayer and the Time4Change anti-racism initiative. The Ryan’s decision to relocate to London came following an approach from the Elim Pentecostal Church’s National Leadership Team, who had been aware for some time that Kensington Temple’s long-serving Pastor Colin Dye would be stepping aside from his role as Senior Pastor and the London City Church Network on 16 October 2021. Watch Colin Dye’s statement concerning the next stage of his ministry HERE. Read more about Kensington Temple HERE.
After meeting and interviewing Mark and Kathy, the Kensington Temple Board agreed with Elim’s National Leadership Team that he should become KT’s Senior Pastor. The National Leadership Team writes, ‘We recognise Mark as a seasoned and gifted leader who has seen significant fruitfulness in all the churches he has led during more than 30 years of ministry in Elim and formerly in the Church of God. Mark has the full confidence of Elim’s National Leadership Team to step into the significant role of leading both Kensington Temple and the wider London City Church Network in pursuing their vision.’ Read more about the Elim Pentecostal Church movement HERE.