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Evangelists and Evangelism Academy

Evangelism Courseimage
Romans 10:14-15
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”
Introduction
Who we are, what we do, who this course is for and what the learning outcomes are.
WHAT IS AN EVANGELIST
BIBLICAL EVANGELISTS
SPIRITUAL GIFTS
HISTORICAL EVANGELISTS
EVANGELISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
EARNING A LIVING
PERSONHOOD
THE MESSAGE
THE CHURCH (BEING PART OF THE CHURCH) – Psalm 92:12- Family

Evangelism Course Romans 10:14-15 "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” Introduction Who we are, what we do, who this course is for and what the learning outcomes are. WHAT IS AN EVANGELIST BIBLICAL EVANGELISTS SPIRITUAL GIFTS HISTORICAL EVANGELISTS EVANGELISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY EARNING A LIVING PERSONHOOD THE MESSAGE THE CHURCH (BEING PART OF THE CHURCH) – Psalm 92:12- Family

Evangelism Course
Romans 10:14-15
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”
Introduction
Who we are, what we do, who this course is for and what the learning outcomes are.
WHAT IS AN EVANGELIST
BIBLICAL EVANGELISTS
SPIRITUAL GIFTS
HISTORICAL EVANGELISTS
EVANGELISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
EARNING A LIVING
PERSONHOOD
THE MESSAGE
THE CHURCH (BEING PART OF THE CHURCH) – Psalm 92:12- Family

Terry & Jill Newsletter 2015

Happy New Year our dear friends,

Welcome to our 2015 Newsletter with a few snapshots of another fruitful year.

It’s been another interesting and fruitful year, full of surprises. We sensed God was

 Happy New Year our dear friends, Welcome to our 2015 Newsletter with a few snapshots of another  fruitful year. It's been another interesting and fruitful year, full of surprises. We sensed God was leading us into a new season of resettlement after traveling extensively the previous year, 3 continents. So we have focused on that resettlement and the UK in 2014. This has led to us sharing in many  Churches, events and Prisons. We have sensed a strong connection and built many new relationships in the UK and a strong base in Derbyshire.  Thank you for your continued support and prayers, we certainly need it, doing the work of The Evangelist, winning many to Christ and mobilising other to the same. We have now no more meetings until the  New Year. January will be a good start to the year with a JJohn Evangelist conference that we are fellow associates with, this conference is still open to all seeking to do the work of The Evangelist, details are in our events section. Please join us if you are free. Tenerife Family Church Conference, Alfreton Hall Derbyshire UK.  Please see some commendations we have received this year and rejoice with us at ALL the lives won and changed forever Another fruitful evening with Terry and Jill, where Jill provided the wonderful voice, and Terry the word of God to guide, and encourage us all at Gateway. We are a simple recovery group consisting of those at every stage of faith and none. Both Terry and Jill have the skill to meet us right at the point of need. This is evidenced by feedback and subsequent progression. This is the third time Terry and Jill have helped us and we will certainly be asking them to return. Thank you to you both. Eric and Val Medley Gateway Leaders New Life Church Wakefield  Terry Eckersley was our guest speaker at the 25th October UNITE event held in New Life Church, Congleton.  Terry's testimony and ministry, as always, was encouraging, upbeat and funny but with a profound prophetic theme based on Revelation 3:20; 'beyond the open door is a new and fresh anointing.'  At least three people came up to us to say that Terry's message confirmed what the Holy Spirit had been saying to them!  Terry ministered in prayer to around thirty folks who responded to his appeal at the end of the evening.  We strongly commend Terry and his ministry to any fellowship wanting to move on to maturity in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.   Cedric Barber UNITE Stoke WOODLANDS COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP   We are a small community fellowship that meets in North Anston, Nr Worksop.  We do not have an appointed minister and so are always on the look out for people to lead our worship events.  Terry and Jill have taken services for us twice over recent months and we have been richly blessed by the passion of their ministry and the way they have offered encouragement and direction.  We have been particularly encouraged to hear of difficult events in Terry's life and how his faith has changed both his life and the lives of others he has come into contact with.     Individual members within our fellowship are gradually coming to be more open in their worship, particularly prayer and Terry and Jill have,  by their encouragement, openness and sensitivity helped to develop this.  God is clearly at work in their lives and we look forward with anticipation to them joining with us again.   TIM COX WCCF "We had Terry speak at our weekend services. Many where blessed and encouraged by Terry's powerful story of God's amazing grace- from a dysfunctional and chaotic lifestyle to a passionate follower of Jesus! I also know Terry personally and he carries a love for God and the world whether he is on a stage or in a one on one conversation. " Kristian Thorpe Pastor Arena Church / National Church Planting Leader for AOG GB "Terry was with me on Sunday the 27th of July as our guest speaker at our two Sunday services at HMP/YOI Wetherby. He was well received by the young men and staff alike as he shared in his own inimitable fashion his life story and intertwined with the Gospel. After the services had ended, a number of the young men commented on how Terry's story was so much like their own and it had really spoken to them. One young man was so touched by God during the appeal that he ran out of the service in tears. When I spoke to him afterwards he said that as he listened to Terry speak, and as others around him responded to the appeal, he realised that he was not to only one who had problems and asked if God could help him! I am sure this will not be the last time Terry visits us and shares the story of how his life has been transformed through the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ."    Andrew Georgiou  Chaplain We have seen amazing fruit especially in The Prisons, this next prisons trip was amazing with over 50 long term prisoners all on fire for God, by the time we left there where many more!    Terry visited our prison for Sunday Worship recently and was excellent. He has a real ability to connect with men and with prisoners in particular. As an ex-offender he understands their issues, problems, temptations and battles but he also understands and communicates brilliantly what Christ has done in restoring him and what he can do for anyone else. I don't think Terry is just an evangelist, although his humour, passion and love for Christ pours out of him. He also understands and communicates very well the role of discipling and church building which is vital in a settled prison like ours where men are working through long sentences.   Will we be inviting him back? The men in our Chapel would have it no other way. Many thanks, Paul Revd. Paul Foster  Anglican Chaplain  HMP Whitemoor These are just some of the many commendations we get, many more opportunities have opened up for the coming year, some have little or no budget, especially Prisons, would you please consider supporting this work, to help us fulfil this important work?  Please click  on link http://terryeckersley.co.uk/support-us/ https://my.give.net/account/create?beneficiary=GN11139535.jpg Or contact us for a hard copy/support form, we are registered with Christian Stewardship. Thanks for your encouragement & support. Much love, Terry and Jill http://terryeckersley.co.uk/support-us/


Happy New Year our dear friends,
Welcome to our 2015 Newsletter with a few snapshots of another fruitful year.
It’s been another interesting and fruitful year, full of surprises. We sensed God was leading us into a new season of resettlement after traveling extensively the previous year, 3 continents.
So we have focused on that resettlement and the UK in 2014. This has led to us sharing in many
Churches, events and Prisons. We have sensed a strong connection and built many new relationships in the UK and a strong base in Derbyshire.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers, we certainly need it, doing the work of The Evangelist, winning many to Christ and mobilising other to the same.
We have now no more meetings until the New Year. January will be a good start to the year with a JJohn Evangelist conference that we are fellow associates with, this conference is still open to all seeking to do the work of The Evangelist, details are in our events section. Please join us if you are free.
Tenerife Family Church Conference, Alfreton Hall Derbyshire UK.
Please see some commendations we have received this year and rejoice with us at ALL the lives won and changed forever
Another fruitful evening with Terry and Jill, where Jill provided the wonderful voice, and Terry the word of God to guide, and encourage us all at Gateway. We are a simple recovery group consisting of those at every stage of faith and none. Both Terry and Jill have the skill to meet us right at the point of need. This is evidenced by feedback and subsequent progression. This is the third time Terry and Jill have helped us and we will certainly be asking them to return.
Thank you to you both.
Eric and Val Medley
Gateway Leaders
New Life Church Wakefield
Terry Eckersley was our guest speaker at the 25th October UNITE event held in New Life Church, Congleton. Terry’s testimony and ministry, as always, was encouraging, upbeat and funny but with a profound prophetic theme based on Revelation 3:20; ‘beyond the open door is a new and fresh anointing.’ At least three people came up to us to say that Terry’s message confirmed what the Holy Spirit had been saying to them! Terry ministered in prayer to around thirty folks who responded to his appeal at the end of the evening. We strongly commend Terry and his ministry to any fellowship wanting to move on to maturity in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Cedric Barber UNITE Stoke
WOODLANDS COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
We are a small community fellowship that meets in North Anston, Nr Worksop. We do not have an appointed minister and so are always on the look out for people to lead our worship events. Terry and Jill have taken services for us twice over recent months and we have been richly blessed by the passion of their ministry and the way they have offered encouragement and direction. We have been particularly encouraged to hear of difficult events in Terry’s life and how his faith has changed both his life and the lives of others he has come into contact with.
Individual members within our fellowship are gradually coming to be more open in their worship, particularly prayer and Terry and Jill have, by their encouragement, openness and sensitivity helped to develop this. God is clearly at work in their lives and we look forward with anticipation to them joining with us again.
TIM COX
WCCF
“We had Terry speak at our weekend services. Many where blessed and encouraged by Terry’s powerful story of God’s amazing grace- from a dysfunctional and chaotic lifestyle to a passionate follower of Jesus! I also know Terry personally and he carries a love for God and the world whether he is on a stage or in a one on one conversation. “
Kristian Thorpe Pastor Arena Church / National Church Planting Leader for AOG GB
“Terry was with me on Sunday the 27th of July as our guest speaker at our two Sunday services at HMP/YOI Wetherby. He was well received by the young men and staff alike as he shared in his own inimitable fashion his life story and intertwined with the Gospel. After the services had ended, a number of the young men commented on how Terry’s story was so much like their own and it had really spoken to them. One young man was so touched by God during the appeal that he ran out of the service in tears. When I spoke to him afterwards he said that as he listened to Terry speak, and as others around him responded to the appeal, he realised that he was not to only one who had problems and asked if God could help him! I am sure this will not be the last time Terry visits us and shares the story of how his life has been transformed through the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Andrew Georgiou
Chaplain
We have seen amazing fruit especially in The Prisons, this next prisons trip was amazing with over 50 long term prisoners all on fire for God, by the time we left there where many more!
Terry visited our prison for Sunday Worship recently and was excellent. He has a real ability to connect with men and with prisoners in particular. As an ex-offender he understands their issues, problems, temptations and battles but he also understands and communicates brilliantly what Christ has done in restoring him and what he can do for anyone else. I don’t think Terry is just an evangelist, although his humour, passion and love for Christ pours out of him. He also understands and communicates very well the role of discipling and church building which is vital in a settled prison like ours where men are working through long sentences.
Will we be inviting him back? The men in our Chapel would have it no other way.
Many thanks,
Paul
Revd. Paul Foster
Anglican Chaplain
HMP Whitemoor
These are just some of the many commendations we get, many more opportunities have opened up for the coming year, some have little or no budget, especially Prisons, would you please consider supporting this work, to help us fulfil this important work?
Please click on link http://terryeckersley.co.uk/support-us/
https://my.give.net/account/create?beneficiary=GN11139535.jpg
Or contact us for a hard copy/support form, we are registered with Christian Stewardship.
Thanks for your encouragement & support.
Much love,
Terry and Jill
http://terryeckersley.co.uk/support-us/

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leading us into a new season of resettlement after traveling extensively the previous year, 3 continents.

So we have focused on that resettlement and the UK in 2014. This has led to us sharing in many

Churches, events and Prisons. We have sensed a strong connection and built many new relationships in the UK and a strong base in Derbyshire.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers, we certainly need it, doing the work of The Evangelist, winning many to Christ and mobilising other to the same.

We have now no more meetings until the New Year. January will be a good start to the year with a JJohn Evangelist conference that we are fellow associates with, this conference is still open to all seeking to do the work of The Evangelist, details are in our events section. Please join us if you are free.

Tenerife Family Church Conference, Alfreton Hall Derbyshire UK.

imagePlease see some commendations we have received this year and rejoice with us at ALL the lives won and changed forever
Another fruitful evening with Terry and Jill, where Jill provided the wonderful voice, and Terry the word of God to guide, and encourage us all at Gateway. We are a simple recovery group consisting of those at every stage of faith and none. Both Terry and Jill have the skill to meet us right at the point of need. This is evidenced by feedback and subsequent progression. This is the third time Terry and Jill have helped us and we will certainly be asking them to return.
Thank you to you both.

Eric and Val Medley
Gateway Leaders
New Life Church Wakefield
Terry Eckersley was our guest speaker at the 25th October UNITE event held in New Life Church, Congleton. Terry’s testimony and ministry, as always, was encouraging, upbeat and funny but with a profound prophetic theme based on Revelation 3:20; ‘beyond the open door is a new and fresh anointing.’ At least three people came up to us to say that Terry’s message confirmed what the Holy Spirit had been saying to them! Terry ministered in prayer to around thirty folks who responded to his appeal at the end of the evening. We strongly commend Terry and his ministry to any fellowship wanting to move on to maturity in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Cedric Barber UNITE Stoke
WOODLANDS COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

We are a small community fellowship that meets in North Anston, Nr Worksop. We do not have an appointed minister and so are always on the look out for people to lead our worship events. Terry and Jill have taken services for us twice over recent months and we have been richly blessed by the passion of their ministry and the way they have offered encouragement and direction. We have been particularly encouraged to hear of difficult events in Terry’s life and how his faith has changed both his life and the lives of others he has come into contact with.

Individual members within our fellowship are gradually coming to be more open in their worship, particularly prayer and Terry and Jill have, by their encouragement, openness and sensitivity helped to develop this. God is clearly at work in their lives and we look forward with anticipation to them joining with us again.

TIM COX
WCCF
“We had Terry speak at our weekend services. Many where blessed and encouraged by Terry’s powerful story of God’s amazing grace- from a dysfunctional and chaotic lifestyle to a passionate follower of Jesus! I also know Terry personally and he carries a love for God and the world whether he is on a stage or in a one on one conversation. ”

Kristian Thorpe Pastor Arena Church / National Church Planting Leader for AOG GB
“Terry was with me on Sunday the 27th of July as our guest speaker at our two Sunday services at HMP/YOI Wetherby. He was well received by the young men and staff alike as he shared in his own inimitable fashion his life story and intertwined with the Gospel. After the services had ended, a number of the young men commented on how Terry’s story was so much like their own and it had really spoken to them. One young man was so touched by God during the appeal that he ran out of the service in tears. When I spoke to him afterwards he said that as he listened to Terry speak, and as others around him responded to the appeal, he realised that he was not to only one who had problems and asked if God could help him! I am sure this will not be the last time Terry visits us and shares the story of how his life has been transformed through the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Andrew Georgiou
Chaplain

We have seen amazing fruit especially in The Prisons, this next prisons trip was amazing with over 50 long term prisoners all on fire for God, by the time we left there where many more!

Terry visited our prison for Sunday Worship recently and was excellent. He has a real ability to connect with men and with prisoners in particular. As an ex-offender he understands their issues, problems, temptations and battles but he also understands and communicates brilliantly what Christ has done in restoring him and what he can do for anyone else. I don’t think Terry is just an evangelist, although his humour, passion and love for Christ pours out of him. He also understands and communicates very well the role of discipling and church building which is vital in a settled prison like ours where men are working through long sentences.

Will we be inviting him back? The men in our Chapel would have it no other way.
Many thanks,

Paul

Revd. Paul Foster
Anglican Chaplain
HMP Whitemoor
These are just some of the many commendations we get, many more opportunities have opened up for the coming year, some have little or no budget, especially Prisons, would you please consider supporting this work, to help us fulfil this important work?

Please click on link http://terryeckersley.co.uk/support-us/


Or contact us for a hard copy/support form, we are registered with Christian Stewardship.
Thanks for your encouragement & support.
Much love,
Terry and Jill

http://terryeckersley.co.uk/support-us/

TRUE APPRENTICE – BEING SINGLE, DATING & ; MARRIAGE

Hi there, my names Jill, formerly Webb now Eckersley. I was brought up in a good Christian home, my parents attended an Anglican Church and a new Vicar started teaching on The person of The Holy Spirit, this led to many people getting radically converted and a mini Revival began in our village.

Hi there, my names Jill, formerly Webb now Eckersley. I was brought up in a good Christian home, my parents attended an Anglican Church and a new Vicar started teaching on The person of The Holy Spirit, this led to many people getting radically converted and a mini Revival began in our village. My Mum, it's said went from a shy, quiet person to a very bold Christian witness and lady. I had a good Christian upbringing therefore and new nothing else other than that and the local Church. I gave my life to Christ at age five and enjoyed all that that brought. We then moved Churches a couple of times and we then ended up in a local Church in Sheffield that was again experiencing Revival and growth with The Power and Gifts of The Holy Spirit, by now I was working in retail and one of the Worship Leaders and team at Hope City Church. This was an exciting time of Church growth and expansion with many mature Christians being awakened and many Christians being added, saved, delivered and healed. One of these was a natural and effective Evangelist called Terry Eckersley.  If anyone had said to me that I would be married to 'Terry Eckersley' many years ago I would probably have laughed in disbelief.  I first met Terry in a church in Sheffield when I was about 21, Terry would have been 31 then, we both have a different memory of our first meeting, I remember being introduced at the end of a church service, some one said let me introduce you to Terry he's got an amazing testimony...... I thought he's a  bit full on !!!!, waving his hands and waxing lyrical about how Jesus had changed his life. Terry thought that this was everyone's experience and that Jesus was worth getting excited about and sharing this with everyone he met!  Terry also became very good friends with my Mum, she looked after a single mums group in our church and with Terry's work with young guys from Sheffield YMCA and Pastoral Care within the Church worked well together with his passion and action with Evangelism- they were a great support to one other with there people and in prayer. Mum also became a surrogate Mum for Terry whom hadn't had the Privilege of being brought up within a caring, loving Christian home, quite the contrary, his Dad died when he was a child and he experienced much pain, loneliness and needed up in the care of the local authority, on drugs and finally gangs and Prison and hopeless case. Now at this time there was no connection between Terry and myself he would occasionally be invited for Sunday lunch, and would turn up eat lunch,then fall asleep on the sofa !! Cheek !! By now he had been promoted at work, bought a house been through Bible School and university God was prospering him and he was maturing with a rich and full life. He then moved city's in 2000 onto Southampton and Portsmouth growing in his career and calling  and went onto to do bigger and great things in the YMCA, Church , Authoring books and music and becoming very successful, his testimony and stature and effectiveness  kept growing and growing. I continued my work within retail, worship leading and also worship leading within Church plants. I did also enjoy a shift to head hunting within retail management recruitment for a season. My life of contentment within this, Church and family life of many years did seem to becoming to the end of a wonderful season. I never yearned for a boyfriend Husband like so many of singles did and do. I never liked the idea of potentially dating someone else's Husband of the future. I was in my early 30's at this point, and serving on worship team in the Leeds church plant.  My family and I had been invited to a dinner party at one of the leaders home, conversation began to come up around dating and future partners, Eddie said 'Judy and I have recommended that people write a list of 'Ten things' they are looking for in a future partner, everyone we have encouraged to do this has met there partner within 6 months'. wow that seemed very specific and very quick !!! I thought this was very interesting and may be I should give it a go. Now the list I wrote didn't contain complicated things, everyone's will be different. but what I would say is, what are there most important lasting things you would be looking for? Mine contained things that were important to me. And it really helped me focus rather than be general. Terry always kept in touch with Mum and was invited every year on Boxing Day for a second Christmas, not much had changed he ate, talked and slept on the sofa. He had continued to grow in stature, effectiveness and influence in many arenas and spheres.   It wasn't until my Mum became very ill in December 2005 that really things began to slowing change in our friendship, instead of my Mum and Terry talking it was me and Terry talking.  Terry was now a CEO of a thriving, growing Christian Charity in Surrey and I became very impressed with the work he was doing. Everything changes . . . There had been so many changes in my life, and one of the biggest and best was the change in my relationship with Terry. I went  to serve at the YMCA in Woking where Terry was CEO. An opportunity came up to do music workshops with disadvantaged Youth. It was amazing that I had known Terry over ten years, but now I  was seeing him in a different light. We were getting on really well; we would chat regularly on the phone and He would come  up north to see me (not just the family); we’d go out for meals and we were getting closer. By now he had become very successful and had all the trappings. Terry had bought a BMW sports car and a flat in Surrey. Terry placed an advert with the local Woking churches for accommodation for me as a ‘volunteer young woman at the Woking YMCA’. We’d been relying on this advert to get me  a place to stay. Time was running out and Terry was just typing an email to another YMCA that provided housing, giving the dates I would be volunteering in the hope of getting me somewhere to stay, when Terry got a phone call from a local Christian couple who had a room for me. Truly a Miracle. This couple had a large, detached mansion and three spare rooms! They gave the room at no charge and became good friends to Terry and myself. I  served on team at Woking YMCA and we were starting to fall in love. I had seen another side to Terry as he  had dropped everything to visit my sick mother Janet. This was a tremendous time for both of us, but equally challenging. We had known each other so long like sister and brother, now it was all changing and we didn’t want to get it wrong or hurt each other. Terry and I were both praying about this and I subsequently was to find out that God was giving Terry a green light.  Our first date was when Terry was invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition of the work he had done in the community. He was able to have someone accompany him  and my mum, Janet, who was like one of Terrys best friends and had become like a spiritual surrogate mother, hinted heavily that he  should take me. So Terry asked if I  would like to come and I  said yes! Who wouldn't! We went through the formalities of security and being commanded by the Lord Lieutenant to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Dreams come true Terry  proposed to me just off Bond Street in London, after a sort of work review over lunch one Saturday ! I was so surprised I was laughing in shock and Terry said, ‘You’d better make your mind up; we’re booked into Tiffany’s just around the corner.’ I picked my  engagement ring from my favourite jewellers and in less than nine months we were married.  Terry had a one-bedroomed flat that we moved into after an amazing wedding. The first thing Terry did was buy me a new kitchen. He  did the same as I did with Tiffany’s – He gave me a budget and then let me pick.  Back to the wedding, we had a great celebration with our friends. The wedding was everything we wanted. We planned it together.  We got married in a beautiful Old Village Church in Woking. I  had sung at so many weddings that were almost a contemporary Christian conveyer belt that we both wanted to be married the traditional way. We had a great service.Terry arrived on a motor bike and side car, as did his best man John Bradwell. John looked very nervous which was funny as he is a well built, typical mans man! So did Terrys ushers, Dr Nick Tiffin, a top consultant pathologist and dear friend, and Wayne Leigh, an incredible charismatic businessman. Wayne met and greeted all at the church. We had a beautiful dream, sun-filled, love- and faith-filled marriage. I was marrying the Man of my dreams and best friend. After the service we then went to a local hotel for the wedding breakfast. Everyone who came was intrinsically a part of our journey, an encouragement and support to all we had become. Terry covered this in the Groom’s speech which was part stand up comedy, part evangelist giving glory to God and his people who had been so significant in both our lives. By now Terry had spoken all over the UK and the world. In Churches, Schools, Prisons, Conferences, Business meetings, in fact anywhere he got  invited. Always bearing much fruit. Over time I think we all change and preconceived ideas we have of others can be challenged, I remember forming my 'idea' of what Terry was like. And the person I had got to know, loved and married was a totally different person to that. I also would say I never felt right about just 'dating' people in church, this may be different for other people but I didn't believe it was right for me. I had been given the privilege of serving on then worship team and also leading worship for 12 years and I knew I wanted to be a good example for others watching my life. I do believe there is the right person out there for everyone as Terry would say their 'perfect fit'. I would probably say from writing the list to being engaged to Terry has about 10 months. And we married 6 months after that. I had forgotten about the list and found it one day, and Terry measured up to every point on that list ! God really does give us the desires of our heart as we delight ourselves in Him. Derek Prince has written a good book on this called " God is a Matchmaker" . Another good point Terry also shares is helpmeat from Genesis where God says it's not good for man to be alone translates perfect fit, and what at first didn't seem like a fit at all, became a perfect fit in God, we have at the time of writing been blissfully married for nearly seven years - this has remained through the heights, depths and all the challenges that life can bring as we keep Christ the centre of our lives and marriage.

Hi there, my names Jill, formerly Webb now Eckersley. I was brought up in a good Christian home, my parents attended an Anglican Church and a new Vicar started teaching on The person of The Holy Spirit, this led to many people getting radically converted and a mini Revival began in our village.
My Mum, it’s said went from a shy, quiet person to a very bold Christian witness and lady. I had a good Christian upbringing therefore and new nothing else other than that and the local Church. I gave my life to Christ at age five and enjoyed all that that brought.
We then moved Churches a couple of times and we then ended up in a local Church in Sheffield that was again experiencing Revival and growth with The Power and Gifts of The Holy Spirit, by now I was working in retail and one of the Worship Leaders and team at Hope City Church.
This was an exciting time of Church growth and expansion with many mature Christians being awakened and many Christians being added, saved, delivered and healed. One of these was a natural and effective Evangelist called Terry Eckersley.
If anyone had said to me that I would be married to ‘Terry Eckersley’ many years ago I would probably have laughed in disbelief.
I first met Terry in a church in Sheffield when I was about 21, Terry would have been 31 then, we both have a different memory of our first meeting, I remember being introduced at the end of a church service, some one said let me introduce you to Terry he’s got an amazing testimony…… I thought he’s a bit full on !!!!, waving his hands and waxing lyrical about how Jesus had changed his life. Terry thought that this was everyone’s experience and that Jesus was worth getting excited about and sharing this with everyone he met!
Terry also became very good friends with my Mum, she looked after a single mums group in our church and with Terry’s work with young guys from Sheffield YMCA and Pastoral Care within the Church worked well together with his passion and action with Evangelism- they were a great support to one other with there people and in prayer. Mum also became a surrogate Mum for Terry whom hadn’t had the Privilege of being brought up within a caring, loving Christian home, quite the contrary, his Dad died when he was a child and he experienced much pain, loneliness and needed up in the care of the local authority, on drugs and finally gangs and Prison and hopeless case.
Now at this time there was no connection between Terry and myself he would occasionally be invited for Sunday lunch, and would turn up eat lunch,then fall asleep on the sofa !! Cheek !! By now he had been promoted at work, bought a house been through Bible School and university God was prospering him and he was maturing with a rich and full life. He then moved city’s in 2000 onto Southampton and Portsmouth growing in his career and calling and went onto to do bigger and great things in the YMCA, Church , Authoring books and music and becoming very successful, his testimony and stature and effectiveness kept growing and growing.
I continued my work within retail, worship leading and also worship leading within Church plants. I did also enjoy a shift to head hunting within retail management recruitment for a season. My life of contentment within this, Church and family life of many years did seem to becoming to the end of a wonderful season. I never yearned for a boyfriend Husband like so many of singles did and do. I never liked the idea of potentially dating someone else’s Husband of the future.
I was in my early 30’s at this point, and serving on worship team in the Leeds church plant.
My family and I had been invited to a dinner party at one of the leaders home, conversation began to come up around dating and future partners, Eddie said ‘Judy and I have recommended that people write a list of ‘Ten things’ they are looking for in a future partner, everyone we have encouraged to do this has met there partner within 6 months’. wow that seemed very specific and very quick !!! I thought this was very interesting and may be I should give it a go.
Now the list I wrote didn’t contain complicated things, everyone’s will be different. but what I would say is, what are there most important lasting things you would be looking for? Mine contained things that were important to me. And it really helped me focus rather than be general.
Terry always kept in touch with Mum and was invited every year on Boxing Day for a second Christmas, not much had changed he ate, talked and slept on the sofa. He had continued to grow in stature, effectiveness and influence in many arenas and spheres.
It wasn’t until my Mum became very ill in December 2005 that really things began to slowing change in our friendship, instead of my Mum and Terry talking it was me and Terry talking.
Terry was now a CEO of a thriving, growing Christian Charity in Surrey and I became very impressed with the work he was doing.
Everything changes . . .
There had been so many changes in my life, and one of the biggest and best was the change in my relationship with Terry.
I went to serve at the YMCA in Woking where Terry was CEO. An opportunity came up to do music workshops with disadvantaged Youth. It was amazing that I had known Terry over ten years, but now I was seeing him in a different light. We were getting on really well; we would chat regularly on the phone and He would come up north to see me (not just the family); we’d go out for meals and we were getting closer. By now he had become very successful and had all the trappings. Terry had bought a BMW sports car and a flat in Surrey.
Terry placed an advert with the local Woking churches for accommodation for me as a ‘volunteer young woman at the Woking YMCA’. We’d been relying on this advert to get me a place to stay. Time was running out and Terry was just typing an email to another YMCA that provided housing, giving the dates I would be volunteering in the hope of getting me somewhere to stay, when Terry got a phone call from a local Christian couple who had a room for me. Truly a Miracle. This couple had a large, detached mansion and three spare rooms! They gave the room at no charge and became good friends to Terry and myself.
I served on team at Woking YMCA and we were starting to fall in love. I had seen another side to Terry as he had dropped everything to visit my sick mother Janet. This was a tremendous time for both of us, but equally challenging. We had known each other so long like sister and brother, now it was all changing and we didn’t want to get it wrong or hurt each other. Terry and I were both praying about this and I subsequently was to find out that God was giving Terry a green light.
Our first date was when Terry was invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition of the work he had done in the community. He was able to have someone accompany him and my mum, Janet, who was like one of Terrys best friends and had become like a spiritual surrogate mother, hinted heavily that he should take me. So Terry asked if I would like to come and I said yes! Who wouldn’t! We went through the formalities of security and being commanded by the Lord Lieutenant to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
Dreams come true
Terry proposed to me just off Bond Street in London, after a sort of work review over lunch one Saturday ! I was so surprised I was laughing in shock and Terry said, ‘You’d better make your mind up; we’re booked into Tiffany’s just around the corner.’ I picked my engagement ring from my favourite jewellers and in less than nine months we were married.
Terry had a one-bedroomed flat that we moved into after an amazing wedding. The first thing Terry did was buy me a new kitchen. He did the same as I did with Tiffany’s – He gave me a budget and then let me pick.
Back to the wedding, we had a great celebration with our friends. The wedding was everything we wanted. We planned it together. We got married in a beautiful Old Village Church in Woking. I had sung at so many weddings that were almost a contemporary Christian conveyer belt that we both wanted to be married the traditional way. We had a great service.Terry arrived on a motor bike and side car, as did his best man John Bradwell. John looked very nervous which was funny as he is a well built, typical mans man! So did Terrys ushers, Dr Nick Tiffin, a top consultant pathologist and dear friend, and Wayne Leigh, an incredible charismatic businessman. Wayne met and greeted all at the church. We had a beautiful dream, sun-filled, love- and faith-filled marriage. I was marrying the Man of my dreams and best friend. After the service we then went to a local hotel for the wedding breakfast. Everyone who came was intrinsically a part of our journey, an encouragement and support to all we had become. Terry covered this in the Groom’s speech which was part stand up comedy, part evangelist giving glory to God and his people who had been so significant in both our lives. By now Terry had spoken all over the UK and the world. In Churches, Schools, Prisons, Conferences, Business meetings, in fact anywhere he got invited. Always bearing much fruit.
Over time I think we all change and preconceived ideas we have of others can be challenged, I remember forming my ‘idea’ of what Terry was like. And the person I had got to know, loved and married was a totally different person to that.
I also would say I never felt right about just ‘dating’ people in church, this may be different for other people but I didn’t believe it was right for me. I had been given the privilege of serving on then worship team and also leading worship for 12 years and I knew I wanted to be a good example for others watching my life. I do believe there is the right person out there for everyone as Terry would say their ‘perfect fit’.
I would probably say from writing the list to being engaged to Terry has about 10 months. And we married 6 months after that. I had forgotten about the list and found it one day, and Terry measured up to every point on that list ! God really does give us the desires of our heart as we delight ourselves in Him. Derek Prince has written a good book on this called ” God is a Matchmaker” . Another good point Terry also shares is helpmeat from Genesis where God says it’s not good for man to be alone translates perfect fit, and what at first didn’t seem like a fit at all, became a perfect fit in God, we have at the time of writing been blissfully married for nearly seven years – this has remained through the heights, depths and all the challenges that life can bring as we keep Christ the centre of our lives and marriage.

My Mum, it’s said went from a shy, quiet person to a very bold Christian witness and lady. I had a good Christian upbringing therefore and new nothing else other than that and the local Church. I gave my life to Christ at age five and enjoyed all that that brought.

We then moved Churches a couple of times and we then ended up in a local Church in Sheffield that was again experiencing Revival and growth with The Power and Gifts of The Holy Spirit, by now I was working in retail and one of the Worship Leaders and team at Hope City Church.

This was an exciting time of Church growth and expansion with many mature Christians being awakened and many Christians being added, saved, delivered and healed. One of these was a natural and effective Evangelist called Terry Eckersley.

If anyone had said to me that I would be married to ‘Terry Eckersley’ many years ago I would probably have laughed in disbelief.

I first met Terry in a church in Sheffield when I was about 21, Terry would have been 31 then, we both have a different memory of our first meeting, I remember being introduced at the end of a church service, some one said let me introduce you to Terry he’s got an amazing testimony…… I thought he’s a bit full on !!!!, waving his hands and waxing lyrical about how Jesus had changed his life. Terry thought that this was everyone’s experience and that Jesus was worth getting excited about and sharing this with everyone he met!

Terry also became very good friends with my Mum, she looked after a single mums group in our church and with Terry’s work with young guys from Sheffield YMCA and Pastoral Care within the Church worked well together with his passion and action with Evangelism- they were a great support to one other with there people and in prayer. Mum also became a surrogate Mum for Terry whom hadn’t had the Privilege of being brought up within a caring, loving Christian home, quite the contrary, his Dad died when he was a child and he experienced much pain, loneliness and needed up in the care of the local authority, on drugs and finally gangs and Prison and hopeless case.

Now at this time there was no connection between Terry and myself he would occasionally be invited for Sunday lunch, and would turn up eat lunch,then fall asleep on the sofa !! Cheek !! By now he had been promoted at work, bought a house been through Bible School and university God was prospering him and he was maturing with a rich and full life. He then moved city’s in 2000 onto Southampton and Portsmouth growing in his career and calling and went onto to do bigger and great things in the YMCA, Church , Authoring books and music and becoming very successful, his testimony and stature and effectiveness kept growing and growing.

I continued my work within retail, worship leading and also worship leading within Church plants. I did also enjoy a shift to head hunting within retail management recruitment for a season. My life of contentment within this, Church and family life of many years did seem to becoming to the end of a wonderful season. I never yearned for a boyfriend Husband like so many of singles did and do. I never liked the idea of potentially dating someone else’s Husband of the future.

I was in my early 30’s at this point, and serving on worship team in the Leeds church plant.
My family and I had been invited to a dinner party at one of the leaders home, conversation began to come up around dating and future partners, Eddie said ‘Judy and I have recommended that people write a list of ‘Ten things’ they are looking for in a future partner, everyone we have encouraged to do this has met there partner within 6 months’. wow that seemed very specific and very quick !!! I thought this was very interesting and may be I should give it a go.

Now the list I wrote didn’t contain complicated things, everyone’s will be different. but what I would say is, what are there most important lasting things you would be looking for? Mine contained things that were important to me. And it really helped me focus rather than be general.
Terry always kept in touch with Mum and was invited every year on Boxing Day for a second Christmas, not much had changed he ate, talked and slept on the sofa. He had continued to grow in stature, effectiveness and influence in many arenas and spheres.

It wasn’t until my Mum became very ill in December 2005 that really things began to slowing change in our friendship, instead of my Mum and Terry talking it was me and Terry talking.

Terry was now a CEO of a thriving, growing Christian Charity in Surrey and I became very impressed with the work he was doing.

Everything changes . . .

There had been so many changes in my life, and one of the biggest and best was the change in my relationship with Terry.

I went to serve at the YMCA in Woking where Terry was CEO. An opportunity came up to do music workshops with disadvantaged Youth. It was amazing that I had known Terry over ten years, but now I was seeing him in a different light. We were getting on really well; we would chat regularly on the phone and He would come up north to see me (not just the family); we’d go out for meals and we were getting closer. By now he had become very successful and had all the trappings. Terry had bought a BMW sports car and a flat in Surrey.

Terry placed an advert with the local Woking churches for accommodation for me as a ‘volunteer young woman at the Woking YMCA’. We’d been relying on this advert to get me a place to stay. Time was running out and Terry was just typing an email to another YMCA that provided housing, giving the dates I would be volunteering in the hope of getting me somewhere to stay, when Terry got a phone call from a local Christian couple who had a room for me. Truly a Miracle. This couple had a large, detached mansion and three spare rooms! They gave the room at no charge and became good friends to Terry and myself.

I served on team at Woking YMCA and we were starting to fall in love. I had seen another side to Terry as he had dropped everything to visit my sick mother Janet. This was a tremendous time for both of us, but equally challenging. We had known each other so long like sister and brother, now it was all changing and we didn’t want to get it wrong or hurt each other. Terry and I were both praying about this and I subsequently was to find out that God was giving Terry a green light.

Our first date was when Terry was invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition of the work he had done in the community. He was able to have someone accompany him and my mum, Janet, who was like one of Terrys best friends and had become like a spiritual surrogate mother, hinted heavily that he should take me. So Terry asked if I would like to come and I said yes! Who wouldn’t! We went through the formalities of security and being commanded by the Lord Lieutenant to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Dreams come true

Terry proposed to me just off Bond Street in London, after a sort of work review over lunch one Saturday ! I was so surprised I was laughing in shock and Terry said, ‘You’d better make your mind up; we’re booked into Tiffany’s just around the corner.’ I picked my engagement ring from my favourite jewellers and in less than nine months we were married.

Terry had a one-bedroomed flat that we moved into after an amazing wedding. The first thing Terry did was buy me a new kitchen. He did the same as I did with Tiffany’s – He gave me a budget and then let me pick.

Back to the wedding, we had a great celebration with our friends. The wedding was everything we wanted. We planned it together. We got married in a beautiful Old Village Church in Woking. I had sung at so many weddings that were almost a contemporary Christian conveyer belt that we both wanted to be married the traditional way. We had a great service.Terry arrived on a motor bike and side car, as did his best man John Bradwell. John looked very nervous which was funny as he is a well built, typical mans man! So did Terrys ushers, Dr Nick Tiffin, a top consultant pathologist and dear friend, and Wayne Leigh, an incredible charismatic businessman. Wayne met and greeted all at the church. We had a beautiful dream, sun-filled, love- and faith-filled marriage. I was marrying the Man of my dreams and best friend. After the service we then went to a local hotel for the wedding breakfast. Everyone who came was intrinsically a part of our journey, an encouragement and support to all we had become. Terry covered this in the Groom’s speech which was part stand up comedy, part evangelist giving glory to God and his people who had been so significant in both our lives. By now Terry had spoken all over the UK and the world. In Churches, Schools, Prisons, Conferences, Business meetings, in fact anywhere he got invited. Always bearing much fruit.
Over time I think we all change and preconceived ideas we have of others can be challenged, I remember forming my ‘idea’ of what Terry was like. And the person I had got to know, loved and married was a totally different person to that.

I also would say I never felt right about just ‘dating’ people in church, this may be different for other people but I didn’t believe it was right for me. I had been given the privilege of serving on then worship team and also leading worship for 12 years and I knew I wanted to be a good example for others watching my life. I do believe there is the right person out there for everyone as Terry would say their ‘perfect fit’.
I would probably say from writing the list to being engaged to Terry has about 10 months. And we married 6 months after that. I had forgotten about the list and found it one day, and Terry measured up to every point on that list ! God really does give us the desires of our heart as we delight ourselves in Him. Derek Prince has written a good book on this called ” God is a Matchmaker” . Another good point Terry also shares is helpmeat from Genesis where God says it’s not good for man to be alone translates perfect fit, and what at first didn’t seem like a fit at all, became a perfect fit in God, we have at the time of writing been blissfully married for nearly seven years – this has remained through the heights, depths and all the challenges that life can bring as we keep Christ the centre of our lives and marriage.

WOODLANDS COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We are a small community fellowship that meets in North Anston, Nr Worksop. We do not have an appointed minister and so are always on the look out for people to lead our worship events. Terry and Jill have taken services for us twice over recent months and we have been richly blessed by the passion of their ministry and the way they have offered encouragement and direction. We have been particularly encouraged to hear of difficult events in Terry’s life and how his faith has changed both his life and the lives of others he has come into contact with. Individual members within our fellowship are gradually coming to be more open in their worship, particularly prayer and Terry and Jill have, by their encouragement, openness and sensitivity helped to develop this. God is clearly at work in their lives and we look forward with anticipation to them joining with us again. TIM COX WCCF

    

" What a refreshing spirit Terry brings into a room or round a dinner table ,now transfer that to a church meeting , his humour  together  with  his deep love of Jesus  is powerfully expressed through his preaching style . Terry and Jill have been a real source of encouragement  to many at Tenerife Family Church, I value him as friend and look forward to his visits to this island, and many more times of fruitfulness working together.   Pastor Bill Jeffery  of   Tenerife  Family Church  http://silenciochurch.org

” What a refreshing spirit Terry brings into a room or round a dinner table ,now transfer that to a church meeting , his humour together with his deep love of Jesus is powerfully expressed through his preaching style . Terry and Jill have been a real source of encouragement to many at Tenerife Family Church, I value him as friend and look forward to his visits to this island, and many more times of fruitfulness working together.
Pastor Bill Jeffery of Tenerife Family Church
http://silenciochurch.org

WOODLANDS COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP   We are a small community fellowship that meets in North Anston, Nr Worksop.  We do not have an appointed minister and so are always on the look out for people to lead our worship events.  Terry and Jill have taken services for us twice over recent months and we have been richly blessed by the passion of their ministry and the way they have offered encouragement and direction.  We have been particularly encouraged to hear of difficult events in Terry's life and how his faith has changed both his life and the lives of others he has come into contact with.     Individual members within our fellowship are gradually coming to be more open in their worship, particularly prayer and Terry and Jill have,  by their encouragement, openness and sensitivity helped to develop this.  God is clearly at work in their lives and we look forward with anticipation to them joining with us again.   TIM COX WCCF

WOODLANDS COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
We are a small community fellowship that meets in North Anston, Nr Worksop. We do not have an appointed minister and so are always on the look out for people to lead our worship events. Terry and Jill have taken services for us twice over recent months and we have been richly blessed by the passion of their ministry and the way they have offered encouragement and direction. We have been particularly encouraged to hear of difficult events in Terry’s life and how his faith has changed both his life and the lives of others he has come into contact with.
Individual members within our fellowship are gradually coming to be more open in their worship, particularly prayer and Terry and Jill have, by their encouragement, openness and sensitivity helped to develop this. God is clearly at work in their lives and we look forward with anticipation to them joining with us again.
TIM COX
WCCF

 

” What a refreshing spirit Terry brings into a room or round a dinner table ,now transfer that to a church meeting , his humour together with his deep love of Jesus is powerfully expressed through his preaching style . Terry and Jill have been a real source of encouragement to many at Tenerife Family Church, I value him as friend and look forward to his visits to this island, and many more times of fruitfulness working together. Pastor Bill Jeffery of Tenerife Family Church http://silenciochurch.org

" What a refreshing spirit Terry brings into a room or round a dinner table ,now transfer that to a church meeting , his humour  together  with  his deep love of Jesus  is powerfully expressed through his preaching style . Terry and Jill have been a real source of encouragement  to many at Tenerife Family Church, I value him as friend and look forward to his visits to this island, and many more times of fruitfulness working together.   Pastor Bill Jeffery  of   Tenerife  Family Church  http://silenciochurch.org

” What a refreshing spirit Terry brings into a room or round a dinner table ,now transfer that to a church meeting , his humour together with his deep love of Jesus is powerfully expressed through his preaching style . Terry and Jill have been a real source of encouragement to many at Tenerife Family Church, I value him as friend and look forward to his visits to this island, and many more times of fruitfulness working together.
Pastor Bill Jeffery of Tenerife Family Church
http://silenciochurch.org

” What a refreshing spirit Terry brings into a room or round a dinner table ,now transfer that to a church meeting , his humour together with his deep love of Jesus is powerfully expressed through his preaching style . Terry and Jill have been a real source of encouragement to many at Tenerife Family Church, I value him as friend and look forward to his visits to this island, and many more times of fruitfulness working together.

Pastor Bill Jeffery of Tenerife Family Church

http://silenciochurch.org

“Terry is an effervescent personality with an infectious desire and ability to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to everyone and anyone he meets. He and Jill’s ministries compliment and flow well together and both are great gifts within the Body of Christ.” Bill Partington Head of Strategic Ministry Relations http://www.ucb.co.uk/

“Terry is an effervescent personality with an infectious desire and ability to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to everyone and anyone he meets. He and Jill’s ministries compliment and flow well together and both are great gifts within the Body of Christ.”

Bill Partington
Head of Strategic Ministry Relations

http://www.ucb.co.uk/

Who is Terry Eckersley ?   visit:   www.terryeckersley.co.uk  Terry lives in the north of the UK. He is blissfully married to Jill an accomplished stylist, recording artist & worship leader and they have known each other 20 years and been married 6. Terry became a Christian in 1992 after a powerful conversion from a cycle of  brokenness, drugs, crime & prison, this then led to healing & total redemption into extraordinary success. Then serving his way to CEO in Christian Charity  & media helping people all around the world documented in his prolific autobiography "Born Ready ". Terry has been described as a tonic, humorous, high energy, yet vulnerable and relational. He has a strong gift of encouragement & shares the full Gospel message that has so radically changed him. Terry Eckersley  is a creative communicator with an instant appeal that transcends all cultures, people groups & denominations. His much-appreciated art of motivational faith, with deep insight helps people to discover spiritual vitality in a humorous, friendly & powerful  way that brings life and healing. A graduate of 2 Bible Colleges including Hillsong Leadership College. To date, he has completed many speaking, media, radio & TV engagements at Churches, conferences, towns, cities and Prisons in many countries & on 3 continents. Terry has published books, songs & music all around the world, on many platforms & mediums. An ambassador for Compassion UK & associate evangelist with JJohn & The Philo Trust.

Who is Terry Eckersley ?
visit: http://www.terryeckersley.co.uk
Terry lives in the north of the UK. He is blissfully married to Jill an accomplished stylist, recording artist & worship leader and they have known each other 20 years and been married 6. Terry became a Christian in 1992 after a powerful conversion from a cycle of brokenness, drugs, crime & prison, this then led to healing & total redemption into extraordinary success. Then serving his way to CEO in Christian Charity & media helping people all around the world documented in his prolific autobiography “Born Ready “. Terry has been described as a tonic, humorous, high energy, yet vulnerable and relational. He has a strong gift of encouragement & shares the full Gospel message that has so radically changed him. Terry Eckersley is a creative communicator with an instant appeal that transcends all cultures, people groups & denominations. His much-appreciated art of motivational faith, with deep insight helps people to discover spiritual vitality in a humorous, friendly & powerful way that brings life and healing. A graduate of 2 Bible Colleges including Hillsong Leadership College.
To date, he has completed many speaking, media, radio & TV engagements at Churches, conferences, towns, cities and Prisons in many countries & on 3 continents. Terry has published books, songs & music all around the world, on many platforms & mediums. An ambassador for Compassion UK & associate evangelist with JJohn & The Philo Trust.