J+ Core Team: Charlie MacDonald
I met Jesus as a young child, and loved growing up by the sea in sunny Hastings, where I was part of a brilliant church. I never imagined God would have me working, marrying, and bringing up my family in one of the biggest cities in the world.
Yet here I find myself, in my twentieth year of living, working and doing church in the East End of London!
My testimony is one of God gradually revealing to me how much he loves cities. Why? Because he loves people, and there are nine million of them here.
Following Jesus in East London has shown me God’s heart for people from a diverse set of backgrounds, but especially for urban non churched kids. I strongly believe Jesus wants to meet with all kids, that the Gospel is relevant and life changing whatever our age or religious, ethnic or economic background. I love to see families from different cultures and backgrounds engaging with church and responding to the Gospel. A few years ago in response to prophetic words I created, launched and continue to develop Equipping Every Kid, creating content and training for churches and charities.
Recently I joined the team at London City Mission as Pan London Schools Team leader. My team and I are seeking to partner with London churches to share the Gospel with some of the least reached children and youth in the city.
I’m married to Frazer (who is proudly 98% Scottish), and we’re very grateful for our busy family of 4 children, as well as our puppy, rabbit, tortoise and 3 mice. I enjoy running, family trips to the beach and city skyline sunsets!
It’s a real privilege to be part of the J+ team. I’m excited about working in partnership with Jubilee+ to create kid’s content that will unpack God’s heart for justice, and hopefully impact a generation.
I’m constantly amazed at how God works out His plans.
Written by Charlie MacDonald (Equipping Every Kid) @equipeverykid