Faith in Later Life has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Jamie Hill, following the departure of Carl Knightly in September this year to take up a new role at London City Mission. Jamie Hill joins Faith in Later Life from Christian distribution mission Kingsway CLC trust, where he was Executive Director until earlier this year.
Jamie has a wide experience in Christian leadership having held leadership roles include Executive Director of Missions for the Message Trust and six years with the Bible Society. He has led teams of many sizes, and is passionate about evangelism, collaboration and cross- generational ministry.
Jamie is a worship leader and part of Ramp Church in Manchester, where he lives with his family. Jamie will continue to lead the charity based in Manchester. Faith in Later Life exists to inspire and equip Christians to reach, serve and empower older people in every community, through the local Church. Faith in Later Life has successfully created a network of more than 500 church champions for older people across the country, training, publications and a widely-used online resource hub.
Speaking of his new role, Jamie Hill, incoming CEO, said:
“It has been a privilege to be asked by the Trustees to lead Faith in Later Life into the future of it’s work to be the Christian voice for older people. Faith in Later Life is a much needed ministry as we continue to remember the importance of those in their older years; not writing them off but seeking to empower and serve them. I am committed to seeing how we draw Christians together to be a voice both within the church and outside of it. Much has been said about how the pandemic has shone a light on older people, but I believe the church needs to be a leader in how we model that, so I look forward to helping our church champion network see this lived out at their local level and context. Please pray for me as I step into this new role, that I might hit the road running as there is so much more we can all do.”
Speaking as Chair of Trustees, Stephen Hammersley CBE added:
“I know Jamie will continue to build on the work we have already achieved so that there is a united voice for older people in the UK church. I pray for Jamie that he will lead the organisation not just to growth but continued influence inside and outside the church.”
Welcoming Jamie’s appointment, Faith in Later Life Ambassador and Church Champion, Pippa Cramer said:
“Having Jamie join the Faith in Later Life team as CEO at this important time as we emerge from the pandemic is such good news. This is truly a remarkable ministry to be apart of when it comes to older people and mobilising the church. I look forward to working with Jamie and the team to see how we can grow the work of Faith in Later Life and it’s invitation for Christians and local churches to remember it’s call to older people.”
Jamie will introduce himself to Church Champions at it’s monthly online training sessions on Thursday 11th November. These sessions take place at 10.30am and 1.30pm and new people are welcome to join. To find out more about the work of Faith in Later Life, please visit www.faithinlaterlife.org.
Faith in Later Life exists to inspire and equip Christians to reach, serve and empower older people in every community, through the local Church.
Jamie began work for Faith in Later Life on Monday 1st November 2021. His first public event is to address Church Champion on Thursday 11th November.
Jamie is available for media interviews by prior arrangement.
For more information or media requests, please contact Adam May, Communications Consultant or Faith in Later Life on 07736 949 869 or [email protected]