Who we are
Freedom’s Ark is a governing church. We are divinely assigned and positioned to impact our nation by speaking the mind of God with accuracy and boldness, as each one of us goes beyond the four walls of the physical building in which we meet to worship God. We influence policy at the governmental level and we share the love of God with individuals.
As we step out in faith and obedience, we trust in the great power and ability of God to change this world for His glory, as He establishes His Kingdom on earth and in that which is to come.
Freedom’s Ark mission is to touch and change lives.
To proclaim the good news of salvation as declared in Isaiah 61: 1-2. We believe that the Spirit of the Lord God is upon us and that we are anointed to preach the good news, heal the brokenhearted and to proclaim God’s liberty to the captive.
Cornerstones of our vision
Building an army of Bible-believers
God’s word is first place and has the final authority in how we conduct our lives
Destroying sin, sickness and poverty
The anointing of God destroys the yoke, so we refuse to accept or allow burdens of sin, sickness or poverty
Restoring a fresh awareness of God’s love and presence
God is always with us, Immanuel. His presence empowers us to live for Him, so we cultivate a fresh awareness of His love and presence.
Releasing people into their God-given destinies
God is purposeful and intentional, so we embrace His plan and purpose for each life and encourage
Our core values
– Reaching outside our immediate church walls
– Expressing the love of God to all
– Fulfilling the great commission
– Focused on His presence
– God’s word transforms
– Teaching all nations to obey His commands
– Acknowledging the gift of God’s provision
– Looking beyond ourselves
– Giving of our time, talent and possessions
– Being humble
– Co-labouring in God’s vineyard
– Establishing and advancing God’s Kingdom on earth
Our Senior Pastor
Rev. Nims Obunge MBE DL
Nims is Senior Pastor of Freedom’s Ark and CEO of The Peace Alliance.
He is married to Edosa and they have two children. He responded to God’s call on his life by going to Bible College at the age of 23 after completing a degree in Politics and International Relations. Thereafter he went into full-time ministry where he continues to pursue his vision of developing people to have a love for God and discovering their God-given potentials.
He founded the Peace Alliance which is a charity that works in partnership with the police, government agencies, the corporate sector and faith and voluntary organisations. He serves as a faith and community leader with a passion for justice, peace, young people, equality and social cohesion. He wholeheartedly believes in the power and presence of God’s Holy Spirit to transform lives and positively change society
This passion for young people inspired the development of the Young Peace Champions Leadership Programme; ‘What’s the Point?’ a comic addressing knife crime and stop and search; and ‘Untouchable?’ a multimedia pack addressing gun crime. He initiated the London Week of Peace and London Leadership and Peace Awards. Over the years, he has provided employment opportunities for those who have experienced the stigma of having custodial sentences and watched them make significant life changes. He speaks in prisons, challenging inmates to adopt alternative lifestyle choices.
Reverend Nims is also a member of the Knife and Violent Crime Prevention Group and is working alongside other community leaders and government agencies to combat the recent rise in knife crime across the capital. He actively supports families and communities affected by the scourge of violent crime. He has chaired the London Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board and the Metropolitan Police Operation Blunt response to knife crime. He was a member of the Home Office Stop and Search Community Group and the Metropolitan Police Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel.
He has been awarded the High Sheriff of Greater London Award, the Justice Awards, and the Metropolitan Police Volunteer Award. Nims was awarded an MBE (Member of British Empire) by Her Majesty, The Queen. He was later appointed as HM’s Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and serves on its Faith Council, a role he holds dear to his heart. Nims is an Evangelical Alliance council member and chairs the Jesus House Trustee Board.