Meet our pastors
Rev. Nims Obunge MBE DL
Nims is Senior Pastor of Freedom’s Ark and CEO of The Peace Alliance.
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 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.
Tonye Philemon is the Resident Pastor in Freedom’s Ark. He is responsible for the day to day running of the ministry and has been in his current post since 2014. Motivated by a passion to see the Christian community united in worship, He facilitates the Haringey Pentecost Festival in partnership with other local Pastors. He has also partnered with Christians Against Poverty to set up the Haringey Debt Centre in conjunction with 3 other churches, in the efforts to combat debt and long term unemployment in the Borough and he oversees the Tottenham CAP Job Club.
His desire to demonstrate the love of God to the local community led to the setting up of the Tottenham Food bank, which he manages alongside a host of dedicated volunteers.
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