Officially Dr John Kirkby CBE, but much prefers 'Johnny Boy'. 3 times winner Sunday Times best leader. Honorary Doctor of Bradford Uni. Founder of Christians Against Poverty.
John had tough life after his father died. He was arrested while debt collecting and charged with aggravated theft when a repossession went wrong in the 80's. Praise God he was eventually found not guilty and is now a front line Police chaplain with Leeds west. Only God !
John took up the personal challenge to share Jesus when God gave him Isaiah 61:1, and has founded i61m to to see every Christian confidently doing the same.
Head of Operations
God told Lisa to get in touch with John, before anyone knew about i61m. With her experience in operations, management, PR, creative and more, she's our team glue. Full of compassion, makes things happen.
Creative & Digital
Matt bumped into John at a crossroads on a family walk. The rest is history. If it's digital, creative or stops working properly, Matt's in the middle of it. He loves people as much as he loves design in all it's forms.
Luke's specialities are strategic planning & evaluation, fundraising, project management, CSR & ESG implementation. We love his dedication in all parts of his life, and his ability to discern God's voice through it all.
A divine prompting, followed by a miraculous meeting at the side of a football pitch all confirmed Christian belonged at i61m. Pastoral, relational, he's the perfect person for our Church Partnership team.
Gill is in the i61m 'miraculous connection' club. Gill's heart is people, and she now connects with our whole movement via phone, email, praying with them and helping them journey with i61.
Wendy is the perfect asset for our mission engagement team. She's a super connector and loves people. Championing i61m at events, connecting with those in our movement and helping their i61 journey.
Accounts & Giving
Heather has a rare and invaluable combination of financial experience. She has managed accounts working in both the private and charity sectors. She brings a warmth to the numbers, and is a joy to have as part of the team.
Spiritual & Church Consultant
Simon is senior pastor of multi-site Kerith Community Church and loyal friend to John. His spiritual and practical wisdom and insight into Churches and leadership continues be invaluable.
Spiritual & Pastoral Consultant
Paul is the friend who introduced John to Jesus all those years ago, and has been journeying with him ever since. He has apostolic oversight of Christian Life Church Shipley, and many more around the world. Paul brings wisdom, insight and pastoral care to the i61 team.