Leaders: Pastor Hossein Khalifehhadi and Colin Hardicre
Hossein is an Iranian Christian Pastor, born in Tehran. He has lived in the UK since 1980. Hossein became a Christian in 1998 and was ordained in 2007. He has been involved in teaching Iranians in a number of churches in various parts of the country. Now he feels called to St James and Emmanuel to teach Farsi speakers, mainly Iranians, about Jesus Christ and to help establish a flourishing Iranian Community. His work in the parish is supported by our Mission Partners programme.
Colin is a Mancunian and became a Christian in 1996, towards the end of a successful business career. Since retirement, he has been very involved in various types of Christian ministry – both inside and outside St James and Emmanuel. Through this, he has developed extensive experience of helping people learn about Jesus Christ. Team Rector Nick Bundock asked him to found the Farsi Group in early in 2016 and it has been amazing to watch it grow and flourish.