We're Agapé UK.

Agapé UK exists to help people discover Jesus together. Our vision is that every person will have the opportunity to discover Jesus and live their lives to the full in relationship with Him.

We are a UK charity, registered with the Charity Commission, with staff based in 9 cities across the UK.  

We are led by an Executive Leadership Team, governed by a Council of Management (Trustees), and supported by a Panel of Reference. 

Executive Leadership Team

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Lesley Cheesman, UK Director

Lesley has been involved with Agapé UK since the day she came to know Jesus as a teenager. Apart from a short stint in banking, she has been an Agapé UK staff member for most of her working life. Starting in youth work in the North East, her passion for seeing people grow and thrive led her into directing Leadership Development before her current role as UK Director, leading the UK ministry to help people discover Jesus together. 

Jude Daniel, Field Director

Jude has been part of Agapé UK for the past 17 years, first as a university student leader within his local campus movement, and then as a member of the student ministry. In 2020 Jude took on the role of Field Director to give strategic direction and focus to our field teams, who are helping people discover Jesus in different walks of life, at home, at work, at university and abroad. 

Ruth McNeill, Central Services Director

Ruth has worked with Agapé UK for 35 years. She and her husband John have pioneered ministries in Namibia and Denmark, and she led Leadership Development and HR for Western Europe for over 10 years. In 2020 Ruth was appointed to lead the Central Services team in their role of resourcing staff, volunteers, and members of the public with the tools, skills, and information they need to help people discover Jesus together. 

Council of Management

Panel of Reference

Stephen Gaukroger

Ram Gidoomal CBE

Josh McDowell

Lyndon Bowring

Sir Peter Woodhead KCB

George Verwer

The Right Revd Wallace Benn

What we believe...

You can read our Statement of Belief and Purpose here.

Read how we explain the good news of Jesus here.

Governing Documents

You can read our Governing Document (which includes our charitable objectives) and our Annual Reports and Accounts  on the Charity Commission website here

Agape Ministries Ltd. Registered in England No 949989.

Registered office: Agapé UK Headquarters, 167 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SW

Tel: 0121 765 4404 Email: info@agape.org.uk

VAT No 200 1787 10.

Registered charity in England & Wales (258421) and Scotland (SC042332).