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MOTIVATED: Guvna B has made a huge impact in the black Christian community through his music and work as a radio presenter

THE BLACK Christian community is filled with talented, successful Godly adults aged 40 and under. Check out the Christians that are making their Christian light shine within the sphere of influence they have been called to. Check out our list and be inspired…

STEPHEN ADDISON
Who is he? CEO of BoxUp Crime Reason for impact and influence: BoxUp Crime seeks to divert at risk youth from crime and inspire, educate and develop them into leaders by using boxing. Last year BoxUp were winners at Project Lab and received a prize of £30,000 to replicate their charity across London and the UK. More info: boxupcrime.org

TOLU ADEPEGBA
Who is she? Presenter on Premier Gospel’s Drive Time show Reason for impact/ influence: Tolu, right, hosts one of the most popular show’s on Premier Gospel, Britain’s leading gospel music radio station. She also presents a popular podcast about life, faith and relationships called Kandid With Lady T. More info: Follow ladytolu on Instagram.

JAMES ALADIRAN
Who is he? Founder of Prayer Storm Reason for impact/influence: Prayer Storm seeks to raise up a generation of young people committed to prayer and fasting to bring about a spiritual awakening in Britain and have reached thousands. They hold regular gatherings and also partner with churches across the UK to achieve their aims. More info: Visit prayerstorm. org

SANCHIA ALASIA
Who is she? Labour Councillor in Barking and Dagenham Reason for impact/influence: When she became a councillor in 2010 she was the youngest person to be elected to the role. Sanchia, right, was recently appointed as the Lord Mayor of her local borough and has made a commitment to promote diversity. More info: Visit sanchiaalasia. com

GUVNA B
Who is he? A MOBO Awardwinning Christian rapper and presenter at Premier Radio. Reason for impact/influence: He is the first UK black rapper to reach the no 1 spot on the official Christian/Gospel chart and performs across the world. More info: Visit guvnab.com

SHANE BOWES
Who is he? CEO of the Pentecostal Credit Union (PCU) Reason for impact/ influence: Bowes, right, ensures the PCU is the second largest credit union in the country, playing a key role in educating the black Christian community about managing their finances as well as encouraging economic development. More info: Visit pcuuk.com

APOSTLE ELIJAH ISRAEL CHANAK
Who is he? Founder and leader of Qadosh Kingdom Movement Reason for impact and influence: Apostle Chanak leads a growing vibrant church filled with enthusiastic and committed millennials desirous to impact their communities and wider world for Christ. More info: See qadosh kingdom.org

AA JONES
Who is he? Founder of Kingdom Relationships Reason for impact/influence: Via his ministry Kingdom Relationships, AA Jones hosts events in major cities across the UK where he provides teaching for singles to help them to get the most out of their singleness. He also shares how Christians can build relationships that lead to marriage. More info: Visit kingdom relationships.co.uk

ANTHONY KING
Who is he? Comedian and MC Reason for impact/influence: Any event organiser wanting a comedic hosts more often than not books Anthony King. He is renowned for his edgy Christian humour and his ability to traverse both Caribbean and African Christian communities. More info: Find Anthony King on Facebook

NATHANIEL PEAT
Who is he? Founder of Gennex and Safety Reason for impact/influence: He’s a musician, martial arts expert, qualified pilot and motivational speaker. He leads Gennex, a business providing inexpensive lighting for people living in the developing world. Nathaniel has been listed in the 2017 Black Power List and the Financial Times Upstanding BE Executive List. More info: Visit nathanielpeat.com

MARCEL SIMPSON
Who is he? National Director of Youth & Discipleship at New Testament Church of God Reason for impact/influence: He provides leadership and direction for youth and young adults (aged 25 and under) at the largest black Caribbean denomination in the UK. More info: Visit ntcg.org.uk

FIONA SMALL
Who is she? Director of Young Mums Support Network Reason for impact/influence: Founded by Fiona in 2011, YMSN provides support, training and counselling services to young mothers in deprived areas. The network is called upon by media to comment on issues surrounding lone parenting. More info: See ymsn.co.uk

SELINA STONE
Who is she? A lecturer in Political Theology at St Mellitus College and an in-demand speaker Reason for impact/influence: She is a young academic who teaches undergraduates, post graduate students and people training for the ministry. Selina is also a student currently studying for a doctorate. Want more info?: Find Selina on Facebook

LORRAINE WRIGHT
Who is she? Founder of the University Gospel Choir of the Year (UCGY) competition Reason for impact/influence: The UGCY has played a key role in inspiring university students to take up gospel singing through the UCGY competition. Lorraine also runs a music agency for Christian artists.
Want more info: Visit ugcy.co.uk

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