Equipping for Life for a better future

Colin Dickenson: Development Manager

Colin grew up in Bangor, Co. Down, attending Bangor Grammar School. He enjoyed a variety of sports, particularly table tennis, swimming and rugby. Whilst Colin played rugby for the school’s second team, his first love was table tennis and his club in Bangor during which time he was selected and given intensive coaching by top Ulster senior players.

Colin is married to Noreen with a son, Keith, and daughter, Cheryl. He is the main carer for his elderly mum who lives close by. The family attend Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bangor and Colin is part of the audio-visual team. In the past he was a Sunday school teacher, worship and house group leader with another local fellowship.

After leaving education and a brief period working in the Civil Service and for his local fellowship, Colin moved to the Voluntary and Community sector in 1987, holding a number of senior roles within various organisations. Helping to make a difference in the lives of people and communities underpins Colin’s enthusiasm for this sector, knowing that this was exactly where he was meant to be. His last position was CO with Good Morning N.I. Network which supported and coordinated 20 locally based member services providing free confidential telephone and wrap round support to older and vulnerable people across Northern Ireland. Sadly, due to funding delays, Colin was made redundant.

God faithfully answered his prayers for clear direction and favour concerning his purpose and employment path through a series of divinely appointed meetings and introduction to Brother David Jardine and EfL. Colin commenced his role towards the end of September 2019, supporting Bro David in the consolidation and development of the EfL ministry.

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Equipping for Life, Colin Dickenson