Would you volunteer to walk the streets of your town or city late on a Saturday night? This is what Street Pastors do, showing compassionate care and concern to everyone they meet.
Founded in 2003 to respond to critical social issues, more than 12,000 volunteers have now been trained to serve as Street Pastors, not only on the streets but in many other public spheres as well. Whether offering a listening ear to a vulnerable clubber, mentoring a troubled teen or responding to a national emergency, Street Pastors are making a significant difference in communities across the UK and beyond.
This book, with incredible and in some cases life-saving stories, celebrates their work, which has been credited with saving police and NHS time and money, reducing crime and improving neighbourhoods, and dispels the myth that the Church is not relevant today.
AUTHOR:Dr Luke Randall has worked most of his life as a research microbiologist.
As a Christian he felt challenged by the teachings of Jesus to volunteer as a Street Pastor about ten years ago. Since then he has been a team leader in the Greater London area for many years.
Sue has worked for a wide range of international, national and local charities. For several years she has worked for Street Pastors, both in a paid and voluntary capacity, including two years in Antigua in the Caribbean.
A former school teacher, Sue has also written several books for children and young people.