Wednesday 31st October 2018
At Gateway Church, Poole
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At Gateway Church, Poole

Adrian Holloway on October 23, 2018 with 0 Comments

It was a real joy to head back to Gateway Church, Poole’s two venues on Sunday. The first service was at a Baptist church building. When my friend Jon Clark, formerly a “neighbour” of mine at Putney Community Church, led me into the prayer meeting beforehand I was very impressed to see it full to overflowing with people eager to pray. Just before the worship time started, I asked John Hosier (whose son Matthew leads the church) what he knew about the history of the church, and I was glad I did because it turns out that he was integral to their journey into “Newfrontiers.” I began my talk just 15 minutes into the meeting because as soon as I finished I was driven to “502”, Gateway’s other Sunday venue, which is also a nonconformist church building, a couple of miles away. This site was recently acquired and when I arrived, half-way through the meeting, Matt & Hannah Painter were telling the church and some friends and family a remarkable story of their daughter Evie’s recent recovery from a brain tumour. I was covering some controversial material on Science & God in the talk, and I was absolutely delighted to meet an evangelist called Matthew Ashton afterwards who gave me a lift back to my car. A very inspiring young man!

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Adrian is married to Julia. They have four daughters. He is based at Everyday Church in Wimbledon, and has written two books, "The Shock of Your Life" and "Aftershock," which tackles the strongest objections to Christianity in the form of a novel.