I became a personal member of the Evangelical Alliance in 1985, as a result of friends telling me about the organisation, after they’d attended Spring Harvest.

In 1990, I went to theological college for a year, then worked for All Souls Church, Langham Place, in London — sensing a call to use my business skills in the Christian charity sector. In 1999 I was offered a job at Evangelical Alliance as head of finance. I went on to become part of the leadership team as an executive director. The fact that this was a charity I already supported was significant in accepting the offer.

One of the joys of the role were the days when we were notified of new legacies. Amazingly these were often at times when we needed a boost in income. They ranged from under one hundred pounds to six figure sums! 

When I renewed my will, it made complete sense to include a legacy to the Evangelical Alliance. It’s a charity I’ve been involved with for nearly 40 years. I’ve invested my giving, my time, my energy, my skills and my career in the organisation. I retired from working for the organisation in 2016. Living on a pension I have less income and so am able to do less giving. However, I still support the Evangelical Alliance with a monthly donation and am reassured that my legacy will continue to support the charity, even after my death.

I continue to support the way in which the Evangelical Alliance serves and strengthens the UK church: representing Christians through its public policy work, drawing Christians in the UK together in unity and encouraging and equipping us to share the gospel.

May I invite you to consider including a legacy in your will to the Evangelical Alliance too?