About Us

Who We Are

We exist to see the spiritual, social, economic and ecological transformation of the Black Country. 

Listening to God

We believe we need to corporately listen to the voice of God as He speaks to the Body of Christ in our region. We do not claim to have the monopoly on the mind of Christ but believe that God has created a relational foundational network that spans decades into which He has spoken time and again and will do in the future. We believe part of our role is to continue to listen to God and obey His word. We value the prophetic in its broadest sense as it brings challenge and energises us towards a different future.

Working together

We believe that where God’s people live in unity they enjoy His blessing and life. Love Black Country exists to encourage this quality of unity by facilitating a network that spans denominations, backgrounds, age-groups, ethnicity and gender. We believe by leading collaboratively and harnessing collective effort we are better placed to reach the people living in our region with the Gospel.

Pursuing transformation

We believe that the heart of God for our region is transformation in its widest sense. We long to see a move of God that impacts and transforms the spiritual, social, economic and ecological well-being of our region. We believe transformation is about more than individual congregations prospering. It is also about neighbourhoods and cities whose values and institutions have been overrun by the grace of God. A society and culture so impacted by the Kingdom of God that we see homelessness decline, addictions broken, crime-rates drop, unemployment fall, communities prosper, families nurtured, children thrive, young people fulfilling their potential, old-people honoured and cared for, loneliness eradicated, broken-hearts healed and kingdom values passed on to a future generation.

what we believe

Love Black Country are members of the Evangelical Alliance and as such, align to their Basis of Faith which can be found here.

Our History

The following video, produced a number of years ago now, helps to provide you with a brief glimpse of our history and the heartbeat that gets us up in the morning to continue teaming with our fellow “oxen” and keep ploughing…

Core Team

Our Core Team oversees the network and is made up of Church, Third Sector and Business Leaders from across the region.

Paul Chamberlain

Kingsway Church, Wombourne

John Cook

Amblecote Christian Centre, Stourbridge

Kevin Davis

Church at Junction 10, Walsall

Tim Fellows

Amblecote Christian Centre, Stourbridge

Jon Grant

Bethel Church, Oldbury

Matt Nott

Kings Community Church, Oldbury

Tim Summersby

Walsall Community Church, Walsall

Linsey Wildsmith

Springs Church, Gornal