We are a Christian church led ministry with our office and centre in Anfield, Liverpool UK. Growing from a small house group in 1980, LJM has grown into a network of charities and church congregations with that overriding passion to show God’s love to everyone we engage, especially those most in need.
With a charitable status and a limited Company constitution, we have a transparent policy based on integrity, humility and accountability, first to God and then to those we seek to serve. For the body Love & Joy Ministries, Christ remains the head of everything we do, seeking to bring Him glory and praise through our words and actions. The TOP Liverpool congregation is the heart of the organization and the various life changing ministries act as hands and feet of the body
Our board of trustees currently has seven members: Rev. Dr Tani Omideyi (Chair & senior pastor), Pastor Mrs. Helen Hawley (Secretary), Mr. Afam Sadiku (Treasurer), Rev. Professor Daniel Jeyaraj, Rev. Roger Sutton, Rev. John Adereti, Miss Anna Hawley.
Dr Mrs. Modupe Omideyi continues as co-pastor for Temple of Praise Liverpool, a founding Rector of LJM, is the founding and current Chair of Lighthouse Harmonize Academy Trust board, the charity that runs our Academy Free school in Liverpool.
Pastor Helen Hawley
Prof Daniel Jeyaraj
Rev. John Adereti
Rev. Dc. Tani Omideyi
Rev. Roger Sutton
Co founding trustee Dr Modupe meets with
LJM is built on a foundation steeped in seeking God through prayer with fasting, reading His word the bible, strong family fellowship and centrality of Christ celebrated in the breaking of bread. Acts 2:42.
This foundation benefits from relationships built locally through membership of Together for Harvest, (evangelical unity movement), and nationally through membership of the Evangelical Alliance UK.
LJM is also blessed with a faithful team of leaders many of whom have served over the last 30 years.
LJM’s growth has been wonderfully marked by God’s favours on us through the years. LJM continues to enjoy favour from local government, and UK national government leaders in both houses of Parliament with visits by prominent Government ministers over the years.
Notable blessings have included invitation by a South African government minister to visit the country including visits to notable places such as Robben Island to pray for the nation. LJM has strong Covenant partners in Africa, Asia and Europe.