A Conference for Ex-Addicts, recovering addicts, addicts & those with a heart for addicts
25th September 2021
Venue: Bridge Church, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 1JS
9.30am – 5.00pm
Cost: £31 pp
Early Bird: 26*
FREE If you can’t afford to pay.
Meals and refreshments included.
FREE Evening Celebration: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Alan is the pastor of Gateway Elim Church, Ammanford and this will be his third year speaking at Fixed. Alan spent over twenty-two years in drug addiction and criminality. Thirteen rehabilitation centres, many short prison sentences and untold psychiatric terms in hospitals never brought him the lasting breakthrough that he so desperately wanted. A life changing event and a miraculous encounter with Jesus turned his life around. Alan is married to Jackie and he’s very involved in mentoring men from similar backgrounds and speaks at Christian rehabs on a regular basis
Alicia is the manager of the Teen Challenge UK women’s centre in South Wales; she has worked at
Hope House for 19 years supporting women as they take the challenging journey of overcoming life-
controlling issues. She is married and loves nothing better than walking the local countryside with
her husband and dog Jack. Alicia also serves on the leadership team of her local church; she is a
passionate follower of Jesus Christ and believes that every woman who steps into Hope House can
find the freedom and life that He has promised them.
Alison has been part of our Fixed conferences from the beginning. For the last 23 years Alison, has travelled across the UK and other nations to communicate God’s truths. Prior to this, Alison spent many years battling alcohol addiction and using recreational drugs on the party scene. Her experience with the horrors of addiction led her to develop a chaplaincy ministry for women in Suffolk who are involved in the sex industry. Alison is a gifted speaker and a mentor to emerging evangelists.
Anthony and his band from Victory Outreach have been involved in leading worship at Fixed for the past six years, both in the evening & for the entire day. We have the pleasure of him & the band doing the same again this year. He has been a worship leader at VO since the late 1990s in London and became part of VO’s international worship leadership team in 2009. Anthony is currently the worship leader at VO in Manchester. He continues to serve on VO’s international team, coordinating music for all their international conferences.
Barry grew up in Salford, Greater Manchester. At 16, he left school with no qualifications and became drawn into the Manchester music and drugs scene. This led to a life of heroin addiction and drug dealing. After being dependent on heroin for fifteen years and spending a number of terms in prison, Barry had what he describes as a ‘religious experience’, which resulted in his life being totally transformed. He is a contemporary communicator who is humorous, passionate and inspirational.
Clyde has been following Jesus since 2003 when his life was radically changed in prison after a spiritual encounter following the death of a friend. His primary calling is to the UK, but he has travelled internationally to minister the gospel and bring hope to people. An evangelist at heart, Clyde carries a burning desire to see people find hope and true purpose in Christ. As well as leading Victory Church. he directs the UK arm of Hope Centre Ministries an international network of rehabilitation centres which has helped thousands of people get free of addiction and live purposeful lives.
Marvin/Crown has performed at Fixed for the last three years. He grew up on an Estate in South Manchester, notorious for violence and crime. Anger issues and insecurities led him into fighting, reacting negatively, carrying weapons and gang affiliation. He fell in love with Hip-Hop and his love for music kept him from falling deeper into the streets and crime. After a throat operation, he was told that there was a high chance that he would never rap again but God miraculously healed him. Crown became a Christian in 2013 and now has his own record label ‘Iron Sharpens Iron,’ using music to engage and present the Gospel.
Dawn will be leading worship for us alongside Anthony Farrell, as she did at Fixed ‘19. She is a singer/songwriter from the UK with a heart for Jesus, leading worship and being a light in the darkness. Her name “Elektra” means bright shining light. Dawn leads “Soul Collective” – a worship outfit made up of leaders and musicians. Songs that Dawn has written have recently been played on Radio 1 and also Songs of Praise! Dawn is passionate about reaching hearts through the gift of music and there is nothing she loves more than singing and writing songs about the love of God.
Gram has served prison sentences for football related violence, assault, robbery and theft. He eventually ended up living rough on the streets of Middlesbrough. After ending up in a coma due to alcohol abuse, Gram was prayed for & to the doctor’s amazement, he pulled through. This led to him giving his life over to Jesus. Gram is the author or two books about his life ‘One Step Beyond’ and ‘It Must Be Love’. He now heads up a charity called Sowing Seeds Ministries which brings the Christian message to prisoners and ex-offenders.
Hasina has shared at two of our previous Fixed conferences through a Spoken Word and we are excited to have her back. Hasina has a powerful story of restoration and transformation. Growing up she built her identity on her sexuality, she was angry at life and the people in it. This led to a drug and alcohol addiction, a life of crime and prison until meeting Jesus in 2013 when her life was transformed. Now working with addicts and serving in the local church in Bristol as a youth leader, she has a passion for people to come to know the truth in Christ, to know their identity and live in freedom.
Paul is a regular feature at our Fixed conferences. Paul is from London and is a testimony to the transforming power of Jesus Christ. He was a heroin addict and a violent criminal for 12 years but is now a husband to Vicky, a father and the senior pastor of Victory Outreach, Manchester. He is also the Victory Outreach International director for the UK and Germany region. Paul has 23 years’ experience working with people with life-controlling conditions
Theresa shared part of her story with us at Fixed ‘19. She is from the east end of London and is passionate about the transforming love and power of Christ. After years of addiction, crime, and then a HIV diagnosis she finally found her belonging in Jesus. Theresa now works with Victory Outreach Manchester’s financial support base United We Can, volunteers with prison fellowship and has 7 years’ experience working with others from broken lifestyles.
This will be Trudy’s fifth year running speaking at Fixed, and it is great to have her back. She has a powerful story and is passionate about reaching out to the lost, broken and downtrodden. Trudy’s life was caught in addiction, crime and prostitution before her life was transformed. Since then, she has managed a rehab centre, ministered in prisons and travels sharing her story and the gospel message in the UK and abroad. Trudy is part of the leadership team at E5 City Church in Brisol.
Vicky is from Bournemouth and comes from a broken family. At a young age, her life spiralled into a 10-year journey of drugs, addiction and crime. By God’s grace, Vicky now stands in total freedom, and she and her husband Paul are senior pastors of Victory Outreach, Manchester. Vicky is also involved in the teaching programme for residents of the Victory Outreach Homes. This will be Vicky’s fifth time speaking at our Fixed conference.