Joe Aldred is a Bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy. He retired in 2020 after 18 years as an ecumenist at Churches Together in England . Joe has years of experience as a pastor, chair, board member, etc. , especially in the areas of religion, health and education. He has earned Masters and PhD degrees in Theology from Sheffield University and is Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University.
Joe is author/editor of several books including Preaching with Power (ed), Praying with Power (ed), Sisters with Power (ed), Respect – understanding Caribbean British Christianity, The Black Church in the 21st Century (ed), Thinking outside the box – on race, faith and life, From Top Mountain – an autobiography, and most recently Pentecostals and Charismatics in Britain (ed).
Joe is married to Novelette, a psychotherapist and NHS Chaplain. They have three grown-up daughters and four grandchildren.
- Ongoing interest in the issues that lead to flourishing for all, particularly the UK African and Caribbean Diaspora, the Caribbean and mother Africa through the agency of self-liberation, self-development, self-determination and a shared humanity all made equally in God’s image and likeness
- Member of the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group
- Trustee, National Church Leaders Forum – a Black Christian Voice
- Honorary Research Fellow, University of Roehampton
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