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Elim appoints new exec

Elim Pentecostal Church has appointed a new executive director.

The charity has named Olivia Amartey as its new head of operations.

Amartey, who is an ordained Elim Minister with extensive senior leadership experience in the NHS, the Anglican Church and Third sector and voluntary sectors, is also recognised as the founder of Martha's Oasis, a social enterprise featured on Channel Four's 'The Secret Millionaire' in 2008.


Amartey will be responsible for overseeing the charity's operations, administration, and strategic planning. She has also been appointed to strengthen Elim's mission and ministry while ensuring the organisation's compliance with the legal requirements and responsibilities of the charitable sector.

She'll work alongside Elim's general superintendent Chris Cartwright who will continue to give oversight to the denomination.

She will continue as Minister at Crosspoint Church, the Elim church plant she pioneered in Great Barr, North Birmingham, in 2015.

Commenting on her new role, Amartey said: "This role demonstrates that there are other equally and vitally important ways to serve the body of Christ other than in pastoral ministry. As a movement we need the right policies and procedures in place to underpin our mission. Further, we need to deploy sound business practices that empower us to fulfil the mandate to progress the Kingdom of God.

"Elim has a fresh approach to sharing the gospel of Christ. It knows where it is going and has a strong heart for people and the diverse communities that they serve. Deploying effective business leadership and skills to achieve this mission is my top priority."

Amartey takes up her new role in July.

The Elim Movement represents nearly 5,000 churches across the UK, Ireland and overseas.

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