Real Lives Family Week 2022

We had a great week 21 - 26 June 2022 hearing remarkable stories of what God has done in the lives of a variety of people and hearing the good news about Jesus explained each night. 


If you want to hear more stories then the Real Lives Youtube channel has further interviews with people from all walks of life explaining the difference that Jesus makes in their life.  Or access the Real Lives website

If you missed any nights a link to a similar interview that person has had is provided below.

Tuesday 21st June 2022
6:45 - 8:00pm
Todd Alexander

Wednesday 22nd June 2022
6:45 - 8:00pm
Alan Barnett


From seeming to levitate a member of the audience to sawing himself in half, illusionist Todd Alexander's show will certainly amaze and amuse!  Todd aims to present the reality of the Christian message through the stage art of illusion. 

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August 2nd, 1990, Alan aged 15 landed in Kuwait Int Airport en route to his boarding school in South India.  Unbeknown to him, a few hours earlier, Iraqui troops had begun their invasion of Kuwait.  Captured by Iraqui forces, Alan was used as part of Saddam Hussein's human shield as the dictator defied the might of the Western world.  Come and hear Alan share his story of how God helped him and delivered him from harm

Thursday 23rd June 2022
6:45 - 8:00pm
Ashley Nixon

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Ashley grew up in a fatherless home in Coventry.  His mum got married and moved to another part of the country but Ashley quickly rebelled against his new family.  He sought acceptance which led him to drugs, violence, gangs and parties.  Ashley's life was set on destruction until finally meeting God in prison.

Friday 24th June 2022
6:45 - 8:00pm
Yvonne Edwards


Yvonne lived life to the limit, balancing a successful career with an alcohol and drug fuelled private life.  Seeming to have it all, her life was spiralling down into chronic addiction and suicidal thoughts.

Hear how Yvonne found peace and meaning - not through rehab in the Priory, but through an unexpected encounter that brought healing and lasting change.

Saturday 25th June 2022
6:45 - 8:00pm
Debbie Bruwer

Debbie Br.webp

Three times Olympic rower, twice silver medallist at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.  It was as a teenager that she realised that being a Christian was about having a personal relationship with Jesus, and that was something she had to decide for herself.

Sunday 26th June 2022
6:45 - 8:00pm
Kristian Dimond


Kristian went from humble beginnings and a difficult childhood to being a professional footballer with Cardiff City and Crystal Palace.  But what happens when a promising career in football is taken away?  Once connected with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan Kristian's hopes were soon dashed with injury.  After the pain of rejection and the bitter disappointment, Kristian found peace in Jesus Christ. 

Guest Speaker: Roger Carswell


Roger Carswell is well known to many people at Glencroft.  He has been involved in many guest events since 2001.  He has worked extensively in the UK as well as many other countries around the world.  He is married to Dot and they have four children and eight grandchildren.  He will be interviewing our special guests and explaining the relevance of the Christian faith today.


All events to take place outside at the back of Arnesby Baptist Church.  There is a "barn" shelter with heaters and a marquee shelter.

Arnesby Baptist Church

St Peters Road




Children's Programme


Come along as we go back to the past,

understand in the present,

then look to the future.

Each night all ages will meet in the main venue area to start with.  The children will have their own special programme during the evening.  At an appropriate time in the evening they will leave and be well looked after.  A special tuck shop will be available during the week. 

A creche will be available each evening.

In the event of bad weather we will hold the event inside.  Check this website on the day for location updates.

If you would like to hear further interviews with people from all walks of life explaining the difference that Jesus makes in their life please access the Real Lives YouTube by clicking on this symbol: