‘Standing together, moving as one’
An Ecumenical group serving in the
one body of Christ
Raymond & Dianne Russell
Regional Office India
H.No: 5-375, Subbaraopet,Katheru
Andhra Pradesh. India
Unity Head Office
27 Heathgreen Close
Birmingham B37 6UH
Tel: + 44 (0) 121 603 3842
Unity Regional Coordinator Ghana
Rev. Davis Pentecostal
Boateng Jude Roman Catholic
Emmanuel Osei Methodist
Vision and Mission Statement
Unity’s desire is to encourage and enable Christian of all denominations to work closer together in one accord in order
to enhance their mission of proclaiming the Good News of Salvation. And to encourage all Christian denomination to fulfill the prayer of Jesus John 17: 22-23 ‘they be one’
Our mission is to invite speakers from all the different denominations to share the word of God from the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal and Free Churches to speak at a Unity meetings.
Finally to invite the Heads of all the Christian Churches from around the world to come together in unity in the Body of Christ
To serve God in providing the opportunity for Christians of all different denominations to come together as one body in God’s presence seeking healing in the areas of reconciliation, forgiveness through a series of Rallies, Monthly Meetings and Conferences in the Charismatic Praise and worship held in Birmingham around the UK and around the world wherever God is calling us to go, and to set up Unity Groups based on our Mission Statement.
For a few years the Lord was preparing the three of us, Ray & Dianne Russell and Ray Turner.
In 1995 the Lord brought the three of us together, to put on a Pentecostal evening,
this was the first time we had done anything together.
A short time later in early June, the Lord spoke to Ray Russell asking him if he and Dianne would put on a Rally in the October of that year. At the same time the Lord was revealing to Ray Turner the same thing. In the July the Lord gave Ray Russell the theme, the names of the speakers and the format for the first conference;
"COME DRINK OF THE LIVING WATERS"
During this time the Lord was also speaking to Ray Turner with the same message,
and saying that he would be sending him musicians and singers.
(In May 2000 Ray Turner left unity to serve God in new areas.)
In January 1996 the Lord gave us the name "Unity" 'an ecumenical
group serving in the one body of Christ' and revealed His vision for Unity.
All speakers are Ordained Ministers, Lay Preachers and Teachers
or people recognized by the different denominations.
All Unity members belong to a Christian Church, and are encouraged to stay
in the Church and denomination to which they belong.
It is not, the policy of Unity to encourage people to change Churches or Denominations.
Unity is not a Church, Sect or has any Ministers, and it does not get involved
in anyway in starting up churches or encourages other to do so.
Foundation of our Faith
Is based on the Nicene Creed
John 17: 22-23 - Psalms 133:1-3 - 1 Corinthians 12:12
about the leaders
I was born in 1946, baptized an Anglican and attended a Church of England school.
My father was an Anglican, my mother was a Roman Catholic.
I left school and the Church at 15, I returned to an Anglican/Methodist Church in 1979.
I met Dianne in 1967 and we got married in 1968, we have two children and seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Both Dianne and I were confirmed in 1981 as joint Anglican and Methodist. From 1982 to 1994 I held various positions in the Church. They included Church Warden, 12 years in post, I was also Trustee and Chairperson of a Youth and Community Centre, a member of the Church Finance Committee, a Deanery Synod and Pastoral representative and a member of the House of Laity for the Birmingham Diocesan Synod.
In 1993 I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, then in 1994 I retired from all my duties to serve God
As a Regional Officer with Dianne, for Flame Ministries International, Perth, Western Australia.
Then in 1995 God called us to form Unity.
In 2005 was elected to the Deanery Synod and in 2006 was also elected to House of Laity
for the Birmingham Diocesan Synod. 2007
2009 started training as a Lay Minister/Reader. On 22nd January 2011 at St. Philips Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB I was licensed Lay Reader/Minister.
I was born in 1951, and baptized into the Church of England, I attended Church and Sunday school
from an early age. I am one of ten children.
Since 1969 I have been an active member of local Community Groups such as; Parent/Teacher Association,
a member of the Youth & Community Management Committee, Church Council,
Solihull Community Health Council. I was also a Church Warden and deanery Synod representative.
In 1987 became a qualified S.E.N. for Learning Disabilities, and worked as an Assistant
Home Manager caring for adults with server learning and physical disabilities in 2009 she retired.
In 1991 I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, then in 1994 became regional Officer for Flame Ministries International
In 1995 was called by God to form Unity.
Both Dianne & Ray are on the committee of the Birmingham Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference
Rev. Chaitanya Kumar.Kali
Unity Regional Coordinator in India
Rev. Chaitanya Kumar as been in full time ministry since 1993 and is President of The Church for Distant Ministries India. he as developed a network of more than 200 pastors and ministers whose only desire is to tell others the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
He was the first to Joined us as an Associated member in 2002 and after our visit to see him in October 2003 he became our first Regional Coordinator for Unity outside the UK.
Visit Unity in India for more details of our trip.
Rev. Davis Pentecostal,
Boateng Jude Roman Catholic
Emmanuel Osei Methodist.
Unity Regional Coordinators for Ghana
In April 2003 Rev. Davis Kwasi Konadu Apostolic Revival Church and Rev. Emmanuel Kwasi Mensah Greater Life Evangelistic Temple got in touch with us after visiting our website. Explaining that after reading about us the Holy Spirit touched them and told them to get in touch with us.
Over the next few months of sharing they asked if they could join us so became Associated Member of Unity.
In September the same year they invited us to come to Ghana to start a Unity Group.
In March 2007 we went to Ghana for two weeks and preached and shared the vision of Unity.
At a Unity Meeting 70 people that were there stood up and made this commitment and then signed up to be associated members of Unity this included 25 ordained ministers. From this meeting we appointed three people as Unity Regional Coordinators for Ghana with the possibility of a fourth.
They are Rev. Davis Pentecostal, Boateng Jude Roman Catholic and Emmanuel Osei Methodist,
the forth Unity Regional Coordinator hopefully will be an Anglican.
Visit Unity in Ghana for more details of our trip.
Unity does not discriminate between Christians, none Christians, age, status, gender or nationality, it exists to provide the opportunity for all God's people to come together in unity and purpose, seeking a heart of forgiveness like Jesus and heart of humbleness to seek forgiveness.
Unity does not permit in any way the interpretation or comparison of the Gospel, it does not need any other belief, philosophy or religion to edify or to validate its truth for the Salvation of Souls.
Unity is completely "Self Funding" so relies entirely on God's divine providence and the generosity of those who support us through their giving to help us spread the Word of God about
RECONCILIATION, FORGIVENESS and UNITY
amongst all denominations.
No one in Unity receives any payment; all monies are used for God's glory.
All Unity Leaders and members come under the Authority of there parish priest the Anglican Bishop
for the Diocese of Birmingham and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham.
In March 2000 Unity became members of Churches Together in North Solihull.
John 17: 22-23
I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you loved me.
Ephesians 4: 3
Make ever effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bonds of peace.
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the LORD bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.