Volunteers

All charities in the United Kingdom rely on the unpaid time and effort of volunteers. Motivated by a desire to do good and to change this world for the better -- all to God's glory -- One Challenge's volunteers are valued and respected members of the ministry.

Some of the most important volunteers with One Challenge are the trustees, members of the Board. Ultimately responsible for the work of One Challenge, trustees have a vital role in keeping abreast of legal requirements for charities and companies and ensuring that what we say we will do, we do.

Do pray for our Board members.

Rita Chiketa

 

Rita Chiketa joined the board in 2011. Originally from Zimbabwe, Rita has a Finance & Accounting degree from the Univeristy of South Africa. She is a Fellow Certified Chartered Accountant (FCCA) and obtained an MBA from the University of Warwick's Business School in 2014. 

She is an active member of ElimWorthing Church where she is involved in various ministries including convening Sunday morning services. 
 
Rita is married to Valentine and they have 2 daughters 

Peter Cockrell

Peter has been a Board member from its foundation in 2003. After nearly 20 years in local church pastoral ministry, Peter laid down the pastorate in Worthing, UK, in order to obey the Lord’s call to serve, encourage, and teach believers in the poor and persecuted regions of the world. He has a Master's degree in pneumatology and is a Doctor of Ministry. Peter has both national and international preaching and teaching ministry.

His passion is to see healthy local churches enjoying God’s grace and living for his glory. He is committed to the primacy of anointed expository preaching and Bible teaching – keeping the gospel central – as the chief means of discipling God’s people and equipping them for ministry.

Peter and his wife Emma have two daughters.

Tony Ford

Tony has served on the Board since incorporation in 2003.

Tony spent 35 years working with Feba Radio, serving with his wife, Marian, on Feba's international radio station in Seychelles until ill health in the family forced a return home to the UK. Subsequently, Tony held many differing positions with Feba over the years, maintaining a constant love for radio as a medium and eventually providing programme leadership for the growing number of Feba Associations among audiences in Asia and Africa.

Tony held various leadership positions in churches in Surrey and Sussex over 30 years. He served as Chair of One Challenge UK's Board from 2005 - 2015

Tony and his wife Marian have three grown sons. They worship at St Mary's, Broadwater Parish Church.

Roger Purdom

Roger joined the OC International - UK board in January 2011. He spent over 20 years in teaching, including two short periods as Headteacher.

He has been involved in local Church leadership for a number of years and has taken part in many missions, camps and houseparties in the UK since he was a mere 16 years of age. In 1995 he was appointed as Pastor of Parkside Evangelical Church in Littlehampton and, after 17+ years, has now retired. He is not thinking about being retired as such - more re-tyred! He looks forward to taking up a more active role with OCI-UK both in the UK and, if opportunity arises, in other countries. As Church Pastor he has enjoyed his teaching and preaching ministry as well as his leading the church to become actively involved in its local community and it is these two strands of church ministry that he wants to encourage other churches to engage with.

Roger is Chairman of One Challenge UK's Board and two local Trusts: one which works in schools and the other which works in Oradea, Romania.

Roger is married to Margaret, and they have a married son and married daughter with two grandsons.

Vic Walker

Victor joined the OC International Board in July 2009.

Throughout his adult life Victor has been involved in positions of responsibility as an independent business man and as a business manager. He is a local councillor in Worthing and served as Mayor from 2014 to 2015.

Victor was born in Plymouth, Devon, and studied at Plymouth Art College in Photography, but moved to Sussex. He was a senior member and leader within the Elim Church in Worthing. Before moving to Sussex, he was actively involved in a leadership capacity in Plymouth, ministering as a lay preacher and evangelist, having studied theology with Elim Ministries. He set up a drop-in centre where people came for a coffee, friendship and Bible studies. It was always a joy to lead people to Christ and, of course still is.

He's been involved in several mission trips to Romania, and is currently involved in ongoing fund raising for Rwanda. He enjoys photography, reading and swimming as well as being involved in various community projects.

Vic and his wife, Rosemary, moved to Scotland late in 2015.

Victor has two sons and two grandchildren.