Paul Faulkner unpacks the complexity of being “equal parts black and British”, beginning with his grandfather’s arrival, 60 years ago, and looking forward to a loving, diverse church family for his own grandchildren, 60 years later.
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Is your church a hub for every ethnicity?
Using his personal backstory that begins with the arrival of his grandfather on Britain's shores sixty years ago, Paul Faulkner unpacks the complexity around being "equal parts black and British".
His honesty about the pain of being rejected by Christians in the past, and his love of a Saviour who delights in diversity are an important call to action for the church today. Paul's vision, sixty years later, is of his own grandchildren belonging to a church that is a loving family of every ethnicity. But to make that difference, we need to start today.
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Paul Faulkner is a Blackpool-based poet with a passion for young people and social justice. Originally from South London, he loves longboarding by the beach and traveling with his wife Hannah.
Luke is interested in Video, Web, XR, Lighting and Sound. He is from Blackpool and graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in September 2017. He has worked filming live sporting events, on production teams for theatre and live music events.
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