Paul Keeble

Paul and Judith have lived as residents and neighbours in the inner-south part of Manchester for over 40 years, raising a family and as part of a local church. His Urban Presence role has included work with Urban Action Manchester, M13 Youth Project, Network, ChangeMakers, Prayer Network, Image, Barnabus, Gather, Mosaic Justice Network and a number of local churches. In 2002 he helped set up community organisation 'Carisma', a grass-roots response to the gang violence issue in the inner-south area. Carisma ran an annual 'Peace Week' for ten years and set up 'PeaceFM', a local community radio station. Paul helped to introduce Street Pastors in Manchester, and has worked in various ways with Street Pastors nationally and locally since its early days. He also is a part of several informal networks across the city, and does a lot of linking, supporting, encouraging and prompting with various people and places. In 2013 he completed an MPhil degree, 'Mission-With', researching aspects of mission in the urban context. A Mission-With book was published in 2017. More info here). In 2015 he became a trustee of the Movement for Justice and Reconciliation (MJR), a new national charity and since 2019 hasco-led a course in Social Justice at the Nzarene Theological College.