Gerald Coates Pioneer is different. A pastor, a pioneer and a provocateur. His bold prophetic ministry, both in terms of speaking prophetically and in terms of living that way, has challenged the established church.
This book celebrates Gerald’s life. Now in his seventies, he’s still going strong. And the message he brings is just as relevant to the church today. You may not know it, but if you live in the UK, your church and your locality have more than likely been affected in some way by Gerald’s ministry!
This book will inspire and encourage you. Along the way, you will meet some amazing people. Some famous. Some less well known. But all important to a story that has helped change the church as we know it.
‘Gerald’s influence on British Christianity over the last forty years has been extraordinary. This is an account of a remarkable man, a remarkable ministry and a remarkable God.’ Revd Canon J.John, Speaker & Broadcaster
‘Gerald Coates? You either love him or hate him but you can’t ignore him! As one who knows him better than most I commend his story, which will challenge you, make you smile, encourage you and help you to find the grace to continue on the journey the Lord has set before you.’ John Noble, Author and Father Figure of the House Church Movement
‘This highly readable and pacy description of Gerald’s faith-journey will inspire you…So many national and international leaders of Christian initiatives have been encouraged and sharpened by his advice, support and insight – and by his constant challenge to be ‘salt and light’ in Jesus’ name.’ Dr Patrick Dixon, Chairman, Global Change Ltd and founder of the International Christian Aids Agency, ACET