Debra Green

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Debra Green OBE is an author, popular speaker and founder of Redeeming Our Communities, a UK-wide charity based in Manchester, UK.

Debra’s speaking engagements include Spring Harvest, New Wine, Focusfest, CLAN, as well many other conferences and community gatherings across the UK.

Debra is married to Frank and they have four children.

Career[edit]

Throughout the 1990s Debra worked for Network, the Council of Churches in Greater Manchester. She was instrumental in setting up a leaders’ forum and a citywide prayer event, Prayer Network, which involved over 200 churches of every denomination working and praying together for the city. She co-ordinated citywide meetings which focused on issues such as crime, education and healthcare with up to 2500 people attending these events.[1] Stories from this season are captured in Debra’s book, co-authored with her husband, Frank Green: City-Changing Prayer.[2]

From 1997-2003 Debra was on the National Council of the Evangelical Alliance: she was part of the co-ordinating team for More Than Gold, an initiative which brought people together for all sorts of citywide events during the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002.

From 2002-2004 Debra worked for Festival:Manchester (a joint initiative of The Message Trust & the Luis Palau Organisation), a venture which launched the church into social transformation projects across Manchester. Many of the projects were done in partnership with the Greater Manchester Police. Debra was responsible for coordinating collaboration between the 500 Churches across the North West region.[3]

In the summer of 2008 Debra Green hosted a high-profile community prayer event at the Velodrome National Cycling Centre in Manchester, where over 2000 Christians gathered for an evening of prayer surrounding the issue of gang violence. The event was attended by police chiefs, community leaders and politicians.[4]

Later in 2008 Debra organised a regional event, The Game of Life[5] which was attended by 6000 people at the Manchester Velodrome.

City Links[edit]

Debra officially launched her first charity, City Links in 2003 at the end of Festival: Manchester in the Apollo Manchester. The aim of City Links was to continue networking churches & organisations for the purpose of prayer and mission, with a focus on the North-West of England.[6] Through City Links three projects were launched including the North West Leaders’ Forum, Redeeming the Arts and Redeeming Our Communities.

Redeeming Our Communities[edit]

In 2004 Debra founded the charity Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) and she is the National Director: this charity aims to bring about community transformation by creating strategic partnerships which open up opportunities for crime and disorder reduction and improved community cohesion.[7]

Over the following years, stories of community transformation emerged across the nation, some of which were collected together for Debra's 2008 book 'Redeeming Our Communities: 21st Century Miracles of Social Transformation'.

In recognition of her work towards community cohesion, she was awarded an OBE in June 2012.[8]

Debra Green has written a new book – “ROC your World; transforming communities for good” published by River Publishing March 2014

Church Leader[edit]

Debra is on the leadership team of Ivy Manchester Church, a large church in South Manchester.[9]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mother of Four Spearheads Community Initiative in Plymouth". The Plymouth Magazine (88). Oct 2011. 
  2. ^ Published by Kingsway, books available from ROC Shop
  3. ^ Hailes, Sam. "Making a change in our local communities". Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Thousands pray over gang violence". BBC Manchester. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "6000 head for Velodrome Even t"
  6. ^ "A Moment With Debra Green". Outstanding Women. Issue 2, Oct-Dec 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "ROC Website". 
  8. ^ "GMP Chief Constable Peter Fahy receives knighthood". BBC Manchester. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ivy Manchester Website". 
  10. ^ Available through ROC Shop
  11. ^ Available through ROC Shop

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