Hi! My name is Mike Faun and I’m a Chinese Scouser who supports Spurs! I’m glad God loves variety. I’m happily married to Jen and we have one beautiful daughter, Chloe and one nutty dog, Jess. My parents are both from Canton, China and came to settle in Liverpool in the 1950’s. I was the youngest of seven children and when I was just six weeks old, my parents gave me up to be fostered by a friend of theirs (who was an English lady who could speak fluent Cantonese).
My foster parent became a Christian and soon after, at the age of nine, I became a Christian when I had an encounter with Jesus. Life was good until my parents, who were not Christians, wanted me to live back with them. I did have to go back to my parents and it was a very difficult time for me emotionally. However, time is a great healer and God also healed me from being separated from my foster parent.
In 2000, I received the calling to pastor God’s people. I had felt this in the past but not as strongly. Then in 2002, God called me into full time ministry. I’ve been in ministry for ten and half years and privileged to serve two very different churches, Inglewhite Church, Preston (Congregational) and Liberty Christian Centre, Horwich (AOG GB).
I am now the pastor of Kings Church, Penwortham and already it feels like a marriage made in heaven. People have been so warm and welcoming, including people in the wider Free Methodist movement.
We are excited about working together to serve and make a difference in the community and beyond, and to see people live out their full potential in Jesus. Abundant blessings, Mike Faun.
Genesis 50:19-20 “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God ? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is being done, the saving of many lives”.