Darius Pantea

Project Leader for Hope Community Homes

"Our vision for Hope Community Homes is to see people flourishing in faith and in relationships"

After working as a civil servant, Darius felt called to come back to work with those who are homeless and marginalised and has now been involved in this area of ministry for over 10 years.

In 2022 his wife prompted him to apply for a role with LCM which brings together his passion, expertise and faith to serve those who are vulnerable for the glory of God.

"My heart is for those who are broken and I have a real desire to make a positive contribution to people’s lives. I am inspired by Proverbs 31.8-9 which says:

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice.

Darius now leads Hope Community Homes within LCM which is a project that aims to bring its name to life – bringing hope to reality in people’s lives. Hope Community Homes provides somewhere people can find holistic support for their struggles in order to help them thrive and have space to explore their faith journey.

Brixton is very multicultural with areas of great poverty, situated next to communities of great wealth. Despite the great sense of community there, there is a great sense of need, particularly the need for churches to bring gospel truth to those in the area. Hope Community Homes aims for its residents to encounter the Lord Jesus and to receive practical support towards independent living.

"Our vision for Hope Community Homes is to see people flourishing in faith and in relationships, and to see them moving on fully equipped to live a healthy and good life."

Darius enjoys team sports like football and baseball. He’s a big Yankees fan, and he loves spending time with his family.

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