Olly Sherwood

Missionary for Lewisham

“I desire to see ordinary people from the local church being used extraordinarily by God for His glory."

Olly joined the Mission as a Pioneer in 2014 after coming to faith seven months prior. He was invited by an LCM’s missionary, who’d had a big personal impact on Olly’s journey to Christ.

Olly served in Hounslow for six years, coming alongside churches in street evangelism, door-to-door outreach, youth clubs and pioneering a café ministry that has served people from all walks of life, particularly people who are homeless.

In 2020 Olly’s ministry shifted to prisons – equipping church members to share the gospel with people inside, as well as welcoming prisoners as they came out.

Finally, in 2024, he joined the Lewisham team where he now serves.

“God so graciously reached out to me through people sharing the gospel with me. I wanted to become a missionary so that I could give myself full-time to do the same for others, by sharing the Good News.”

In Lewisham Olly draws on his rich experience to help bring the Good News out to those least likely to hear it, as well as helping churches welcome people into their buildings.

Lewisham has a significant crime rate, which is reflected in its police station, which is the largest in Europe.  One in six children are living in relative poverty and the gospel is needed now more than ever. According to the latest census, the Christian population has decreased by almost 10% in 10 years.

“I desire to see ordinary people from the local church being used extraordinarily by God for His glory. That despite fears and weaknesses, God would embolden and strengthen His children to step out and see the faithless come to faith.”

Olly loves reading books, making music under the name of King Jims (King Jesus is my Saviour), and his favourite food is Jerk Chicken!

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