Daniel Habtey joined the church leadership in 2014.
He has been the leader of our Eritrean Fellowship since 2010 but is also involved with other aspects of ministry including preaching, prayer ministry and visitation with a particular passion to see second and third generation integration into main church life.
In 2002 Daniel fled persecution for being a Christian from his native country of Eritrea, along with his wife Senayit and six-month old daughter, travelling for several months through Sudan, across the Sahara Desert to Libya and then on to Italy. He had been a full time pastor in Eritrea, a position not recognised by the government, until he was taken against his will and put in a military camp when all evangelical and pentecostal churches in Eritrea were closed down, when Daniel, like many other Christians at the time and since, fled the country for safety.
Daniel has since been given quite a public voice on issues of global asylum, interviewed on national media and visiting such places as Ethiopia and Lampedusa, Italy.
He is married to Senayit and they have two daughters and a son.