In Memory

Peter Maiden

08 Apr 1948 - 14 Jul 2020

On 14 July 2020, our friend and dear brother in Christ Peter Maiden met his Saviour face to face. With his passion for exegetical preaching and his shepherd’s heart, Peter leaves a legacy of sharing God’s truth with love and compassion that will live on within Operation Mobilisation (OM) and the wider missions world.

As the International Director of OM from 2003 to 2013, Peter emphasised the spirituality of OM team members and the importance of God’s Word permeating the entire life of Jesus followers. While leading a life of total surrender to Jesus in both his public and personal life, he demonstrated a quiet steadiness, coupled with a visionary passion for seeing the lives of people around the world changed by Jesus Christ. Under his leadership and guidance, new ministries developed as part of OM’s growing holistic approach to mission, and leadership expanded, particularly in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Born in April 1948, Peter hailed from Carlisle, England, where he met his wife, Win. He joined the OM movement in 1974 as the ministry leader in the UK, after which he served alongside founder George Verwer as the Associate International Director before stepping into the role of International Director. In addition to his ministry with OM, Peter also served as an elder in his local church, on the Board of Trustees for Capernwray Hall and its Bible School, and as Chairmen of Trustees of the Keswick Convention. He also wrote a number of books, including Building on the Rock, Discipleship Matters and, his most recent, Radical Gratitude, which will release this summer.

Peter passed international leadership of OM to Singaporean Lawrence Tong in 2013, after which he retired to Kendal, England, to be with family, as well as continue his ministry of teaching, preaching, writing and mentoring younger men.

“Our brother will be missed, but the legacy of his work for OM and the greater mission to reach the nations—as well as his kindness and friendship—won’t be forgotten.”

- Lawrence Tong
, OM International Director 

 Remembering Peter Maiden

In Peter’s honour, a memorial fund has been created. If you would like to send a gift in lieu of flowers, the fund will be open for donations until July 2021. Upon receipt, 50% of funds will be sent to Keswick Convention and 50% will be designated to support projects that benefit the work of God through OM in South Sudan, as Peter has requested. All donations will be managed by Operation Mobilisation. 

You can add a message of condolence to the Maiden family with your memorial gift. You can alternatively send a message to [email protected].

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