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‘By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established’  Proverbs 24:3

Cranmer Hall, St John’s College,

3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

Dr Gerard A Charles


Gerard is originally from Lancashire, and after a 10 year career in private forest management in Scotland studied theology in Glasgow. With his wife Sarah and two children he then worked for 10 years church planting among Muslims in East Asia.

He completed his PhD in Islamic identity at Durham in 2017, and currently works as OMF International’s North England Representative, based in Yorkshire. He teaches in several theological colleges, and regularly delivers training on cross-cultural ministry, world faiths and particularly enjoys helping Christians understand Islam and how to love our Muslim neighbours. He currently worships in the Elim church in Huddersfield.

Passionate supporter of the Red Rose and the Red-side of Manchester, he loves cricket, rugby and hill-walking.

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