Roger and Faith Forster
Roger Forster became a Christian as a student at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he graduated in Maths and Theology. After National Service in the RAF, Roger worked as an itinerant evangelist until 1974, when he established Ichthus Christian Fellowship. Among many wider responsibilities he has served as Chairman of the Evangelical Alliance Council, and as Honorary Vice-President of Tearfund. Through the experience of Ichthus Praise-Marches in London, Roger became a founder of March for Jesus, a movement which has gone worldwide. He has authored or co-authored more than twenty books.
Faith Forster has been involved in Christian ministry and leadership since her early twenties. She received a clear call as a teenager, confirmed by her church pastor. Since nursing training seemed the most useful preparation for pioneer mission work, Faith became a registered nurse. She then trained in and later taught linguistics with Wycliffe Bible Translators. When Roger and Faith married, they were planning to serve together overseas, but the Lord impressed London on them as their primary mission-field. Thus Ichthus was born.
Within Ichthus, Faith leads the Prayer Community, as well as preaching and teaching in the congregations. For nine years Faith served on the International Board of the World Evangelical Fellowship and for fifteen years on the Executive of the UK Evangelical Alliance. She is a published poet, and co-authored the book ‘Women and the Kingdom’ with Roger.
Roger and Faith have three married children and six grandchildren.
Ministry and Management Team
The Ministry and Management Team is currently led by Roger and Faith Forster. All of the Ministry team lead, or have led, Ichthus congregations, and all, including the Finance and IT Manager, have graduated successfully from our Ichthus Leadership Course, Radical Network (RadNet).