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Be Strong with a new start in life

Homeless at 14, followed by years of drugs, prison and domestic violence. Not a great start in life for Darren Armstrong. Then at 28 he met with Jesus, and became a Christian. It has led to a very different path.

He initially went to college to occupy himself, and then to university to study sports development.

But his passion was to help people coming out of prison – especially younger people, and giving them a new foundation, to help them build a new life….and never return to prison.

A new place to live

Right at the outset Darren realised that they needed a place to stay, with the right environment. His starting point was to talk to Green Pastures who provide accommodation for many homeless and needy people. They agreed to buy a property for him to use and then rent it to him.

It was for 4 ex-offenders to live in, where there was a brand new regime, under the banner of ‘Be Strong’.

There were personal development sessions every week, free gym membership, and they went to church every Sunday.

A new way to work

Darren also realised the importance of developing the employability of these ex -prisoners, and so has done a deal with the CEO of AO, the largest online retailer of large electrical goods. Every week Darren’s team are sent 120 washing machines that need repair, which can then be sold second hand. Effectively they have created their own business.

As this project developed, so did the interest and demand for places.

Darren approached Kingdom Bank about providing a mortgage to buy another property, so that more people could be given the same opportunities. When we saw what he was doing, we were delighted to support him. Today he has a three bedroom house, so they can now house 7 people.

Where next?

Darren’s vision is growing. He has realised that his residents need to learn independence, and the ability to stand on their own feet. So his plan is to acquire some flats that can be used for this purpose.

In 2017 he plans to start a women’s ministry. He is planning a coffee shop, with a clothes shop attached. As part of this he has sourced free designer clothes from Germany, so that the women can build their own business and livelihood. And, of course, they will need a house to live in as well.

We look forward to supporting Darren, and the vulnerable adults that he supports, for many years to come.

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Social Return Mortgages now available
If you have a heart for the vulnerable in your community, and would like to provide accommodation for them, talk to Kingdom Bank first.
We offer mortgages to both individuals and organisations who want to buy a property
Be Strong with a new start in life

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A diverse and expanding customer profile
Figures compiled by Kingdom Bank have confirmed the continued development of its business over the last 12 years since its commercial launch.… read more
Newsletter Issue 23 | Autumn 2016
Issue 23 of the Kingdom Bank Newsletter - Autumn 2016 - is now available to view online.… read more
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On Saturday 9th July 2016, after a journey of more than 4 years, Hope Church Nottingham officially opened their new building in Clifton, Nottingham… read more
Charity Day at Open Hands Leicester
At Kingdom Bank, all employees have the opportunity to take a Charity Day each year. This year, I had the privilege of spending a day with Open Hands; a charity which is local to where I live in Leicester.… read more
Do you need Trustee Indemnity Insurance?
Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) are sometimes unsure about whether they need Trustee Indemnity Insurance so we hope this document helps trustees make an informed decision… read more
Banking for the Kingdom
Banks don’t always have a good reputation. They have been seen as greedy organisations that are sometimes accused of mis-selling products.… read more
Celebration Service
On 18th May we held a Celebration Service, to reflect on what God has been doing through Kingdom Bank over the past year.… read more
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