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Former policeman turned criminal to tell story of faith 

A former Metropolitan policeman who joined the criminal world before he became a Christian is speaking at the Yare Valley Filling Station in Bergh Apton, South Norfolk, on April 19.

After 23 years in the Met Police, Simon Pinchbeck (pictured above) left after receiving a `not guilty` verdict on an assault charge. He then became obsessed with money and material things and was tempted into a life of crime by guys he had met in the local gym.
However, after being `ripped off` by his associates for a large amount of money, he was left the lowest he had ever been in his life - facing prison or death - but God threw him a lifeline in the shape of another very violent criminal, who had turned his life around through his faith in Jesus Christ.
As a result of seeing the difference faith had made to this guy, Simon invited Jesus into his own life, and began a personal relationship with Him, made real through the Christian Course called Alpha.
That was in 2002, and since then Simon has had great ten years with the ministry of Tough Talk - speaking in outreaches, churches, schools and prisons.
Simon is now the Regional Director of Christian Vision for Men (CVM) in Eastern England, which aims to encourage, empower and equip Christian men, to be the men God wants them to be, and to bring other men to faith in Jesus Christ.
Yare Valley Filling Station will take place at Green Pastures Garden Centre, Mill Road, Bergh Apton, NR15 1BQ. Coffee and cake at 7pm for 7.30pm - finish 9.30pm. All adults welcome, free admission.

Details from Al Evans, 07760 770797,

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