Ian Nicholson has a background as a missionary, particularly in serving the church in Eastern Europe through the Communist era. On returning to the UK Ian led a church and helped lead many cooperative and united church initiatives in Guildford. Alongside that he launched a community charity, The Matrix Trust, which is still growing 20 years later.
Ian was at the heart of the 24-7 Prayer movement when it began in 1999 and returned to his roots as a mission mobilizer and the 24-7 European Director – travelling extensively in Europe and the Middle East to encourage and support younger leaders. Alongside this he led the team which planted the Guildford Boiler Room, a 24-7 Prayer community which is now Emmaus Road Church. Ian now serves as a 24-7 Prayer Ambassador and has also been the Chaplain of his beloved Woking Football Club for over 13 years. Ian is married to Jackie, a nurse, and they have 3 children and are excited to soon be grandparents.