Walking with Christ in West Africa

The Renew West Africa U.K. Team

Sowah Adjei


Originally from Accra, Ghana, I am now resident in the UK with my family. I was educated at the Presbyterian Secondary School, Odumase-Krobo and Mawuli School, Ho, before coming to the UK to read Medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. I worked at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in the late 1960s and again mid 1970s before emigrating to the UK in 1987.

I was converted at a Scripture Union Boys' Camp at Winneba in 1955 and have seen the Lord do great things in my personal life and the lives of my family members over the years. As a family we have a strong interest in mission work in Africa and South America, and I am therefore happy and very privileged to be part of Renew West Africa, helping to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to West Africa

Richard Collins


After his move to Exmouth John Day made contact with Richard having heard that he and his family had lived and worked in Africa. Richard was inspired by what John had to say, his methods of evangelism and his vision for the transformation of local communities.

Richard’s expertise is in financial management and training in Church and Development Organisations. He welcomes this opportunity to support those who are sharing the Gospel across West Africa.

Diana Corrick

Charity Co-ordinator

Diana Corrick has 20 years of experience working in the charity and not for profit sector. An award winning charity campaigner she was inspired after hearing John speak about his vision and promised him before he died that she would set up his charity ‘Renew West Africa’.

The day to day running of the charity is Diana’s task (ably assisted by Mel) as they endeavour to support the Trustees.

If you have any questions they will be delighted to hear from you.

Melanie Wade


Hearing about the need in West Africa for outreach and mercy works really touched my heart but I knew I could not make a difference by going to West Africa.

My contribution is in ensuring the teams are well informed and that the administration is as up to date and accurate as possible.

Bridget Day


 I was brought up in the North West of England and went to read Geography at Liverpool University, where I became a born again believer in Jesus, having been a nominal church attender all my life. There I met John and with him enjoyed more than 50 years of a life loving and caring for people as a mother of four, foster mother to many, Pastor’s wife, schoolteacher and homemaker. I love cooking, sewing, knitting and am happiest sharing and passing these skills on to many. The kitchen for me is the hub of the house for talking, sharing and praying.

Now without John, I hope to continue caring for the people God brings across my path, trusting in His promise that He will never abandon us.
At present my health prevents my travelling to Africa, but I feel very much part of Renew West Africa, enjoying much of the planning with John and others and revelling in the friendship and fellowship of friends from West Africa that I meet in the United Kingdom. I dream of the loving purity and righteousness of Christ being seen in my own society in UK, in Volta region and throughout West Africa.

Hippolite Amadi


Hippolite was born into a Roman Catholic family in Nigeria but became a believer and bond-servant of the Lord Jesus during his undergraduate days at the University. He has been committed to evangelism and missions since 1988, and has embarked on various kinds of Christian missionary assignments within and outside Nigeria. He presently applies his medical and engineering trainings/professional skills to champion quarter-yearly Nigeria-wide medical mission outreaches that target reduction of neonatal mortality and morbidity among Nigerian babies. He is a medical researcher, scholar and visiting consultant neonatal-thermoneutralist to 15 Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria.

Alex Manu



Vicki Addai-Diawuo



Akwasi Addai-Diawuo