Rev Nims Obunge MBE DL


CEO, Peace Alliance


Nims is Pastor of Freedoms Ark, CEO of The Peace Alliance and is married with two children. He serves as a faith and community leader with passions for justice, peace, equality and social cohesion. His church recently completed a Mental Health First Aid course. The Peace Alliance is a charity that works in partnership with the police, government agencies, the corporate sector, and faith and voluntary organisations.

Reverend Nims is also currently a member of the Knife and Violent Crime Prevention Group and is working alongside other community leaders and government agencies to combat the recent rise in knife crime across the Capitol. He has chaired the London Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board, and he also developed Haringey’s multi-faith forum.

His passion for young people inspired the development of the Young Peace Champions Leadership Programme; ‘What’s the Point?’ comic, addressing knife crime and stop and search; and ‘Untouchable?’ a multimedia pack addressing gun crime.

He provided employment for citizens imprisoned for violent criminal offences and watched them make significant life changes. He speaks passionately in prisons, challenging inmates to adopt alternative lifestyle choices.

He has been awarded the High Sheriff of Greater London Award, the Justice Awards, the Metropolitan Police Volunteer Award. Nims was awarded an MBE (Member of British Empire) by Her Majesty, The Queen. He was later appointed as HM’s Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London, a role he holds dear to his heart.

Nims is an EA council member and Chairs the Jesus House Board.