Rev. Nims Obunge MBE DL
Nim is the Pastor of Freedoms Ark, CEO of The Peace Alliance. He serves as a faith and community leader with passions for justice, peace, equality and social cohesion. His organisation, The Peace Alliance is a charity that works in partnership with the police, government agencies, the corporate sector, and faith and voluntary organisations. Nims chaired the London Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board; 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 packs 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, and 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. He is happily married with two children.