From the Director, Peter Maiden
My vision for OM
Certain things are obvious. We want OM to remain a movement of God, trusting in God, utterly dependent upon Him and showing that dependence by our commitment to His Word and to waiting upon Him in prayer.
As far as ministry around the world is concerned, these are extraordinarily exciting days. A new day is dawning spiritually in India and OM is at the heart of what God is doing. The provision of Norrona I now renamed LOGOS HOPE is part of a whole new rethink in our ship ministry. At the same time there is real enthusiasm and much discussion about a strategy to re-evangelise secular Europe. With all the ferment in the Middle East and North Africa and Central Asia, more and more opportunities are coming to show the love of Christ in practical and direct ways.
Enormous days of opportunity—we need those who will pray, those who will commit time, whether that be a month or a lifetime and those who will commit their resources.
Peter and Win Maiden were born in Carlisle, in the north of England, not far from Keswick and the Cumbrian Lake District. They were raised in evangelical churches—Peter the Brethren and Win the Nazarene. Peter and Win met as teenagers and were married in 1971. In the 1970s Peter’s Bible teaching ministry and the Maiden family grew with the birth of Becky, Tim, and Dan.
Peter and Win joined OM in 1974, taking on the leadership of OM UK. In 1985, George Verwer invited Peter to join him as his Associate International Coordinator. Peter took over the leadership from George Verwer in 2003.
Interests outside of OM
Complementing his OM role, Peter is a Trustee of Keswick Ministries and a member of the Global Board of Biblica. Along with this he keeps busy with an intensive Bible-teaching ministry throughout Britain and in many other countries of the world. Peter is a voracious reader. He was an avid long-distance runner until recent knee damage limited him. He now keeps active with visits to the gym and long cycle rides and he recently completed a sponsored bike ride from the southern tip of England (Lands End) to the northern tip of Scotland (John O'Groats), a distance of almost 1,000 miles.
Win delights in their eight grandchildren and is known for her ministry of hospitality and service. She gravitates to Keswick and always enjoys a walk with Peter in the Borrowdale Valley, of course with a stop at their favourite coffee shop!