Why a Directory?
As publisher of Keep the Faith magazine we constantly receive calls from readers, ministers and organisations alike, asking for information ranging from locating a church to seeking a variety of goods or services. We are always able to provide information relating to churches as we have been publishing Keep the Faith since 2005 and our database is extensive. However, when asked if we know of, for example, a mentoring group, youth club, photographer or IT company within the Black and minority ethnic Christian community, we were not always able to provide this kind of information.
This was a concern for us. As Keep the Faith magazine has been referred to by the general media as ‘Britain’s leading publication for Black ethnic faith’ we felt we should be able to provide a more informative service for our readers – hence the concept of the Directory.
In 2008, we launched the first edition of the Black Christian Directory. The foreword was written by HRH The Prince of Wales. We were amazed at the amount of entries received from our churches, businesses, organisations and individuals all offering a wide range of services and goods within the Black Christian community. There were over 4,000 listings for advice and counselling, bookshops, finance and legal advice, health, healing, bible colleges, courses, music, photographers, printers plus many more that all encompass Christian ideals.
The directory was republished in 2012 with the foreword written by a valued supporter of Keep The Faith and the Black Christian Directory, Dr Tayo Adeyemi (1964 – 2013), the founder and senior minister at New Wine Church. Again the directory was packed with useful information. The Black UK Christian Directory had many uses for churches, businesses, organisations and individuals who wanted to network with the burgeoning Black and multi-ethnic Christian community nationwide.
The Black UK Christian Directory had many uses for churches, businesses, organisations and individuals who wanted to network with the burgeoning Black and multi-ethnic Christian community nationwide.
We have relaunched the directory website linking it to Keep The Faith website which has a following of over 35,000 genuine GDPR registered subscribers of our newsletters and circa 25,000 genuine social media followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn following our publisher/editor-in-chief Shirley McGreal and our business pages to ensure all listings in the directory are promoted to our vast audience!
Exposure to the right audience plays a major part in achieving success. One audience worth exposing yourself to is Britain’s Black and multi-ethnic faith community – the most prosperous, educated and community-minded sector of the UK’s BME population.
A basic listing is for FREE.
A PREMIUM listing is £120 per annum. For this, you will have a page of information in our directory, your will appear at the top of listings in the same category, and your page will be promoted over the year to our audience via our Social Networks.