Leadership Team

DFB&I Leadership Team

The DFB&I Leadership Team gives strategic oversight to the work of the Dunamis Fellowship in Britain and Ireland by providing counsel, support and leadership.

Rev Paul Stokes

Paul is Director of the DFB&I and Academic Dean for the Dunamis Institute. He is a United Reformed Church Minister serving in Plymstock, Devon, and is part of the leadership team for GEAR, the Group for Evangelism And Renewal within the URC. He has Directed and taught several Dunamis tracks, and is co-author of the book ‘Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit’.


Mrs Hilary Clark

Hilary is a retired maths teacher and an accredited Methodist Local Preacher. She has been involved in Dunamis since 2005, helping in worship teams in the UK and USA Fellowship meetings, as well as doing administration, teaching and personal prayer ministry. She was part of the UK/USA teaching team for Indonesia in 2009 and 2010, and is Associate Director for the Dunamis Fellowship International.


Mrs Elizabeth Turnbull

Elizabeth became involved in the Dunamis project in 2003. She was Director of the East Midlands project and is on the leadership team for the Midlands track. She has participated in Advanced courses, both in the UK and at the Community of the Cross in USA. She sees mentoring and helping set the ‘captives’ free as a fundamental part of achieving God’s great commission and bringing God’s love to people. Elizabeth is actively involved in the Encounter healing prayer ministry of DFB&I. She and her husband Richard, a retired URC minister, offer personal prayer ministry.

Elizabeth has been a prison chaplain for over 15 years, working across denominations, and is a qualified mediator and personal coach.


Mr Funsho Oluro

Funsho has been called to teach, encourage and equip the saints in their journey to greater effectiveness and maturity in life and ministry. He has more than two decades experience of doing this in various interdenominational and international contexts. He has been involved in the Dunamis Fellowship at various levels as a participant, team member and teacher for about about one and half decades.

He is a ‘tent-making’ professional Surveyor who seeks to invest his time and energy into studying, practising and teaching God’s word. He believes this word is powerful and life-transforming when taught with simplicity, and in the power of the Spirit.

He is married to Linda, with whom he has two children and they make their home in London where they are part of Aveley Christian Centre.


Mrs Ruth Sermon

Ruth has been involved in Dunamis in UK and USA for 17 years. She has attended events at most UK Tracks, Living Waters, Growing the Church, Discerning The Times, and courses on intercession. Ruth’s ministry brief has usually been ‘listen, watch and pray’. Together with Dan Summerfeldt in USA, she ran an intercessors’ support network for several years.

Ruth’s passion is seeing people transformed by learning to live in their Heavenly Father’s embrace.

She lives in Suffolk and is married to Jon, a United Reformed Church Minister, and has three grown up children.


Mrs Jane Burgess



Mr Peter Eyles

Peter became involved in Dunamis through his wife, Pauline who has been an active member of DFB&I since its inception. It was through supporting her at the Advanced Course in Healing and Deliverance (ACHD) in the USA that he became a Christian in 2011. He enthusiastically worked his way through the Dunamis Project and went on to be a student on the first UK course in ACHD 2013/2014. He and Pauline regularly minister to people in their home using the gifts and skills that they acquired on these courses. He is a family mediator, and an active member of the local Anglican church where he serves on the Parochial Church Council.

He believes that learning to cooperate with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit as soon as he became a Christian significantly helped him to grow in his faith