Meet the crazy people who pioneered Tabernacle as a creative gathered space to enable us to go much deeper with God.
JOHN E. THOMAS
John and Dawna Thomas were radically saved out of the drug culture in 1996. Personally mentored by John Paul Jackson, they have been on staff or worked alongside Streams Ministries since 2004. After John Paul passed away John began to work more closely with the Streams leadership and in 2016 was asked to become the President of Streams Ministries International.
With John's background as a pastor and minister in various settings around the world, John has a unique perspective on prophetic ministry and the global body of Christ. He desires to see the Church rise up in her authority and in the full power of the Holy Spirit, and his passion for God’s heart undergirds everything he does. He is radically committed to help the Bride of Christ respond with fervent devotion to the One who called her.
Charity is the leader of Blue Flame Ministry and and Streams Creative House, and is passionate about the prophetic and creativity. She loves working with teams and being part of igniting new and creative ways of releasing God’s Spirit in the church and on the mission field through the arts and spiritual gifts.
Charity is the author of the book and course, Limitless - God's Creative Mandate for His Church. She led the national Creative Team for CLAN (Christians Linked Across the Nation) for some years, helping to form a new pioneering community which continues to grow and diversify into additional ventures such as Tabernacle.
She works with amazing people and together they seek to help Christians deepen their relationship with God, passionately exploring their spiritual gifts and God-given creativity. Charity lives in Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland, with her husband Alan and their two daughters.
Hilary is passionate about friendship with God, how He sets us free and sets us in the Body of Christ. She loves to lead people into a greater connection with the God who is already inside them, and watch that bring deeper understanding of identity and gifting. She embraces change and challenge! Her pioneering gift has seen her in many vocations, from rescuing playgroups to being a midwife, managing CLAN Gathering to teaching courses. She is also currently on team of the Scottish Network.
Hilary has been married to Andrew for 24 years and they live in a very posh 'shed' in central Scotland with their two beautiful daughters and a wee dog.
Rick and Cynthia Hayes lead North Atlantic Dreams which is the North Atlantic base for Streams Ministires International based in Scotland. They travel extensively to many nations teaching, equipping believers and spreading lashings of encouragement wherever they go. They were part of the founding core leadership of CLAN (Christians linked across the nations) and carry many years of ministry experience between them. They are all round wonders that shine very brightly for the Kingdom of God!
RICK & Cynthia Hayes
Greg is a working studio artist with an extensive exhibition history that spans more than fifty years with presentations in galleries, museums and university facilities. His expertise with various materials and inventive techniques have been the foundation of several unique bodies of work in contemporary painting, sculpture and mixed media; some of which are included in private and public collections both nationally and internationally. On several occasions these works have received honors and awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. Greg’s visual works are complimented by his activities as a writer, teacher, private mentor and conference speaker; along with concurrent prophetic endeavors.
Currently residing in South Carolina, Greg and his wife, Susan, are co-founders of Advancing Art, a ministry dedicated to the visual arts
Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda: have been releasing the reality of Heaven’s power for salvation, healing, deliverance and transformation for over thirty-five years. In that time more than a million people have come to salvation and thousands more have received healing from critical diseases like AIDS, Stage-IV cancer, heading for the lame, deaf and blind as well as the resurrection from the dead of a six-year-old boy. Many of these miracles have been medically documented, Both Mahesh and Bonnie desire that every person be fully awakened to Jesus and flourish with power and purpose for living! Mahesh and Bonnie pastor All Nations Church Healing and Revival Center in Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA, USA. They also spearhead a global prayer network, The Wat ch of the Lord . Mahesh and Bonnie lead Chavda Ministries International, a worldwide apostolic ministry. The vision of CMI is to proclaim Christ’s kingdom with power, equip believers for ministry and usher in revival, preparing for the return of the Lord.
Susan was born in Staten Island, NY, earned a Masters Degree in Graphics from SUNY Albany, and has shown in numerous exhibitions since 1976. Her work is primarily focused on paintings that address the convergence of light, movement, color and vibration. She was a Visual Arts Instructor at MorningStar University, an ArtPop Street Gallery winner (2016), and her paintings have graced multiple book covers, including the most recent, Limitless, by Charity Bowman-Webb. Susan travels internationally to paint live and speak about the intersection of art, spirituality, and the prophetic connection. Her passion is in helping artists express their unique voice, regardless of medium, and has found that through her painting she is able to develop a connection that helps catapult them forward in their personal, spiritual, and artistic journeys.
She currently resides in South Carolina with her husband, Greg. Together they are co-founders of Advancing Art, a ministry dedicated to the visual arts, and are on the International Core Team of Charity Bowman Webb's ministry, His Blue Flame, based in Scotland
Headed up by Charity Bowman-Webb & Hilary McNutt, this team seriously help to make Tabernacle Scotland happen.
Atmosphere Design: Lara Thomson
"I met Charity at the first CLAN Women when I was working as an Interior Designer. My eyes were opened to Godly Creativity and Atmosphere Design and I have been on a journey with her and the Lord ever since. Through this one encounter, I went on to be the Head Intercessor for CLAN Creativity, helped Charity with her book Limitless, went with her to Dallas to film the Limitless course and subsequently have helped to teach on the course too. I also went on to lead the Creative Team at the last CLAN Women. I currently lead a Creative Prayer Cell for my home church (St Mungo's Balerno) and this February I was part of a pioneering team that went to Cambodia to explore how Creativity can be used in the fight against the injustices of sex trafficking and bonded slavery. The adventure continues...."
Finance & Governance: Frank Peacock
Frank is a founder member of Kings Inverness and has served as a leader in this church since its inception. In this role he has always been at the forefront of encouraging new expressions of ministry and giving people opportunities to explore the calling that God has put on their lives, while overseeing the governance and finance of this church.
Two years ago Frank was invited to join the Blue Flame team and more recently he has taken on the role of assistant leader. In joining with the Tabernacle team Frank will bring with him some of the experience gained in working with both Kings and Blue Flame.
Musicians & Sound: Lorna McDougall
Lorna McDougall DRSAM studied cello and piano at the RSAMD and the RCM (post grad). As well as teaching in Ayrshire, London and now the Black Isle she has enjoyed writing and recording cello music for several singer songwriters. She won the Inverness Music Festival Open Composition class in 2006 with ‘Inside Out’ for unaccompanied cello, then in 2012 with Joie De Vivre for solo Piano. In 2013 arranged Paganini’s Caprice No 24 for violin and cello duo which is published by Spartan Press. Lorna has always loved improvising, particularly in a worship setting and has often ministered to others through improvisation. She is part of Epiphany Music.
Rosie is passionate about all things new! New revelations inspire her to follow through with action- whether that's a lesson plan, song or dance.She sees creativity as a therapeutic journey in discovering more about our creator and becoming more like Him in our own unique way. Rosie loves walking, dancing and drumming out this freedom with friends, joining the colourful, sound-filled, love-full dance of the Trinity.Community building and empowering others is at the heart of her vision. She enjoys connecting with groups from different spheres to learn, explore and unite. Rosie is an Egyptian-Scot, born in the UK and lives in Inverness, Scotland.
Communications: Rosie Hakim
Live Art: Jinty McKirdy
For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed drawing and making things, leading me to specialise in Printed Textiles at Glasgow School of Art in the 1970s. At the age of 45 I came to know Jesus and longed to draw for Him, but it wasn't until 2012 at Clan Gathering that all the pieces came together during a seminar on Creativity and Prophetic Art - I felt, " at last, I've come home.’' Since then I have been involved in creative teams at New Wine Scotland and Tabernacle events. I have been blessed by so many other creatives who have encouraged me to grow in the gifting that God has given me.....loving the journey and looking forward to all that he has for me in the future. Here's a link to Jinty's art
Since becoming involved with Blue Flame 10+ years ago, she has ‘come alive’ with the knowledge that she is created in the image of Creator God, and the joy of using various creative styles to worship. In ministry, she is very passionate about fabric, both to move with during worship, and to bring a heavenly atmosphere to venues used for Blue Flame type events.
Sheila loves to support leaders, releasing them to do what they do best, and helping to turn their visions into reality. At the same time she is learning to lead in the area of Atmosphere Design at events and outreaches. She leads the Blue Flame hand massage team at mission and church events. This is no ordinary hand massage..prepare to encounter God!
Hospitality: Sheila Gibson