Justin is CEO of thirtyone:eight, a Christian charity which helps individuals, organisations, charities, faith and community groups to protect vulnerable people from abuse. Justin has worked in a variety of social work and youth work settings for over 25 years. Prior to joining Thirtyone:eight in 2010, he worked for the largest children’s charity in the UK. Previous to this, he worked in a range of local authority roles; most latterly at senior management level within a metropolitan borough council in the West Midlands. He has also served as a church Pastor and is a passionate advocate for justice and authentic leadership.
Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston has been acquitted of concealing the sexual abuse his father committed against a young male in the 1970s. While Houston was found ‘not guilty’ of the charge, he nevertheless has made mistakes which today’s church leaders should learn from, says Justin Humphreys
The sexual abuse inquiry was right: Churches of all denominations must do more to safeguard children
Baptist, Methodist and independent evangelical churches have all come under scrutiny