The founder and CEO of House of Rainbow CIC, Revd. Jide Macaulay will in June 2019 be ordained an Anglican priest by the Church of England. Macaulay revealed this on his Facebook page on Tuesday where he also posted a copy of his invitation letter. He wrote, ‘It is a delight to share this news, I am to be ordained Anglican Priest in the Church of England in June 2019.Wait on the Lord, be of Good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the Lord” Psalm 27:14.” British-Nigerian born in London, a Christian minister since 1998, a dynamic and an inspirational speaker, author, poet, pastor and preacher, Jide holds a degree in Law, master’s degree in Theology and Post-graduate certificate in Pastoral Theology.
Jide focuses his ministry on inclusion and reconciliation of sexuality, spirituality and human rights. He writes for various Christian and secular Journals. He has authored three books, Poetry Inspired 2001, I Say A little Prayer For You and Pocket Devotion for LGBT Christians 2005, he has won several awards including the 2003 and 2007 Black LGBT Community Award for “Man of the Year” for his work helping people of faith. Shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards 2014, in the category for Positive Role Model, and winner 2014 NAZ MSM Award. He served from 2007 to 2013 as Executive Board member and Co Chair of Pan Africa International Lesbians and Gay Association. He is currently Co-Chair/Board of Trustee at Global Interfaith Network, Board of Trustee at Kaleidoscope Trust UK, Trained Volunteer Champion at Afruca Children’s Charity, and also a Director at Justice for Gay Africans UK.