Role: As CEO of Saltbox, Lloyd has oversight and leadership of a truly multi-faceted charitable organisation. As well as overall responsibility for the charitable services provided by Saltbox, Lloyd’s role sees him advising civic leaders and advocating for marginalised members of the community, working among church leaders, and bringing the two together to effect meaningful change in society.
Bio: Lloyd is a Methodist Lay Preacher with a passion for serving Christ and the community and over the years he has started many initiatives that demonstrate that passion. In the 30 years since Saltbox came into being, Lloyd has been instrumental in bringing many worship opportunities to Stoke, from the 1987 Praise March to visits from dignitaries such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Lloyd was instrumental in rolling out Faith Action Audits nationally, and the Saltbox Civic Prayer Breakfast model has been adopted in over 50 towns and cities across the UK as a guide of good practice. Lloyd holds many advisory roles on both the civic and faith stages, including Chairman of Lichfield Cathedral Council, Chair of Healthwatch Stoke and Chair of Ministry at Work (Business Chaplaincy).
Quote: In 2001, Stoke was declared ‘worst place to live in the country’. This was the best bit of bad news we ever had because it called the body of Christ to attention and led us on a united prayer journey. Ancient wisdom reminds us of the following promise: ‘Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called repairer of broken walls, restorer of streets with dwellings’ (Isaiah 58:12) God has put Stoke on my heart – my beloved Stoke – and a passion for the 249,000 residents. My mission, and Saltbox’s, is to reach them with the good news and to change the world, one life at a time!