About Leslie Ackie
Pastor Les Ackie is the Director for Family & Children’s Ministries and has worked in pastoral ministry for twenty-one years. He graduated from Newbold College in 1995 and began his internship training in Brixton SDA Church.
He completed his internship in 1997 overseeing the Kings Cross and Muswell Hill congregations before assuming responsibility for the Chingford, Edmonton and Enfield district of churches. In 2001 he was assigned the East Ham & Walthamstow district and remained there until December 2009. During this time, he developed a keen interest in supporting family relationships. Along with his wife Irma, he graduated as an Adventist Certified Family Life Educator in 2007. They have enjoyed many opportunities at home and abroad to present workshops and seminars on marriage, parenting and healthy relationships.
A brief spell with the Stevenage and Watford Town congregations preceded his appointment to the position of Director for Family Ministry at the South England Conference in 2009, which ended with his appointment to his current position in October 2016.
Les holds an Advanced Certificate in Christian Counselling and specializes in couple counselling. He is an authorized trainer for the pre-marital and marital enrichment tool Prepare Enrich. He is also currently pursuing doctoral studies in family ministry.Les has been married to Irma for twenty-two years and they have two children.