It’s clear that drama, music and dance are thriving at IMPRINT. Wole breaks into song walking down the street, and he and Helen start dancing as soon as they enter the church where their services are held. Their enthusiasm is contagious.
‘IMPRINT is a really big creative outlet,’ explains Wole. ‘It feels like everyone is creative for the glory of God. It’s about intentionality – how to use the gifts God has given us for His glory.
‘It’s important to disciple creatives. The media that people are watching are giving the narrative to people, telling them how to lead their lives. It’s important that this leads to Jesus.’
This creativity hasn’t been limited to Leicester. The first showcase outside of Leicester was held in London, and it was so successful that Wole and his team started a second church in London in September 2019.
‘People heard our stories, heard that they can meet God in brokenness. More started coming. When I look around now, it’s a collection of friendship groups where people have encountered God for themselves. Then they invite their friends, because if you have something this good, why wouldn’t you share it?’