Why Zarephath?

Julie Edensor has been in full-time ministry for over 30yrs and has been speaking publically for over 35yrs.

Zarephath Ministries was created to address a need for Christ Centred, Holly Spirit Filled, Biblically Focused Women’s Ministry in the UK.  Since it’s creation we are pleased that due to the Lord's favour and leading new doors have opened in foreign lands. The most wonderful news is that through the media production of Julie’s teachings we have seen a huge response from the following countries: China, Taiwan, Russia, South Korea, Philippines, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran... In total there are people from 120 different nations viewing the teaching on a regular basis.

However over the year’s Zarephath Ministries has naturally developed (with the Lord's leading) from its original creation as a Women’s Teaching Ministry (which is still it’s primary focus and calling) to having several other features within the ministry - Please see below other aspects of Zarephath Ministries:

An international prayer network has been developed which at present has over 1,700 members. This prayer network is updated on a daily basis calling for prayer for individual needs, national and international prayer requests.  Isaiah 56 v 7 tells us “For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples”. We really believe that God has called HIS people to prayer and that prayer is effective in the name of Jesus. We have countless testimonies of answered prayer as a result of this interceding international prayer network. If you have any prayer requests that you would like circulated to the network please email:

To date, we have over 11,000 followers on social media across our various social media channels (including Julie’s own pages). It still amazes us the number of divine connections that have been made via these modern mediums. Through our various social media channels, we have had the opportunity to spread the good news of the Gospel and have had the privilege of seeing souls brought into the Kingdom of God.

Mission’s is central to Julie’s heart and calling. Due to this Zarephath Ministries supports an Orphanage in India which has over 120 children. We also support several other related projects in India, missions in central Asia and Israel.

Monthly Conferences are held throughout the year in which Julie teaches women from across the UK. These conferences are in-depth Bible teaching and focus on a variety of different Biblical subjects and themes. Throughout all the teaching Julie focuses heavily on the Hebrew roots of scripture (pointing out God's pattern of Types/ Shadows).

Non-Denominational Independent Fellowship is how we would best describe Zarephath Ministries Fellowship which Julie founded over 20yrs ago. The fellowship was created at the height of the ‘Toronto / Pensacola Blessing’. At the time Julie held leadership positions in various organisations and was regularly speaking throughout churches/ conferences across the region. As a result of being in these positions of leadership, Julie was exposed to the error’s, cover up’s and strange (demonic) manifestations within the ‘Toronto / Pensacola Blessing’. This led to her speaking out and warning against this counterfeit blessing. It is with great sadness the warning was not heeded but rejected which resulted in Julie stepping down from her leadership positions and withdrawing from speaking at churches/ conferences that embraced this erroneous blessing. 

This created a serious need for grounded biblical teaching within the surrounding area and led to the founding of Zarephath Ministries Fellowship.

Zarephath Ministries Fellowship originally started in 1997 as small house group with 3 members. Today it is an established fellowship which meets in Rugeley (Staffordshire) every Sunday for worship (and Sunday school). Midweek meetings are held on Tuesday (Prayer meeting) and Wednesday Evening (Bible Study).

Biblical Covering for Zarephath Ministries / Zarephath Ministries Fellowship comes from the group of elders within the fellowship. 

The running of Zarephath Ministries Fellowship is however overseen by a group of elders, as was the practice in the early church (e.g. Acts 14:21-23 & Titus 1:5-9). Their role is to ‘shepherd the flock of God’ (1 Peter 5:2), but always as under-shepherds to Christ (1 Peter 5:3-4) who is the only head of the church (Colossians 1:18). The elders’ concern is with the spiritual direction and pastoral care of the church.

The Elders within Zarephath Ministries fellowship are:

Julie Edensor (Elder)

DR Rodney Curtis (Elder)

David Bond (Elder)

Alec Jones-Hall (Elder)

The Deacons within the fellowship are:

Carol Pickard 

Derrick Faulks



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