John Kirkby founded CAP in 1996 in response to the tremendous poverty he saw in his home city of Bradford, England. As a Christian, he believed God was calling him to use the skills gained through 17 years experience in the consumer finance industry to reach out to people suffering under the burden of debt.
Armed with just a few pounds and his faith that God would provide, John set off on an incredible journey. Since then CAP has grown into a large UK charity that has given thousands of people a real answer to debt and hopelessness in the UK, and later also in Australia and New Zealand.
I do believe that God has given us a 21st Century answer to one of the most pressing social needs within society today. Jesus met people’s needs with love, compassion and practical help. Our desire is to simply do the same and watch the miracles unfold. Please get involved in this amazing, God inspired ministry.
– John Kirkby, Founder and International Director
CAP’s Canadian vision is to answer the national problem of poverty by having 300 poverty relieving centres. This would mean that an incredible 15,000 new clients will receive help every year. Our focus right now is in Ontario and we are excited to see where God takes us.
Want to know more about the life transforming work of Christians Against Poverty? Order your free copy of the book ‘Nevertheless’, John Kirkby’s gritty personal story of CAP’s history.