Luke Dowding is the Executive Director of OneBodyOneFaith. He previously worked within the advertising industry in London.
Luke is a fervent campaigner and fundraiser for LGBT+ rights in Albania, and patron for Streha: the first shelter for LGBTQ+ homeless young people in the Balkans. He believes that at the core of Christian identity is the inclusion of the marginalised regardless of their beliefs or orientation.
Luke’s marriage to Steven, at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, was the first same-gender marriage held within the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
Luke has a degree in Theology from Spurgeon’s College and a Masters in Biblical Studies from King’s College London. He is a Deacon and Trustee at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, and Co-Director of Affirm a UK network of Baptist Christians working together for LGBT+ inclusion. He finds time to be a Stonewall School and Faith Role Model and Committee Chair for Christians at Pride in London.
You can follow @LukaDowding on Twitter.