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Director of Operation Mobilisation (OM) and Elder of Hebron Evangelical Church in
Carlisle and Chairman of the Keswick Convention.
To get anywhere in any of the above positions you have to be the real thing in evangelical
circles, which means basing ones life on Biblical principles and prayer and placing
God central in all things. This is probably why Peter looks and acts in such an honest
and modest manner whilst upholding high profile positions that many younger evangelicals
will aspire to, to serve Jesus.
Operation Mobilisation’s location in Carlisle was probably because it was Peter’s
home town and OM being in Carlisle may have contributed to Send The Light (STL) basing
its distribution warehouse in the city. STL is now one of the city’s biggest employers.
STL and OM were once the same organisation.
Peter and Win Maiden were born in Carlisle, in the north of England, not far from
Keswick and the Cumbrian Lake District.
They were raised in evangelical churches — Peter the Brethren and Win the Nazarene.
Peter and Win met as teenagers and were married in 1971.
In the 1970’s Peter’s Bible teaching ministry and the Maiden family grew with the
birth of Becky, Tim, and Dan.
Peter and Win joined OM in 1974, taking on the leadership of OM UK. In 1985, George
Verwer invited Peter to join him as his Associate International Coordinator.
What interests outside of OM does Peter have?
Complementing his OM role, Peter serves as an elder in his local church, is Co-chairman
of the International Christian College in Glasgow, and Chairman of the Keswick Convention.
Along with this he keeps busy with an intensive Bible teaching ministry throughout
Britain and in many other countries of the world. Peter is a voracious reader. He
has also been an avid long-distance runner until recent knee damage limited him.
He often runs in the ‘fells’ (hills) of the Lake District.
Win delights in her three grandchildren and is known for her ministry of hospitality
and service. She gravitates to Keswick and always enjoys a walk with Peter in the
Borrowdale Valley, of course with a stop at their favourite coffee shop!