Speaker’s Biographies: Simon Barrington

Simon Barrington is the Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in the United Kingdom. Simon joined Samaritan’s Purse in September 2003 after a successful business career in the telecommunications industry, where he was a Senior Manager of British Telecommunication plc. Simon grew up in Cardiff and studied Physics and Music at Cardiff University. He now lives in Ipswich, is married to Heather and they have two children.

Simon has travelled widely, having lived in Taiwan in his early twenties and then having the privilege to visit Samaritan’s Purse projects in many African countries and across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South East Asia, including a recent trip to Northern Iraq where he was visiting our work with Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Simon is passionate about seeing the Good News of Jesus worked out in word and in action through local people. In 2011 Simon completed his Masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary, California and in his free time enjoys reading, running, playing the piano and leading worship at his local Baptist Church.

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