Peter Horrobin is the Founder and International Director of Ellel Ministries. Ellel Ministries International was first established in 1986 as a ministry of healing in the north-west of England. The work is now (in 2016) established in over thirty different countries and students who have trained with Ellel Ministries are working in every continent and in well over forty different countries.
Peter was born in 1943 in Bolton, Lancashire, and was later brought up in Blackburn, also in the north of England. His parents gave him a firm Christian foundation for life with a strong evangelical emphasis. His early grounding in the scriptures was to equip him for future ministry.
After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Chemistry, he spent a number of years in College and University lecturing, before leaving the academic environment for the world of business where he founded a series of successful publishing and bookselling companies.
In his twenties he started to restore a vintage sports car (an Alvis Speed 20), but discovered that its chassis was bent. As he looked at the broken vehicle, wondering if it could ever be repaired, he sensed God asking him a question, “You could restore this broken car, but I can restore broken lives. Which is more important?” It was obvious that broken lives were more important than broken cars and so the beginnings of a vision for restoring people was birthed in his heart.
A few years later, he was asked to try and help a person who had been sexually abused. Through this experience God opened up to him the vision for the healing ministry. He prayed daily into this vision until, in 1986, God brought it into being at Ellel Grange, a country house just outside the City of Lancaster. Many Christian leaders affirmed the vision and gave it their support.
Since then a hallmark of Peter’s ministry has been his willingness to step out in faith and see God move to fulfil His promises, often in remarkable ways.
Under Peter’s leadership, with his wife Fiona, the world-wide teaching and ministry team has seen God move dramatically in many people’s lives to bring salvation, hope, healing and deliverance. Together they teach and minister on many different aspects of healing and discipleship.
The work is a faith ministry, depending totally on donations and income from training courses for maintaining and extending the work.
Outside of Ellel Ministries, Peter was the originator and one of the compilers of the amazingly successful and popular Mission Praise, now in its 30th Anniversary Edition. It was originally compiled for Billy Graham’s Mission England in 1984.
He is also an enthusiast for fishing and classic cars. His Complete Catalogue of British Cars, which was first published in 1975, has long been a standard reference work on the history and technical specification of every model of every make of British car manufactured between 1895 and 1975! During his years in academic life he also wrote and edited books of specialist technical interest about different aspects of building science and technology.
Peter wrote the teaching contained within the online training programme Ellel 365. This is about to be relaunched, both on-line and in book form, as Journey to Freedom. This 365-part programme provides daily input to those seeking healing, training and an understanding of what it means to be a follower and disciple of Jesus. Many have testified to the life-transforming blessing it has brought to their lives.