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Mike Pilavachi speaking at Soul Survivor 2009 Week C

Mike Pilavachi born 7 March 1958, is the co-founder and leader of the Soul Survivor charity based in Watford, United Kingdom. He is also the Pastor of the Soul Survivor Watford church, based in North Watford, which he set up in the early 90's along with the (now) singer/songwriter Matt Redman and several others, all with a passion for the youth of Watford. He is a Greek Cypriot, formerly an accountant, and is famous for his entertaining sermons and tirades. In recent years he has been training Andy Croft up in this role, and they take great pleasure in embarrassing each other in their sermons. One of the most popular involves using chocolate cake as a metaphor for relationships. He is an author and has written on the subject of social justice. He has co-written books with Craig Borlase.

He helped fund and run Soul in the City London in 2004 and is currently working on Soul in the City Durban in 2009. He is also one of the founders of the Hope 08 project. This is an initiative of the churches of Britain and Ireland which is helping to demonstrate Christian faith in action and to explain the meaning of that faith in villages, towns and cities throughout the UK by helping the community through things such as painting, gardening and other public helps.



  • Live The Life, Hodder and Stoughton Religious, 1998
  • For the Audience of One: The Soul Survivor Guide to Worship, Hodder and Stoughton Religious, 1999
  • My First Trousers: Growing up with God, Hodder and Stoughton Religious, 1999
  • Walking with a Stranger: Discovering God, Hodder and Stoughton Religious, 1999
  • Afterlife: Facing the Future With God, Hodder and Stoughton Religious, 2000
  • Weeping Before an Empty Tomb: Struggling with God, Hodder and Stoughton Religious, 2000
  • Live the Life: A Soul Survivor Guide to Doing It, Hodder and Stoughton, 2001
  • Life, Death (and Everything in Between), Hodder and Stoughton, 2001
  • Wasteland?: Encountering God in the Desert, Kingsway Publications, 2003
  • Soul Survivor: Finding Passion and Purpose in the Dry Places, Regal Books, 2004
  • For the Audience of One: Worshiping the One and Only in Everything You Do, Regal Books, 2005
  • Life Beneath the Surface: Thoughts on a Deeper Spiritual Life, Regal Books, 2006
  • Worship, Evangelism, Justice, Kingsway Publications, 2006
  • When Necessary Use Words: Changing Lives through Worship, Evangelism and Justice, Regal Books, 2007
  • "Storylines" with Andy Croft, Survivor, 2008

Outreach in Asia

  • H.U.G.E. Camp 2006 & 2007
  • Youth Alive Malaysia
  • Sharing in Diocesan Youth Celebration, Singapore
  • Emerge Calvary Youth Camp 2009, Bukit Gambang Resort City, Pahang, Malaysia


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