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About Father Nigel

The Reverend Nigel Mumford, is an international speaker, author and founder of By His Wounds, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit, organization, focusing on Christian Healing. Nigel is also Priest Associate for Healing, at Galilee Church in Virginia Beach, VA.

Nigel was born and educated in England. He served for six and a half years in Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Commandos and continued his education while in the armed forces. His last two years as a Marine were spent as a drill instructor at the Commando Training School (CTCRM).

Nigel has been involved in the Healing Ministry for over 28 years. His conviction to pray for healing came in 1989 when his sister, Julie Sheldon, a ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, was healed by God through the late Canon Jim Glennon. This was a very dramatic healing from a disease called Dystonia. Being a witness to her healing has had a profound effect on his life.  Nigel is privileged to be a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International and a recipient of The Wittnauer Humanitarian award NY City, 1995.

In 2007, Nigel, and two other retired military men, created WELCOME HOME INITIATIVE® services (WHI) a program of healing for veterans. This program invites men and women of our Armed Forces (from all wars), who have served in combat, to come “free of charge” and be “welcomed home.” The focus is on healing for post-traumatic stress and moral injury.  In February 2017 at the State Capitol in Richmond, VA, Fr. Nigel was honored and given a House Resolution and Commendation for the work he does for veterans.

Nigel is a published author all his books and CDs are available (Some on Amazon or Kindle).  His latest book: Dying to Live; How near-death experiences transformed his life, faith and ministry.

Nigel regularly contributes articles to the quarterly Sharing Magazine (OSL). His ministry has been reported by the New York Times as well as broadcast on CBN 700 Club.  Testimonies of healing through Nigel’s ministry have been published in Guideposts Magazine, (Dec 2000 and Feb 2006) and a recent interview of Nigel has been published Mysterious Ways (an offshoot of Guidepost Magazine). Nigel has been honored to speak at many seminaries around the USA & UK. He serves on the National Advisory Board of Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville Florida, (Dr. Francis and Judith MacNutt).

In October 2009, Nigel was near death, due to contracting H1N1/Swine Flu. Hospitalized and in a chemical induced coma, for 19 days. Prognoses was not good.  Through prayer and wonderful doctors & nurses, Nigel survived. Doctors were eventually able to perform a tracheotomy and wean him off the ventilator.   The pulmonologist told him; “you were as close to death without dying that he has ever seen”. Nigel continues to gives thanks and praise to all the intercessors who lifted him up in prayer. He is alive because of prayer. Thank you Jesus!

Outside the ministry, Nigel enjoys boating, writing, playing the violin and spending time with his “triplets”- grandchildren. He and his wife Lynn, live in Virginia Beach, VA.

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