Meet the Team
Michael Bushby: Regional Director, England (North East) /Gateshead
Michael Bushby hails from the north-east of England and has spent most of his life in Gateshead. Michael became a follower of Jesus in 1993 after his friend invited him to a house church in South Shields, and in 1994 Michael confirmed his faith in Christ and was baptised as a born-again believer!
Michael has been married to his wife Maria for 33 years and has two daughters, Jennifer and Helen. During the early 1980s Michael served as a Police Constable with the Metropolitan Police and in the late 1980s he changed his career after returning back to the north-east to take up a position within the railway industry, where he continues to work and serve as Traincrew Instructor and Assessor.
During the Spring of 2013 Michael was diagnosed with stage 4 incurable cancer. Jeremiah 29:11-14 helped Michael during his treatment.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Michael successfully completed 6-months of intensive chemotherapy and in the Autumn of 2013, he received a call from Richard Trotter who introduced him to Christian Vision for Men (CVM).
Richard travelled from Derbyshire to the north-east and delivered a presentation about 'CVM' to a house group in Michael's home. Present were several church leaders from Gateshead. Michael felt God was calling him to serve and in 2014 he took on the role of area coordinator for Christian Vision for Men. Michael appointed a small team to work alongside him and as the ministry expanded across the north-east of England, Michael was called to take up more responsibilities and in 2016 he accepted the position of north-east regional director.
Michael is delighted to serve CVM across the north-east and has reached out to men's groups, churches and fellowships with the good news of Jesus. Through CVM Michael has witnessed many lives transformed and has seen men step forward and make a commitment to follow Jesus.
Michael also volunteers as a city centre chaplain in Newcastle and has served in this role since 2008. In 2019 Michael accepted an offer to become a trustee for Reaper Ministries International.