About Us


Friendship First was produced by Interserve.

Interserve is an international mission fellowship. Its sphere of operation is among the peoples of Asia and the Arab World, and also among their diaspora in the UK. Workers engage in cross-cultural witness to Christ through words and actions, combining grace with truth.

Interserve exists as both an agent that collaborates with local churches to send people, but it is also a consultant to local churches in all aspects of mission at home and abroad. Its aim therefore is to serve the church as it serves the nations, in response to the Great Commission.

The ends of the earth now start at the door of the local church. So for many of
us, this means we can take simple cross-cultural steps in witness right where we are, without necessarily jumping into the deep end and going overseas. If you feel called to cross-cultural ministry, please get in contact with us at www.interserve.org.uk.

Interserve offers the following mission opportunities:

Steve Bell


Steve is National Director for Interserve in England & Wales. He is a mission analyst and cross-cultural trainer with experience spanning 40 years and 100 countries.

Steve networks nationally forging greater awareness in the secular world (among parliamentarians and media) and in the Christian world (amongst Mission and Church leaders) to the issues posed by the presence of Islam in Britain.

Steve is a recognised communicator who has served the speaking teams of Spring Harvest, Keswick Convention, FIEC, New Wine and Assemblies of God conferences. Steve is married to Julia, a senior teacher in Special Needs education.

Steve is author of Grace for Muslims, Gospel for Muslims and Friendship First manual, obtainable from www.kitab.org.uk. His
blog is www.graceformuslims.org.uk.

To enquire about booking him as a speaker, email us at info@friendshipfirst.org.


Tim Green

Tim lived in the heart of the Muslim community in Lancashire before joining Interserve in 1988. He and his wife, Rachel, worked for nearly 16 years in Pakistan, where they enjoyed bringing up their three children, followed by two years in Jordan.

He holds degrees from Cambridge and London Universities, including a master’s degree in Islamic Societies and Cultures and a PhD from SOAS in London in aspects of conversion.

Tim and Rachel are now based in southeast Asia, and continue to produce discipleship materials for new believers, including the popular Come Follow Me course, come-follow-me.org. Tim is the Director of Word of Life, word.org.uk