UK Approved Trainers

The Bethel Sozo ministry continues to grow and whilst growth is a good thing, it is important to preserve the integrity of the Sozo tools and deliver the training competently & in keeping with Sozo Core Values.

To help the ministry remain true to those values and preserve the integrity of the tools, there are authorised and competent trainers appointed to deliver both the Basic Sozo and some of those trainers also teach at the Advanced Sozo training events.

The Advanced Sozo manual includes a ministry called Shabar. In the UK, this specialist ministry is taught only by Ruth Burnham to in-house church Sozo teams. It follows that the routinely taught Advanced training in the UK does not include Shabar.

The following people can carry out Training for Bethel Sozo in the UK;

Christine and David West

Christine and David West – Kingdom Life Church, Norwich, Norfolk.
Basic Sozo Training & Advanced Sozo Training

Christine and David West lead Bethel Sozo in the UK and have considerable experience in Bethel Sozo gained over more than a decade of Sozo ministry.

Christine has been married to David for over 35 years and loves being a mum to 3 boys, Paul, Marc and Adam and ‘Nana’ to 4 wonderful grandchildren.

Armed with a Bachelor of Divinity from King’s College London and a teaching qualification from Roehampton University, she embarked on a career teaching Religious Studies in a variety of senior schools for some 30 years.

Christine was then “head hunted” to be the Education Liaison Manager for an International Aid Charity. She says that visiting impoverished townships in Africa was, “life changing”.

She eventually left this post to look after her elderly parents who are now “having a party in heaven”.

Alongside her decades of passion for the prophetic ministry, Christine has been pastoring people in various leadership capacities for over 30 years. Her passion for seeing people live whole & free, almost inevitably, led her to the first ever Bethel Sozo Training event in the UK back in 2008. Since then, Christine has thoroughly enjoyed training church teams and mentoring Sozo practitioners across the UK and occasionally internationally. She says that what she loves about Bethel Sozo is, “…the freedom that it facilitates, seeing people more intimately connected to Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. It is a joy to see people leaving their Sozo session free from the lies that have shut them down and the unhealed wounds that have held them back”.

David, not surprisingly, has been happily married to Christine for over 35 years – for which, he says, she gets all the credit! Having trained as a teacher, David chose a career in Human Resources eventually becoming HR Director for a Global Logistics business. In early 2010, David was Chief Executive of an International Aid Charity in the UK serving schools in the poorest parts of the world, mostly in Africa.

Having a passion for the Prophetic for the past 25 years has made that his ministry focus. His vision is to train, coach & release others into greater levels of gifting creating a prophetic culture across the whole church – rather than a group of gifted specialists.

David first encountered Bethel Sozo in 2008 at a UK Basic Training course run by Dawna & Teresa from Bethel, Redding. Sozo has brought David new levels of personal freedom that had previously eluded him and transformed the way that he ministers both in prayer & prophetically.

David’s experience in business and the not for profit charity sector means he will also have responsibility for governance, finance and charitable status of the Bethel Sozo ministry in the UK.

Anthea and Darrell Cocup

Darrell & Anthea Cocup – Bath City Church, Bath
Basic Sozo Training

Darrell and Anthea have been involved in Bethel Sozo since 2009 and lead the Sozo team at Life Church Bath.

They are UK Sozo Facilitators mostly operating in the South West and Northern Ireland and have been International Bethel Sozo Organisation trainers since 2015.

With Liz Gregg they are co-founders of the Sozo for Couples ministry.

Darrell is the author of “Wonderfully Free…no going back” the 31 day post Sozo devotional journal now being sold in Bethel’s own bookshop, and, with Liz, “Starting Out” a Sozo based marriage preparation manual.

The Cocup’s passion is to see people restored to God’s original purpose for them.

Liz Gregg – Celebrate Church, Bradford
Basic Sozo Training & Advanced Sozo Training

Liz, a trained counsellor, church leader and director/ founder of Celebrate School of Supernatural Ministry, lives to see people step into the fulness of their identity in Christ. She does this through running a supernatural school, hosting and speaking at conferences alongside sozo ministry.

Born and brought up in the North of England she enjoys walking whether by the sea or in the mountains.

Liz is the UK financial sozo director as well as being one of the founders of Sozo for Couples. She trains basic, advanced, financial sozo and Sozo for Couples.

Clare & Mervyn Suffield – Winchester Vineyard, Winchester
Basic Sozo Training

“We have been involved in running Bethel Sozo ministry in Winchester Vineyard for over ten years now and are also a Resource church offering training and mentoring to other churches.

We continue to be delighted and blessed with Sozo prayer and with the help and support of a great team have seen many lives changed, healed and liberated using the ministry tools under the power of the Holy Spirit. We continue to be amazed at the deep connection people can find with Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit empowering them to fulfill their destiny and calling.

We have both carried a vision for many years to see ‘broken hearts healed and captives set free.’

Our backgrounds are in healing as Mervyn was a GP and Clare a Psychotherapist and we have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.

We also run the ‘Streams of Hope’ ministries in the church that offer a variety of healing approaches”.

Lori Arnott Lawlor – Harvest Ministries
Basic Sozo Training

Tandy Ruoff
St. Pauls, Hammersmith, London
Children’s Sozo Training

Tandy Ruoff is married to Mark, a mother of four and author of “Encountering God with your senses.”

She has been involved in Sozo ministry, leading a team, mentoring and is now facilitator for Children’s Sozo UK.

Tandy has been involved in children’s ministry for over 20 years and is passionate for children to know from a young age that Father God is a good God. That He alone is powerful and that every child has access to the heavenly realms to encounter and experience the love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Tandy and Mark are both ordained in the Church of England have been in full time Christian ministry for 20 years, leading in many aspects of church life. They have a heart for the prophetic, for freedom and to see each person fulfil their God given destiny.

Helen Balfour
Christ Church Peckham, London
Basic Sozo Training

Helen was raised in a Christian home and learnt inner healing at her father’s knee, John Bedford ran his own inner healing conference, and told her so many wonderful stories of freedom as she grew up.  He taught her that the best place in the world is curled up in the Father’s lap. 

She has been in church leadership alongside her husband, Hugh, in Peckham, SE London since 1987.  

“As a church we have tried various models of freedom prayer and always had a value for it”. 

Helen picked up her first Bethel Sozo Manual out at Bethel in October 2006 and eagerly awaited the first training with Dawna and Teresa at Town Church in 2008.  At that Training she had her first Sozo with the Bethel Team, she was hooked.

It has been her privilege to help many on their Sozo journey.  Helen has been training Bethel Sozo Basic since 2010, got her first certificate in 2011 and loves to mentor people into being a confident and capable “First”.  As a Basic Trainer she helped to host the first Training for Trainers in 2012.  So many of her Peckham church family have fled genocide in Sierra Leone, Northern Uganda or Nigeria so she is especially practiced in using advanced Sozo techniques with trauma victims.   She runs a monthly mentoring group that is open to all Sozo practitioners.