The Reverend Nigel Mumford is an International speaker and author. In 2013, Nigel became the founder of By His Wounds, Inc. A ministry, committed to restoring the healing gifts of Jesus Christ to His Church, coming alongside all who are in need of His healing touch; in body, mind, and spirit. (non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Nigel was born and educated in England. He served for six and a half years in Her Majesty's Royal Marine Commandos; his last two years as a Marine were spent as a drill instructor at the Commando Training School. In 1980, he came to America and set up a picture framing business in Connecticut. 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. Julie had a very dramatic healing from Dystonia, a severe neurological condition that curled her up into a fetal position and left her very close to death. Being a witness to her healing has had a profound effect on Nigel's life. In 1995, he sold his business and has since dedicated his life to the ministry of healing.
From 1996 to 2004, Nigel was the director of the Oratory of the Little Way, a healing retreat center in Connecticut. In 2004 at the invitation of the Bishops of Albany Episcopal Diocese, Nigel became the director of the Healing Ministry at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, NY(East of Saratoga Springs, NY). In December of 2005, Nigel was ordained by Bishop Daniel Herzog. Nigel and his wife Lynn, were privileged to be a part of creating the healing ministry there for 9 1/2 years.
In October 2009, Nigel was hospitalized with H1N1, pneumonia and secondary pneumonia, and was near death. He was in ICU on a ventilator and in a chemically induced coma for 19 days. His pulmonologist told him: “You were as close to death without dying that I have ever seen." Nigel and his family give thanks and praise to all the intercessors who lifted him up in prayer for his miraculous healing.
Nigel's compassion for combat veterans evolved from his experience of being in combat with the Royal Marines. His belief is that the healing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ can help those men and women who suffer in silence with combat related trauma (PTSD). (The Welcome Home Initiative program)