The Apostle Fred Osei Annin was born on the 28th of November 1955 and is an ordained minister who has been working in the Pastoral ministry full time since 1982. He had his ministerial training at the Full Gospel Bible College and the Fountain Gate Bible Seminary in Ghana where he obtained the bachelor of ministerial theology degree. After his graduation from the Seminary, he worked with the Full Gospel Church in Tema, Ghana for 8 years. In 1990 he was invited to the UK by the Chalk Farm Baptist Church in London for a missionary trip to minister in churches across England and finally did an interview with the Cross Rhythms Magazine about his successes in the worship ministry in Ghana. In 1992 he returned to the UK to begin his ministry as directed by the Holy Spirit. In 1997 he established the Actionplus Foundation which is now a leading Global HIV advocacy organisation. He is also the General Overseer of Joy City Chapel International.
In the UK and in Ghana, he continues to challenge the myths within the Christian communities about HIV/AIDS. He has delivered training to educate Pastors and community leaders on the facts about HIV. He has also spoken out on the BBC against churches who tell patients to rely on prayer alone for their healing, ignoring medical treatment.
We believe that ACTION speaks louder than words. Actionplus Foundation exists to demonstrate that we have the strength and power to alleviate poverty, sicknesses and suffering from our world today to make it a better place to live tomorrow for all people affected by HIV.
He has led and delivered different kinds of projects initiated by the Actionplus Foundation including: Take Action Now, Challenge And Break HIV Stigma, Your Health Is Your Life (one stop health shop) the GLOBDOPAH Network of Pastors and church leaders and many more.
Within the past few years, Fred has gotten to see the wonderful outcomes of the 23 years hard work he had put into Actionplus Foundation in the HIV intervention here in the UK and Africa yielding remarkable results. The growth and demand for the services of Actionplus has grown beyond expectation. The endorsements and increasing numbers of followers of our project from the health, social and public sectors are quite overwhelming. The endorsements from the social media sites across the world is worth celebrating. The ever increasing numbers of major organisations who want to partner with us and their endorsements and positive feedbacks after we have partnered with them in the delivery of joint projects are well fulfilling. Fred personally have led Actionplus to this greater successes. He has worked very hard over the years to make history with the little that he had. His action for change has spoken louder than words. The global team of Actionplus Foundation have all sacrificed their lives holistically by standing with Fred by amplifying their voices daily on the streets, on air, in churches and market places creating the awareness of HIV therefore saving lives of millions around the world. With this Action Fred and his team have changed the perception of the world towards the church. Pastors and faith leaders have now become role models in HIV intervention. This is a great achievement and it is worth celebrating by all.
In May 2015 Fred won the national award as the Diversity Champion for charities in the charity sector at the Excellence in Diversity Award
In May 2015, Fred again received the Southwark Mayor’s Civic Award.
He has also featured in many TV and radio interviews to talk about my successes in the HIV campaign across Europe and Africa, including the BBC, GTV, TV3, Deutsche Welle Radio from Germany and many others. Many media houses around the world have also published many of my success stories in their publications.
In November 2015 he won the BBI Enterprise Minds Honorary Award for his distinct passion in his global campaign against HIV stigma and prejudice
He was the runner up of the 2014 DSC Social Award in the Influencer category in the UK .