Welcome to Proclaim Trust



After being dependent on heroin for fifteen years and spending a number of terms in prison, Barry Woodward had a religious experience, which resulted in his life being totally transformed. This led to him becoming a national public speaker and the author of ‘Once an Addict.’ Barry is a contemporary communicator, who is humorous, passionate and inspirational. Barry is an associate evangelist with J.John.

Invite Barry

Barry is available to speak at in-person, outreach events. Please bear in mind that the focus of our work is the UK only. Or as Barry often says, ‘The UK is my parish’. Barry is also available to speak for online outreach events. This can be pre-recorded or live. 

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Each year, Barry speaks at over 140 events throughout the UK. Some of these are in prisons, but the vast majority at outreach events in churches. These are idea events to bring your family, friends and colleagues to.


Fixed is a conference for ex-addicts, recovering addicts, addicts and those with a heart for addicts. Next years conference is on 24 September.


Visit our online shop and get books, DVDs and CDs. These are ideal resources for you to giveaway. All the proceeds from our online shop go to our Prison Outreach Project.


Barry's Blog

Align with Your Assignment

Soon after becoming a Christian, I had an overwhelming sense that God had a specific purpose for my life, even though I didn’t know what

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Guest Blog

Get Up and Turn Up

Some days, getting up can be hard, and turning up can be even harder. So, why bother? I mean, God loves us no matter what,

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