Who are Soapbox Trips?


Soapbox Trips is the travel arm of 2:52 Challenge, a charity registered in the United Kingdom, that provides opportunities for people to go on short-term mission trips and teaching trips to some of the poorest communities throughout the world. See the 'What We Do..' section of this site.

Our Statement of Faith is as follows.

We believe in:

  • The sovereignty and grace of the triune God, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
  • The divine inspiration and infallibility of the Old and New Testaments as originally given and their consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen human beings, making them subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
  • The substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ the incarnate Son of God as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences.
  • The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ who was crucified and bodily raised from the dead.
  • The illuminating, regenerating, in-dwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit
  • The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head, and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world.
  • The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.

Meet the team.

Trips Managers, Shaun and Kathy Murphy.

Shaun and Kathy currently live in Shaftesbury in Dorset but are still members of Altrincham Baptist Church. They went on their first trip in 1996 as participants on a short term team to Bolivia. They were so affected by what they saw and the difference that the project made to the local people and the participants that they signed up again the following year, so that by 2001 they were running Soapbox's overseas trips and have been doing so ever since.
Email: enquiries@soapboxtrips.org



Medical Advisor, Dr. Gillian Pegler.

Gillian first went on a trip with Shaun and Kathy to India in 1998 and subsequently has been on many other trips. She still travels frequently, particularly to the Philippines where she is involved with the prisons ministry (as she is in her home town of Cardiff) and helps and supports Soapbox Trips in other areas as well as being our medical advisor.


Rev Linda & Peter

Rev. Linda & Pete Tomkinson, Pastorl Care and Training, Health & Safety.

Pete and Linda live in Blackpool where Pete is a manager of a homeless shelter and Linda is a minister in a community church plant. Pete served 28 years in the Army and became involved in Soapbox trips when he spent 6 months in Zambia leading a team for Soapbox in 2012. He is a trained First Aid instructor and manager of Health and Safety and has a real heart for reaching out to those in need. Linda has been on 3 short term mission trips with Soapbox to Romania, Bangladesh and India. She was ordained in June 2012 after training at Durham University. One of Linda's missions in life is to walk alongside people helping them to live the life for which they were created, challenging them to reach the potential that God has for them.