YWAM Urban Key London began in September 2005 in Bromley, South East London with a family, a couple, and three single staff. Jose Maria and Rosana alongside Jose Luis and Gabriela together came to establish the base and begin to work as a family.
Jose Maria and Rosana moved to England in 2002.Leaving their national leadership in YWAM Argentina to pursue the calling God had placed in their hearts in the early 90’s for the UK and Europe. They first moved to Derby in the north of England where they worked with YWAM and a local Church for a couple of years. Their eldest daughter Gabriela and son in law Jose Luis, alongside their three daughters, Julieta, Yasmin and Antonella, joined them in February 2005 with the vision God had given them of re-opening the YWAM base in London together as a family. The DTS program began a week after their arrival to London, and just like that their first DTS with 8 students began to multiply. Nearly a year after the base opening a tragedy occurred in the family.
At the end of 2015 a decision was made to divide the ministry, Johanna and Christian alongside the arts team decided to expand their arts ministry into a base geared towards equipping, training and ministering through the arts in various parts of London. We are based in different communities in and around London however, like all families, we meet together, share our resources, and grow in friendship and ministry. Each house is run as an expression of the same family, showing different elements and focusing on different areas, while all holding the same values. We are blessed to have 3 houses in North West London.