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2014 Speakers

Introducing 2014's inspiring speakers. We'll be adding more to the team all the time, so keep checking this page and check our newsletter for latest news.

Philip Jinadu

Philip Jinadu

Philip Jinadu is a speaker and writer. He began his ministry 25 years ago as a National Evangelist with Youth for Christ and currently serves as Associate Minister for a church of over 1,500 adults in Bristol.  Alongside his local responsibilities, Philip speaks extensively in churches and as a main stage conference speaker at events such as Spring Harvest. He is also part of the national speaking team for 'Care for the Family'.

In addition to his work as a speaker and consultant, Philip has also established, 'Love Running', an innovative social action initiative that helps ordinary people get fit, get friends, change the world.

Philip is married to Kate, the woman of his dreams. They have two teenage daughters.

 

Eric Delve

Eric Delve

Eric Delve was born in 1942 in Wimbledon, South London.  In 1963 he married Pat. Nearly fifty years, six children and nine grandchildren later, they are still together: ‘A miracle of grace on her part,’ he says.

He loves reading, listening to music, crosswords, good red wine, walking the dogs,  books about the World Wars, and is an avid ‘Goon Show’ fan.

He became a full-time Evangelist in 1972 leading many missions under the title ‘Down to Earth’.

In 1978/1988 he studied at Trinity College Bristol then entered Parish ministry in January 1993, at St Lawrence Kirkdale, in inner-city Liverpool.  He calls it ‘The place where I relearned the power of the gospel.’

In May 1996 Eric became Vicar of St Luke’s Maidstone from which he retired in December 2012.  He is Founding Director of People Without Limits, the parent company of the Detling Summer Celebration

He loves what he does and feels he is ‘one of the luckiest men alive.’

He has become well known for his day conferences for men entitled.  Echoes in Eternity’.  He says, ‘The revival we have been praying for, will not happen until Christian men rise up to seize their God given destiny.’

His book ‘To Boldly Go’ was first published in 1979. ‘Amazing!’ came out in 2009. Then in 2010 ‘Live Like You Mean It’ was released by Hodder Faith followed by ‘The Billy Fidget Letters’ (co-authored by Nick battle) in 2011.

 

Rob Parsons

Rob Parsons, O.B.E.

Rob is the bestselling author of Teenagers!, Loving Against the Odds, The Sixty Minute Marriage, The Sixty Minute Mother and The Sixty Minute Father as well as other amazing titles. He speaks internationally on family issues and is the Executive Chairman of Care for the Family, a charity committed to strengthening family life and helping others who are hurting due to family breakdown.

Additionally, Rob is the author of The Heart of Success and The Money Secret. He is a lawyer by profession and he meets and speaks regularly in the business community.

Care for the Family, launched by Rob in 1988, is a registered charity and its work is motivated by Christian compassion. The resources and support it provides are available to everyone, of any faith or none. Wherever families need care, Care for the Family is on hand to offer hope, support and encouragement.

Rob lives in Cardiff with his wife Dianne. They have two adult children, Katie and Lloyd.

 

Matt Summerfield

Matt Summerfield

Matt is Executive Director of Urban Saints (formerly known as Crusaders). Since 1906 Urban Saints has been reaching out to children and young people with the good news of Jesus Christ. Urban Saints are passionate about working with children and young people who have no church connection, helping them realise their full God-given potential as they journey from childhood to adulthood.

Matt is an inspiring author and speaker, and is a regular contributor at Christian events.

 

Arianna Walker

Arianna Walker

Arianna Walker is an author, speaker and the Executive Director of Mercy Ministries UK- a Christian charity providing residential support to young women struggling with eating disorders, self-harming, depression and the effects of abuse.

 Passionate about the Church's role in bringing hope and healing, she uses real life stories and experiences to inspire Christians from all walks of life to overcome brokenness and adversity to reach their God given potential.  Arianna is married with two children and lives in Bradford, West Yorkshire. For more info visit the website http://www.mercyministries.co.uk/and follow her on Twitter @AriannaWalker

 

Malcolm Duncan

Malcolm Duncan

Malcolm is the Senior Minister at Goldhill Baptist Church, Chalfont St Peter. Malcolm is passionate about the importance of Christians being “good news people” and about the importance of holding together   in changing the world.

Malcolm is married to Debbie, a Nurse Practitioner. They have four wonderful children - Matthew, Benjamin, Anna & Rhiodna. 

 

Anthony Delaney

Anthony Delaney

Formerly a police officer in Manchester, Anthony now leads Ivy Church, gathering in that city in cinemas, a nightclub and a warehouse, having outgrown its original church building. 

Anthony Delaney has written various books, and contributes regularly on national BBC Radio.

He is a Director of Westminster Theological Centre, accredited by the University of Chester to lecture on ‘Transformational Leadership’. He also leads ‘NewThing UK’, a network to attract, train and deploy apostolic leaders & church planters.

 

Takeo Nuka

Takeo Nuka

Takeo is from Japan and, having become a Christian in 2000, dedicated his whole life to serving God in 2001. He trained to be a minister at Kansai Bible College in Kobe from 2006 to 2010 and is currently studying for a BA in Theology at Nazarene Theological College in Manchester. He has been married to Hiromi since 2002.

 

Adam Bradford

Adam Bradford

Dr Bradford is a medical doctor and an internationally respected biblical scholar. A Jewish messianic believer, his latest (seventh) book, 'The Medical Gospel of Luke - As Told To Him By Mary, the Mother of Jesus' examines Luke's gospel from nine fresh perspectives and has been highly acclaimed by two professorial reviewers as 'masterful'. His work connecting Joseph, Jesus' earthly father, to the construction of the Temple of Herod the Great has been translated into 8 languages and made worldwide secular headlines when published in 2010 as 'The Jesus Discovery'.

Dr Bradford, the senior partner in a 7 doctor Christian practice, is an NHS Commissioner and also first-team doctor to Blackheath Rugby, the world's oldest open rugby club.
He is married to Gloria, and they have 4 children aged 24 - 17, all with active faith.

 

Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms MP

Having entered Parliament in 1994, the Rt Hon Stephen Timms is currently the Member of Parliament for East Ham and the Shadow Minister for Employment. He is also the Labour Party's Faith Envoy. Stephen was formerly Financial Secretary to the Treasury with strategic oversight of taxation as a whole, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and European and international tax issues. After Ed Milliband's election as leader of the Labour Party, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Employment.

Stephen is also a member of the Ramblers Association and is Chair of the Christian Socialist Movement. He lives in the East London Borough of Newham, and is married to Hui-Leng.

 

Paul Cook

Paul Cook

Paul Cook is Tearfund’s Advocacy Director and a member of the Senior Management Team. He oversees Tearfund’s policy research, lobbying and campaigning strategy. He also serves on the board of several charity coalitions, including Micah Challenge International. Paul was appointed Head of Public Policy at Tearfund in 2005, charged with leading the expanding Public Policy Team in the delivery of successful advocacy initiatives with, and on behalf of, poor communities around the world.

Paul is married to Lisa and has three children.

 

Peter Grant

Peter Grant

Peter grew up in Birmingham and trained as an economist.   His first job was as an economic adviser for the Government of Malawi, living in Lilongwe, where he met his wife Stella. They have two children and live in Streatham, South London. 

Peter then worked as a consultant and as a marketing manager for British Telecom before joining DFID in 1990.  Peter’s 15 years with DFID included three and a half years living with his family in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Peter joined Tearfund in 2005 with overall responsibility for Tearfund’s partner programmes and disaster management work worldwide. 

Peter is now Co-founder  and Co-director of Restored.

 

Joel Hafvenstein

Joel Hafvenstein

Joel Hafvenstein grew up in Nepal and worked in Afghanistan with a range of Christian and secular agencies.  He now works at Tearfund as a Resilience Advisor, supporting Tearfund's overseas partners and teams on issues around disaster, climate change, and conflict. 

He is married with two sons, and is the author of Opium Season (Lyons Press, 2007).

 

Adam Bradford

Ruth Koch

Ruth Koch is the head of UK Volunteering for Tearfund. She has recently moved to London with her husband Aaron and attends South West London Vineyard.

Ruth has a heart for engaging churches and individuals in compassion and justice, she previously headed up work in her own church helping the congregation consider the biblical mandate for justice and enabling them to act and speak out on issues such as human trafficking.

She loves speaking about how God uses the local church to transform communities and our part to play in it!

 

Jude Trenier

Jude Trenier

Jude is XLP’s Communications Manager (Advocacy & Media). She is also a writer and speaker who has spent over 15 years in full time youth & ministry leadership. Her experience includes radio broadcasting, writing courses, study materials and contributing to published works, counselling, leadership development, organisational development and encouraging the discussion of equality issues in the church. She is a regular speaker in a variety of contexts including Spring Harvest, New Wine & Youthworks the Conference'.

 

Chris Key

Chris Key

Chris Key recently became vicar of St Luke's Maidstone, following 32 years leading and growing other churches, most recently in Hastings where he was also Rural Dean. He's married to Mary, and they have three children (having been told that was "impossible"!). He has a gift in teaching, a passion for worship and evangelism, a zany humour and a down-to-earth manner. Last November he went on a mission trip to China with Bible Society and is enthusiastic about what he learned there.

 

David and Christine West

David & Christine West

David & Christine have been part of the North Kent Community Church(NKCC)  family for the past fifteen years. With a passion for the local church, they believe that all ministry has its roots in such local expressions of the Kingdom of God.  They are deeply involved in the day to day life of the church having served in a multitude of teaching, pastoral and leadership capacities.

More widely, Christine, who was a school teacher for over 30 years, is a UK Director for the inner healing ministry, Bethel Sozo UK. She travels extensively, speaking at training events and working with church leadership teams across the whole body of Christ as they embed this ministry in their local churches.

David’s background is in business and Human Resources, latterly as a Director for a global logistics business. Currently his day job is heading up an international aid charity working into education in Africa. David teaches on the prophetic stream at NKCC’s evening school and works with churches on teaching and training in prophetic ministry in developing their prophetic culture across the whole church, not just a few gifted individuals.

 

Jim Dennison

Jim Dennison

Jim and Korenne are the Senior Team Leaders for Canterbury Vineyard in Kent.  Jim grew up in Southern California with a passion for sports, in particular "baseball."  He obtained a Master of Arts in NT Theology at Talbot School of Theology and has been in vocational ministry since 1991 in all kinds of streams and denominations. 

He and Korenne were married in 1999, moved to the UK in 2003 and were on staff at Soul Survivor Watford and St Albans Vineyard before moving to Canterbury to plant in 2007.  Jim’s passion is "to see the Church be all that She was meant to be."  He is daddy to Samuel, Evan, Kaleb and Sophia Rose.

 

Patrick Regan O.B.E

Patrick Regan O.B.E

Patrick has travelled to over thirty countries working with and on behalf of some of the poorest communities. His passion is to see children and young people, from the most deprived and challenging backgrounds, succeed in life - helping them to avoid making wrong choices and to overcome the challenges they face - to realise their amazing potential. To do this he has engaged with politicians and gang members, victims and perpetrators, police, councils and housing associations, and most particularly with the young people themselves and their families.

Patrick founded the charity, XLP, that today is committed to fighting poverty, supporting education and serving hundreds of young people and their families weekly in inner London. He is also the author of two books the latest being Fighting Chance tackling Britain’s Gang culture and is on the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice. Patrick lives with his wife and three children in South-east London.

 

Simon Hughes MP

Simon Hughes MP

The current Minister of State for Justice, the Right Hon. Simon Hughes is a committed Anglican and a man for all causes – a tireless community politician. A Liberal Democrat, he has been the Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark since 1983. A barrister, he is a member of the Privy Council, the Committee on Human Rights and the Ecclesiastical Committee, where he works closely with the legislative body of the Church of England. He enjoys music, theatre, the countryside and sport. He supports Millwall and Hereford football teams and Wales at rugby union. www.simonhughes.org.uk

 

Katharine Hill

Katharine Hill

Katharine Hill is UK Director at Care for the Family, a national charity which aims to strengthen and support family life and help families in difficulty.

Katharine speaks and writes widely on family issues.  As an established speaker she has addressed thousands of people across the UK on marriage and parenting issues.  She has co-authored three books:-

  • Rules of Engagement – a book for newly engaged couples
  • Keeping Faith - being family when faith is in question and more recently
  • The Leader and the Family - being effective in Ministry without Family losing out.  

She draws on her personal and professional knowledge in writing articles for newspapers and magazines, as well as in national and local broadcast interviews.

Katharine leads on Care for the Family’s policy agenda.  She is Acting Chair of Kids In The Middle, and a board member of the International Commission on Couple and Family Relations

Prior to joining Care for the Family in 2004 Katharine was a solicitor, specialising in family law, and has also served as a magistrate.

Katharine is married to Richard and they have four children.

 

Chris and Nic Kimmance

Chris & Nic Kimmance

Chris & Nic were born in 1972 in Brentwood and 1979 in East London, respectively. They lead Ashford Vineyard, which is a church that was planted out in September 2010 from Southend Vineyard. Having started in their front room, the church is now a hive of activity and reaching all kinds of people from all walks of life through events such as Toddles, Scalextric, Family Camp and Wine Club! The church also has a fast-developing compassion ministry into the town.

Chris and Nic are both passionate in their belief that you can belong well before you believe and many of the people involved with Ashford Vineyard would not consider themselves Jesus followers at all. The church is thriving and Chris and Nic focus on wanting to make themselves redundant! Chris has just gone full-time for Ashford Vineyard, while Nic works part-time as a speech therapist. They also run a large community choir that is given as a gift, from the church, to the community. Hundreds of people come along and enjoy the singing community that has been created.

They haven’t written any books, but do have two beautiful daughters at home; Lucy & Maddy!

 

David and Denise Flynn

David and Denise Flynn

Both graduates from London School of Theology, David and Denise enjoy the privilege of an international ministry among Deaf people. David, born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is hearing and Denise, born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is profoundly Deaf.

Since the early 1990s they have run niche Discipleship and leadership training courses in BSL and SSE among the Deaf Community both in the classroom and supervising the practical cross-cultural placements.

Their passion is to see Deaf people take their place alongside the hearing in God’s work of extending his Kingdom. Through a 20-year involvement with Latin Link, they continue to supervise developments in the Church building project they initiated in Cochabamba where two congregations, Deaf and hearing, work together demonstrating the reality that all believers are “one in Christ”.

Denise is a keen Jewellery maker, a gift she uses to assist in fund-raising for Bolivian Deaf people and David enjoys playing Table Tennis in an attempt to keep the Anno-Domini at bay: last year he won a veteran’s medal at the Arica Open, in Chile.

 

Jason Royce

Jason Royce

Jason is Director of Romance Academy. He is a youth worker with over 15 years experience within local authorities, schools, churches, and community settings. During that time he has spoken widely to many different audiences about the needs of young people in today's society.

He has travelled all over the UK speaking passionately and directly about healthy relationships and how Romance Academy is empowering parents, youth workers, churches, schools and other youth organisations to tackle this crucial issue too.

 

John Delve

John Delve

John Delve is profoundly Deaf: brought up in an Open Brethren Christian family in Wimbledon, he used to attend the same church as his cousin, Eric Delve. Currently living in Lee, South-East London he attends, with his wife Jean, the nearby Kings Church Catford.

Although this is a hearing church, around 15 Deaf people also regularly attend, holding their own monthly Deaf service, where John is invited to preach from time to time.

John joined the Deaf Christian Fellowship (DCF) when he was 15 years old.  He became an Elder at its church in Rotherhithe, London until it closed in 1987 to join a mainstream hearing church.  Since the 1990’s John has evangelised internationally on various occasions in countries that include Estonia, Russia and Bolivia, South America.

John has sustained an interest and involvement in drama for over 35 years, spanning his DCF days and more recently in the Sign Cross Drama Team (1998-2012). Deaf People struggle with reading and understanding the Bible since it is not in their preferred language. Hence John is passionate about drama because he believes it is a visible means for Deaf people to access the Gospel and learn about Jesus.

John also serves as a Trustee of Go! Sign, a UK-based Christian charity that is dedicated to helping Deaf people come to know Christ and grow in him and is on the leadership team of Tabernacle Mission, a group that train Deaf leaders and outreaches among the Deaf in the London area. 

In his spare time John has always enjoyed reading about history and watching war and other history-related films. John and Jean enjoy caravanning to various places but beware! John supports Chelsea and AFC Wimbledon too!

 

Jane Walker

Jane Walker

Jane Walker known as a throw away child is no stranger to childhood abuse, raped and alone by the age of 15 years old and propelled into the drug and criminal world,   she experienced  the enormous pain of self-hate and wrong beliefs until she gave her heart to Jesus when she was 33 years old.   Just a few weeks later she started a charity called the Philippine Community Fund (PCF) for children who are trafficked or child workers. Jane speaks of her personal struggles as she leaves behind a life time of wrong thinking and how God continues to surprise her as thousands of children through PCF are offered a hope and a fresh start.

Jane was awarded an MBE in 2009 and in 2010 awarded the Woman of the Year Award.

 

Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart is a Scripture Union Church and Community Development Worker for the South East Region. She has been working for SU for the past 6.5 years and was a Children’s Pastor for a church before that. She is passionate about seeing children live out their faith no matter how old they are. In her spare time Sarah can be found walking by the sea or in the countryside, or if the weather is bad she will be in a coffee shop with a book!

 

Lyndall Bywater

Lyndall Bywater

Lyndall Bywater is a freelance speaker and writer on prayer. She lives in Canterbury with her husband Phil and her two housemates, plus the elusive black cat and her ever-faithful guide dog Croft. She is part of Canterbury Boiler Room, an inter-church prayer community in the city. She helps to run the Boiler Room’s ‘cityspace’ shop – a welcoming place in the centre of Canterbury where people can make friends and find support, where they can get creative, and where they can find space to meet with God.

Lyndall is also part of The Salvation Army’s national prayer team, working to weave passionate, effective prayer through the fabric of the movement.

In her spare time, of which there isn’t very much, she is writing a novel, in a bid to use the power of story to inspire people about the power of prayer.

 

Chip and Helen Kendall

Chip and Helen Kendall

Chip and Helen Kendall are the Creative Arts Pastors at !Audacious Church in Manchester, England.  Chip also fronts his own band and takes his music into churches and schools around the UK and Europe.  He’s a youth presenter for GodTV and hosts his own show on Cross Rhythms radio.  Together they have compiled and written 12 books, helping young people to engage with the Bible.  Their passion is to see people connecting with Jesus through music, dance and stage performance.

Chip and Helen have three young children – Cole, Eden and Elliot – who constantly keep them on their toes and are always a great source of entertainment and joy.

 

Jason DeVaux

Jason DeVaux

Having ran with a gang throughout his teenage years Jason became a Christian in 1987. He is a Bible College graduate, worship leader, singer / songwriter and published writer. He is married to El and currently ministers in Cambridge working mainly on community & outreach projects. Jason is also Chaplain to the city of Cambridge.

 

Steve Knowles

Steve Knowles

Steve is a northerner and qualified Metallurgist with a career in heavy manufacturing and international business. In recent years he changed career path and has been for the last six years Director of The Family Trust and CAST Maidstone, a highly regarded Christian schools work charity (one of the largest in the UK) working in primary and secondary schools covering the majority of schools in Maidstone, Medway, Swale and now into Gravesham.

Throughout his Christian life, Steve has been passionate about discipling children & young people and has for over 40 years run youth groups & residentials. Steve is married to Sue, they have two grown up children and three grandchildren and lives in a village near Maidstone.

 

Carol Young

Carol Young

Carol is originally from Bath and with her husband Alan became a Salvation Army officer in 1982. Together they have been corps (local church) leaders in the Channel Islands, Yorkshire, North Somerset and currently Exeter.  Their ministry has included church planting, prison and high street chaplaincy.  They have two married daughters and a 9 month old grandson.

Carol is passionate about prayer and was delighted to be given the additional responsibility of Prayer Co-ordinator for the Salvation Army in the South West. She is also committed to city wide prayer in Exeter, through Prayer for Exeter, Exeter Evangelical Partnership and an Exeter Leaders Prayer group.

 

Tony Watson

Tony Watson

Tony Watson is a Trustee of Prison Fellowship, a tutor on the Sycamore Tree course and a regular volunteer in the chapel at his local prison. He was previously head of Offender Rights and Responsibilities in the National Offender Management Service until taking early retirement in 2011.

 

Jess Dyke

Jess Dyke

Jess has been working for Prison Fellowship for just over a year, working both in the volunteering and events teams. She is also well know to Detling and has volunteered on many teams and can usually be found in the main venue where she is venue manager.