Focus is a chance for our church network to spend quality time together; to pitch in as a family, sharing food, receiving and praying for one another, and supporting each other as we go.



Focus Hosts


Archie and Sam Coates

Archie and Sam Coates lead HTB’s first church plant outside London, to St Peter’s Brighton, in 2009. Since then, St Peter’s has church planted five times. Archie also has a leadership role within the HTB Network of churches and Focus. Sam is the founder of Safehaven Women, reaching out to the most marginalised women in the city.


Nicky and Pippa Gumbel

Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), which holds 11 Sunday services across 5 sites. He is the pioneer of Alpha, an introduction to the Christian faith. Since 1993, over 24 million people have completed an Alpha in 169 countries. He is married to Pippa, and together they write a commentary on the Bible in One Year, which has over 3.5 million subscribers.


Big Top Speakers


Alex Seeley

Alex Seeley is a passionate communicator and teacher known for her openness, boldness and tenacity. Having served as an Executive Pastor at a church in Melbourne for nearly 20 years, Alex relocated to Nashville in 2012 where she and her husband Henry built a worshipping community which would meet weekly in their home, resulting in the birth of The Belonging Co. church, which they now pastor together.


Sarah Jakes Roberts

Sarah Jakes Roberts is a businesswoman, writer, and media personality. She is the founder and CEO of Woman Evolve, a multi-media company focused on curating content and events to serve the modern woman of faith. Alongside her husband, Touré Roberts, she co-pastors The Potter's House at One LA and The Potter's House Denver.


Touré Roberts

Touré Roberts is the founder and Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House at One LA, and the Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House of Denver, Colorado. He is a best-selling author and international speaker, known for his revelatory messages on purpose, identity and spiritual growth. He also delivers weekly inspirational messages to hundreds of thousands of social media followers.


Sandy Millar

Sandy Millar practised as a barrister before being ordained into the Church of England in 1976. He joined the staff of HTB in 1976, becoming Vicar in 1985. He began the church’s ‘planting' strategy in London and oversaw the growth of Alpha. In 2005, he became Vicar of St. Mark’s Tollington Park. He is now an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. He is married to Annette and they have four children.


Miriam Swaffield

Miriam Swaffield is the Global Student Mission Leader for Fusion, a movement that helps students meet Jesus and local churches connect with university students. She has a Masters in theology, travels all over the world speaking, but one of her greatest joys is living in Middlesbrough and loving her neighbour.


Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster is the Preaching Pastor at HTB and heads up Alpha UK. He oversees Alpha and Discipleship at HTB, and leads the BiOY project. Stephen read Law at Oxford and Theology at Cambridge, and worked as a Barrister for six years, specialising in criminal law. He is married to Beth, and they have four beautiful girls.


Jonny Gumbel

Jonny was part of the planting team to St Peter’s Brighton, and is now Associate Vicar there, with responsibilities for homeless and vulnerable adults, and teaching theology as part of the Leadership Development Year. He is married to Tara and has four young children.