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 & Sam Coates

Archie Coates was Associate Vicar at HTB before leading HTB’s first church plant outside London, to St Peter’s Brighton, in 2009. Since then, St Peter’s has church planted five times, both within Brighton and further afield. Archie also has a leadership role within the HTB Network of churches and Focus. Sam is the Senior Pastor of St Peter’s Brighton, with Archie. She is the founder of Safehaven Women, reaching out to the most marginalised women in the city.


Nicky & Pippa Gumbel

Nicky and Pippa Gumbel together lead Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB). They are the pioneers of Alpha, an introduction to the Christian faith, and together they write a commentary on the Bible in One Year.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 as curate in 1976, becoming Vicar in 1985. He began the church’s ‘planting' strategy in London and oversaw the growth of the Alpha course. After 20 years as Vicar of HTB, he stood down in July 2005 and became Vicar of St. Mark’s Tollington Park in a deprived part of London. He was made a bishop in 2005 and is now an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. He is married to Annette and they have four children.