Big Top Speakers
Nicky & Pippa Gumbel
Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of HTB the pioneer of Alpha. He has written a number of bestselling books including Questions of Life. Nicky and his wife Pippa write a daily Bible commentary on the Bible in One Year, which has over 3 million subscribers.
Sam & Archie Coates
Christine Caine is an Australian born, Greek-blooded, lover of Jesus, activist, author and international speaker. She is the co-founder of The A21 Campaign against human trafficking, and Propel Women, an organisation designed to activate women to fulfill their God-given passion, purpose, and potential.
Dr R.T. Kendall is a prolific author and renowned speaker from Kentucky who was Senior Pastor of Westminster Chapel from 1977 to 2002. In contending for the reunification of the church, his premise is that there has been a 'silent divorce' between the Word and the Spirit. He passionately believes that a combination of both is needed in order that the world will be shaken once again by the message of the church.
Dr Amy Orr-Ewing is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and the Europe, Middle East and Africa Director of RZIM. She leads a team of pioneering apologist-evangelists and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life. As well as being an Associate Tutor at Wycliffe Hall, Amy is the co-founder of REBOOT, a youth apologetics initiative, and leads a church plant in Buckinghamshire with her husband Frog.
Pastor Agu Irukwu
Agu Irukwu is the Senior Pastor of Jesus House for All Nations London, and oversees more than 600 parishes. He is a key member of the One People Commission of the Evangelical Alliance, working towards the full integration of black majority churches. In 2012, Pastor Agu was voted Britain’s most inspirational black person in a poll conducted by the Mayor of London’s office and the London Metro.
Tent Talk Speakers
Revd Dr Andrew Emerton is Dean of St Mellitus College. He is passionate about leadership formation within the life of the church and the development of Christian character at the heart of healthy, effective and sustained ministry. Prior to ordination, Andy worked in scientific and technical consultancy.
Arianna Walker is an international speaker, author and the CEO of Mercy UK – a Christian charity committed to educating leaders, equipping individuals and empowering churches. Arianna’s message of hope and transformation inspires Christians from all walks of life to live free and stay free.
Having been on staff at HTB (where he founded the School of Theology), John Valentine planted St George's Holborn in 2002, which has since planted two other churches. He works closely with Bishop Ric and the Islington team in coaching and encouraging church planting.
Kate is a psychologist, director of The Mind and Soul Foundation, and Assistant Pastor at Hitchin Christian Centre. She is passionate about mental and emotional health and communicating a combination of psychology, medicine and theology to help people reach their full potential.
Ken Costa has over forty years experience working in the financial sector. He is the author of the book and teaching series, God at Work, and Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life, and is Emeritus Professor of Commerce at Gresham College.
Nicky & Sila Lee
Nikki Marfleet was raised by missionary parents in the jungle of West Papua. After moving back to the UK, she joined the prison service in which she has now worked for nearly 20 years. Nikki is currently Governor at HMP Woodhill, a high security prison.
Revd Paul Cowley was ordained into the Church of England in 2002. In 2005 he founded the charity Caring for Ex-Offenders (CFEO), which helps local churches to support ex-offenders on release from prison. Paul has been awarded the MBE for services to ex-offenders, and has been appointed Bishop's Advisor for Prisons and Penal Affairs.
Pete Wynter is the Director of the Leadership College London, a curate at HTB and the founder of UK youth charity Onelife Leadership. Pete has been working in leadership development for over a decade with a particular interest in optimising the potential of emerging leaders.
Rich Atkinson is a member of the LCL faculty, founder of the charity REBUILD and a curate at HTB. He has spent the last few years investing in ministry leaders in the UK, Europe and the US and has a passion for developing younger leaders.
Selina Stone is Tutor and Lecturer in Political Theology at St Mellitus College. Alongside this, she is a part time PhD student researching links between discipleship, citizenship and social justice. Previously, Selina has worked at Ascension Trust forming a strategy for church responses to youth violence.
Revd Sue Colman is part of the Pastoral and Social Transformation team at Holy Trinity Brompton, where she oversees the ‘Radical Hospitality’ initiative. She serves as a trustee for the UK fostering and adoption charity Home for Good, and as a chaplain at St Mellitus College.
Tim Matthews planted a new church from HTB at St Swithun’s, Bournemouth in 2014. In 2017 the church also partnered with St Clement’s, Boscombe. The combined community is very active in addressing local social issues and supports two church schools.
Will Van Der Hart
Will is Pastoral Chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton and a director of Mind and Soul. Will is passionate about equipping church leaders to look after their own emotional health as well as empowering them to manage the emotional needs of their congregations.