Tim is founder and Chief Executive of Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) – a fast growing national movement enabling churches to help children struggling in school, or struggling for food in school holidays.
Les is CEO of Ascension Trust, the organisation behind Street Pastors. Born in Antigua, he experienced gangs and street violence in his youth after moving to the UK. In his search for hope he became a Rastafarian, later a Christian. This life changing experience inspired him to seek ways to engage with the same hard-to-reach communities he came from.
Gavin Calver is the chief executive at the Evangelical Alliance and the chair of the Spring Harvest Planning Group. He has a burning passion to see the Gospel reach every person in the UK. Formerly the leader of Youth for Christ, Gavin’s an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored five books.
Jack is a campaigner at Tearfund, helping Christians in the UK to respond to global challenges like climate breakdown and plastic pollution. He’s passionate about zero-waste living and all things ethical, and when not speaking at churches and conferences he’ll be out climbing mountains and enjoying the countryside!
Leon is lead pastor of Lifecentral Church in Halesowen a multi site church with several locations including a church in Albania. Along with his wife Allison they have a passion for developing emerging leaders and building churches that unchurched people love to attend.
Ali is curate at Gas Street church in Birmingham, overseeing the mid-week groups and church planting. She is married to Nick, who has previously led worship at Spring Harvest with the Worship Central team.
Rt Revd Dr Jill Duff is Bishop of Lancaster. Her brief includes the oversight of mission, evangelism & church planting in the Diocese of Blackburn. Previously she was the founding director of St Mellitus College North West (2013-2018) the first full-time ordination course in the north west for over 40 years, where she taught New Testament, mission and church planting.
Prior to this Jill served as an urban parish priest, school chaplain, pioneer minster church planting, and as associate fellow at Liverpool Hope University. Prior to ordination in 2004, she worked in research and business management at Esso Petroleum. She has an MA in Theology and DPhil in Chemistry from Oxford University and MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.
Hilary has spent many years working in the performing arts, as an actor, director, musician and teacher. She is now the creative coordinator for Spring Harvest, and enjoying all the fun of preparing for the Big Start!
Corrine is a trained actor and social worker. She has worked as an actor across London and the UK, and is an associate artist for Selah Theatre Company, a Christian Arts Collective. Now in Oxford, whilst her husband trains for ordination in the Church of England, Corrine is working in safeguarding in a primary school and uses the arts as a tool for communicating with children.
Rachel is an author, speaker, president of the Girl’s Brigade, founder of Romance Academy and is on the boards of The Cinnamon Network and Home For Good. She works with Youthscape to develop youth ministry for churches. She and her family recently relocated to Preston, to serve the local church.
Yemi is the director of the One People Commission at Evangelical Alliance, associate director for HOPE, global ambassador for Compassion UK and a worldwide strategic advisor and leadership coach. He is also an Anglican priest and Pentecostal pastor.
Mike pastors Soul Survivor Watford church and has spent his life running the Soul Survivor festivals which have encouraged youth in the UK to walk with Jesus in a naturally supernatural way. Mike speaks at conferences around the world, trying to make people laugh and point them towards Jesus at the same time.
Lucy has been leading worship and writing songs for many years, both as a solo artist and with her talented band of musicians and singers. Kings Village is a community of worshipers from Arun Church, whose heart is to write songs that inspire, encourage and gather people towards pursuing the presence of God together.
Aaron and his family have been rooted in Grace Fellowship Church, Atlanta USA for the last 15 years, where Aaron still serves as a worship pastor.
Aaron and his band travel around the world leading worship and training leaders. In 2008, the Keyes launched their worship school, now called 10,000 Fathers, through which their heart is to help the next generation of worship leaders (who lead songs) to become more Biblically empowered worship pastors (who lead people).
Elim Sound have a rich heritage within the UK’s Elim Pentecostal Churches, led by Sam Blake as national director. Sam is also worship pastor of a large, vibrant multi-ethnic Elim church, in Ealing, west London.
Karl is a leadership coach, Bible teacher and author. He is pastor emeritus at Central Church in Edinburgh, where he served as senior pastor until recently. He’s also the founder of the Cairn movement in the Celtic nations.
James is the founder and director of Prayer Storm and an instrumental figure in the UK for catalysing the Church into deeper levels of intercession. Along with his wife, Rebecca, James and the team have been involved in mobilising strategic prayer for over 10 years.
Amy 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.
Arianna Walker is an international speaker, an author and the CEO of Mercy UK – a Christian charity committed to educating leaders, equipping individuals and empowering churches. Mercy UK runs free of charge residential homes for young women with life controlling issues, delivers pastoral leadership training days for church leaders and ‘people helpers’ and produces discipleship resources for individuals, church groups and prisons.
Martha is an actor, writer and presenter who has written and performed shows for the West End and venues across the UK. She runs the Nimbus Collective which encourages individual creativity to empower the church. Martha is also involved in running and facilitating arts education projects nationally.
At Spring Harvest in 2020 she will be hosting the Big Start at Minehead One and Harrogate, together with Bob Hartman.
Joe has become part of the Spring Harvest furniture having hosted many late night shows, the Big Start and worked on youth & children’s teams. He works professionally as a performer, and event and on screen presenter.
Joe is delighted to be hosting the Big Start in Skegness in 2020.
Luke used to work at Spring Harvest as the creative coordinator. He’s worked in numerous creative settings and is now a children’s author and in training for ordination in the Church of England. He’s currently working on The Last Dragonrider, the third book in the Presadia series which he launched at Spring Harvest.
Bob is a freelance writer and storyteller who has travelled the world telling stories for over 30 years and is also the author of over 60 books for children. He is married, with two children and five grandchildren.
At Spring Harvest in 2020 he will be hosting the Big Start at Minehead One and Harrogate, together with Martha Shrimpton.
Malcolm leads Dundonald Elim Church in Northern Ireland and chairs Elim’s ethics and public theology task force. He is also an author, lecturer, broadcaster, advocate and government advisor on issues of faith and cohesion.
Dr John Sentamu practised Law in Uganda before coming to the UK in 1974. He was ordained in 1979 and then appointed Bishop for Stepney in 1996, Bishop for Birmingham in 2002 and Archbishop of York in 2005. He is Primate of England and Metropolitan, a member of the House of Lords and a Privy Councillor. Married to Margaret, they have 2 grown-up children and 2 grown-up foster children.
The Archbishop will be speaking at Spring Harvest 2020 in Harrogate.
Patrick is CEO and co-founder of Kintsugi Hope which came about following a series of personal trials and ill health affecting Patrick and his family. Prior to that, Patrick led urban youth charity, XLP which he also founded in 1996 and ran for 21 years.
Ruth is Church Engagement Director at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge. She studied Genetics at Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities, and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Edinburgh University, and for Christians in Science. She is a member of City Church, Cambridge.
Justin is Theology and Apologetics Editor for Premier Christian Radio and hosts the weekly faith debate show and podcast ‘Unbelievable?’ He is the author of ‘Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian’ (SPCK).
Anne is associate minister at Stanmore Baptist Church. She is passionate about seeing a mighty move of Jesus’ love through the Church to reach the lost and helping people reach their potential in Him. Anne loves to write and her books ‘Baby Change’ and ‘Unleashed’ will be released in 2020.
Anne is also part of the Spring Harvest Planning Group.
At Minehead One Anne will be speaking in a late morning theme session; at Minehead Two she will be sharing the Bible teaching with Steve Uppal.
Alongside his wife, Esther, Steve has been the senior leader of the multi-cultural and multi-campus All Nations Church in Wolverhampton since 2001. Steve is also recognised as the Apostolic leader of the growing All Nations Movement.
Sim Dendy is the senior leader of Freedom Church in Romsey, Hampshire. As a church leader for over 20 years, Sim loves to support the local church through investing in leadership and is committed to training, mentoring and releasing leaders for the church all around the world. He is also on the Spring Harvest Planning Group and has just published his first book, Simply Church.