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Nimbus Collective works alongside individuals, churches, education projects and Christian organisations to enhance and encourage creativity within worship, outreach and in their communities aiming to discover a culture of creativity throughout the church in the UK resulting in deeper encounters with God.
Graham Kendrick led worship at the very first Spring Harvest 40 years ago and subsequently wrote many of the theme songs including The Servant King, Meekness and Majesty and Knowing You. His songs have been described as ‘crammed full of poetic, divine, biblical truth.’ Join him and his band as they lead worship with some classics alongside some from his latest album Keep the Banner Flying High.
Graham will also be involved in the Ruby Celebration, celebrating 40 years of Spring Harvest!
Join Dai Woolridge – storyteller, poet and spoken-word artist – as he communicates faith and scripture through word play, rhyme, grit and comedy. Dai heads up online ministry ‘Spoken-Truth’ and is author of ‘Prayers, Texts and Tears’, along with several children’s stories for Bible Society. He lives in Pontypridd and is married to Cath.
IDMC are made up of members from various backgrounds who share a common Christian faith and belief. The choir’s music is both infectious and inspirational with a global message of love, hope, joy and peace. The choir have been finalists in BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year and won the Premier Gospel Radio Gospel Choir of the Year.
Shireen Awwad Hilal is a Palestinian Christian working for peace. She is the Dean of Students at Bethlehem Bible College and has a passion to work with students and educate them towards knowing their purpose in life as Christian youth.
Shireen is also the coordinator of Musalaha women’s ministry. As part of her work with Musalaha she desires to see women leaders in the area who are educated and trained toward leadership, reconciliation, nonviolence, rights, and other issues that are essential in daily life especially in Palestine. Musalaha utilizes seminars, workshops, conferences, summer camps, desert trips, and small community projects to work towards these goals.
Once a year, Musalaha hosts an annual conference, bringing together Israeli and Palestinian women in a neutral location outside of the region to create a balance of power, where they work towards forgiveness, understanding and reconciliation.
Shireen holds a BA English Literature from Bethlehem University, an MA degree in Educational Administration from Texas A & M University and an MBA from Tel Aviv University – Israel. She and her very supportive husband have 4 children – Meroun, Marcel, Maria and Rayan.
The Community of the Tree of Life is a House of Prayer and residential New Monastic Community of young adults in the Diocese of Leicester. We’re called to live a life that is rooted, flourishing and fruitful in Christ.
A collective of artists who collaborate in prayer and place. The Creative Prayer Team at Minehead 2 will be run by members living in community houses within Wales, who practice presence and hospitality, and pursue a call to the edge. They commit their craft to narrate the story they see, and to call in the unseen.
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby is the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and has been in the position since March 2013. His ministry is focussed on his three personal priorities of Evangelism; Renewal of Prayer and the Spiritual life; and Reconciliation.
James Aladiran, founder and director of Prayer Storm, is 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.
With a heart to see an awakening of prayer in the body of Christ, James and the team travel regularly to resource churches with teaching and practical training.
Hannah Heather heads up training and discipleship for 24-7 Prayer. She is one of the pastors of Emmaus Road church in Guildford, and is completing a masters in theology at the University of Oxford.
Come and take time out to be with the Lord, listen to what He has been saying to you so far and receive more from Him as you listen to the beautiful sounds of the flute. This will be a time of restorative reflection whilst processing what God is fashioning in you. Nicola is a highly experienced professional flautist, noted for her creative and innovative playing style and ability to communicate with her audience. She regularly performs on BBC Radio 4 as part of the Daily Service programme and has appeared on Songs of Praise.
A Christian Arab from the Holy Land, trained and ordained in the Anglican ministry, served in Wales and England for the last 31 years, passionate about forgiveness and reconciliation.
Minister of a London parish, Simon co-leads the Celtic inspired Community of Aidan and Hilda. His books Creating Community and Followers of the Way explore Celtic insights into discipleship and church.
Anu is a singer songwriter, choir director and worship leader. She leads the award-winning The Reapers Choir and tutors up to 10 different gospel, worship, community and school choirs weekly. Anu’s set will be a time of heartfelt worship including popular worship songs, gospel songs accompanied by the Spring Harvest Scratch Choir and songs from her debut EP, “The Worship Must Go On”.
Formerly a sales director, Tim moved to Ivy Church in 2015 to begin training for church leadership and study with Westminster Theological Centre. Tim now trains leaders and church planters through Ivy’s Residency Programme and is a leader at Ivy Church Academy – a church passionate about helping students and young adults find their way back to God and become disciples of Jesus Christ.
Sandra Tebbutt is on the leadership team of her local Church near Wimborne, and leads Church Engagement at Bible Society.
Jon is Country Manager for Christian Vision. CV uses digital technology for the advancement of the Gospel. Jon is a former Executive Minister for a Baptist Convention in Canada.
Children’s and All-age Event Leadership Team Member: Kay is chair of the Children Matter Network, co-founder of the Additional Needs Alliance and an Evangelical Alliance council member. Formerly a children’s nurse specialising in children with additional needs, Kay is passionate about life long faith formation in children of all abilities. She is married to Steve and step mum to two grown up boys.
From the creator of A Monk’s Tale and The God Particle comes a brand new show telling the fascinating story of the murder of Thomas Becket. With jokes and songs, obviously. A tale of bromance, bust-ups and betrayals about faith, church and power. In short, plenty to sing about.
James Cary (Writer/director) has been writing sitcoms for the BBC for 20 years (Miranda, My Family, Bluestone 42, Thanks A Lot Milton Jones, Hut 33). He is also author of a new book about how jokes go wrong, especially in the realm of religion, The Sacred Art of Joking.
A graduate in Theology and Religious Studies, Mariam also has a postgraduate degree in Conflict Regulation in Divided Societies. Mariam has previously worked with Tearfund in their operational response in the Kurdish region of Iraq as well as working on the West and Central Africa desk. Mariam is now the Technical Specialist for Peacebuilding at Tearfund, supporting peacebuilding projects in the Middle East, Central Asia, Latin America and West Africa – providing strategic and technical support to teams globally as well as conflict transformation training. She is Coptic Orthodox by baptism and a member of the St Anselm Ecumenical Community.
Matt Huckle is Associate Pastor at Testwood Baptist Church. A massive sports fan who is married with 3 children. He loves Jesus and sharing the gospel with everyone he meets.
Crystal Cryer is the National Coordinator for 24-7 Prayer in Scotland. She has also been involved in Prayer Spaces in Schools and attends Central Church in Edinburgh.
Richard Gamble is the CEO of The Wall of Answered Prayer. An audacious project building a national landmark in the Midlands about Jesus. Richard is passionate about sharing miraculous stories about what God has done.
Peter’s a former barrister and graduate of Regent College. He now leads the Northern Ireland team at Evangelical Alliance, is a regular media commentator and is passionate about the public square.
Direct from two Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs, Greenbelt Festival, with performances around London and Hertfordshire, Eddie Farmer presents an unpredictable show of the impossible made possible, featuring curiosities from eras past to today’s mind-reading wonders. An unforgettable evening of entertainment, mystery and laughter for those who seek it.
Performing with magic since receiving his first magic set at seven, Eddie took his show public in 2012 with Young Life International, the Christian youth organisation he came to know God through. This year launched his YouTube series following the show during the year and exploring different subjects throughout society.
Bean is a young man with a fantastic voice. He loves playing cross-genre, so you’ll find him pulling some unexpected cats out of the bag. His song-writing produces gems that will stay in your head for at least a week (if not more!). Bean brings with him a sense of joy and fun, which tends to be incredibly infectious!
Join Play it by Ear for an evening of fun filled sketches suitable for the whole family; they’ll be giving their own unique twist on some well known Bible stories and telling a few tales of their own. Can’t wait to see you there!
Play it by Ear is a Belfast based Christian drama company; they travel all over the UK, Ireland and beyond sharing their faith through short sketches which will have you laughing, thinking and crying, sometimes all at once.
Riding Lights Theatre Company present an instant Passion Play! Yes, everyone joins in and presents it together. We supply the words, the music; you create the chorus of voices bringing the story to life – from the noisy entrance into Jerusalem to the moving drama of the crucifixion. Intrigued? Come and be part of this unforgettable, immersive experience.
Something you can take away and do with your own community….
Bob Hartman and band bring you the brilliant, boogie-filled, brand-new Rhyming Bible! Fun songs for all the family – join in with singing, actions and dancing. An hour of music and poems from the Rhyming Bible album and book, plus some Bob Hartman classics.
Rise Theatre Company present the Rise & Shine Happiness Show
BREAKING NEWS: Happiness is spreading across the UK after a series of Joy Clouds have been spotted in several cities! What is causing this phenomenon? Join Gerry and Tina for the Rise & Shine show as they explore where true happiness can be found. Faith and fun for all the family!
Nat is a performer, presenter and organiser! After graduating with a first class degree in performing arts and theology she co-founded 4Front Theatre with her husband Rob. As well as performing, Nat enjoys reading, knitting and drinking tea!
RISE Theatre CIC is a not-for-profit professional Christian theatre company with a passion for delivering exciting, original, transformative theatre. RISE works at schools, churches, events and festivals across the UK with the aim of inspiring people of all ages to realise their full God-given potential in life.
Nate Augustin is an Instagram and live events artist, focusing on faith-based portraiture and imagery. Whilst primarily a digital artist, he also paints in acrylic. Using his gifting evangelically, in worship and prayer, his emphasis is in equipping the next generation to form relationship with God through prophetic visual media.
One of the UK’s most productive independent theatre companies, Riding Lights was founded in York over 40 years ago. Using faith as a springboard, we aim to create unforgettable, entertaining theatre in response to current issues, shining a good news light on the hopes and fears of the world we share.
Rev. Dr. Miranda Threlfall-Holmes is a parish priest in Liverpool, and a writer and historian. She is author of the Prayer Experiment Notebook series published by SPCK.
A professional Christian theatre company, Riverside are passionate about using the performing arts in dynamic and innovative ways to communicate the Gospel. Inspired by Christ’s love, we seek to serve the community in vibrant, engaging and relevant ways, across schools, theatres, churches, youth-groups, festivals and conferences.
Becky leads alongside her husband, Paul, at All Saints’ Woodford Wells in NE London, and is a member of New Wine’s National Leadership Team.
Paul is National Leader of New Wine England, and leads All Saints’ Woodford Wells with his wife Becky.
Rachael works as Unity Programmes Manager for the Evangelical Alliance following thirteen years serving with British Youth for Christ and four years with the Diocese of Ely. Rachael is married to Darren, lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and has two boys, Jacob & Isaac.
Paula is passionate about the local church and wants to see it flourish. She has been part of the leadership team of New Generation Church for many years and devotes her time to raising up the next generation to be all that God has called them to be.
Andy lives in Manchester with his wife Lucy and his two girls, Macy and Libby. He is passionate about helping people grow, church planting and leadership coaching. He is a worship leader / singer songwriter and loves creating spaces where people can encounter God.
All-age Celebration Leader: Matt is the Youth Minister at Skipton Baptist Church and is helping at Spring Harvest for the first time this year. Matt loves combining music with working with young people, helping them lead worship for a number of churches in the Skipton area. He is married to Lauren and they enjoy travelling.
All-age Celebration Leader: Chloe works as the children’s minister at Skipton Baptist Church, having previously been a primary school teacher. Chloe loves to make the bible accessible and exciting for people of all ages. This is Chloe’s first year as part of the Spring Harvest team and Chloe is married to Rob and they enjoy exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
Most recently seen playing Angela in ITV’s The Job Lot, Jo Enright has starred alongside Steve Coogan in I’m Alan Partridge, with Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights and with Warwick Davis in Life’s Too Short. Her unique style of stand-up comedy led her to win the Chortle Award for Best Female Circuit Comic and the Best Female on the Jongleurs Comedy Circuit award.
Pastor Agu Irukwu is a former investment banker and partner in a law firm; who is now the Senior Pastor of Jesus house for all nations London, one of the largest churches in the United Kingdom. He oversees over 600 parishes in his capacity as the Chairman of the Executive Council of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, UK. He is the Chair of the organising committee of the Festival of Life, the largest prayer gathering of its kind in Europe with an attendance of over 45,000 people at each of its biannual programs. Pastor Agu is also a key member of the One People Commission of the Evangelical Alliance. A body set up to integrate black majority churches more fully into the Evangelical Alliance.
Pastor Kingsley Appiagyei is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Churches in London and Accra, and a former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. As an ardent philanthropist, he has led Trinity to establish a state-of-the art children’s centre and school in Elmina, Ghana – Hope Centre, aimed at providing a home for under-privileged children. He is also an Ambassador for Compassion UK, an organisation on the cutting edge of breaking the cycle of poverty worldwide, through child sponsorships. Very recently, led Trinity to complete Trinity’s new premises in Croydon. He is a pastor to pastors. Very passionate about the family, and hosts the very popular ‘Family Time’ show on ABN TV on the SKY platform. Pastor Kingsley’s deepest longing and prayer is to see revival return to the United Kingdom.
Sarah is a Pastor at Elim Life Church, North Birmingham and leads LiftUp, Elim’s national ministry for prayer. She loves to inspire people to life transforming prayer, prophecy and intercession; believing anything is possible when we hear the voice of God!
Sarah loves all things Jesus, all things chocolate and all things prayer!
Brian Heasley is the International Prayer Director for 24-7 Prayer, and also serves at Lambeth Palace as International Ecumenical Lead for “Thy Kingdom Come”, an initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
When she was 12, Dr Agbessi saw a woman burned with acid. At that moment she chose her career. She became Benin’s first ever plastic surgeon. She has worked onboard the Africa Mercy, as part of Mercy Ships mentoring programme; and is passionate about affordable, safe surgical care for all.
Ally is a volunteer Operations Director on board Mercy Ships floating hospital, the Africa Mercy. He is passionate about seeing the diseases of poverty eradicated. Mercy Ships is a pioneering medical charity, with a unique approach to solving the global crisis in surgical care.
Darren is passionate about releasing people to use their time and talents to serve the poor in Africa. Mercy Ships operates the world’s largest charity ‘floating hospital’. Mercy Ships works closely with African nations to leave a lasting legacy: training over 2,000 local medics and renovating hospitals and clinics.
Lloyd is the chief executive of Saltbox, a Christian charity based in Stoke-on-Trent. He is a widower, father to Holly, supports Stoke City FC and believes that God answers prayer!
Chloe is Lecturer in Practical Theology at London School of Theology. She teaches and writes about spiritual theology, leadership and preaching, and has also spent ten years leading a church.
Hedva has been involved in Musalaha Reconciliation Ministries for over 10 years and believes in the necessary and just treatment of all human beings. In November 2011, she began working for Musalaha as the Women’s Department Project Manager. Today she serves as the Projects Manager. It is her pleasure to coordinate meetings and training sessions for Israeli and Palestinian women who have committed to finding common ground and loving relationships whilst living in a country so moved by violence, segregation and hatred.
Helen is the UK Director of Heartcry for Change and has been part of the itinerant ministry team for over ten years. She is half Egyptian and half English and loves the privilege of training and equipping the Church.
Sarah McDonald is Associate Vicar at Hope Church Islington and leader of the Nags Head Church Community a church plant that meets in Costa Coffee.
Jane Holloway has been the National Prayer Director of World Prayer Centre Birmingham for past 12 years – mobilising and networking with leaders, churches and networks across the British Isles with a particular emphasis on prayer and mission.
Carla Harding is the National Director for 24-7 Prayer Great Britain. Her life was hijacked by God in 1999 during a two hour stint in the first 24-7 Prayer Room. Carla lives in Chichester, UK with her husband Steve and their two children. She loves prayer and worship, friends and food, a well told story, international adventures and a challenge to get her teeth into.
Laura is the church resources director at Youth for Christ. She lives in Halesowen with her husband Andy, where they are part of Lifecentral Church. Laura and Andy regularly lead the youth work at Spring Harvest.
Anna serves as vice-president and Professor of Theology, Culture and Ethics at Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia Canada. She was previously on faculty of the London School of Theology for 12 years.
Pete is a best-selling author, Senior Pastor of Emmaus Rd Church in Surrey and bewildered instigator of the 24-7 Prayer movement which has reached more than half the nations on earth.
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.
Sam is the student worker for Ivy Church Manchester. He is passionate about seeing students and young people live lives fully devoted to Jesus. He also loves gardening and studying theology.
Phil Togwell and his family live in Whitley Bay. Having served as 24-7 Prayer’s UK director for 7 years, Phil now leads the Prayer Spaces in Schools teams and the Diocese of Durham’s Prayer Project.
We play a part in seeing the Church raise up and take its pace into many communities. We inspire people to get on the front foot for Jesus. Our family team is Jo, Hudson & Smith and we love this adventurous life for him.
Emma is passionate about creative communication, people and the persecuted church.
Clare serves in leadership in a Baptist Church. She’s involved in developing prayer and healing opportunities and ministries, in teaching youth and adults and in organising pilgrimages to Israel.
Shaun Lambert is a Baptist Minister and trained counsellor. He is married with two children. He is an author and currently doing a PhD project at London School of Theology.
Debra is the founding Director of ROC, the community engagement charity. She is married with 4 grown up children. Debra is the author of 3 books.
Philippa brings a unique blend of inspiring original songs, testimony of her journey through faith and the rare ability to engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Philippa has travelled the world encouraging people through her music and charity work, carrying her evangelical message to audiences on tours with Lionel Richie, Little Mix and Collabro to name a few.
Celia is the Founder and President of the Rehoboth Foundation. She runs a Mentoring Network for Leaders and a Development Forum for Young and Emerging Leaders. Celia has been listed as one of the top ten most influential black Christian women in the UK and speaks all over the world.
Liz is the Archdeacon of Hackney and Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen. She was born in North London, read theology at Birmingham University and has two Masters degrees. She is also an associate at Westminster Abbey, a Fellow at Ridley Hall and a member of the Archbishops’ Task Group on Evangelism.
Director at Mercy Ships, Lea is passionate about seeing the Church help eradicate diseases in West Africa that impact over 17 million people every year. Mercy Ships runs the world’s largest charity hospital ship training over 2,000 local medics and helping over 15,000 patients annually through an incredible volunteer crew.
Deep in the heart of the jungle, Michael and his team are on yet another adventure. Rumour has it that a new King has arrived, and with him a Kingdom that looks so different that it seems back-to-front and upside-down. But where is this kingdom? Will their Bible-map help them find it? Can anyone become part of the Kingdom?
Join Michael and his raggle-taggle band of explorers as they go on a musical adventure through the gospels to discover… the Topsy Turvy Kingdom!
This year has seen amazing acceleration for the Harrogate based Paul Mirfin Band following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Ancient Roads’ in July 2018. The title track was selected as track of the week on BBC Introducing, Premier and UCB preceding their tour of California where they played on the main stage at Joshua Fest with Crowder and Lecrae. Their sound brings a Yorkshire slant to the Americana music scene with influences such as Johnny Cash, Mumford & Sons and David Crowder. Layered with arresting harmonies this band have created a progressive range of sounds from the emotive ‘Trust in the Silence’ to blues rock beats of ‘The Fighter’, which has an award winning music video.
With a background working on the railways and childhood years in Sheffield, Paul’s melodies and lyrics are full of Yorkshire grit and honest accounts of his walk as he grows to know the Holy Spirit.
Paul is a URC minister, Director of the Dunamis Fellowship in Britain & Ireland, and loves helping people grow in their understanding and experience of co-operating with the Holy Spirit.
The Rainbow Fish
Riverside Performing Arts present The Rainbow Fish. A modern classic, renowned worldwide, The Rainbow Fish has a universal message of sharing and making friends. The show promises to delight audiences with song, storytelling, interaction and an innovative set design using recycled plastic!
Event Leadership Team for Children and All-age: Alan is a children’s champion, foster carer and adoption advocate. Alan leads the Global Children’s Forum, international partnering community working with Scripture Union and many other mission agencies. He is husband to Claire and they have four children, birth and adopted, plus various foster children over the years. Alan is also the chair of Home For Good.
Arianna Walker is an international speaker, an author and CEO of Mercy UK – a Christian charity committed to educating leaders, equipping individuals and empowering churches. Using real life stories and anecdotes, Arianna’s message of hope and transformation inspires Christians from all walks of life to live free and stay free.
All-age Celebration Leaders: Steve and Bekah are from Littlehampton in West Sussex. Steve’s been on the road for 31 years as an evangelist, using magic and comedy to communicate the gospel, as well as authoring 15 books and founding and running Sorted Magazine. Bekah is director of mission at Maybridge Community Church in Worthing and editor of Liberti magazine. Together they have a blended family of five girls.
Springs is a professional dance company based in London. They bring joy, hope and wholeness to the world of professional theatre and dance, and help churches grow, serve and motivate their community through performances, workshops and training courses.
Phil has been director of the Scargill Movement since it began its ministry in 2010. Before coming to Scargill he was an Anglican Minister for 22 years in inner-city London. Phil is married with 4 grown-up children, blessed with 5 grandchildren and supports Spurs!
All-age Celebration Leaders: Nick & Becky Drake lead a songwriting and resourcing ministry for all ages called Worship For Everyone. They have been leading worship for many years and are currently based at Gas Street Church, Birmingham. Their own four children keep them busy and are the reason why you’ll always see them holding coffee.
Kate is an abstract artist from Cambridge and sees painting as ‘singing with colour’. She believes that colour has a whole language of its own, telling stories that communicate things of heaven, revealing grace in fresh ways. Kate is passionate about enabling people to engage with God through their creativity.
Lynne’s a full-time artist from Hampshire, running classes and workshops and painting diverse commissions. She loves creating ‘Big Pictures’ at events like Spring Harvest, Creation Fest, and other festivals and retreats, using her art to share her faith, as part of worship and to help people understand truths about God.
Rob is a freelance performer, writer, composer and presenter. He completed a masters degree after graduating with a BA (Hons) in theology and performing arts from Regents Theological College, he went on to co-found 4Front Theatre with his wife Nat. He has also worked with other companies including Riding Lights, Searchlight and NGM.
4front is a charity that aims to produce shows and performances that are entertaining and thought-provoking for people of all ages. We tour faith-oriented productions around churches, theatres and schools. Yet ultimately we exist to create theatre that puts faith at the 4Front.
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.
Joe has become part of the Spring Harvest furniture having hosted many late night shows, the Big Start for the last 5 years and worked on youth & children’s teams. Joe is delighted to be hosting late nights again at Minehead 1, and hosting the Big Start at Minehead 2. He will also be performing his spoken word poems with his first ever poetry book. He works professionally as a performer, and event and on screen presenter.
Becky manages the Kitchen Table Project at Care for the Family, helping Christian parents inspire a faith that lasts in their children. She is married with two lively young boys.
Benedict lives in the East End of London with his family where he serves a church plant.
Kees is a worship leader, song writer and the lead pastor of a fast growing church in The Netherlands, Mozaiek0318. He also leads Mozaiek Worship, an initiative that trains and equips (young) worship leaders to serve their local church. Kees is married to Nicole and has 3 daughters.
Sam Blake is the Music and Worship Director at Ealing Christian Centre, a vibrant, thriving, multi-ethnic Elim Church in West London.
Join worship leader and song writer Pete James. He’ll be performing an acoustic set of his own worship material, along with songs he has written under the artist name Throwback Kid. His songs have featured on BBC radio, Songs of Praise, TBN and many event albums.
Andy Frost is the director of Share Jesus International and part of the Care for the Family speaking team. He has been heavily involved in launching the Kitchen Table Project, helping inspire faith in the home.
Andy Bannister is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, an evangelism and training organisation based in Scotland. Andy speaks regularly in a wide range of settings, from universities to pubs and coffee shops, churches to schools, to TV and radio, helping explain how the Christian faith is as relevant today as ever.
Paul has been Bishop of Durham since 2014, previously Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, and Southampton. He is a member of the House of Lords. He visits Rwanda, Lesotho and Burundi regularly. He represents the bishops in matters affecting children, welfare and refugees.
Abby is a writer and performer who has worked in a wide variety of Christian and secular environments. She also helps put Spring Harvest together whilst juggling with her little boys.
Bread of Life is a deeply moving production of movement, story and music. Inspired by the first Easter, yet set today, the show is a stirring response to the invitation ‘Come and eat’. Bursting with life, human relationship and struggle and exploding with joy, this show is a feast for all.
Spend an evening with Rob Parsons as he unpacks life lessons he has learnt from old and young alike, plus a few he has learnt the hard way! With a heart-warming combination of inspiring stories and light-hearted moments, any minute of this evening might just change your life – because you don’t always have to learn the hard way.
Adrian Plass has been writing and performing for over 30 years, appearing in every kind of venue worldwide you can imagine and some you probably can’t. His best known book, The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, published when he was 37 3/4, has sold well over a million copies. His latest book, a novel, Shadow Doctor, The Past Awaits, was completed last year shortly after he became biblically dead. Adrian, joined by his wife Bridget, will be presenting his usual mixture of stories, sketches and poetry. Lots of laughs, perhaps even a few tears. Adrian often comments that Christianity is far too serious to be laughed about.
Matt lectures and writes in historical theology at LST, having previously served as a missionary in Belarus and Austria. He lives in Watford with his wife and two daughters.
Join 4Front for an hour of entertainment; sketches, song, games and a whole lot of fun!
4Front Theatre return to Spring Harvest this year with a host of new material, new sketches, new songs, and plenty of new fun. Comedy, audience participation, maybe even an improvised song, So On & So 4th guarantees to put a smile on your face, fun for all the family. We still have characters left on this description, so here’s a bear: ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Ukulele-Hiphop-Musical-Comedy. Imagine if Morecambe & Wise, The Beastie Boys and Ed Sheeran all met in a traditional English Cafe for a cuppa – What would they talk about? Aldi? Conkers? Gingers? Cups of Tea? Pretty much sums up Edi & his performances!
A seasoned singer/songwriter, constantly on tour, exploring honesty in worship and hope in a messy world. Rob Halligan is an award winning recording artist with a powerful testimony.
Worship Leaders: The UP Project came together from a desire to seek a fresh style of corporate worship. The collective set out to develop an edgy, urban sound and provide a spiritually engaging and freeing experience. Expect a high energy worship experience, intent on partying with God. You will dance, you will sing, you will jump as we give it all to him!
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.
Follower of Jesus. Husband, father, pastor, preacher, writer, advocat. Seeking to connect faith to life in every sphere. Lead Dundonald Elim Church. Chair Elim’s Ethics and Public Theology Task Force. Theologian-in-Residence for Spring Harvest and Essential Christian. Advise various charities, churches and statutory agencies
Yemi leads the Evangelical Alliance’s One People Commission, a group of key national church leaders across ethnic backgrounds which celebrates diversity while promoting unity. He’s also Associate Director for HOPE and a global ambassador for Compassion UK, amongst other things.
Children’s and All-age Event Leadership Team: Andy works for the Diocese of Winchester as their Children’s and Family Advisor and has been involved in children’s and family ministry for 30 years. With his wife Claire, he has written a book that explores how all ages learn (and can worship) together, and he is looking forward to being part of the team at Minehead 1.
From a life of brokenness to encountering the amazing love of God, Amy seeks to bring hope through her original songs and story! Her country/pop debut album was released in 2014, followed by a tour ‘The Journey’ where she travelled place to place with her guitar and suitcase filled with message-in-a-bottle style postcards which she gave to her listeners. Amy and her husband travel with Youth With A Mission, sharing presentations on worldview, grace and the Kingdom of God. Amy is set to release her inspiring new album ‘Echoes of the Kingdom’ later this year.
Top class music & comedy – with lots of new material and an opportunity to sing along with some of the new hymns. Jonathan’s mix of superb singing and riotous anecdotes is enthralling, engaging and inspiring. He draws you in and before long you feel as if he is speaking just to you.
Come and join Duggie Dug Dug (Doug Horley) and his team for an action packed family Praise Party full of high energy action songs, quieter sign language songs and masses of fun! With a fabulous mixture of new songs and family favourites, this is definitely one not to be missed!
Singer/songwriter Paul Bell is a regular performer at Spring Harvest and other large UK Christian events. With a unique mix of fun, thought provoking songwriting and musicianship, Paul seeks to entertain, encourage and inspire. Paul’s fifth album, “First Light”, is a mature and emotionally resonant collection of hope-filled songs, recorded in Sweden in 2018.
Patrick Regan OBE is the founder and CEO of Kintsugi Hope, a charity which aims to create safe and supportive spaces for those suffering from emotional and mental health challenges. It is following a series of personal trials and ill health affecting Patrick and his family that he decided to step down from his previous role of CEO at XLP, another charity supporting young people, to create Kintsugi Hope.
Patrick has travelled to over thirty countries working with and on behalf of the poorest communities and is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of poverty and justice. He received the Mayor of London Peace Award in 2010 for his valuable contribution towards peace and justice and was also awarded an OBE from her Majesty the Queen for services to young people.
Patrick is a passionate communicator and equally at home on the main stage at major UK political party conferences, engaging in robust debates in the media, connecting with business and community leaders, speaking to inmates in a maximum security prison or gang leaders in Jamaica.
He is the author of five books. In this latest book, “Honesty Over Silence”, Patrick opens his heart on very personal issues, while exploring the importance of holding onto our faith and God in challenging times.
Paul is the leader of New Generation Church in south-east London and serves on the leadership team of Pioneer. Paul is passionate about the local church and has founded a new free school, Hope Community School, in Sidcup. He is a husband, dad and qualified chef.
Jo joined the Evangelical Alliance in September 2017, having previously worked with a number of Christian charities, including Share Jesus, Release International and Bible Society. Jo teaches and preaches regularly on communications, conflict, whole-life discipleship, mission and leadership. Jo lives in London with husband Andy and their two girls.
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 Calver is a Baptist minister, author and speaker. Anne is passionate about Word and Spirit and seeing Jesus transform lives and release people’s potential. She is married to Gavin and has two children.
Philip is part of the National Speaking Team for Care for the Family. He and his wife head up Woodlands Metro, a rapidly growing church of millennials in Bristol.
Event Leadership Team for Children and All-age: Nick has worked to helped churches in their children, family and safeguarding work for over 25 years, and now works independently providing support, training and consultation. As well as also writing books and resources, Nick is a magistrate, CofE Lay Minister, and elected member of the General Synod. He has two adult sons, one daughter in law, and his wife Clare is headteacher of a large primary school.
Over 4,500 shows, 1.5 million miles, 23 countries and six penalty points. 2019 sees Steve return to Spring Harvest with his one-man show that he has been playing to audiences for the last 31 years. Come and join an evening of family friendly tricks and laughs. You’ll be glad you did.
Something Old, Something New
Award-winning comedian/writer (Miranda/Top Gear) returns……with a crowd sourced setlist. Want Christmas poetry? American Pible? The shark joke? Tweet @paulkerensa to delve into his ‘Osteopath Argos’ (his back catalogue) – or request bespoke jokes on any subject! Tweet up till showtime, adding #PKSomethingOld or #PKSomethingNew (nothing borrowed, nothing blue…..)
Come and enjoy Ishmael’s BIG Celebration concert. 50 years on the road, 70 years on the earth, lots of funny and fantastic songs, lots of simple and sing-a-long songs, and most important……lots of thanking God!
Ishmael will also be involved in the Ruby Celebration in Minehead and Skegness – celebrating 40 years of Spring Harvest!
Sarah works for The Message Trust training and equipping young adults in mission and evangelism with creative arts. Before that she worked for Youth For Christ for 7 years. She has had the privilege of being involved with Sprig Harvest for many years. She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus and enabling others to do so.
All-age Celebration Leaders: Youth for Christ’s All-In team will be leading these daily celebrations which are designed for anyone to come along! We will be worshipping God and spending time in smaller groups where we can really get stuck in to what it means to be households who are UNLIMITED in their prayers.
Rob is the founder of national charity Care for the Family. An international speaker and best-selling author, Rob is married to Dianne – they have two children and five grandchildren.
Lisa is lead minister at Skipton Baptist Church and her main passion is making the Bible come alive and be real to people. She is a member of the Spring Harvest Planning Group. Lisa is married to Mike and they have 2 teenagers.
Director of Gather and Movement Day UK, supporting over 130 cities and towns working in unity to see spiritual, social and cultural transformation. Former Senior Pastor Altrincham Baptist Church.
Steve, alongside his wife Esther, is the senior leader at All Nations church, a vibrant, multi-cultural, multi-campus church based in Wolverhampton.
Steve’s call is to see the church rise up and become all it can be as the bride of Christ.
Martin is senior minister of Rising Brook Baptist Church in Stafford. The church’s emphasis on mission as social action which has led to community projects being established, and ongoing cross cultural mission overseas. Martin also supports Christians in the arts through leadership and teaching.
Sim is the senior leader of Freedom Church, Romsey. He loves the local church and is passionate about churches going to the next level, making a real difference in their communities. Sim is married to Lottie with four children.
Anthony leads Ivy Church, a movement gathering in several public venues across Manchester. Anthony’s books include ‘Rough Diamonds’, ‘The B.E.S.T. Marriage’, and ‘Work It Out’. His teaching is broadcast on UCB Radio, BBC Radio and on TBN UK.
At Westminster Theological Centre, Anthony lectures on church planting leadership. He also leads NewThing in western Europe which aims to train and deploy apostolic leaders and church planters. Anthony also founded LAUNCH, drawing together hundreds of church & network leaders from across the globe to multiply disciples, leaders, churches and movements.
Tarn is a seasoned leader, speaker and author. She runs her own consultancy company focusing on supporting charities in their governance, leadership and executive coaching.
Pete chairs Essential Christian, the parent company of Spring Harvest. His day job is as Bishop of Willesden and Acting Bishop of Stepney.
Gavin has been announced as the new CEO of the Evangelical Alliance. He is passionate about seeing the local Church fulfil its calling to take the gospel of Jesus into every community. A theology graduate, ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, he is also Chair of the Spring Harvest planning group.
Cris took on the leadership of an Anglican church which had shrunk to seven people and is situated in one of the toughest estates in London. Cris and his family moved to Tower Hamlets with the desire of restarting the church.
Lou is an internationally known worship leader, five albums in to a firmly-established ministry. She is known for her prophetic edge, distinctive voice, and unwavering energy to see lives changed through the power of the gospel in music and word. She is married to Nathan and they have 3 children.