Speakers

Jonathan Lamb

Jonathan is a writer and teacher, travelling internationally as a minister-at-large for Keswick Ministries, a Vice President for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, and a training facilitator for Langham Preaching.

Andrew Sach

Andrew serves part time at Grace Church Greenwich, and part time as a tutor on the Cornhill Training Course. He is co-author of the Dig Deeper books, and is currently making a series of films for digdeeper.tools, a new resources website. He has a background in science that began with an explosives factory in his parents’ garage and ended with a PhD on why two ears are better than one. He has eight godchildren.

Felix Aremo

Felix works as part of the training and mentoring team at London City Mission. He is passionate about encouraging and equipping churches to reflect God’s faithful love and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with their neighbours, especially those with no Christian friends.

Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones is senior editor at The Good Book Company and author of several books including A Brief Theology of Periods (Yes, Really), Is This It? and five titles in the Five Things to Pray series. She’s passionate about exploring how the Bible helps us to be more whole-hearted in our walk with Jesus in our 20s and beyond. She lives in south west London and loves being a member of Chessington Evangelical Church.

Inonge Siluka

Inonge is originally from Zambia and has now lived in Scotland for half her life. She works full time for a Cancer charity, and when she is not at work, she enjoys playing and watching sport. Inonge is a member of Greenview Church in Glasgow where she serves in the youth ministry. She is passionate about evangelism and theology and has a blog aimed at encouraging women and girls in their evangelism and faith: www.overflowchat.com

Adrian and Celia Reynolds

Adrian and Celia Reynolds have been married for 30 years. They have three daughters, two of whom are married, and three grandchildren. Adrian serves as associate national director for The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and also as one of the leaders of Christchurch Harborough. Celia works in the home and part time as the women’s worker at church. They have written several books on marriage and sexual intimacy.

David and Maura Baldwin

David was born in the Berkshire countryside. After graduating from Belfast Bible College David, his wife Maura and their four kids lived and worked in Ethiopia for 11 years as part of SIM. Since returning from Africa, they have served in two churches in Reading, founded a charity (2:19), and are now involved in a cross-cultural church revitalization in Birmingham. David also lecturers in missions and cross-cultural engagement at Oak Hill College. When relaxing, David likes tennis, football, and walking. Maura was born in the Middle East. Already a qualified nurse, Maura retrained as a TESOL teacher and was instantly wowed by the colourful creativity needed to teach English. When the family returned from Ethiopia in 2007, Maura and her husband worked as international workers in their sending church in Reading. Out of this the charity 2:19 was born. Maura’s happiest hours are spent with her family. She loves fast cars and sitting in a hot tub when it snows.

Jason Roach

Jason is senior pastor of The Bridge Battersea, an intentionally multi-cultural church plant on a housing estate in Battersea. He also serves as advisor to the Bishop of London. A former medical doctor, he is married to Rachel and they have four children. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd he produced a round-table discussion on the issue of race called One for the Church of England Evangelical Council.

Andy Robinson

I am one of the pastors at Woodstock Road Baptist Church in Oxford, work with Living Out as they speak into issues of faith and sexuality, and teach on the South Central Ministry Training Course. I am very conscious of my own weakness as I do that – and am kept going by the reminder that God uses jars of clay. I am passionate about encouraging other weak leaders to persevere in that same truth.

Helen Thorne

Helen Thorne is the director of training and resources at Biblical Counselling UK. She is an experienced speaker, biblical counsellor and author whose recent books include Hope In An Anxious World, Real Change and Walking With Domestic Abuse Sufferers. But she’s also someone who finds life hard and knows what a massive difference Jesus makes to the messiness of life. Helen attends Dundonald Church in Raynes Park and, in her spare time, enjoys large quantities of Korean food.

Dan Strange

Dan is currently director at Oak Hill College where he lectures in culture, religion, and public theology. This summer he will take up a position as director of a new Centre for Cultural Engagement and Mission as part of Crosslands Training. Dan is married to Elly, has seven children, and is an elder as East Finchley Baptist Church. He is passionate about helping disciples apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.

Rico Tice

Rico Tice is the senior minister (evangelism) at All Souls, Langham Place in London. Joining in 1994, his main role is to help those enquiring about the Christian faith. He has developed the Christianity Explored course, which introduces people to Jesus through studying the Gospel of Mark, and in March published Faithful Leaders. Other than rugby, Rico’s hobbies include playing golf. He is married to Lucy and they have three young children who love Keswick.

Sharon Hastings

Sharon is a doctor who became a writer after psychosis prevented her from practising clinically.  The schizoaffective disorder which emerged at medical school affects her profoundly, but her faith is central to the recovery which she is now making. Her passion is helping Christians living with mental illness to realise that they are not alone, and equipping those who walk alongside.  She is the author of Wrestling With My Thoughts and enjoys the outdoors and being a wife and mum.

Matthew Skirton

After more than 20 years of pioneering OM’s work in Moldova, Matthew, together with his wife Helen and five children, returned to the UK and now serves as CEO for OM in the UK. He loves to spend time with family, preach, and play or watch football.  Matthew is passionate about seeing people mobilised to engage in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, especially with people in places where the love of God is least known.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith is passionate about everyone hearing God’s Gospel in their lifetime. In 2006, Steve and his wife Gwyn served full time in Uganda where he taught at the Kampala Evangelical School of Theology as well as undertaking rural and urban evangelism and discipleship ministries. He was then called to serve as the founding pastor of Grace Church in Worcester Park, London. As UK Director for Serving In Mission (SIM UK), Steve is committed to strengthening churches in intercultural mission.

Andy Prime

Andy is pastor of Gracemount Community Church in Edinburgh, and part of the 20schemes network of churches. He’s married to Sarah, and they have a son called Reuben and a dog called Sanka.

Rico Villanueva

Rico Villanueva finished his PhD in Old Testament from Trinity College, Bristol, United Kingdom. He serves as Regional Commissioning Editor for Langham Publications and Scholar Care Coordinator for current Langham scholars in Asia. He is author of several books, including It’s OK to be NOT OK and commentaries on the book of Psalms and Lamentations – all published by Langham.

Sonia Crossley

Sonia lives in Sheffield. She is married to Jim and has four children. Over the years, she has been a junior doctor specialising in psychiatry, a stay-at-home mum, a pastoral worker and a biblical counsellor (not all at the same time!). She currently supervises and supports other biblical counsellors in the North, striving together to see the glorious truths we believe about Jesus radically transform the way we live in the ups and downs of everyday life.

Efrem Buckle

Efrem is a founding planter and pastor of almost 20 years at ecclesia in Lewisham, SE London. He has also worked for the past five years as training manager at London City Mission, where he has now transitioned to become director of training and mentoring. He has received most helpful equipping through studies at Oak Hill, and on the Urban Ministry Program, by UrbanMinistries.org.uk. Efrem is married and has two adult children and one grandchild.

Jeremy McQuoid

Jeremy McQuoid is teaching pastor at Deeside Christian Fellowship, an independent evangelical church in Aberdeen. He is the current chair of trustees for Keswick Ministries. Jeremy is passionate about training younger leaders, and is a trustee of the Pathways network, seeking to encourage more people into Gospel work in Scotland. He has authored several books, including The Amazing Cross, in the Keswick Foundations series, which he wrote with his wife Elizabeth, the commissioning editor at Keswick Ministries.

Matthew & Karen Sleeman

Matthew and Karen Sleeman have five children and live in north London. Matthew is a Keswick Ministries trustee, and is a lecturer and acting vice-principal at Oak Hill Theological College, where he teaches biblical studies and practical Christian living. Karen works as pastoral associate for families at Christ Church Cockfosters, with a special concern for children with additional needs. She is presently working towards a MSc in child and adolescent mental health, and is a biblical counsellor.

James Robson

Before leading Keswick Ministries, James was involved in the training of church leaders for nearly 20 years, helping with their formation and teaching them the Old Testament. He taught for 10 years at Oak Hill College, and then for seven years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he was senior tutor and part of the senior management team. 

Bob White

Bob White FRS is Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Cambridge University and Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. His passion is showing that science and Christian faith are two ways of looking at the world which give a richer and deeper view of it than either on their own. He is thrilled that as a geologist he has been paid to study God’s creation throughout his professional career. He currently works on volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

Tim Chester

Tim Chester is a faculty member of Crosslands Training, a member of the Keswick Ministries council and an author.

Martin Salter

Martin is married to Sarah and they have three children aged between 15 and nine. We love Keswick and have been serving at the Convention for almost 20 years. I’m currently lead pastor at Grace Community Church, Bedford.

Andrew Ollerton

Dr Andrew Ollerton is a pastor with experience of leading churches and a theologian who makes complex ideas simple. Andrew is author of The Bible Course, a popular and accessible way into the Bible. He works with Bible Society and is involved in writing, lecturing and speaking in the UK and overseas. Andrew loves watching rugby, climbing mountains and falling asleep reading books. He is married to Charlotte and they have three children, two fish and one pet snake.

Alasdair Paine

Alasdair is Vicar of St Andrew the Great – serving the same parish where he first heard the good news explained, as a student. He was previously in ministry in Bournemouth and Exeter.  He’s married to Rachel and they have three grown-up children.  He is involved in the leadership of the Keswick Convention and is author of The First Chapters of Everything, a book introducing Genesis 1-4.  In his spare time he heads for the mountains.

Gavin Calver

Gavin Calver is the CEO of the Evangelical Alliance. He has a burning passion to see the church working together to share the Gospel throughout the UK. He is an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and author of six books. He is married to Anne and they have two children, Amelie and Daniel. He loves new challenges, is a passionate AFC Wimbledon supporter and was part of the team that broke the world record for the longest five-a-side football match.

Paul Mallard

Since being called to the pastoral ministry in 1982, Paul has served as pastor of churches in Chippenham and Worcester. For four years he was part of a pastoral team in a church in Birmingham while being engaged in itinerant ministry throughout the UK. He is the pastor of Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath. Paul is married to Edrie and they have four children and five grandchildren.  He is a life-time supporter of West Bromwich Albion.

Pete Nicholas

Pete Nicholas is co-minister in charge of Inspire Saint James Clerkenwell which started out as Inspire, a church plant, in 2013 before merging with the parish church of Saint James in 2018. Pete has authored Virtually Human: Flourishing in a Digital Age and Five Things to Pray for Your City, and he is particularly passionate about helping those who don’t know Christ to see the enduring importance and relevance of the Gospel for their lives.

Mark Meynell

Mark Meynell is Langham Preaching’s Europe and Caribbean director and is married to Rachel, with two children, Joshua, 20, and Zanna, 18. He has served in local churches in Oxford, Sheffield and London, been a chaplain to HM Treasury and Cabinet Office in Whitehall, and taught in a Bible College in Kampala, Uganda. He is passionate about connecting Sunday with Monday and has written eight books. He is now working on his first novel, set in Cold War Germany.