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Steve CliffordSteve Clifford, general director

Steve has been general director of the Evangelical Alliance since April 2009. He is chair of HOPE Together and has previously been international chair of March for Jesus and chair of the leadership team for Soul Survivor. Steve continues to give advice and support to churches and has worked in a variety of church roles, including many among the Pioneer network of churches. Currently, he is a member of the leadership team at his local church.

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Gav CalverGavin Calver, director of mission

Gavin has a burning passion to see the gospel reach every person in the UK. He was formerly the national director of Youth for Christ, is an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored four books. Gavin 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.


Fred DrummondFred Drummond, director of prayer and Scotland

Fred has been an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland for 20 years. He has led both traditional and new churches and has a postgraduate degree in missional leadership and diploma in pastoral theology. Fred is passionate about storytelling, the power of prayer, the gospel and unity for extending the Kingdom of God. He is an author and writer and has led conferences on new church in various countries. Fred seeks to give focus to the prayer support that is so vital to the work of the Alliance.



Jo comes to the Alliance from a background in communications consultancy, having worked with businesses and organisations on developing communications strategies and brand support.Her role has involved helping organisations understand and connect with their audience to achieve their objectives; key clients have included Bible Society and the Lumo Project.


Elfed GoddingElfed Godding, director of coalitions and Wales

Elfed has served as the national director for Evangelical Alliance Wales since 1999. A graduate of Moorlands Christian College and the Nazarene Theological College, Elfed pastored two churches over 18 years in Bournemouth and Oswestry. As part of his current role he leads Alliance coalitions, including Gweini, the Cymru Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and Wales' New Generation Leaders. He is also a vice-president of Tearfund. Elfed has travelled extensively throughout Wales communicating the vision and mission of the Welsh Alliance.

Emrys JonesEmrys Jones, director of finance & operations

Emrys is a Chartered Engineer and business graduate having held a number of senior management positions in blue-chip, hi-tech, international businesses. Following a God-directed career transition he took on the role of director of operations with Care for the Family, an Alliance member organisation, eight years ago. He has been a trustee of other Christian charities and is a member of his local church, part of the Salt & Light family, and lives in rural Leicestershire.


Dave LandrumDave Landrum, director of advocacy

Dr Dave Landrum has been our director of advocacy since June 2011, when he joined the Evangelical Alliance from his previous role as parliamentary officer for the Bible Society. He has a first-class degree in contemporary politics and urban policy studies and a doctorate in politics and policy process in education. Well-respected in parliament, Dave's passion is to see Christianity making an impact on society by being at the centre of political, cultural and economic life.


Peter LynasPeter Lynas, Director of Northern Ireland

Peter is passionate about faith in the public square and in the workplace. He leads the team at Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland. Peter worked as a barrister in Belfast for five years, before completing his M Div at Regent College in Vancouver where he serves on the Board. He is a regular commentator in the media and has taught at Westminster Theological Centre and Belfast Bible College. He is married to Rose, has two daughters, loves running and hates fish.


Other key staff

Simon McCrossanSimon McCrossan, Head of public policy

Simon is Head of Public Policy for the Evangelical Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, he was in full time practice as a barrister with specialisms in personal injury and employment law. Simon holds a specialist LL.M in employment law and is focused upon issues of religious liberty. Before he was called to the Bar, Simon worked as a teacher in secondary education (11-18). Moreover, he is also an experienced law lecturer having tutored both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  He enjoys most sports and walking in the country.

Yemi AdedejiRev Yemi Adedeji, One People Commission

Yemi Adedeji is part of the One People Commission, a group of key national church leaders across ethnic backgrounds which celebrates diversity while promoting unity. He is associate director for HOPE, a global ambassador for Compassion UK and strategic adviser for many church leaders across UK. Yemi is also closely involved with Jesus House London, a dynamic and entrepreneurial church/social enterprise charity operating locally in north London and part of the worldwide network of Redeemed Christian Church of God.


Nicky WNicky Waters, Head of Giving

Nicky joined the Alliance in October 2013, having worked for two years for UCCF: The Christian Unions in the fundraising team. She studied Philosophy and Theology at Oxford University, which nurtured a passion for persuasive writing. In her work as head of giving, Nicky manages the Giving Team of five, prepares the Alliance's fundraising strategy, writes appeals, trust applications, and legacy communications, and enjoys getting to know our Key Supporters. Nicky loves reading and telling stories - ideal for fundraising!

Sue WilmotSue Wilmot, head of supporter relations

Sue joined the Alliance as head of supporter relations in September 2013, having worked for 10 years with Bible Society, where she was involved in developing their major donor programme. She read classics at Cambridge University, and her strapline could be tempus fugit as she tries to cram twice as much into her day as she should! She loves enabling our key supporters to experience the joy of giving, directing them to programmes that fit with their own interests. She is married to Jonathan, an Anglican vicar, and is a lay minister herself. They have three adult sons.

Manoj RaithathaManoj Raithatha, national coordinator, South Asian Forum

Manoj began his career as a teacher before turning to writing, including a Bafta award-winning children's TV series My Life as a Popat. In 2003, Manoj turned his hand to business and set up a property company. But ultimately it was the ill health of Manoj’s two year old son in 2008 which was to prove the biggest turning point in his life. Christian friends set up a prayer vigil, his son was healed and within days Manoj, a born and raised Hindu, gave his life to serve Jesus. Today, Manoj heads up the South Asian Forum (SAF), a grouping within the Evangelical Alliance set up to provide a forum for South Asian Christians in the UK to encourage, support and equip each other for mission, and to represent their concerns to government, media and the wider Church. Manoj also runs Instant Apostle publishing house.

Danny WebsterDanny Webster, advocacy & media manager

Danny joined the Alliance in 2008 and has held a range of roles in the advocacy team. He currently looks after media relations and oversees our advocacy programmes and projects including public leadership. Before working for the Alliance he worked in parliament for an MP and has degrees in politics and political philosophy. Danny is passionate about encouraging Christians to integrate their faith with all areas of their life, especially when it comes to helping them take on leadership outside the church. He frequently provides comment on current political issues, both in Alliance publications and to the press.


Kieran TurnerKieran Turner, public policy officer, Scotland

Kieran joined the Evangelical Alliance Scotland team in 2012.  Prior to this he worked for MSPs at the Scottish Parliament for three years with spells in both Edinburgh and Inverness.  Before this he spent a number of years working in youth and community work in the housing estates of his native Glasgow.  Kieran helps the Alliance connect with politicians in Holyrood and local government, connects with national and local media, and also provides support and encouragement to churches, organisations and individual Christians trying to engage with wider Scottish society.


David SmythDavid Smyth, public policy officer, Northern Ireland

David Smyth is public policy officer at the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland. Prior to taking up his post in December 2011, David trained as a solicitor in Portadown and practised in Newry. He has a keen interest in current affairs, politics and recent local history. David is passionate about how biblical values can better shape society for the wellbeing of everyone and seeing the church lead in the transformation of relationships in Northern Ireland.   

Lucy OLucy Olofinjana, unity programmes manager

Lucy joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2012. She has previously worked for the Salvation Army
and studied development and social anthropology at SOAS.
As unity programmes manager she coordinates a range of projects focusing on church unity and evangelism – encouraging churches to work together to see God's kingdom come across our villages, towns and cities. She is especially passionate about seeing unity amid ethnic diversity and enjoys being involved in our One People Commission, an exciting initiative bringing together key leaders from a wide range of church and ethnic backgrounds.


Roger SuttonRoger Sutton, director of GATHER

Roger Sutton is GATHER Director for the Alliance, formerly the Senior Pastor of Altrincham Baptist church and chair of the Reaching the Unchurched Network (RUN). Roger also has other roles; serving as an independent executive member for his borough in Trafford, linking the community to the statutory authorities and a wider preaching and writing ministry.