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Council

Meet the council of the Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance council is a group of women and men from across the evangelical spectrum who support the organisation in its work.

Council is made up of church leaders, heads of organisations and key influencers from across the evangelical community in the UK. Members meet twice a year to hear about and engage with the work of the Evangelical Alliance, as well as to explore the issues affecting the Christian world. 


  • Alistair Gregory: Newfrontiers
    Andy Frost: director, Share Jesus International
  • Arlene Small: barrister
  • Brian Harley: URC minister Shanklin and chairman GEAR
  • Chrisha Sathiyaraj: Bethany Faith Ministries; member of the One People Commission
  • Dave Richards: rector, St Paul’s and St George’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh
  • David Evans: territorial ecumenical officer, Salvation Army
  • David Hilborn: principal of St John’s College, Nottingham; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • David Hull: chair, Methodist Evangelicals Together and chaplain to Kingswood School Bath
  • David L’Herroux: chief executive, United Christian Broadcasters
  • Debby Wright: national director, Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland
  • Dipo Oluyomi: resident pastor, Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)
  • Donald Bolt: national overseer, New Testament Church of God; member of the One People Commission
  • Elaine Duncan: chief executive, Scottish Bible Society
  • Fiona Bruce MP: Conservative MP for Congleton
  • Fiona Michael: national communications manager, Tearfund Wales
  • Gordon Kennedy: minister, Craiglockhart Church Edinburgh, chair of Evangelical Alliance Scotland board
  • Graham Hutchinson: One Voice York
  • Graham Miller: chief servant, London City Mission
  • Heather Rayner: chartered accountant with charity expertise; member of the Evangelical Alliance finance committee, and director of Evangelical Alliance Developments Ltd
  • Hugh Palmer: rector, All Souls Langham Place
  • Jane Holloway: national prayer director, World Prayer Centre
  • John Coyne: patronage leadership specialist, Church Pastoral Aid Society; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • John Dunnett: general director, Church Pastoral Aid Society
  • John Kirkby CBE: founder, Christians Against Poverty
  • John Langlois OBE: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Guernsey; member of the World Evangelical Alliance council 
  • John Risbridger: minister, Above Bar Church and Southampton; Evangelical Alliance council chair-elect
  • John Robinson: Lingua Christi
  • Kay Morgan-Gurr: chair, Children Matter; co-founder Additional Needs Alliance; Spring Harvest disability adviser 
  • Ken Clarke: mission director, SAMS Ireland and UK; retired Anglican bishop
  • Kofi Banful: senior pastor, Praise Christian Centre London; member of the One People Commission
  • Kola Bamigbade: regional pastor Redeemed Christian Church of God Scotland and senior pastor RCCG Inspiration House London
  • Lisa Pearce: chief of development and advocacy, Open Doors International
  • Lynn Green: general secretary, Baptist Union of Great Britain
  • Malcolm Duncan: lead pastor, Dundonald Elim Church; Spring Harvest board
  • Mike Royal: church engagement, Cinnamon Network
  • Ness Wilson: team leader, Open Heaven Church; chair of Loughborough Churches Partnership
  • Nims Obunge: chief executive, Peace Alliance; minister in charge, Freedom’s Ark Church; member of the One People Commission
  • Nola Leach: chief executive, CARE
  • Paul Butler: Bishop of Durham
  • Paul Coulter: lecturer, Belfast Bible College
  • Paul Woolley: deputy chief executive, Bible Society 
  • Peter Jeffrey: treasurer and member of the Evangelical Alliance Board, finance committee and director of Evangelical Alliance Developments Ltd
  • Peter Saunders: chief executive, Christian Medical Fellowship
  • Rachel Jordan-Wolf: mission and evangelism adviser, Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England
  • Rachel Phillips: research team leader, ComRes consultancy; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Rachel Westcott: people director of a national charity
  • Rob James: Baptist pastor, writer and broadcaster; church and media consultant for the Evangelical Alliance in Wales; 
  • Ruth Afolabi: founder of MAGNIFY; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Ruth Walker: business consultant; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Siew-Huat Ong: chair of Chinese Overseas Christian Mission; member of the One People commission 
  • Stephen Cave: chief ministry officer, Biblica; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Stephen Sutton: pastor, Coulby Newham Baptist Church, Middlesborough Unity Movement
  • Stephen Timms MP: Labour MP for East Ham
  • Steve James: rector, Holy Trinity Platt
  • Steve Uppal: senior pastor, All Nations Christian Centre, Wolverhampton; member of the One People Commission; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Tani Omideyi: senior pastor, Temple of Praise and Together for the Harvest steering group; member of the One People Commission; chair of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Tim Hastie-Smith: national director, Scripture Union; vicar, St Mary’s Bibury
  • Tim Rowlands: lead pastor, Festival Church Chester; town and county councillor; researcher for Darren Miller AM
  • Tracy Cotterell: managing director, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Wilton Powell OBE: Church of God of Prophecy; member of the One People Commission

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