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 Christians. 


  • Alistair Gregory: Newfrontiers
  • Arlene Small: barrister; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Brian Harley: URC minister Shanklin and chairman GEAR
  • Celia Apeagyei-Colins: founder and president of the Rehoboth Foundation
  • Chloe Swart: head, Alpha Wales; student Worker, Cornerstone Church; Evangelical Alliance board member
  • Chris Cartwright: general superintendent, Elim
  • Chrisha Sathiyaraj: Bethany Faith Ministries; member of the One People Commission; founder of The Life
  • Chrishani Hulugalle: Head of Foursquare GB & Ireland 
  • Dave Richards: rector, St Paul’s and St George’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh
  • David Evans: territorial ecumenical officer, Salvation Army
  • David Hilborn: principal of Moorlands College, chair of TAG, member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • David Hull: chair, Methodist Evangelicals Together; lead pastor of Freedom Church Bristol
  • David L’Herroux: chief executive, United Christian Broadcasters
  • Debby Wright: national director, Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland
  • Debra Green OBE: National Director & Founder of Redeeming Our Communities (ROC)
  • 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
  • Graham Hutchinson: One Voice York
  • Graham Miller: chief servant, London City Mission
  • Glyn Barrett: national leader, Assemblies of God
  • 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
  • James Aladiran: Founder and director, Prayer Storm 
  • Jake Isaac: Marketing manager, songwriter, musician
  • John Baxter-Brown: chief executive of Global Connections
  • 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 Southampton; Evangelical Alliance council chair, nominations committee chair, member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • John Robinson: Lingua Christi
  • Jude Cairns, chair of Leads, Love for Life
  • Kate Patterson: HTB Network, formation tutor at St. Mellitus Theological College; director of Gift of Blessing Trust
  • 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 Holmes: Lead Minister at Skipton Baptist Church and a Member of the Spring Harvest Planning Group
  • 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
  • Marcus Honeysett:, Founding Director, Living Leadership 
  • Mike Royal: co-chief executive, Cinnamon Network
  • Ness Wilson: team leader, Open Heaven Church, Loughborough; Pioneer Network UK Leader
  • Nims Obunge: chief executive, Peace Alliance; minister in charge, Freedom’s Ark Church; member of the One People Commission
  • Patrick Goh, head of HR and Overseas Development Institute and Evangelical Alliance board member
  • Paul Butler: Bishop of Durham
  • Paul Harcourt: head of New Wine England
  • Paul Williams: Bible Society England & Wales 
  • Peter Jeffrey: treasurer and member of the Evangelical Alliance Board, finance committee chair, and director of Evangelical Alliance Developments Ltd
  • Peter Saunders, CEO International Christian Medial & Dental Association
  • Rachel Jordan-Wolf: assistant director, Hope Together 
  • Rachel Phillips: research team leader, ComRes consultancy; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Rachel Westcott: people director of a national charity
  • Ruth Afolabi: founder of MAGNIFY; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Ruth Walker: business consultant; member of the Evangelical Alliance board
  • Sam Cueva: Iglesia Misionera Evangelica; member of the One People Commission
  • Sarah Powley, finance & risk director, World Vision UK, Finance Director at the Fostering Network, Evangelical Alliance Board Member
  • Sarah Yardley: Creation Fest UK and Tubestation in Polzeath 
  • Shantelle Richardson: head of communications at London City Mission; Church of God of Prophecy young adults network member
  • 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: Jubilate Group, church leader
  • Steve Uppal: senior pastor, All Nations Christian Centre, Wolverhampton; member of the One People Commission
  • 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 Morfin: founder and chief executive of Transforming Lives for Good (TLG)
  • Tim Roberts, senior minister at Wellspring Church
  • Tim Rowlands: senior pastor, Festival Church
  • 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
Nations

Northern Ireland

  • Jude Cairns: on the NI Exec, soon to be new chair of Leads Love for Life
  • David McClay: Col Bishop, head of New Wine Ireland and also on Gafcon

Scotland

  • Ian Wills: pastor, Parkhead Nazarene, Glasgow
  • Shirley Berry: previously part of Bethany Christian Trust; commitment to justice; urban theology master’s graduate; currently works as an administrator for Peter Vardy Trust in Scotland

Wales

  • Cath Woodridge: director of Sound of Wales Ministry; New Wine Cymru Leader; Compassion UK representative
  • Joseff Edwards: Bible communicator and Welsh specialist, the Bible Society; advisory board member Christian Aid and Cyngor Ysgolian Sul