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 Leader, Newfrontiers
  • Andy Hawthorne Founder of The Message Trust, Author & Teacher
  • Arlene Small EA Board, (Barrister)
  • Bekah Legg CEO, Restored
  • Brian Harley URC Minister Shanklin & Chairman GEAR
  • Caroline Millar Company Director, Chalk Lab Ltd
  • Catherine De Souza Senior Leader, City Church Cardiff
  • Cath Woolridge Director of Sound of Wales ministry, NW Cymru Leader & Compassion UK rep
  • Celia Apeagyei-Collins Founder & President The Rehoboth Foundation
  • Chloe Swart Head of Alpha Wales & Student Worker Cornerstone Church
  • Chrishani Hulugalle Head of Foursquare GB & Ireland
  • Christopher Cartwright General Superintendent, ELIM
  • David Evans Territorial Ecumenical Officer, Salvation Army
  • David Hilborn Principle, Moorlands College
  • David Hull Chair, Methodist Evangelicals Together & Lead Pastor of Freedom Church Bristol
  • David LíHerroux CEO, United Christian Broadcasters
  • Debbie Laycock Senior Congregation Leader, Ichthus Christian Fellowship
  • Debby Wright National Director, Trent Vineyard
  • Debra Green (OBE) National Director and Founder, Redeeming Our Communities
  • Dipo Oluyomi Pastor, KICC
  • Donald Bolt Administrative Bishop, New Testament Church Of God
  • Elaine Duncan Chief Executive, Scottish Bible Society
  • Ed Shaw Ministry Director, Living Out
  • Fiona Bruce House of Commons
  • Glyn Barrett National Leader GB, Assemblies of God
  • Graham Miller CEO, London City Mission
  • Heather Rayner Chartered Accountant, EA Fin Comm, Director of EADL
  • Henry Lu National Director, Chinese Overseas Christian Mission
  • Hugh Osgood Moderator, Free Churches Group for England & Wales
  • Hugh Palmer Former Rector, All Souls Langham Place
  • Ian Stackhouse Senior Pastor, Millmead Centre
  • Ian Wills Field Strategy Coordinator Northern Europe at Parkhead Nazarene
  • Jake Isaac Musician, songwriter & Marketing Manager
  • James Aladiran Founder & Director of Prayer Storm
  • Jill Duff Bishop of Lancaster, previous Director of St Mellitus College
  • John Baxter Brown Former CEO Global Connections
  • John Dunnett CEOCPAS
  • John Kirkby CBE Former Director/​CEO of Christians Against Poverty
  • John Risbridger Senior Leader, Above Bar Church Southhampton, Chair EA Council, EA
  • Board & Noms Committee
  • John Stevens National Director, FIEC
  • John Robinson General Director, Linguae Christi
  • Joseff (Jos) Edwards Bible Communicator & Welsh Specialist at The Bible Society,
  • Advisory Board Christian Aid and Cyngor Ysgolian Sul
  • Jude Cairns Chair Leads, Love for Life
  • Kate Patterson Formation Tutor at St.Mellitus Theological College & Director of Gift of Blessing Trust
  • Kay Morgan-Gurr Chair of Children Matter, Co-founder Additional Needs Alliance, Spring
  • Harvest Disability Advisor
  • Ken Clarke Church of Ireland (Retired Anglican Bishop)
  • Kofi Banful Pastor, Praise Chapel
  • Kolawole Bamigbade Regional Pastor at RCCG UK Region 3
  • Lisa Holmes Lead Minister, Skipton Baptist Church
  • Lisa Pearce Chief of Development & Advocacy, Open Doors International
  • Libby Talbot Associate Rector, Ps&Gs
  • Lynn Green General Secretary, Baptist Union of Great Britain
  • Manoj Raithatha Leader at Pinner Baptist Church, Founder & Advisor at Instant Apostle and Hope Property
  • Malcolm Duncan Pastor, Dundonald Elim Church in Belfast
  • Mark Pickering CEO, Christian Medical Fellowship
  • Marcus Honeysett Founding Director, Living Leadership
  • Mike Royal Co-Chief Executive, Cinnamon Network, The Lighthouse Group
  • Ness Wilson Pioneer Network UK Leader & Team Leader Open Heaven
  • Nims Obunge Chief Executive, Peace Alliance, Minister in Charge Freedom’s Ark Church, member of OPC
  • Patrick Goh Head of HR at the Overseas Development Institute
  • Paul Butler Bishop of Durham (Auckland Castle)
  • Paul Harcourt National Leader, New Wine UK and Vicar of All Saints Woodford Wells
  • Paul Williams CEO, Bible Society
  • Paula Stringer CEO Christians Against Povery
  • Ruth Walker Mentor and Strategy Specialist, Chair of Scottish Public Leaders, Board of Bethany Trust
  • Ruth (Ayo) Afolabi CEO, Magnify
  • Samuel Cueva Iglesia Misionera Evangelica, OPC
  • Sarah Powley Finance & Risk Director, World Vision UK, Finance Director, The Fostering Network
  • Sarah Yardley Creation Fest and Tubestation in Polzeath
  • Shantelle Richardson Head of Communications, London City Mission. Jubilee Church London, Worship Team
  • Shermara Fletcher CTE Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multi-cultural Relations
  • Shirley Berry Bethany Christian Trust, PA to Peter Vardy Trust
  • Stephen Cave Exec Director, Biblical Europe
  • Stephen Sutton Coulby Newham Baptist Church, Middlesborough Unity Movement
  • Stephen Timms Member of Parliament for East Ham
  • Stewart McCulloch CEO of Stewardship
  • Steve James EA Board Member, Former Rector of Holy Trinity Platt, Manchester, speaker and musician
  • Tani Omideyi Chair of LJM International network of Ministries and Charities
  • Tim Morfin CEO, The Education Charity
  • Tim Rowlands Senior Pastor, Festival Church
  • Tim (and Helen) Roberts Senior Minister at Wellspring Church, AOG
  • Tracy Cotterell Senior Mission Associate, LICC
  • Wilton Powell National Overseer, Church of God of Prophecy, OPC

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