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Meet the team

Meet the team

The Evangelical Alliance has a dedicated team of staff, board and council members who work in Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, serving the church locally and nationally in order to help Christians and churches make Jesus known in society.


Gavin Calver announced as new CEO of the Evangelical Alliance

Gavin Calver announced as new CEO of the Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance is pleased to announce that Gavin Calver will be our new CEO. He will succeed general director Steve Clifford, who announced in April that he will step down later this year. Dr Tani Omideyi, chair of the Evangelical Alliance’s board of trustees, said: “Gavin excelled…

22 July 2019

New Year's revelation

New Year's revelation

I absolutely love the start of a new year. I’m an optimistic, hope-filled, good news person and as such the greeting in of a new year is a time when I look forward to all that lies ahead. A month into the year and already the singing of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and the London fireworks on the telly are but…

30 January 2019
Gavin Calver

The church is open and here to serve

Society/The church is open and here to serve

Anxiety, pain and anger are all heightened emotions for us in this time of crisis. Daily death tolls relentlessly remind us of our own mortality and fragility. Our freedoms have been curtailed, our relationships cut off, our future is uncertain. Lockdown has robbed us of any pretence that we are in…

5 June 2020
Gavin Calver

Prayer, faith and witness

Mission/Prayer, faith and witness

Driving back from speaking at Gold Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, 15 March, there was a strange sense in my gut that things were about to change. The media stories were growing and the idea that things were about to become less free was increasingly clear. Within days, everything was being live…

30 April 2020
Gavin Calver

What's stopping us?

Mission/What's stopping us?

We were having a great week and being blown away by all the Lord was doing. The theme of ‘Only the Brave’ exploring determined discipleship from the book of James was having a huge impact on the event and we were settling down to hear another message. The diminutive figure of Hae Woo unassumingly…

11 March 2020
Gavin Calver

Ashamed of the Gospel?

Ashamed of the Gospel?

The UK church can often seem to have lost some of its confidence in the gospel. This is very unlike Paul, who says in Romans 1:14–16:"I'm obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome. I'm not…

29 September 2016
Gavin Calver

Where have all the teenagers gone?

Where have all the teenagers gone?

Recent research showed that 86% of those who become Christians in the UK do so under the age of twenty-five (Evangelical Alliance, Time for Discipleship?, 7). This shows the huge need for evangelistic youth ministry and the incredible potential it possesses. The difficult and disengaging teenagers…

20 February 2017
Gavin Calver

Don't leave Jesus in the manger

Don't leave Jesus in the manger

I love Christmas. It’s an amazing time of fun, celebration, food and joy. More than anything else it’s the moment when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and it’s been amazing these last few weeks to remember the Saviour of the world being born in Bethlehem. Those around us seem so much more…

27 December 2017
Gavin Calver

Junction moments

Junction moments

Prior to coming to serve at the Evangelical Alliance, I spent 14 years working for Youth for Christ. I loved seeing many young people come to faith and was constantly encouraged by the overwhelming percentage of people in the UK who do so under the age of 25. I was also quite taken with an image…

25 July 2018
Gavin Calver

Coronavirus conversations live: Gavin Calver, Jo Frost and Peter Lynas

Coronavirus conversations live: Gavin Calver, Jo Frost and Peter Lynas

Live conversation from 30th April looking at what God is up to in the church across the UK, how we can respond and what can be re-imagined as we look ahead.


Coronavirus conversations live: Gavin Calver, Jo Frost and Dr John Kirkby

Coronavirus conversations live: Gavin Calver, Jo Frost and Dr John Kirkby

Live conversation from 7th May looking at the challenges facing people in lockdown, especially the poor and the vulnerable


Coronavirus conversations live: Gavin Calver, Jo Frost and Rev Celia Apeagyei-Collins

Coronavirus conversations live: Gavin Calver, Jo Frost and Rev Celia Apeagyei-Collins

Live conversation from 14 May which explores what God is doing at this time, how we can pray into this, and what we might learn and discern to prepare us for what lies ahead


Change at the Evangelical Alliance 'for such a time as this'

Church/Change at the Evangelical Alliance 'for such a time as this'

As a member of the Evangelical Alliance council, it was wonderful to be at the commissioning of Gavin as the new CEO. I didn't tweet about the moment because I wanted to reflect more than a tweet would allow. There is a need to look back with thanks and gratitude as well as celebrate what is to…

1 October 2019
Kay Morgan-Gurr

A clarion call for justice

Society/A clarion call for justice

Let us stand together as brothers and sisters in Christ, as we cry out for justice, as we stand with those suffering oppression, as we weep with those grieving and in pain. We all have a responsibility to act against discrimination and systemic racism in our workplaces, in our churches, in our…

1 June 2020
Gavin Calver

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