Anna serves as Vice-President, and Dr. Millard R. Cherry Professor of Theology, Ethics and Culture at Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia, Canada. As Director of the Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture, she is passionate about helping Christians understand and communicate their faith well in our contemporary context. Anna previously served on the faculty of the London School of Theology in the UK for 12 years.
Pete is a best-selling author, pastor and bewildered instigator of the 24-7 Prayer movement which has reached more than half the nations on earth. He is also the Senior Pastor of Emmaus Rd, Guildford, England, an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund, and teaches at St Mellitus Theological College in London. Pete’s publications include ‘Red Moon Rising’, ‘God on Mute’, ‘The Prayer Course’, and ‘Dirty Glory’.
Amy is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Director of RZIM. She leads a team of pioneering apologist-evangelists and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life.
We play a part in seeing the Church raise up and take its pace into many communities. We inspire people to get on the front foot for Jesus. Our family team is Jo, Hudson & Smith and we love this adventurous life for him.
1. What are you looking forward to about being involved with Spring Harvest Local?
I am really looking forward to the Spring Harvest local tour! I love travelling to various communities around the UK to see what God is doing through his Church. Bringing a taste of Spring Harvest to the community means that we can celebrate together and receive a fresh empowerment from the Holy Spirit.
2. What most excites you about the theme, ‘Unlimited:When You Pray…’?
I am excited about the theme of Spring Harvest ‘Unlimited: when you pray’ because prayer is so vital in the process of both personal and community transformation. God is opening up more opportunities for the church today than I have experienced in over 30 years of being a Christian! Let’s discover these opportunities together.
3. What is your favourite quote about prayer?
‘There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer’. Arthur Tappan Pierson
Celia is the Founder and President of the Rehoboth Foundation. She runs a Mentoring Network for Leaders and a Development Forum for Young and Emerging Leaders. Celia has been listed as one of the top ten most influential black Christian women in the UK and speaks all over the world.
Liz is the Archdeacon of Hackney and Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen. She was born in North London, read theology at Birmingham University and has two Masters degrees. She is also an associate at Westminster Abbey, a Fellow at Ridley Hall and a member of the Archbishops’ Task Group on Evangelism.
Andrew runs the London School of Supernatural Ministry and I love to help Christians move in more love and power to bring Heaven’s influence into every area of society from the street to the boardroom.
Kees is a worship leader, song writer and the lead pastor of a fast growing church in The Netherlands, Mozaiek0318. He also leads Mozaiek Worship, an initiative that trains and equips (young) worship leaders to serve their local church. Kees is married to Nicole and has 3 daughters.
Andy Bannister is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, an evangelism and training organisation based in Scotland. Andy speaks regularly in a wide range of settings, from universities to pubs and coffee shops, churches to schools, to TV and radio, helping explain how the Christian faith is as relevant today as ever.
Paul has been Bishop of Durham since 2014, previously Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, and Southampton. He is a member of the House of Lords. He visits Rwanda, Lesotho and Burundi regularly. He represents the bishops in matters affecting children, welfare and refugees.
Anne Calver is a Baptist minister, author and speaker. Anne is passionate about Word and Spirit and seeing Jesus transform lives and release people’s potential. She is married to Gavin and has two children.
Martin is senior minister of Rising Brook Baptist Church in Stafford. The church’s emphasis on mission as social action which has led to community projects being established, and ongoing cross cultural mission overseas. Martin also supports Christians in the arts through leadership and teaching.
Gavin is the director of mission for the Evangelical Alliance. He is passionate about seeing the local Church fulfil its calling to take the gospel of Jesus into every community. A theology graduate, ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, he is also Chair of the Spring Harvest planning group.
What are you looking forward to about being involved with Spring Harvest Local?
The church is local, it is engaged in towns, villages and cities all over the nation. Spring Harvest is passionate about encouraging the local church to be all she is anointed to be so it’s exciting to be able to get out and visit God big plan A.
What most excites you about the theme, ‘Unlimited: When You Pray…’?
Any new fresh move of God always starts with a prayerful few. It excited me that the prayer we will learn about, do and be excited by at Spring Harvest could be the foundation of a new move of God. Imagine if our nation was shaken because of the prayers fired up at Spring Harvest? I can’t think of anything more exciting.
What is your favourite quote about prayer?
This quote was said to us last June on the border between Syrian and Lebanon in the refugee camp by a local church pastor.
“We don’t have a prayer problem with have a comfort problem.
Lou is an internationally known worship leader, five albums in to a firmly-established ministry. She is known for her prophetic edge, distinctive voice, and unwavering energy to see lives changed through the power of the gospel in music and word. She is married to Nathan and they have 3 children.