Eleanor Mumford, along with her husband John, planted the SW London Vineyard in 1987. They also led the Vineyard movement in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. Currently they are co-ordinators of the Vineyard International Executive and involved with the development of the global Vineyard movement. Eleanor speaks and teaches across the Vineyard and the wider body of Christ.
Enoch Adeboye is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), and we are thrilled to welcome him to Wildfires. Pastor Enoch was listed as one of the fifty most powerful people on earth by Newsweek magazine and we’re so excited to learn from a revival leader and receive a fresh impartation of faith. The RCCG is one of the fastest-growing church movements on earth. 1 million people attend their monthly prayer meeting just outside Lagos, Nigeria. 40,000 attend their all-night prayer gatherings at London’s Excel Centre. They have spread into 198 nations and they are planting new congregations at a phenomenal rate.
John Mark Comer is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church, right in the centre of the city, and also the author of My Name is Hope, Loveology, Garden City, and most recently, God has a Name. John Mark has a Masters Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary and lives in Portland, OR, with his wife Tammy and three kids – Jude, Moses and Sunday.
Mark Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He provides visionary leadership and teaching for Red Church and is gifted in prophetically speaking into the intersection of faith and culture. He has also written a number of books that speak directly into leadership, culture and identity. Mark is married to Trudi, and they have a daughter, Grace, and twin boys Billy and Hudson.
Jake Isaac is a songwriter and musician from London. Signed to the iconic Sir Elton John’s Rocket Music, Jake has worked with and supported Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Angus and Julia Stone, and Elton John himself. His debut album, “Our Lives” has played sold-out shows and tours in the USA, Belgum, UK, Netherlands, France and Germany
Billy Kennedy is Senior Leader of New Community Church, Southampton and the leader of the Pioneer network of churches. He also serves as a Visitor for 24-7 Prayer’s Order of the Mustard Seed community.
Simon Benham is the Senior Pastor of Kerith Community Church. He is married to Catrina and is also a proud father to Zak, Jacob & Alice.
Kiera Phyo works for Archbishop Justin Welby where she is Director of the Reconciling Leaders Network, and is developing a global movement of peacemakers.
Gemma Hunt is a BAFTA award-winning TV presenter. She has been working on TV since 2003, on CBBC and CBeebies programmes including the pirate gameshow Swashbuckle. Gemma also presents live at festivals around the UK and runs workshops. She is also the face of Alpha film series.
Paul is the leader of New Generation Church in Sidcup. He serves on the leadership team of Pioneer network of churches and the leadership for Spring Harvest. Paul’s passion for the church saw him llaunch ‘Lark in the Park’ in 1996 which is now Sidcup’s main summer event, attracting around 1,500 people every day. He is also the visionary behind Hope Community School, Bexley’s first free school which opened in September 2013. Paul is married to Paula and they have two children.
Steve Morris is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and works as part of the CEO Team for The Sozo Foundation; an NGO employing 36 staff and working with over 150 young adults a day on the township of Vrygrond. Currently, Steve holds specific responsibility for developing The Sozo Foundation’s social enterprise programme. Steve has been one of the key pioneers of the Sozo Youth Café, an innovative project helping unemployed young people find work through skills’ training run in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Social Development.
Ness is married to Rich, they have two daughters, Amelie and Lauren. Ness is the Team leader of Open Heaven Church in Loughborough which was planted with a bunch of friends in 1993 when they graduated from Uni together. Open Heaven is now 1 church with 3 expressions and has sent out a couple of church plants. Ness is also on the Pioneer Core Team and is the Regional Leader for Pioneer Midlands and a champion for women in leadership.
Worship Central is a movement of worshippers who want to see the worship of Jesus Christ made central throughout communities, local churches and the world.
Brian is the International Prayer Director for 24-7 Prayer, having previously served as the National UK Director. Brian also works at Lambeth Palace as International Ecumenical Lead for “Thy Kingdom Come”; an initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Before this, Brian and his wife Tracy pioneered the work of 24-7 Prayer in Ibiza, Spain, which he has written about in his book Gatecrashing. Brian is a gifted communicator with a passion for prayer, mission and justice. He is married to Tracy and they have two adult sons.
Carla is the National Director for 24-7 Prayer Great Britain. Her life was hijacked by God in 1999 during a two hour stint in the first ever 24-7 Prayer Room. Carla lives in Chichester, UK with her husband and their two kid. She is passionate about singing, food with friends and helping people learn to pray.
Jill Weber works at 24-7 Prayer as Director of Spiritual Formation. She is also the Global Convenor of the Order of the Mustard Seed, a lay ecumenical religious order. She is a trained spiritual director and a writer. Jill is passionate about helping others be awake and responsive to the presence and the activity of God in their lives.
King’s Village is a group of worshippers, creatives and musicians from Arun Church on the south coast of England.
Pete Greig is a best-selling author, pastor and founder 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, an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund, and teaches at St Mellitus Theological College in London. Pete’s books include ‘Red Moon Rising’, ‘God on Mute’, ‘The Prayer Course’, and ‘Dirty Glory’.
Mike with his wife Stella, leads Global Generation Church (Glo) in Margate and is part of the the 24-7 Prayer International oversight team. Part of his role at 24-7 Prayer is to oversee Wildfires Festival. He was recently awarded the Queens honour for his commitment to creating innovative solutions to community transformation and the reduction of poverty. He passionately believes in a gospel of salvation and transformation.
Rachel is married to Tim and together they have 4 young children. She is the co-lead Pastor of Gas Street in Birmingham; a church they planted in 2015. Rachel has a background in Television & Media and also served on the staff team at HTB for several years. She is passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom come in Birmingham, and communicating the freedom and transformation that comes through a relationship with Jesus.
Pete Hughes, with his wife Bee, leads KXC, an Anglican church in the heart of central London. They planted the church in 2010 with the simple vision to recklessly give themselves away to God, each other, and the people of King’s Cross and beyond.
Bee Hughes, along with her husband Pete, leads KXC, an Anglican church in the heart of central London. They planted the church in 2010 with the simple vision to recklessly give themselves away to God, each other, and the people of King’s Cross and beyond.
Ken Costa has worked in investment banking for over 40 years, and now runs his own consulting firm. In 2016, he was nominated as one of the top 5 deal advisors of the last twenty years in Europe. Ken is passionate about people, and particularly young people as they enter the workplace. He has written two books, God at Work and Know your Why. He has been involved at HTB for over 40 years, where he preaches regularly.
Adam Heather is the Operations Director for 24-7 Prayer and leads the evening congregation for Emmaus Rd. He lives in Guildford with his wife Hannah and their daughter Thea.