Jon Tyson is a Pastor and Church Planter in New York City. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the United States over two decades ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority and The Burden is Light. Jon Lives in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children. He serves as the Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York.
Agu is a law graduate from the University of Warwick, a Barrister and former investment banker. He was ordained a pastor in August 1993 and took over as Senior Pastor of Jesus House in April 1994, two months after it was birthed. Agu also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Head of the Executive Council of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the United Kingdom which acts in a supervisory capacity over the 600 parishes located in the United Kingdom. In addition he is Chairman of the Festival of Life organising committee. In 2017 he was appointed the Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England (CTE) for the period of October 2017-September 2021. He is married to Sola and they have three children.
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’, ‘Dirty Glory’ and most recently ‘How to Pray’.
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.
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. Mark is married to Trudi, and they have a daughter, Grace, and twin boys Billy and Hudson. Mark has written a number of books that speak directly into leadership, culture and identity.
Gemma Hunt is a BAFTA award-winning TV presenter. Gemma has been working on TV since 2003, on CBBC and CBeebies programmes including the pirate gameshow Swashbuckle. She also presents live at festivals around the UK and runs workshops. Gemma is also the face of Alpha film series.
Sammy, along with her husband Pete, team leads Emmaus Road in Guildford. Working together in team ministry since they were first married more than 20 years ago, Sammy & Pete have planted two churches. With a background in business, Sammy is a proud mum to two teenage boys, and can often be found reading highbrow books in quiet corners of local coffee shops. Less impressively, she admits to having watched the Bridget Jones movie more than thirty times, and to having once been lead singer in a pub covers band.
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.
Tim is the Lead Pastor of Gas Street Church Birmingham, which he leads alongside his wife, Rachel. He is a worship leader and song writer known for songs such as “Here I Am to Worship”, “Happy Day”, “The Way”, and “Hope and Glory”. He also pioneered Worship Central, a movement of worship leaders and musicians with a desire to see people encounter God, be equippedas worship leaders so that the local church can be empowered. He has four children, Phoebe, Simeon, Lois and Judah.
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.
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 the Pioneer UK Leader and a champion for women in leadership.
Praise Ship Orbitron is a praise party run by Chip Kendall and his awesome crew, jam-packed with music, games, costumes and fun that will not only entertain but lead children to a new dimension on their spiritual journey of worship.
Dot leads Tearfund’s youth and young adult team. She is passionate about seeing people find their place in the global story, understanding the connections and impacts our lives can have. When Dot’s not excitedly talking about the world, you will find her digging foundations for a garage or playing in a good Welsh park with her family. Dot is on the leadership team for the Youth venue at Wildfires.
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.
Josh Rouse is the worship pastor at St Swithin’s Church in Lincoln and is passionate about seeing young people encounter God in worship. Josh has also been historically involved in the youth programme at Spring Harvest.
Steve Morris spent several years in Cape Town, South Africa, working 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. Steve was 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. He now lives, along with his wife Diana and three children, in Ramsgate working at Glo and supporting businesses through coaching.
Dan is a Children and Families worker at Revelation Family Church, Chichester. He loves messy play and being creative in bringing God’s story of our rescue to children of all ages. He has a bubbly and energetic young family and can’t wait to share in the Wildfires journey with them this year. Apart from that… he loves good coffee, artisan bread, being on the beach and one day would like to have a goldfish. Dan leads Sparks, the 3-4’s venue at Wildfires.
Sam grew up in the north-east of Scotland before moving to Guildford where he attends Emmaus Road. Sam works with in the children and youth work at Emmaus where he is passionate about creating a safe place for young people to have fun and be themselves and to experience the kingdom of god. Sam leads Ignite, the 8-10’s Children’s Venue at Wildfires.
Naomi is married to Ayd Halse with two young boys, and is the Children’s Pastor for Global Generation Church. She has a passion to see children experience and know God in every way they can and help them to build an everlasting relationship with God. Naomi has been part of the children’s work at Glo for more than 7 Years and is also on the oversight team. Naomi also leads the 5-7’s Children’s Venue at Wildfires.
Joel is originally from Dagenham in East London and is now the Youth Pastor of Emmaus Rd Church. He’s has been working with young people for 8 years and has a degree in youth work and theology. He loves movies, music, video games, FOOD, American sport and is passionate about discipleship and helping young people live their lives to the full!!
Matt, a keen runner, mountain biker and formula one fan, heads up the youth and kids work at Emmaus Rd Church in Guildford. Originally from Southampton, he studied youth & community work with applied theology before moving to Guildford to join the team 6 years ago. Matt is married to Paz who he met in Spain whilst at a 24-7 Prayer gathering. He is passionate about seeing young people realise their potential, discover their gifts and get to know Jesus. Matt is part of the leadership team for the Youth venue at Wildfires.
James has been working with young people in the area of Thanet, Kent since the age of 18 and has a real passion to see them reach their full potential in whatever area of life they want to go in to. He has been the Youth Pastor for Global Generation Church in Margate for the last 5 years and runs a Youth and Community charity, called Pipeline, within the local area. James is part of the leadership team for the Youth Venue at Wildfires.