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    We have some amazing people contributing towards Wildfires Online 2021:
    Jake Isaac
    Songwriter and musician

    Jake Isaac

    Songwriter and musician

    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

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    Pete Greig
    Founder of 24-7 Prayer, Team Leader of Emmaus Rd Church

    Pete Greig

    Founder of 24-7 Prayer, Team Leader of Emmaus Rd Church

    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’.

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    Tim Hughes
    Lead Pastor of Gas Street, Birmingham and Executive Director of Worship Central

    Tim Hughes

    Lead Pastor of Gas Street, Birmingham and Executive Director of Worship Central

    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.      

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    Rachel Hughes
    Lead Pastor of Gas Street, Birmingham

    Rachel Hughes

    Lead Pastor of Gas Street, Birmingham

    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.

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    Chloe Swart
    Head of Alpha Wales

    Chloe Swart

    Head of Alpha Wales

    Chloe is the head of Alpha Wales and is currently studying a PhD in Theology studying healing miracles in Wales. She lives in Swansea working for her local church Cornerstone.

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    Gemma Hunt
    Award-winning TV presenter (CBBC, CBeebies, Alpha)

    Gemma Hunt

    Award-winning TV presenter (CBBC, CBeebies, Alpha)

    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.

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    Nick and Becky Drake
    Worship for Everyone

    Nick and Becky Drake

    Worship for Everyone

    Nick and Becky Drake founded Worship For Everyone in 2010. Worship for Everyone is a Christian faith based movement resourcing churches, schools and families with excellent songs that are engaging for both children and adults. They are now based in Birmingham where Becky works as a School Chaplain at The Blue Coat School while Nick is ordained in the Church of England at Gas Street Church. They have four children and together also run “Family at 4” – an interactive Facebook Live show launched in 2020.

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    Dan Watson
    Hillsong Youth & Young Adults

    Dan Watson

    Hillsong Youth & Young Adults

    Dan and his amazing wife Jo lead Hillsong Youth & Young Adult’s ministry across all UK campuses. They are part of the key leadership team in Hillsong UK. They are both passionate about seeing the next generation really capture the call of God on their life and living it out fully in whatever sphere of influence they’re in.

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    Sammy Greig
    Team Leader of Emmaus Rd, Guildford

    Sammy Greig

    Team Leader of Emmaus Rd, Guildford

    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.

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    Mike Andrea (BEM)
    24-7 Prayer, Global Generation Church UK

    Mike Andrea (BEM)

    24-7 Prayer, Global Generation Church UK

    Mike with his wife Stella, leads Global Generation Church (Glo) in Margate and is part of the the 24-7 Prayer International Team Leader. 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.

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    Pete Hughes
    Lead Pastor of KXC, London

    Pete Hughes

    Lead Pastor of KXC, London

    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.

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    Bee Hughes
    Lead Pastor of KXC, London

    Bee Hughes

    Lead Pastor of KXC, London

    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.

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    Ken Costa
    Author and Business Leader from Holy Trinity Brompton, London

    Ken Costa

    Author and Business Leader from Holy Trinity Brompton, London

    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.

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    Ness Wilson
    Team Leader of Open Heaven in Loughborough and UK head of Pioneer Network

    Ness Wilson

    Team Leader of Open Heaven in Loughborough and UK head of Pioneer Network

    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. 

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    Paul Williams
    Bible Society

    Paul Williams

    Bible Society

    Paul Williams became Chief Executive of Bible Society in September 2016, having previously worked for over a decade in business in London and then as an academic theologian in Canada. He is the visionary behind ReFrame, an innovative resource for whole-life discipleship, produced by Regent College, Vancouver, where he holds a Research Professorship of Marketplace Theology and Leadership. Paul is passionate about helping the church read the Bible in the marketplace and engage missionally in contemporary culture. He is married to Sarah and they have two adult daughters, Hannah and Emilia.

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    Nigel Langford
    Bible Society

    Nigel Langford

    Bible Society

    Nigel Langford is passionate about people experiencing the power of the Bible, which can bring such a depth of life-changing encounter. He enjoys taking complex ideas and making them accessible to people in their everyday life. He is the senior leader of the Hub Movement, serves on the board of trustees at Westminster Theological Centre and is Director of Domestic Mission at Bible Society.

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    Chip Kendall and Praise Ship Orbitron

    Chip Kendall and Praise Ship Orbitron

    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.

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    Josh Rouse
    St Swithin's Lincoln

    Josh Rouse

    St Swithin's Lincoln

    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.

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    Gas Street Music

    Gas Street Music

    Gas Street Music is a worship community based at Gas Street Church in Birmingham, UK. They believe everything we do should be woven in worship, with a focus to wholeheartedly lead people into an encounter with Jesus.

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    Adam Heather
    COO for 24-7 Prayer & Evening Service Pastor for Emmaus Rd, Guildford

    Adam Heather

    COO for 24-7 Prayer & Evening Service Pastor for Emmaus Rd, Guildford

    Adam has been part of Emmaus Rd for several years and joined the staff team in April ’18 as our Strategic Director and Evening Service Pastor which he leads with his wife Hannah. Adam also heads up operations for the global 24-7 Prayer movement. He is a graduate from Southampton University and trained at Bethel Church in Redding, California.

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    Dan Swires-Hennessy
    Children and Families worker at Revelation Family Church

    Dan Swires-Hennessy

    Children and Families worker at Revelation Family Church

    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.

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    Naomi Halse
    Global Generation Church

    Naomi Halse

    Global Generation Church

    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.

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    Joel Hughes
    Emmaus Rd

    Joel Hughes

    Emmaus Rd

    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!!

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    Hannah Heather
    24-7 Prayer

    Hannah Heather

    24-7 Prayer

    Hannah is originally from Northern Ireland and has also lived in St Andrews, Scotland where she studied theology under NT Wright. She is a regular speaker and Bible teacher at Emmaus Rd in Guildford. Hannah works for 24-7 Prayer and is passionate about seeing a generation discipled in radical intimacy. Hannah is married to Adam and they have a little girl called Thea. Together they lead the evening service at Emmaus Rd.

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    James Issott
    Global Generation Church

    James Issott

    Global Generation Church

    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.

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