Andrew is based at King's Church London where Andrew is Teaching Pastor. Andrew has theology degrees from Cambridge (MA), London School of Theology (MTh), and King's College London (PhD). He is a columnist for Christianity Today, and has written several books, most recently: The Life You Never Expected (co-authored with his wife Rachel) and Unbreakable. Andrew and Rachel currently live in Eastbourne and have three children: Zeke, Anna and Samuel. In case you haven't heard Andrew speak before we've included a talk from Newday 2016 entitled "God Living Among Us" below.
If the church is not based in the character of God, it is just a club that people can feel free to join on their own terms. But if it is, community is not optional, because we are expressing who God is to the world.
Good theology will always result in sacrificial, zealous, joyful mission. Good theology will also stop the church from becoming irrelevant on social issues. But the most important thing that good theology will do, is cause us to worship: glorifying God himself.
Jeremy and Ann Simpkins
Jeremy & Ann have been involved in leading Newfrontiers churches for over 25 years, including Hastings (one of the first churches to relate to Terry Virgo) and Eastbourne (one of the first strategic Newfrontiers church plants). In 2009 Jeremy & Ann moved from the church they had planted in Teeside to lead Christ Central Manchester. In 2014 the team in Manchester appointed a local pastor to lead Christ Central Manchester releasing Jeremy to lead the ChristCentral team and travel amongst the churches which the team serves. After 7 years in Manchester, Jeremy & Ann are following a call to be part of City Church Sheffield in 2017.
Jeremy and Ann spend most of their time serving churches in the UK, Canada and other nations. When they're not traveling, they love to walk in the surrounding countryside - usually ending with a visit to a local pub!
We need to prepare for ourselves for revival...we must do what only we can do, so that God does what only he can do! We need to call on God for revival, for the revival of God to come.
Lee Yarbrough - Mexico
Lee and Stacey Yarbrough were sent to Mexico from Anchorage Alaska, in 1985. The have four boys; Ryan, Daniel, William, and Matthew.
"Our desire and vision is to see grace filled, Christ centred, vibrantly worshipping churches, planted and established throughout North, Central, and South America. Along with that, our vision is to see nationals equipped and trained to plant new churches, and provide strength and leadership to existing churches." Currently there are 20+ churches in Mexico, varying in size and expression, in several of Mexico's big cities, as well as several churches in the indigenous areas of the Pame, and Otomi communities. There is also a church in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as well as emerging works in Lima, Peru.
Believing and convinced of one of the prophetic words given to the Newfrontiers' Family of Churches, "we can do more together than apart," we are collaborating closely with ChristCentral, the apostolic sphere led by Jeremy Simpkins.
Our desire and vision is to see grace filled, Christ centred, vibrantly worshipping churches, planted and established throughout North, Central, and South America.
Lou served as lead singer of Phatfish for almost two decades - during which time they recorded eight albums, toured extensively throughout the UK, Canada and America and became an integral part of the worship team at the Stoneleigh Bible weeks. Lou has also made several appearances on the BBC's 'Songs of Praise'. Now concentrating on her solo material, Lou has several albums to her name, including Treasure, Promised Land, Step into the Light and Fascinate.
2017 saw the recording of her latest album, 'This Changes Everything' live, at The Old Market, Brighton UK. Lou and her band have served us magnificently at the last two Devoted events and we’re thrilled they are back for 2018! Find out more about Lou on her website: loufellingham.com
Ultimately we want the music we write to draw people to God. That by the power and presence of His Spirit people would have revelation of all that Jesus has done for us. That we can be restored to the Father. Worship is His gift to us. We’re made to worship our creator and He is worthy no matter what, but we find that as we give, we also receive.
Andy & Hazel Robinson
Andy & Hazel Robinson are based in Horsham, England and they have two sons. Andy is lead pastor of Kings Church Horsham and leads several teams in the church as part of this role. Andy previously worked for 20 years in the IT industry as a programmer and latterly as the sales and marketing director for a large international software company before joining the staff at King's in 2006. Andy & Hazel also serve CCB, a Newfrontiers church in Brasov, Romania, as well as other churches in the UK and further afield. For fun, Andy loves getting out on his motorbike and particularly enjoys riding to far flung places across Europe. In essence Andy is passionate about God’s people encountering Him, experiencing their theology and living life the way the Bible says is possible!
Hazel is a pharmacist and works for a company providing pharmaceutical services into hospitals specialising in mental health and eating disorders. She loves to speak passionately about how encounters with God must make a difference in our everyday lives, our work and our interactions with those who don’t yet know Jesus!
Let's not live on one encounter, that's seen as a milestone, always remembered but seldom repeated. These encounters were never meant to be simply milestones, but gateways into regular and frequent relationship encounters with God.
Photo Credit: Flo Westbrook Photography
Joseph & Lillian Mwila
Joseph & Lillian Mwila are based in Kitwe, Copper Belt, Zambia, they have four children Joshua, Nathan, Victor and Esther. Kitwe is one of the largest cities in Zambia and is one of the most developed commercial and industrial areas in the nation alongside Ndola and Lusaka. Joseph and his ChristCentral Africa team serve 34 churches across Zambia and are also growing links with churches in the region including DRC and Tanzania.
They started Dayspring Church and Streetlife projects back in 2002. The Streetlife project which Lillian leads encompasses children’s homes - Faith Centre and Grace Centre, as well as a Pilot Project which feeds over 300 children protein enriched foods once a week. Streetlife Project also includes educational sponsorship to get children back into school and keep them enrolled through school fees, uniform and equipment provision.
Our priorities: church planting, releasing leadership, building relationally and impacting our communities.