Contributors

Israel Houghton

Israel Houghton is an American Christian music artist, worship leader and singer-songwriter. He is known for his cross-cultural style of Christian music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz, rock and reggae,

Mathew Ashimolowo (KICC)

Matthew Ashimolowo is a Nigerian clergyman, the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre in London. His Winning Ways programme is aired daily on Premier Radio and Spirit FM and on television in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, TV Africa, the Trinity Broadcasting Network and Europe on The God Channel and Inspirational Network.

    John francis (Ruach)

    Bishop John Francis is a man of distinction, someone with a clear sense of purpose and willing to stand in the face of adversity. His anointing is evident and his trademark dynamism  injects ‘life’ and restoration wherever he goes. Sharing his Vision, Bishop Francis challenges the Body of Christ to shake off complacency and live as God intended, fruitful and effective.

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    Hillsong

    To reach and influence the world by building a large Christ-centered, Bible-based church, changing mindsets and empowering people to lead and impact in every sphere of life.

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    Dave Wellington

    Dave has been involved in music ever since he could remember.

    Like so many he honed his skills in church, singing harmonies to the rich British hymnody and Chorus tunes of his youth. Later on he learned to play piano, then (once his sister showed him Em) he learned the guitar. As a teenager he started writing songs on his own and with others for use in vocal harmony groups and bands.

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    Ben Cantelon

    “What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?” asks Ben Cantelon. “Doesn’t it mean in some way that we allow our eyes to be opened? Doesn’t it mean that we are ready to see the world differently, to let our vision to be directed by God’s Spirit? Doesn’t it mean seeing it in colour – being open to the full range of possibilities, opportunities, needs and challenges that God has created us for?”

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    Mark Stevens

    Having actively worked in leadership for 15 years with both Hillsong church Australia under the leadership of Brian & Bobby Houston & Darlene Zschech and Life Church in Bradford England under the leadership of Paul & Glenda Scanlon, Mark’s aim is to encourage, equip, build and empower worship teams.

    Sonnie Badu

    Africa multiple award winning International Gospel singer-songwriter Sonnie Badu is an influential figure in Africa Gospel music. He is known for his work as a philanthropist, businessman, motivational speaker, and author, and for his long-running success as a musician. He is arguably the most flourishing gospel export emerging out of Africa in recent years.

    Martin Smith

    For Martin Smith, endings aren’t all they seem. In 2009 he came to the closing stages of a two-decade career spent holding the microphone and cheering on the crowds with the genre-defining band Delirious? With Dove awards, Grammy nominations and RIAA certified gold selling status behind him, it was an incredible journey.

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    Tim Hughes

    The Reverend Tim Hughes is a British worship leader and singer-songwriter. He is Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican church in central London, and heads up Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre.

    Matt Redman

    Matt Redman is married to Beth and they have five children. They are based on the south coast of England, near Brighton. Matt has been a full-time worship leader since the age of 20 and this journey has taken him to countries such as South Africa, Japan, India, Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic.

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    Muyiwa Olarewaju

    Muyiwa Olarewaju is a British Gospel singer and songwriter who mixes traditional gospel music with elements of world music, soul, R&B and pop. He is also an experienced performer, broadcaster and presenter.

      Godfrey Birtill

      Godfrey Birtill originates from Lancashire, is now living in Lincoln and has been married for thirty years to Gill.  They have four children and six grandchildren.

      Godfrey travels extensively throughout the UK and abroad leading worship and preaching the gospel. He has also led at many city prayer gatherings and regularly leads teaching seminars.

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      Noel Richards

      Noel has been part of the UK contemporary Christian music scene for 40 years and has written many well known songs within this genre. Perhaps the best known of these is ‘All Heaven Declares’, which he co-wrote with his wife Tricia. Noel currently has 17 songs that feature in the CCLI top 500, Church Copyright listing.

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      Hugh Osgood (CIC)

      Dr Hugh Osgood is a senior UK church leader, known for equipping visionary leaders and for encouraging churches to engage with their communities.

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