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SPEAKERS

More speakers still to be announced - watch this space over the coming months

The Creation Fest 2016 teaching sessions can be downloaded on our teaching downloads page.

Kay Arthur

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Kay Arthur

Kay Arthur is a respected international Bible teacher, award-winning author, host of Precepts for Life, a national radio and television Bible teaching program, and co-founder of Precept Ministries International. Kay’s passion is to establish people in God’s Word through Inductive Bible Study, an exciting, practical approach to understanding the Scriptures, discovering God’s truth for yourself. God is working through people in nearly 185 countries using the many Inductive Bible study materials translated into nearly 70 languages, as well as many training workshops, all of which have been developed from years of diligent study and teaching experience.

www.precept.org

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Andy Bannister

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Andy Bannister

Andy Bannister is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity and an Adjunct Speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, speaking and teaching regularly throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, and the wider world. From universities to churches, business forums to TV and radio, he regularly addresses audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society.

He holds a PhD in Islamic studies and has taught extensively at universities across Canada, the USA, the UK and further afield on both Islam and philosophy. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology.

When not travelling, speaking, or writing, he is a keen hiker, mountain climber and photographer. He is married to Astrid and they have two children, Caitriona and Christopher.

www.andybannister.net

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Carl Beech

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Carl Beech

Carl Beech is the UK Director of The Message Trust a charity focussed on reaching the hardest to reach young people with the message of Jesus. He is also a broadcaster, author, president of Christian Vision for Men (CVM) and co-founder/leader of Redeemer King, a church in Chesterfield.

Under his leadership at CVM he spoke to thousands of men around the world each year and saw CVM expand into a global movement working in countries as far afield as Cambodia. Now at The Message Trust he is giving leadership to the establishing of Message Hubs in urban centres around the UK.

  • Formerly a financial advisor, church planter, youth worker and senior pastor of a large multi-congregational church
  • On the Councils of Proclaim Trust, Fusion and Restored
  • Author of several books and founder of the Codelife movement
  • Founder and host of The Gathering, a major festival for men in the UK
  • Hosts the Shedtalk show on Premier Radio
  • Married to Karen for 23 years with two teenage daughters
  • Enjoys sporting challenges and has run the London, Snowdonia and Chesterfield Marathons, cycled from Lands End to John o’ Groats, Calais to Nice, the length of Italy and Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. His next challenge is cycling from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea!

www.carlbeech.com

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Justin Brierley

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Justin Brierley

Justin Brierley is the presenter of Premier Christian Radio's weekly discussion show and podcast Unbelievable? which brings Christians and non-Christians together for dialogue and debate. His recent book Unbelievable? why after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian tells the story of the show and his case for Christian faith. Justin is also senior editor of Premier Christianity magazine.

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Brian Brodersen

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Brian Brodersen

Brian has been involved in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Vista, in Southern California, and also as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Westminster, London, England. Brian has been extensively involved in missionary work throughout various parts of Europe. He now serves as Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California. Brian is the featured speaker on the Bible teaching programme 'Back to Basics'. He is known for his clear and challenging exposition of the Scriptures. Brian and his wife Cheryl have four children and five grandchildren.

www.backtobasicsradio.com

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Cheryl Brodersen

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Cheryl Brodersen

Cheryl grew up at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa during what has come to be known as the Jesus Movement. She witnessed first hand how the Lord used her parents, Chuck and Kay Smith, to capture the hearts and minds of the hippies in the late 1960s and 1970s. Cheryl married the love of her life, Brian Brodersen, at the age of 20. Together they ministered in Costa Mesa, Calvary Chapel Vista and London. Cheryl enjoys teaching at Women’s studies, retreats, and the weekly Joyful Life Bible study at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Cheryl has four children and five adorable grandchildren.

www.graciouswords.com

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John Brown

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John Brown

John is the lead and founding pastor of Servant's Church in Norwich, England; a Jesus-centred fellowship with a vision to plant disciple-making churches across East Anglia.

www.servantschurch.org.uk

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Efrem Buckle

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Efrem Buckle

Co-Pastor and planter of ecclēsia (fka Calvary Chapel South London), Efrem Buckle seeks to bring a solid theological and yet practical understanding of the Word into his South East London context.

Efrem has been an integral part of the training team at London City Mission for several years having previously studied at Oak Hill Theological College, and the Urban Ministry Program.

Once upon a time he was heavily involved in International Music Ministry as part of the rap group MOD. As a part of Cross Movement Records they collaborated with a number of well-renowned artists including The Cross Movement, Da Truth and Shai Linne. He has also hosted numerous urban ministry events such as The God Corner.

Efrem’s passion is to see the Gospel boldly lived out in culturally diverse community. He has been married for over 25 years, and has 2 adult daughters.

www.ecclesia.uk

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Gavin Calver

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Gavin Calver

Gavin Calver is the Director of Mission at the Evangelical Alliance and has a burning passion to see the Gospel reach every person in the UK. He formerly led Youth for Christ, is an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored five books. Gavin is married to Anne and they have 2 children; Amelie and Daniel. He loves new challenges, is a passionate AFC Wimbledon supporter and was part of the team that broke the World Record for the longest 5 a side football match.

www.eauk.org

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Travis Clark

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Travis Clark

Travis has been a youth and young adult pastor at Metro Calvary Church in northern California for the past 11 years. He has been married for 15 years to his beautiful bride Meghan. They have two amazing boys and have fostered children in hopes to adopt one day.

www.metrocalvary.org

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Richard Cimino

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Richard Cimino

Richard is the founding pastor of Metro Calvary. He is married to Valerie, his beautiful best friend and amazing wife of 39 years. They have four wonderful children, one amazing grandson and a beautiful daughter-in-law! Deborah (lives with her husband Wells in Brooklyn with their little boy Ever Bless); Sean (along with his bride Erika, lives in L.A.); Nathan (graduated from School of Worship and is now attending Irvine Valley College); Ashley (graduated from Biola and is now working in graphic design).

After nearly eight years as the high school pastor at Costa Mesa and 13 years as lead and teaching pastor of Calvary Chapel Grass Valley (recently renamed Crossroads Community Church) pastor Richard and Valerie sensed a tremendous burden to start a Bible study in the city of Roseville, California, as an outreach of Grass Valley. Metro Calvary held it’s first Sunday service on January 4, 2004 at Rocklin High School.

Pastor Richard is more amazed at, and humbled by, the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus than ever before. He is more in love with his wife and children than ever before. He is more passionate about teaching the Bible than ever before. He can’t wait to see what God is going to do in and through Metro.

www.metrocalvary.org

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Richard Curnow

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Richard Curnow

Richard serves as the lead Pastor at Wadebridge Christian Centre in Cornwall. For over thirty years he worked in various roles within banking and project management in London and the South West. He still occasionally carries out some business consultancy. He has recently returned from Ethiopia and Nepal where, in addition to other places, the church supports Christian Workers. He is married to Carly, has four children and seven grandchildren.

www.wadebridgechristiancentre.org

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Chris Eales

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Chris Eales

Chris Eales is Development Worker in the south west for Scripture Union. Based in Barnstaple, North Devon, Chris works with others in schools, churches and local communities to provide events and activities for children and young people to hear the good news of Jesus.

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Paul Friend

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Paul Friend

Paul is married to Jo and have 2 boys Zach and Charlie. They live in Woodbury just outside Exeter where Paul helps lead a local church in his spare time. Paul’s main role is heading up South West Youth Ministries which trains and supports youth and children’s leaders around the South West - There vision is that ‘every child and young person in the south west might encounter Jesus, come to know Him and make a choice to live for more.’

www.swym.org.uk

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Andy Frost

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Andy Frost

Andy Frost is the Director of Share Jesus International and helps lead the London Mission Collective. He is part of the leadership team for Doxa Deo church and is passionate about supporting local churches in faith sharing. He has an MA in Applied Theology, has authored a number of books and is a member of the Evangelical Alliance Council. He is married to Jo, has two daughters and loves to surf.

Andy is also presently working with Care for the Family' on a new project to help parents share their faith with their kids.

www.sharejesusinternational.com

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Rachel Gardner

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Rachel Gardner

Rachel is a youth activist, the President of the Girl’s Brigade and Relationship Lead at Youthscape. Bestselling author of a number of books for teens and young adults, Rachel is a keen campaigner on youth related issues and advocates for the church to speak loud and lovingly with young people about the damage inflicted by porn and abusive relationships. She’s married to Jason and they are raising their daughter and living for Jesus in North London.

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Andy Higgins

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Andy Higgins

Andy Higgins is the Assistant Pastor and oversees the Youth Ministry at Calvary Cambridge.

Andy has a big heart for the lost and broken youth of this nation and seeks to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to a hopeless generation. He continues to be zealous in learning and teaching the word of God; that the he may continue to read the word and allow the word to change and transform him into the image of Christ.

Andy and his wife, Bekah, serve together at Calvary Cambridge.

www.calvarycambridge.uk

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Simon Lawrenson

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Simon Lawrenson

Simon grew up in a Christian home and attended church from an early age but it wasn't until the age of 20 when he committed his follow Jesus. Since that time he has been involved in preaching & teaching the Bible in universities and colleges across the country as well serving as the Lead Pastor at Calvary Southampton, a church he founded 12 years ago. Simon has been married for 22 years and has four daughters.

www.calvarysoton.co.uk

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Margaret Lilley

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Margaret Lilley

Margaret Lilley is the Scripture Union Regional Team leader for the South West. She is passionate to see a new generation of children and young people have a vibrant, personal faith in Jesus. Helping to create opportunities for them to explore the Bible, respond to Jesus and grow in faith is all part of what Margaret and her team does.

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Dan Lodge

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Dan Lodge

Dan has been a Christian for 12 years and currently works for the church resources team at Youth For Christ. His passion is seeing churches equipped to reach and keep young people and see young people brave in sharing their faith. Dan is very recently married and lives with his Charlotte in Stratford-upon-Avon and is a recovering Arsenal fan.

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Rich Miles

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Rich Miles

Rich has a passion to engage, equip & empower people to fulfil their God-given destiny & purpose. The last decade has seen Rich lead/minister in both the UK & USA as well as being the founder and Director of Movement Worship Nights, an exciting new ministry specifically designed for youth & young adults. He's married to his awesome wife Ruth, a huge fan of American football (Chicago Bears to be precise) & loves almost anything covered in BBQ sauce.

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Shell Perris

Shell Perris

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Shell Perris

Shell Perris is a wife, a mum and a songwriter… amongst other things! Her infectious personality and powerful life-stories challenge and inspire the hearts of many. Shell and her husband, Tim (Educational Coach & Trainer), see God at work in their home, locally and nationally. Whether speaking to the masses or having dinner with friends they have been called by God to simply “do life” with others and to help people and organisations be all that God has created them to be. Tim and Shell live in Warrington, Cheshire, UK and have four children – Harvey, Jenson, Sam and Macaulay.

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Mark Pugh

Mark Pugh

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Mark Pugh

Mark is the lead Pastor of Rediscover Church – a contemporary and innovative church that is experiencing significant growth across all areas. He is also one of the national leaders of the Elim Churches in the UK. Prior to leading Rediscover Church he established the national youth ministry ‘Serious4God’ and saw many young people become Christians and be trained up to serve the purposes of God in the local church.

He's always looking to discern the next season and discern ways to prepare the church in steps of faith. He is married to Nita and they have three children.

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Matt Summerfield

Matt Summerfield

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Matt Summerfield

Matt Summerfield balances his time between being the Chief Executive of Urban Saints and the Senior Pastor of Hitchin Christian Centre. Life is never dull! He’s passionate about releasing potential, with a particular bias towards seeing children and young people live God’s great adventure for their lives. He is the founder of lifelive123.org – a simple idea to encourage and equip people to embrace intentional, accountable disciple-making relationships. Matt loves meaty pizzas, Belgian Chocolate Haagen Daaz and great movies!

www.urbansaints.org

www.hcc.org.uk

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Cathy Taylor

Cathy Taylor

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Cathy Taylor

Cathy Taylor directs the Women's Ministry of Calvary Fellowship in Seattle/Mountlake Terrace, Washington, which includes a weekly women's Bible Study and several yearly events, such as women's retreats, luncheons, and Bible study dinners. Cathy has led a women's tour to England, visiting historical sites associated with authors C.S. Lewis, J.R. Tolkien, the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen, along with speaking to women in churches in the US, Germany and France. In recent years, Cathy has taken part in outreaches with Calvary Chapel church-plants in France, Germany, and England. She is a dynamic, stimulating and practical teacher with a great sense of humor. She also has a counseling ministry and does one-on-one discipling and enjoys compiling email devotions from renowned Christian teachers on her blog.

Cathy was born in Seattle, Washington in 1960 and born again in 1976 at a Young Life Camp in Malibu, Canada. She is married to Pastor Wayne Taylor and has been at Calvary Fellowship Seattle for 40 years. They have four children-Jordan (35), Amy (33), Riley (30) and Nick (28). Jordan and Riley are in full-time ministry while Amy and Nick are nurses involved in lay ministry. Cathy enjoys reading British literature, the teachings of all the saints gone before, and the old classics. She enjoys traveling, coffee, but her greatest joy is playing with her eight grandchildren, Aurelia, Florence, Vivia, Atticus, Scout, Athen, Timmy and Ella Jane.

www.wingsofhismercy.blogspot.com

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Wayne Taylor

Wayne Taylor

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Wayne Taylor

Wayne Taylor, the Senior Pastor of Calvary Fellowship in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, is a stimulating and practical teacher who relates Biblical truths to the needs of today. He is the author of five books: He Dwelt Among Us: A Daily Devotional Through the Gospel of John, The Civil War Within: Biblical “Facts of Life” in the Struggle for Spiritual Growth, Practical Christian Living, The Unsearchable Riches of Christ, and Tidings of Great Joy. Wayne and his wife Cathy have four children and eight grandchildren: Jordan and his wife Michelle and their three daughters Aurelia, Florence, and Vivia; Amy and her husband Dan and their son Timmy Lee; Riley and his wife Bhritney and their sons Atticus and Athan, and daughter Scout; Nick and his wife Anna and their daughter Ella Jane.

www.calvaryfellowship.org

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Joel Turner

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Joel Turner

Joel Turner has been in full time pastoral ministry for 16 years. Joel fully surrendered his life to Christ while operating a comedy club in Western Canada. Joel’s background in comedy strongly flavours his Bible teaching style. He currently is the Lead Pastor at Mountain Springs Calvary Chapel, a church planted in Calgary Canada in 2008. God has given him a passion to both reach the lost and disciple the found!

www.mountainspringscc.com

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Nigel & Molly Watts

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Nigel and Molly Watts

Nigel is a keen tennis player and served as a helicopter pilot for 25 years in the British Army before joining Molly to work full time with Precept Ministries UK. Both have a passion to equip people to study God’s Word for themselves, using Precept’s effective and easily transferrable inductive Bible study method. They travel the country training people, and have witnessed the transformational effect in their lives. In 2011 Nigel was appointed as Regional Director, Europe. They have 3 grown up sons and live in Salisbury.

www.precept.org.uk

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Gemma Willis

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Gemma Willis

Gemma Willis has over 14 years of experience in working with children and young people. She is passionate about communicating the gospel in relevant, exciting and engaging ways. She has a particular interest in the way in which contemporary culture affects the way children and young people engage with faith.

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Dai Woolridge

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Dai Woolridge

Dai Woolridge is an early 30 something poet, storyteller and spoken word artist. He works for Bible Society and is creative visionary of spoken-truth.com. He is author of ‘Prayers, Texts and Tears’ and is married to Cath.

www.spoken-truth.com

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Sarah Yardley

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Sarah Yardley

Sarah Yardley is a Californian living in Cornwall who loves Jesus, family, friendships, coffee, travel, and guacamole. She grew up at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, served at Reality Carpinteria, and currently lives in the United Kingdom, serving full-time with Creation Fest UK and Tubestation in Polzeath. She loves discovering what it means to follow Jesus and inviting others to know and follow Him.

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Alex Yarlett

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Alex Yarlett

Alex is the founder and project director of TAG an initiative all about raising up young pioneers. He is also the associate pastor at Falmouth Light and Life Church.

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