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 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.×
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.×
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.
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.’×
Andy Frost is the Director of Share Jesus International and helps lead the London Mission Collectrive. 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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
Since his first missions trip to Liberia, West Africa as a teenager, Chet’s heart has burned to share the extraordinary grace and love of Christ and to encourage others to join the adventure. He has served as a full-time missionary, director of the Adventure Learning Centre in his native Bahamas, founder/director of Patmos:Reality Discipleship. He and his wife, Andrea, have nine children and one grandchild.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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!×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
More speakers still to be announced - watch this space over the coming months
Please note: speakers and programming are subject to change without notice.