From the best international bands and speakers to some great Cornish talent, plus a whole host of special guests and celebrity appearances!
Each of our six episodes are jam-packed with music, thought provoking talks, life stories and all sorts of fun and games, brought to you by some of our favourite Creation Fest friends, plus some very special guests! Want to take a peek at who will be joining us?
Like what you hear on #CFOnAir? Find more from the bands and artists that have joined us on this series on our Spotify playlist!
Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is a Senior Vice President with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Co-Director of The OCCA Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She leads a team of pioneering apologist-evangelists and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life.
Over the last twenty years, Amy has spoken on university campuses, including Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna, Hong Kong, Phoenix, Massachusetts, in the Speakers Rooms and Chapel at the UK Parliament, on Capitol Hill, and to West Wing staff at the White House. She also speaks in banks, businesses, and consultancy firms as well as churches and conferences. Amy has a degree in Theology and a DPhil (doctorate) from the University of Oxford. She is the co-founder of REBOOT, a youth apologetics initiative aimed at helping young people think deeply about faith, which now runs in countries all over the world.
Amy is married to Frog and helps lead Latimer Minster, a church plant and community on a farm in Buckinghamshire, and they have three children.
Bear Grylls OBE, has become known worldwide as one of the most-recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. The BAFTA award winning TV host began his journey in the British Special Forces (21 SAS) before becoming one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest.
Bear is the author of over 85 books that have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, including the No.1 bestselling Mud, Sweat, and Tears.
Bear originally starred in Discovery’s hit TV series Man vs. Wild across seven seasons, before hosting the NBC & National Geographic Channel series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls. This show has seen him take global stars such as Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, President Obama & Prime Minister Modi of India on adventures into the wild.
Bear has also hosted over six seasons of the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 series, The Island with Bear Grylls, as well as the Emmy Award nominated series Hostile Planet for National Geographic and “You Vs Wild” for Netflix. Bear has recently launched a new production house, The Natural Studios which will be providing a home for the best adventure talent worldwide, to help them create shows that inspire and move people to go for it in their lives and to never give up.
Bear is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Movement, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.
Bear’s motto is courage, kindness and Never Give Up!
Visit www.beargrylls.com for more information.
Billy Vunipola is a professional rugby union player who plays at number 8 for Saracens in the English Premiership and for the England national team.
Has has won the English Premiership and European Cup twice with Saracens and has been capped more than 50 times for his country. Billy was vice-captain of the England squad that completed a Grand Slam in the 2016 Six Nations, retaining their title the following year. He has represented his country in the 2015 World Cup and was part of the 2019 team that made it through to the World Cup Final.
At the age of 22, Brian became a Christian. In 1996, Brian and his wife Cheryl moved to London, England, with their four children. In 2000, Brian and Cheryl returned to their native California in order to transition into the pastorate of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.
Brian became the senior pastor of the church after Pastor Chuck’s homegoing in October 2013. He is the featured speaker on the Bible teaching programme “Back to Basics.” He is known for his clear and challenging exposition of the Scriptures. He also hosts an interview series on calvarychapel.com with prominent leaders, authors and speakers called Things That Matter.
Brian Sumner is an Evangelist/Pastor/Speaker who came to faith in 2004 at the height of his professional skateboard career.
Born in Liverpool England, at age 15 Brian transplanted to America to become part of Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse Skateboards, building a successful decade plus long career riding for some of the biggest skate companies in the world. In 1999 Brian was married and soon he and his wife Tracy were expecting their first child. Within just a few years of marriage, without either of them having faith, they were soon fighting, struggling, and divorced. This left Brian feeling angry, depressed and even suicidal. A year of separation led Brian in search for truth, ultimately to prove there was no God, with the goal of proving life had no purpose.
As Brian challenged the different faiths, asking tough questions and digging into Gods Word, he had a life changing experience leading to his coming to faith in Jesus Christ. “I was going to God to fix my life, while He was, through His Word confronting the issue of sin, the cursed world we live in and the reason He sent His Son Jesus. This “Good News” was new to me! One night, at home in my office, while divorced from Tracy, crying out to God, He opened my eyes, awakened my heart, and I experienced His love and forgiveness exactly as His Word declares. I promised to get baptized, use skateboarding however God saw fit, and even, if He led re-marry my ex-wife.” Tracy came to faith within three weeks having her own God encounter, and they were re-married soon after going on to have two more children.
As God began to work in their lives, rebuilding their marriage, He also opened doors for Brian’s faith to be shared. I AM SECOND – BILLY GRAHAMS MY HOPE – CBN – along with other television channels, radios shows and other media began sharing their conversion and reconciliation story internationally. Speaking at Youth Events, Churches, Outreaches, Festival, Recovery Centers, Schools, Missions Trips, Mens Conferences and the like soon became the norm for Brian. In 2013 Brian’s home church Branches affirmed his call and encouraged him to step out in full-time Ministry being diligent, and being available to share. This also meant raising full time support, as people began to partner, and more recently local churches who also affirmed this call. The next few years, ministry became more and more specific and soon it became obvious their where three primary areas of consistent focus.
MISSIONS – MARRIAGES – MINISTRY
MISSIONS – Evangelizing people locally and internationally, training, equipping, leading missions trips, or speaking at outreaches and festivals, The Great Co-Mission has been a part of our every day lives, as it should be for all believers. MARRIAGES – God powerfully restored our marriage and family, leading to our encouraging people, counseling people, witting a book, as well as traveling to speak. Marriage Ministry is a normal part of our everyday life. MINISTRY – Being ready in and out of season means just that. No day is the same, be it speaking at Branches as part of the teaching team, other churches, schools, colleges, universities, rehabs, our bi-weekly SKATE NITE, weekly WE GATHER Street Ministry, Conferences, or a Missions trip to Costa Rica, ministry encompasses whatever the Lord may bring.
Brian also sits on the board of various ministries like D2L also helping to produce film projects like the “Hardflip” movie, the SkateBible movie “Foolishness” which Brian co-produced, wrote, and directed that went on to win “best Evangelistic film of 2013″. In 2015 Brian published his first book, “Never Fails”. 30 chapters focused on sharing Gods truth, revealing their struggles and victories as a tool to use as they continue sharing the work God can do in marriages. Brian is currently working on a book, workbook, and video series focused on training up people to live out The Great Commission. 2019 also seen the launch of his “Foolishness” Podcast.
Bright City is the worship movement of St Peter’s Brighton, an Anglican church planted from Holy Trinity Brompton in 2009, in one of the most iconic and recognised buildings in the heart of the city.
Our purpose is to see revival in Brighton and as a community we write songs that we believe lead to change.
“It’s filled with powerful declarations and intimate worship. The live aspect allows listeners to experience the raw emotion for the faith-filled songs.” – Vacancy Magazine review of Change
“Real heart wrenching and passion filled worship cries which lead you as a listener to the same place. You can’t listen to this album and not be changed.” – Louder Than The Music 5-star review of Hello Maker
“It [Hello Maker] has successfully brought the city’s artistic culture into the Church- a feat that is rarely achieved”- Premier Christianity 5-star review of Hello Maker
Carl is a UK-based evangelist and church leader. He is CEO of Edge Ministries, and also president of Christian Vision for Men (CVM).
Charles Moss “Charlie” Duke Jr. is an American former astronaut, U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot. As lunar module pilot of Apollo 16 in 1972 he became the tenth man to walk on the Moon!
Charlie was also a member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 10, served as a CAPCOM for Apollo 11 (the first crewed landing on the Moon) and backup lunar module pilot on Apollo 13 & Apollo 17.
Following his retirement from NASA, Duke entered the Air Force Reserve and was promoted to brigadier general in 1979. He has logged 4,147 hours’ flying time, of which 265 hours is in space!
Emma is part of the leadership team at Wadebridge Christian Centre, where she preaches and teaches regularly.
A Londoner by birth, Emma has lived in Cornwall for 14 years; as well as being married to David and raising their two girls, Emma spends her time writing about faith, life and social justice, and running the Media team at Creation Fest.
Guvna B is a double MOBO award winning rap and grime artist from London.
Known for his positive, energetic and inspiring lyricism, his breakthrough 2015 album ‘Secret World’ was the UK’s highest charting ‘clean’ rap album and his hit single ‘Nothing But The Blood’ amassed over 1 million YouTube views.
After losing his Father in 2017, his subsequent album ‘Hands are Made for Working’ was released in 2018 and has been streamed over 3 million times.
HTB Worship exists to represent the worship life of HTB Church in central London. HTB Worship is a collective of worship leaders and songwriters who seek to lead and write songs that will point to Jesus and resource the church. The vision is to play our part in the evangelisation of the nation, the revitalisation of the church and the transformation of society. They have just released their new single What A Saviour recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall.
Jake Isaac is a worship Leader and singer/songwriter from South London. Jake has written ‘Greater than it all’, ‘Love song For a city’ (Martin Smith) ‘As in heaven’ (Graham Kendrick) & Final Say (Lou Fellingham). He has also previously written/produced/music directed for artists; Gabrielle, Blue, Miss Dynamite, Floetry & Duffy. As a singer/songwriter Jake has supported/worked with Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Angus & Julia Stone and Elton John. Jake loves Jesus, cheesecake & family. He is married to Tinu and their young family attend Kingdom Faith Church.
Joel fully surrendered his life to Christ while operating a comedy club in Western Canada; his comedic background strongly flavours his evangelical teaching style.
He is currently the Lead Pastor/Evangelist at Mountain Springs Calvary Chapel, Calgary, a church he planted over 10 years ago. God has given him a passion to both reach the lost, and revive the saved.
In 2018 through Mountain Springs, Joel launched WakeUp Ministries – an itinerant ministry with the sole purpose of strengthening the church through evangelism, encouragement and exhortation. Across Canada, the U.S. and overseas, Joel’s past itinerant teachings include his association with Creationfest, Calvary Chapel International, RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries), Fred Stoeker (Every Man’s Battle) and Gravity Canada.
Since making it through to the Live Semi Finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, which saw him playing to a home audience of 18 million, the name Josh Curnow has rocketed into the public eye.
Josh is a full-time singer-song writer based in Cornwall who played all over Europe supporting the likes of Scouting for Girls and K.T Tunstall. He also travels the UK spreading the word of God through his powerful testimony, speaking in schools and churches alongside Christian organisation Life stories at Lunch.
With the release of his debut album earlier in the year and top London officials in the mix, Josh is quickly being recognised as a big contender in the music industry.
Josh White is an evangelist, recording artist and the founding pastor of Door of Hope, a thriving church community in the heart of Portland Oregon. Josh lives with his wife Darcy, son Henry, daughter Hattie and two Westies, Sonny & Baby.
Portland is the city where he and his wife Darcy met 23 years ago while Josh was playing a show with his then Seattle glam rock band, Man Ray, at the now defunct Satyricon night club. Little did they know that their lives within a few years would be turned upside down and revolutionized by the gospel of Jesus. Since their entrance into ministry in 2002 Josh has recorded 5 worship albums for BEC (3 under the name Telecast) and 5 for Deeper Well (under various monikers) including Liz Vice’s first album “There is a Light.”
When not preaching and leading Door of Hope, Josh is enjoying his family, obsessively reading (he actually is just obsessive), writing and recording songs, designing spaces and currently working on his first book “The Good Death.” Josh often refers to himself as the amateur pastor – for in the words of Robert Farrar Capon, “The amateur—the lover, the man who thinks heedlessness a sin and boredom a heresy—is just the man you need. More than that, whether you think you need him or not, he is a man who is bound, by his love, to speak. The role of the amateur: to look the world back to grace.”
Lucy has been leading worship and writing songs for many years, both as a solo artist and with her talented band of musicians and singers. Her heart in worship is simply to create a space for people to encounter the love of God. Based in London, Lucy has released a number of records to date including a live album, Created to Worship. Now a full time songwriter and worship leader, Lucy travels regularly to minister at different churches and events in the UK and overseas. In her worship expression and the songs she writes, her desire is to create a sound that unites people and ignites hearts to love God, love themselves and love one another more.
The past couple of years have been huge for LZ7. Since the release of their last album ‘Home’, the band have been in front of hundreds of thousands of people and seen their latest singles ‘Breakthrough’ and ‘Legends’ (featuring Silento), gain traction worldwide and success in the charts.
With multiple millions of online views and plays and thousands of monthly listeners from across the globe, LZ7 have played on the biggest of stages. In the past year, the band have been on a European tour with Jason DeRulo, as well as solo tours, culminating in a headline show at the Indigo in the O2, London.
High energy and high tempo, an LZ7 live show is an experience not to be missed!
Matt Redman’s best known songs include The Heart of Worship, Blessed Be Your Name, Our God – and the double-Grammy winning 10,000 Reasons.
His journey as a worship leader and songwriter has taken him to countries such as South Africa, Japan, India, Australia and the Czech Republic. Along the way he has sung in venues such as Madison Square Garden, Wembley stadium, and the Royal Albert Hall – as well as recording in iconic studios such as Abbey Road in London and Capitol Records in LA. Matt is married to Beth and they have five children.
Cornwall based indie duo, Our Atlantic Roots (Mac and Laura Johnston) bring an uplifting blend of American and British alternative folk, with harmonies that are rich and dynamic. Mac’s country bluegrass roots add a popular authentic southern vibe to many songs, with the more folk-inspired influence coming from Laura’s side of the family being English and Irish.
The husband/wife duo met at ministry school in North Carolina in 2012 and led worship together up and down the east coast of the States. In April 2014 Mac and Laura married and relocated to the UK. September 2017 saw the release of Mac and Laura’s debut EP ‘First Light’ recorded with award-winning folk producer Andy Bell. In 2019, the duo released their second, EP ‘Little Bird’, which has had over 190,000 streams on Spotify and has been featured on some of the most popular indie/folk YouTube playlists, resulting in millions of plays in just a few months.
Recent media appearances include singing live on both BBC Radio Devon and BBC Spotlight after the duo won the country music category of the UK songwriting contest in January 2020. This is an international award judged by Grammy, Emmy, CMA and Brit award winning judges.
PHILIPPA HANNA is an internationally acclaimed performer racking up over 1500 shows in 25 countries. Since her industry debut in 2007, she has released 5 critically acclaimed studio albums and published two books, winning fans in the likes of Leona Lewis, Lionel Richie, and Little Mix. The Yorkshire born, half-Irish, Singer-Songwriter is a rarity in the UK Music Industry, bridging the elusive gap between Gospel, Pop, and Country music.
Known for her relatable songs and soulful, Country-tinged vocals, Philippa has drawn comparisons to the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dolly-Parton, and Taylor Swift. ‘Move over Taylor Swift’ [Maverick Magazine]. Her online videos have racked up millions of hits with her Gospel version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ tipping almost a million Facebook shares.
As well as annual headline tours in the UK, Philippa has performed at the prestigious London Palladium an impressive 6 times as a support act, the 02 Arena, and a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in May 2019 as special guest for Royal wedding singers ‘The Kingdom Choir’.
In 2018 Philippa launched ‘Inspiration 365’, a successful YouTube series which led to the launch of her first devotional book ‘Amazing You’. The daily read offers encouragement and inspiration by tackling the challenges of insecurity, discouragement, and rejection from a faith perspective.
An evening with Philippa brings together storytelling and entertainment in a way that people of all ages, from all backgrounds, can enjoy.
‘A voice to die for, a talented songwriter and a joy to be around.’
Pop Icon ‘Lulu’.
Sarah Yardley is a Californian based 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.
Scott Cunningham oversees the Worship Ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and is director of the School of Worship, which offers two nine-month courses in which they train, disciple, and equip people who feel called to worship ministry.
Scott is also Director of Calvary Creative, a ministry developed to lead, train, and provide resources for the church.
A native to California, Tim’s first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, CA before moving to the UK in 2016. These churches are a part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ.
Tim’s first two books, Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning and The Truth about Lies, were projects which came from lessons learned while living and pastoring in Los Angeles. Pastor Tim and his wife Lindsey care deeply about the ministry of the local church in major urban centres and seek to devote themselves to helping churches begin and flourish in their mission to share and reflect the gospel.
Wildwood Kin are a family trio whose sound is characterised by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings, delved deeply into other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments, and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies.
Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard- playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney, all sing, swapping leads and joining forces on harmonies
Currently in the studio with producer Ian Grimble, they are working on their second album, much of which was written in the US. The album is due out on Sony/Sivertone in May when the girls will be headlining a UK wide tour in conjunction with Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree brand. They have just released a covers ep “Voices of Equilibrium” and have recently topped 13 million streams on Spotify.