We spoke to Charlotte Gambill, Lead Pastor of Life Church Bradford, our conference hosts, about leadership and church life.
Pastor Sameh Maurice leads Kasr el Dobara, the first Mega Church in the Middle East, which is pioneering outreach into the whole nation and seeing incredible fruit through their outreach. We spoke to him about all they are doing, and the effects of the attacks on Christians in Egypt on the church.
Stuart Watt and his family planted Mintlaw Community church five years ago in rural, sparsely populated North East Scotland with just five members of his family. This year they baptized 30 people, they’ve got an extensions service running in another village and have plans for a new campus.
Bryan and Misty Elliott felt called by God to plant churches in the UK, and moved from Kansas to Cardiff in 2012 to start Capital City Church in their living room, with just one other family. Now there’s a leadership team in place, ministries, mission and events happening and they’re repurposing a neighbouring church.
Pastor Mark Batterson from National Community Church in Washington D.C. where they have eight campuses in theatres across the city spoke exceptionally at our conference. He highlighted the need for creativity in our leadership and our churches, and highlighted the power of a single prayer. We caught up with him at conference to find out some more about his life and ministry.