President of Bethlehem Bible College (BBC). Born and raised in the Old City of Jerusalem, Jack studied at BBC after committing his life to Christ and his teachings. He soon became a member and leader in the ministry of the Jerusalem Evangelical Alliance Church who in turn recognized his gifts and calling and encouraged him to go and study further for the work of the Gospel. Acting upon this directive, Jack went to the Philippines to study at the Alliance Biblical Seminary where he earned his M.Div degree.
Upon returning to Jerusalem, he began ministering with his church and teaching at BBC. After serving and leading the church for 13 years as a senior pastor, he and other likeminded leaders, saw the Alliance church become a church planting movement and a catalyst church in reaching out to the Palestinian people and Arabs with the love of Christ through a variety of means. Rev. Jack holds a doctorate degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Missions and Cross Cultural Studies. He travels around the globe, teaching about Missions and Cross Cultural work in the Middle East and is a coordinator for the World Evangelical Alliance for the Middle East & North Africa.
Rev. Jack is an ordained minister with Evangelical Alliance Church in the Holy Land where he still maintains an overseeing role with the leadership of the churches. He has also worked extensively in the areas of peace & reconciliation.
Ray is married to Sandy, and they have three children and three grandchildren.
After being the Senior Pastor at MBM Rooty Hill in Sydney Australia for 31 years, Ray recently took up the position of Senior Pastor at Fellowship Dubai, a church with over 92 different nationalities in a city of diverse cultures, where East meets West.
Prior to going to Moore Theological College Ray worked as a Social Worker in Wollongong for three years specializing in Marriage and Family Counselling.
Ray has written several books including, “Nothing in my Hand I Bring”, “God is Enough”, “From Here to Eternity”, and soon to be released “Eager to Serve”.
He loves Jesus, his family, and his church, eating Middle Eastern and Thai food, and listening to podcasts such as “A history of Rock Music” in 500 songs.
Ray loves seeing people become Christians, mature in Christ, and mentoring other ministers.
Matt became a Christian during his time at university through the faithful lifestyle and witness of some friends. He met his wife Ceri there, although it took 7 years before he finally ground her down and she agreed to marry him. They are very grateful to God for their teenage son, who will imminently flee the nest.
Before training for ministry, Matt taught history and politics at secondary schools in Birmingham and London. He was on the staff of Christ Church Mayfair when it was planted in January 2001 and has had the enormous pleasure of seeing many people trust in Christ and grow in their faith during this time. He still enjoys reading History and Politics books (for fun!), and finds a curious satisfaction in writing books, but nothing gives him greater joy than seeing someone come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
Sandy has 30 plus years experience in Children’s Ministry. She loves to encourage and equip parents to shepherd their children well. And to equip volunteers in the local church to effectively disciple the children entrusted to their care.
Sandy is the founder and director of Kidswise, a platform for resourcing and equipping people passionate about discipling children.
She is married to Ray and they have three adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and three beautiful grandchildren. All of whom bring her much joy.
Glen Scrivener is an ordained Church of England minister and evangelist who preaches Christ through writing, speaking, and online media. He directs the evangelistic ministry Speak Life. Originally from Australia, Glen now lives with his wife, Emma, and two children in England, and they belong to All Souls Eastbourne. He is the author of several books, including The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress, and Equality (The Good Book Company, 2022) and 3-2-1: The Story of God, the World, and You (10Publishing, 2014).
Andy became a Christian as a teenager through the witness of a friend, and reading a Gideon’s Bible. He’s married to Kathrine and has two children, Ori and Pella. He helped to plant St John’s Church, Chelsea in 2006 and has been there since. He also works in the Co-Mission network as the Director of Church Strengthening.
Andy has been the minister of Christ Church Balham for four years. He got going for the Lord in his early 20s, and after university, he worked for a number of years with students in Durham, before going on to serve as a men’s worker at a church in Dagenham. Having trained at Oak Hill Theological College, he went on to serve St. John’s Downshire Hill, where he was ordained as a minister in the Church of England. He is married to Hannah, and has four children – Chloe, Caleb, Levi and Lois.
James spent six happy years working in London universities for UCCF, a charity that serves university Christian Unions, before being trained as a pastor in the Church of England. Besides his studies, James works at St Michael’s Fulwell, where he oversees the 4pm service and the Mission strategy. He is the father of two daughters (Galilee & Bethany) and husband of one wife (Lois). Favourite football team? West Ham. Favourite book? “Thud!” by Terry Pratchett. Favourite Pot Noodle? Chicken and mushroom.
Danielle is UCCF’s London Team Leader so works alongside university Christian Unions equipping students to live and speak for Jesus. In her role she helps shape and coordinate mission strategy across London and supports the UCCF London Team. Danielle’s prayer is that during the formative university years, Christian students would live out their faith and hold out the gospel to others, and in turn that the Lord might use them to bring others to Him.
Jonny came to Balham in 2019 after four years in the Gambia with Crosslinks, before which he spent seven years in youth ministry in the UK. God used prayerful parents, Christian schoolteachers and summer camps to bring him to new life in Christ. Jonny is studying for a Masters in Theology through Union School of Theology. Jonny loves the sea, music of all kinds, and his three beautiful girls: his wife Beth and daughters Clemmie and Sophia.
Richard led the planting team at Christ Church Balham, and since 2017 he has worked at Co-Mission helping them to start church plants and support church planters. He is married to Rosslyn who works part-time as a GP, and they have three children who are students either at University, A Level or GCSE. They are currently at Christ Church Mayfair having had to close the Bridge Church Peckham. When he’s not thinking about, teaching about or involved in church planting he’s playing sport, consuming sport or watching his children play sport.
Jules has been attending Christ Church Balham since 2010. From 2015 she was a Ministry Trainee and is now a member of staff there. She finds joy in helping people grow in their understanding of God’s love for them and how they can respond in light of this. Her spare time in London is taken up with sharing life with her friend and housemate Jane, as well as families, couples and singles at CCB. She also loves being outdoors in wide open spaces, preferably not in London.
Dave has been a member at Hope Church Sutton since the 2015 graft and an elder since 2019, having grown up down the road at Cheam Baptist Church. He leads the youth work at Hope, enjoying the privilege of teaching teenagers about following Jesus and the excuse for socials and camps and weekends away. Dave is an English Literature grad who works in international development, and enjoys reading, theatre and almost all sport.