We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting Ekklesia in two sites in 2020 – Milton Keynes in the South and Leeds in the North.
Over the coming weeks we will be announcing the line-up of contributors.

EKKLESIA SOUTH

Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes

Featherstone Rd, MK12 5TH
7pm, 4th March – 5pm, 5th March

EKKLESIA NORTH

Gateway at St Marks, Leeds

St Mark’s Rd, LS2 9AF
7pm, 11th March – 5pm, 12th March

Check out some of the feedback from Ekklesia 2019

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‘Leaders need to keep growing and keep healthy, and leaders must stay learners. Ekklesia is a great way to do this.’

Wolfgang Ecklebew (Every Nation)

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‘Five Star Rating. This excellent church leaders conference was run with smooth efficiency. Speakers were passionate, well informed and left us aglow with renewal passion and vision and hunger to spread the Gospel.’

Dr Taiwo Okun
(Christ Nissi Family Resource Church)

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‘Ekklesia has inspired and encouraged me in leadership. Learning from and sharing with other church leaders from many denominations has been so valuable. Listening to key-note speakers and then having the chance to together is a great balance. It as been though provoking, refreshing and needed!”

Rev Sharon Lovelock (Methodist)

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‘Ekklesia is a great chance to get away from the pressures of ministry for a time of practical tailored input and sharing and prayer ministry.’

Dave Simms (Congregational)

Confirmed Contributors

Pete Wynter

EKKLESIA South

Pete is the Leadership Pastor at HTB.  He is the founder and Director of the HTB Leadership College London, training distinctively Christian leaders across every sphere of society. Pete is also the founding Trustee of the youth organisation Onelife, working with young leaders across the UK. He lives in London with his wife Sarah, and their three children.

Dr Andrew Ollerton

EKKLESIA NORTH & South

Dr Andrew Ollerton is a pastor with experience of leading churches and a theologian who makes complex ideas simple and relevant. His great passion is to mobilise the church for mission through the word of God. Andrew is author of The Bible Course, a popular resource that provides an accessible way into the Bible.

Phil Stokes

EKKLESIA South

Phil is the founder of REACH London a family of entrepreneurial churches and networks reaching London. He is also founder of The Well, a community network church in South London. He is a leadership mentor and trainer with Kairos Connexion and on the team of Pioneer Network London Hub. He and his wife Julie planted The Well in 1987 and since then they have grown two children and several grandchildren. Phil has an all-out obsession with C S Lewis, good movies (his son now makes them) and is an ageing rocker who loves a great guitar lick. He is a prophetic teacher and a mentor to leaders in several countries.

Jarrod Cooper

EKKLESIA NORTH

Jarrod Cooper is an author, songwriter, broadcaster & communicator, and is privileged to lead Revive Church in Hull & East Yorkshire. Inspirational in style, he uses speech, song, worship and prophetic ministry, in an inspiring, challenging and humorous way to encourage the Church to reach higher in God.

Carl Beech

EKKLESIA NORTH

Carl Beech is the Senior Pastor at Redeemer King Church in Chesterfield. He is also president of Christian Vision for Men (CVM) and leader of EdgeFest.

Rachel Turner

EKKLESIA NORTH

Rachel is the Parenting for Faith Pioneer at BRF. God gave her the vision for Parenting for Faith in 2005 in response to a need in her local church, and it has grown from there. She has worked in a variety of churches as a family life pastor, children’s pastor and youth pastor since 2004. She consults, speaks at conferences and runs training days for parents and church leaders around the UK and Europe. Rachel is also part of Hope Church in Harrogate.

Ben Lindsay

EKKLESIA NORTH & South

Named as one of The Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 London’s most influential people for 2018, Ben has more than 17 years experience of working with high risk young people in the field of gangs and serious youth violence. Since 2016, Ben has been the lead pastor at Emmanuel New Cross in South East London. Ben was Chair of the Greenwich Independent Advisory Group until 2016. His first book ‘We Need To Talk About Race – Understanding the Black Experience in White Majority Churches’ was released in July 2019.

Anne Calver

EKKLESIA South

Anne Calver is a Baptist minister, author and speaker. Anne is passionate about Word and Spirit and seeing Jesus transform lives and release people’s potential. She is married to Gavin and has two children; Amelie and Daniel.

Steve & Viv Bateman

EKKLESIA South

Steve & Viv love laughter and family. They have been married since 1996 and are lead pastors of V61. Their passion is to see Jesus transform people and see the expansion of the Kingdom of God in London and beyond.

Patrick Regan

EKKLESIA NORTH & South

Patrick Regan OBE is the founder and CEO of Kintsugi Hope, a charity which aims to create safe and supportive spaces for those suffering from emotional and mental health challenges.

Amy Walker

EKKLESIA NORTH

Amy heads up Kyria Network with its mission to challenge, empower and release women into there spheres of influence.

Amy has served God in full time ministry positions since she was 18, and has constantly been given opportunities to pioneer in new situations, as well as to rise up new leaders within her sphere of influence. Having handed over the directorship of a growing leadership and evangelism organization called Pulse Children’s and Youth Ministries, Amy is now senior pastor of Connect Church a lively and growing church in Scotland, and a regular conference speaker for women and leadership conferences.

Faith Tembo

EKKLESIA NORTH

Following Jesus intentionally since she was a little girl, working with Awake Grace ministries, Faith has planted churches and mercy ministries in three nations. She is especially passionate about worship, working with vulnerable children and women in ministry. She lives in Leeds with her husband and son.

Jo Frost

EKKLESIA South

Jo is director of communications and membership at the Evangelical Alliance. With over 15 years of local church leadership experience, she has also worked extensively at a national level with a number of Christian charities, including Share Jesus, Release International and Renovare. Jo’s background is in public communications and campaigning, and she teaches and preaches regularly on communications, conflict, whole-life discipleship, mission and leadership.

Chris Frost

Ekklesia Host

Chris is the team leader at Gateway church, Leeds and part of the ChristCentral churches  apostolic team. He loves to encourage others to share their faith through resources such as www.oneobjection.com.

Mark Waterfield

Ekklesia Host

Mark leads Hope Church Newham a diverse and growing church in East London, where he is a gifted preacher. He heads up Stratford Church Leaders – a multi-denominational gathering focusing on transforming the community it serves.

Mark, along with Andy Frost, has pioneered Church leader round tables in London and the Ekklesia Conference

Andy Frost

Ekklesia Host

Andy Frost has been the Director of Share Jesus International since 2008. He presently heads up the London Mission Collective; works with Care for the Family on the Kitchen Table Project and Gather on church unity and mission.

Worship will be led by David and Pippa Lloyd

EKKLESIA NORTH

David & Pippa Lloyd have been part of Gateway Church Leeds for 16 years. They have two children and both work in healthcare. David is part of the eldership and together they lead the worship team. They are particularly passionate about inclusive Spirit-led worship in the local church.

Worship will be led by Tim Williams

EKKLESIA South

Tim heads up the worship at New Life Church, Milton Keynes, where he is also a site/campus leader. He currently oversees the worship development for his wider family of churches, Catalyst (part of Newfrontiers), and was previously the assistant worship pastor at St Andrews, Chorleywood. He is married to Maggie and enjoys the occasional game of golf.

The Vision

For almost 2,000 years, groups of Christians have gathered in many different  spaces, from people’s homes to ornate cathedrals to underground caves. There is something vital about gathering together as followers of Jesus.

Ekklesia is an overnight conference for church leaders, to explore together, the power of the gathered community.

This is a space for the raw and the real – a space to unpack some of the thinking and the practical ideas that help us effectively bring about Kingdom change.

Watch the 2019 Conference Content

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    EKKLESIA SOUTH

    Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes

    Featherstone Rd, MK12 5TH
    7pm, 4th March – 5pm, 5th March

    EKKLESIA NORTH

    Gateway at St Marks, Leeds

    St Mark’s Rd, LS2 9AF
    7pm, 11th March – 5pm, 12th March