Our Keynote Speakers

Neil Cole

Church Multiplication Associates

Neil is an experienced church planter, author and pastor. He is credited as a key catalyst in the organic church movement and is founder of Church Multiplication Associates (CMA), which has helped to start tens of thousands of churches in 50 states and 50+ nations in only 17 years.

Neil is also an international speaker and has authored books including: ‘Organic Church’, ‘Cultivating a Life For God’, ‘Organic Leadership’, ‘Church 3.0’, ‘Primal Fire’, and most recently, ‘Rising Tides’. 

Kate Coleman

Next Leadership

Kate is Founding Director of Next Leadership and has over 30 years of leadership experience in the church, charity and voluntary sectors. She recently completed a term as Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council, is a former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and a Baptist Minister.

Kate is a strategic advisor who mentors, coaches and supports leaders and organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Recognised as one of the 20 most influential black Christian women leaders in the UK, her network extends across all sectors and church denominations. Kate is author of “7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership” and her media contributions include the mainstream press, radio and TV.

Anthony Delaney

Ivy Church, NewThing

After serving as a police officer for 10 years, Anthony went into church leadership and now leads Ivy Church, a movement gathering in community centres, an arts centre, a student gig venue, a warehouse and even a church building.

Anthony founded LAUNCH in 2016, drawing together hundreds of church & network leaders from across the globe to multiply disciples, leaders, churches and movements. He is an Apostolic Leader for NewThing in the UK and western Europe, aiming to train and deploy apostolic leaders and church planters across the globe, with the goal of planting 10,000 new reproducing churches. Anthony works in close partnership with 100M & NewThing to lead LARN cohorts and Catalyst Communities as a practical outworking of the inspiration and challenge leaders receive at the LAUNCH conference.

At Westminster Theological Centre, Anthony lectures to Graduate level on church planting leadership. Anthony’s books include ‘Rough Diamonds’, ‘The B.E.S.T. Marriage’ and ‘Work It Out’. His teaching is broadcasted weekly on UCB radio and he features regularly on national BBC Radio. His show ‘Transforming Life’ has been a weekly feature on TBN UK, Europe & Africa. Anthony is married to Zoe. They have three grown up children and four grandchildren.

Chris Goulard

Saddleback Church

In 2004, Chris left a successful career in the financial services industry and joined the staff of Saddleback Church, California as the Pastor of Financial Stewardship. Over the past 17 years, Chris has started and led Saddleback’s ministries focusing on discipling people in biblical financial stewardship, including the Financial Freedom Workshop, Estate Planning, Financial Coaching, Compass Studies and the Financial Peace University.

Now, Chris is focusing his efforts on discipling those to whom God has given a surplus and have the spiritual gift of giving. He runs the Estate Planning Ministry and Kingdom Builders and loves to talk with people about growing in generosity. Chris is also passionate about helping other churches start and build healthy stewardship ministries and serves as the Chairman of the Christian Stewardship Network, a network of Stewardship Pastors and leaders who serve in congregations around the world. Chris and his wife, Jenifer have been married for 28 years and have two sons, 21 and 18.

Josh Howard

Central India Christian Mission

USA born, Josh has been living in India since 2008 and has a passion to see the Kingdom of God spread throughout the world.  He desires to raise up disciples who make disciples, leaders who create leaders, and churches that plant churches until there is No Place Left without the gospel.  In order to see this happen, Josh is overseeing the Bible college at Central India Christian Mission (CICM), which prepares church planters to go to unreached areas in India and the surrounding countries. 

Josh also leads a training program called “Ignite” which trains every day believers to share their faith, start churches, and multiply throughout their cities. Besides God’s grace through Jesus, He is most thankful for his wife Lashi and his three children, Josiah, Jeremiah, and Zara.

J.John

Philo Trust

J.John (Revd Canon) has been an evangelist for 39 years. Evangelist, minister, speaker, broadcaster and writer, J.John communicates the Christian faith in a practical way. 

He has spoken at conferences, universities and in towns and cities across 69 countries on six continents. He has delivered 36 series of Just10, re-examining the Ten Commandments, where the combined attendance exceeded one million people. In 2017 J.John launched JustOne at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium in London, and JustOne events are now being conducted throughout the UK. 

J.John has written several books across a range of subjects. He lives near London, England and is married to Killy. They have three sons, one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

Oscar Muriu

Nairobi Chapel

Bishop Oscar has been the pastor of Nairobi Chapel since January 1991. He has ministered in many countries within Africa and globally in Germany, Italy, U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia and India, Singapore, Philippines, New Zealand, Ireland and several other countries.  

During his final year in university he had a powerful encounter with Jesus and became a Christian.  Shortly afterwards he felt a call to become a Pastor after being convicted by Luke 10:2 “Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” 

Oscar sees his primary call in ministry to be to raise up a legacy of leaders, especially African leaders, for the church of Christ worldwide. His heart’s desire is to see the African church rise up to its place and calling in the work of missions, alongside its worldwide brothers, to make its unique contribution to the global task. Oscar has been married to his wife Beatrice Wambui for over 30 years. Together they have 7 daughters; some natural born and some adopted.

Danielle Strickland

Social Justice Advocate

Danielle is currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing Justice Departments for The Salvation Army to launching Global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new movements to mobilise people towards transformational living. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently.

Danielle is the Author of 5 books with her most recent being ‘The Ultimate Exodus: Finding Freedom From What Enslaves You’, ‘The Zombie Gospel: The Walking Dead and What it means to be Human’ and ‘the Liberating Truth’ . 

She is the Co-founder of Women Speakers Collective who will be having their first UK event immediately after LAUNCH. Danielle is also the Co-founder of Infinitum, Amplify Peace, Brave Global and she is host of DJStrickland Podcast. Danielle is a mom of 3, wife to @stephencourt and has been affectionately called the “Ambassador of Fun”.

James Emery White

Mecklenburg Community Church

Dr. White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, USA – a church that began with a single family and has grown to more than 10,000 active attenders on multiple campuses, with more than 70% of its growth from those who were previously unchurched. James is the President of Serious Times, a ministry that explores the intersection of faith and culture and hosts ChurchandCulture.org featuring a wide range of resources to serve the church internationally.

James ranked Adjunctive Professor of Theology and Culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also served as their fourth President; and has authored more than twenty books that have been translated into ten languages. Among Dr. White’s many books are Gold Medallion nominees ‘Serious Times’ and ‘A Search for the Spiritual’. His most recent release is ‘Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World.’

Connect with hundreds of leaders & global movement makers for a time of inspiration, innovation and impartation at our 2019 LAUNCH church multiplication catalyst event in Wigan, Greater Manchester – then GO VIRAL!

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