Special Guests

Announced Special Guests in 2021.

We're really excited to announce that our guests for 2021 include: Mike Pilavachi, Tope Koleoso, Natalie Williams, Lou Fellingham, Jeremy & Ann Simpkins and Lee Yarbrough. We'll be announcing more of our speakers as they are confirmed. Read more about them below!

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Mike Pilavachi

Mike loves Jesus! He co-founded Soul Survivor Ministries and it’s associated church, Soul Survivor Watford over 25 years ago where he remains director and Senior Pastor. Soul Survivor Ministries seeks to reach, disciple, equip and empower young people to make a difference in their generation, through training and events.

Mike speaks at conferences around the world, trying to make people laugh and point them towards Jesus at the same time. He loves cooking, tending his grape vines, watching West Wing, cheering on Manchester United, and competing with his mates over almost anything! He loves seeing young people love Jesus and is hugely passionate about all of God’s people living in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Mike has written a number of books including: ‘Everyday Supernatural’ (with Andy Croft), Lifelines, Storylines, Wasteland and Worship-Evangelism-Justice.

Recently Mike and his team made the decision after much prayer and discussion that 2019 would see the last Soul Survivor and Naturally Supernatural events. They believe God has said that it was time for them to step aside and make space for others to rise up and take a lead in the years ahead.

Take a listen...

the whole of the Bible is the love story of God calling us into relationship with himself.

Mike Pilavachi Storylines: Your Map to Understanding the Bible
Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams

Natalie grew up in a working class family in the deprived but beautiful seaside town of Hastings, which the Daily Mail once called “Hell-on-Sea” but is actually quite lovely. She encountered the wonderful mercy of God at 15 and has wrestled with Him ever since.

Natalie used to be a journalist and now works for the Christian charity Jubilee+, which was started by Newfrontiers, heading up communications and policy. She has co-authored two books on British poverty and the Church with Martin Charlesworth (‘A Church for the Poor’, The Myth of The Undeserving Poor) and has a third one coming out in 2020. Natalie also heads up social action at King’s Church in Hastings.

Natalie loves the mercy of Jesus and is passionate about churches being a force for good in their communities, tackling poverty and injustice and building churches where people from the poorest backgrounds are welcomed and included.

Take a listen...

The Bible shows us that God has always seemed to have a bias towards the orphan, the widow, the person who's been forced to flee their home, and for the oppressed. The Bible is pretty clear that if you are a follower of Jesus, then you should care about the needs of those who are afflicted, or distressed, or oppressed in any way.

Jeremy and Ann Simpkins

Jeremy and Ann Simpkins

Jeremy & Ann have been involved in leading Newfrontiers churches for over 25 years, including Hastings (one of the first churches to relate to Terry Virgo) and Eastbourne (one of the first strategic Newfrontiers church plants). In 2009 Jeremy & Ann moved from the church they had planted in Teeside (Jubilee Church) to lead Christ Central Manchester. In 2014 the team in Manchester appointed a local pastor to lead Christ Central Manchester releasing Jeremy to lead the ChristCentral team and travel amongst the churches which the team serves. After 7 years in Manchester, Jeremy & Ann are following a call to be part of City Church Sheffield in 2017.

Jeremy and Ann spend most of their time serving churches in the UK, Canada and other nations. When they're not traveling, they love to walk in the surrounding countryside - usually ending with a visit to a local pub!

Take a listen...

We need to prepare for ourselves for revival...we must do what only we can do, so that God does what only he can do! We need to call on God for revival, for the revival of God to come.

Jeremy Simpkins On Revival
Tope Koleoso

Tope Koleoso

Tope Koleoso is married to Kemi and they have two teenage children. Tope is lead pastor of Jubilee Church London and Kemi is heavily involved in leading the church's Youth Work.

Jubilee Church London is a multicultural church with over seventy nationalities represented across three sites in Enfield, Wood Green & Ilford. Tope moved to Enfield to help plant Jubilee in 1995 and became lead pastor in 2004 where he is responsible for the preaching and strategic vision of the church.

Tope is involved in supporting Newfrontiers churches & others both nationally and internationally, as well as supporting various church plants. He is a regular conference speaker and has recently co-authored a book Hope Reborn - how to become a Christian and Live for Jesus.

We're excited that Tope will be joining us once again as one of our main speakers. He first spoke at Devoted back in 2016 and we're looking forward to welcoming him back!

Take a listen...

What happened to George Floyd was racism. Racism is not a minor issue or a political issue - it is an injustice and unrighteousness issue and we need to speak up. If we are silent we are complicit...

Tope Koleoso on the death of George Floyd & Tackling Racism

The question shouldn’t be ‘if’ you have a platform, the question should be ‘how’ will you use it?

Tope Koleoso How to make the most of your 'platform'
Lou Fellingham

Lou Fellingham

Lou’s distinctive voice and heart for people have made her a greatly loved worship leader, singer and recording artist. Lou served as lead singer of Phatfish for almost two decades - during which time they recorded eight albums, toured extensively throughout the UK, Canada and America and became an integral part of the worship team at the Stoneleigh Bible weeks. Lou has also made several appearances on the BBC's 'Songs of Praise'. Now concentrating on her solo material, Lou has several albums to her name, including Treasure, Promised Land, Step into the Light, This Changes Everything and her most recent 'Made For You'. "Made For You" was recorded live at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham.

We were so grateful to have Lou as one of our main speakers at Devoted 2019 and that Lou & Nathan and the band will be with us once again to help lead us in worship at Devoted 2021!

Find out more about Lou on her website: loufellingham.com

Ultimately we want the music we write to draw people to God. That by the power and presence of His Spirit people would have revelation of all that Jesus has done for us. That we can be restored to the Father. Worship is His gift to us. We’re made to worship our creator and He is worthy no matter what, but we find that as we give, we also receive.

Lou Fellingham On song writing
Lee Yarbrough

Lee Yarbrough

Lee and Stacey Yarbrough were sent to Mexico from Anchorage Alaska, in 1985. The have four boys; Ryan, Daniel, William, and Matthew.

"Our desire and vision is to see grace filled, Christ centred, vibrantly worshipping churches, planted and established throughout North, Central, and South America. Along with that, our vision is to see nationals equipped and trained to plant new churches, and provide strength and leadership to existing churches." Currently there are 20+ churches in Mexico, varying in size and expression, in several of Mexico's big cities, as well as several churches in the indigenous areas of the Pame, and Otomi communities. There is also a church in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as well as emerging works in Lima, Peru.

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Believing and convinced of one of the prophetic words given to the Newfrontiers' Family of Churches, "we can do more together than apart," we are collaborating closely with ChristCentral, the apostolic sphere led by Jeremy Simpkins.

Our desire and vision is to see grace filled, Christ centred, vibrantly worshipping churches, planted and established throughout North, Central, and South America.

Lee Yarbrough Nuevas Fronteras

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