Above Bar Church – England

John Risbridger serves as Minister and Team Leader at Above Bar Church in city centre Southampton. He is also a trustee of the UK Evangelical Alliance which he serves as Chair of Council, and has a long association with the Keswick Convention. Bible teaching and whole life mission lie at the heart of John’s work, alongside a long term interest in the theology and practice of worship (leading to writing “The Message of Worship” within the IVP Bible Speaks Today series). He is married to Alison who works closely with him in ministry, and teaches English to adult speakers of other languages. 

John will be leading our Bible teaching every morning at 10am from Monday 8 August to Friday 12 August.



Passion City Church Washington D,C

Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passion City Church, Washington D.C, and author of Single, Dating, Engaged, Married. Prior to joining Passion City Church, Ben served for eleven years as the executive director of Breakaway Ministries, a weekly Bible study attended by thousands of college students on the campus of Texas A&M. Ben earned a master’s degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Ben and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime. 

Ben will be speaking at each of our Evening Celebrations from Saturday 6 August to Tuesday 9 August.

WILL van der HART

Mind and Soul Foundation

Will van der Hart is an Anglican minister, experienced coach and emotional health expert. He suffered from complex PTSD and anxiety after exposure to the London Bombings terrorist incident in 2005. Will is passionate about equipping leaders to look after their own emotional health as well as empowering them to manage the wellbeing of those in their care. Will is the author of a number of successful books on emotional health and co-directs an international charity focussing on mental health and Christian faith:

We look forward to Will’s ministry during the evening celebrations on Wednesday 10 August and Thursday 11 August.


Rector Christ Church Kilkeel

Ali is rector of Christ Church, Kilkeel and serves on the leadership team of New Wine Ireland. Before training for ordained ministry she worked with Youth For Christ in France and Kingdom Faith Ministries in England as a Bible Teacher and Pastor. She ministered in Killeshandra Parish, Co.Cavan for almost 11 years before coming to Kilkeel in 2020. Her passion is seeing people set free and come alive in their relationship with Jesus as they encounter Him through His Word and His Spirit.

Ali will be speaking at our final Evening Celebration on Friday 12 August.

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