Word Alive is founded on the conviction that as God’s Word speaks to us we are brought alive – both alive with God and each other. At Word Alive you can know the wonder of God speaking to you,
your family and friends, changing and equipping you for all of life, while having time together to relax and enjoy each other.

Join us for:

Bible teaching that reaches every
part of life.

Go deeper into life with God and be equipped to live for him in every area of our lives.

Space to relax and have fun.

Return home refreshed, energised and confident to live and speak for Jesus wherever we find ourselves.

Exciting and creative kids work.

A fun environment for our young people to build strong foundations of faith and community.

Inspiring worship.

Gather to praise God and experience life together as part of the wider local church.

We look forward to seeing you at Word Alive 2019.

Hugh Palmer, Chair of Word Alive

Our Speakers

  • Hugh Palmer - Speaker

    Hugh Palmer

    Hugh is Rector of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. He is married to Clare who is a school librarian as well as secretary for a charity and they have three married children and a growing number of grandchildren. He remains a lifelong supporter of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

  • Richard Pratt - Speaker

    Richard Pratt

    As President of Third Millennium Ministries, Dr. Richard L. Pratt, is actively involved in all aspects of the ministry. He also travels extensively to evangelise and teach. Richard holds a Th.D. in Old Testament Studies from Harvard University, a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from Roanoke College. He has authored numerous articles and books, including: Pray with Your Eyes Open, Every Thought Captive, Designed for Dignity, He Gave Us Stories, as well as commentaries on both Chronicles and Corinthians. Dr. Pratt taught at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and Orlando, FL, for 21 years.

  • Sharon James - Speaker

    Sharon James

    Sharon James is the author of a number of books, and has spoken in conferences in many parts of the world. She studied history at Cambridge University, theology at Toronto Baptist Seminary, and has a doctorate from the University of Wales. Sharon is Social Policy Analyst for the Christian Institute. She is married to Bill, who is Principal of London Seminary. They have two grown-up children.

  • Dan Strange - Speaker

    Dan Strange

    Dan Strange is College Director and Tutor in Culture, Religion and Public theology at Oak Hill College, London. Dan is an Elder at East Finchley Baptist Church. He is married to Elly and has seven children from twenty-one down to four. Dan is a season ticket holder at West Ham United. The presents for his 40th birthday pretty much sum him up: a complete set of Bach cantatas, and a day spent with Jimmy White.

  • Tim Chester - Speaker

    Tim Chester

    Tim Chester is a faculty member with Crosslands Training and the pastor of Grace Church Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire. His latest book is Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God in Everyday Life. He is married with two daughters.

  • Ian Garrett - Speaker

    Ian Garrett

    Ian grew up in a non-Christian family and came to faith in Jesus through a school CU. His gap year in Kenya with a mission agency was the start of God’s guidance towards full-time ministry. After studying natural sciences and then theology, Ian has served in three churches – at present, Jesmond Parish Church in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Ian is married to Tess and they have three young girls and a dog. A Northumberland beach or Lakeland mountain are favourite ‘unwinds’ – along with P.G.Wodehouse.

Worship Leaders

  • Olly Knight - Worship Leader

    Olly Knight

    Olly is married to Kirsty and they have two young children, Caleb and Rose. He leads the worship team at The City Church, Canterbury. He is passionate about Christ-centered worship that’s full of Biblical truth and music that’s creative and stirs the heart. Olly has written songs such as My Treasure and Fountain of Goodness that feature on his album The Stream.

  • Ben Slee - Worship Leader

    Ben Slee

    Ben serves as music director at Christ Church Mayfair in London. He’s a songwriter, aiming to equip local churches with gospel-centred songs. He also serves as part of the national leadership of Music Ministry UK. Ben is married to Sarah.