theYECuk brings you a day of input and inspiration from key leaders who carry a vision for the UK. With this little lot on the microphone, it is hard to imagine not departing the conference with fire in your belly!

More speakers to be announced shortly …



Gavin is the Director of Mission for the Evangelical Alliance. Formerly National Director of Youth for Christ, Gavin is a gifted communicator to young people and has built his ministry around an uncompromising approach to evangelism. Former goalkeeping protégé and passionate AFC Wimbledon fan, Gavin is married to Anne and they have two children.


In 2019, we’re excited to be putting young people on the stand. If we’re going to see the movement amongst young people we crave, God will be raising up leaders in this generation who will set the pace. Making space for them at the Youth Evangelism Conference is essential.




Azande is the new head of Youth Alpha in the UK. She enjoys working alongside youth leaders, using Youth Alpha to build up youth ministries across the UK. Azande’s passionate about seeing young people meet with Jesus and as a result become evangelists and the influencers in their worlds, and wants to keep growing a platform for young people to lead with love as they set the culture for the years to come.


Jimmy is the National Youth Evangelism Officer for the Church of England, responsible for promoting and resourcing youth evangelism across the country. Jimmy is based in London and is married to Sarah. As well as being passionate about youth ministry and evangelism, he is a keen spurs fan, a running enthusiast, and a passionate advocate of Apple products

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Phil is a passionate youth evangelist who is committed to seeing youth workers leading evangelistic youth ministries, reaping the Harvest of young people that are desperately waiting to hear the good news of the gospel. Phil is the national youth director for HOPE, and works with youth agencies and denominations to champion peer to peer evangelism as part of the HOPE ’18 year of mission. Phil is married to Emma with two young girls and loves seeing young people getting uncomfortable for Jesus.


Grace Wheeler is the National Evangelist for Youth for Christ and leads the Evangelism Academy along with Mark Greenwood for young people who want to share their faith both through proclamation and relationship. Grace has also launched Sync Coach, a brand new YouTube channel which explores Evangelism whilst having a heap of fun. Grace is married to Nathan and they have a dog called Bailey. In her spare time Grace loves being with friends, likes the occasionally caramel latte and taking Bailey for walks.

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Dan is the Assistant National Director of Pais UK and is the Youth Pastor at Life Church Lancashire. Dan is passionate about seeing a generation of young people rising up to live fearlessly for Jesus. He loves music, Burnley FC and a decent coffee.