Newfrontiers Apostolic Leaders and their networks of churches around the world
It has recently been agreed by the apostolic leaders that Steve Tibbert should lead what we do together. He has invited a team to work with him, the "Newfrontiers Together Team" (NTT). The team with Steve are David Devenish, Edward Buria, David Holden, PJ Smyth and Stephen van Rhyn, with Alistair Gregory in a management capacity.
Andrey and Natasha Bondarenko
Andrey leads a group of Newfrontiers churches in Ukraine and for over twenty years has been actively involved in serving the church...
Andrey leads a group of Newfrontiers churches in Ukraine and for over twenty years has been actively involved in serving the church in Russia. A few years ago Andrey started to develop a service to India. His primary focus is to identify and train young leaders, both to strengthen existing churches, and to plant new ones.
Andrey is married to Natasha, and they have three sons, Daniel, Elijah and Timothy. As a couple, they have a shared vision – to bring the values of God’s Kingdom into the Ukrainian education system. To do this, in Kiev Natasha founded the alternative education center, where she has developed a technique that involves the integration of biblical truth in all things, and the active involvement of parents in the upbringing and education of children. Teaching leaders, they are hoping to open similar Christian centers of alternative education in different parts of Ukraine.
Arsen and Nana Tatintsyan
Arsen and his wife were saved after an encounter with Jesus Christ in the city of Armavir in 1990...
Arsen and his wife were saved after an encounter with Jesus Christ in the city of Armavir in 1990.
In 1988, at the age of 21, he moved to Armavir. He became a Christian in 1991 and in three years started to be involved in planting new churches under the leadership of Valery Seleznev. Today, he continues to do this ministry in the Caucasus and in central Russia. He is one of the pastors of Armavir church. His wife Nana has been supporting him throughout 30 years of their marriage. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Bryan and Rachel Mowrey
Confluence churches are organized into five regional hubs, and the leaders of these hubs form an apostolic team. Bryan Mowrey...
Confluence churches are organized into five regional hubs, and the leaders of these hubs form an apostolic team. Bryan Mowrey serves as the apostle who leads this team. He is based at Jubilee Church in Kirkwood, MO, where he also serves as lead elder and regional hub leader for the Midwest. Bryan has a passion to train leaders and see the lost find their way back to God.
Bryan and Rachel have been married since the year 2000 and have three children, Ella, Simon and Josie. Bryan loves playing golf, watching sports and binge watching Netflix with his wife.
Colin and Mary Baron
Colin is a prolific church planter with a gift for identifying and developing young leaders. He is the senior...
Colin is a prolific church planter with a gift for identifying and developing young leaders. He is the senior leader of Christ Church Manchester, a multi-site church across the Great City of Manchester, and is the co-author of the book Multiplanting.
He’s also the founder of The Broadcast Network, which uses social media and varying digital platforms to give practical and theological training to people on the frontline of church planting and mission.
Colin also travels widely to help senior leaders in a variety of settings develop and implement strategy for growth. Colin and Mary have three children and multiple grandchildren.
David and Scilla Devenish
David is based in Bedford, UK and is an elder at Woodside Church. He is married to Scilla; they have...
David is based in Bedford, UK and is an elder at Woodside Church. He is married to Scilla; they have four children and currently seven grandchildren.
Since 2000 until fairly recently, David had been working primarily in the Russian-speaking world and overseeing the planting of churches in the part of the world known as the 10/40 window. He also took on the leadership of Catalyst and served within the UK and also amongst the many churches that the Catalyst team serve in other nations. In June 2017 David passed on the leadership of Catalyst to Simon Holley.
From 2012-2020 David has led the Newfrontiers Together Team which facilitates all that Newfrontiers continues to do together through collaboration, interdependence and mutual accountability between apostolic leaders. At Global 2020 he handed over that leadership role to Steve Tibbert, but will remain on the Newfrontiers Together Team.
Part of David’s role in international ministry has caused him to study how we send people into different cultures and contexts, and as a result he has developed teaching on a range of cultural and contextualisation issues which he presents training on frequently. He is also seeking to coach and develop many other apostolic ministries around the world. David has also represented Newfrontiers to other apostolic networks and movements with whom we have good and fruitful relationships.
Before working in Christian ministry, David worked as a civil servant for the British Government in international trade negotiations. One of the highlights of this job included being part of the first United Nations working party on the debt problems of developing countries. Following that he started working in international banking where again he was providing project finance into parts of Africa and Eastern Europe. All of this contributed to his heart for the nations that he still has to this day.
David and Liz Holden
Dave leads New Ground and is an elder at New Community Church, SE London, UK. Dave is married to...
Dave leads New Ground and is an elder at New Community Church, SE London, UK.
Dave is married to Liz and they have four grown-up children and an ever increasing number of grandchildren, with whom he enjoys spending time. He is an ardent West Ham supporter, lover of jazz and avid reader of history.
He travels widely to the churches involved with New Ground, primarily in Europe and in supporting church plants in new areas too. He is part of the Newfrontiers UK Apostles Team and the Newfrontiers Together (Global Team).
Dave has been part of the church in Sidcup since it started 40 years ago and has worked with Terry Virgo both nationally and internationally for Newfrontiers for many years.
Edward and Fridah Buria
Edward has planted many churches in Kenya and other countries in Africa and provides apostolic oversight for the Newfrontiers churches in...
Edward has planted many churches in Kenya and other countries in Africa and provides apostolic oversight for the Newfrontiers churches in the region.
Edward Buria is the founder and senior Pastor of Kambakia Christian Centre in Meru, Kenya. This is a church that is radically reaching Kenya and beyond, hosting a TV programme that is watched by millions, and planting vibrant churches in areas never before touched by the gospel.
His church network continues to grow through healings, signs and wonders, evangelism and mindset for church planting. In 1977 there were only 14 churches, by the beginning of 2016 there were well over 300!
He is married to Fridah and they have four grown up children – Mercy, Joy, Samuel and Joel – and five grandchildren.
Guy and Heather Miller
Guy is the apostolic leader of Commission and is based at Westminster Chapel in London. Guy is married to Heather...
Guy is the apostolic leader of Commission and is based at Westminster Chapel in London. Guy is married to Heather and they have four grown up children. He loves all sport, especially football and fishing.
He is passionate about preaching the Gospel and building the local church. As well as serving the Commission churches in the UK, Guy also works with the Newfrontiers churches in India, Portugal, Spain, USA as well as churches in other nations.
Jeremy and Ann Simpkins
Jeremy is married to Ann and they have been involved in leading Newfrontiers churches for over 25 years, including Hastings...
Jeremy is married to Ann and they 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 and Ann moved from the church they had planted in Teesside 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 that the team serves. He and Ann often travel together and both love to support, encourage and develop local churches, eldership teams and other ministries.
The ChristCentral team is currently serving over 100 Churches on 5 continents – North America (Canada and USA), South America (Peru, Mexico and Bolivia), Asia (Cambodia), Africa (Zambia and Tanzania) and Europe (England, Scotland, NI. Wales, Norway, and Sweden).
When they’re not traveling, Jeremy and Ann love to walk in the surrounding countryside – usually ending with a visit to a local pub!
John and Linda Lanferman
John planted Jubilee Church in St. Louis in 1997. It is now a multisite church with four locations. John is...
John planted Jubilee Church in St. Louis in 1997. It is now a multisite church with four locations.
John is part of the apostolic leadership team of Newfrontiers, and is part of Confluence (formerly Newfrontiers USA).
John is married to Linda and they have two daughters and six grandchildren. John enjoys time with good friends, jazz, and being in "the great outdoors".
Joseph and Lilly Mwila
Joseph is the founder of Dayspring Ministries and leader of Newfrontiers churches in Zambia. He is based in Kitwe...
Joseph is the founder of Dayspring Ministries and leader of Newfrontiers churches in Zambia. He is based in Kitwe and gives apostolic oversight to over 50 Newfrontiers churches in Zambia and neighbouring African countries. An additional 40 churches are looking into partnering with ChristCentral Africa.
Alongside planting 13 churches, Dayspring’s community outreach programme, Streetlife Project, runs two children’s homes, serves over 2,000 meals to children in poor communities and sponsors over 150 orphans back to schools and colleges.
Joseph works internationally and is a regular speaker on both national television and at international conferences. He has pioneered the Zambian School of Leadership and the Zambia 2050 Young Entrepreneurs Business Initiative, and has founded the University of Kitwe and Dayspring Academy Schools. Joseph holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the university of Manchester (UK) and, prior to his full time role in church, he held Senior Corporate positions in Research and ISO 9001 Quality Assurance. He authored numerous academic and industrial publications in various international journals.
Joseph is married to Lilly and they have four lovely children.
Karen and Tsogher Khachatryan
Karen leads the Rhema movement of churches of Armenia, that works among seven nations, planting new communities and strengthening existing churches by...
Karen leads the Rhema movement of churches of Armenia, that works among seven nations, planting new communities and strengthening existing churches by developing leaders and bringing prophetic dimensions to their ministries.
He is married to Tsogher (Linda for foreign friends) and they have three children.
Lee and Stacey Yarbrough
Lee and Stacey were sent to Mexico from Anchorage Alaska, in 1985. They have been involved in church planting...
Lee and Stacey Yarbrough were sent to Mexico from Anchorage Alaska, in 1985. They have been involved in church planting and leadership training for the past 30 years. The have four boys: Ryan, Daniel, William and Matthew.
"Our desire and vision is to see grace filled, Christ centered, 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.
Believing in and being 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, and have a strong friendship with Guy Miller, who leads another Newfrontiers apostolic sphere, Commission.
Martyn and Gaynor Dunsford
Martyn is married to Gaynor and they have three adult children and four grandchildren. He is engaged in international mission...
Martyn is married to Gaynor and they have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. He is engaged in international mission in over 50 nations.
Martyn was the founder of King’s Community Church, Southampton which he led for 30 years.
He is the founder of Care and Relief for the Young (CRY) which works alongside churches and church plant initiatives in poor communities and among unreached peoples. Martyn was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2019 for his services to disadvantaged children through CRY.
He is also the founder of Seed Fund, which stimulates entrepreneurial activity in poorer nations where business start-up finance is unavailable.
Mike and Sue Betts
Mike leads the Relational Mission family of churches. Mike and his wife Sue were born and brought up in Lowestoft, UK...
Mike leads the Relational Mission family of churches. Mike and his wife Sue were born and brought up in Lowestoft, UK and Mike is part of the eldership team at Lowestoft Community Church.
Mike’s desire is to raise up many spiritual sons and daughters to be all they can be in God. He is the author of From the Inside Out: A Grace-Filled Life, Relational Mission: A Way of Life and more recently The Prayers of Many.
In his spare time Mike is a keen fly fisherman, jazz fan and Norwich City supporter. Sue serves the local community working with the local Foodbank project as well as teaching English as a second language.
PJ and Ashleigh Smyth
Pastor PJ Smyth leads the Advance Movement of churches, that plants and strengthens churches around the world. Advance is currently...
Pastor PJ Smyth leads the Advance Movement of churches, that plants and strengthens churches around the world. Advance is currently working into five continents.
In addition to leading the Advance Movement of churches, Pastor PJ Smyth divides his time as a pastor at NewFrontiers Church in New Hampshire and Monument Church in the Greater Washington D.C. area, and helps to plant and strengthen other churches on the East Coast of America.
PJ Smyth has been a church planter and pastor for nearly twenty-five years in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the U.S.A. Twenty-seven years of marriage and three sons later, PJ and Ash are still enjoying each other, ministry and life together.
Scott and Claire Marques
Scott and Claire have been married for 22 years and have two children, Kimberley and Stephen. Scott leads the...
Scott and Claire Marques have been married for 22 years and have two children, Kimberley and Stephen. Scott leads the eldership team at River of Life Church in Harare Zimbabwe and the Disciple Nations family of churches, part of Newfrontiers.
Scott and Claire continue to operate a retail business in Zimbabwe and a poultry farm in Mozambique, which has recently diversified into crocodiles. They have a passion to see the both the urban and rural church alive in the fullness of God’s purpose, with special impact in profitable productivity and raising the next generation in Southern Africa and beyond.
Simon and Caroline Holley
Simon is the leader of Catalyst and lead pastor at King’s Arms Church, Bedford, where raising disciples who naturally make other disciples...
Simon is the leader of Catalyst and lead pastor at King’s Arms Church, Bedford, where raising disciples who naturally make other disciples has become a core value.
He is married to Caroline who has her own interior design business along with leading in the church and Catalyst.
Simon is passionate to see ordinary believers walk into an encounter with God’s love for them and to equip them to take that message out into the world with demonstrations of the power of God.
Steve and Heather Oliver
Having planted and led churches in the central parts of South Africa, Steven and Heather relocated to Dubai, United Arab...
Having planted and led churches in the central parts of South Africa, Steve and Heather relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to lead and establish Gateway Church, Dubai.
Since then, Gateway Church has flourished and multiplied into two communities and Steve has successfully handed over both congregations. This has allowed Steve to concentrate on leading the Regions Beyond Apostolic Sphere, which has also resulted in them moving to London for a season.
Steve and Deb Tibbert
The Global 2020 conference marked the transition to Steve Tibbert leading the Newfrontiers Together Team. Steve leads King’s Church London...
The Global 2020 conference marked the transition to Steve Tibbert leading the Newfrontiers Together Team. Steve leads King’s Church London, which has four sites in South East London. Over the past twenty years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity.
Following a career in sales and marketing, Steve became a youth pastor in his home town of Bedford before moving to London in 1995 to lead King’s Church.
Steve regularly coaches other lead elders in the UK and has also been involved in training leaders in Zimbabwe and India. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011.
In 2015 – prior to taking on his role leading the Newfrontiers Together Team – Steve was invited by the Newfrontiers UK-based apostles to bring facilitating leadership across the different spheres making up the Newfrontiers family of churches in the UK.
Steve is married to Deb. They have three sons and one grandson.
Stephen and Anna van Rhyn
Stephen is the lead elder of Jubilee Community Church. Jubilee is a multi-racial and multi-site church based in Cape Town...
Stephen van Rhyn
Stephen is the lead elder of Jubilee Community Church. Jubilee is a multi-racial and multi-site church based in Cape Town. Stephen is also part of the Newfrontiers Together Team which gives guiding leadership to Newfrontiers, and a member of the Advance leadership team, where he is responsible for serving churches in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
He is married to Anna and has three children, Josh, Ben and Bethany. In his free time when he isn’t hanging out with his family he enjoys watching sport and listening to jazz.
Valeriy and Luba Seleznev
Valeriy was born in Sevastopol, Crimea, and at the age of 19 moved to Armavir where he is now senior pastor of...
Valeriy was born in Sevastopol, Crimea, and at the age of 19 moved to Armavir where he is now senior pastor of Jesus Christ Church in Armavir, Russia. He is married to Luba and they have five children and currently twelve grandchildren.
Valeriy leads a family of churches in the south of Russia and is also involved in planting churches in other regions, including the far north of the country. You can contact him by email.
Vinu and Julie Paul
Vinu leads the apostolic team for Commission that currently serves over 200 churches in five nations within South East Asia...
Vinu leads the apostolic team for Commission that currently serves over 200 churches in five nations within South East Asia, and alongside Guy Miller, he leads the Commission team serving churches in several different nations across the globe.
Vinu is married to Julie and they have two sons, Jonathan and Ankit. He has served as the Lead Elder at Living Hope Church in Mumbai for over 20 years.
Vinu is passionate about preaching the Gospel, raising leaders and serving the wider body of Christ. At the same time, Julie is a dedicated intercessor who has associated with a group of women-intercessors for over 15 years. She carries a heart to disciple younger women and provide pastoral counsel and care.
They travel widely within the Commission family to strengthen churches, train leaders and also develop new connections. Vinu’s other commitments include serving on the advisory forum of a national prayer movement called United Christian Prayer for India (UCPI), and he is actively involved in the Mumbai Transformation Network (MTN).