One highlight of the Catalyst Festival is always our time gathering together to hear from the Bible and be encouraged and equipped in our walk with Jesus. We’ve been blessed to hear from some fantastic speakers in the past, and once again will be joined by some incredible men and women of God who’ll be sharing during our adult meetings. Here’s a little about each of them:

Simon Holley

Simon leads the Catalyst team along with the Kings Arms Church in Bedford, and supports and teaches at Churches around the world. His heart is 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. Whenever Simon shares as we gather together, he always brings something that shapes who we are as a movement, and his powerful prophetic voice, deep love of Jesus, and winsome humility are always a highlight of our times together.

Wendy Mann

Wendy is a champion for the equipping and releasing of leaders across the church. She’s passionate about being a spiritual mother and loves to empower people to be all God’s called them to be, along with also being the author of two books; Naturally Supernatural: The Normal Christian Life and Leading as Sons and Daughters.  

David Devenish

David leads the Newfrontiers Together Team which helps facilitate what Newfrontiers as a whole continues to do together. He has a deep heart for the nations, and serves across the world, encouraging church planting in unreached areas, developing leaders, and speaking at gatherings.

TJ Koleoso

TJ is a youth worker and incredible speaker, as well as the bassist in pioneering jazz band Ezra Collective, a group at the heart of London’s jazz revival. He’s based at Jubilee Church London and works to help young people find purpose, to empower creatives and to tackle issues including youth violence.  

Will van der Hart

Will is Pastoral Chaplain at HTB in central London, and is a founding director of The Mind and Soul Foundation, a mental and emotional health think tank with an international reach. He’s passionate about equipping the church to look after our emotional health and has a real gift for opening the Scriptures powerfully and practically.  
Catalyst is a movement of churches raising world-changers, and this year’s Festival is designed to do exactly that – to inspire, equip and refresh you to change the world around you, whatever that may look like, from a single life, to the direction of a nation. So please do join us again this year as we gather to celebrate Jesus, hear from the Bible, enjoy one another’s gifts, and get caught up in the bigger picture of what God’s doing around the world. Make sure to book in via the Festival section before the next price break on 29th February for the best price, or check out the Servers Page for free or half-price tickets for those who can help us make everything happen.
See you in May!

By Richard Bowpitt

Rich helps look after communications for Catalyst and also works for Oasis Church, Birmingham. He’s a fan of sharing stories that connect people together, Portsmouth FC, and Test Match Cricket!