Leadership Conference 2019

Life-changing leadership

Get ready to experience life-changing leadership with themes to challenge and inspire the dreamers, the doers, those just starting out and the seasoned professionals.

Gathering leaders of influence

Enhance your expertise, cultivate connections and be part of God-breathed moments with creative thinkers, church builders, influencers and entrepreneurs.

Come be a part of it

Experience the room, encounter ideas that resonate deeply, learn from experienced leaders and be challenged by topics that matter to you.

Your Invitation to LC19


Main Stage Speakers & Worship

Learn from our speakers through teachings and interviews. Lean in to what they have to say and be transformed.

Please note, main stage speakers are subject to change.


Mike Todd

Michael Todd has been the Lead Pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, since Feburary 2015, when he was entrusted with the church's leadership by its founding pastor after 15 years of operation. Pastor Michael's personal philosophy and driving passion is re-presenting God to the lost and found for transformation in Christ. He aspires to reach his community, the city and the world with the gospel presented in a relevant and progressive way. Michael is married to Natalie and they have three beautiful children.


Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel is the co-founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, a US-based church known for creating the YouVersion Bible App which has been downloaded in every country of the world. The Life.Church Open Network has resourced over half a million leaders and pastors for ministry, and the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast was listed in the Forbes top 15 inspiring podcasts for professionals. He is an internationally renowned speaker and New York Times best-selling author.

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Amy Groeschel

Alongside her husband Craig, Amy Groeschel co-founded Life.Church – an innovative, pacesetting church meeting around the United States in multiple locations and globally online. Amy leads the Life.Church women’s ministry and is also the founder of Branch15 – a non-profit housing ministry that provides care and support to women on the path to recovery. She has authored Bible studies for women, including The Pursuit, The Hope and The Call. With a passion to see marriages strengthened and restored, Amy and Craig co-authored From This Day Forward: Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage. The two have been married for 28 years and have six children and one grandchild.

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Charlotte Gambill

A powerful communicator – speaker and author – known for her practical, humorous and passionate application of God's word. Her passion is to build the local church across the earth, to see people reach their full potential and to develop and strengthen leadership. As well as leading Life Church in England, Charlotte hosts the annual Cherish women's conference, which in 2018 expanded into Europe.

Nicky Gumbel & Pippa Gumbel

Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), an Anglican church in central London across 4 sites with a regular attendance of 4,500 people – most aged between 18 and 35. He is the pioneer of Alpha, an introduction to the Christian faith. Since 1993, millions of people have completed Alpha and it has been translated into 112 different languages. He is married to Pippa, and together they write a commentary on the Bible in One Year, which has been tried by over 3.5 million users. 

Charlie Mackesy

Originally from Northumberland, Charlie Mackesy preferred feretting, drawing cartoons and swimming in the River Tyne to attending school. After two false starts, he did eventually go to university, studying the relationship between fine art and theology at Cambridge. Charlie has lived and painted in South Africa and America, at one point making endless studies of jazz clubs and gospel bands in New Orleans. He worked as a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press before being taken on by galleries, and has since exhibited drawings in New York and Edinburgh and London, where he now lives in Brixton.

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Matt Redman

Matt Redman has been a full-time worship leader since the age of 20, and this journey has taken him all over the world. He has sung in venues such as Madison Square Garden, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Matt is well-known for his songs 'The Heart of Worship’ and 'Blessed Be Your Name'. More recent music includes the double Grammy award winning ‘10,000 Reasons’. Matt is married to Beth and they have five children.

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Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca started her career in banking and consulting, with HSBC and then Ernst & Young, before moving in to the field of executive search. She led the finance practice for the London office of Heidrick & Struggles, then joined Alpha International as Head of Alpha UK. Over the following twelve years Alpha and HTB grew significantly and Rebecca served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff before being appointed as Group Chief Executive of the HTB Group. In 2015 Rebecca founded Goldstar Partners, specialising in recruitment and strategic consulting in the non-profit sector. Rebecca is married to Alex and they have two children.


Prem Watsa

Since 1987, Prem Watsa has served as Chairman and CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a holding company with revenues of approximately $16 billion. One of ‘the world’s greatest investors’ (MoneyWeek Magazine), Prem sits on the Board of Directors for Blackberry, for the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation and for St Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto. Formerly he was also Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and on the Boards of the Bank of Ireland and ICICI Bank.

Video Interview with David & Jessica Oyelowo


David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is a classically trained stage actor who is working successfully and simultaneously in film, television and theatre. Notably, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 2014 film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. In 2000, he played the title role of Henry VI, becoming the first black actor to play an English king for the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Jessica Oyelowo

Jessica Oyelowo’s career began in theatre, appearing in West End productions including Hurly Burly alongside Andy Serkis. She went on to star and support in many BBC television productions before she and her actor husband David moved to the USA with their four children. She has worked with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, and in 2016 she made her writing and directorial debut with the short film, After the Storm. Jessica has developed her passion for storytelling into content creation and now gets behind the camera to see her love of stories, music and the complicated truths of life come alive on the big screen.


We can't wait to experience LC19 together

We're running hubs all across the UK with live seminars, worship, networking options. Book now or find out more from each hub.
We'll also be holding LC19 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - more info coming soon.

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