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Affiliate Evangelists

The Association of Evangelists also has ‘affiliates’, those doing the work of an evangelists in a range of different contexts. Some are employed by other organisations or churches. Affiliates join with the other evangelists from time to time for prayer, fellowship, and discussion.

Peter Barker
Pete lives in North London with his wife, Vicky, and their two young sons. He enjoys meeting and talking with anyone and everyone, understanding better what they believe and why, whilst trying to share something of the good news of Jesus. In spite of being a Londoner, he accidentally ended up supporting Liverpool FC. He loves music and playing the drums, and is interested in almost everything.

Pete became a Christian after leaving university. Whilst working on building sites, he began serving in his local church. As well as a range of other initiatives, spanning homeless work, youth camps, Street Pastors, and pioneering a number of ministries, he worked for LCM and most recently, for 5 years as a church-based Evangelist in South London.

In 2021 Pete took up the role of ‘Community Evangelist’ with Highgate International Church. He continues to be involved with various ministries including door knocking, work with internationals, regular preaching, Bible studies, one-to-ones, a weekly community café, as well as evangelism training.

Vinny Commons
Vinny is based in Southport, Merseyside and was converted as a student in November 1979. Since then, he has travelled extensively preaching the gospel to all ages with a particular strength in young people’s work. He has a sports background, playing football to a high level, which he left to concentrate his energies on gospel work. He has a speciality outreach with his ceramic exhibition using a potter’s wheel. He has written a tract for sports-minded people entitled The Greatest Team Ever. He is a leader with United Beach Missions and was on the staff of Young Life as their North-West worker for many years.

Andy Nash
Andy lives in Bournemouth, with his wife Abi and rescue greyhound Matilda. After graduating and working as a Geologist, he and Abi trained at Cornhill. They both work part time for Christ Church Westbourne; Andy is the Evangelist and Facilities Manager. He shares the gospel in various contexts, to all sorts of people, by preaching, group work and one to one. During lockdown much of his work went online running courses and reading the Bible with people all around the world.

Andy has a passion to preach Christ and train others to do so. He was an overall leader on a CPAS Venture for 10–14-year-olds for several years. He now is an Ambassador for The Word 121 and Christianity Explored Ministries.

He enjoys smoked foods, online gaming and greyhound socials, and especially so when sharing those interests allows gospel conversations.

Steve Neal
Steve lives in Dunstable with his wife, Marlies, and their three Children. After graduating from university, he spent 5 years serving with in Albania with the Albanian Evangelical Mission. Steve was involved with sharing the gospel in a variety of contexts from town to village, summer camps to preaching. While there he met a Dutch lady called Marlies!

He now serves as ‘Community Engagement Pastor’ (Church Evangelist) at Christ Church Dunstable.  Steve helps facilitate many weekly activities in the ‘the Way’, the church community centre in Dunstable (eg Art, Knit and Natter, Men in Sheds, etc). Each group always includes a 10-minute evangelistic thought for the week. Convinced that evangelism needs to be an integral part of the church culture, part of Steve’s role is to equip and train the church, leading them in various forms of evangelism, and ensuring that they remain focussed on sharing the good news of Jesus Christ

He has many interests ranging from Music to Art and where there is an opportunity, he’ll give anything ago; especially if it creates an opening for gospel conversation. He loves people.