With a small donation and big faith, John Kirkby started Christians Against Poverty in 1996. He believed God was calling him to sacrifice his career in finance and use his knowledge of the industry to help the poor.
In his hometown of Bradford, John set off on the incredible journey of CAP. His faith adventure led him to people crippled by debt; parents who couldn't feed their children, families facing eviction and desperate people living in fear and without hope. He used his expertise to negotiate with creditors, set up budgeting systems and offer a lifeline to those trapped in debt.
Malcolm is the church leader of Gold Hill Baptist Church as well as an author, lecturer, broadcaster, advocate and government advisor on issues of faith and cohesion. He is passionate about the local church and has written a number of books.
Bob Hartman is a performance storyteller par excellence. He has been entertaining audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for over 15 years with his books and performances, which bring together retellings of Bible stories and traditional tales from around the world with his own imaginative stories. His books are full of humour and insight, whilst his storytelling sessions are exciting, engaging, dynamic - and above all, interactive! He is well-known for his hugely popular Lion Storyteller books, the Telling the Bible series and the highly acclaimed picture books The Wolf Who Cried Boy, Dinner in the Lions' Den and The Three Billy Goats' Stuff.
Cathy is currently on the planning team of Spring Harvest festival, touring with Care for the Family speaking to women about living in freedom, writing for Liberti Magazine, BRF and CWR, training and coaching others in personal development and presenting/public speaking, speaking at lots of conferences and events. Cathy enjoys family, friends and her church – Locks Heath Free Church on the south coast of the UK, where her husband, Mark, is the Senior Minister.
Eddie is the President of the charity Open Doors, which supports Christians around the world in the face of the persecution that a large proportion of the Church face today.