Steve Clifford, general director
Steve has been general director of the Evangelical Alliance since April 2009. He is chair of HOPE Together and has previously been international chair of March for Jesus and chair of the leadership team for Soul Survivor. Steve continues to give advice and support to churches and has worked in a variety of church roles, including many among the Pioneer network of churches. Currently, he is a member of the leadership team at his local church.
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Topics: Evangelical Alliance policy, Leadership, Churches in the UK
Dave Landrum, director of advocacy
Dr Dave Landrum has been our director of advocacy since June 2011, when he joined the Evangelical Alliance from his previous role as parliamentary officer for the Bible Society. He has a first-class degree in contemporary politics and urban policy studies and a doctorate in politics and policy process in education. Well-respected in parliament, Dave's passion is to see Christianity making an impact on society by being at the centre of political, cultural and economic life.
Topics: Politics, Citizenship, Education, Faith in the public square and the workplace, Human rights, Marriage, Public leadership, Religious freedom/equality, Secularism, Social justice/poverty ... and football
Rev Yemi Adedeji, director, One People Commission
Yemi Adedeji is director of the One People Commission, a group of key national church leaders across ethnic backgrounds which celebrates diversity while promoting unity. He is associate director for HOPE, a global ambassador for Compassion UK and strategic adviser for many church leaders across UK. Yemi is also closely involved with Jesus House London, a dynamic and entrepreneurial church/social enterprise charity operating locally in north London and part of the worldwide network of Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Topics: Black ethnic minority churches, Divine miracles, Evangelism, Pentecostalism, Youth counselling
Chine McDonald, director of communications
joined the Alliance as editor in November 2010 from her previous roles as
editor at the Crown Prosecution Service and reporter at the Reading Evening
Post. She became director of communications & membership in 2014,
overseeing the editorial and fundraising teams, as well as the team that looks
after our 3,600 church and 600 organisation members. She read theology at
Cambridge University, where she was also news editor of the university
newspaper Varsity. Since then, she has written for several regional and
national newspapers and magazines. Chine is the author of 'Am I Beautiful?' – a
book exploring body image among Christian women. She is a former trustee of the
Bible Society and currently sits on the boards of the Church & Media
Network, the Christian Enquiry Agency and the Sophia Network, which equips
women in leadership across the Church.
Topics: Body image, Ethnic minority church, Race issues, Women, Media, Young people
Manoj Raithatha, national coordinator, South Asian Forum
Manoj began his career as a teacher before turning to writing, including a Bafta award-winning children's TV series My Life as a Popat. In 2003, Manoj turned his hand to business and set up a property company. But ultimately it was the ill health of Manoj’s two year old son in 2008 which was to prove the biggest turning point in his life. Christian friends set up a prayer vigil, his son was healed and within days Manoj, a born and raised Hindu, gave his life to serve Jesus. Today, Manoj heads up the South Asian Forum (SAF), a grouping within the Evangelical Alliance set up to provide a forum for South Asian Christians in the UK to encourage, support and equip each other for mission, and to represent their concerns to government, media and the wider Church. Manoj also runs Instant Apostle publishing house.
Topics: Cross cultural mission, South Asian churches and issues, Christian perspective on business, Christian publishing