We are thankful to God for the following speakers who will be leading us through the History Makers training ‘8 weeks - 8 values'
Rev Martin Durham
After spending 15 years employed by Barclays Bank PLC, Rev. Martin Durham received a clear call to leave banking and pursue the office of evangelist, becoming the founding director of Kerygma180 (K180) in May 2001.
Complementing his call to actively proclaim the gospel ‘on the streets’ and to equip young evangelists and leaders, Martin presently chairs the UK 'Emerging Evangelists Institute' (an initiative of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association), and is the European Director of the 'International Leadership Institute', of which History Makers is a part.
Martin is ordained as a Baptist Minister (Evangelist) by the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and lives in London with his wife Rachel, and daughters, Annie & Eliza.
Rev Gareth Hides
Gareth joined the K180 team in 2012, and serves as the Proclamation Ministry Team Leader. His particular ministry passions are to proclaim the Gospel, both in word and song, and to equip and train evangelists in reaching out to this generation.
Before joining K180, Gareth served as a youth pastor for 3 years in the Midlands and as an actor with Saltmine Theatre Company. He is ordained as a Baptist Minister by the Baptist Union of Great Britain, having recognised his calling as an evangelist.
Gareth lives in West London with his wife Sarah and their young daughter. You can download some of Gareth’s music for FREE from the K180 website.
Dr Claire Rush
Dr Claire Rush is the youngest ever Vice-President of The Girls' Brigade International (GBI). Celebrating 128 years of mission and ministry, GBI partners with churches in 50 countries to help girls and young women discover life to the full through local community groups. Passionate about leadership development, Claire has led leadership equipping workshops & events in over 18 countries. Particularly passionate about mentoring female leaders, Claire co-curates Renovo, a new annual retreat style gathering, for female European mission leaders.
Claire has been part of the teaching faculty of History Makers Europe since 2012. As part of the team, she has been coordinator for HMUK and has also taught on teams in Iceland, Moldova, Macedonia, Azerbaijan and beyond.
Claire lives in Northern Ireland by the sea. She has recently completed running 100km in a month for charity – she could barely run 30 seconds a year ago!
Rev Stuart Shackleton
Stuart “Shacky” Shackleton has been the pastor of South Hanwell Baptist Church, London, for the past 12 years. Prior to that, he was an associate pastor at a church in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to becoming a pastor, Shacky served in the South African army and navy, was a private investigator and a financial advisor.
He is married to Dianne and has an adult daughter, Kelli. Shacky is a gifted preacher and bible teacher. He has a passionate desire to see believers grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus and in obedience to God’s call on their lives.
Shacky is approachable, fun-loving and hospitable. He loves sport, particularly rugby and cricket, plays the drums, and enjoys a good barbeque.
Kevin is pastor of All Nations Revival Church in Mitcham, south London. He is passionate about seeing God's Kingdom come and the Church rising up, uniting, and being mobilised to serve God's purposes at this time. Kevin has been involved with ILI, Christian to the Core, and History Makers for just over 12 years and loves being part of “this amazing discipleship and equipping ministry”. He is a 'Walk Through the Bible’ teacher for adults, and teaches a similar age related programme to children in local primary schools in the UK.
His church is actively involved in the local community and heads up a social action programme mobilising Christians from across church denominations to be good news where they live and work. He has a background in banking and finance, and has been married to Jane for 33 years with three grown up children, and one grandchild.