For more than 50 years Ron Bailey has been engaged in pastoral care and Bible teaching in a variety of settings in the UK and in many parts of the world. He is part of New Covenant Church in Bracknell, Berks and hosts www.biblebase.com, a website dedicated to appreciating and living the New Covenant.
Loren Cunningham is the Founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an ever-expanding global “family of ministries” born in 1960 which has reached into every nation on earth (www.ywam.org). As a missions movement, YWAM encompasses evangelism, training and mercy ministries. It is manned by more than 30,000 full-time staff from 200+ countries and a wide variety of denominations and Christian traditions who serve at more than 2,000 YWAM locations in 191 nations.
Loren is also the Co-Founder and International Chancellor of the University of the Nations (UofN), a global ministry of YWAM (www.uofn.edu). Since the university was established in 1978, the UofN has grown to offer more than 500 different kinds of courses and hundreds of seminars (some of which are offered in nearly 100 languages), held at more than 850 locations/campuses in 160+ countries.
Together with his wife, Darlene, Loren’s ministry partner from the beginning of YWAM and UofN, he currently leads the University of the Nations campus in Kona, Hawaii (www.ywamkona.org).
By 1999, Loren had personally gone to every sovereign nation on earth, all dependent countries, and more than 100 territories and islands for the sake of Christ and the Great Commission. This has given him valuable insights into global trends and uniquely prepares him to share God’s strategies for world evangelism.
Since 1960 Loren, joining with many other global leaders, has carried a burden to make the Bible accessible to every person on earth in their mother tongue by 2033, thereby ending Bible poverty worldwide.
Born in Taft, California, Loren’s family heritage is rich with generations of Christian ministers. Loren is the author of five books: Is That Really You, God? (translated into more than 130 languages), Making Jesus Lord, Daring to Live on the Edge, Why Not Women? and The Book that Transforms Nations—the Power of the Bible to Change any Country.
Les Wheeldon was ordained by a German missionary society in 1979. With his wife Vicki, he went and pioneered a work in West Africa. The Lord blessed and poured out the Holy Spirit, forming a living church which is going strong today.
After serving the Lord for 8 years in Cameroon they returned to the UK where Les pastored several churches, before devoting his time to traveling and ministering extensively in Africa, Asia and Europe preaching and teaching the word of God.
He has taught in several Bible Schools in UK. and is currently Head of Biblical Studies at the Marketplace Bible Institute (where Ravi Zacharias is an international advisor) in Singapore. Les and Vicki visit twice a year to hold seminars at MBI and Tung Ling Bible School and continue with their itinerant ministry in many countries.