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Every speaker at ARISE '24 is handpicked to equip you from different angles so that you are well prepared for your battle ahead.

Wade & Claire McLennan

Founders and Pastors of New Hope Community Church, Cardiff

Wade originally grew up in Chicago, USA. Although he did not come from a Christian background, God was pleased to save him from a lifestyle of drugs and street life at the age of nineteen. God has dramatically changed his heart and life, giving him a passion for His Word and a heart for World Mission,  Biblical Evangelism and Church Planting. He is currently an elder at New Hope Community Church, Cardiff.

Claire was saved at the age of 35. She was not raised in a Christian home, but God revealed Himself to Claire in her kitchen. Since that day, her life has been changed and transformed through God's love and freedom. Claire has graduated from Esther Academy and serves as New Hope's women's pastor.

Jonathan Conrathe

Evangelist, Founder and Director of Mission24

We  welcome Jonathan back again joining us for ARISE '24! He carries a weighty and anointed calling to see 'forgiveness and healing' proclaimed from the cross of Jesus Christ. He was called as a teenager to a global ministry and with many testimonies of those professing faith in Christ and being healed over the years we are looking forward to what God has in store this year at ARISE '24!

Jonathan is an Evangelist, Founder & Director of Mission24 and "LifeLink24", the mercy arm of the ministry. Jonathan has seen in excess of 264,500 people come to Jesus Christ over the last 32 years in 52 countries. The Lord continues to faithfully confirm His word with regular healings, miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Jon is involved with church planting, fathering other evangelist and quipping the church worldwide in power evangelism.

He is also a broadcaster on UCB & Premier Radio and has appeared on a number of interviews for GodTV and BBC TV.

Dr. Sam Matthews

Apostle, Intercessor founder of Family of Faith, Oklahoma

Dr. Sam Matthews is the founder and senior elder of the Family of Faith Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma. This church was established in 1983 with the instruction of the Holy Spirit to raise up a church according to the pattern of the New Testament government with functioning elders and the five-fold ministry gifts of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher. "That has been our prayer and passion to see the nations touched with the love of Jesus and that the” every Creature Vision” of Mark 16:15 be fulfilled to the glory of God!  Next God said: “You will orchestrate a worldwide penetration of the Gospel.”  We thank God for the privilege to work with Him to see these things manifested throughout the earth." Dr. Matthews serves International Christian Leadership Connections (ICLC) as a member of the Apostolic Company and is the founder and president of Family of Faith College. He is greatly used by God in intercession, spiritual warfare, and the raising up and functioning of five-fold apostolic teams. Dr. Matthews travels extensively, ministering with international teams in many nations throughout the world.


Ben Fitzgerald

Evangelist, Senior leader of Awakening

Ben Fitzgerald is a passionate lover of Jesus and the senior leader of Awakening Europe, a movement that champions the Gospel across Europe through stadium events, city-wide outreaches, and training schools.  Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Ben met Jesus in an encounter that deeply changed him in 2002 whilst he was dealing drugs. Since then Ben has lived passionately about one thing – showing the world Jesus in his everyday life and taking the good news of the Kingdom to the nations.In 2009, Ben moved to Redding, California to attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM). After graduating, he then served on staff as a Pastor at Bethel Church for several years. He currently lives in Germany leading the Awakening Team and spends much of his time traveling extensively – both in Europe and across the world. Galatians 5:1 says “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” In line with that mission, Ben loves to equip people to live in God’s fullness of freedom and identity.  He has a deep conviction that the future of nations will be transformed by radical believers living free and proclaiming Jesus boldly.

Jean-Luc Trachsel

Healing Evangelist and President of the International Association of Healing Ministries (IAHM)

Jean-Luc personally encountered Christ at age five, and from the earliest age God placed a strong calling on his life – to share His Word with demonstrations of power.

Jean-Luc believes that nothing is impossible. He actively works to bring unity among Christians and to proclaim the Gospel to this generation with mercy and compassion. His sensitivity to the Spirit allows the manifestation of the supernatural with signs, miracles, healings and the salvation.

Jean-Luc is President of the International Association of Healing Ministries (IAHM) and prime vision carrier of Europe Shall Be Saved Movement. Together with Daniel Kolenda, he also launched and co-chaired the Global Evangelist Alliance (GEA) under the banner of Empowered21. Internationally recognised speaker, he travelled over the five continents to more than eighty nations and shared the Gospel in all kind of situations and circumstances.

We are looking forward to having Jean-Luc back with us again for ARISE 2023!

Scott Lee

Evangelist, Founder of Encountering Life International

During his early days as a church planter in Mexico, God gave Scott the vision for Encountering Life International. The mission is to empower others to live a life of intimacy, power, and faith through discipleship and training, as well as impartation of the anointing and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

We are looking forward to having Scott with us for ARISE '24!

Andrew Cannon

Evangelist, Founder of Gospel Grenades

Andrew Cannon is an Evangelist born and raised in Liverpool, UK.  The hand of God radically touched him in January 2010 when he called up on the name of Jesus.  

He has been called by God into the office of an Evangelist and has wasted no time in unashamedly sharing his faith in Jesus to all he comes across in his walk, whether that’s at a Stadium event, a conference or on the streets where Andrew feels right at home introducing people to the Lord.

We are grateful to have Andrew back with us again for ARISE '24!

Paul Manwaring

Fathering People and Organisations

Paul was part of Senior Team of Bethel Church in Redding, California  for 15 years. He was then given a prophetic word about evangelism and that made way for his faith journey back to Europe. He firmly believes in raising world changers, strengthening organisations, empowering people and fathering Evangelists!

We're looking forward to having Paul back with us again here at ARISE 2023

Jarrod Cooper

Jarrod Cooper is an author, songwriter, broadcaster, leads Revive Global Church and THE TRIBE, an online worship and learning community.

Inspirational in style, Jarrod uses speech, song, worship and prophetic ministry in an inspiring way, to encourage the Church to reach higher in God. This work has taken him throughout the UK, Europe, Africa, Australia and North & South America since 1990, speaking and singing in churches, conferences, on television and radio and through writing and producing training and coaching materials. His main passion is that “the glory of the Lord would cover the earth, as the waters cover the sea”, and seeks to lift believers to a life in the supernatural, that will display God’s presence and power in everyday life.

Jarrod is co-founder of The TRIBE, an online community of passionate worshippers and learners, leaders and churches across the world, dedicated to encountering God and growing in skills for life and leadership and revival.He has led Revive Church since 2005, and in that time it has grown from 1 location to 3, with an additional 6 missional communities and a network of churches, itinerants and ministries. Revive Church is presence filled, prophetic, pioneering and passionate and is fast becoming an apostolic resource centre for leaders, for training, for missions, for church planting and inspiring revival. Revive Church is the home of Colombia ChildCare UK, a ministry birthed by the remarkable David Taylor, which educates, feeds, bring medical care and the Gospel to over 1500 children every week.  

Jarrod has been involved in producing over twenty worship albums, including eleven solo albums, and the song he is probably most known for writing, King of kings, Majesty, has featured consistently as one of the top 10 worship songs sung in the United Kingdom (CCLI).Through Tribe TV Jarrod’s online programmes are impacting many around the world, he has authored ten books, and his radio & TV teaching programs REVIVE and Days of Wonder have been broadcast in internationally.

Jarrod is married to Victoria and they have a son, Zachary. Vicky is also an author and musician. She has a passion for presence-filled creativity. Jarrod & Victoria are passionate about helping believers to live powerful lives, cultivate healthy, growing, presence-filled churches and bring the influence of God’s Kingdom to their world.

Robbie & Donna Howells

Founder and Senior Pastors at The Warehouse Church, Newport

Robbie and Donna Howells are the Founders and Senior Pastors of The Warehouse Church, Newport. They are passionate about seeing people fulfil their destiny in God by equipping them in the Word. They have a mandate from God to teach the uncompromising word to the nations and this is fulfilled through live-streaming their church services and more recently making programmes for Christian TV in the U.K., America and Africa. They are more passionate than ever about fulfilling all that God has assigned them to do and are looking forward to seeing Wales on fire for God once again.

Graham Jones

Prophet, Teacher and Founder of Bethel House of God, Liverpool

A solid Bible based prophetic teacher that ministers across churches in the United Kingdom and Brazil. Graham has been a regular at ARISE since the beginning and has brought a sense of God's presence and His word of authority to every meeting. Graham like to as he puts it "...to get out of the way and watch the Holy Spirit do what He wants to do.." and the thats exactly what happens! It's great to have Graham with us again at ARISE '24.

Evangelist Jenny Carol

Evangelist with Mission24, Cfan & OAC

Jenny is a full time evangelist, CFAN affiliate & Team Evangelist for Mission24. Jenny grew up in the wilds of Scotland. At sixteen years old, she went to a Christian holiday camp in Cornwall where she encountered Jesus and was powerfully saved. One year later she received a call to evangelism. Jenny has been involved with several evangelistic ministries, including Open Air Campaigners, who specialise in street outreach, and graduated from the Mission24 School of Ministry & Mission in 2018. Jenny also trained for crusade evangelism with Christ For All Nations under Daniel Kolenda in 2020. She is zealous to reach the lost and has spent many years in full time evangelism. She considers herself blessed to have had the opportunity to preach the gospel in 22 other countries as well as many towns and cities within the UK. She has a particular heart for Latin America and Africa and for taking the gospel to those in unreached areas who have never had an opportunity to hear the good news. Jenny has had the joy of seeing thousands saved and many healed both in the UK and a growing number of countries around the world.

Simon Matheson

Teacher and Elder at Hill City Church

Simon is an Elder of Hill City Church, Pontypool and also works with Christians Against Poverty. Simon carries a well-developed teaching gift. Having been saved and baptised in the Holy Spirit whilst studying at Cardiff University, Simon has been leading in the Church and feeding God’s people since a young age. He is a real Holy Spirit empowered man of God who edifies the Saints and brings glory to God as he speaks. Simon is married to his lovely wife, Sarah and has five children. We are delighted to have Simon joining us for Arise 2022 where he will be part of the team opening up the glorious Book of Hebrews.