Every Worship Leader at Arise 2022 is handpicked to lead us into an amazing time of praise and worship.
Worship leader, songwriter, recording artist and broadcaster
Rob Westall is a Welsh worship leader, songwriter, recording artist and broadcaster.
Worship and outreach are at the heart of everything they do. Music and songs are so powerful and Rob and the team are passionate about using the gifts and talents they’ve been blessed with to create the best music, media, events and products, that effectively communicate the love we all share.
They invite people to know Jesus at every event they're involved with. Their songs are sung in local churches and have been heard on BBC and national Christian radio and TV networks across the globe. They are God-focused, Biblically-based, pointing to the hope we have to hopefully help people express their own hearts to God in their own words.
Worship leader, Chief Executive and Founder of SOW (Sound Of Wales)
Cath Woolridge is a professional singer, international worship leader, author and creative communicator. She was born and lives in the deepest darkest part of Wales. Her early career consisted of various acting jobs; including, a role in the hit series Gavin and Stacey. She was resident actress with Going Public and Lacey Theatre Company.
She attends Lounge church Pontypridd, with Dai and is passionate about using creativity to point people to the good news of Jesus. Sound of Wales, is a collective of musicians, creatives and storytellers based in Wales who love Jesus and above all want to be a part of revealing his glory to the Earth through the sounds of heaven.
It is a creative sound of faith, hope, truth and love for the neighbourhoods and nations. The heart of it is to inspire and equip people of all ages and backgrounds, in creative expression that celebrates Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Pylon People is her first book with Lion Books.
Lead Worshipper and an internationally recognised Cajon player
Heidi Joubert is an internationally recognised Cajon player, known as a pioneer of the cajon and one of the world’s leading cajon educators. Her popular youtube channel focused on teaching people to play cajon, which currently sees over 120K subscribers with over 17 Million views on her video lessons. She regularly tours the world giving cajon clinics, workshops and performances for many established music organisations and companies as well as privately . Her website ‘cajonbox.com‘ covers everything about cajon and features a webshop which sells her own brand of handmade cajons, ‘Cruz Cajon’.
In 2016 a video of her performing spontaneously on the subway in Germany went viral and gained over 100 Million views. In 2016 she became Roland’s international percussion and Elcajon demo artist. Her list of clients include Roland, TedX, BeInspired, BBC London, BT Uk amongst others. Also recognised as a prominent singer-songwriter, she tours the world with her Solo project ‘Heidi Joubert Project’ and is currently preparing to record her debut solo album due to be out in 2022. She has worked with many great musicians, including having Stevie Wonder spontaneously jam with her onstage during her Demo at NAMM show in California in 2016 after she won ‘Best Show in Namm’ award, as well as giving a private demo to Sheila E. on the Roland EC10 cajon at the same event.
She has also been invited to talk at various events as a ‘person of inspiration’, including TedX, Beinspired productions and the Roland Berger B50 festival. Heidi is currently not only about to record her first album but she has just released a series of video lessons, her own ‘Modern method for the cajon’ which is available online on her cajonbox website.
ABBRR band is a British Asian worship band, they have been writing and producing worship music since 2016 in addition to leading worship around churches and events across the UK. The band is made up of 7 band members.
The word ABBRR comes from the Urdu language; which mean the “Presence of God”. The heart of the band is to worship Jesus with an honest expression and usher many into the kingdom of God.
Founder, Senior Pastors and Worship Leaders at Warehouse Church
Robbie and Donna Howells are the founders/senior pastors at The Warehouse Church, which they pioneered over twenty years ago.They are passionate about seeing people fulfil their destiny in God by equipping them in the word. Part of their mission statement is to reach the lost, equip the found and love unconditionally, this pretty much sums up who they are and what
The Warehouse Church stands for. 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. Donna is also an author, releasing her first book ‘Revelations of a Pastors Wife’ last year. They both travel internationally preaching and teaching. Robbie has a background in secular music but when he gave his life to Jesus in 1993 he switched to using his gift for God.
He led worship for seven years before pioneering The Warehouse Church and is often invited to sing as well as preach in churches. It’s evident when you visit The Warehouse Church that both Robbie and Donna have a background in worship. Time is given to allow people to enjoy the presence of God and the Holy Spirit is given room to do what He wants to do!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. Robbie and Donna have four grown children; Aaron, Corey, Alana & Robyn. And a daughter in love, Corah May and grandson Axon.
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 here at Arise 2022!
Meet your Host Rev. Wade & Claire McLennan
Rev. Wade McLennan 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.
Pastor Claire McLennan 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.
A Prophet and Co Founder of Glasgow Prophetic Centre
Emma Stark is a prophet who operates with authority and authenticity as she ministers and teaches around the world. Born in Northern Ireland into a long family line of church pastors, Emma communicates with clarity, humour and Celtic boldness!
Evangelist, Founder and Director of Mission24
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.
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.
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.