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Since he was 15 years old Noel Richards has been involved with
Christian music. For the past 20 years he has been involved in
song writing and leading worship around the world. His “Champion
of the World” and “Calling All Nations” concerts have taken
Christian music to some of the largest stadiums in the world. He
is married to Tricia. They have two children, Sam and Andy.
Kate Simmonds is a Christian worship leader,
previously based in Brighton, England but now
based in Australia. Kate and her husband Miles are
passionate about God's church, and about helping
people to fulfil their potential in God.
YAZZ was born Yasmin Evans in Shepherd's Bush, London of a
Jamaican father and an English mother. She is a British pop
singer, most known for her successful 1988 dance track, "The
Only Way Is Up". She entered the music business after a time as
a catwalk model. Some people credit her "breakthrough" moment
when she sang the vocals on Coldcut's hit "Doctorin' the House".
However, she regards her crowning moment as the day in 1996
when, lying on her bed, after a breakdown and agora-phobia, she
opened her Bible and found the peace that she had been looking
for all of her life.
Israel Houghton’s style of music brings together Gospel jazz
and rock into a unique blend of praise and worship style. He is
a worship leader at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Texas,
U.S.A. And has a heart for the hurting. Israel and his wife
Melissa have four children.
Ishmael, or Rev. Ian Smale, has spent more than 3 decades
encouraging children and those involved with children’s ministry.
His songs (over 400), CDs (over 36) and “Praise Parties” are
legendary. He is also a popular author on the subjects of praise
and ministering to children and has also ministered at every Spring
Harvest since its inception. Ishmael is also a consultant with the
Evangelical Alliance and Kingsway’s Children’s Ministry. He and his
wife, Irene, have 3 grown children.
Billy Wang (Dongfang Billy) was born in Taiwan but now lives in
Singapore where he is a well known singer and DJ. Cured from
leukemia Billy is now battling it again and travels worldwide to
share his faith and life. He has established “Billy’s House” to help
young people learn the arts.
Mark Tedder has been called “one of the new wave of
American modern worship leaders." Yet he is even more known
internationally. He began to lead praise and worship while at an
international church in Prague. He and his wife, Carrie, lead an
international worship equipping ministry called Worshiplanet. His
worship CD “The Door”, recorded live in China, has just been
Stuart Townend is well known and respected worldwide as one
of the leading worship songwriters of this generation. He has
written such favourites as "In Christ Alone" and "How Deep the
Father's Love". He leads worship at major Christian events.
Stuart regularly leads worship at Terry Virgo's CCK Church in
Brighton, home to Lou & Dave Fellingham, Phatfish, Paul Oakley
and Simon Brading. He is married to Caroline and they have 3
Jarrod Cooper is a Pastor, singer / songwriter and worship
leader based in Hull, England. His most well known
composition “King of King’s, Majesty” has been sung
worldwide by millions. Besides Pastoring New Life Church he
leads New Life Christian Academy and is an author and
conference speaker. Jarrod is married to Vicky and they have
Darlene Zschech is a multi-award winning singer / song
writer with many Dove awards to her name for her work with
Hillsong Australia. Her most famous song “Shout to the
Lord”, just one of the over 80 songs that she has penned, is
sung by an estimated 25-30 million church people worldwide
each week. Darlene and her husband Mark lead the Hope
Unlimited Church in New South Wales, Australia. They have