Love Jesus, share Jesus

Since 1952 our ministry has been speaking life to a needy world. Founded by evangelist and broadcaster, Eric Hutchings, we have always had a twin focus: proclamation and media. Today we have a new name—Speak Life—but our vision remains: to re-evangelise church and world through captivating, Christ-centred communication.

Our people

Glen Scrivener

Director & Evangelist

Glen is passionate about people meeting Christ and equipping Christians to share their faith. He’s often found speaking at Churches and Universities, in the studio producing online media or in his office, writing books and other evangelistic material. Glen is married to Emma, and they have a daughter, Ruby and son, JJ.

Nate Morgan Locke

Development Director

Nate has been at the forefront of pioneering creative evangelism in the last decade, co-writing and presenting the Soul course for youth as well as Life Explored. A published author, he speaks widely about mission, creativity and the stories we tell. He is married to Cat and they have two children.

Paul Feesey

Associate Evangelist

Paul grew up in Cardiff and studied theology at the University of Nottingham and now splits his time between Speak Life & running his own guitar teaching business. When he’s not working, Paul can be found writing his own music, playing in bands, watching Doctor Who or taking part in kickboxing & kettlebell classes. He lives in East Sussex with his wife Becca and their three daughters.

James Place

Operations Director

James is delighted to be a part of a team setting out to reach the lost with captivating proclamation of Jesus’ gospel – to quote the Speak Life vision. James loves clear strategy whenever he comes across it and admires great project management almost as much as he admires great administration. He is married to Alison and they have two adult children.

Emily Lynch

Office Manager

Emily believes that Christian organisations should look to be pioneers, both in the way they govern charities and look after team. She delights in using her strategic & creative gifting to develop operational and administrative functions that best support the wider team and help Speak Life engage with supporters in a meaningful way. 

Mattea Hart

Administration Support

Mattea is passionate about creative administration, putting nuts and bolts on the wheels of creativity to support the driving vehicle of Speak Life’s speaking engagements and media production. Mattea lives in Eastbourne with her husband and runs her own business from home alongside her work for Speak Life.

Christine Brindley

Foundry Manager

Christine is part of the Speak Life Foundry team. She believes that in addition to producing excellent films, podcasts, interviews and other media, Speak Life can equip people to use their God given creativity to support the church and reach the world. She is married to Rupert and they have three almost grown up sons.

Thomas Thorogood

Media Producer

Thomas is a filmmaker and composer from England. After graduating with a geology degree, he now loves to explore storytelling that points to Jesus. When he’s not producing videos and podcasts for Speak Life, he likes to go on walks, watch movies and play the ukulele.

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Glen and Nate speak at Schools, Churches and Universities about Christ, Culture and Creativity. Get in touch to enquire about making a booking.

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  • The doctrine of “Christ alone” is not a narrow insistence because Christ is not narrow. He’s cosmic. Jesus is not a bridge we cross so that we get what we really want (other-worldly blessings). When we come to Christ we get him and through him we look again at the whole of life: seeing a captivating vision for God, the world and ourselves.

  • Following Ephesians 4:10-11 we see the work of evangelism as primarily equipping the church for her work of evangelistic service. Church is God’s mission strategy for the world. Therefore we do not turn our back on the church and strike out into the world. Instead we speak life to the church that the church might speak life to the world.

  • There is no trade-off between biblical faithfulness and creativity. The Bible is creative. Profoundly so. To be biblical is to tell the Jesus story in compelling and captivating ways (just like the Scriptures do it).

  • We do not so much believe in “stepping stones” from the non-Christian world to the Christian. We don’t try to persuade by being similar to the world, we persuade by throwing open the doors of our distinctively strange Christian house and saying, “Come inside. It might look weird, but you’re very welcome. In time we trust you’ll see an internal logic and beauty to the whole thing.”

  • Being creative is not the ‘softly, softly’ approach in evangelism. We don’t really do ‘softly, softly.’ Actually story-telling is the most uni-directional form of communication. If I immerse you in a story I don’t just take the moral or intellectual high ground, I take all the ground. I surround you with a whole new world and say ‘Look again!’

  • We believe strongly that Jesus answers the questions of the most serious intellectual. We are committed to giving ‘reasons for the hope we have’ (1 Peter 3:15). But we’re also convinced that humans are heart-led creatures. As Ashley Null has said: “What the heart loves, the will chooses and the mind justifies.” Without a heart-captivating vision, no-one changes their mind.

  • Evangelism is pastoring non-Christians. Pastoral care is evangelising Christians. We must never divorce the seeking of lost sheep from the shepherding and protection of them. Instead we evangelise the people of God with the good news of Jesus and we pastor our friends and neighbours, pointing them to the Good Shepherd. Evangelism and pastoral care are the very best of friends.

  • All is lost apart from Christ so we implore the world: “Be reconciled to God!” (2 Cor. 5:20). At the same time we do so as those who are new creations (2 Cor. 5:17). We ourselves are at peace and reconciled (2 Cor 5:18-19). We are not guilted into evangelism, instead we are liberated when we see the goodness and power of the good news. We want believers feeling they want to share Jesus, not simply that they ought to.

  • We know what we think — coming from a reformed evangelical context, firmly anchored in the solas of the reformation (Christ alone, Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone, God’s glory alone). But we also work broadly within UK evangelicalism and beyond (The Gospel Coalition, Evangelicals Now, Desiring God, Premier Christian Radio, UCB Radio, The Evangelical Alliance, many churchmanships).

  • Too much of what passes for theological conservatism is really social conservatism and fear of the new. Conservatives seem happy to use ‘modern media’ as long as it’s the ‘modern media’ used by their heroes from another century. But just as Luther made use of the new technology (printing) and birthed a reformation, we want to use the media of our day to unleash the good news on a desperately needy world.

We subscribe to the UK Evangelical Alliance basis of faith.

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Trustees

Yolanda Ibbett

Yolanda lives in Bedfordshire and has spent the last 25 years working in private family business, in an Executive role across a variety of sectors including agriculture, automotive, renewable energy and property. In more recent times, she has spent more time working on succession planning, and serving on a number of charity boards and philanthropic initiatives.  She joined the Speak Life Board in 2019.

Julian Dale

Julian is a Children, Youth and Families worker at All Saints’ Church in Eastbourne, having previously been a Criminal Barrister in Sussex for 25 years. He comes from a science background and is particularly interested in Christian apologetics and the overlap between science and faith. He is married to Hilary and has two grown-up daughters.  

Steve Foster

Steve has over 20 years experience as a Finance Director mainly in the energy sector. He lives in Warwick where he is a member of Saltisford Church. Steve is married to Lucy and they have 4 adult children.

Rich Owen

Rich has been in pastoral ministry for 13 years, and serves as pastor of Worthing Tabernacle on the West Sussex coast. Rich studied Physics at University, and worked in IT for 8 years before becoming a pastor. He is married to Ruth and has three children.

I’ve got high regard for Glen’s evangelistic 'chops'

Tim Keller, New York Times Bestselling Author

If I could sit with an unbeliever today and watch a gospel presentation, we would watch 321

John Piper

Just watched (He Came Down) and can’t recommend highly enough — a whole new angle on the beauty of Jesus as one of us.

Justin Welby

321 is The Best Introduction To Christianity I’ve Ever Read

Matt Smethurst, The Gospel Coalition

Glen Scrivener is 'YouTube’s Most Innovative Christian.'

Martin Saunders, Christian Today

Glen Scrivener’s creative videos are a brilliant evangelistic resource

Justin Brierley

The last time I read apologetics this compelling, it was by CS Lewis.

Dr Steve Holmes, Senior Lecturer in Theology, University of St Andrews

Glen Scrivener’s book 'The Air We Breathe' is to the 2020s what Tim Keller's 'Reason for God' was for the 2000s.

Dr Sam Chan, evangelist and author

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