Rachel and Gordon have been married for nearly 40 years and have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Their daughter, Nicola, is married to Tim Douglass and they pastor a Hillsong Church in Melbourne, Australia, while their son, David, is married to Jenny and lives in Peterborough, UK, where they are part of KingsGate Church. Rachel grew up in India and then married Gordon and together they have lived in many different nations.
Rachel and Gordon travel internationally, training leaders, speaking at conferences, strengthening the Church and love the diversity of our different cultures. Rachel is the author of 8 books, writing on prayer, the prophetic gift, and devotional guides. Rachel and Gordon carry a passion to see God touch the lives of people with His power and love. Rachel should have died after a terrible road accident in Africa in 1984 but was miraculously healed. So together they now love to watch treasures hidden in dark places find life and get restored.
Helen was born in England but grew up in Egypt where she lived for the first sixteen years of her life. She is half English and half Egyptian. Helen went to a German school in Cairo so from her early years developed a passion for other nations, cultures and languages. She returned to the UK with her family in 1994 to finish her schooling and went on to study History and German at Christ Church College, Oxford.
While in Germany studying the history of the Reformation, Helen felt God's call to full-time Christian ministry. She trained at Wycliffe Hall theological college, Oxford, and was ordained as a minister in the Church of England in 2004. She completed the practical side of her training on staff at St Aldates Church, Oxford, in 2007. Helen joined Heartcry Ministries in 2007 and is now a Director of the ministry and also volunteers her time at St Andrews Church in Cumnor, Oxford.
Helen enjoys the privilege of touching people's lives at home and abroad through preaching, teaching and training. She loves connecting with the bigger picture of what God is doing nationally and internationally as she travels with Heartcry and ministers in conferences, retreats and training days.
Alex Drew lives in Clevedon where she has raised three rapidly growing up sons and where she is currently ‘raising’ a puppy called Mary. Alex came to a living faith in Jesus 15 years ago through an Alpha Course run by a lady she’d met in the school playground and at toddler group. She has been involved in women’s and evangelistic ministries ever since and is currently the Ministry Team Leader for Seniors at Clevedon Baptist Church. Alex is employed as part of the team at the West of England Baptist Network and Seventy-two where she is the Executive Assistant to the regional team supporting churches and individuals as they join in with God’s mission to make disciples. Passionate about bringing the Bible to life for people, Alex is also a lay preacher and is constantly pursuing what it means to find her own way in God's mission and help others to follow Jesus, especially for the first time.