Elect Exiles

The 2018 (biennial) Acts 29 Europe Conference will be held at the stylish Crowne Plaza hotel in Belgrade, Serbia. Our theme will be ‘Elect Exiles - Planting & growing healthy churches in a beautiful & hostile culture’ and our speakers will be Steve Timmis (Acts 29 CEO), Matt Chandler (Acts 29 President and lead Pastor of the Village Church, Dallas) and Mike Cosper (writer and podcaster).

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Find out why Matt Chandler and Steve Timmis are looking forward to Elect Exiles
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Equip Highlights Film

Equip is Acts 29 UK & Ireland’s conference where Acts 29 members come together to worship, grow, and be refreshed in the callings that God has entrusted.
This year we had two main speakers: Ray Evan & John Tindall

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Acts 29 Europe is 51 countries, 750,000,000 people and great gospel opportunity combined with great gospel need

Europe is linguistically and culturally diverse and varied and yet shares a common heritage. Broadly Acts 29 Europe comprises the English-speaking countries in the west (the British Isles and Ireland), the Latinate countries of the South (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy) Greece and Turkey to the South East, Scandinavia in the North, the Germanic countries in the centre with Slavic, Baltic and Balkan states in the East.

Statistically speaking, it is impossible to speak in anything but generalities in terms of the continent as a whole. In general the dire percentages of evangelicals (2.5%) across the continent masks the exciting work that is going on nearly everywhere. The church has existed in Europe for 2000 years, and we preach the gospel in post-Catholic, post-Protestant, post-Secular Europe with the wisdom that God gives us, planting churches for the good of our continent and the glory of God.


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Leadership & Staff

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Philip Moore Network Director | Europe Philip Moore is married to Rachel and they have 5 children. In 2006 Phillip moved to France to pastor a church in the Paris area. Since then, by God’s grace, the church has planted 3 daughter churches and trained and sent a couple to plant a church in the centre of Paris. He is now the Acts 29 Network Director for Europe.
Marina Puzyrenko Assistant to European Director Marina grew up in Ukraine and moved to France in 2012 to study European Management at University of Orleans. In 2015, she started working for Philip Moore as an assistant and an administrator for Acts 29 office in Paris.
Hugo Charteris Acts 29 Europe | Non-Executive President Hugo is the minister of Christ Church Newcastle, which he and his wife Jenny, with a handful of others, planted in 2006. Previous to this he worked for the Church of England, first as a Curate in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then as a Vicar on the Wirral, Merseyside.
Stuart Dean Acts 29 Europe | Non-Executive Vice President Stuart is the minister of Trinity Community Church in Hinckley. Previously he has worked for churches in Kent, the Midlands & Sussex, where he planted a church near Brighton. Stuart trained in London at the Cornhill Training Course and at Oak Hill Theological College. He is married to Rachel and they have four children.
Gary Cousins Acts 29 Europe | Operations and Assessment Gary is married to Claudia and based in her home country of Germany. They have 2 teenage boys. He pastored for 6 years in N. Ireland followed by 8 years in leadership development with an international missions agency. He enjoys trail running and is a volunteer firefighter.
Mike Tindall Regional Director | England Mike Tindall is married to Melissa and they have five children. A former headhunter, Mike studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary before moving to Manchester (UK) in 2009 to pastor a young church plant. He still leads Grace Church Manchester and is also the Acts 29 Regional Director for England.
Athole Rennie Regional Director | Scotland Athole was born in the Highlands and grew up in central Scotland. He trained at Oak Hill Theological College in London before completing further study at Edinburgh University. Athole is married to Rosalynd and they have three children, Erskine, Grace and Abigail. He began planting Grace Church Leith in December 2009.
Lucas Parks Regional Director | Ireland Having spent his early childhood in N. Ireland, Lucas returned to Belfast in 2005 after living and training for ministry in America. He has been married to Su for 20 years and they have 3 kids. Lucas and Su launched Village Church Belfast publicly in February 2014 and are passionate about seeing Gospel renewal in Belfast.
Claus Grønbæk Regional Director | Denmark Claus Grønbæk comes from north of Copenhagen, Denmark. He studied theology at University of Copenhagen and worked as a student pastor in the Danish Evangelical Student Organisation, until he and some friends 12 years ago were called by God to plant a gospel-centred missional Church in Copenhagen.
JD Gilmore Regional Director | Italy Jonathan, born into a missionary family, grew up in Italy and was touched by grace as a teenager. Passionate for the spread of the gospel in Italy, with his wife Annette, they have been involved in church planting (and growing), most recently in Budrio (Bologna). He now coordinates Impatto (A29 in Italy).
Del de la Hoyde Regional Director for Francophone Europe | Assessment Coordinator Del de la Hoyde is married to Laura and has four smallish children. He was trained in Sheffield with The Crowded House and Porterbrook Seminary. From 2010 -2015 he was planting a church in North Yorkshire, UK. In July 2015 they moved to the Paris Region to get involved with church-planting in Francophone Europe.
Kerem Koç Regional Director | Turkey Kerem is married to Buse and has two children. He planted Antalya Protestant Church in Turkey, back in 2010. A year after that Via Christus Ministries came to life to provide resources for Turkish believers. He has a heart for the Turkish people since many have never heard the gospel.
Elio Vannelli Italian Assessment Coordinator Elio is married to Nicoletta. After 6 years of marriage they got saved by the grace of God. Their heart is to see a Gospel awakening in Trieste where Elio pastors a church. They have two little redhead children. Elio also serves as the Assessment Coordinator for Acts 29 Italy.
Gary Aston Coaching Gary is married to Hannah and they have four children. After serving in a number of different churches around the UK Gary and Hannah moved to Leeds to plant Redeemer church. Redeemer launched publicly in 2010 and Gary still serves as one of the pastors there.
John Hindley Internship & Residencies John was saved by Christ over twenty years ago. He is married to Flick and they have three girls. After being involved in planting a church in Manchester, John and Flick moved to North Norfolk, a rural part of England, in 2009. Broadgrace church was planted by Christ in 2010 and John serves as pastor.
Stefano Staniscia Media & Communication Coordinator Stefano was born in Italy and is now based in Bologna. He is doing an internship with his church (A29) and studying theology. He recently got married to Mary. He started to work with IMPATTO (A29 Italy) in 2016 and is now working for A29 Europe to help and assist as media and communication coordinator.

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