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Executive Committee

Olave Snelling

Olave Snelling (Chairman)

Olave Snelling has a work history as a TV/ Radio producer, but has many years of experience in Christian Media as well as secular media. She is involved in many Christian organisations and projects as advisor and friend. Having worked on four continents in print journalism, TV, radio and film, as Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Council her prayer and passion is to contribute to the proclamation of the Gospel to the nations.

Chirs Cole

Chris Cole

Chris Cole (FRSA) founded Cross Rhythms in 1983, and established Cornerstone House & Marketing in 1985. He was appointed to the board of Gilead Foundations in 1991. In the '90's Chris acted as Executive Director and Trustee at United Christian Broadcasters, and until recently was the UK & Ireland Regional Director of GOD TV. He is now focused on developing the strategy of the 'Word in Action' collaboration of Cross Rhythms, Cornerstone and Gilead.



Renier Van Loggerenberg

Dr Russell Farnworth

Ursula Ferguson


Ian GoodingCanon Ian Gooding (Chairman)

Ian Gooding started out as an engineer (B.Sc., B.Com., C.Eng etc), and spent most of his time playing rugby and rifle shooting. Then he responded to the Lord's call to full time ministry; so there followed three years at theological college, playing more rugby, and then a curacy in Wandsworth where, among other things, he narrated and sang in Come Together and If My People.

He served thirty-five years with distinction as Rector of Stanton-by-Dale with Dale Abbey and Risley, in Derbyshire, where they saw the Lord do amazing things. He was also Rural Dean of Erewash for fifteen years and Honorary Canon of Derby Cathedral. He is now retired and as Canon Emeritus and Additional Chaplain at Derby Cathedral, he has a variety of responsibilities.

Ex member of General Synod of Church of England (retired clergy are not eligible) and currently a Trustee of the Church of England Pensions Board. Main hobbies: season ticket holder at Leicester Tigers, singing with the Grand Central Chorus – five times UK Barbershop Chorus champions and five times representing the UK at the International Convention, collecting things, grandchildren! Married to Kathleen, 3 married children and 11 grandchildren, all following the Lord, and children and children-in-law include a professor, an orthopaedic surgeon and a police inspector. Chair of CBC Trustees - since 1988.

Donald BurlingDonald Burling

Born 1932, lived in the Greater London area all his life. He worked in local authority accounts until early retirement in 1988. He was brought up with Exclusive Brethren, and has had various church involvements since including Pentecostal. He is currently a member of Acton Hill Church (Methodist/URC). Donald is member of the Prison Fellowship, for several years visited Feltham Young Offenders Institution with a Chaplain's team. He is an active member of the Conservative Party and the Conservative Christian Fellowship. Donald is the author of book "Brain-Storm" on current affairs, also of a number of "Sermons in Song".


J Peter WilsonJ Peter Wilson

Following a career in broadcasting J Peter Wilson acts as the Broadcasting Consultant to the Christian Broadcasting Council (CBC).

Peter first worked in radio as a volunteer at BBC Radio Leeds, while working in the West Riding textile industry; he then worked for a major UK publishing company before moving full-time into UK commercial radio and then overseas Christian radio broadcasting.

He was involved in parliamentary lobbying in relation to the Broadcasting Act 1990, the Communications Act 2003 and the Digital Economy Act 2010 that gave operating flexibility to commercial radio and enabled Christian broadcasting to start and then flourish by being able to broadcast nationally via satellite TV and DAB radio as well as on community radio.

He can be contacted via 0844 811 2610 or

Professor William Wagner


Baroness Cox

Lord Ashbourne

Lord Alton