CBC Leadership

CBC is led by a committed group of people who have a passion for Christian media, are involved in broadcasting, and/or ministry. If you would like to be involved please connect with us at hello@cbc.org.uk


CBC UK is grateful for the support of our patrons

Lord Alton
of Liverpool.


Currently CBC has four trustees, Olave Snelling (Chairperson). Donald Burling, Chris Cole and Rev Canon Jonathan Alderton-Ford.


Olave Snelling

Having worked on four continents in print journalism, TV, radio and film, Olive Snelling is a major asset as chairperson of the Christian Broadcasting Council of the UK. She has many years of experience in media, both in the secular arena as well as in Christian broadcasting. Olave has worked as a Radio & TV producer and is involved in many Christian organisations and projects as an advisor and friend. She is passionate about prayer and the proclamation of the Gospel to the nations and leads regular intercession in London for all in Christian media.


Chris is the founder and co-chair of Cross Rhythms Christian media charity, which syndicates weekly programmes globally. He has also served as executive director and trustee for United Christian Broadcasters and currently serves on the boards of GOD TV and the Christian Broadcasting Council. He is committed to supporting the growth in Christian media globally by working within the public space, through academic research, writing and broadcasts. Married for over 40 years to Kerry, who is an author, they have three daughters and a growing number of grandchildren. Chris is also one of the 250 Leadership Fellows of St Georges in Windsor.

Alderton Ford

Rev Canon Jonathan Alderton Ford has served the Church of England since 1985. Prior to that he was a missionary with a business background in Insurance. He has been in his present parish for over 30 years and has seen many become Christians and grow in their faith. Jonathan has served on the General Synod and as a broadcaster he has done radio reports on the Church of England for 20 years. He has also has served as Chair of Trustees for Premier Christian Radio. He produced the five Bury St Edmunds Passion plays, which have won national awards. Jonathan is strongly committed to ecumenism and seeing the Church working in unity.


The CBC trustees are in the early stages of putting a team of people together from in or around the media industry to support and pray into reviving the vision of the organisation as well as strategising new ways to serve. If you are interested please contact Luke English at Luke@cbc.org.uk.


Luke English

Luke English has over 20 years experience in the media industry working with independent companies, artists and many well known organisations including the BBC, PIAS, Sony Music and Walt Disney Television. His business, Luke English Media Law Limited specialises in media, tech and commercial law. He is a member of the Christian Lawyers Fellowship. Luke lives in Bournemouth

Alistair Gibson

Originally from South Africa, Al Gibson has been in the UK for 20 years. He worked at GOD TV for 18 years, was editor of the GOD TV guide and godtv.com. In 2020 Al started Countdown Creative to help leaders and organisations increase their online presence. He manages the CBC's websites and social media platforms. Al is also a trustee of Kondanani UK which brings hope and healing to children in Africa. He is based in Exeter.

J Peter Wilson Consultant

J Peter Wilson acts as a broadcasting consultant to the CBC. He has had a long career in broadcasting, starting out as a volunteer at BBC Radio Leeds, while in the textile industry; He also worked for a UK publishing company before moving into commercial radio and then international Christian radio. Peter has also been involved in parliamentary lobbying with regard to the Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Economy Acts.