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JCA 2018 Keynote Speaker

Rev Joel Edwards

FREELANCE WRITER, INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER AND COACH

Rev Joel Edwards is a freelance broadcaster with the BBC, a writer, coach and international speaker and bible teacher, covering issues of social justice, leadership, faith and society. He is also currently a doctoral student with St John’s College, Durham where he is also visiting fellow.

Joel’s wide range of experiences includes 11 years as general director of the Evangelical Alliance UK and 10 years leadership in Micah Challenge International - a global faith based response to extreme poverty.

Currently, he is an honorary Canon at St Paul’s Cathedral, and Visiting Fellow at Spurgeon’s College. Joel has been awarded three honorary doctorates including St Andrews University.

He is married to Carol and they have two children and six grandchildren.