TRUSTEES

Name: Paul Aylett (Chair)

Current Job: Pastor 

Church: The Pastures Church, High Wycombe

Sports: As a lad I enjoyed playing most sports, concentrating on Football, Rugby Union and Rugby League. These days I play golf, and I do some football coaching. I am an avid Arsenal fan!

Passion for Sport: To be able to combine a love for sport with a love for people is, in my opinion, a                                          win-win. With Jesus at the centre PfS is achieving this!

 

Name: Chris Lawther

Current job: I combine teaching Foundation Degree level Graphic Design with a publishing and design partnership with my textile artist and editor wife, Gail

Church: Hosanna Church, Broadwater (Worthing, West Sussex).

Sports: I went to the Oval to see my first cricket match aged 6 and have been hooked on the game ever since. I follow the progress of Sussex and also Surrey. My other love is Rugby Union.

                                      Passion for Sport: I’m keen on sport and passionate about Jesus… so naturally drawn to offer                                                  my graphic design talents to the charity and work with such lovely people!

 

Name: Stuart Dearsley

Current job: Head of Customer Services

Church: Upper Beeding Baptist Church

Sports: I enjoy a wide range of sports including Football, Cricket and Rugby League. I also enjoy watching Darts on the TV with my Daughter and went to the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Belgium last year with my eldest Son which was a fantastic experience.

Passion for Sport: Being a Christian and Sport combine two of the major parts of my life and Passion for Sport has a vision that I believe can impact powerfully on many lives. I went on an outreach with                                       Ambassadors In Sport in 1998 to the World Cup in France and I have seen first hand what a powerful                                     tool Sport can be in evangelism. 

 

Name: Mark Rylands

Current job: Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury

Church: Church of England

Sports: Football (support Chelsea FC), cricket (I still play a bit), athletics … and fishing (yes, it’s a sport!)

Passion for Sport: I am glad to be supporting Passion for Sport because it is helping sports fans                                              meet Jesus Christ, who is passionate about them.

 

Name: Luke Hamilton

Job: Bookings co-ordinator for a primary school training development organisation.

Church: Trinity Church, Lewes

Sports: Avid football fan and supporter of Manchester United.  Keep a keen eye on boxing and MMA, however I have no desire to participate!

Passion for Sport: We have a covenant from God to go make disciples, I believe in sport as a central channel for mission in bringing people to Christ.

 

Name: Gabriel Ajala

Job: Contractor in law working for various organisations. I also run a sports management company and magazine which has a focus on the African sports market. 

Church: Hillsong London

Sports: Have a strong interest in most sports, especially football and athletics as I have represented my country (England Schoolboys at U15 and U17 level) and county for both. I still play football and am broadening my knowledge of different sports. Liverpool FC Fan. 

                                      Passion for Sport: Sport is such a powerful tool that is sometimes underestimated in reaching                                                people from different cultures and breaking down barriers.