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: Graham Vince
Current job: Volunteer treasurer of various Christian charities
Church: St Laurence’s Parish Church, Church Stretton (just south of Shrewsbury, Shropshire)
Sports: I like to watch football, cricket and Formula One. I still hope that Leeds United will one day return to their former glories, once they can get promoted out of the Championship
Passion for Sport: I’ve worked in Christian radio work in the past, and I believe that radio programmes from a Christian perspective can greatly influence people to follow our Lord.
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.