The Spiritual leadership of Ichthus lies in a team of leaders called the Ministry and Management Team, led by Roger and Faith Forster.

Roger and Faith Forster

Roger Forster became a Christian as a student at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he graduated in Maths and Theology. After National Service in the RAF, Roger worked as an itinerant evangelist until 1974, when he established Ichthus Christian Fellowship. Among many wider responsibilities he has served as Chairman of the Evangelical Alliance Council, and as Honorary Vice-President of Tearfund. Through the experience of Ichthus Praise-Marches in London, Roger became a founder of March for Jesus, a movement which has gone worldwide. He has authored or co-authored more than twenty books.

Faith Forster has been involved in Christian ministry and leadership since her early twenties. She received a clear call as a teenager, confirmed by her church pastor. Since nursing training seemed the most useful preparation for pioneer mission work, Faith became a registered nurse. She then trained in and later taught linguistics with Wycliffe Bible Translators. When Roger and Faith married, they were planning to serve together overseas, but the Lord impressed London on them as their primary mission-field. Thus Ichthus was born.

Within Ichthus, Faith leads the Prayer Community, as well as preaching and teaching in the congregations. For nine years Faith served on the International Board of the World Evangelical Fellowship and for fifteen years on the Executive of the UK Evangelical Alliance. She is a published poet, and co-authored the book ‘Women and the Kingdom’ with Roger.

Roger and Faith have three married children and six grandchildren.

Ministry and Management Team

The Ministry and Management Team is currently led by Roger and Faith Forster. All of the Ministry team lead, or have led, Ichthus congregations, and all, including the Finance and IT Manager, have graduated successfully from our Ichthus Leadership Course, Radical Network (RadNet).

David Curtis

David Curtis

Congregation Leader of Ichthus New Wine

David served as a Methodist minister for many years, including 11 years as a missionary in Zambia, before joining Ichthus in 1988. David graduated from RadNet in 2003

Debbie Laycock

Debbie Laycock

Congregation Leader of Ichthus Forest Hill, Training Co-Ordinator

Debbie has a BA in Classics (Greek & Latin) and a certificate in Ancient Near Eastern Languages (Hebrew & Akkadian). She graduated from RadNet in 2001

Phil Tate

Phil Tate

Congregation Leader of Ichthus Southcroft Church, Evangelism Co-Ordinator

Phil came to London in 2000 and first trained in urban youth work and then worked for XLP before training with Ichthus. He completed RadNet in 2004

Abi Willetts

Abi Willetts

Overseas Co-Ordinator, Pastoral Co-Ordinator

Abi trained as a teacher and led New Life congregation in Greenwich for over 18 years. She graduated from RadNet in 2001

Henry George

Henry George

Worship Co-Ordinator

Henry has a BA in Music and has worked extensively as a musician. He graduated from RadNet in 2007, led Ichthus Lee Green congregation for 7 years and planted Ichthus Bangkok

Joel Todd

Joel Todd

Congregation Leader of Ichthus Lee Green

A mechanical engineer graduate, Joel worked as a Project Engineer before going into Church ministry with his wife in 2015. Joel graduated from RadNet in 2010

Lydia George

Lydia George

Operations Manager

Lydia was Managing Director for 10 years of a small charity she founded with Henry in 2004. Lydia graduated from RadNet in 2007, led Ichthus Lee Green congregation for 7 years and planted Ichthus Bangkok

Markus Ackermann

Markus Ackermann

Finance and IT Manager

Markus has a BSc in Business Administration, majoring in Information Management and Management Accounting. He graduated from RadNet in 2011

Congregation Leaders

Lee Green Congregation

Lee Green Congregation

Joel & Charis Todd

Both graduated from RadNet in 2010

New Life Congregation (Greenwich)

New Life Congregation (Greenwich)

Stephen McArdle

Graduated from RadNet in 2003

Forest Hill Congregation

Forest Hill Congregation

Debbie Laycock

Graduated from RadNet in 2001

Chislehurst Congregation

Chislehurst Congregation

David Jacklin

Graduated from RadNet in 2010

Southcroft Congregation (Streatham)

Southcroft Congregation (Streatham)

Phil & Hayley Tate

Graduated from RadNet in 2004 and 2006 respectively

Hope Congregation (Mitcham)

Hope Congregation (Mitcham)

Andrew & Biz Boyle

Graduated from RadNet in 2004 and 2019 respectively

Sittingbourne Congregation

Sittingbourne Congregation

Sittingbourne Congregation

Bill & Janet Findlater

Belvedere Congregation

Belvedere Congregation

Belvedere Congregation

Tim Wilkinson

Abide Congregation (Crouch End)

Abide Congregation (Crouch End)

Sarah Larkin

Graduated from RadNet in 2003

New Wine Congregation (Islington)

New Wine Congregation (Islington)

David & Gillian Curtis

David graduated from RadNet in 2003