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Sola is our main Academy Course Leader. Having previously been both a church youth worker and a youth offending officer, Sola has a passion to see young people grasp the hope found in Jesus. He's been part of the Message family for a number of years – involved in schools mission, youth work and training evangelists.
Rachel is our Assistant Course Leader. Having done a Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and having led the course and similar courses around the world, Rachel is the perfect person to co-lead the Academy course. She has been part of the Message family for 3 years and now joins the Academy team with Sola in 2019. She is a total people-person and so much fun to be around. She is easy to talk to and has so much wisdom to bring. Rachel has a background in mission and is a creative soul too. We are so looking forward to having someone with wisdom, creativity and a heart for young people on board.
Founder & CEO of The Message Trust, Andy has been pioneering cutting edge youth work and evangelism in Manchester for over 20 years. Andy brings his years of experience and an unmatched passion to see the gospel shared with young people to the sessions he delivers as part of the main teaching programme.
Tim has been with The Message since 1997 and was originally part of The Tribe. He now works full time for The Message as North West Hub leader with his wife Emma and as Creative Missions Director and works with our Message bands and schools work. Tim plays a key role in tutoring our musicians and dancers as well as offering expert advise on how to be part of an outreach team.
Tom is Head of UK Mission at The Message. Before that he was a Youth Pastor for many years, having studied and learnt his trade in Oxford. He brings in depth teaching on the Youth Work Workshops as well as practical experience running placements.
As well as leading the North West Hub with her husband Tim, Emma runs a schools team called RespectME, which seeks to equip, empower and build up young people to be the best they can be, breaking down the lies of the media to help them understand their value, giving them a hope and a future.
Ben oversees the Advance Evangelist Movement at the Message, committed to the equipping and multiplication of preaching evangelists around the UK and beyond. As award winning DJ Galactus Jack he has performed and preached all over the world, and brings a wealth of experience in evangelism, apologetics and theology to the course.