EEMA Conference Speakers

Rev Tayo Arikawe was a missionary  pastor for about 20 years in Nigeria, The Gambia and the UK, before he became the European Director for a US based missionary organisation.  Currently, he is the lead Director of Ministries in London City Mission.

He is  also one of the directors at the Center for Missionaries from the Majority World, London (CMMW).

He is researching at  PhD level  in Biblical studies with a focus on how ethnicity plays a major role in the epistle of Paul to the Romans.  He is married with one wife, Calista  and they have a 12 year old son, Mekus. They live in  South West London.

Usha Reifsnider is a British Gujarati Christ follower from a Hindu background.  She and her husband Matt have served in mission with Go To Nations since 1988.  They spent many years ministering to migrants in the Middle East.  More recently they have served as mission strategists with an ESL church-planting ministry in N. America.

Usha is currently a PhD student at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies researching the British church engagement with Hindu migrants. She is also a member of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World, and serves as a consultant on outreach, evangelism and discipleship amongst migrant communities.

Dr John Baxter-Brown has worked throughout the world, both engaged in and researching mission in different contexts. He has written numerous articles and books, as well as helping draft some recent significant missiological documents. His research includes Evangelism through the eyes of Jesus, a study of Jesus’ method of evangelism in the gospels and what makes for effective evangelism. He is committed to the central idea that the church must be at the heart of mission – and mission at the heart of the church.  He  lives in Salisbury, where he is a member of St Paul’s Church and lives with his wife, Pippa, two dogs and numerous bonsai trees. They have two daughters who are at university.