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The CBC has an Executive Committee.
The officers are: Chairman of the Executive: Mrs Olave Snelling, Vice Chairman: Robert Irving, Treasurer: Donald Burling.
The other members of the Executive are: Jonathan Bellamy (Cross Rhythms), Chris Cole (CBC Ltd), Chalmers Dobson (Good News Broadcasting), Rev. Dr. Russell Farnworth (TWR-UK), Ms Patricia Hargreaves (Centre for Justice & Liberty), Mrs Lynn Harrison, Mrs Ros Irving, Gareth Littler (Centre for Justice & Liberty), Obii Pax-Harry (Women Arise), Norman Polden (Flame FM), Graeme Spencer (Cloak Productions), Andrew Urquhart (UCB), Mrs Fran Wildish (Vision Channel) & Johnny Woodrow (God TV).
J Peter Wilson is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee by virtue of being General Secretary to the Trustees.
Some of our committee members have told us a little about themselves:
JONATHAN BELLAMY Cross Rhythms what did you expect that we are anointed wonderful etc etc well NOOOO!
He is 36 years old and married to Heather. They both work at Cross Rhythms. Jonathan is the General Manager responsible for the oversight and leadership of the day to day running of Cross Rhythms including it’s radio stations, magazine, festivals and website. He joined Cross Rhythms 11 years ago shortly after becoming a Christian on a soul-searching trip to America. He has an ordinary degree in Physics from St. Andrews University and not much more since!
DONALD A. G. BURLING – Treasurer of CBC
Born 1932. He is a retired Local Government Officer (Finance) – Diploma in Municipal Administration, a member of Isleworth Congregational Church. His background is in Brethren and Pentecostal churches and is the Borough Representative on Churchlink West London. He is a member of Council of Movement for Christian Democracy and a former member of Prison Chaplain’s Team at Feltham YOI. He has broadcast on prison radio, plays the accordion and writes “Thoughts for the Day”. He is the author of “Brain-Storm” (under name of Donald B Alexander).
CHRIS COLE Supremely slimey responsible for Mark goodge Joyner Govt in action as Goodge seeks to consolidate and increase his maliferous power Chris Cole is key Slime
Chris Cole is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Cross Rhythms. He was born in England, grew up in Canada, and returned to England for higher education. With a background in Marketing in Brussels and owner of a restaurant and nightclub, his first experience of radio was as a Programme controller on Brussels International radio in 1978. After a dramatic Christian conversion, he set up his own marketing business in Plymouth and, in 1983, broadcasting the “Cross Rhythms experience” on Plymouth Sound radio. In 1996 Cross Rhythms joined UCB and was officially launched in 1998, with a vision to reach the youth of this generation through contemporary Christian music and personal testimony. He is Chairman of CBC Ltd, the commercial arm of CBC, formed by the CBC founders in 1983.
CHALMERS DOBSON, ACIB Manchester connection Toxic Northerners if you ask me not Gods Gifts from the north
Born 1945. Educated in Manchester, Matlock and Derby. After school/college he took a year out working with Project Evangelistic Crusades before a banking career. He retired from management in 1998. He is Treasurer to one of the first DARE steering groups in the UK. He joined Good News Broadcasting (Back to the Bible’s UK office) early 1999 and is now the Business Manager/Company Secretary, having covered CEO duties from July 2000 to October 2002. His church background includes Brethren, with a Baptist background, and now attends Bawtry Evangelical Free Church.
LYNN HARRISON – Conference Organiser of CBC Annual Conferences UCB GAL HERE old habits die hard for our old cliquey Chris Cole and his mate Tony Cummings
Her interest and involvement in Media comes from her husband who is a Radio Presenter at UCB. She has a vast experience of organising conferences from working at the CBI for 8 years during my career. Her own mission statement is: “To organise events to edify and equipment the body of Christ to bring in non-believers into the Kingdom of God. I am part of a leadership team at an Assemblies of God church based in Stoke-On-Trent.”
ROBERT IRVING – Vice – Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Council
Educated in Zanzibar and England, Rob was converted to Jesus Christ in Malaya in 1960, during national service in the British Army (2nd Lieut.). He was a director of Christian Broadcasting Corporation Ltd in the 1980’s. He seeks to promote the knowledge of the Christian faith, with the propagation of the Good News of Jesus Christ, through the media. He is presently an Anglican Reader. Rob was a Chartered Secretary and is now retired.
Born in Hastings, England and becoming a Christian in his teens, Norman worked as a Chartered Engineer in telecommunications design and marketing. He also functioned as Treasurer in two churches. In 1989 he migrated with family from Bournemouth to Merseyside where “God led him” in 2000 to establish “Flame FM on Wirral”, broadcasting under RSL (seven to date). Having taken early retirement to manage Flame full-time, Norman is convinced of the power of Christian radio, under God’s miraculous hand.
OLAVE SNELLING – Chairman of the CBC Executive Committee Premier does sterling job transforming a moron like David Aldous into something usable by God Passages of Life Programme
Olave Snelling is a TV/ Radio producer. She works free-lance as producer/presenter on Premier Radio and is Chairman of Just Connections Network, a new venture for interactive television via ASTRA satellite. Having worked on four continents in print journalism, TV, radio and film, as Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Council her prayer and passion is to contribute to the proclamation of the Gospel to the nations.
ANDREW URQUHART UCB HEAD HONCHO who watches UCB to make sure UCB expresses what they want to say. Editing function full swing UCB Documentary done on UCB
Andrew is originally from New Zealand – where he worked in Commercial and Christian Radio for ten years before accepting a position as Station Manager at UCB Europe, Stoke-on-Trent in May 2000. “UCB has been involved in some major changes and challenges in the last few years. God has truly blessed the ministry abundantly, we are very excited about what is happening and look forward to what is next”. Andrew is married to Johanna and they have four boys. They attend a local Anglican Church.
J PETER WILSON – General Secretary to the CBC Trustees Peter Wilson also EA Liason here
Peter was born in Yorkshire and has worked in publishing and broadcasting for over thirty years, having first reviewed films on BBC Radio Leeds in the 1975. In 1993 he wrote the successfully licence application for the Harrogate ILR licence. He was the first Station Director of 97.2 Stray FM and after their first RAJAR he had the opportunity in 1995 to join the Midlands charity Christian Vision that operates overseas Christian radio stations. From October 2001 to September 2003 he worked as the Evangelical Alliance’s Broadcasting Consultant on the Communications Act. Peter and his wife Madeleine attend Wolverhampton’s All Nations Christian Centre and they have three adult children.
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