Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), a Church of England church in central London with 10 Sunday services on four sites with a regular attendance of around 4,500 people – most aged between 18 and 35. He is the pioneer of the Alpha course, a 15-session introduction to the Christian faith now running all over the world.
Since 1993, more than 29 million people have completed the Alpha course in 169 countries around the world. It has been supported by the Roman Catholic Church where senior archbishops and bishops recommend it to their clergy. It is now also growing in all the other major denominations, including Orthodox churches in Russia, Greece and North Africa.
Nicky Gumbel has written a number of best-selling books. Questions of Life - the Alpha course in book form - has sold more than a million copies worldwide. The booklet Why Jesus? and its sister publication Why Christmas? have sold more than four million copies.
Nicky Gumbel is married to Pippa. Together they write a daily Bible commentary called the ‘Bible in One Year’ which has over 1 million global subscribers. They live in central London and have three children.