Crosslands

Created by Acts 29 and Oak Hill College, Crosslands aims to provide excellent in-context theological training and resources for churches and church leaders in the UK, Europe and 10:40 window to:

  • Make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ;
  • Equip Christians and Christian leaders in partnership with local missional churches;
  • Nurture a culture of multiplication and church planting;
  • Invest in the next generation of missionary theologians.

Ultimately, the team at Crosslands are passionate to see the cross of Christ reigning over these lands and our students crossing-lands for the gospel.

We are a new kind of organisation, a Flexicademy™ that offers flexible learning and rigorous training, leaning on the church planting experience of Acts 29 with the theological training expertise of Oak Hill. Find out more about us here.

So, whether you are an aspiring leader wanting to study at seminary-level, an ordinary congregation member looking for foundation-level theology or just a new Christian starting out at entry-level, we want to serve you with gospel training when and where you need it.

Entry Level | Foundation Level | Seminary Level



  • Jonny Woodrow
    Dr. Jonny Woodrow

    Jonny Woodrow is pastor of The Crowded House in Loughborough and a Crosslands faculty member. He is married with four children and is co-author of Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God

  • Tim Chester
    Dr. Tim Chester

    Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

  • Hugo  Charteris
    Hugo Charteris

    Hugo is the minister of Christ Church Newcastle, which he and his wife Jenny, with a handful of others, planted in 2006. Previous to this he worked for the Church of England, first as a Curate in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then as a Vicar on the Wirral, Merseyside.

  • Jenny  Charteris
    Jenny Charteris

    Jenny Charteris met and married Hugo, in South Africa in 1989, and they now have two children, Nicola (18) and Tim (14). Jenny is a management consultant specialising in leadership and organisational development. She has worked in partnership with Hugo as he has led three church plants in Newcastle, UK.

  • Graham Beynon
    Dr. Graham Beynon

    Graham Beynon is pastor of Grace Church, Cambridge and the Director of Independent Ministry Training at Oak Hill Theological College, London. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including God’s New Community, Planting for the Gospel, and Emotions.

  • Steve  Timmis
    Steve Timmis

    Steve Timmis lives in Sheffield, England, where he is a pastor in The Crowded House. He is also the Executive Director of Acts 29. He has co-authored a number of books with Tim Chester, including Total Church,  as well as authoring a couple all on his own – Gospel Centred Leadership and I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That!

  • Tim Ward
    Revd. Dr. Tim Ward

    Tim Ward teaches at Oak Hill Theological College and is a Crosslands faculty member, having previously taught at the Proclamation Trust Cornhill Training Course. Before that he was the pastor of a church in Leicestershire. He has written a book on the doctrine of Scripture.

  • Ted Turnau
    Ted Turnau

    Ted teaches cultural and religious studies at the Anglo-American University and cultural studies at the Center for Media Studies at Charles University in Prague. Ted's married to Carolyn, and they have three children, three cats and one rabbit. Ted writes and speaks about faith and culture, and in 2012 published his first book, Popologetics: Popular Culture in Christian Perspective. He's currently working on two other books: one on engaging popular culture with kids, and one on engaging post-Christian culture creatively. Ted enjoys jazz, blues and roots music, good film and television, American football, Japanese samurai and kaiju movies, and anime.