Dr Hugh Osgood is a senior UK church leader, known for equipping visionary leaders and for encouraging churches to engage with their communities. He holds a number of national and international positions, being the Free Churches Moderator and a President of Churches Together in England, as well as being the Co-Chair of the UK Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders’ Conference and serving as the founding President of Churches in Communities International.
His ministry began in 1965 when he was a youth leader in an Anglican church, and over the past 50 years he has planted churches, gathered leaders and participated in many large scale stadium events and missions.
As an accomplished Bible teacher and preacher, Hugh is known for his thoroughness combined with prophetic and practical insights. Over the years he has taught at many conferences with his sermons being widely broadcast on radio and TV. Much of this recorded material is now available to download for free as part of his commitment to increasing biblical literacy worldwide.
As a visionary pioneer and facilitator, Hugh established a local church as an expression of the charismatic movement in the early 1970s and facilitated thousands of new believers into the kingdom after record numbers gave their lives to Christ during Billy Graham’s Mission ’89.
As the founding minister of Cornerstone Christian Centre, which he established as a resource centre church in the early 1990s, Hugh helped launch UK Christian TV Ministry (with God TV and Revelation TV). In the mid-1990s, he founded the global church network, Churches in Communities International, and, drawing on his academic expertise and experience, went on to initiate the UK Advisory Board for Christian Studies with its School of Biblical Studies and Masters’ Degree programme.
Hugh is married to Marion and they have three children and ten grandchildren.
He holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and originally trained as a dental surgeon with an interest in maxillofacial reconstructive surgery.