He specialises in religion, politics, law and travel; and has a particular interest in the Middle East.
Having cut his journalistic teeth on the contemporary Christian music magazine Cross Rhythms, Gavin moved to the West Country, and worked as a news reporter for most of the UK’s national press, television and news radio stations; as well as a host of regional and international publications.
After making the move into public relations Gavin ran a political consultancy supporting candidates ahead of the 1997 General Election before moving to the Evangelical Alliance as its communications officer. A further 18 months in consultancy followed, during which he was the launch-editor for WorldView, an e-newsletter for World Vision; and co-wrote the report Faith in Life – the results of the churchgoing ‘census’ produced by Churches Information for Mission.
In January 2002 he was appointed director of communications for the bishop and diocese of Lichfield; and returned to reporting in October 2011.
For the past five years he has reported for a range of outlets, including the Church Times, Methodist Recorder, BBC Radio Four, Christianity Magazine and the Jewish Chronicle. Between October 2015 and January 2017, he served as interim editor of the Anglican Communion News Service.
Gavin Drake is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.
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