Peter Saunders MA MBChB FRACS was born in New Zealand and originally trained as a General Surgeon, before serving with the Africa Inland Mission at Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya and then completing two years mission training at All Nations Christian College in the UK.
From 1992-2019 he served full-time with Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organisation with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members, first as Head of Student Ministries and from 1999 as Chief Executive.
In 2019 he started a new role as Chief Executive of the International Christian Medical & Dental Association (ICMDA) which aims to see a Christian witness established through doctors and dentists in every community of every nation.
He was the campaign director for the Care Not Killing Alliance for 13 years and chair of the End of Life Care for Europe group for seven years. He is currently a council member of the Evangelical Alliance.
Peter’s wife Kirsty is a community paediatrician and they have three sons Christopher, Benjamin and Jonathan, and one grandson. They are members of Spicer Street Church St Albans.