Peter Saunders was born in New Zealand and originally trained as a General Surgeon, before serving with the Africa Inland Mission in Kenya and completing two years mission training at All Nations Christian College in the UK.
Since 1992 he has 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 Student Secretary and since 1999 as Chief Executive.
His current work involves leadership training, teaching evangelism and ethics, medical mission, writing, editing and media work. He is also Campaign Director of the Care Not Killing Alliance, a coalition of over 40 organisations in the UK promoting palliative care and opposing euthanasia.
He has been a member of the ICMDA (International Christian Medical and Dental Association) Executive since 2003.
His wife Kirsty is a community paediatrician and they have three sons Christopher, Benjamin and Jonathan. They are members of Spicer Street Church St Albans.