We are probably similar to many churches in our organisation.

We have a team of elders who along with the Pastor oversee the governance of the church. Alongside the Pastor and elders we have another staff member who oversees the youth work within the church. We rely upon volunteers from within the church to help run the many ministries we operate.

Stephen Thompson
Pastor

Stephen is the founding pastor of the church. He studied at Elim Bible College from 1975-1978. He then served in pastorates in Southport, Lancaster and Leeds, before leading the start-up team for “King’s” in November 1989. He has lived in the village for around twenty six years. Stephen is married to Jilly, who helps him significantly in many areas of church life. He has one daughter, Christel, who now lives in Harrogate. Stephen was Delighted when, in October 2020, Philip Baraniak became the church’s associate pastor (having previously served as the youth worker for several years), and he considers it a privilege to share ministry with him.

Phil Baraniak
Associate Pastor
Phil is married to Lisa and they have three daughters Anna, Polly and Josephine. They have been at the church since 2014 and love being a part of the fellowship. Phil is a keen musician, enjoys a new movie but mainly just loves hanging with his family and friends whatever is going on.
Elders
Simon Young
Steve Maw
David Faraday
Treasurer
Andrew Pearlman
Small group Leaders
Sally and Richard Shipley
Harry and Anne Pearson
Simon and Helen Young
Chris and Sue Morgan
Sarah and David James
Children and Youth leaders
Robin Prestwich
Jordon Newlove
Lisa Baraniak
Nikki Maw