Gordon & Natalie...
Gordon & Natalie have 3 children, a daughter aged 10, and two boys aged 13 & 14 (plus a dog called Merlin!). Before moving to Sittingbourne Gordon had been on the staff team at Cornerstone City Church, Medway for 10 years since 2008 and served as an elder between 2013-2018. Gordon is in his final dissertation year studying Missional Leadership as a masters degree. He is currently serving as a Governor at Fulston Manor secondary school and is living by faith, giving most of his time to developing the Hope Church Sittingbourne mission.
Gordon loves pioneering new initiatives and learning new skills along the way. In recent years he has:
Natalie has previously worked in schools as a learning mentor, assisting children with additional learning needs and has a passion for speech and language development. Natalie is trained in British Sign Language and has served in a CAP LifeSkills team, helping people gain practical skills and discover new ways to live for a brighter future. Natalie started working in a local secondary school in September 2018, supporting students in their learning and engagement within the school environment.
Natalie loves to create things, loves hunting for bargains and has been consistently writing a blog on themes of faith for the last two years with several articles having been published in the local paper.
Jonathan & Teresa...
Jonathan & Teresa have been married since 2005 and have lived in Sittingbourne since 2009. Over the years Jonathan & Teresa have been praying for a Newfrontiers churchplant to start in Sittingbourne (having been at an established Newforntiers church for some years prior to their move).
When news of Hope Church Sittingbourne reached them in early 2018 Jonathan & Teresa soon took the decision to explore whether God might have them become part of the plant and have since made Hope Church Sittingbourne their spiritual home.
Jonathan loves trains, so much so that he works with them for a living, focusing on the planning for the tracks which the trains run on. Teresa and Jonathan enjoy going on short breaks to new places, walking and sometimes fitting in trips to find old trains somewhere along the way! They also enjoy spending time with family and going to the theatre together.
Jonathan enjoys seeing people growing in their faith through developing their understanding of the Word and how it applies to everyday life. Teresa loves to see the church empowering the powerless and inviting, welcoming and including people in its daily life.
Adam & Lizzie...
Adam & Lizzie have a young daughter and live in Teynham, a village on the outskirts of Sittingbourne. They have been based at Faversham Community Church (part of Relational Mission) and began to explore the call of God in the Spring of 2018 after the Watsons were invited to share news of Hope Church Sittingbourne with FCC. In October 2018 the Gregory's publicly shared with FCC that they feel called as a family by God to be part of Hope Church Sittingbourne.
Adam works for CXK, working on both the National Citizen Service and Prince’s Trust Team programme. He enjoys mentoring young people, helping develop their skills and finding great opportunities for them to thrive in.
Lizzie works for CXK teaching English and employability to young people. She grew up in nearby Sheppey where she lived before marrying Adam.
Adam & Lizzie love spending time with family and friends, enjoying good food, being outdoors - going for runs and taking their daughter to the zoo!
Both Adam & Lizzie are experienced worship leaders and have a shared passion to see the Church mobilised and active, holding nothing back either in its worship, building relationships or mission in the world.