Gordon & Natalie...
Gordon & Natalie have 3 children, a daughter aged 12, and two boys aged 15 & 16 (plus a dog called Merlin!).
Natalie started working in a local secondary school in September 2018, supporting students in their learning and engagement within the school environment. Natalie is trained in British Sign Language and serves as our CAP Life Skills manager, helping people gain practical skills and discover new ways to live for a brighter future.
Natalie loves to create things, loves hunting for bargains and has been consistently writing a blog on themes of faith for several years with her articles having been published in local papers and online.
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 graduated with a masters degree in Missional Leadership in 2019 with ForMission College. He currently serves on the PLANT UK team, supporting UK church planting endeavours within the Relational Mission family of churches. Gordon is also a trustee for our local Swale Foodbank.
Gordon loves being involved in start-ups and establishing new initiatives, learning new skills along the way. In recent years he has:
Adam & Lizzie...
Adam & Lizzie have two young daughters and live in Teynham, a village on the outskirts of Sittingbourne. Their family were previously based at Faversham Community Church (part of our wider Relational Mission family) 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 in Sittingbourne with an organisation which provides accommodation and support to the homeless with the hope of empowering their clients to take the next step towards independence, breaking the cycle of homelessness.
Lizzie works for Nirvana Care and Support, offering housing and support to vulnerable 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 daughters 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.
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 Newfrontiers 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 join the church-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.
Our Hope trustees...
We recently became registered as a UK charity and are thankful for these faithful men & women who diligently serve the church in its legal responsibilities as a UK charity (from left to right)...
Our registered UK charity number is 1186867.