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At Kings, we aim to build church the way they did in the Bible. In the New Testament, there were two types of leader in every local church. There were elders (also called ‘overseers’ or ‘pastors’), men who took the ultimate responsibility for leading, teaching, caring for and protecting the church. Then there were ‘deacons’, gifted men and women who worked alongside the elders to help them, by running and co-coordinating various aspects of church life. Together, these two groups form our leadership team here at Kings.
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  • Spanish

    En Kings, nuestro objetivo es construir la iglesia de la manera que lo hicieron en la Biblia. En el Nuevo Testamento, había dos tipos de líderes en cada iglesia local. Había ancianos (también llamados 'supervisores' o 'pastores’), estos eran hombres que tomaron la responsabilidad de dirigir, enseñar, cuidar y proteger la iglesia. Luego estaban los diáconos, hombres y mujeres dotados que trabajaron junto a los ancianos para ayudarles, mediante la ejecución y cordinacion de diversos aspectos de la vida de la iglesia. En conjunto y de la misma manera, estos dos grupos forman nuestro equipo de liderazgo aquí en Kings

  • French

    A Kings, nous visons à construire l'église comme ils le faisaient dans la Bible. Dans le Nouveau Testament, il y avait deux types de chef de file dans chaque église locale. Il y avait les anciens (aussi appelés 'surveillants' ou 'de pasteurs), les hommes qui ont pris la responsabilité ultime de diriger, enseigner, soigner et protéger l'église. Puis il y avait des diacres, des hommes doués et les femmes qui ont travaillé aux côtés des anciens pour les aider, en exécutant et en coordonnant les divers aspects de la vie ecclésiale. Ensemble, ces deux groupes forment notre équipe de direction ici à Kings.

  • Polish

    Na Królów, staramy się budować kościół drogę zrobili w Biblii. W Nowym Testamencie istniały dwa rodzaje lidera w każdym Kościele lokalnym. Były starsi (zwany również "nadzorców 'lub' pastorów), mężczyźni, którzy brali ostateczną odpowiedzialność za kierowanie, nauczanie, opiekę i ochronę kościoła. Potem były już diakonów ", w utalentowani ludzie, którzy pracowali u boku starszych, aby im pomóc, poprzez uruchomienie i koordynował różne aspekty życia kościelnego. Łącznie te dwie grupy tworzą nasz zespół lidera tu w Królowie.

  • German

    An Kings wollen wir bauen Kirche, wie sie in der Bibel getan haben. Im Neuen Testament gab es zwei Arten von Leader in jeder Ortsgemeinde. Es gab Ältesten (auch als "Aufseher" oder "Hirten"), Männer, die die endgültige Verantwortung für die Führung übernahm, Lehr-, Pflege und den Schutz der Kirche. Dann gab es "Diakone", begabte Männer und Frauen, die neben den Ältesten zusammen, um ihnen zu helfen, indem Sie und Co-Koordination verschiedener Aspekte des kirchlichen Lebens. Zusammen bilden diese beiden Gruppen unseres Führungsteams hier am Kings.

  • Russian

    В Kings, мы стремимся строить церкви, как это было в Библии. В Новом Завете есть два типа лидеров в каждой местной церкви. Существовали старейшин (также называется "надзирателей" или "пастыри"), мужчин, которые принимали основную ответственность за ведущими, обучение, уход и защиту церкви. Потом были «дьяконы, одаренных мужчин и женщин, которые работали вместе старейшин, чтобы помочь им, и, запустив совместно координации различных аспектов церковной жизни. Вместе эти две группы составляют наше руководство команды здесь, в Kings.

  • Portuguese

    Em Kings, pretendemos construir a igreja da forma como fizeram na Bíblia. No Novo Testamento, havia dois tipos de líder em cada igreja local. Havia anciãos (também chamados de 'bispos' ou 'pastores), os homens que tomaram a responsabilidade final pela liderança, ensinando, cuidar e proteger a igreja. Em seguida, houve dos diáconos, homens e mulheres talentosos que trabalharam com os anciãos para ajudá-los, através da execução e co-coordenação de vários aspectos da vida da igreja. Juntos, esses dois grupos formam nossa equipe de liderança aqui no Kings.

Elders — senior leaders

Graham Marsh
Graham Marsh —  Senior Pastor   @GrahamMarshy
Graham leads the team at Kings. He moved down to Eastbourne to be part of the church in 1998, and became an elder in 2005, taking over the leadership of the team later that year. Graham has a passion to see mission and freedom ingrained into everything the church does, and carries the primary responsibility for the vision of the whole church, for the Sunday meetings, and for the development of leaders. He and his wife Belinda have two teenage children, Jake and Beth, and live in Hampden Park, Eastbourne.
Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson — Teaching & Training   @AJWTheology
Andrew Wilson became an elder in December 2008 and is responsible for Teaching and Training at Kings. Andrew has theology degrees from Cambridge and LST, is currently studying a PhD at King’s College London, and has also published four books: Deluded by Dawkins, Incomparable, GodStories and If God, Then What? He and his wife Rachel live in Roselands, Eastbourne with their son Zeke and daughter Anna.
Jez Field
Jez Field — Seaford Venue Pastor   @JezField
Jez Field has been an Elder at Kings since January 2012 and started leading our venue in Seaford from April that same year. Jez is married to Amy and has two children, Riley & Zach. Jez came to Kings to lead the children's work in 2005 and, along with Amy, took responsibility for the youth work before becoming an elder. He is a keen squash player and in July 2013 celebrated his greatest achievement to date when he conquered the Hampden Park squash ladder, an accomplishment he has been yet to repeat.
Steve Blaber
Steve Blaber —  Integration & Pastoral
Steve joined our leadership team in July 2010. Along with his wife Ann and son Joel, they moved to Hampden Park, Eastbourne, having been part of New Community Church in Sidcup, since it began in 1976. They have three other children all of whom are married and a growing number of grandchildren. Steve became an elder at Kings in January 2012. Along with his wife Ann his specific responsibilities include helping new people get connected into the life of the church and Pastoral Support. They also run and oversee our Marriage and Parenting Courses.
Oli Stevens
Oli Stevens — Centro Venue Pastor   @stevens_oli
Oli has lived in Eastbourne since 2002. Oli is married to Wendy and they lead the Centro venue with a special focus on Eastbourne Town Centre, with its unique needs and multi-ethnic population. Oli and Wendy live in Roselands with their son Finley and daughter Pippa. They both work as School Teachers and fit in their growing church responsibilities around family and professional life.
Andy Thorpe
Andy Thorpe — Eastbourne Venue Pastor   @andythorpee
Andy with his wife Lynn have been a part of Kings since 2000. Andy became an elder in 2013 after serving as a deacon for 4 years overseeing the Worship, Music, ‘Strand Creative’ and Communication Department. Alongside Graham Marsh, Andy leads the Eastbourne venue. Andy also overseas Alpha and will sometimes be found leading worship on a Sunday morning. Andy and Lynn have two grown-up sons who are both married and live in London.

Deacons —  department leaders

Eastbourne Venue
Terri Belsey Terri Belsey heads up ‘Inspire’, our over 60’s programme.
Pete Cooley Pete Cooley oversees our ‘Storm’ 11-19 youth work.
Ann Blaber Ann Blaber provides pastoral support and, alongside her husband Steve, runs the Marriage and Parenting Courses.
Juila Evetts Julia Evetts leads our children’s work.
Sally Johnson Sally Johnson is our Eastbourne worship co-ordinator.
Centro Venue
Martin Cooper Martin Cooper is our Centro worship co-ordinator.
Chris Hartingdon Chris Hartingdon is our site co-ordinator.
Julie Hartingdon Julie Hartingdon is our children’s work leader and also leads our ‘Focus’ midlweek parent & toddler groups.
Wendy Stevens Wendy Stevens oversees our Centro life groups.
Maicol Umana Maicol Umana is our production co-ordinator.
Seaford Venue
Chris Ashurst Chris Ashurst works closely with Jez Field in a management and administrative support role for our Seaford Venue.
Jon Bowyer Jon Bowyer is our worship co-ordinator.
Zoe Rundle Zoe Rundle is our children’s work leader.
Martin &  Polly Wilkinson Martin & Polly Wilkinson are our youth work leaders.
One Church Team
Sam Arnold Sam Arnold heads up our media and communications and works in design and videography. Keep up to date with our media projects through Twitter:
@sammyarnold81
Nikki Petty Nikki Petty is the Chair of Trustees for the Frontiers Charitable Trust – the charity that facilitates Kings Church.
David Gamester David Gamester looks after the church administration and manages the office, finances, and the Kings Conference Centre.
Belinda Marsh Belinda Marsh heads up our specialist pastoral team and is responsible for running the Freed for Purpose Course.
Dave & June Dean Dave & June Dean provide pastoral support across all our venues.