The team at Kings are all united by a deep desire to see God’s Kingdom come: to introduce people to Jesus and see them grow in faith.

We aim to build church the way they did in the New Testament. In this our elders (also called ‘overseers’ or ‘pastors’) take overall responsibility for leading, teaching, caring for and protecting the church. Behind them is a whole team of staff and volunteers, men and women all working together to make church happen — not just on Sundays but all through the week.

We also have a Board of Trustees who are responsible for the legal, financial and governance of the church and Frontiers Charitable Trust.

church elders

Oli Stevens

Oli & Wendy Stevens

Oli moved to Eastbourne in 2003 as a student and has been and elder at Kings since 2012, and is also an avid Crystal Palace supporter. Together Oli and Wendy live in Roselands with their son Finley and daughter Pippa. Wendy teaches maths in a local secondary school and loves to bake.

Andy Thorpe

Andy & Lynn Thorpe

Andy with his wife Lynn have been a part of Kings since 2000. Andy became an elder in 2013 after serving for four years overseeing the worship, music, ‘Strand Creative’ and communication department. Andy also overseas Alpha and will sometimes be found leading worship on a Sunday morning.

Jez Field

Jez & Amy Field: Seaford

Jez is married to Amy, has three fantastic boys, and became an elder at Kings in January 2012. Taking up the leadership of our Seaford venue in that same year, Jez and Amy are excited about the developments that lay ahead as they've just bought their first church building. Jez is also 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.