Our Leaders

At Forest Gate Church we believe everyone has a role to play. In the Bible we read of the model of a 'body' where Christ is the head and each part does its work, complimenting each other. That's the model we employ at Forest Gate Church. The work of the Church requires everyone, and the only reason our Church can function is due to the ever faithful volunteers through all areas of Church life.

At Forest Gate Church we believe everyone has a role to play. In the Bible we read of the model of a 'body' where Christ is the head and each part does its work, complimenting each other. That's the model we employ at Forest Gate Church. The work of the Church requires everyone, and the only reason our Church can function is due to the ever faithful volunteers through all areas of Church life.

 

Senior Leaders

Church Office: (01594) 544844

Louise's Email: Louise@forestgatechurch.org

 

Louise Jones

Louise heads up the pastoral care for the church and the main point of contact for the community. She is married to Steve with 3 children. She joined the church as a teenager and has volunteered in many different areas of the church over the years. As well as being part of the senior leadership and Louise is one of our worship leaders. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John's Email: John@forestgatechurch.org

 

John Trueman

John, and his wife Mel, live in the local area, and have 3 grown-up children. Living in the nearby village of Longhope, John is a Managing Director of a heating engineering company.

John is also part of the worship team and Melanie is part of our Kids Church Team and runs our CAP workshops and courses.

 

 

 

 

Team Leaders

Kathy leads the Kids Workshops at Forest Gate. She works part time at the local primary school as a family support worker.

Email:
workshops@forestgatechurch.org

Jonathan leads the worship team, playing acoustic and electric guitar. He is a GP in Gloucester.

He is also plays football for the Biristish Medical Football Team as a Goalkeeper.

Email: worship@forestgatechurch.org

Lucy is our treasurer and administrator and works on Fridays in the Church office. She is a housewife and looks after her 3 children. She also leads on of our home groups with her husband Matt.

Email:
finance@forestgatechurch.org

Margaret Hewis

Matt is our Youth Pastor and oversees all aspects of the youth work at Forest Gate. He works locally for a global insurance company as a Graphic Designer. Matt is married to Sarah with 2 young boys.

Matt is also the drummer in the church worship band.

Email:
youth@forestgatechurch.org

Heads up the 14+ youth work. She is a retired Health Visitor and married to James.

She is also one of the Leaders of a voluntary organisation called Breathe delivering youth work in the Forest of Dean

She loves walking and sport generally, particularly if there is a racket involved

Margaret looks after the Sunday creche activities, which looks after babies and toddlers. She works for Barnardos in one of their Family Centres.

Email:
creche@forestgatechurch.org

  Pam Britton

 

 

 

Pam is a retired teacher and has worked in both the UK and Zimbabwe. She heads up our Senior Citizens work and is married to Malcolm.

 

     
Other Department Leaders
Malcolm Britton

 

Keith and Sandra look after the outgoing finance that equips missional community building both locally, nationally and internationally. They are retired and regularly go on mission trips to Romania.

Email:
mission@forestgatechurch.org

Malcolm is a retired teacher who has worked overseas in Zimbabwe and the UK for many years.

He is currently our interim Facilities Team Leader.

 

Charity Directors/Trustees
Bill Hewis Steve Jones

 Matt Evans

Bill is a retired Church minister with over 50 years experience both in church ministry and working for national charities. He is married to Margaret and they have 3 grown-up children, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Email:
directors@forestgatechurch.org

Steve is a Maths teacher in our local secondary school. He is married to Lou, one of our senior leaders, and they have 3 children.

Email:
directors@forestgatechurch.org

Matt works as a manager for a telecommunications company. He is marries to Lucy and they have 3 children. Matt is also the Secretary of the Charity.

Email:
directors@forestgatechurch.org

Margaret Hewis Pam Britton

 

Margaret is an early years specialist who works in a local nursary. She is married to Bill and they have 3 grown-up children, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Email:
directors@forestgatechurch.org

Pam is a retired teacher and has worked in both the UK and Zimbabwe. She heads up our Senior Citizens work and is married to Malcolm.

Email: directors@forestgatechurch.org

     

Forest Gate Church is a registered
Charity No: 1151147

Forest Gate Church is a registered
Company No: 8310740