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, Louise is one of our worship leaders and works part time as a child minder. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John's Email: John@forestgatechurch.org

 

John Trueman

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

They enjoy walking their family dog ebony in the fields around their home, and John is also part of the worship team. Melanie is part of our Kids Church Team and runs our CAP workshops and courses.

 

 

 

 

Team Leaders

Kathy leads the Kids work at Forest Gate which includes Kids Church, the seasonal Kids Workshops and oversees all otehr aspects of the kids work. She works part time at the local primary school as a family support worker, and is a registered child minder.

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

Dave Birt

Ruth Julius

Dave runs our Friday night youth club, The Y. He runs a Dairy Farm with his wife Anna and their two girls.

Matt is our Youth Pastor who looks after those aged 11 to 18 years old. He works in the financial services industry as a Creative Marketing Designer.. Matt is married to Sarah with 2 young boys.

Matt is oversees the discipleship programme for young people on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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 Hewis

Pam Britton

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

 

Dave looks after technology and related projects at the Church. He owns an IT company and works as a software developer and IT trainer.

Email:
technology@forestgatechurch.org

Pam is a retired teacher and heads up our Senior Citizens work.

 

     
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
Malcolm Britton

 Matt Evans

Matt works in the financial services industry as a Creative Marketing Designer. He is our Chair of Directors.

Email:
directors@forestgatechurch.org

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

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

  Pam Britton

 

 

Pam is a retired teacher and heads up our Senior Citizens work.

Email: directors@forestgatechurch.org

     

Forest Gate Church is a registered
Charity No: 1151147

Forest Gate Church is a registered
Company No: 8310740