John Stevens is chair of the Elders at Christchurch. Formerly a lawyer, he now serves as the National Director of the FIEC (Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches).
He is the author of “How Can I Be Sure?” a short book about doubt and assurance in the “Questions Christians Ask” series published by The Good Book Company.
He is married to Ursula and they have four children aged between 12 and 17. Outside of church he is a keen reader, is interested in aviation, military history and politics, and has an uselessly detailed knowledge of 1980s pop music.
Richard has particular responsibility for homegroups and pastoral care.
Formerly, he served the churches and pastors of the FIEC as Pastoral Ministries Director for several years.
He is married to Pippa and they enjoy spending time with both their children and three grandchildren. Outside of church, he likes (watching) sport, walking and “extreme reading” — that’s an extremely good book in an extremely comfortable chair!
As well as sharing with the other elders preaching and leading the church, Roy has a particular responsibility for finance and administration in the church.
Roy formerly worked for the FIEC helping to run their national office and administration, retiring from this role in July 2016.
Roy is married to Christine and they have lived in Market Harborough since 2005. He enjoys reading history and historical fiction.
John Barker shares in the preaching at Christchurch, leads the music and helps to coordinate the men’s work. He previously spent two years studying part-time at the Cornhill Training Course and working at Gracechurch, Hackney.
Formerly a professional saxophonist, John is now a music teacher at Leicester Grammar School. He is married to Lizzie with three young children and he enjoys reading, cricket and mountaineering.
Johnny shares in the preaching and leads the evangelism team at Christchurch.
Born in London and raised in Edinburgh, Johnny is married to Sandra and they have three grown-up daughters. He trained as a Scottish lawyer, working as as a litigation lawyer for nine years. He was then a pastor at a church in Enfield, North London for 24 years before moving to Market Harborough to work with the FIEC in 2017.
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