Jesus is the head of the church.
Apostles and Prophets regularly help lay solid foundations to ensure we stay on course.
The elders (“pastors”) are appointed by God to shepherd and lead the church. The elders/pastors represent the primary leadership and meet regularly to discuss the doctrine and direction of the Church, as well as pastoral situations. The elders/pastors endeavour to preach, teach, and counsel for the glory of God.
Sean and Liz, along with their three children, moved to Reading in 2000 to start the church. A year later Sean left his job in the IT industry to work full time for the church. He is an keen cyclist and enjoys wild beaches. Sean leads the team of elders, as well as providing coaching and guidance for other churches.
Scott is married to Bea, and they have three young children. He was part of the original team that started the church in 2000, and after working locally as a Primary School teacher, has been on the full time staff of the church since 2002. Having lead into almost every area of church life over that time, he presently is leading and supporting the pastoral care of the church and coordinates our midweek Life Groups. He is fanatical about West Ham FC, enjoys playing badminton and all things football.
Richard moved to Reading in 2004 and teaches RE and French at a local secondary school. He became an elder in 2008. In 2013, he married Elli and they now have two small children. His interests include talking, sharing food with people and pretending he is serious about both keeping fit and reading impressive books.
Andy came to Reading in 1991 to work with Youth for Christ, and he and his wife Debs now have three teenage children. When Andy isn't selling photocopiers for a local business, he drives the church's growing range of social justice initiatives and partnerships, as well as bringing energy to our evangelism programmes. He actively enjoys tennis and golf as well as following West Ham football club.
David passionately leads us in the prayer life of our church and in our outreach programme. Along with his wife Bola he moved to Reading in 2013 and works as a Teacher's Assistant - as well as studying for a Masters in Petroleum Engineering. He particularly enjoys watching tennis, and discussing business & entrepreneurship.
Mark is married to Kathryn, and is the Head of Philosophy and Theology at a local independent school. Within the church, Mark is taking a lead in theological education and developing a culture of support within RFC for those called to influence different areas of public and workplace life. Mark predictably enjoys discussing theology, as well as playing guitar and Lego building with his two young sons.
Josh and his wife Sonia both moved to Reading in 2007 to study Geography at Reading University. Josh now works as a telecoms Project Manager in Reading town centre and oversees the 6PM meeting. He enjoys reading, deep conversations and travelling overseas experiencing other cultures. He is also trying to play more squash in his spare time.
Deacons serve as ministry leaders within the church body, assisting & implementing the vision and direction outlined by the elders/pastors.
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, God will be with you and will never forsake you. Joshua 1:9