Enjoying God, Making Friends & Changing Lives

Who We Are

Today we gather together people from right across Tyneside on a Sunday as well as in homes throughout the week. We have a strong mix of outreach, social action, discipleship mission and kids activities that all stem from our vision to be a church family that is enjoying God, making friends and changing lives.

Behind all that activity is a group of 100+ enthusiastic and hardworking volunteer leaders who make stuff happen! Supporting them and leading the church is our team of five elders, led by James Shepherd. Our Elders team work together to raise up and release other people into leadership and to steer the church towards everything that God has called us to do and be.

Our Elders Team

JAMES SHEPHERD

Lead Elder, Lead Pastor

SIMON WARREN

Elder, Executive Pastor

DUNCAN PODBURY

Elder

ANDY BRAMHALL

Elder, Communities Pastor

DAVID LYALL

Elder, Finance Pastor

Our Pastors & Staff

KEN RILEY

Worship Pastor

ANNE FOTHERGILL

Prophetic Pastor

TOM NORRINGTON

Comms & Student Pastor

LINDA OGG

Operations & Admin Manager

PETER YOUNG

Finance Officer

SARAH DAVIES

Finance Assistant

SALLY HILL

Facilities Manager

DENISE COLE

Receptionist

BOBBIE PEARSON

Receptionist

JAMES MORROW

Facilities Assistant

CARLOS ROSALES

Facilities Assistant

DAVID LONGFIELD

Maintenance

LUCY GABRIEL

Cleaner

LULA ADAMU

Cleaner

Our Interns

EMMA FUKAR

SARAH DOHERTY

DAN BALL

IMPACT Interns

  • Sarah Doherty – Sarah is serving us this year as part of our student leadership team
  • Dan Ball – Dan is helping out with new communications projects, refugee DropIn & Youth work in Byker
  • Emma Fukar – Emma is mainly giving her time to Action Language classes helping refugees and asylum seekers to improve their English.

FP Impact is a year of training and serving in local churches that are part of the NewFrontiers family.  It’s a brilliant way to discover your gifts, grow in character and leadership skills.  You can check it out HERE.