Our Team - ChristCentral Church - Portsmouth
At ChristCentral Church, we are committed to the Word of God shaping all areas of church life, including leadership. We believe ALL are equal in the eyes of God, and
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Our Team

At ChristCentral Church, we are committed to the Word of God shaping all areas of church life, including leadership.

We believe ALL are equal in the eyes of God, and that He has given us ALL different roles to play within the life of the church – one of these roles is leadership. We have a team of Elders  and Deacons as modelled to us in 1 Timothy 3, and many others contribute to the life of the church in a variety of ways. To see how you can get involved click here.

Elders are primarily responsible for guarding, guiding and governing the local church, appointed to lead the church forward into mission.

Tim & Liz

Tim is married to Liz and they have 4 young children Skye, William, Calvin and Isla.

Tim is the Lead Pastor responsible for the majority of the teaching and for setting the vision of the church. Tim spent several years in business before becoming a Pastor and has degrees in Biochemistry and Theology. Liz has a background in Performing Arts and a passion to see the arts effectively used in sharing the good news about Jesus.

Adam & Nikki

Adam is married to Nikki and they have three young girls, Zoe, Jemima and Talia.

Adam is primarily responsible for  the day-to-day running of the church and it’s various teams and ministry areas, including finance and governance. Nikki and Adam also oversee the student ministry, which is led by Fearghal Kelly and his team.  Adam was born in Portsmouth and has a military background, having left the Royal Navy in 2015 where he was an Air Engineering Manager.  Nikki is a primary school teacher from Cape Town, South Africa, she moved to the UK in 2010; Nikki is passionate for the local church and is loving living this adventure together.

Dan & Charis

Dan is married to Charis and they have three young children, Charlie, Isaac and Evie.

Dan is primarily responsible for oversight of under-18s ministry amongst many other roles, including regularly preaching on Sunday mornings. Dan and Charis are both primary school teachers and moved back to Portsmouth after meeting each other whilst at university in Canterbury. Dan is partial to a bit of surfing and can often be seen riding the impressive waves at West Wittering beach!

John & Alison

John is married to Alison and they have 3 grown up children.

John is primarily responsible for our Life Groups and providing leadership, discipleship and pastoral support.  John has gained leadership experience as a manager in the insurance industry and Alison works in a local primary school. They have been blessed to be a blessing and regularly have people in their home tasting Alison’s amazing food. John & Alison run our marriage course.

The role of deacon was a well-established and vital one for the early church. Working alongside the elders, deacons took on the primary responsibility for practical serving within the church. Deacons are those individuals who are serving the church as the head of a significant ministry area and meet the character qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3: 8-10.


Chair of Trustees

Paul & Katie


Steve & Claire

Christianity Explored


Loving Our City



Barrie & Delia

Practical Support



A biblical church is a church that engages all its members in supporting, encouraging and building one another up.  Life Group leaders are the primary people to turn to if additional care or support is required.  The Pastoral Support Team exists to help Life Group leaders by providing specialist care, and they can connect individuals within the church to others who have gone through similar experiences so that they can journey together.  The five main areas of care are: practical support, relationships, mental wellbeing, financial and life controlling habits.


Richard and Hilary

Richard and Hilary have years of experience pastoring people from a variety of backgrounds in many situations.


Phil and Kat

Phil and Kat lead our Freedom in Christ ministries and are passionate about seeing people released into fullness of life.


Pete and Debs

Pete and Debs are trained marriage coaches and have spent years serving churches with their pastoral gift.

John and Alison Martin oversee the pastoral care of the church. To access support you can speak to them on a Sunday, speak to your Life Group leader, contact a member of the Pastoral Support Team directly, or give the church office a call,

There is a lot of work that goes on to run a healthy church. In addition to those serving on Sundays and in our mid-week groups, ChristCentral Church is supported by a great team of staff and volunteers in the office.



Lead Elder

Tim is also part of the Commission UK Leadership Team, supporting churches in the Commission Network.



Executive Pastor

Adam has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the church.



Events Co-Ordinator

Debs works to make our events and special Sundays run beautifully.



Children's Team Lead

Charis is currently on maternity leave, she oversees all our under 18s ministries.



Student Discipleship Co-ordinator

Amongst many support roles, Lydia runs our Disciple-a-student ministry.



Loving Our City

Richard works to build connections with other organisations in the city to help us love our city in practical ways.



Church Administrator

Daniel is full time in the office implementing and facilitating the plans of the church, working with all our volunteers.



Bookshop Manager

Temi runs the Acorn Bookshop on our behalf, serving all Christians in the city, as the last independent Christian retailer on the island. (photo arriving soon)



Commission Intern

Coleman is joining ChristCentral for a year, visiting from Alabama, USA. Coleman is spending time with Tim, and the wider Commission team, learning more about Comission churches.