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, Christ Central Church is supported by a great team of staff and volunteers in the office.
Dan leads oversees our Under-18 ministries, working with the group leaders to provide teaching and guidance for the young people at ChristCentral.
Daniel is full time in the office implementing and facilitating the plans of the church, working with all our volunteers.
Olivia oversees our Students and Youth work, whilst also facilitating our community care projects in and around Portsmouth.
Paul is the lead of the Music & Tech Team and part of the media and creative team.
Kirsten uses her graphic design skills to keep our look fresh and inviting.
Dave volunteers in the office, providing administrative support for our regular activities.
Debs works to make our events and special Sundays run beautifully.
Richard works to build connections with other organisations in the city to help us love our city in practical ways.
Sue co-ordinates our Safeguarding process, and is the primary point of contact for all safeguarding concerns.
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.
Pete and Debs are trained marriage coaches and have spent years serving churches with their pastoral gift.
Phil and Kat lead our Freedom in Christ ministries and are passionate about seeing people released into fullness of life.
Richard and Hilary have years of experience pastoring people from a variety of backgrounds in many situations.
Matt and Yvette have led one of our mid-week groups for a number of years and have a heart to support and encourage others.
Sarah has spent years encouraging members of the church to grow more like Christ - seeing people strengthened by God.
Aaron and Lydia are part of our Student Team, with experience in many areas of support and care.
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 on 02393200184.
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
Loving Our City
Youth & Students
The church is served by a team of Elders that meet the requirements of 1 Timothy 3. Elders are primarily responsible for the care of the church and the teaching of the Bible, as we pursue our vision together as a family. The Elders’ wives share the same heart and passion for the church and are a vital part of the team here at Christ Central.