European Core Team

European Core Team.

The ChristCentral European Apostolic Team is led by Jeremy Simpkins. Jeremy has always been very keen to work in team and regularly meets with all those involved in trans-local ministry across the regions we are working into. He has also formed the European Core Team which works alongside him in giving shape to and leading ChristCentral. This team currently consists of:

Jeremy & Ann City Church Sheffield

Jeremy & Ann have been involved in leading Newfrontiers churches for over 25 years, including Hastings (one of the first churches to relate to Terry Virgo) & Eastbourne (one of the first strategic Newfrontiers church plants). In 2009 Jeremy & Ann moved from the church they had planted in Teeside to lead Christ Central Manchester. In 2014 the team in Manchester appointed a local pastor to lead Christ Central Manchester releasing Jeremy to lead the ChristCentral team and travel amongst the churches which the team serves. After 7 years in Manchester, Jeremy & Ann are following a call to be part of City Church Sheffield in 2017. He and Ann often travel together and both love to support, encourage and develop local eldership teams and other ministries. The ChristCentral team is currently serving over 130 Churches on 5 different continents - North America (Canada & Mexico), South America (Bolivia & Peru), Asia (Cambodia), Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania & Zambia), Europe (England, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden & Wales). When they're not traveling, Jeremy & Ann love to walk in the surrounding countryside - usually ending with a visit to a local pub!

Graham Christ Central Manchester

Graham & his wife have lived in greater Manchester for more than 20 years and have two adult children. They have been part of Christ Central Manchester since 2003 and Graham is part of the Eldership team there. Graham oversees the legal, financial and management side of ChristCentral Churches and works with churches in various regions in the UK. He is part of the ChristCentral Partnership as well as the European Core Team. Graham is also a Director of several other charities including Jubilee+. His wife is a headteacher at a local primary school. They love spending time with their family and particularly enjoy walks that involve tea shops!

Roger & Cheryl Kings Church Cockermouth

Roger and Cheryl live in Brigham, Cumbria and are part of Kings Church Cockermouth. They have three adult children and are kept young by their grandchildren and their big dog, Ollie. Roger leads the team at Kings Church and serves other churches both in the UK and in other nations as part of the ChristCentral team. Roger enjoys walking in the fells, sailing and photography. They both enjoy the garden, reading a good book and a glass of wine!

Rob & Jo Kings Church Kendal

Rob and Jo live in Kendal, they have five children the eldest of whom is married. Rob is an elder at King's Church Kendal and also at City Church Lancaster. He is passionate about seeing God's kingdom advanced through church planting. Rob, Jo and their family have been involved in numerous church plants. Sometimes this has involved moving and pioneering themselves but they also train, send and support other church planters to facilitate more rapid church planting.

Steve & Ruth The Ark Church, Huddersfield

Steve & Ruth moved from York to plant a church in Huddersfield in answer to a prophetic word that they had received some ten years earlier about the cities in the North of England. Steve now leads The Ark Church Huddersfield. Steve previously led York City Church, a large Newfrontiers Church which they started in 1999. Before that they were part of Brickhill Baptist Church in Bedford. Steve is overseeing our church planting initiative:

John & Kate Hope Church Harrogate

John and Kate are based in Harrogate with their 2 children, they met whilst studying at Leeds University. In 2010 they left Gateway Church in Leeds to plant Hope Church Harrogate. John leads the growing team there. Kate works as a GP in the local community.

Graham & Sarah Jubilee Church, Derby

Graham is married to Sarah and they have 3 school-age children of their own. Graham leads the team at Jubilee Church in Derby (UK) and is also part of the European Core Team as well as the ChristCentral Partnership. He works with churches across the Midlands in the UK and Cambodia in South East Asia. Graham & Sarah are approved foster carers for the local authority and as well as looking after children, work with them to help encourage foster care recruitment in the city. Graham is also a Director of ChristCentral Churches (the charitable body that provides a legal, financial and governance framework to ChristCentral) and a school Governor. Sarah trained and worked as a Learning Disability nurse and now leads Smile, Jubilee’s respite facility for children with additional needs. On a day-off they enjoy country walks and pub lunches together!

We've always been very keen to work in team and we regularly meet with those involved in trans-local ministry across the regions we are working into.

Jeremy, ChristCentral Team Leader
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