Leadership  "Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith." - Hebrews 13:7

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Department Leaders

Deaconate

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Deacons

 

In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. - 1 Timothy 3:8-10

 

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” - Acts 6:1-4

TAFU CHAPINDUKA

Deacon

 

 

Tafu and his wife Adela have three children, two daughters and a son: Monica, Michaela and Ano. They also lead the Rainham Life Group.

Munya Mangundu

Deacon

 

Munya is married to Rachel and together they have three sons: Isaiah, Malachi and Judah. They live in Gravesend and are deputy leaders of the Gravesend Life Group.

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Godwin Ogubuike

Deacon

 

 

Godwin and his wife Chinwendu have a son and two daughters: Nathan, Elsie and Eliora. Both he and his wife are faithful members of our intercessory team.

CHRIS OJEJINMI

Deacon

 

 

Chris and his wife Eny have three children, Janelle, Alex and Isai, and lead the Rochester Life Group.

TAIWO OSHIGA

Deacon

 

 

Taiwo and his wife Fola have three daughters and a son: Lola, Shola, Fiyin and Sam. Together they lead one of the Chatham Life Groups.

KEITH RAYFIELD

Deacon

 

 

Keith and his wife Eva lead the Stewarding Team and also one of the Gillingham Life Groups.

AUSTIN SMITH

Deacon

 

 

Austin is married to Karen and on top of his duties as a deacon, he helps within the media department and also aids in leading worship in many arenas.

GRAHAM VINEY

Deacon

 

 

Graham and his wife Anne have three adult children: Jon, Ben and Katie. Together, they both maintain the church grounds

Department leaders

 

If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honour him. - John 12:26

 

The Department Leaders at King's Church Ministries are those who head up the specific areas that the church is involved in - from outward ministries like Caring Hands and Light the Way, to the internal departments like Finance and Stewarding.

 

Paul Akinbadewa

Light the Way

Paul is one of the elders of King's Church Ministries and lives with his wife  Denise and their two children, Jesse and Kemi. Employed as an electrical engineer, Paul heads up Light the Way, our overseas ministry - spreading the gospel alongside practical provision by installing solar panel systems in remote or impoverished parts of the world.

 

Paul and Denise also lead one of the Life Groups in Walderslade.

Thomas Smith

Caring Hands

Thomas lives in the King's Community with his wife Kerry and their family. Together they run King's Youth as well as the youth services on Sundays.

 

Thomas is the manager of Caring Hands.

 

 

Salestyn David

Chatham Worship

Salestyn loves sports and works for a Christian sport charity, Kick Kent. He is also one of the leaders at King's Youth, but his real passion lays in Worship. His heart for seeing God glorified and his vision for seeing the Worship Team do all they can in ensuring this has resulted in so many true giftings emerging in the team. Now much of what we sing on Sundays has been written in-house by the team and, through hard work and faithfulness, they are pushing forward to bigger and greater things.

Thomas & Kerry Smith

King's Kids & Youth

Thomas and Kerry live in King's Community with four of their children - Josh, Faith, Hope and Bella.

 

Thomas is the Manager at Caring Hands.

 

Together, they lead King's Youth and King's Kids.

 

 

Ayo Oyawoye

Children's Church Gillingham

Ayo is married to Simeon and they have three children Tofunmi, Gbemi and Siji.

 

Originally from Nigeria and famous for her jollof rice, Ayo leads the Children’s Church in Gillingham together with her committed team. She ensures that each week every child is well fed on the Word of God and really cared for within the church family. She also faithfully heads up the church cleaning team.

Sylvia Ribbens

Finance

Sylvie is one of the founding members of King's Church - she and her husband, Barrie, along with Arthur and Molly Bateman opened up their homes in 1977 to a group of Spirit filled believers and the rest is history. Sylvie has been a faithful, serving member ever since. Barrie went to be with the Lord in 2007. Now Sylvie and Molly serve in the church finance office every week, balancing the books.

 

Sylvie is an inspiration and a true role-model of what Christianity should be. We thank God for such people in our lives.

 

 

Yemi & Toyin Onabanjo

Prayer

Yemi and Toyin lead a lifestyle of prayer. They are originally from Nigeria, and have two daughters - Tomi and Dara. Together they lead the monthly prayer meetings as well as the weekly prayer meeting.

Tettey Keteku

Gillingham Worship

Tettey is married to Afia and they have two children Mawulikem and Mawulorm.

Originally from Ghana and famous for his smile, Tettey has a passion for praising and worshipping the Lord which is truly infectious.

He leads a committed team of musicians and singers who also share his heart for worship.

 

 

Karen Smith

King's Cafe

Karen lives with her husband Austin in Rochester. She is employed as the manager of King's Café. Her heart for excellence and selflessly loving nature has meant that not only does the cafe maintain a 5-star food hygiene rating and an average of 100% in NHS audits, but it also upholds a strong sense of community; with the customers knowing that they are loved and valued.

 

Karen also has the same ethos when it comes to the hospitality team at church; serving the Pastors and Elders as well as any guest speakers we may have. She is a real woman of God and has has proven herself a faithful and reliable servant throughout the years.

SAm, John & MArk

Evangelism

John Daynes, Samuel Lungu and Mark Richards lead our evangelism team. They each have a strong passion for spreading the Gospel to the unsaved in our community. It is these who come up with and implement our events to promote the church and the work we do, all in the hope that seeds will be sown leading to salvation.

 

If you have any ideas to reach out to our community or want to get involved in helping, please see one of these three.

 

 

Keith & Eva Rayfield

Chatham Stewarding

Keith and Eva got married here in the 1990's. Keith serves as a Deacon and Eva helps run the E.S.O.L. English classes here on Fridays. Together they head up the Stewarding team, ensuring the every visitor is welcomed.

Max Allen

Media

Max has been attending King's Church since he became a Christian in 2008, at the age of 16. He now lives in the King's Community and works full time at the church under the role of Media & Design Manager.

 

If you are a church member and have any skills, experience or interest in any aspect of media & design - from video and photography to writing and designing - contact Max to get involved.