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Welcome to Family Church

A message from Andy & Gina Elmes

Hello and welcome to Family Church; one church with many congregations.

We are so glad that you have taken the time to visit our site. You will see that we have loads of great stuff going on throughout all of our congregations each and every week and this site is jam packed with everything you need to know about us and what we are up too.

Take a moment to look around and visit our different congregations. You can browse through various events that are coming up near you, or perhaps listen to a podcast or watch one of our services.

Hopefully you will find everything that you are looking for, if not please don’t hesitate to drop us an email; we would love to help you more.

God Bless,

Andy & Gina Elmes

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What we Believe

Statements Of Faith

  • We believe that the Bible is God’s word, that it is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
  • We believe in one eternal God who is the creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
  • We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and his purpose for our lives.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove his victory and empower us for life.
  • We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to his will for our lives.
  • We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.
  • We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve his purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the church and serve the community in which we live.
  • We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
  • We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as he promised.

Who we are

 

Andy & Gina Elmes

Andy & Gina Elmes – Senior Pastors

Andy and Gina spent a number of years travelling and preaching the gospel in Africa, America and Europe before planting Family Church in October 1997. Andy is a very popular speaker at churches and Christian conferences both in the UK and throughout the world. His preaching is humorous and impacting and he is gifted as an evangelist. Andy and Gina carry a real love for the church and lead with lots of passion and a huge vision. With five children, Andy and Gina are really good at leading big families – like Family Church! 

Steuart & Carla Payne

Steuart & Carla Payne – Executive Pastors

Steuart and Carla oversee the general operations of Family Church, working with the Core Leaders to provide great leadership in all congregations. They also serve as Congregational Pastors of the Portsmouth Central Congregation which has two services on Sunday mornings, currently with an average of 500 to 600 people in attendance. Steuart and Carla began their journey with Family Church when the church was less than a year old and have been involved in most areas of church life in one way or another over the years! Steuart and Carla met and married since joining Family Church and now have two young boys. 

Geoff & Jane Wood

Geoff & Jane Wood – Congregational Pastors, Gosport & Bridgemary

Geoff and Jane joined their family and their lives with Family Church at the tail end of 2004 when they made the decision to close their existing church in Gosport and start a new congregation under the banner of Family Church. In January 2005 the Gosport congregation was planted and is today thriving, making an impact in the town of Gosport and beyond. Geoff and Jane head up the Gosport & Bridgemary and are part of the senior leadership team of Family Church. Geoff and Jane have six children who all love God and love being part of His church! 

Tim & Danni Lockwood

Tim & Danni Lockwood – Congregational Pastors, Guildford

Tim & Danni have been involved in ministry for many years. They met through Christian Youth projects and were married in 1998. Despite Tim’s desire to become a police officer, which he achieved in 2001, he felt that God was calling him into ministry. In 2010, they had been pastoring a local church for several years, when Tim & Dan felt that God was relocating them and they both developed a heart for Guildford. In 2011, they became the Senior Pastors of Eternity Church taking over from the founding pastors. Eternity Church became part of Family Church in January 2014. Tim and Danni are passionate about seeing Guildford transformed by the power of God working through his church. They also have two amazing children, Acacia and Joseph. 

Matt & Victoria Armstrong

Matt & Victoria Armstrong – Congregational Pastors, Portsmouth North

Matt and Victoria have been in Family Church for many years and married in 2007.  After completing Emerging Leaders training they were appointed as Assistant Pastors to Steuart and Carla in Portsmouth Central.  In 2013 they, along with their family, moved to lead Portsmouth North congregation.  

Steve & Kirsty Carey

Steve & Kirsty Carey – Congregational Pastors, Havant

Steve and Kirsty joined Family Church in 2005. They married in February 2007 and soon after joined the leadership team of Family Church. After overseeing the Students and Young Adults Ministry for a while, they then planted the Havant Congregation of Family Church in 2009. Steve & Kirsty are passionate about building the local church and seeing people discover their God-given purpose. They have two beautiful daughters, Gracie and Evie.  

Paul & Wendy Drodge

Paul & Wendy Drodge – Congregational Pastors, Waterside

Further information to follow.  

Mark & Sarah Carter

Mark & Sarah Carter – Congregational Pastors, XL Student Church

From September 2009 Mark and Sarah took on the role of Young Adult & Student Pastors, overseeing everything we do with young adults and students. We desire to impact the thousands of students in the University of Portsmouth (as well as the local Colleges) who are just starting out in life, unaware of the greater purpose and hope that only comes from a relationship with God! Within the church there are many young adults and students who have incredible potential and our aim is to unlock the God-given potential within every one of them!

Charlie Kang

Charlie Kang – Congregational Pastor, Established (Est. 1825)

Charlie has been a part of Eternity Church since 2008 serving in a variety of roles throughout the church. Charlie is working part-time for a consortium of Higher Education Institutions in supporting its research and innovation strategy. Currently, Charlie heads up Established (Est.1825) which is the Students and Young Adults sub-congregation as well as supporting Pastors Tim & Danni as the Assistant Pastor of the Family Church Guildford congregation. 

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Local Partners

We believe that the Bible is God’s word, that it is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives. We believe in one eternal God who is the creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and his purpose for our lives.

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Global Partners

We believe that the Bible is God’s word, that it is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives. We believe in one eternal God who is the creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and his purpose for our lives.

 

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Synergy

Synergy is a fellowship of like-minded ministers who desire inspirational relationships and growth in their leadership, ministries and lives, independent of what type or style of church they are.

www.synergy-alliance.org

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How to Give

We believe in the importance of giving as part of our worship to God. We believe that all we have comes from God and that if we are obedient in the small things then God will bring increase.

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

You can give to Family Church by using cheque or cash by giving on Sunday mornings or sending cheques to the church offices. (Please do not send cash)

You can also give by using internet banking or by using standing orders. If you would like to give this way then please use the Tithe & Offering Account details below:

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TITHES & OFFERINGS - National Lloyds TSB 00576939 30-96-11 Family Church
TITHES & OFFERINGS - Regional Hampshire Lloyds TSB 37814768 30-96-11 Family Church
TITHES & OFFERINGS - Regional Surrey Lloyds TSB 37815168 30-96-11 Family Church

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