Following the retirement of the Senior Pastor, we are seeking to appoint a new Pastor in due course.
Clive has had a career background in teaching and latterly he was Headmaster at a well known faith orientated school in Ipswich. He has travelled extensively to the Far East and China where he developed and led leadership motivational programmes. He and his wife Sally are greatly loved and appreciated for their ministries at River of Life.
Sally is co-leader of our Prayer Ministry Team and is a very charismatic member of River of Life Church. She has also for many years been the co-leader of our Samaritans Purse Annual Shoeboxes Appeal where thousands of underprivileged children receive shoebox gifts at Christmas time every year.
Brian recently joined the Eldership Team, he and his wife, Del, lead Younger Church activities, he is also a member of the Media Team and comes from a Marine Port engineering background.
Terry and Juanita founded the church in 2002 and continue to serve as emeritus pastors. They have a dynamic faith led and healing ministry and have seen people from many parts of the world come to know the Lord through their ministry.
Brian & Del Oakley: Younger Church Leaders
Ray Harvey: Events Co-ordinator
Jacqueline Hopkins: Women’s Ministry Leader
Derek Wynn: Welcome Team Leader
Linda Tuffs: Toddler Group Team Co-ordinator
Catering & Cafe Co-ordinator
Basiima hails from Uganda and works in the utilities Industry. She read Electronics and Software Engineering at Loughborough University from where she graduated with First Class Honours Masters in Engineering. She loves painting and she is greatly appreciated for her service to God within our church Fellowship.
Anita comes from a financial services background and was for a number of years employed by one of the UK’s major building societies. Her present role is Church Administrator which involves heading up the Church Office, dealing with incoming mail and phone calls, maintaining the pastors’ diaries and work programme along with a host of publishing and printing initiatives to promote the extensive church programme of events and activities. Anita runs the “engine room”and ensures everything operates smoothly and happily.
Anita is our full time Administrator at River of Life and deals with the running of the office, handling enquiries on a day-to-day basis, secretarial services, and assisting the pastors in the efficient running of the church.
Ray has special responsibility at River of Life for the maintenance and care of the Church Centre complex and its grounds. His work in ensuring the Building is maintained to an excellent standard is greatly appreciated at River of Life.
David manages the cleaning of the church centre and ensuring that everything is clean and hygienic for church members and visitors. His work is invaluable and he and his wife, Beth, are greatly loved by our congregation.