King's Church is lead by Gavin & Matthew and they are supported by the leaders of Relational Mission. The church also has a group of Trustees to help the church fulfil its vision.
Matthew & Alison Lane
Matthew and Alison Lane - married in 2002 after meeting on a discipleship course in Manchester...as you do. Matthew has been involved in King’s for many years. Together they have two young children.
Until recently, Matthew was working as a teacher at a local Primary School. Before he studied and trained to teach, Matthew was in the Finance Department at Southend Borough Council - now Southend City Council.
Alison is an experienced
secondary school teacher. She taught Citizenship amongst other subjects. She obtained a law degree and then trained to teach.
At the moment her priorities are their children, and working at KMAC.
Together, Matthew and Alison head up a number of children's work at King's namely on Sundays and QUBE. They have a real passion for pastoral discipleship, to see people growing well in their faith and in their lives and personal development.
Gavin & Sue Dixon
Gavin & Sue Dixon - have been married since 1986 and they have one son, Mark.
They are both originally from Southend, and met in their local church youth group - sweet!
As well as being an elder of King's Church, Gavin is also the manager of KMAC (King's Money Advice Centre). King's Church also encourages him to be involved with other local groups of churches including Love Southend
Sue is a Year 6 teacher at a local Primary School and is a member of the School's leadership team. Sue is also on the church Finance Team, and a member of QUBE
They have spent a number of years travelling around the UK and Europe leading evangelistic teams working alongside local churches. They've moved a round a bit too - in the UK and the Continent. They returned home to Southend in 2002 from the fine city of Norwich.
Mark graduated with a First Class Hons Degree in Aerospace Technology. He is now employed as a Design Engineer.
Others who serve the family - and get things done
King's Church Trustees
Keeping us appropriate for our Charitable Status is a group of Trustees.
Les Johns : Les is a trained Counsellor and Trainer in Counselling. He has served for many years as Treasurer, and we greatly value his work for the church.
Maxine Sadza: Maxine is a micro-biologist who recently attained her Masters of Science. She is officially retired....but you would never know it. She can still be found in a laboratory testing all sorts for hospitals. Maxine keeps the notes from the meetings, and establishes the agenda. Maxine is also a local Councillor at Southend City Council.
Alison Lane: Alison is a teacher by profession and uses her wonderful
administrative gifts to keep the church up to date with all the policies we require.
Gavin Dixon: Gavin is a leader of the church and greatly values the administrative gifts of those around him. He makes the tea for the Trustees meetings.
kmac - King's Money Advice Centre
KMAC is staffed by 3 person team.
Gavin is the Manager
Alison Lane is the Administrator
Corinne Gilmore completes the team.
All 3 are trained and qualified as Advanced Debt Advisors.
KMAC currently has around 20 clients with a collective indebtedness of around £400,000.
Pray2Gether is headed up by Suresh and Rajitha Gollamudi
Suresh is a Software Architect & Senior Java Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services UK. He works based in Southend.
Together with Rajitha they enable our Pray2gether weekly prayer evenings. The extra blessing of this is the wonderful food that accompanies it. Suresh also hosts the Zoom Pray2Gether evenings.