Matt Town – Lead Pastor
Matt is married to Jo and they have three kids aged 10, 7 and 5. Matt joined the team at LIFEHOUSE as a ‘minister in training’ in June 2012 after completing a 3 year BA degree in applied theology and church leadership at Regents Theological College. Matt works full-time for the church as the senior church leader helping the church to fulfill its mission to become a church of disciple making disciples. Before moving to Worcestershire Matt trained as a youth worker with YFC in the late nineties/early noughties and served part-time with churches in youth ministry and worship ministry. He has also worked for a family business in property development and maintenance. Matt loves family life, reading, the occasional 18 holes and a good crime drama. Oh! and of course he loves coffee – but that goes without saying.
Ross McQueen – Ministry Assistant
Ross started his role as ministry assistant in November 2016. Having been a part of the church for a number of years whilst studying at Regents Bible College, where he completed a degree in applied theology and church leadership, he is passionate to serve the church any way he can. Ross assists Matt in the day to day ministry of the church whilst leading the music & worship network and the young adults network here at the church. He’s currently dating the wonderful Amber Jarrah who is from California and works for YWAM in the U.K. Music, reading and hanging out with good friends are the things he enjoys most. He is also pretty good at looking very cool (almost as cool as Matt).
Core Leadership Team
The core leadership team is made up of our lead pastor Matt and our elders; Trevor McAvoy, Liz Newton, Ewan Gear and Lee Curtis. The team are all members of the church family and play significant roles on our leadership team. Together we take the challenge of church leadership seriously whilst considering it a real joy to serve Jesus in this way, helping people grow closer to him in their everyday lives of worship and witness to the world.