King’s Church Kingston is led by a team of pastors, Philip Ellwood, Patrick Corbett and Mark Goddard. The word ‘pastor’ is a term the Bible uses, along with other words like ‘elder’ or ‘shepherd’, to refer to men to whom God gives the responsibility of leading and teaching the church.
Philip Ellwood – Lead Pastor
Philip Ellwood, pictured with his wife, Caroline, is the lead elder of the church and works full time in the office. A former teacher of history and sports, Philip takes every opportunity to pursue his passion for both subjects.
Patrick Corbett – Pastor
Patrick is married to Liz, and they have been part of King’s Church Kingston for years. Patrick came into Eldership in 2018. They have 3 children.
Mark Goddard – Pastor
Mark & his wife, Kate, are proud parents of 3 amazing children under 11. Mark came onto the Eldership team in 2018.
The pastors at King’s Church Kingston are supported by a staff team, each of whom carry different responsibilities in the church. The team is: Jamie Rowsell (Worship & Communications), Anna Harris (Administration), Louise Richmond (King’s Kids) and Peter & Janine Willson (Operations – Maternity Cover)
Life Group Cluster Leaders
Jason & Vicky Stocks and Mark & Kate Goddard each oversee a cluster of three or four Life Groups, in order to provide support and direction to Life Group leaders and their groups.
There are a number of other leaders in the church, of Life Groups, serving teams and other ministries. Some of these are: Ryan Desborough, who leads our youth work, Ignite; Becca Beschizza, who leads our women’s ministry; Patrick Corbett who leads the men’s ministry. Jamie Rowsell & Abigail Ellis lead our Students ministry and Heather Hannington leads Little Sparks (Crèche).