King's Church Guildford

Our leadership

Richard Leadbeater

Senior Pastor / Elder

‘Leady’ has been a follower of King Jesus since the age of 16.  He's married to Libby and they have three children.  Leady studied theology at university, and got ordained in the Church of England after a short career in professional football.  Before moving to Guildford in July 2014 to help start King’s, he served as Assistant Minister at St Stephen’s in Birmingham.  He enjoys sport, family holidays and pretending to know how to make a good coffee!

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Gareth Knight

Elder

Having heard the Bible explained at a local youth group, Gareth became convinced that he fell a long way short of God's perfect standard. He turned to Jesus for forgiveness and has been following Him ever since.  Gareth met Lizzie - his wife - at Swansea University, and now works in sport as a project manager.  He loves to play golf, tennis or any other racket sport!

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Dave de Villiers

Elder

In his late teens, Dave was confronted by the truth that only Jesus has the words of eternal life, and after many years of stubborn rebellion he surrendered to His forgiveness.  He is married to Carole and has two sons, both of whom are at a local secondary school.  Dave works for a global construction company and over the last 20 years his family have lived in six cities on three continents.  By God's grace, they have been a part of as many churches.

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Garth Williams

Elder

At University Garth stopped being half-hearted about Jesus and started following Him wholeheartedly - and it's still great!  He's married to Juliet with whom he has four children, and he works locally as a teacher.  Garth is a keen Liverpool FC supporter - as are his three boys, who he spends weekends ferrying to various touchlines.  He also enjoys running, golf and performing Tommy Cooper style magic tricks.

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Tim Woodhouse

Elder

Tim grew up in Guildford and heard of God's rescue plan from a young age, but only fully understood it and submitted to Christ on a Scripture Union camp aged 18.  He met his wife, Emily, at Oxford Brookes and they have three boys spanning 12 years.  Tim commutes to London - where he works as an insurance underwriter specialising in war and terrorism - and in his free time he enjoys gardening, running and sampling the cakes at King's.

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Tom Barnardo

Youth & Student Worker

Tom grew up in Guildford but didn’t fully understand the good news about Jesus until reading John’s gospel as part of his A-level studies.  Over four years as a student he served in a variety of ways at Christchurch Durham, before joining King’s as a Ministry Trainee in August 2015.  Tom is married to Emily and is a huge cricket fan!  He occasionally dabbles in rugby, but mainly gives winters over to following Stoke City and Woking football clubs.

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Carole de Villiers

Ministry Team Leader: Engaging

Carole grew up attending church but never understood what it meant to follow Jesus. However, in her early twenties she realised that only Jesus could bring true forgiveness and satisfaction and committed her life to serving him.  She is married to David and has two teenage boys.  She is a trained hairstylist and loves to talk about Jesus with her clients.

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Dave Williams

Ministry Team Leader: Evangelism

Dave started following Jesus as a teenager after learning about Him at a Christian youth group.  He trained and worked as an architect around Devon and Cornwall and is a keen (but currently landlocked) surfer, mountain biker and photographer.  A period working in London led Dave to see that despite knowing Jesus, he was prioritising his own interests over whole-heartedly following Jesus.  Dave spent a year as Ministry Trainee with King's and now works part time heading up the Evangelism team. 

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Holly Goodwin

Ministry Trainee

Holly grew up knowing about Jesus and at university came to properly understand the impact of Jesus’ death leading to her salvation.  She hopes to strengthen her knowledge and love of God whilst serving in her role as Ministry Trainee at King’s.  Holly moved from Bradford to Guildford for university in 2014.  Having graduated in Nutrition and Dietetics, Holly enjoys cooking, eating, and discussing anything food related. She also enjoys swingball, swimming and drinking lots of Yorkshire tea.

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