King's Church Guildford

Our leadership

Richard Leadbeater

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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Joanna Blain

Women's Worker / Administration

Joanna is the youngest in a big family who always spoke to her about Jesus, but it wasn’t until her gap year that she committed to following Him for herself.  Having graduated from Durham in 2013, Joanna spent two years on the Ministry Training Scheme at Christchurch Durham, but moved south to join King’s in September 2015.  In her spare time, Joanna loves to chat, bake, and correct people who mistakenly believe her strange accent is American!

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Colette Owen

Women's Worker / Biblical Counselling

Colette suddenly understood the truth about Jesus on a course exploring Christianity at the age of 39, and since then the direction of her life has completely changed!  Having previously worked as a Clinical Psychologist, she is now studying Biblical Counselling at Oak Hill College, and gives three days a week over to ministry at King’s.  She has two (almost) grown up sons, and enjoys walking in the countryside with family, friends and her Lakeland terrier.  

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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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Dave Williams

Ministry Trainee

Dave decided to follow 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 Him.  He subsequently joined King's through the Explore Course, and this year is excited to be King's Ministry Trainee.

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