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!
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!
Dave de Villiers
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emily had the privilege of being brought up in a Christian family and decided at the age of fourteen that what she had been taught about Jesus dying for her sins was true. She is excited about getting to know Jesus and the Bible better during her time as a Ministry Trainee at King’s Church. Emily is from North London and studied Law at the University of Surrey. She enjoys singing, playing darts and ABBA tribute bands.
Eunseog grew up singing in church choirs and attending services, but it was only as a postgraduate student that he made the commitment to follow Christ after discovering the true meaning behind Jesus’ sacrifice and the need to turn to Him for forgiveness. As a Ministry Trainee, he hopes to dedicate himself to gospel-centred growth and service. Eunseog studied music at university and worked as a composer and music teacher before coming to King’s. He enjoys reading, video games, cooking and Disney movies that he can sing along to really loudly.