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!
Co-Pastor / Elder
Having heard about God for years, Nathan finally realising how much he needed Jesus in his early teens. He is delighted that he now gets to tell people about Jesus for a living. Nathan is married to Lib and they have two children (and a cat). Before moving to Guildford, he was a minister and church planter in Nottingham. He enjoys fiddling with guitars and Rubik’s cubes, supporting Spurs, reading P.G. Wodehouse and getting out in the sunshine.
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.
It was soon after arriving at university that James first heard the Bible clearly explained. He realised that he was living in opposition to God but that Jesus had died in his place so that he could be forgiven. At that point he put his trust in Jesus and has been following him ever since. James is married to Celia and they have two teenage daughters. He works in London and enjoys time with family and friends, watching cricket and playing golf.
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.