Our Leaders

Elim's National, Regional and Core Ministry Leaders

Leading a movement of Pentecostal churches working in the United Kingdom, Ireland and over 40 nations around the world

The Elim Pentecostal Church is governed by the Conference, a body comprised of every Elim Minister and a member from each Elim fellowship. The Conference meets once a year to discuss practical matters and for fellowship.

Elim is led by the General Superintendent and the National Leadership Team. These leaders are elected from among members of the Conference. In addition to the National Leadership Team, our core ministries are lead by department leaders.

National Leadership Team

John GlassGeneral Superintendent
Elim Pentecostal Churches

John has been General Superintendent of the Elim Pentecostal Church since 2000. Prior to this, he was Elim's Regional Superintendent in Scotland and pastored churches across the UK, including four that he pioneered.

Stuart BlountSenior Pastor
Christian Life Centre, Selly Oak

Stuart has been a member of the National Leadership Team since 2006. He is Senior Pastor of Christian Life Centre (CLC), an Elim Church in Selly Oak, Birmingham.

David CampbellRegional Leader
Met East & Met West

David has been a member of the National Leadership Team since 2001. He is Regional Leader of Elim’s Metropolitan East and Metropolitan West regions.

Chris CartwrightRegional Leader

Chris has been a member of the NLT since June 2010. In October 2010, he became Regional Leader for Southern England, South West Midlands and Wales.

Duncan ClarkeSenior Minister Elim Coventry

Following three years of study at Elim’s Bible College, Duncan commenced his ministry at Coventry Elim in 1997 as Youth Pastor. In 2005, he was invited to be their Senior Pastor and joined the NLT in 2014.

Colin DyeSenior Minister
Kensington Temple, London

Colin has been a member of the National Leadership Team since 2003. He is Senior Minister of Kensington Temple London City Church, the largest church in the Elim Movement.

Simon FosterSenior Minister
Elim@Bristol City Church

Simon has been a member of the NLT since June 2010. He is the Senior Pastor of Elim@Bristol, a thriving city church, and previously led the Elim church in Glasgow.

James GlassSenior Pastor
Glasgow Elim Church

Originally from Ireland, James is the pastor of Glasgow Elim Church. He took up that post in 2009 and was previously associate pastor at Reading Elim moving from there to lead Elim Church Crawley.

Gordon NealeRegional Leader
Midlands and North East

Gordon has been a member of the National Leadership Team since 1992 when he became Regional Superintendent for the Midlands. He is currently Regional Leader for both the Midlands and the North East.

Kevin PeatRegional Leader
Scotland, NW England, N Wales

Kevin has been a member of the National Leadership Team since 2000. He is Regional Leader in Scotland, the North West of England and North Wales.

Mark PughSenior Minister
River Church, Exeter

Mark has been a member of the National Leadership Team since June 2010. Formerly the National Director of Serious4God, he now leads The River Church - the Elim Church in Exeter.

Core Ministries

Elim's core ministries are key to the function of Elim across the nation.

Tim Alford Serious4God Director

Serious4God is the national youth ministry of Elim churches in the UK and Ireland. S4G exists to reach young people, equip youth leaders and inspire dynamic youth ministry through the local church. Tim, S4G’s national director, lives in Malvern with his wife Jen and his son Tobijah.

Carl BeechDirector of Church Planting and Church Development

Carl gives leadership to the REACH department and also has specific responsibility nationally for church planting and church development. His focus is to see hundreds of new Elim churches established and that all our churches are strategic, thriving and growing.

Gary GibbsEvangelism Director

A gifted and inspirational communicator, Gary has been in evangelistic ministry for more than three decades. Much of his time these days is taken up with training, equipping and mentoring other individuals and churches as well as communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who have never walked with him.

Marilyn GlassAspire Leader

Aspire is Elim's national women's ministry that cares and connects with women to encourage them to be all that God has called them to be and to equip them to fulfil His purposes.

Paul HudsonMissions Director

Working alongside our partners, churches and missionaries, Elim Missions is committed to stand with Elim Churches that send and support the empowered missionary, surrendered to the Holy Spirit.

Mark Lyndon-JonesMPOWER Leader

MPOWER is our National Men’s Ministry and encourages men to be authentic in their relationships with Christ, in life and the church. The main objective is to see men passionate about their faith, by encouraging them to engage, develop and grow as individuals and as a “Band of Brothers”.

David NewtonElim Training

Elim Training exists to see everyone serving in Elim anointed and equipped to serve God in whatever environment He has called them to. Our passion is to pass on knowledge (knowing) that encourages exploration, understanding and fresh perspectives on important issues of our faith and the practice of ministry today. Training however goes beyond the gathering of information to the formation (being) of the image of Jesus in us. This provides a platform for our action (doing) so that all become equipped for effective lives of service.

Peter ReadPrincipal of Regents Theological College (acting)

Regents Theological College is one of the leading Pentecostal Bible Colleges in Europe. Regents serves also as the national training centre for the Elim Churches. We provide an educational context and a caring community in which men and women are prepared for effective service in the Church and in the world, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Running a range of full and part time undergraduate courses alongside relevant postgraduate and doctoral studies. Preparing people for lives of Christian service.

Elim International Offices

The central hub of Elim's operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland is found in West Malvern. The Elim International Centre incorporates the Elim International Offices, the administration centre of Elim.

Alun Mathius Executive Director

Robert MillarFinance Director

Sarah BaleAdministrator

Elim International Centre

Situated in West Malvern, deep in the Malvern Hills, the Elim International Centre is set in 34 acres of woodland. The site houses the Elim International Offices, Elim Conference Centre, Regents Theological College.

LOCATION

Elim International Centre, De Walden Road, West Malvern WR14 4DF