John Edmonds is the Pastor of Freshbrook Church. He joined the church in Oct 2011, having served churches in South Wales, and East and South London. As Pastor John serves as an Elder of the church. He is part of the Good News for Swindon steering group and is currently working to develop a Swindon wide Discipleship Training Scheme open to all the churches. He is also part of a small group organising the “Encounter God” conference for the FIEC in May 2019. This conference is planned to be time of encouraging and equipping for church leaders in the ministry of Word and Spirit.
Dave is married to Chris and they have two sons. Dave and Chris joined Freshbrook in 1994 when Dave was posted to RAF Lyneham. Dave took up the post of full time Youth and Schools worker for the church in June 2005. Dave also works closely with other youth and community agencies to promote better integration of young people with their community. As a Youth Pastor, Dave also functions as an Elder of the church.
Coordinator of Pastoral Care
Prior to joining the staff team, Jonathan was Director of a parachurch ministry and before that was the pastor of a church in East London. He’s an avid but invariably frustrated supporter of Arsenal FC. Recently Jonathan was appointed to a new role leading a church renewal project in Chesham. He will be leaving Freshbrook by the end of 2018.
Alan Bailey is married to Sheila and as a couple they have worshipped at Freshbrook since 1992.
Ray and his wife Jo have been coming to Freshbrook since 1995 and they have two sons. Ray served as a Church Officer until July/2015 when he was called to be an elder.
Roy shares responsibility for Evangelism. He is married to Julia and they have two small children. He and his wife have worshipped at Freshbrook since 2005 having moved from his native Scotland.
Alan moved to Swindon in 1988 and has been involved with the church since then. He is married to Rachel and they have one son. Alan and Rachel run the Freshbrook puppet team.
The Church Officers are responsible to the day to day running and organisation of the church.
Andy, with his wife Penny, have been part of the church since 1998. They have two grown up married children and he has served as a deacon since October 2016. His responsibilities include assisting the pastor in organising speakers and leaders for the Sunday morning services and heading up the mens small group prayer network.
Nicola is married to Steve and has 2 daughters. She has been worshipping at Freshbrook Church since 2001 and became a deacon in 2016 with oversight of the church catering.
Steve is married to Nicola and has been worshipping at Freshbrook Church since 2013. He helps on the church PA and catering teams and is part of the ‘Open The Book’ team who take weekly assemblies at Oliver Tompkins School. He joined the Deacons team in 2017 and took on the role of Church Administrator.
Chris is also our Office Manager. For more about Chris, see below.
Paul joined us on the team as the church treasurer. Paul and his wife Rachel have been coming to Freshbrook for over 10 years and have a young son.
Mike and his wife Jacqui have two grownup children. They have been attending Freshbrook since 1994. Mike is responsible for the upkeep of the church building.
Mark is married with three daughters and has been worshipping at Freshbrook Church since moving to Swindon in 2004. He has been a Street Pastor since 2009 and in April 2015 he became a church officer to oversee Freshbrook Church’s involvement in mercy ministries (Street Pastors, Night Shelter, Foodbank etc.)
Chris is married to our Youth Worker, Dave, and they have two sons. Dave and Chris joined Freshbrook in 1994, and after many years working at Swindon Youth For Christ, Chris became our Office Manager in 2013.