Leadership Team

Jamie Lavery

Lead Pastor
Jamie is married to Sophie and they have two children Lily and Judah. Jamie is originally from Armagh, Northern Ireland and Sophie from St Albans, Hertfordshire. They met and married at Regents theological college where they both attained a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Applied Theology.
Jamie pastored the Riverside Church, Hoddesdon from May 2010 while Sophie worked as Gymnastics Coach and Administrator, also working with Elim Missions in the past. Jamie and Sophie are passionate about Jesus and His Church, with a particular emphasis on Bible teaching, discipleship, revival, Holy Spirit ministry, leadership development and the Father heart of God.
Jamie writes, "Bill Hybels said 'the local church is the hope of the world' and our desire is to see the Church healthy, growing and reaching out to the lost, last and least. We believe that the Church’s mission is to be Spirit empowered and transforming lives."

David Dickson

Assistant Pastor

With over 20 years of leadership and teaching experience, David is involved in many aspects of the preaching, teaching and discipleship areas of ministry within the life of the church. He has also been known to dabble in a bit of design and web work along the way.

David’s passion is for mission in all its forms: from serving the local community to the Alpha Course and regular travels in the UK and internationally to teach and preach. You can find out more information at charisministries.org.uk. When David is not too busy his nose will be in a book or watching a good movie.

Martin Gaunt

Martin is part of the second generation at Elim Church Crawley, having both parents involved in the establishment of the Church in the early days before it’s move to Langley Green.
Martin was born in Crawley and has lived his whole life in the local area. Enjoying a career firstly in banking and now in social work.
Having been an Elder and part of the leadership team for over 15 years, Martin has a passion for working with people, music and worship. As well as overseeing and working with our team of worship leaders and musicians, Martin is involved with many aspects of Church life which he regards as the greatest privilege of his life so far.
Martin enjoys time at the gym, driving, travelling and when at home meeting with and spending time with friends.