Including Discovery Kids
I am married to Alison and have two wonderful boys Wesley and
Mitchell. After graduating the International Bible Training
Institute in West Sussex I joined the leadership team at MKCC
in 1989. Over the years I have served the church as Youth Pastor,
Worship Pastor, Associate Pastor and from 2001 as Senior Pastor.
I am committed to lead a team of gifted leaders to outworking
the vision of MKCC to bring people to Jesus, equipping them
to be fully devoted followers of Christ. I am passionate about
the local church and for it to make an impact in the world with
the good news of Jesus Christ. I also travel overseas as a speaker
in Bible schools, leadership training initiatives, local churches
I am married to Nicola and have two children Abbie & Liam.
Both now taller than me unfortunately. I first started attending
MKCC in September 1984 when I moved to Milton Keynes after graduating
Mattersey Hall Bible College. For many years I served as a volunteer
at MKCC whilst pursuing my career in finance and investments.
I now have the privilege of serving as part of the Governance
Team and commenced in my role of Associate Pastor in 2001. The
role is varied as I seek to support our Senior Pastor but I
have a particular passion in the area of teaching and equipping
the church as well as encouraging effective communications.
I am married to James and we have a lovely little boy named Zachariah.
I attended Hillsong Leadership College in Sydney, Australia where I studied
Worship and Creative Arts, there I met James. We then moved back to England,
got married and started attending Milton Keynes Christian Centre soon after
and instantly felt welcome and part of a family. I then started serving on
the worship team singing vocals and leading worship and became part of the
worship/music core leadership team. James and I have the privilege of heading
up the Life Group ministry here at MKCC and I also work here as an Executive Assistant
to our senior leadership team.
I am married to Sue and between us we have three children who
to date have produced 8 wonderful grandchildren. I first moved
to Milton Keynes in 1983 as the youth pastor and because of
my involvement in the construction industry soon became heavily
involved in the delivery of the first phase of our present centre
in Oldbrook. I left Milton Keynes to be part of a church plant
in Liverpool in 1989 where eventually I became senior pastor.
I returned to MKCC in 2005 and with Sue, head up our Alpha programme
. I also became responsible for the delivery of the latest building
phase which was successfully opened in 2010. I have the privilege
of being part of the Sunday morning teaching team and serving
as part of the core leadership team whilst still working as
a consultant within the construction industry.
My name is Nicola Ritchie, I'm married to Billy and I have two
children, Abbie and Liam. My role at Milton Keynes Christian
Centre is to lead and develop the children's ministry. To recruit
inspire and equip a team of volunteers to minister to our children
weekly, what an honour. I also oversee the management and development
of our Day Nursery, Tiny Steps.
Pre-School Children's Pastor
I am married to Phil and have three wonderful children Joshua, Hannah & Ben.
I love working with the younger children in Discovery Kids and have a special
focus on the 2 to 5 year olds. I also oversee our children’s discipleship programme,
DK Groups, each Wednesday and it is a privilege to lead great teams of volunteers
that make these ministries happen each week!
Children's Pastor - Years 1-6
I began attending MKCC as a young person in 1992, and following
giving my life to Jesus, I knew that my desire was to share
Him, specifically, with children. So, in 1998 I went to study
at Mattersey Hall Bible College and a few years after graduating
I returned to MKCC. I now work as the Children;s Pastor for children in school years
1 - 6 within Discovery Kids. I am passionate about connecting
kids to Jesus and teaching them about Him in a relevant way.
Discovery Kids Administrator
I am married to Mark & have 4 children: Kathleen, Kyle, Kayleigh and Samantha.
We started attending MKCC in 2008. I volunteer in Discovery kids and really enjoy
serving in discovery kids and being a part of sharing Jesus with the children.
I started following Jesus when I was around 7 at a summer kids camp I went to.
Since then it has been an exciting journey that led me to Moorlands Bible College
studying a degree in Applied Theology, and now a calling to serve here in Milton Keynes.
My passion is doing everything I can to show people who God is through Jesus!
Creative Arts Pastor
I am married to Gareth and we have a son called Freddie. I started attending MKCC in February 2007,
moving here after we got married. Previously I served as a youth minister in the south west,
and have always been really passionate about music, having completed a music degree at Lancaster University.
As Creative Arts Pastor it is an honour and privilege to oversee the Sunday production and Worship team
at MKCC I am passionate about helping people engage with God at our corporate gatherings.
I am married to Melania. Heading up the Media team here at MKCC
I lead a great team of volunteers that operate many of the technical
aspects of our corporate gatherings. This includes lighting,
projection, cameras, video switching & recording. I also produce
videos which help to communicate the vision of MKCC and the
inspiring stories of many of the people who are part of MKCC.
I am married to Amy and we have a son named Zachariah. I attended Hillsong Leadership College in Sydney,
Australia in 2006 to 2007 where I studied for a Diploma in Pastoral Leadership; there I met my wife Amy.
We then moved to England and got married in 2008; we started attending MKCC soon after and instantly felt
welcome and part of a family. Initially I started serving on the Audio team. Amy and I have the privilege
of heading up the Life Group ministry here at MKCC. Our vision is to ensure everyone that is new to the
church feels just as welcome and at home as we did. We wholeheartedly believe that being part of a Life
group is vital to feeling connected in church and that as the church gets bigger we must aim to get smaller!
In May 2016 I had the privilege of coming on staff full time as Discipleship Pastor and serving as part of
the core leadership team.
I am a mother of two Grown up daughters, Sonia and Michelle and also the proud grandmother of Gemma and Dion.
I first attended MKCC in August 1983 and felt right at home. I’ve served as a volunteer in various departments.
For many years I had the privilege of leading the fantastic Stewarding team, the New friends Lunch/Welcome teams
as well as the Hospitality team. I have a real passion to welcome people to our church and to help them
connect and experience the amazing love of Jesus in their everyday lives, My current role is
Care Pastor and I lead a great team of volunteers who give themselves totally to helping
others who are struggling with life issues. I am so thankful to be a part of what God is doing among us.
Here 2 Serve Steward Leader
Married to Ola and blessed with 2 wonderful children, Damilola and Rotimi.
We have been attending MKCC since 1999 and we serve in various volunteering
roles within the church. I am passionate about people!! My desire is to demonstrate
the love of Christ to every guest at MKCC, to enable every guest to feel welcomed and
loved with the ultimate goal of enriching their walk with Christ. I serve by leading
the Here to Serve team which includes our stewards and car parks volunteers.
My husband and I also lead child dedication services and are equally passionate
about developing and enriching marriages. Currently studying a Master’s in Counselling,
primarily to learn how to relate, love, equip and serve people even better.
Senior Citizens Pastor
I am married to George and we have two married children, Ruth
who lives in MK and Andrew who lives in America. We also have
three beautiful grandchildren. George and
I moved to MK in1975 to pastor a small church in Bletchley.
In 1979 we moved to the new city area and pioneered a church,
which later became MKCC. My main role in the church is overseeing
the work amongst senior citizens. Along with a wonderful, dedicated
group of volunteers, we run Time Out each week, which is an
outreach to the over 60's. My desire is to see older people
give their lives to Christ and enjoy a great walk with God in
their later years. Having fun and feeling fulfilled along the
way. I also volunteer in a number of different areas in the
church: Coffee Shop/Stewarding/Food Bank. After nearly 40 years
in ministry, it's still a joy and privilege to serve God and
LightForce International Director
George R Ridley is a servant of Christ seeking to use his God
given abilities to bring good news to the poor and practical
help to people in need in Europe, Africa and Asia. Amazed at
what can be accomplished through chasing a dream, exercising
faith and working hard George continues to dedicate his life
to making a difference, training & motivating others and launching
sustainable projects in Uganda, India & Albania. George is married
to Pam and they have two children and two grandchildren. They
established Milton Keynes Christian Centre and LightForce International
I lead a team of skilled and talented people who keep the
centre running, covering general administration, finance,
personnel, I.T., health and safety, accommodation, coffee
shop, conferencing and looking after the facilities and grounds.
I'm married to Judy and we have an energetic son called Nathan
and a determined daughter named Ilona. I'm passionate about
serving local church and enabling ministry. Both Judy and
I moved to Milton Keynes in October 2000 when I joined the
team at MKCC.
My current role at MKCC is to oversee the finances, providing
management information and accounts for the Governance Team.
I also have a passion for mission and have served LightForce
International since 1990. This has required me fulfilling various
roles from logistics here in the UK to working at the coal face
in different countries. Always seeking to serve God with the
abilities & talents that He has given, and not afraid to
take on new challenges & opportunities as He leads!
I am married to Beatrice. We have four wonderful children that
we are very proud of. Two girls, Essie and Kewe and two boys,
Mobo and Odi. I joined MKCC in My 2013 as site and facilities
caretaker. I firmly believe that God wants us to use our spiritual,
ministerial and practical giving in the furtherance of his work
of leading people to Christ.
I have been attending MKCC for as long as I can remember.
At the age of 12 I started to start to help out in kids church and attend
the youth group. As I got older I started to serve in Fuse and my passion
for young people grew. I have enjoyed practical work and building since working
with my granddad. I went to college to study carpentry for 3 years and now, after completing
an apprenticeship, I work at MKCC as Assistant Caretaker.
My name is Val and I'm married to Jim. We have three children
and four grand children. I've served in my cleaning capacity
at MKCC for over 10 years.
I joined the team in 2015 bringing with me over 20 years experience
in Business Support Management and Administration within both
the Statutory and Voluntary sector, and extensive hands on
experience of catering and events facilitation. Combine that
with being a single mum of 2 fabulous children - daughter:
Shereese & son: Connor - and I consider myself qualified to
do just about anything! My attraction to working here at the
Centre is that we are a unique facility, that effectively
balances Corporate & Community events and uses our gain to
invest back into the community of Milton Keynes and way beyond.
At our heart, we are a People Centre and it is my intention
to maintain this ethos and grow the business so as to continue
to invest in the lives of our clients, facility users and
staff and in so doing reflect a service of warmth and excellence.
I have grown up in MKCC and a little while ago I decided to come back to MK after spending
3 years in Switzerland with my family. I’ve been working at MK Conferencing for over a year now,
recently taking up the position of conferencing coordinator. I love working with so many great
people and being a part of such a kind hearted church family
I am a very proud mother of 4 lovely children and Nanny to 3 amazing Grandchildren.
Spending time with my family is very important to me and something I cherish.
I have been a Supervisor at Strudwicks Coffee shop since April 2015 and I enjoy every minute of it.
Meeting all the lovely people associated with MKCC has really helped me feel at home here.
I'm the mother of two amazing girls, Patty and Natalia. We
started attending MKCC in 2007 just a few weeks after moving
to the UK. From being a first time guest at MKCC I moved onto
work occasionally within conferencing before joining the Strudwicks
team in 2013 and have been fully committed to making people
smile ever since. Preparing coffee and snacks for our lovely
customers is nothing but a pleasure especially when surrounded
by such amazing and passionate people.
I started working at MKCC in January 2015. My role is Barista within Strudwicks Coffee
Shop where I serve hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and a warm welcome to all who
visit MKCC. I have enjoyed my time with everyone at MKCC and hope to remain part of
the team for a long time to come.
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