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.
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 joined MKCC in 2018 having previously worked in graphic design for overseas mission organisations in the UK and for a church in Japan. I now work as part of the Communications Team to produce the printed and digital graphics that we use at church. I felt welcome at MKCC from the moment I arrived and it is a joy to be using my skills and love of creativity to serve God here.
Digital Content Producer
I’ve been attending MKCC since 2014 from which I instantly felt a part of the awesome family we’ve got at MKCC. I am part of our Communications team blessed to work with amazing people to help bring people to Jesus. I’m also a keen wheelchair basketball player, having represented GB at several international tournaments and the honour of carrying the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
After spending my time post college as one long gap year, doing a Christian leadership course called Soul61 and living in the USA being a camp counsellor for a summer, I moved to Milton Keynes to become the Video Intern here at MKCC in 2018. After a year of this I was appointed as Video Creator. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love and use my skills to represent the Big Man upstairs!
Communications Project Manager
I have been attending MKCC since 2002.
Having served and worked in video and
technical for many years I have moved to
taking responsibility for Communications
Projects within MKCC. This is an
exciting role in which I help plan and
organise with the rest of the
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!
I currently serve as Discipleship Pastor and leader of the Life Group Ministry. I am also a member of the teaching team and part of
the core leadership team.
I am married to James and we have two wonderful Children, Zach and Megan. 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 we instantly felt welcome and part of a family. I then started serving on the worship team and soon after James and I took over the leadership of the Life Group Ministry. I joined the MKCC staff in 2014, I co-ordinate all administration for ‘Next Steps’ which includes New Guests, Life Groups, Growth Classes, Baptisms and Volunteering.
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.
1st Impressions Leader/Pastoral Assistant
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. I also volunteer in a number of different areas in the
church: Coffee Shop/Stewarding/Food Bank. After over 40 years
in ministry, it's still a joy and privilege to serve God and
Community & Network Coordinator
I have been a member of MKCC since 2004, following a move
from London with my 2 wonderful children, Shereese and
Connor. In 2015, I was appointed to the role of Conference
Manager at the centre which I held for 3 years. I took on
my current role in March 2018 and in so doing took on the
challenge of building relationships with other local churches;
coordinating & promoting the great work that takes place
in the pastoral team through ‘EQUIP’; and mobilising our
greatest resource – our people – to step out of their comfort
zone within the Church and ‘Be Jesus’ out there, in the local
community. God’s love is best expressed through the actions
of the people who love Him; therefore my primary objective is
to ensure that those around us know that we & God are ‘FOR
LightForce International Director
George R Ridley is committed to taking good news to the poor and practical help to people. He is the Founder and Director of LightForce International, the missions arm of Milton Keynes Christian Centre and spends much of each year overseeing projects 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 three grandchildren. George and Pam founded and established Milton Keynes Christian Centre and LightForce International in 1979.
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 May 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 joined the team in 2018 bringing with me
over a decade of experience in sales and
marketing alongside previously running a
Conference Centre. I am married and have
2 wonderful children who occupy most of my
non-working time. I am also actively
involved in church life at MKCC where I
serve as the Worship Pastor. My attraction
to working at MK Conferencing 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 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.
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