Who are we?
At Grace Church Wakefield, we trust that the Bible is the true word of God and we're convinced that the good news about Jesus (which lies at the heart of the Bible) really does change everything.
As a church family, we want to make sure the whole of Wakefield has the chance to hear all about how amazing Jesus is and about how much he loves each and every person in our city and beyond!
Meet some of the team
Ian lives close to Jubilee Hall with his wife Lydia and his four children. The two led the team of people who founded GCW and are just as passionate about bringing the Gospel to Wakefield now as they were at the very start! You'll often find Ian preachingand leading our weekly meetings while Lydia helps teach the children's 'Explorers' group. The two are always ready to welcome new visitors and their children can't be missed on a Sunday, often making sure new children feel welcome too!
Matt is also one of the church's deacons and ishe's all hands on deck when it comes to handling the practical and technical things that help keep our church running as normal. Matt lives in Wakefield and was part of the initial team of people who set out to start a church in Wakefield alongside Ian and Lydia. If you'd like to hear a little of our church's history, Matt's a good go-to!
Richard lives with his wife Hannah and their three children in the Netherton area of Wakefield and is also one of our deacons. When he's not knee deep in wires during Sunday morning set-up, working with our other deacons to keep things running smoothly or catching a break with some cake, he's managing a furniture store in a nearby town.
Jamie & Megan
Jamie has been the church's pastoral assistant since 2017 and works alongside Ian to help things tick along. Like Ian, you may see Jamie leading some of our meetings and preaching on a Sunday morning. Jamie lives in the centre of Wakefield with his wife Megan and their daughter Rhoda. Both Megan and Jamie teach the children in 'Explorers' on a Sunday morning and you'll often find them helping to lead us in worship through song on a Sunday. Don't be aftraid to say hi in person - they love a good chat!
Steph lives on the outskirts of Wakefield in Normanton and is one of the church's youth leaders. She's been a team member at GCW since 2019 and it's her job to co-ordinate our church's 'Explorers' group which runs on a Sunday for primary school aged children. Steph has a real care for the childeren in the church and is always on hand if you have any questions regarding youth clubs and events!
Stay tuned to meet more of our growing team!