Phil, was born and bred in Lincolnshire and has served in a number of churches, in different capacities, throughout his teenage and adult life. He is keen to see new Christians grow in their faith through sound teaching and discipleship.
Phil and Wendy met in the 80s when they were involved in the Good News Ministry, a mobile evangelistic outreach ministry taking the gospel into the fens and villages of Lincolnshire. Throughout their married life, they have been encouraging Christians to meet together during the week and not just on a Sunday. For many years, they have been actively involved in leading home groups where care and discipleship have been the focus.
They began attending New Life in Sleaford in the late 90s and have been home group leaders for most of the time since. They both have a strong commitment to pastoral care and they were invited to join the church’s Pastoral Leadership team in June 2011. They are also both members of the church’s Welcome Team.
Phil is a chartered civil engineer, who has now retired after 35 years in the field of water and the environment. This has enabled him to concentrate more on serving in the church.
Wendy became a Christian at the age of fourteen around the time that her family moved to Lincolnshire. She studied Theology at Durham University. After marrying and raising children, she qualified as a teacher and is currently Headteacher at a small local primary school.
Phil and Wendy have two grown up children and both attend Sleaford New Life Church, where they are actively involved. When the children were smaller, they started a crèche in their local church. This grew into a successful Sunday School and Youth group and for a number of years, children’s work was a key focus for the family.
They have also been involved in worship teams in the past. They know that God uses people in different ways at different times in their lives and are excited at the possibilities opening up to them now that Phil has more time to offer to a growing church.