Meet the Team

David BantingDavid Banting has been the vicar of St. Peter's since 1998. He is married to Catherine, and they have three grown-up children. David came to trust and follow the Lord Jesus as a student, and Christ's offer of life to the full means as much to him today as it did 40 years ago. Enjoying and sharing the good news of Jesus from the Bible remain the heartbeat of his ministry. He loves the St. Peter's family, and is unashamedly a huge fan of this church. He plays league hockey and squash, and enjoys gardening, bonfires and musicals, though not necessarily in that order.
Rob Hudson Rob Hudson is the Associate Minister. He learned about Jesus as a child, and grew to love him as a student. Rob is a country boy at heart, having been raised in rural Berkshire and lived in leafy Devon, and he normally gets lost on the Tube. His favourite sports are football and table tennis (it is a sport, honest). He is husband to Hepsie and father to Mireya and Joel.
JonnieAlisonJonnie is the Curate. He and his wife Alison are thrilled to be at St. Peter’s.   Jonnie grew up in North London, but thinks people are much friendlier in Harold Wood! He loves having people round (please do pop by), watching Liverpool (football club), going for walks and enjoying nice food. More than any of that, though, he loves Jesus and wants to make him known to others.
Olly ElliottOlly is the Associate Minister for Youth and Families. From the North West originally, he has been living in Fulham for the past few years, working for a church there.  When he’s not playing games, humming kids songs, or thinking up new ways to teach the Bible to the youth and children at St. Peter’s, he loves getting out into the countryside (or to the coast), trying his hand at his latest gourmet feast in the kitchen, or flopping down on the sofa to watch a TV box-set.
Fi Bennett Fi Bennett is a Ministry Assistant for Young People and Families. She hails from the Brecon Beacons - not that you'd know she grew up in Wales from speaking to her! She came to know Jesus through her local church and summer camps in West Wales. Having brought her east to live in Harold Wood in 2006, the Lord has continued to give her a love and passion for sharing the good news of Jesus with children and families.  When enjoying some time off, you will find Fi taking herself off to the cinema or the West End.
BexRebekah is a Ministry Assistant for Young People and Families. She was born in Derbyshire and spent her teenage years living in Cumbria. She got a taste of working for a church as a ministry trainee, which she absolutely loved! Before that she was at University in Aberystwyth, studying Fine Art and English. Rebecca’s degree hasn’t put her off painting or reading; she still enjoys doing both, as well as watching TV box sets and playing the odd board game. She grew up in a Christian family and learnt the good news that Jesus takes the blame for our sin and makes it possible for us to know God, but it wasn’t until she was a teenager that she fully understood the depth of Jesus’ love for her and how He changes everything.
SophieDJweb Sophie grew up in Hornchurch and is currently in her 19th year as a member of St. Peter’s! Sophie has recently finished a maths degree at Queen Mary University, which she fortunately still enjoys. Her idea of the perfect Saturday would usually involve kayaking or going to a petting zoo although she can often be found in a coffee shop catching up with friends or reading. Sophie fell in love with Jesus at a young age (in fact her first words were “praise the Lord!”) and this love has only increased the more she learns about how awesome, merciful and faithful He is.
John Moffat  web John is a 9:38 ministry trainee. He comes from Scotland; Dundee specifically. While a teenager John attended church, but did not become a Christian until he was seventeen.  While at a camp he heard what Jesus sacrifice on the cross meant for him and his life. Recently John has graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in History. He is looking forward to his year with St. Peters and hopes he will grow in his faith. He is also looking forward to seeing how St Peters works as a church, and how it actively ministers to its members and the local community. John enjoys singing, he has been in choirs before, cycling and skiing. He is also trying to read and run more. Furthermore, he thoroughly enjoys meeting up with people for a coffee. Don’t be afraid to initiate a meet up with him.
Emily Agnew Emily Agnew is our Church Centre Manager. She worked as a theatre director for several years, running an independent production company, before (to her surprise!) taking on her current role at St. Peter's. She became a Christian at university and is still amazed that Jesus would save someone like her. Emily still loves going to the theatre any time she can. She also enjoys watching films and reading, mostly historical fiction. There is always a pile of books on her floor waiting to be read and a pile of DVDs on her shelves waiting to be watched.
elaineforweb Elaine Owsley is our Church Administrator.  She lives with her husband Meyrick and two sons Nathan and Jacob.  In 2009, during a rough patch in life, a friend invited along to church. After hearing the amazing news of Grace and Salvation she became a Christian.  Being a mum of school age boys there isn't much spare time but Elaine helps out at the local Cub Scout group. Her likes are walking, reading, jigsaws, knitting and eating!  Dislikes are cats, frogs and marmalade. Her life's ambition is to learn to play the piano.