The church leadership is made up of our elders and pastors who oversee the vision and direction of our community. They are supported by a fantastic team of full and part-time staff, who look after a number of our key departments within the church.

Our Elders

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SHIRENE AGBELUSI

Shirene is a trained counsellor and has over 10 years experience of working in primary schools, supporting families with complex needs. She is passionate about pastoral care and seeing people encounter Jesus.

Shirene has a heart for encouraging other women to walk in their God given identity with God given authority and heads up our women’s ministry.

Shirene is married to Sope and they have two great kids.

 
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GARETH HUTCHINSON

Gaz is a worship leader, songwriter and session musician. He is passionate about the expression of music and how it can be used to draw people into God's presence.

Alongside leading the worship team, Gaz also heads up our media and creative teams. 

Gaz is married to Jacqui and they have 2 kids. 

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BEVERLEY SAMWAYS

Bev joined Elim Coventry fourteen years ago, and she is responsible for coordinating and developing prayer within the church community.

She loves working with young people and helping others connect with God through prayer.

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JEREMY HOBDAY

Jeremy Hobday has been a teacher of Physics for nearly 27 years and has served on the leadership at Elim Coventry in various roles for over two decades.

Jeremy is still young at heart, still working with the young people at Church and trying to play football with the Church football team.

He is married to Sharon with three grown up children and two grand-children. Jeremy certainly feels blessed!


Our Pastors

Twitter: @PastorDunc

Twitter: @PastorDunc

REV DUNCAN CLARK

Senior Pastor

Duncan started his ministry as Youth Pastor here at Coventry Elim back in 1997. In March 2005, he was invited to be the church's Senior Pastor.

He’s married to Helen and has four great kids.

Duncan loves running marathons, watching West Ham United, and reading books.

Duncan is also a member of Elim's National Leadership team.

Twitter: @RyanI88

Twitter: @RyanI88

RYAN IRELAND

Associate Pastor

Ryan is a Minister in Training with the Elim Pentecostal Church.

Ryan’s three passions in life are Jesus, sport and food. He is married to Amy and they have a daughter, Isabelle

Ryan became a Christian in the party resort of Ayia Napa in 2009. After returning to Coventry he joined the church staff as an intern in 2011 and hasn’t left since!

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SHIRENE AGBELUSI

Associate Pastor

Shirene is a trained counsellor and has over 10 years experience of working in primary schools, supporting families with complex needs. She is passionate about pastoral care and seeing people encounter Jesus.

Shirene has a heart for encouraging other women to walk in their God given identity with God given authority and heads up our women’s ministry.

Shirene is married to Sope and they have two great kids.

 

Our Staff

emma@elim-coventry.org.uk

emma@elim-coventry.org.uk

EMMA BACON

KIDS WORKER

Emma loves singing and sunsets.

Emma completed a 3 year diploma in childcare and education before studying at Nexus ICA for 2 years and just recently joining the church staff team.  She has a real heart for all kids especially those with additional needs.

Her passion is to see kids grow in their Christlike identity and authority, growing in boldness and confidence bringing God's kingdom to their world.

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JOE DAVIS

STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS

Joe moved to Coventry in 2014 to study Biomedical Science at Warwick University. Since graduating he has found a place with us on staff heading up our student ministry, first as an intern and now as our Student Worker. He is passionate about seeing students in this city find a home and be discipled.

With a natural love of music, Joe will often be seen in our worship team as he also loves writing, recording and playing music wherever he gets the chance.

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OSCAR MUCYO

WORSHIP & MEDIA COORDINATOR

Oscar and his wife Kirsten moved to Coventry from Rwanda, Africa to pursue training at Nexus ICA. They have since found their home here at Coventry Elim.

Oscar is a passionate worship leader and musician. He is passionate about seeing other musicians and worship leaders thrive in their gifting.

Alongside leading worship, Oscar takes care of our website and media.

Oscar is married to Kirsten who serves on our ministry team and works as an education advisor.

gaz@elim-coventry.org.uk

gaz@elim-coventry.org.uk

GARETH HUTCHINSON

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Gaz is a worship leader, songwriter and session musician. He is passionate about the expression of music and how it can be used to draw people into God's presence.

Alongside leading the worship team, Gaz also heads up our media and creative teams. 

Gaz is married to Jacqui and they have 2 kids. 

 

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ZARAH GHAVAM

HOUSEKEEPING

Zarah is married to Davood and they have 2 children, Pourya and Parima.

She loves making new friends, cooking and taking care of plants!

She joined Elim 13 years ago and her gift is serving one another humbly in love.

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MATT GIBSON

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Matt is a graphic designer by trade but also loves pursuing his musical gifting with the drums.

He was born and bred from Cambridge, however, he found that Coventry and Elim had become his home for the current season. 

 
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JOE MORRIS

LIMITLESS - YOUTH

Joe works to see the youth and young people of Coventry Elim discover their own God-given calling and identity, equipping them to share their faith and helping them to find a family within the church.

Outside of youth work, Joe also works as a session drummer and a barista.

He’s passionate about worship, food and sport and is a devout Nottingham Forest supporter.

Joe is married to Bethia who is a children and young people’s nurse.