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The CBCF Leadership Team consists of Mike Leader, Steve & Susan Gurnett, Trevor and Lisa Tinlin, Charlie & Sue Redford, Paul & Elaine Reeve and David Hubbard. Mike, Steve and Trevor are recognised by the Fellowship as elders.

Mike Leader is single and has been involved in leading the fellowship for over thirty years. He worked in a local Church of England Comprehensive School, holding posts as Head of Music, Head of Sixth Form and finally Deputy Head until he took early retirement in 1998. He was involved with the school as a governor, staff chaplain and archivist until its closure in July 2014. He is the Chair of Trustees for the Greenwich Blue Coat Foundation.

Mike is seen as a spiritual father to the Fellowship and he takes a leading role in worship, preaching and teaching. He is a member of the Council of Churches in Communities International (CiC), a trustee of Greenwich Street Pastors and vice chair of OACGB.

He is very active in local church affairs, being the convener of Ecumenical Borough Deans in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and represents Independent Evangelical Churches. He also represents Greenwich on the London Network of Networks and represents the Borough Deans on the Greenwich Emergency Planning Liaison Group as well as serving on the management groups of a number of Christian organisations. He continues his interest in education and is a director of Trinitas Academy Trust, Chair of Governors at Northwood Primary School in Thamesmead and also a governor at Christ Church Church of England Primary School, Shooters Hill.

Steve Gurnett is one of the elders at CBCF and is also a full time evangelist working with OAC ministries, an organisation which is committed to taking the gospel to the unchurched in various forms. He is currently the London Director for OAC. Steve specialises in street evangelism and is involved in regular open-air outreach both locally and further afield. He also trains other people in effective ways of presenting the gospel to those outside the church environment.

See a video of Steve doing a Sketchboard presentation on the street here

This wider role complements his leadership in CBCF as Steve helps us to be more outward looking. He is also involved in taking school assemblies and leads evangelism training courses. Steve heads up the Sunday School team at CBCF.

Steve's other interests include fell walking, cycling and sea fishing. He is married to Susan and they have five grown up children.                                                                            

Trevor Tinlin and his wife Lisa have been part of CBCF for 30 years. They have two grown-up children. They have a passion to see people come to faith in Jesus and experience personal transformation through the work of the Holy Spirit. Trevor regularly preaches at CBCF and seeks to apply the truth of God’s Word to our hearts as well as our minds. 

Trevor works full-time in central London within Information Technology. He has been interested in the natural world and the environment as far back as he can remember, and is a keen ornithologist. Lisa is a primary school Assistant Head Teacher with a heart for music and worship. 

Trevor says: “CBCF seeks to be a spiritual family where people can enjoy God together and grow in faith in a relaxed atmosphere. We’d love to welcome you on a Sunday morning, whether you’re looking for a church family or just visiting the area.”

Useful links:

OAC Streetwise . . .

OAC GB . . .

Church Greenwich . . .

Bluecoat History . . .

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