As King's Arms has grown, so has our staff expanded. We employ several people full-time and many on a part-time basis. From church vision and finance management to web design and events coordination, all areas of our church are run by dedicated staff and volunteers who care deeply about seeing God's kingdom come in Bedford and around the world.
We believe that the biblical pattern of church leadership is an eldership team. We have five elders who form that team with one lead elder who helps to facilitate the team. The elders are accountable to the trustees of the King's Arms Trust for all financial and legal matters and are connected to the Newfrontiers family of churches. The elders lead the church with the help of the ministry team leaders, who oversee specific areas of church life, and the coaches, who oversee our missional communities and life groups.
Simon has co-led King’s Arms since 2002 and became lead elder in 2006. Simon also supports and teaches at churches around the world. He is married to Caroline, and they have three children.
Paul is an elder at King’s Arms, primarily responsible for leading the Develop Team with oversight of Pastoral and Training within the church. He is married to Emma and they have four children.
Roydon is a church Trustee who became an elder in 2006. He is responsible for governance, which includes finance and the on-going management and operation of King's House. He and his wife Jan have two children and five grandchildren.
Steve became an elder in 2013 and leads the Impact Team in the church which is responsible for outreach and mission. This includes a variety of events such as Alpha, Beta, Baptisms and Special Sunday meetings. He also oversees our student groups and design and communications teams and supports the King's Arms Project team. Steve and his wife Philippa have three kids.
Phil started working for King's Arms in September 2010 and became an elder in 2013, having moved down from Newcastle with his wife Carole and their two children. Phil also travels extensively as a teacher and prophet.
Simon is the King's Arms Project CEO, overseeing all areas of our ministry with the poor and disadvantaged.
Wendy helps lead the Develop team, is the Training for Supernatural Ministry course tutor, overseeing all course activities and manages the events side of King's Arms. Wendy regularly travels to speak at conferences and other churches.
Sue oversees the running of the King's Arms Church offices, manages the administration team and oversees Connect and Sunday operations. Sue is also part of the Pastoral Team.
Nicky oversees King’s Kids, our ministry for children from 0-11 years of age.
Carole oversees all King's Arms youth work and is employed to help our community to grow in prayer and intercession.
Karen assists in leading the worship teams.
Toby is responsible for the creation and implementation of graphics and design across the church.
Phil assists Kirstie Cook with all our Group Life.
Melanie works as Finance Officer for our finance team.
Zoe oversees finances for Events, TSM, Media & Apostolic work.
Philbe is on the leadership team of TSM overseeing Pastoral Support. She is also on the Pastoral Team of the church.
Marco is responsible for the maintenance and updating of the King's Arms website, IT Support, Media Manager, Office Administrator and leads the TSM team.
Manjeet assists the Operations Manager with Sunday operations and events.
Philippa supports Paul Johnson & Steve Wilson as a Personal Assistant.
Dave oversees all our building development and is involved in various legal matters.
Jess is our senior youth leader with oversight of our 14-18s youth group.
Owen is our youth leader with oversight of the 11-14s youth group.
Anil works with King's Kids overseeing school age children.
Sarah works with King's Kids overseeing pre-school age children.
Kirstie is our Group Life team leader. She oversees all Missional Communities and Life Groups and strategically develops our community life.
Jack is employed for our video work and media strategy. He also is responsible for the audio in the auditorium.
Meri is our Worship Team Leader as she leads the teams that lead worship on Sunday's, Conferences and other events.
Jake oversees our Sunday evening service and leads our TSM day school.
Charlene oversees our Belong activities integrating new people into church life and is PA to Phil Wilthew