Strood Gospel Mission Church has a team of leaders (Deacons and Elders of the church who are also the Charity Trustees) who work together to serve the church through leadership.   They are accountable to the church. 

Minister - Interim Minister  Revd John Western

We welcomed John Western as our interim minister on 1st April 2020. We were planning on launching John’s time with us at an induction service but, with social distancing measures in place, this unfortunately had to be cancelled.

As well as pastoral duties with SGM, John will also be project managing the development of the pioneering work of the Bread of Life project which will be located in Darnley Road, Strood. Bread of Life is a project of SEBA (South Eastern Baptist Association), for which John is a senior minister. The project involves renovating a building once used as the home of Strood Evangelical Church. It will redefine ‘church’ by converting it into a bakery / café. John runs baking courses, during which, he is able to share his faith with people.

With support from John, we are currently seeking God's guidance for the future.


Elder  -  Kevin Jennings     

Kevin assists in the pastoral oversight of the church. He is married to Pat with two grown-up children. Kevin is the warehouse manager for Medway Foodbank and has worked with church based community charities since 2006. He worked as an electronics engineer and engineering manager for 25 years after graduating in Engineering Science, and still enjoys things technical.






Christine Cahill - Church Administrator

Christine is married to Shaun and has 3 grown up children. She makes sure the church is well organised!  





Ray Avenell - Treasurer .      

Ray heads up a charity, SEED, which supports regeneration and aid projects, mainly in eastern Europe.  Ray is our church's globe trotter and has visited many parts of the world.  Previously, he worked in banking.  


Rick Morgan

Rick is married to Diana , and works for a large retail company after several years as a trainer specialising in safety training for HGV drrivers .  In his spare time he enjoys riding his Harley Davison.  Rick is pretty useful with a welding torch. He can be found most Sundays behind the drums supplying the beat as part of the worship group.

Diana Morgan
Diana, married to Rick, also works for a large retail company.   She heads up our Christians Against Poverty  programme.                                                 .   





Karen Charles

Karen is a Court administrator in London. She has a heart for the community and for each person in the church fellowship. Known for her welcoming smile, Karen has an encouraging word for young and old alike.




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