Neil and Elaine Strike
Both originally from Teesside, they have been married for over 35 years and have two children and two grandchildren. Neil was employed in the chemical industry as a maintenance manager for many years before working for the church. Elaine is a nurse, a job she loves. When not at church Neil can often be found watching football, being particularly interested in North East teams! Elaine unwinds by gardening and visiting National Trust properties. Both love to spend time with their grandchildren. Neil and Elaine have been Christians since they were in their early teens and have a passion for sharing their faith with others and seeing people discipled so that they become the person God intended them to be.
David and Pauline Woodhouse
David, who is originally from Yorkshire, is a Forester, working two days a week for the Forestry Commission. When not working for the FC he can be found setting up a small business to provide aerial maps using a drone! David has been a Christian for over 25 years. Pauline grew up in Lancashire and works as an Administrator for Hexham Community Church, although she can also be found running Sunday School, cooking at Messy Church and helping with church services. Pauline has been a Christian since her early teens and has a longing to get to know God more each day through reading his word and to help others do the same. David and Pauline met in Scotland where they married in 1985. They have two grown up sons.
David and Jane Cook
David, who is originally from Brighton, works as a pharmacist and loves to travel, particularly to anywhere where he and Jane can indulge their shared love of history. Jane is from Pickering in North Yorkshire and worked for many years as a physiotherapist. She is a keen pianist and often plays with the worship band on a Sunday. Together David and Jane lead a community group and oversee the church’s prayer, prophetic and worship ministry. They have a shared longing for more people to come to know Jesus personally, and to become radical disciples. David and Jane have been married for over 30 years and have 3 grown up children.
Kevin grew up in the local area and has been involved with Hexham Community Church almost since it began. He often preaches on a Sunday and is frequently the chef at big church events. He works as a builder and in his spare time likes motorcycling and playing with fire! He has a passion to see the Gospel spread to the Arab/Muslim world. Kevin is married to Carol and they have two grown up daughters.