Marcus oversees the Barge’s ministry, taking a lead in preaching, praying, outreach and pastoral care of the church family.
Callum is the Barge associate pastor, serving in both the Wharf workers ministry and in the Barge Sunday church.
Fiona is responsible for all things “women” in Barge Sunday church, aiming that in all aspects of church life women are reached out to, discipled and trained. She also oversees the children’s ministry.
Alison gives one day a week to serving women who work in the Wharf. She runs a Bible study group, the Christianity Explored course, and is happy to meet with anyone interested in learning more about or growing in the Christian faith.
Jing runs the church office and is the first person many people will meet when they step onto the Barge for the first time.
Born and bred in KwaZulu-Natal, Musa studied Civil Engineering in UKZN where he met his wife Masana and served in Christ Church Glenwood. He worked as an Engineer for 4 years before completing his BTh at George Whitefield College. In October his family got a little bigger with the birth of their son Ayabonga. Musa’s hobbies include binging on a good TV series, analysing politics and watching sports.
St George’s Church Dagenham is a local church in a highly populated, low rise housing estate. The area was traditionally white working class but is now more ethnically mixed with the arrival of people from East and West Africa, Eastern Europeans and Asian Muslims coming from East London.
St Andrew’s Kendray is a busy and growing church in the middle of a council estate. There are high levels of unemployment and addiction. We seek to reach the people of Kendray with the good news of Jesus including through a number of children’s and youth groups from birth up to 18. Sian Pearson (Youth Worker) runs 3 youth groups and the Sunday youth teaching and serves in the 2 children’s groups midweek.
GrowTH is an initiative by local churches in Tower Hamlets to respond to homelessness in our local community. Their main project is an emergency night shelter which provides both immediate shelter for homeless men and women and assistance in securing more permanent longer-term accommodation. Their night shelter operates for seven months of the year and guests are welcomed from the local area without discrimination or favour.
Crossteach is an educational charity which has been teaching about the Christian faith in schools since 2001. They visit lots of different types of schools – primary and secondary, community and Church of England, private and state-funded, academy and maintained. For pupils to develop spiritually through understanding, engaging with and responding to the Christian faith.