"...to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up till we all reach unity in the faith..." Hebrews 4:12-13

Pastor - Lee Carmichael
Lee has been an Elim minister since 2004 and has been leading Ingatestone Elim Church since November 2014. Lee is Bi-Vocational, meaning he works part-time for the church (usually Weds, Thurs, Fri and Sun) and part-time for thirtyone:eight, a Christian safeguarding organisation (Usually Mondays and Tuesdays). Lee serves on the Met East Regional Team and is an Area Pastor, meeting the pastoral needs of around 10 other ministers. Lee is married to Alison and they have a daughter, Martha.
Assistant Pastor - Sid Thurlow
Sid joined our church with his wife, Laura in 2021 as Interns on placement through Elim Missions. Though intending to go overseas, their journey has shifted to focusing on establishing the work of Believers in Recovery here in Essex and gaining further ministry experience. Sid will be working part-time for the church (2 days a week) and will have a focus on evangelism and discipleship. 
Elder - Andrew Fitzwater
Andrew has been a longstanding member of the church. He runs BSW Marquees and has a background of military service. 
Administrator (Deacon) Laura Thurlow
Laura takes on the office of Administrator. She is well-qualified with her background of charity management and was recognised for her contributions to the charity sector, being an awarded a BEM in the New Years Honour Lists for 2022! 
Finance Director (Deacon) - Susan Lee
Susan serves the church through managing the finances with precision and excellence.
Deacon - Jason Rickett
Jason heads up our Men's Ministry and brings valued general input into the leadership team. Jason is retired from successfully building up a car accident repair business and garage.
Deacon - Joanne Ellis
Joanne has been our Core Team Rep for Hope Cafe and Foodbank since their inception. Joanne's oversight of our community facing ministries has led to her appointment as a deacon, where she contniues to represent this aspect of our church life, as well as assisting in other matters relating to the work of the church.
Core Team Reps
Children and Youth - Alison Carmichael
Create - Norah Fitzwater
Overseas Missions - John Cavill 
Hospitality - Sandie White
Metropolitan East Region
Regional Leader - David Campbell
David covers the Metropolitan Region which is divided into Met East and Met West and covers over 120 churches. David is a member of the National Leadership Team for Elim. 
Met East Regional Coordinator - David Redbond
David works in support of our regional leader and manages the day to day affairs of the eastern half of the region. David is also senior leader of the Estuary Elim Churches; covering Ashingdon, Rayleigh and Southend.