"...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 married to Alison and they have a daughter, Martha. 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 is an Area Pastor, meeting the pastoral needs of around 10 other ministers. He also serves as a Minister in Training supervisor.

Elder - Andrew Fitzwater

Andrew has been a longstanding member of the church and is married to Norah. He runs BSW Marquees and has a background of military service.

Finance Director (Deacon) - Susan Lee

Susan is married to Laurie and serve the church through managing the finances with precision and excellence.

Administrator (Deacon) - Shirley Childs

Shirley is married to Colin and is one of our longest standing members having been born into the church. Her father, Alf, is our longest standing member! 

Deacon - Jason Rickett

Jason completes our leadership lineup. He is married to Catherine. Their two grown-up children, Jack and Sophie also worship with us. Jason is retired from successfully building up a car accident repair business and garage. 
Core Team Reps

Children and Youth - Alison Carmichael

Hope Cafe and Hope Food Bank - Joanne Ellis

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 and is married to Mandy.

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. David is married to Maureen.