For God so loved the World
that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Community leaders

Church Elders are people who are valued for their wisdom and leadership. They are God’s faithful shepherd and leaders of the church. 1 Timothy 3 describes the qualities that we want Elders to exhibit. Respected, hospitable, teachable, and servants above all. Elders do not have to be old, as long as they meet the qualifications set forth in the Scriptures.

Andy Hodson

Andy Hodson

Andy has been with Church in the Community since it was planted in 2009. He has previously planted several other churches as well as serving in Zimbabwe with short term teams. He has a BIG heart for people and gets excited when he sees others grow closer to Christ. While he is officially the Church Leader at Church in the Community, he is a big believer in building teams and allowing other people to use their gifts in order to build up the church. Andy is also the UK Field Director for Greater Europe Mission; which seeks to bring missionaries into the Europe to act as a catalyst for church planting and discipleship.

Andy grew up in the Black Country and is very familiar with the people and the area. Andy is married to Isobel, who you will often see serving along side with him in the church. They have three teenage girls, Sophie, Chloe, and Bethany.

JJ Johnston

 

JJ Johnston

JJ was part of the church that planted Lakeside in 2009 and fully moved across in October 2013.

JJ has a heart to serve and he oversees the worship, website, Sunday services, rotas and audio/visual aspects of CITC Lakeside.

JJ is originally from Birmingham but has been in the Black Country since 2006 and has been happily married to Ruth​ since 2013. He works full-time for a web development agency in Birmingham city centre.

Marshall Childers

 

Marshall Childers

Marshall has recently relocated to the Midlands from the United States. He and his wife Amy have a heart for seeing families draw closer together in faith. They Have three young children and are excited about building relationships in this new culture. Marshall is involved with CitC’s cafe the Stripey Oss as well as community outreach.