Lewis, Sarah and their five children moved to Huddersfield in 2010 after 12 years’ pastoral ministry at Gunnersbury Baptist Church, West London. Lewis is a keen student of Theology, and in his spare time is researching for a doctoral degree at Oxford University. The Allens love living in the town, and enjoy walking in the hills with their dog, and Lewis loves running and fly-fishing.
Lewis has published several books on Christian living and ministry, which you can see here
Kevin is married to Tracey, and they have two grown-up sons. Kevin and Tracey were founding members of Hope, after having been at Dewsbury for the previous 21 years. Kevin works in IT for an insurance company, and enjoys watching F1, occasional hill-walking, weekend cooking, and watching films.
Paul is married to Gill and they have three sons, two of whom are married with children, whilst the third lives and works in Oxford. Paul works as a consultant with schools across the North of England and is delighted to preach in churches across the same region. He hangs on to the hope of keeping fit at the gym and loves to study hymns and their writers.
Graham Powell is married to Debra and they have a son and a daughter who are both students. Graham grew up in a Christian home and committed his life to Christ over 40 years ago in his mid-teens. Graham took early retirement from banking at the end of 2011. He enjoys walking and watching most sports.
After growing up in Essex, Phil moved to Huddersfield to study Music Technology at the university. He graduated in the summer of 2015, and now works in Manchester. Outside of church and work, Phil enjoys running, travelling and all things to do with food.
SARAH ALLENSunday School Coordinator
Sarah is married to Lewis and mum of five children ranging from 19 to 8 in age. She is also a supply teacher in local schools and involved in Sunday School and student ministry at Hope.Sarah loves reading, long walks on the moors and dark chocolate.