Freedom Centre UK is a part of the Evangelical Alliance. We also work with and partner with several organisations with whom we have close relationship.
We are part of the Hillsong Network UK where we are able to be inspired and supported by the conferences, wisdom and training that they provide to 'champion the local church'.
We are part of the Wave Collective run by Wave Church, Virginia Beach, USA which is a group of churches who share a similar vision.
We support Compassion helping children in other nations by sponsoring children both as a church and as individuals.
We support Gilead Foundation, a charity who support people in breaking free from drug addictions.
We support Bath Youth For Christ as they work in Bath to help youth connect with Jesus.
In 2011 we are proud to have provided seed funding to see the Trauma Recovery Centre established and to continue to provide the building in Bath which houses their therapeutic play centre and staff offices. Our leader Betsy de Thierry founded the TRC and we continue to support the work of this incredible charity, alongside other churches across the UK.
TRUSTEES OF FREEDOM CENTRE UK
Looking after the legal, financial and governmental side of the church being a registered charity.
Chair of Trustees: ANDREW DE THIERRY
Andrew is a qualified teacher with a Biblical studies degree and is passionate about teaching the Bible and supporting his wife Betsy who leads the church. He teaches archery and leads pastors retreats and mens gatherings in fields, forests and outdoor spaces where he loves to help men find freedom and de stress.
Rob, alongside his wife Marion, has been in some form of local, national and international leadership for many years. Rob, an ordained Baptist Minister, was involved in Spring Harvest speaking and leadership for 30 years and is a former Director of Youth for Christ (YFC).
Stephen Matthew has been responsible for the development of many buildings within his church work.He was the founding Principal of LIFE Church Leadership Academy where he continues to teach regularly. He is a chartered building surveyor and uses these skills in helping the Freedom Bath and Bristol Leadership Team make key decisions regarding the building plans of the church.
Paul and his wife Jeannie are the Lead Pastors of IKON CHURCH, a church with locations in Chesterfield, Sheffield and Derby, they pioneered this church in 1987. Paul serves on the Executive Team of the Ground Level Network of Churches and is also a Director on several large UK Church Boards. Paul loves the church and his passion is evident in all he does. He teaches at several leadership academies and loves raising up leaders. His years of leadership in both church and industry have given him a unique and influential role in many spheres. Paul and Jeannie have three sons Nathan, Joshua and Sam, and three Grandchildren.
Jonty has worked in Bath since 2008 as a Software Engineer and Developer. This involves anything from air traffic control systems to web applications, most of which have an aspect of information security, which is significant in his trustee role. Jonty has been involved with Freedom for many years. He is married to Hannah and they have three children.
PAUL BENGER of Christian Life Church, Chesterfield, Derby and Sheffield
JOHN GREENOW of Xcel Church Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, Darlington
OWEN CRANE of CFC Belfast
Creative Arts Advisor: JEFF and JULIE CRABTREE
Jeff Crabtree is an award winning composer, producer and musician. He is co-author, with his wife Julie, of ‘Living with a Creative Mind’ and together they equip and support creative thinkers and artists through the Zebra Collective. Over the last eight years, Jeff has been actively involved within our creative arts community, most notably as Producer of Hear The Sound, our debut album. He has also been a guest speaker at our church and creative arts conferences many times.