Pastors & Leaders

Gary Clarke

Cathy Clarke

Peter Wilson

Kris Mikkelson

Kris Mikkelson, his wife, Kalleigh and their son, Finn are based in our Surrey campus where they lead & pastor a vibrant community just outside the M25 that is growing in capacity and influence (Due to a lot of babies being born).

Kris has been part of Hillsong Church London since 2004 when he recommitted his life to Christ at The Mermaid Theatre. Passionate about church, he quickly got involved in team. Kris went on to lead a team of people that help people get connected into the life of the church. Kris started on staff at Hillsong Church London in 2005 originally as a Pastor leading one of the services at the Dominion Theatre. In 2006, he became the Kids & Youth Pastor overseeing all age groups from 0-18yrs. Two years later, Kris was overseeing all of people side teams at the Dominion theatre. He then moved into his current role and has been pastoring our Surrey campus since 2010.

Originally from New Zealand, Kris graduated from University in Dec 2000 with a Bachelor of Education & a Diploma of Teaching. In 2003, he and Kalleigh immigrated to London, where Kris taught for 4 years in Chelsea & Chiswick. He has a passion for rugby & all italian food & beverages.

Surrey

The Surrey campus has four services every Sunday which all meet in Leatherhead Theatre in Surrey. The Surrey community is flourishing with kids and families as well as young people and students within the county of Surrey.

James Mowle

Grant & Helene Erskine
Kent Campus Pastor

Sam Hewitt

Sam combines pastoring with working full-time in London, uniting his dual passions of representing Christ well in the workplace and helping people flourish in their walk with God.

He has been involved with Hillsong London since 2005, serving the church and supporting people in discovering their full potential and realising their God-inspired dreams. Having been running men’s connect groups for some time, Sam began to build a team of people, out of which Hillsong Men began to take shape. In leading Hillsong Men he now combines his passion to see men restored to a position of strength in the church with his professional experience gained as an IT developer in London’s banking sector.

Sam has spent time working for major companies, including a defence agency, The Times newspaper, an investment bank and a corporate bank. Sam is passionate about living an authentic Christian life in the workplace in order to effect cultural change and bring the church right into the heart of every area of society. He sees his professional life as inseparable from his role leading Hillsong Men, and finds that both areas feed into and benefit each other.

Hillsong Men

Hillsong Men is the gathering together of the men of Hillsong Church. Men of all ages: fathers, sons, husbands, men in industry and church. We are here to help the men of our church become fully mature in their walk with Christ; galvanising them to take action, impacting their workplaces, sports clubs and families, and meeting the needs of their local communities and beyond.

Daniel & Johanna Prideaux
Connect Groups Pastor

Phil Barnard

Phil is a Teaching Pastor and is involved anywhere in church life where people are keen to learn and grow. Having emigrated from Australia in 2003, Phil quickly became involved in the church community at Hillsong London. With a background in teaching and education, he took on the role of Kids Pastor from 2008-2012 with his wife, Christa (also a teacher).

Currently Phil works to strengthen our church families through the Hillsong Parenting Revolution, and teaches on Christian Doctrine and Biblical Studies at Hillsong Teaching Nights.

Parenting Revolution

The Parenting Revolution, presented in partnership with clinical psychologist Dr Robi Sonderegger, is an innovative educational series designed to equip and empower you and your family with life-changing resiliency skills. Unlike typical child-rearing programs that encourage parents to "manage" their children's behaviour, the Parenting Revolution outlines a recipe for sustainable behavioural transformation. Check out www.parentingrevolution.co.uk

Robby Lewis

Robby was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States. Growing up, he took an interest in the local music scene and played in several bands, spending his summers touring the Midwest region of America.

Straight after graduating from University with a degree in Elementary Education, Robby moved to London and made Hillsong Church his home. He taught in an East London primary school for two and a half years and volunteered in the life of the church working with the youth in London. He now oversees the ongoing development of Kids Church and leads an incredible team of people who have a desire to see God move in the lives of our children.

Robby is passionate about seeing the Gospel change people’s lives and for people to realize their value and God given potential.

Kids Church

Kids Church exists to help make church accessible for our youngest and most precious people. We aim to give our children the same welcome, community and God-encounter that their parents are receiving, but in a way that works for them. We consider it an honour to work alongside parents and play our part in raising champions. Our Kids Church is growing quickly, and we have a real need to grow our capacity as a team. If you have outstanding skills with people of all ages, are enthusiastic, passionate and determined with an ability to communicate the gospel well, we’d love to meet you.

Rohin Odell

Rohin grew up and went to school in North London and first got saved when he was 16 at a Hillsong Wildlife (Youth) event. After spending two years in Wildlife Rohin became a youth leader and has been leading in church ever since. He completed a degree in product design engineering and now works as a design engineer. Rohin leads and pastors the Fuel age group and is more passionate than ever about the next generation.

Fuel

Fuel are the amazing 11-14 year olds in the life of Hillsong Church London who are passionate about living life, loving God, and impacting our school with the message of Jesus Christ. We get together, in Central London, after every Sunday service to hang out, have fun, and discuss the word of God and his plan for your Life.

Phil Kyei

Phil is London born and bred. As an investment banker turned Youth Pastor, he spent six years working for one of the largest investment banks in the world, before God placed on his heart a passion to see young people's lives changed.

He is also our resident church DJ having regularly played at a number of after church parties and team nights.

Phil also heads up our community outreach project the I Care revolution which regularly goes into schools across London to promote a message of cause and purpose and the ability for young people to change their world one life at a time.

Wildlife

Wildlife is the Youth Ministry of Hillsong Church London. We're a crowd of young people between the ages of 14-17 years old, who get together every Friday night in Areas across London for regional events, parties and connect groups. We are passionate about living life, loving God, and impacting our worlds with the revelation of Jesus Christ. Wildlife is for you and your friends to discover more about God and His plan for your life.

Simon Gibbes

Simon was born & bred in Auckland, New Zealand & he has a love for all board sports. He found himself pursuing a professional career in tennis from a young age and this pursuit led him to the motherland, London, England, which he decided to make his home. Simon quickly got involved in church life as a volunteer before working as a full time assistant to Gary Clarke for a little over a year. Simon now oversee's the ongoing development & pastoral leadership of the thriving young adult demographic in church. He is passionate about seeing the church flourish & be all its designed to be.

Young Adults

Young Adults is all about empowering the emerging generation of influence in every sphere of life.

With parties, connect groups and gatherings taking place every week and every month there's loads for you get involved and connected with in an environment where you can express your faith amongst peers. Our heart is to spur you on to build a greater personal relationship with Jesus, connecting with His cause and His church to make a positive impact in your world.

Dan Blythe

Dan grew up in West Sussex near Brighton. At the age of 18 he went to Australia for three years where he travelled the East coast and studied for two years at C3 School of Ministry.

At 21 Dan came back to the UK where he launched and pioneered a successful charity called 'Change Youth' in Canterbury, Kent. Here Dan also spent some time helping to develop a schools project, creating awareness of domestic abuse and promoting safe relationships. This program - Love Shouldn’t Hurt - was also successful in showing teenagers the early warning signs of an unhealthy relationship. It won several awards and is used across Kent.

Now married to Charlie Blythe and living in London, Dan leads and pastors our Velocity age group. He loves connecting people into the life of the church and seeing them fulfil their potential.

Velocity

Velocity is a fresh initiative for the 25+ community. We do some great parties from Masquerade boat parties to Murder Mystery and Jazz nights. We also do Encounter nights, community projects and our very own online podcast show.

Surrey Worship Team Dave Dickinson Jess Carey Daniel Barrett

David Kennedy

David is an Arsenal supporting Australian with English grandparents (granddad was born and bred in Bradford). He is happily married to his beautiful Norwegian wife Ingrid. He grew up playing semi professional basketball but at the age of 19 decided to focus on his other love that is, music. After spending 5 years at Hillsong Church in Sydney, he moved to London where he immediately joined our Worship Team, and has been faithfully serving for over 8 years. David and Ingrid head up the Worship Team at Hillsong Church London.

Worship

The Worship Team is a hard working skill based team made up of volunteers who love being creative and leading their church in worship every week. The teams serve together each week with the goal of making our church worship the best it can be. There are two distinct areas of our team; vocalists and musicians. As our need for more services increases, as does our need for people skilled in these areas.

Dominion Production Team Samuel Allen Paul Chinnery Rich Harris Desiree Leith Iain Harvey Abraham Praise

Dominion Bump Team Steve Page Peter Tountas Julian Folscher

Tim Norbury

Tim was brought up in Wales. He attended a welsh speaking school built in the shadow of Stradey Park, old home to the Llanelli Scarlets rugby team that he still loves deeply. This fueled a passion for many sports that consumed him as a teenager.

Leaving school, he gained a degree in Business that led him to Project Management in logistics and then to the railway industry. As a consultant, he was successful on several high profile franchise bid teams, specializing in Performance Improvement. He spent time with TfL on the London Overground concession, before leaving the industry to work for church in 2011.

Hillsong and London became home for Tim in 2006. He immediately joined the host team and served there faithfully for many years. It was there, in conjunction with coordinating the volunteer teams at conferences, that he developed the leadership skills he shares with others today.

As the Teams Pastor, Tim is responsible for the health of our teams at church. His heart is to see everyone on team flourishing in life as a result of serving, and putting Gods House first.

Christian Elliott

Head of creative and of Global Social Justice, Christian was born in the heart of London, the son of a world class session musician and grandson to one of london's top jazz musicians. His love for music and the arts was established at a young age & as a result of dedicating himself to playing drums within a short period of time was working as a session musician internationally. Entering into adulthood Christian had a capacity for business & started a technology company in the early 90's which became widely used by the private and public sector, and a media company shortly after, both of them winning multiple international awards for technical and creative prowess. Christian sold his technology business in 2002 & started working around the clock on social justice issues founding currently two well known global organisations in the fight against human trafficking, championing the best of breed projects for children. Christian comes to the staff of Hillsong with a pedigree of knowledge in Both Media and Social Justice obtaining prestigious awards in both.

Because We Can

Hillsong Church London collaborates with Compassion (Child Sponsorship), Watoto (supporting orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa) Vision Rescue (Street Children in Mumbai, India) and The A21 Campaign (Human Trafficking), as part of a global effort to make poverty history. Part of the mission of the church is to reach out to those in the greatest of need. Why do we do this? Because we can. We are looking for people who are friendly, enthusiastic and have a passion for eradicating poverty. Our team are based in the Foyer of the Dominion where we answer questions and make it easy for people to get involved in global justice initiatives.

Jason Strathdee

Jason has been attending Hillsong Church London since February 2005. Born and raised in Dunblane in Scotland, he is our snowboarding Braveheart heading up the largest group of volunteer teams at Dominion. He is a passionate leader with a heart for people. Before coming to work full time as the Front of House Teams Pastor in September 2011, Jason graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a Bsc in Computer Science, becoming a specialist in IT security - working in the finance, law and accountancy sectors. He is a keen and highly competent footballer, who played semi-professional for East Fife in the Scottish Football League.

Front of House

The Front of House teams include Foyer Setup, Hosts and Security. All contribute to making it possible for us to have church on a Sunday. The Foyer Setup team is responsible for unloading the white truck and setting up the all signs, plasmas and tables you see in Foyers and Family areas. The Hosts meet and greet everyone as they arrive, helping them to the best possible seat. The Security team is there to ensure that everyone who attends church can do so in a safe environment, and make sure all our equipment is cared for during bump in and out. We’re after people that are passionate about doing whatever it takes to make church possible.

Adam Spies

Adam was born and brought up in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, but after studying in Sydney, relocated to London in 2009 with the idea to see more of the world and experience all that this city has to offer. Now settled in central London, Adam is a Chartered Accountant and has ten years experience in accounting and financial roles in both Sydney and London. He joined the Hillsong London team in 2011 as the CFO, and oversees all the financial and regulatory functions of the church, as well as leading the Resource and administrative teams.

Resource

The Resource team helps to equip our Church with useful, relevant and empowering resources for use in their day to day lives. Our goal is to help people access resources to support them in furthering their relationship with God, increasing their understanding and renewing of their minds through personal study. The team in involved in the setup, display and selling of CDs, DVDs, Bibles, books and teaching resources at Church and at our events. The resource team is a great opportunity to be involved, help people grow, while being able to contribute to the Church’s friendly and inviting atmosphere.