Leadership, Key Volunteers & Staff
Lead Elder & Trustee
Born in Zimbabwe, Nigel Taylor is a Church Pastor who has been in full-time Christian ministry for over 30 years. Nigel is married to Emma, they have 3 daughters. He has worked in a variety of Church settings both in UK and internationally. After his ‘Calling’ in his late teens, Nigel served as a Methodist Lay Worker for a number of years in the UK. Following this he ministered as a Pastor in Australia. Nigel then moved back to the UK and Youth Ministry in a Newfrontiers church before God called Nigel and his Wife Emma to plant a Hope Church. Nigel has a heart to see communities work well and serves on a local Police Independent Advisory Group, facilitates a prayer meetings for local pastors, represents Christianity on his local Council Equalities Forum and is a Trustee for a nearby homelessness charity. In the past years he has been involved in helping churches in Ireland, Spain, Russia and various parts of Africa.
Elder & Trustee
Andy and his wife Kellie have been Christians for the last 25 years after a powerful encounter with God on an Alpha course. Andy runs his own successful business and has been part of Hope Church from its beginnings in 2005 moving with his wife Kellie and boys to join the Church from Bracknell. Andy has powerful prophetic and evangelistic giftings which he brings to his preaching and other activities inside and outside the church. Most recently he has an incredible testimony of how God helped him overcome COVID-19. Andy has a diploma in from Catalyst Network and has been an elder in the church since 2017. Andy is a bold and courageous leader with a deep love for God, his people and those who don't know God yet.
Hammond has been part of Hope Church since its early beginnings. He is married to Laura, and they have two amazing kids. Hammond has a real and powerful heart for the disadvantaged and was awarded the Bedfordshire High Sheriff's Award (2021) for his voluntary work with the homeless people. Hammond loves to see people maximise their full potential.
Tony Thompson leads Hope Church in Luton, he is married to Anne. He seeks to enable churches to work together across Luton, as a member of Churches Together in Luton Executive. Tony has a history of involvement in starting churches in the UK. Tony enjoys running and reading in his leisure time and has completed the London marathon on numerous occasions.
Amanda is committed to ensuring that children and young people can live and thrive in a positive, safe environment.
Amanda is married to Jeremy and they are parents of two children who are now adults. Amanda was a primary school teacher for thirty years and now works for a children's charity as a project worker and independent advocate. Amanda has volunteered as a Junior church teacher for as long as she can remember! Amanda enjoys being part of a caring, conscientious Junior church team.
Laura has been part of Hope Church since 2005 and was employed by the church in 2016 as an administrative assistant after working for a number of different businesses and organisations in administrative and customer facing roles. Laura is married to Hammond, and they have 2 amazing sons.
Laura grew up in a Christian home and after some time away from church in her late teens/early twenties found her way back to God. Since joining Hope Church Laura has helped as part of the youth and children's teams and now thoroughly enjoys her administrative role. Laura has a deep desire to see other people step confidently into their identity as sons and daughters of God and has taught into this too.