At Living Stones Community church we have a congregation of all shapes and sizes, from a variety of backgrounds with many stories to tell. There is no typical person at our church.
A number from our congregation have told their ‘story’. Please click on each of the names to read more about them.
Church Family and Pastoral Worker
Sue, with her husband Martyn, was a founding member of Living Stones in 1982. She has worked with families and children in different capacities and managed Community Wise until her retirement at the end of 2016. In January 2017 she began the role of Church Family and Pastoral Worker. She runs our weekly Parent and Toddler Group on Tuesday mornings and supports church families. Sue has a passion for children and loves to communicate with and encourage them.
Children, youth and families worker
Justin joined Living Stones with his wife Corinne and two children in 2011. After a career change he become our children, youth and families worker in 2015. Justin passionately believes that all our young people have a special place in our church and that the journey of faith can start at an early age.
Mike joined Living Stones with Dominique in 2001 while still training to be a teacher. Their children were born soon after in 2003 and 2005. Mike works in a local secondary school while serving on the church leadership team. Mike continues to balance work and leadership by listening to God’s promptings and direction seeing God working in the everyday by using him in the situations he finds himself in.
Dominique joined Living Stones in 2001 with Mike before having children in 2003 and 2005. She works as our church administrator despite limitations due to long term illness and joined the leadership team in 2015. Dominique’s passion lies in seeing the whole Church family worshiping, praying and learning together.
Andy together with his wife Vanessa joined the church in 1986, they have four adult children. Since joining the church Andy and Vanessa have been part of various leadership teams and he became an elder in 2007. His desire is that people (as far as is possible this side of heaven) understand God through the Old and New Testament scriptures. Andy runs a small Eastbourne based business which in the day to day running has seen God move in very clear ways. His personal slogan of “a real God for a real world” demonstrates Andy’s belief that there should be very little difference between the spiritual and the practical.
Martyn and Sue have been part of Living Stones Community Church since the beginning in 1982. The vision of church where people are at the heart – ‘Living Stones’ – remains. Now with six grandchildren, Martyn is an elder in the church and Sue has completed over 20 years as the Manager of the Community Wise.