John is the pastor of Coopers Edge Baptist Church and lives on the estate with his family. Born and raised in Hertfordshire, John studied engineering at Oxford University before embarking on a career as a bridge engineer. His work took him to Australia and New Zealand, where he met Lisa. They were married in 2011 and have two daughters, Chloe and Bethany. Over a number of years John became convinced that God was calling him to full-time pastoral ministry and in 2015 John and family returned to the UK to train at the London Seminary. After completing his studies, John began working as a Trainee Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Gloucester, and he became the pastor of Coopers Edge Baptist Church in May 2019.
In his spare time, John loves playing the piano (check out the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9cfsqPVljexjDtbUgSeNYw) and singing in a local choir. He also enjoys cooking and going for walks with the family.
Andrew studied electronic engineering at Southampton University and moved to Gloucester for work in 1989. He now works as a software engineer for a local company that specialises in simulation products for training purposes. Anita, his wife, comes from March in Cambridgeshire and they were married in Gloucester in 1994. They have three grown up children. Both Andrew and Anita enjoy camping and hill walking (the Malvern Hills being their favourite place for local walks).