Our leaders are Bruce Evans, Graham Hilton, Michael Prest and Reuben Mann. We call them Elders, which is the Bible’s word for church leaders.
Reuben has served full time as our pastor since we started in 2015. Reuben used to work as a civil engineer designing water networks. He then trained on the staff of St Ebbe’s Church in Oxford and studied theology at Oak Hill College in London. He enjoys sport (mainly from the armchair!) with friends and bike rides with his wife, Hannah, and their three children.
Bruce discovered the real Jesus by reading the Bible and would love it if you did too. He’s married to Mairi and they live in the Collingbournes. He enjoys cycle touring, the park run and evaluating church cakes! Bruce enjoyed his career as a pilot but having retired he considers his service as an elder at Emmanuel a much higher calling! Bruce is also our Safeguarding Officer.
Graham spent 30 years in various jobs in the computing industry from design to marketing. During this time Graham and his wife Christine lived in Reading where they brought up their two sons and served at Carey Baptist Church. They retired initially to Whitby where Graham served as CEO of publishers Evangelical Press and then to Pewsey in 2017. Graham and Christine are keen gardeners and serve at Pewsey Country Market.
Michael and his wife Rachel have lived in Marlborough since 2017 with their four children. After working in pharmacy management with Boots, Michael has experience of Christian ministry with Rachel in South East Asia and as a pastor at Beeston Free Church in Nottingham. Michael is Director at the mission agency UFM Worldwide. He hedges his bets by supporting both Darlington FC and Liverpool FC!