Please find below an introduction to our Pastors
Mark Hirst   Katie
Mark Hirst   Katie James
Mark is one of the pastors here at WBC! He has a passion for God’s word and to see God do the things only he can do in people’s lives and in the world.

His heart is for the church in Ashford to raise up leaders, plant churches and send out missionaries, recognising that this involves equipping and releasing everyone in the call Jesus has on their lives.

Mark is married to Izzy who serves alongside him in the church, and they have four children, Joshua, Rebekah, Tabitha and Abigail.
  Katie is one of the pastors here at WBC! She has been serving here since September 2021 and was previously based in Bristol. 

Katie has a real passion to see people find wholeness and identity in Christ and to release them in their giftings through teaching and equipping. 

Part of Katie's role is to oversee and grow the youth ministry and to see them released; she is also one of the teachers on our LEAD: Theology school, and she loves good coffee shops.


Paula Chegwin
Paula has been part of the WBC family since 2004 and is a passionate leader, who encourages us to go deeper in our relationships with God through uncomplicated, honest conversations with Him. In September, she began her ministerial training and theology degree at Spurgeons College in London, and will be working for the church part-time until this is completed in July 2025.

She is passionate about the vision we have as a church to be a disciple-making community, advancing God's Kingdom across Ashford and wherever the Holy Spirit takes us!

Paula is married to Stewart and they have a son called Matthew.
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