We are a diverse church of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and interests. We are united by our love for Jesus Christ, His Word, and our longing to know Him better as we make Him known to people around us. We are currently led by two Elders, who serve the church full-time:

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Paul Gamston


Since 2010, Paul has served our church as Pastor. He is a married to Jane, and is Dad to Ceri, Mari and Lois. He likes to potter in the garden and walk his dogs along Sutton crag, with a bit of badminton on the side.

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Martin Woodier


Martin moved to Yorkshire in 1982 and was Pastor of Bethel Church, Otley, for 30 years. As a co-pastor at SCEC, he leads our church plant in Keighley, Emmanuel Church. He also helps lead the church planting initiative, Gospel Yorkshire.

He has three adult children and three grandchildren. He loves walking and reading ... often simultaneously!