Pastors Tim and Sandra were both ordained in 2005, and have served in the ministry for over 20 years. They have two teenage children, Luke and Zoë. Tim and Sandra both come from strong, Christian families, have always had a passion for the Word of God, and both love to see the Holy Spirit moving amongst His people, and setting them free.
God called them out, but not as expected, and over the years they have learnt that the Lord is full of surprises! God was very clear that He wanted His church to be planted in Hampton, and since June 2015, a dedicated and faithful team of people have come together every Wednesday night to pray for God’s will to be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven! Their desire is to see people grow and develop their full potential in Him, and as a result, will walk in their destiny, and experience the freedom and victory in Christ, to reign and prosper in all areas of life.
Tim’s father read Physics at Oxford, and he wanted a similar path for his son, who didn’t at the time share the same interest in education as his father and two siblings, although later on studied Electrical Engineering. He has felt extremely privileged to have been part of a team who have developed many innovative products, which includes an Intravascular Ultrasound system, comprising a catheter which is inserted into the arteries, and allows doctors to acquire images and determine the thickness of the vein.
As a young man, Tim had a transforming encounter with Jesus. This experience motivated him to apply his faith to something practical; inside the church he served as a ‘Church Youth Leader’, and outside, as a volunteer with the’ Samaritans’. Not surprisingly, in his desire to serve God, he also met his wife, Sandra, who was also a volunteer at the same branch.
Shortly after becoming born again, and after reading Jackie Pullinger’s book, ‘Chasing the Dragon’, Tim felt called to go on mission to Nepal, where he met a Pentecostal Pastor whom he supported for a number of years. Later on, he went with one of the first missionary groups to visit Albania, after Communism fell. The group toured the country preaching the gospel, and distributed medical supplies to the hospitals, and clothes to the poor.
Sandra was raised as a Catholic, and only a few years ago found out that her Dad had been invited to train for the ministry when he was a young man, but felt that he couldn’t respond to the call, following the loss of his parents, and the need for him to manage the family farm in Southern Ireland. As a young girl, Sandra had a desire to be a Nun, but God had another direction, as her meeting to discuss this with her Grandmother’s priest never took place, following her grandparent’s death.
Not wanting to leave her Mum, and having a desire to say, ‘Thank You’ to God for the life He had given her, Sandra decided to do voluntary work in her spare time. However, after firstly being rejected to work as a volunteer for ‘The Samaritans’, for not having much ‘Life Experience’, Sandra decided to work as a volunteer for ‘ Age Concern’, where she developed an understanding and a love for the elderly. Her desire to be a volunteer for ‘The Samaritans’, had however never left her, as her mother had always instilled in her as a young child, that nobody, irrespective of wealth, or position, is better than anyone else. These words had penetrated her heart from an early age, and had planted in her a desire to tell everyone how special and unique they were, and that God’s dream for their life was far bigger than they could ever dream of! Many years later she re-applied, and was thrilled to be accepted!
Before dating Tim, and whilst working for the bank, where she was tiered for Senior Management, Sandra was diagnosed with M.E., but God healed her of this incurable disease, and since then, God has given her a passion for ‘Healing and the Miraculous’.