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Leadership Team

The King's Church Arnold - Mark and Sarah Hopkins Mark Hopkins joined The King’s Church in 1991, when he and his wife Sarah moved to Nottingham.
He has the privilege of working full time for the church, heading up the leadership and staff teams.
Mark loves to see the local church rise up and see their community changed by the power and truth of the gospel.
He also serves as a director for Groundlevel and oversees their leadership trailing course.
Mark and Sarah have two daughters.

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The King's Church Arnold - Rob and Eileen Burwood Rob Burwood and his wife Eileen have been part of the church since 1990, when they returned to Nottingham after pastoring a church in Cornwall. Before this, Rob was the Assistant Minister at Cornerstone Evangelical Church, which planted The Kings Church in 1987.

They share a passion to see believers with strong foundations, discipled in the Word and full of the Holy Spirit, accountable, and secure in God. They lead an intergenerational home group called Brink and teach youth on Sundays.

Rob serves as a Trustee and he oversees the preaching and teaching, intending Christians to grow in their knowledge and experience of God.

The King's Church Arnold - Duncan and Heather Lyon Duncan Lyon and his wife Heather have been part of the King’s Church since it began in 1987. They have lived in the Arnold and Woodthorpe area all of their married life.
Duncan looks after pastoral care in the church, including leading the pastoral care team. He is also a Trustee. Together Duncan and Heather run the church’s Marriage Course.
A keen birdwatcher and naturalist, Duncan is by day a private client solicitor with Ellis-Fermor & Negus, a local four-office law firm.

The King's Church Arnold - Matt and Helen McFarlane Matt McFarlane and his wife Helen joined the King’s Church in 1992. His main focus is evangelism – particularly getting men together to find out more about Jesus. Matt links this to the work of Christian Vision for Men locally, including going with a group to the Gathering camp each year.
He runs the ONE Event security team, so is always looking for volunteers. Helen runs the church toddler group, and is by far the more sensible one to talk with. He has worked for Notts Police since 1990. They have two children.

The King's Church Arnold - Beth Moran Beth Moran joined the church with her husband, George, in 2000.
A passionate communicator, she also loves running the 20s group. Organising the popular Ladies` Night gives Beth a great opportunity to enjoy two of her favourite things – good food and dancing.
She works as an author, bid writer and is trustee of the national women`s network Free Range Chicks.
George and Beth have three older children.
(You can read Beth’s blog here.)

Andrea Smith


Ruth Humphreys is the church administrator, doing a fantastic job in keeping the church organised. You can find her in the office on a Tuesday Morning, or Friday morning, or send her an E-mail

John Coates is the Centre Manager for the King’s Money Advice Centre.