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Leadership Team

The King's Church Arnold - Mark and Sarah Hopkins Mark and Sarah Hopkins joined The King’s Church in 1991, when they moved to Nottingham.
Mark 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.
Sarah is part of the leadership team and oversees the pastoral teams and HomeGroups of the church
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 - 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.
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 serves on the leadership team, and currently has joint oversight of the children’s work on a Sunday morning.


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.