Kent Gospel Partnership is a network of Bible-centred, local churches in Kent who are committed to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ across our region, and to supporting, encouraging and equipping each other as we seek to do this.
Churches and church leaders in the partnership come from different backgrounds (including: Independent, Anglican, Baptist) but are seeking to work together for the building and growth of the church of Jesus Christ through gospel ministry. We share a conviction that:
The means of gospel ministry is the prayerful teaching of the Bible. It is as the Bible is taught in the power of the Spirit that God’s voice is heard.
The heart of gospel ministry is the proclamation of Christ crucified. The message of the cross is God’s way of saving people from his coming wrath.
The focus for gospel ministry is the local church. It is primarily through the local church that unbelievers are brought to faith in Christ and believers are built up in him.
KGP Steering Committee
The Steering Committee meet three times a year to plan the work of the Kent Gospel Partnership. The committee members are also Trustee's of the charity.
Meet the Team
Richard grew up on the Isle of Sheppey and later returned to Kent in 2009 to plant Emmanuel church Canterbury with 8 others. When he served as an assistant minister in Dorset he was thrilled to see 50 churches come together for a large mission with Rico Tice. He is very keen to see Kent churches grow together in the confidence that the gospel really is god's power for salvation, and to be equipped to reach the 1.9 million lost people in this great county. He loves to pray Paul's prayer in 2 Thessalonians 3:1: 'pray for us that the message of the lord may spread rapidly and be honoured.' He is married to Corinne and they have 4 children. He loves reading military history, running with the dog and making music.
Steve is the vicar of All Saint’s Church Loose. He is married to Helen with two girls Mary and Chloe. After a number of years working as an engineer for a consultancy in Cambridge, Steve, took the Cornhill Training Course and was appointed the youth worker at St Andrew The Great. After selection for training in the Church of England, they moved to Oakhill Theological College where he first met Richard. From there he served as the curate at St John’s Church in Wimborne in Dorset, and Richard was persuasive that Steve and Helen and family should come to Kent. And so since 2009 has been at All Saints, Loose. Meeting up with like minded Christians with a heart to see the growth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and serving together with them is why being involved with the Kent Gospel Partnership has been such a great support for Steve.