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Leadership

Lead Pastor

John Brown

Growing up in an un-churched home, John believed & began following Jesus after hearing the gospel clearly explained to him at the age of 18. John is a graduate of both Calvary Chapel Bible College and Faith Evangelical Seminary. He served on staff with Calvary Chapel El Centro, CA and Calvary Chapel Twickenham, England before planting Servant’s Church in 2005.

John is blessed to be married to Sarah and they have the privilege of being Dad & Mum to 5 amazing kids; Garrett, Savannah, Brooke, Noelle & Christian. He likes good books, good coffee, good Mexican food & a good workout but he loves his Good GOD who continues to shower him with grace.

Deaconess

Sarah Brown

Born and raised in sunny California, Sarah was blessed to grow up in a Christian home. She doesn't remember a day not knowing about Jesus, and at a young age gave her heart to the Lord. Though her teenage years were characterised by spiritual inconsistency, the Lord graciously used that time to chasten and allow her to be truly miserable until she surrendered to His will for her life. 

 

Serving with the youth in her hometown church, Sarah met and married her husband, John in 1991. They have five amazing children, now young adults and during those early years she served in various ministries alongside her husband who was the Assistant Pastor at Calvary Chapel in El Centro, California.

 

God called their family in 2003 to move across the pond to the U.K. where they helped serve at Calvary Chapel Twickenham in London and then plant Servant's Church in Norwich. Over the years, Sarah has served in youth ministry, children's ministry, women's ministry, worship and start a home education cooperative and mum and tots group.

 

Sarah finished her deaconess training in February of 2017 and is currently serving as the Children's Ministry Director and leading the Women's Ministry at Servant's Church with the help of some pretty awesome volunteers. She is blessed to have celebrated 25 years of marriage in August of 2016 and looks forward to continue to serve her family and church family as the Lord wills in the years to come. She has a special place in her heart for pugs, toddlers and her family, all of which are messy creatures. 

Deacon

Mike Robinson

I was brought up in a Christian home where I saw the reality of my parents and grandparents faith and answers to prayer.  I made a decision to follow Jesus when I was about 4 years old.  From that early age I was encouraged to actively pursue my own faith.  As I grew up, I met numerous Christian workers and missionaries.  I read many biographies, and subsequently I felt a call to mission.  I was actively involved in Crusaders, now Urban Saints and by the time I was 15, I was leading bible studies and teaching other groups of young people.  I went on to train in their leadership programme.

 

At the age of 21, having worked for several years, I applied to UEA to study Development Studies.  At the time it was rather left wing so I became involved with L’abri and I was greatly influenced by F. Schaeffer.  This has given me a lasting confidence in scripture and a deep assurance in our Eternal Creator God.  I fully intended to use my degree in mission; however in my second year I began working at Norwich YMCA and after graduating I began working full time leading a team in youth work, drama, and evangelism, involved in street evangelism, schools and churches across Norfolk.  I was also able to take a year out to study a post graduate course at London Bible College, now the London School of Theology.  While working at the YMCA, I met Nicy and we were married in 1987.  

 

Nicy had her own call to mission particularly to Europe, being able to speak a number of European languages fluently.  So we spent 1988/9 travelling in New Zealand and Asia seeking the Lord about our future together.  Meanwhile the drastic changes were happening in Europe, and on our return we began to seek the Lord as to serving Him in Europe.  I trained as a TEFL teacher and also a Secondary teacher of Geography and History. 

 

In 1993 we packed up a 1973 VW camper with Alex (aged 2) and Luke (5 months) having been recruited to train Hungarian Russian teachers to become English teachers.  We spent 5 years “tent making” supporting several Hungarian churches.  Eszter our third child was born in Northern Hungary.  On our return Nicy studied a PGCE in secondary modern foreign languages.  We moved to Caterham in Surrey and spent 5 years actively involved in Oak Hall Church.

 

In 2004 we returned to Hungary to support and teach in a new bilingual school; again we were “tent making” supporting several local churches and working alongside Operation Mobilisation.  We returned to Norwich in 2009 for our children’s education.  Since then we have been working as teachers, Nicy on a part-time basis.  On looking round to find a suitable church, we started attending Servants Church in early 2010. 

 

Currently we lead a House Group and oversee the church’s student ministry. Nicy is heavily involved in outreach to a number of Hungarian Roma families who have recently become Christians.  Our interest in international mission continues and as a when the Lord leads we would like to return and serve Him in Europe.

Church Administrator

Ben Ladd

Bio coming soon!

Gorleston-on-Sea Church Plant

Zach & Miranda Wilson

Bio coming shortly!

Deacon

Neil Mclaine

Neil has attended Servant’s Church with his wife Vilen since 2011. Neil was raised in a Christian home in Newcastle upon Tyne and it was his grandfather’s faith that had the biggest impact growing up. He moved to London in 2001 to work and following a dark spiral of addiction and depression, Neil accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour in 2005.

Neil attended a Calvary Chapel church in London where he met his wife Vilen and both served there until Neil’s work in IT brought him to Norwich in 2011 and to Servant’s Church. After sadly losing their first child Vilen gave birth to Aaron their son. 

Lead Pastor John Brown has often described Neil as a ‘Jack of all trades’ and Neil completed his Deacon training in 2015 taking responsibility with service set up and also joining the worship team.

Neil became the worship leader at Servant’s in 2017 and is blessed to be part of the worship team. As one of the Deacon's Neil has oversight of the church IT/AV ministry. Neil and Vilen also serve in the Sunday School ministry together and enjoy teaching and leading children’s worship with song and action!

 

Neil is one of the church home group leaders in Bowthorpe where they live and are active with community outreach. Vilen works as a Care Support worker in Bowthorpe and also makes great cakes in her spare time!

 

Neil and Vilen have found life in Norwich very challenging at times but are blessed to be part of Servant’s Church and being called to serve Jesus in this great city!

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