We are privileged to have seven elders who are jointly responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church. One of the elders (Andy Cole) is a full time employee of the church, and as the Senior Pastor he has a particular responsibility for the vision and teaching of the church.
We also employ a part time caretaker (Pauline Minton) and a part time administrator (Gill Bell) who manage the day to day running of the church facilities.
Andy is the Senior Pastor of Monyhull Church. He is married to Julia, and they have two young children, Elijah and Abigail.
He grew up in Somerset and became a Christian at the age of 16. After leaving school, he trained for 4 years as an apprentice electrician before studying electronics at Nottingham Trent University. In 1995 he moved to Birmingham to work as a systems engineer in the aerospace industry and became a member of Monyhull Church.
In 2009, the church supported Andy to train for pastoral ministry. He and his family moved to South Wales so he could study at Wales Evangelical School of Theology. Following his studies Andy worked as the Assistant Pastor at Freeschool Court Evangelical Church. In September 2013 he accepted a call back to Birmingham to become the Associate Pastor of Monyhull Church. In 2017 Andy became the Senior Pastor.
Andy loves reading, movies and exploring the great outdoors with his family. He has never played for Man Utd.
To contact Andy email andycole[at]monyhullchurch.org
Don was one of the founding members of Monyhull and has been an Elder since the Church was formed in 1989. Don and his wife, Jenny, are responsible for the Pastoral Support Team and Monyhull’s Home Groups. Having spent over 40 years in insurance, Don has just retired and is looking forward to having more time to read, study, visit, preach, travel, garden and cook! His other hobbies include playing the guitar, keeping fit and drinking coffee!
John and his wife, Ruth, were founding members of the Church and John was appointed an Elder in 1989. Having retired from a career as a technical representative which included sales, business development and training, John is now involved in a number of different ministries across the Church. In addition to being a Home Group leader, John is a member of the Global Partners team and Premises committee. His main interests, apart from the Church, are his family, reading, gardening and photography.
Stephen and his wife Pat, have been members at Monyhull since 2004 and Stephen became an Elder in 2007. In addition to being a member of the Pastoral Support Team, Stephen teaches the senior Sunday School class and is regularly involved in the music group. Having worked as a GP since 1977, Stephen retired in 2012. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys playing and listening to music, spending time with his grandchildren and reading Christian biographies, Puritan classics and more recent publications.
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