Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.  We run our church using a core team of pastors, supported by a wider leadership team known as the Pastors Support Team.

PeterAndLindaSenior Pastor: Peter Balls

Peter has been leading the church with support from his wife Linda since 1999. In this time, the church has evolved to become much more purpose focused. We are building a strong family of believers, but we all realise that it is not about us, it is all about Jesus.

ChrisAndDebraPastor: Chris Jackson

Chris is married to Debra and helps to pastor the church at Trent Road. He works with Peter and Steve to build links between the church and the community. He has also been the worship pastor for over 15 years, developing the music and a/v team that serves the church.


Associate Pastors: Steve & Kathe Hook

Steve and Kathe joined CCC when they moved to Chelmsford in 1991. As Pastors for Overseas Mission they seek to build on our existing international links and continue to look to develop links elsewhere. They have pioneered the church links with Smile International.
DaveAshley     Paul

Pastor Support: Dave and Ashley Eley


Pastor Support: Paul Lewellen

Ashley is the church administrator.  She helps to make sure that all the essential things that need doing actually do get done.  Dave helps to run "City Men" - the church's men's group.


Paul is a well-respected local businessman who oversees the church finances as Treasurer. He brings considerable insight and wisdom to the leadership team and is instrumental in overseeing the ongoing support to the church at Trent Road.




Pastor Support: Charm and Les Hobbs


Pastor Support: Jason and Sue Smart

Charm leads the youth activities within the church and also heads up the puppet team. Les retired from being the church administrator in 2014.  Nonetheless, he continues to help with church administration, just for the fun of it!


Sue leads the children's work at CCC. Jason is involved with Music and the Worship Team - and runs Hope Choir. Together they also help to develop and support our strategy for reaching out to the community.


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