Who are we?
We are a friendly community of people made up from all ages and backgrounds who are committed to living with Jesus as Lord.
Christ Church Stockport is headed up by…
We know that we don’t live up to God’s holy standards and so need his forgiveness and grace. We are passionate about learning together from the bible about what it means to live with Jesus as Lord and encouraging each another in living that learning out.
We love our town and want to see Stockport flourish. We believe that the most effective way for this to happen is for the people of Stockport to hear who Jesus is, what he has done and to come to understand why that is extraordinary news for them. As such we are keen to welcome anyone to join with us as we seek to make Jesus, his cross and resurrection and his teaching clear and relevant to all people.
Matt is responsible for vision setting, mission and planting strategy as well as teaching and pastoring the church community.
Matt is married to Lil and they have 2 children. Although brought up going to church and believing that Jesus was his saviour, Matt would say he first understood that Jesus must also be his Lord at age 15.
After voluntarily completing two differing church internships at Christ Church, Fulwood then at St John’s Knutsford in Cheshire, Matt trained for pastoral ministry at Oak Hill Theological College, London. After college Matt served as associate minister of Christ Church Central, Sheffield for 6 years and then in January 2011 Matt became Pastor of Emmanuel Community Church (formerly Heaton Moor Evangelical Church) an FIEC church in Stockport.
Matt enjoys watching sport, especially his beloved Sheffield Wednesday. And he can often be found dreaming up new ideas and strategies.
Jon is responsible for the day-to-day running of church including teaching and pastoring the church community.
Jon is married to Kerry and they have 2 children. Jon became a Christian when he was 16 at a summer camp.
After completing a degree in engineering at Sheffield University, Jon completed his PGCE and went on to teach maths in Stockport for a number of years. He later became youth and schools worker of St. John’s the Baptist, Knutsford and then served as the associate minister of a small church on a council estate on the outskirts of East London. In 2012 Jon returned to Stockport to work with Matt as associate Pastor of Heaton Moor Evangelical Church. Jon has just completed a Graduate Diploma in Theology with Union and the Welsh Evangelical School of Theology.
Jon enjoys playing music, especially the guitar and playing sport, albeit badly.