People

  Here are some of the people who keep
  us on the move

Abridge Evangelical Church is a registered charity

Charity Number: 1164783

Minister Keith White.

Keith has worshipped at AEFC since he was a little boy, and has come to know the village very well as a result. He was invited by the church to become its minister in October 1975, and continued until 1979, when he became a Tutor at Spurgeon’s College. During his time as minister he represented the village at cricket, helped to create and launch Link Up, and started an open youth club in the church hall. He has remained committed to, and involved in the life of the church and village ever since. He contributes regularly to Link Up, and has helped to lead the Remembrance services at Lambourne for many years. He and his wife, Ruth, who are responsible for Mill Grove in South Woodford, have four children and six grandchildren. Keith has written and edited several books, including The Bible (Narrative and Illustrated), The Art of Faith, A Place for Us, In His Image, In the Meantime, The Growth of Love, and Entry Point.


Associate Minister Nick Mitchell

Nick and Crystal moved to Abridge December 2013 to support the church. He has over 20 years of ministry experience behind him. He trained with TIE teams (now DNA) after university and worked on a number short term projects based on the south coast of England including The Breakout Trust, before returning to London to work with YFC in East London and ending up becoming Director of the centre. He attended All Nations Bible College in Ware in 2003 and went onto work for a number of large churches in Edmonton and Woodford areas. He is a trustee of a number of organisations and speaks at various events locally and around the UK including Spring Harvest and New Wine. Crystal trained as an optometrist at City University London and now works for a family run optician in Chelmsford. She is involved with an organisation called Mission for Vision who works with some of the poorest people in the world providing eye care. She is part of the team locally that runs Celebrate Recovery a Christ centred, Bible based recovery programme designed to help people address a variety of hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

Sheila Bell,
Music Director

Iris Reeves
Hon Secretary

Joan Goffin
Church Flowers

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