Our Church Leaders
The PEFC Leadership Team:Peacehaven Evangelical Free Church is lead by Pastor Graham King who is assisted by a leadership team. We are a group of dedicated christians with the will of God first in our heart.
Graham King is the husband of Marina since 1998 and the father of 3 children, Ryan (13), Emily (11) and Alison (8). The King family recently moved back to the UK after 18 years of ministry in Budapest and Graham became the new pastor of PEFC in July 2017.
Graham has been been pastoring for about 20 years, and been involved in 3 separate church plants. Over the years he has seen many different aspects of missions and church life, including being a youth pastor, missions director, outreach leader, Bible College teacher, home group leader and church planter. During his years in Budapest he also was a full time teacher and school chaplain in an international Christian School.After much prayer and God’s gentle leading, the King family has settled here on the Southern coastline of Sussex. With a deep love for The Lord, His work and His word, Graham now looks forward to many fruitful years of ministry here, watching God touch and change lives through His amazing grace..
Jeff Collington - Church Elder
I was born in Brighton in 1943 and grew up in Newhaven where I went to the Primary and Infant Schools where the swimming pool is now, and then on to the Meeching senior school. I started work at the Ferguson factory where I was an apprentice in cabinet making before becoming a machine operator.
I moved to the area in 1987, and was drawn to the church by my daughter's involvement in the Girls Brigade.
I became a member circa 1993 and was persuaded into becoming Treasurer in 1999, a position which I recently relinquished, for Ian to take over. I became a Deacon in 2009 and continue in that role.
-DEACON and treasurer
I first came to Peacehaven Evangelical Church in 1985 where I became a christian in 1986. My wife Jill also became a christian here 6 months before me.
I finished 29 years working with Lewes District Council in 2014 and I then started work for the Community Development Association.
I also have 2 grown up children.
I have now been a member of Peacehaven Evangelical Free Church for 22 years.
I see my role as a deacon in helping to promote a Christian centred environment which encourages people to adopt Christian values and to join the family of God and to feel welcome in our church no matter what their background.
I have been a member of PEFC for about 25 years and have had the privilege of serving on the Diaconate for nearly 20 of those years.
My journey into Christianity began quite late in life. Although I had never doubted there was a God who created Heaven and Earth I was into my fifties before realizing there had to be more to it than that.