Leadership

Ian Cooper – Pastor

Ian has been the Pastor at Tollgate for over 22 years, having previously served as a Police officer in the Wiltshire Constabulary. He is married to Jacky and they have two married daughters, Sarah and Hannah. Ian is on the Council of Day One Christian Ministries and leads tours of the British Museum’s many Bible artifacts.

John Taylor – Elder and Treasurer

John’s role as an elder at Tollgate gives him responsibility for teaching and pastoral care; he regularly preaches and leads midweek Bible studies, alongside ministry to many other local churches. John’s background in banking is a great help to the church as he looks after the church finances.

Bernie Hickman – Elder

Bernie is an elder at Tollgate, working with John and Ian on providing direction and spiritual care to its members and congregation. Having lived in Redhill all his life, Bernie works in insurance and has four daughters, making for a very busy household! You can read Bernie’s story of how he became a Christian here.

James Chittenden – Pastoral Assistant

James grew up in the church and joined the Open Air Mission, serving them full time for several years before returning to Tollgate to assist the Pastor and Elders in taking care of the congregation and leading youth and children’s activities.He is married to Ellie and has a daughter, Phoebe.