We are a community of people who love Jesus and want to share His transforming love in Hemel, the UK and through our connections across the world.

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Lead Pastors

David & Caroline Young

We have been part of the church family for over 30 years. Over this time we have been involved in many areas of the church life and then became the Lead Pastors in 2012.

We place a high value on relationships and seeing Jesus transform lives. We are passionate about community transformation through local and overseas connections. We value coming alongside people, releasing them in their God-given callings and seeing their ministries grow.

We have 4 amazing children and Poppy – the family dog! We love family time and play a mean game of scrabble. We enjoy long walks, sunshine, good food and lots of laughs!

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Leadership Team


Michael & Bethany Downing

"We are passionate about families, actively loving and accepting others the way that Jesus did and worship is very close to our hearts. Bethany is a book addict and you will often find Michael perusing the Right Move app for properties and doer uppers - he's a dreamer!"


Derek & Penny Oliver

"We are passionate for everyone to intimately connect with the heart of God and feel His love. We also enjoy walks in creation (especially spotting birdlife) reading and sharing our meal table."

David & Caroline Young

"We are passionate about community transformation through local and overseas connections, and seeing Jesus transform lives! We love family time and play a mean game of scrabble"

Lead Pastors


Sarah Bennett

"I have a heart to see God's unconditional love transforming a community one individual at a time. I enjoy walking, my allotment and baking"


Jemma Young

"I am passionate about giving Jesus the worship and the glory He deserves. I also love good food, good company, long walks and a good TV series"

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What We Value

We Love Jesus.

Everything starts with knowing that we are loved by God, our Heavenly Father. His love and salvation for us are perfectly and clearly revealed in Jesus Christ. His heart is for everyone to know Him. Our response to His free gift of love is to receive Him into our lives and love Him with all of hearts. As we connect with His heart, we start a relationship with Him that flourishes and grows, through faith and in community with God’s family. Out of our love, we worship Him, we pray, we cherish His words, we seek to serve Him and be led by Him.

We Love Family.

We love our church family. Our heart is to be friendly, inclusive and compassionate, valuing and encouraging one another as we share life together. Our desire is to encourage everyone to get involved in church life. As a church family we value and celebrate every individual and their unique gifts and talents. We encourage and support one another, providing mentoring and teaching to help every individual realise their God given potential.

We Love Community.

We love Hemel and want to share the transforming love of Jesus with our town. We value and celebrate the great things that are happening in our community. Our heart is to serve our community especially those affected by poverty or who are marginalised. We want to be outward facing, involved in and influencing what takes place in our town. As a church family we are actively involved in supporting many great community projects that serve our town, including the CAP Debt Centre, Liberty Tea Rooms, Dacorum Street Pastors, DENS Foodbank, and Cornergate Foundation.

Ministry Partnership


Harvest Alliance

We are members of Harvest Alliance, which was birthed in revival from the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that has been sweeping the nations.


Harvest Alliance is a relational and apostolic family of local churches and ministries from many nations. We embrace and share the Harvest Alliance “FIRE” Values.

The Bigger Picture.

Father’s love revealed through the Lord Jesus Christ

Intimacy, presence, and hearing God’s voice

Restoration of the heart/soul

Extending the Kingdom through the equipping, empowering and anointing of the Holy Spirit

What We Believe

Jesus Christ is the bedrock of our faith and the truth that we believe is revealed in Him.


As longstanding members of the Evangelical Alliance, we fully embrace their Basis of Faith.