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Funso Ade-Davis

Senior Business & Finance Manager

Married to Anu

Funso's favourite food is oxtail soup. He is a Manchester United fan and his favourite Bible verse is Psalm 63.8

About us


We are a contemporary expression of church on the east side of London, serving the Dagenham community and beyond since 1927!

We are intentionally multigenerational and intercultural with over 40 nationalities calling our church family home. Whether you are visiting, wanting to find out more or looking for a local church, a warm welcome awaits you.


Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) are responsible for providing direction, spiritual oversight and cultivating a healthy church environment. They are assisted by the wider Leadership Team members in areas of planning and ministry

Married to Sarah

Gowan Wheeler

Lead Pastor & SLT

Married to Dilly

Martin Overare


Married to Sandra

Martin Smith

Associate Pastor & SLT

Married to Sheree

Reg Awoliyi

Associate Pastor & SLT

Married to Toluwa

Abby Dada

community Pastor

Married to Anu
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Funso Ade-Davis

Senior Business &

Finance Manager



In addition, our Board of Directors is responsible for financial governance and management, legalities, safeguarding and health and safety.

We are affiliated to AOG GB

 We are a member of the Evangelical alliance 

We are a link church to Emmanuel Christian School

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Funso Ade-Davis

Senior Business & Finance Manager

Married to Anu
Funso's favourite food is oxtail soup. He is a Manchester United
fan and his favourite Bible verse is Psalm 63.8

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Abby Dada

Community Pastor

Married to Toluwa

Abby's favourite dessert is a chocolate brownie ice-cream sundae, she loves watching 'This is Us' and her favourite Bible verse is Psalm 5:3.


We Believe

The entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our faith and conduct and it is applicable to our everyday lives.

In one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Saviour of the world.

Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. We believe Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.

Water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues and in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

In the regular taking of Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross.

Every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God's Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.

As children of God, we are overcomers and more than conquerors and God intends for each of us to experience the abundant life He has in store for us.

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