We believe that whomever you are or whatever you do,
God can use you.
NIGEL AND NICKY LANGFORD
Over a period of time God spoke to Nigel and Nicky about planting a church into North East London. In January 2014 it seemed to pick up pace and over the next six months God spoke really clearly on a number of occasions. One night in January 2014 Nigel was looking at Google maps and found Woodford zooming out at him. It had been a long day but still this was quite impacting. Just a few weeks later when watching the TV they were asking God about whether Woodford was the right area and later that day there was a tube strike and the reporter was stationed at South Woodford underground station. It started to feel more than a coincidence...
September 13th 2014 Nigel and Nicky were travelling on the central line into London. As they chatted and wondered if God was really leading them to Woodford they noticed that the tube station for Woodford on the map was huge!
It continued this way and so Nigel & Nicky went to the Senior Leaders of their church in Chelmsford and shared their hearts. It resonated and so they intentionally moved toward being sent. In April 2015 and over the summer period a team of people along with the Langford’s moved up to South Woodford starting the first HUB in their lounge. In October 2015 Hub Church was commissioned to begin as a church plant.
As time is elapsing more and more HUBs are starting and that is how we see the church growing into whatever plans and purposes God has for us in the London area. We are convinced that when people meet Jesus the course of their lives and the course of history can and will change.
DIRECTORS OF HUB
Wayne Bishop has worked in the financial sector from both London and Frankfurt for 28 years and is CEO of an Asset Management company in the City. He has also been a treasurer at a large church that owned 2 buildings for 5 years. Outside of the city and Hub Church he is also a director of Skylark Church Chelmsford, a crisis pregnancy charity and an anti-trafficking charity.
Gill Hampton works on the Nursing Team at a busy Health Centre in Loughton and is also on the Governance
team heading up Infection Control and Care Quality Commission Compliance, making sure that the practice is
safe and efficient. She heads up the Prayer Ministry Teams and Women’s Ministry at All Saints Woodford Wells and mentors’ leaders.
Nick Boxall has worked for 4 years at COLT looking after one of their biggest clients, Bloomberg. Prior to that
he worked for 13 years in the Finance sector for Barclays. Nick has been the finance manager for Hub Church
since it’s foundation and has also been the finance manager for Christian Growth International. He has also held a voluntary treasury role in a number of churches within Skylark network.
Rob Saggs is the Senior Church leader with his wife in CGC Maldon and the CEO of Chess Homeless. Chess
(Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme) Homeless charity works with homeless individuals to help them back into more permanent accommodation. It houses 32 people over 6 properties, conducts outreach and has a social enterprise attached to it.
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Booker T. Washington