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Senior Leadership Team
Tim Cracknell is our founding Pastor. He has lived all
his life in the area and was taught at primary school
by the Forest legend Dick Bryce. Hence his love
and appreciation for the Forest of Dean. He worked
for 25 years in dairy farming on a family farm whilst
at the same time he developed an itinerary preaching
and Bible teaching ministry as well as being heavily
involved in his local Church, Glebe Chapel in Newent,
Gloucestershire. In March 2005 he and his wife,
Katrina, were commissioned by the leadership of
Glebe Chapel to plant a new Church in Cinderford using
the old Church building in Station Street as their base.
They are supported by C.P.I. and Counties and enjoy the
friendship and fellowship of their sending Church as well
as many other mission minded Churches throughout the UK.
Duncan Murray is our Community Pastor having taken up this role in August 2014. He was formally a Quality Engineer Manager with a multi-national Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, this was a troubleshooting role which took him all over Europe and Turkey. Duncan has been with the church since just prior to its launch and was appointed to the Senior Leadership Team at the beginning of 2011. Duncan is Ministry leader for Celebrate Recovery a 12 Step Christ centred recovery programme for those with Hurts, Hang up and habits. He is also an accredited Debt Coach working in the community on behalf of C.A.P (Christians against Poverty)and also assistant pastor within the church. Duncan is married to Linda who is the children’s and Youth work Team Leader. They have two daughters Rachel and Bethany and two grandchildren.