Meet The Team

James Prentice James Prentice – Lead Pastor.
From an early age James has known the call of God on his life.
In January 2015 he began working for Life Church as Trainee Pastor and two years later in March 2017 become Lead Pastor.

James has a desire to see the church grow in influence locally nationally and even further afield.

He has two children, Isabella and Alfie, and is married to Kelly.
In his spare time, James enjoys walking in the countryside, films, music, reading and sampling real ales. James also likes to watch football with Alfie.

Bill Toynton Bill Toynton – Pastor and a Trustee.
Bill is married to Edna and has been with Life Church since day one. He has a family of 3 children, 6 grandchildren and a great grandson. Bills one big desire is to see all Christians released into a powerful experience of the Holy Spirit. Alongside his leadership duties Bill enjoys involvement in every practical aspect of church; he just loves to be hands on! Away from church Bill likes spending his free time walking with Edna, spending time with his family and the challenge of any kind of practical work.

Jackie McAleavey Jackie McAleavey – Pastor over Pastoral Care in the church is part of the Core Leadership Team and a Trustee.
Jackie plays an important role in overseeing finance, administration and occasionally speaks on Sunday mornings.
Jackie is passionate about the word of God and seeing the Holy Spirit impact the church in a powerful way.
She has three children and ten grandchildren, two of whom are adopted into the family.
Outside of church life, Jackie enjoys dancing, walking, knitting and reading.

Pete Duke Pete Duke – Part of the Core Leadership Team.
Pete is primarily involved with preaching and leading of Sunday gatherings. Pete is also a Life Group leaders and is part of the welcome and media desk teams.
Pete has a particular passion for teaching, helping people unlock the bible and apply it to their lives.
Outside of church life, Pete works in the video games industry managing a department within quality assurance.
Pete has four brothers, is married to Helen and has a son, Seth.
Pete is an avid football fan and follower of Peterborough United. He also enjoys hill walking and sampling craft beers and real ales.

Steve Brett Steve Brett – Part of the Core Leadership Team
Steve is currently a children’s and youth leader within the church, and has a passion to see them grow in the knowledge of their identity in Christ. He became a Christian not long after the Church was planted, and has been involved in most areas of the Church over the years. Outside of Church life, Steve works for the Local Authority, managing staff and volunteers across the county. He is married to Wendy and has three children, Eve, Annie and William. In his spare time he likes walking in the countryside, reading, films, gardening and spending time with his family.

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The above Leadership Team is supported by The Management Team and the Board of Life Church Lincoln, Trustees.