Our Leadership Team

Our Dream Team!

David (Senior Pastor) and Lynette Tarr

Pastor David has recently been appointed as our senior pastor here at Life Church Epping (October 2020). He did his ministerial training and obtained his Master’s degree in Theology at Regents Theological College. David has a powerful testimony of God's grace over his life. Previously, he served as the Associate Pastor at Westcliff Elim church and for the last 15 years has been working as the Outreach Director of the ministry of Teen Challenge-London. David is supported by his wife Lynette who loves women’s ministry, prayer and is a gifted speaker and exhorter. 

David likes running, cycling, swimming and yachting all of which he does badly! 

'We feel very honoured to serve the church in this capacity and are expectant and excited to see God move in this new season of our lives.'

David Smith (Elder/Treasurer)

David has been our Finance Director for the last 15 years and uses his vast experience as Chartered Financial Planner to keep a firm steer on the finances of the Church. He is married to Brenda who is the Church Gift Aid Secretary and their joint service is an inspiration to the Church.

David was a qualified football referee for over 50 years!  He now enjoys golf and dog walking as well as spending time with his family.

John McCredie (Elder)

John is one of our longest serving members of the church, coming to faith through Elim Epping's first pastor, Brian Richardson. He brings to our leadership a wisdom, patience and gentle spirit that are synonymous with his character. He is married to Cherry who serves as one of our children's ministry coordinators.

John enjoys walking in Scotland, watercolour painting and ancient history.

Linda Stringer (Deacon)

Linda is a long serving and dedicated member of our Church. She is known for her great ‘calming abilities’ and her heart for children’s work. Linda is one of the coordinators of our children’s work. She also maintains the links to our chosen children’s charities. This includes her work with Fountain of Peace (FOP) for which she has been out to Uganda to help on various projects and climbed Mt. Snowdon to raise funds!

Linda likes walking, travelling, crafts and reading.

Chris Skippers (Church Support Worker)

Chris was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and has a wonderful pastoral heart. Chris regularly speaks and leads our Sunday services. Chris coordinates our Alpha courses, undertakes pastoral visits and organises our hospitality events including ‘bring and share’s, The Lord and has blessed Chris with a beautiful wife, Belinda who he calls the ‘the rock of the family’ and together have been blessed with a son.

Chris is an avid cricket fan.