About Life Church

In a nutshell

We are a Bible-believing Pentecostal church and part of the Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance.

There is much more to Life Church than just meeting together on a Sunday! Throughout the week we have a programme of activities for young and old alike. Have a look at the Ministries page to discover more about our regular activities.

If you have been coming for a while, why not get involved with one of our Life Groups?

Meet The Team


Phil Hannam, Senior Minister

Phil has special responsibility for pastoral care and Life Groups. He is a gifted speaker, and his interests usually involve eating!


Ben Gardiner

Ben supports youth ministry within the church and across the city. He is infectiously enthusiastic, and a gifted musician.


Tony Tween, Pastor to seniors

Tony Tween has a heart for envangelism and has years of experience. He also serves on the Estuary group of Elim Churches in Ashingdon, Rayleigh and Southend.


Sacrificial Living

We are not here to serve our own purposes but to live our lives in a way that gives out willingly to those around us. We are a people of conviction not of convenience!


Extending the Kingdom

We are a missional church who believe in the power of the message of Jesus to change lives. We seek to reach out with this message of hope locally and internationally.


Relationships with God and to each other

We seek to grow in our love for God and show that love to all around us, within the church and the city.


Vibrant in worship!

We are a Pentecostal church and unashamedly praise God with all our being.


Empowering people

We believe in the command of Jesus to make disciples. We focus on helping every believer grow in maturity and service of God.