Our Team

Hackney Church is led by Al & Liv Gordon, who are passionate about seeing people live impactful, creative lives that bring hope to the city.

Al & Liv served on the leadership team of HTB for ten years, where Al co-founded Worship Central, pioneered multisite church, and produced the Alpha Film Series. Al is a trustee of Alpha International and Charity: Water. Liv is an architect, and together they are raising three young children in Hackney.

Hackney Church has a big volunteer team, supported by a small staff team. We’re always looking for brilliant people to join our team. If you’d like to explore working here, click below.

Staff Leadership

  • Al & Liv Gordon
    Rector of Hackney

  • Mark & Jenna Nelson
    Pastoral Director

  • Tosin Oladipo
    Outreach Director

  • Jacquie Driver
    Chief Operating Officer

  • Caz Brand
    Worship Pastor

  • Nate Hayes
    Creative Pastor

  • Chelsea Hayes
    Creative Pastor

  • Kerry Walker
    Young Life Pastor

Trustee Leadership

  • John Parmiter

  • Anntoinette Bramble

  • Sam Lawson Johnston

Ordinands & Lay Ministers

  • Naomi Maxwell

  • John Roe
    Lay Minister

  • Vera Preedy
    Lay Minister

  • St Luke at Hackney PCC

    Vera Preedy – Lay Vice Chair

    John Roe

    John Fyson

    Richard Walters

    Nerine O’Connor

    Miriam Gallacher

    Fisayo Sonuga

    Mike Woods

    Gill Roe

    Norman Hazell

    Lorraine Foster

    Chidi Ukeje


  • St John at Hackney PCC

    Anntoinette Bramble – Churchwarden

    John Parmiter – Churchwarden

    Peter Ottino – Lay Vice Chair

    Ruth Best – Secretary

    Sam Lawson Johnston – Treasurer

    Tim Last

    John Geach

    Patricia Amponsah

    Martyn Bearfoot

    Cherie Vincent

    Andrew Bedford

    Patsy Musgrave

    Christopher Nikurawu

    Jackie Parmiter

    Linda Harris

    Toby Thomas

    Ann Nainan

    Graeme Nicol

    Dave Lochhead

    Michelle Fontaine

    Jen Jamie

    Yewande Adisa