Our Pastor — Richard Amies 



Richard served Emmanuel as the Assistant Pastor for Youth from March 2010 and became the Pastor in June 2014. Married to Shirley, they have four children, and have been members of Emmanuel Church since 2004. 

Richard has previously been a youth worker for a local charity and worked as an evangelist for a para-church organisation and pastor of a church in Suffolk. His varied career has included engineering, property management and working in a potato factory. Richard has a B.A in theology and his conviction is that the good news of Jesus Christ unlocks the potential of young people in a life changing way that is not only transforming for them as individuals but also for society. His perfect day off would start with a walk by the sea and end with eating apple pie and custard whilst watching football on the T.V.