Learn about our Team and Culture

At Pioneer Engage Church, we are not religious (coded language and wierd in-church behaviour) nor irreligious (low respect for Christian Scripture and other  Christians). As non-religious, we are as normal in gathered settings as we are in the rest of life, fun to be around, and theologically /practically evangelical / charismatic.

Gerald Coates

Gerald Coates

Team Leader

Gerald founded the Pioneer Network of Churches in the UK and overseas and is a well known author, speaker and broadcaster. He recently released his 10th book ‘Sexual Healing – Identity, Calling, Sexuality’ which can be found on Amazon, Kindle and in Christian Bookshops. More recently a biography has been written of his life and work by Ralph Turner. ‘Gerald Coates - Pioneer’. Available on Amazon and good bookshops.

Anona Coates

Anona Coates

Team Leader

Anona is a speaker and author. She published her autobiography ‘I wish I was,’ and her passion is evangelism. Gerald and Anona have three grown up sons and are proud grandparents of four grand children.

Rachel Hopper

Rachel Hopper

Leader

Rachel moved to Leatherhead February 2013 and joined the team in early 2014. She is responsible for "Hope in Leatherhead", Youth Alpha, and other evangelistic innitiatives in the town. Rachel has a passion to see restoration in the family, and for people to understand their identity in Christ through the love of our Heavenly Father, and enjoy the freedom that comes with that knowledge and truth.
She enjoys photography, travel and is also an avid coffee drinker.

Gary and Joyce Jenkins

Gary and Joyce Jenkins

Leaders

Gary & Joyce have been involved in church leadership of various kinds for the last 20 years. They have been at Engage since 2009. “It’s a privilege to be here.” Gary works part time as a management consultant and Joyce is a retired teacher. They very much work as a team. They have a vision of seeing society transformed by the gospel through supernatural signs & wonders…”on earth as in heaven”. Their mission – GO! – preach the Kingdom – heal the sick & cast out demons – make disciples of all nations…..just like that! They have two amazing sons who are both serving in local churches and two lovely daughters in law. They also have three wonderful grandsons.

Malcolm Pymm

Malcolm Pymm

Treasurer

Malcolm is married to Barbara and has 4 grown up children. He became church treasurer in 2013, and co-leads a cell group in his home.
Recently retired, Malcolm worked for Deloitte writing financial software. His hobbies include photography and time trialling with Epsom cycling club.

Advisors

John Noble

John Noble

Advisor

John Noble, together with his wife Christine, lead ‘spiritconnect’, a network of churches within Pioneer. He was chair of the National Charismatic Leaders Conference for 24 years and travels in ministry internationally and in the UK. He has written several books, the most recent being ‘The Shaking’. He has a passion to see Christians from all streams and denominations working together locally and in mission.