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.

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.

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.