Senior Pastor / Elder
Pete Greig is the increasingly bewildered founder of 24-7Prayer, an international, interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice which has been praying night-and-day for more than twenty years, and has reached more than half the nations on earth. He and his wife Sammy serve as Senior Pastors of Emmaus Rd, a church with congregations in Guildford, Woking and Aldershot, England, and split their time between a barge on the River Wey, south of London, and an island off the coast where they host and mentor leaders.
Senior Pastor / Elder
Sammy became a Christian just up the road from Guildford at the age of seventeen. Working together in team ministry since they were first married more than 20 years ago, Sammy & Pete have planted two churches. With a background in business, Sammy is a proud mum to two teenage boys, and can often be found reading highbrow books in quiet corners of local coffee shops. Less impressively, she admits to having watched the Bridget Jones movie more than thirty times, and to having once been lead singer in a pub covers band.
Executive & Guildford Pastor / Elder
Adam serves as the Executive Pastor of Emmaus Rd, as well as leading our Guildford congregation with his wife Hannah. A graduate from Southampton University, Adam continued his training at Bethel Church in California and is now working on his Master’s Degree in Kingdom Theology through Westminster Theological Centre. Adam & Hannah are the proud parents of two young children, Thea and Noah.
Guildford Pastor / Elder
Hannah leads our Guildford congregation with her husband Adam and she is also part of our Eldership. Originally from Northern Ireland, Hannah studied systematic theology in St Andrews, Scotland under NT Wright and has recently completed her Master’s in theology at Oxford University. Hannah & Adam are the proud parents of Thea & Noah.
Josh is married to Em, and together they lead Emmaus Rd Woking. They two sons called Jackson and Jonas. Josh was the Associate Minister at an Anglican Church just outside Southampton for nearly three years before relocating to Woking. He has degree from Oxford (Brookes) and has completed one year at Bethel School of Ministry, he has also completed studying for a Diploma in Kingdom Theology at Westminster Theological Collage. Josh is passionate about seeing people walking in freedom and living life to the full.
Em is an amazing mum to Jackson (4) and leads Emmaus Rd Woking with her husband Josh. She is currently the Operations Manager for a charity in Southampton which works to support women in prostitution. Em is passionate about people, and seeing them step into their destinies.
Matt is a keen runner, mountain biker and formula one fan, and is the Pastor of Emmaus Rd Aldershot along with his wife Paz. Originally from Southampton, he studied youth & community work with applied theology before moving to Guildford to join the team in 2013. Matt is married to Paz who he met in Spain whilst at a 24-7 Prayer gathering. He is passionate about seeing people realise their potential and get to know Jesus.
Director of Pastoral Care
Bill is married to Nici and they have three sons. Before joining Emmaus Rd he worked as a curate under Bishop Sandy Millar and was involved in planting a church in inner city London. This was followed by five years serving on the leadership team at HTB where he founded the Furnace, a community of intercessors committed to fulfilling the vision of non stop prayer in HTB’s 24-7 Prayer room, which he oversaw for two and a half years. He is passionate about people encountering the presence of God. And Fulham FC! Bill loves good stories.
Associate Guildford Pastor & Regional Lead / Director of Worship
Peter first arrived in Guildford from Northern Ireland in 2011 to study at the Academy of Contemporary Music. A world-class musician, he has toured and recorded with many great worship artists. It was whilst touring in Canada that he met Andrea, to whom he is now married, and they have two young children, Willow and Xander. Peter is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Kingdom Theology through Westminster Theological Centre.
Head of Find Family
Andrea was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and lived there until she married Peter in 2015. They have since had 2 amazing kids, Willow and Xander. Andrea loves being a mum and you’ll usually see her dancing with her kids along with the kids team at the start of the Guildford morning service each week! Andrea’s role at Emmaus is primarily about connecting everyone right into the heart of our church family, whichever congregation you attend.
Director of Spiritual Formation
Jill is married to Kirk and they have one daughter. Before coming to Emmaus, Jill was the Abbess of a 24-7 New Monastic Community in Canada for 17 Years. Jill is the Global Convenor of the Order of the Mustard Seed, a lay ecumenical religious order. She now leads the Seed Community, a 24-7 House of Prayer at Waverley Abbey. Jill is a trained spiritual director and a writer. Jill loves solitary walks in nature, and is passionate about helping others be awake and responsive to the presence and the activity of God in their lives.
Natalie was born and raised in London. She is a graduate from Nottingham Trent University and moved to Guildford in August 2015 after getting married to Robert. Natalie loves beautiful stationery, bright fashion, her Ghanaian heritage, different expressions of Christian Music and creating spaces for people to encounter Jesus. She’s also passionate about seeing unity within UK churches, as well as deep healing and reconciliation in the area of racial justice and she heads up the Unique & United UK Team. Natalie also features on the 24-7 Prayer “Be Still” Course.
Head of Social Transformation
Erik and his wife Rebecca have lived in the area for over 25 years. With a dedication to seeing God’s people demonstrate God’s love in tangible ways, they have kick-started lots of crazy ventures and projects. This includes founding The Lighthouse – a huge derelict building in Woking now turned into a vibrant hub that cultivates community transformation through various innovative projects. On days off, Erik can be found with a book in the corner of a good coffee shop, in second hand record stores, or in his garden constructing things out of recycled timber.
Head of Social Transformation
With a passion for transformation and justice, Rebecca has spent more than a decade working alongside individuals as a coach for personal transformation, and has over 25 years’ experience in missional transformation, including church planting, and pioneering Christ-centred social action. Rebecca is happiest when she is designing and creating beautiful and safe spaces where people can relax and flourish. She loves spending time with her 3 sons, and exploring new cities with her husband Erik.
Director of Under 18's / Guildford Evening Pastor
Joel is originally from Dagenham in East London but spent a lot of time in Southwest London while in his 20’s. Joel has been working with young people for over a decade and has a degree in youth work and theology. He loves movies, music, video games, FOOD, American sport, (particularly the NFL .. Go Falcons) and is passionate about discipleship and helping young people live their lives to the full! He’s married to Tandia and has a son named Arlo. Tandia and Joel met at Uni doing the same course, she did better than Joel :-).
Guildford Evening Pastor
Tandia is 24-7 Prayer’s Director of Events. Tandia lives in Surrey with her husband Joel and their son Arlo. She has a passion for the outdoors and serving young people.
Woking Associate Pastor
Mike and his wife Abi are part of the Emmaus Woking congregation where he serves as the Associate Pastor. Whilst working as a personal trainer in Southampton in 2014, Mike realised that his passions lay in helping people live wholeheartedly for Jesus. This realisation led him to study for three years at Bethel Church and then to join the pastoral team at Emmaus Rd. You might see him around in specialty coffee shops with friends or a book in hand, adventuring around the beautiful Surrey countryside, or playing golf at one of the local clubs.
Head of Kids
Sam grew up in the North-East of Scotland before moving to Guildford for the 24-7 Prayer Vision Course in 2017. At the conclusion of the course Sam took on the role of Youth & Kid’s Intern and now works as our Regional Kid’s Pastor. Sam is passionate about creating a safe place for kids to have fun and learn about what it means to live life to the fullest. He loves chocolate ice-cream, afternoon naps and a Sunday roast!
Student Pastor & Head of Alpha
Holly Back has been part of Emmaus Road since 2015. After coming to Christ at the age of 22, she began serving on the Alpha team. She now heads up Alpha and co-leads the Student Ministry.
Robbie Back has been a part of Emmaus Road since 2015. Robbie served at Alpha between 2016 and 2018. Previously working in music, Robbie now co-leads the Student Ministry.
Izwe grew up in South Africa and lives with his wife and daughters in Guildford, where they lead one of our Collectives. Izwe is passionate about prayer, worship, intercession, …and horticulture!
Anne lives in Guildford with her husband, Izwe, and their two daughters.
David is married to Louise and they have four children: Grace, Theo, Hope, and Beata. He has served with Elam for over two decades and was appointed Executive Director in 2014. Born in Iran, David’s family has been serving the Iranian church for three generations. He co-wrote Iran 30, an informational prayer guide translated into seven languages. He is a national and international speaker and has appeared on Christian radio and television programs advocating for the persecuted church.
Louise is married to David and they have four children: Grace, Theo, Hope, and Beata. Louise serves on our team of Elders and is heavily involved in the prayer community at Emmaus Rd.
Folake is a chartered architect and holds a PhD in architecture from the University College London. She works in private practice in Godalming and a part-time lecturer at the South Bank University Architecture School. Born in Leeds in a Christian family, grew up in Nigeria, she made a commitment to Jesus at the age of 18. She is passionate about Bible Study, and currently serves as a Substitute Teaching Leader at the Guildford Women’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF).
Chris has an engineering and projects background with a 40-year career in the oil and gas business. He and his wife Denise are authors and speakers, and they lead one of our Collectives. They have three children and two grandchildren. Chris is a thankful endurance para-athlete.
Rachel Bower works in Marketing and Communications. She is married to Tim and they have two daughters. We love having her on the team because she has an amazing ‘can-do’ attitude, is good fun and was formerly a trustee of another church in London so she really knows what she’s doing! If you have any questions about the governance of Emmaus Rd you can send us an email and we’ll send it onto her.
Pete is the Team Leader of Emmaus Rd and the International Director of 24-7 Prayer. Married to Sammy with two grown-up sons, he is always bringing new vision to the team, and calling us back to prayer.
Ian Nicholson is a Director of Woking Football Club, Chair of the Matrix Trust and European Director for 24-7 Prayer. Married to Jackie, with three grown-up kids, Ian became a Christian in the Sixth Form at the Royal Grammar School, and has lived in Guildford ever since.
Clive Mathew currently chairs Tearfund USA, the Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives (Geneva) and the Church of England Pensions Board. After a long international career with Shell he has helped many charities to grow and flourish. Married to Ann, they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Mark is a former partner of KPMG and Ernst & Young, and now enjoys a portfolio career, including acting as a Director of a social impact fund in West Africa and financing large scale renewables projects in the developing world. He is married to Charlotte with three teenage children,
Mike has a background in marketing, operations and sales within the technology, broadcasting, and sport industries. He plays tennis for Woking Tennis Club, is a keen runner, loves watching sport/movies and spending time with his 2 young nephews.