Meet the Team

The Leadership Team of Grace Church

About Grace Church Waterloo Leaders

The Grace Church Waterloo Leadership Team are responsible for leading the church, helping people grow spiritually in Christ and to live out their daily walk with him.  The also oversee the fellowship, enabling everyone to use the gifts that God has given them and helping to disciple them and so they are active members of the body of Christ.  They also guard the doctrine of the church and ensure that the teaching is Biblical, instructive, edifying and up-building for the church.  They also ensure that the Gospel is proclaimed in a wider context so that those who are not yet Christian believers, have the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and his power to save.

Grace Church Steve Utley

Steve Utley

Steve leads the team at Grace Church.  He was ordained into pastoral ministry in 2000 after training at Moorlands College following his career in the RAF.  His passion is to spend time with people and help them understand the Bible and who God truly is.

Steve plays guitar and other stringed instruments and tries to find time to pursue his aspiration to be sea-angler.  He is married to Fiona who is teacher at a local middle-school.  They have two children, Melody and Elijah,  who are currently pursuing careers in television and cheffing respectively.

Al Pike

Al is passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus with young and old alike. He has worked in full-time youth ministry in the South West with various churches. At Grace Church, Al helps run our courses and family events.

During the day, Al is a secondary-school science teacher at a large Bournemouth academy.

He is married to Sali and they have four children, Jasmine, Malachi, Bessie-Rose and Jonah.  They all enjoy keeping fit, particularly their runs around Poole Park at the weekend.

Michael Nash

Mick and Pam been involved in church planting and leadership for many years.  He helped plant a church in his native midlands and was in eldership there for a good number of years. 

After retirement he and his wife Pam relocated to Dorset to help support Grace Church as it relocated to the Waterloo Estate. Mick is part of the preaching team and heads up the team that ministers to Forest Holme nursing home each month.

Pam serves in the music team and heads up the catering team for Grace Church.