Sam is married to Liz and they have two young children. He grew up in the West End of Newcastle and came to faith in his mid twenties. He subsequently left his career in software to establish and lead Street Pastors in Newcastle City Centre for seven years before accepting the invitation to give leadership to The Gateway Church. He enjoys helping people understand God's Word and is passionate about the church being a loving spiritual family, where all can find a supportive place to explore what it means to follow Jesus Christ. His role is focussed on chairing our team of elders who together provide spiritual direction and support for our church community, including our ministry leaders.