Leadership At Chase Family Church


Chase Family Church has three elders who between them take overall responsibility for the church. The elders are:-


Martin Higgins

Martin and LizMartin joined the church in1995, he was the National Director of CIB(Christians in Business).  Always keen to start new initiatives at Chase, Sunday Summer Madness, youth celebrations, Sunday evening bible studies.  As a result of 9/11 Martin & Liz felt called to take on the youth work which they named Firestorm.  As part of a prophecy from Dennis De-Grasse they fulfilled Gods call in this work and a revival took place 2001-2008 with hundreds of young people attending church events and many 1st time commitments to Jesus.  In 2009 Martin became an elder of Chase Family Church and in 2012 became full time after 24 years of running his own business in recruitment.  Martin has a passion for the lost and to see people Baptised in the Holy Spirit.  Martin & Liz have four children Laura, Daniel, Rebecca & Claire.  Martin says “there are some questions that can’t be answered by Google”!

Peter Tidey

suzandpetePeter has been part of Chase Family Church since he was born and he became a Christian at a very early age. After growing up within the church’s children’s work and being part of the youth club, he became a youth leader in 2004 and remains involved in leading the young people in the church. After almost five years as a trainee elder, he was commissioned as an elder of Chase Family Church in 2014. Peter has a Law degree and has worked in the private, public and voluntary sector. He fulfils his responsibilities to Chase Family Church on a part time basis, as his full time job is currently as an Executive Assistant in the Methodist Church. Peter has a passion for the Word of God to impact and transform people’s lives.
In September 2017 Peter married Suz, who now is the Support and Development Worker at Chase Family Church - running the Encounter Year Out programme and helping in other areas of Chase Family Church's ministry. 

Ken Swan 

Ken and BardKen spent twenty years in the international food, commodities and agricultural business, buying and selling, before leaving to become Pastor of Chase Family Church in 1980. The church had started in 1968 and Ken and his wife Barbara were founder members. Ken's role as Pastor includes preaching and teaching and he also speaks at conferences. He has travelled extensively in ministry and believes in encouraging the church's responsibility for mission. Ken is also a firm believer in team ministry, having drawn others into leadership very early on in the life of the church. Ken and Barbara have three grown-up children - Jonathan, Simon and Heather and seven grandchildren.  When asked about his free time, Ken said it was an interesting concept he had once heard of.  He also added that he has a keen interest in music, particularly Jazz.  He used to play drums in various bands and over the years he has  continued to cause grief on guitar, pain on piano and sadness on saxophone.

In addition to the elders we have a number of supporting leaders at Chase Family Church, these include:


Peter TideyAs well as being an Elder of the church, Peter also leads the Sunday children's activities.



Jouan FamilyKarl and Anna Jouan lead the youth work at Chase Family Church together.  Karl became a Christian through Firestorm in 2004 and joined Chase shortly after, where he met Anna who was later to become his wife. Karl and Anna have three children - Esther, Elliott and Oliver.

Having both grown up in Firestorm, Karl and Anna have a heart for young people and love to see them grow in their relationship with God and the Holy Spirit, and develop their understanding of God’s Word and the gifts and talents that God has given them. They are also passionate about worshiping God and are involved in the church worship team.

Karl works as an Estimator for a carpentry and joinery sub-contractor, and enjoys running in his spare time . Anna grew up in Chase Family Church, and has a BA in Applied Theology from Regents Theological College.  She currently works as an Admissions Supervisor at UCLH hospital for children and young people, and loves to spend time with others.

You can find more information about youth work at Chase here

Leaders of Small Groups

David and AlisonDavid and Alison Gray have oversight of the House Groups and meet with House Group and other leaders on a regular basis to encourage and help equip them in their role. They have lived in Enfield all their married life, have three grown-up children and have been members at Chase since 1990. David took early retirement in 2010 after a civil service career in policy and administration in Westminster, and was responsible for the refurbishment programme at the Church Centre the following year. Alison worked in learning support at a local horticultural college until 2011, and is now involved with the mums and toddlers group. They have both been involved in small groups for many years and believe they are a crucial part of a healthy and growing church.