Meet our Minister Rev. Andy Melvin ...

I’m married to Debbie and as well as two children (see Debbie’s stuff below) we have a dog called Kipper who is a Jack Russell Terrier, who even has his own Instagram page! I became a Christian at 15 after my sister dragged me along to the local church youth group. I have been a Church Leader now for over twenty years, I am a trustee for a local charity called PARCHE which helps connect elderly people in care homes with their local churches. I am also a Governor of the Haven School. Debbie and I love to work together to help people come to, and then grow in faith in Jesus Christ. I can often be heard saying in church ‘So what!’  which usually refers to what we say and believe in and about Jesus being relevant to our everyday lives. For me the Bible is a life application manual and I love seeing it come alive in our everyday lives.

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I’ve been married to Andy for 34 years and we have two children, Beth (23) and Toby (21).  I became a Christian when I was a teenager through a camp I attended which was arranged by my senior school RE teacher.  Interestingly, this was held not far from here in Robertsbridge.  I am employed part-time as one of two Retail Sales Manager's at the Eastbourne Christian Resource Centre where I can be found most afternoons apart from Wednesdays.  My passion is to see people come to faith helping them to live this out in their ordinary, everyday lives, wherever they are.  I love watching football and am an MK Dons and Eastbourne Borough fan. 

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The Haven Church sits within the Methodist Church governing body which is called the Methodist Connexion.  Under the Connexion is the District, Circuit then local Church.  Each local church (ie The Haven) has what is called the Church Council who are members of the church who are Trustees with overall responsibility to see that the Church is working within its constitution and who represent the views of the membership to the Leadership team. 

The Church Leadership Team

Andy & Debbie Melvin (Senior Leaders), Sharon Cestari (Children & Young People), Richard Evans (Setup & Safeguarding officer ), Andrew Lees (Pastoral), Sue Mottershead (Treasurer).


The Church Leadership Team