Greg Strain

Senior Pastor

Greg practised as a Doctor before training for Christian ministry. Having been an assistant minister in a church in Wolverhampton, Greg has been at Spicer Street since 1999 and has been Senior Pastor since 2003. He is married to Harriet and they have four children. He loves walking and fishing in his native west Cumbria, watching sports and reading.

Phil Vance

Assistant Pastor

Before going to theological college and moving to St Albans in 2018, Phil taught modern languages and served as a student worker at a church in London. He is married to Louise and they have two young children.

Rebecca Broomhead

Women's Worker

Rebecca has worked as Primary school teacher both in this country and abroad. She works full time amongst the women within Spicer Street Church.

Dan Hook

Assistant Pastor, Youth

Dan practised as a Chartered Surveyor prior to his theological training and has been on the team since 2001. He is married to Yvonne and they have four children.

Judith Keane

Youth Worker

Judith studied at Durham University and then stayed for three years after graduating, being trained at a church there and working with students. She now works with youth and children at Spicer Street, including leading Friday Club and meeting up with some of the teenage girls.

Amanda Jefferies & Chris Upton

Safeguarding Officers

Safeguarding is a priority here. We are committed to creating safer places by following statutory guidelines on good working practice. Chris Upton is our safeguarding lead and Amanda Jefferies our deputy. A copy of our safeguarding policy is available on request. In an emergency, call the police, or for independent advice call thirtyone:eight on 0303 003 11 11.

Angela Peach and Wendy Upton


Angela & Wendy work in the church office.

David & Joanna Shaw

Sunday School Leader (9.30am)

David & Joanna head up the Sunday School team for the 9.30am service.

Claire Barnard

Sunday School Leader (11.15am)

Claire heads up the Sunday School team for the 11.15am service.