Dave Longman lives in Teignmouth with his wife Lucy and three children, Ethan, Miriam and Micah. Dave has been involved in starting churches and ministries in the past, and feels a strong calling to preach the truth of Jesus both in word and deed, to see people used in the gifts God has given them, and to see people find this amazing Jesus. Dave studied Theology at Moorlands Bible College, and also has a degree in Zoology! In his spare time he likes to go out with his family, start up hair-brained ideas, and get involved in DIY projects which he is unqualified for! It has been said that he is an eternal optimist, and will laugh hysterically when faced with certain danger!
Simon Field joined Mars Hill Church in 2015. He has many years of professional experience in the music business, yet since first giving his life to Jesus, has known God calling him to use his gifting for the Kingdom. Along this journey he has been involved in many Christian musical settings. His passion is to see people grow in deeper relationship with Jesus, to realise their full potential and to embrace the musical gifts God has bestowed on them, to use for His glory. In Simon’s spare time he loves walking, camping, studying music and spending time with friends.
Pastor Dave Longman, currently oversees this ministry.
Children and Youth:
Paul Scott moved from Slough to Teignmouth in 2011 to join the Teenbridge project, working to build bridges between young people in the town and the church. He is one of our Elders, a caring leader, with a heart to see God move amongst young people and our community. Paul has spent a considerable time in youth work and has great experience in setting up events and activities. Paul is married to Carla and they have two children, Grace and Isabel. In his spare time Paul likes to burn up aggression on the rugby pitch!
Position currently vacant
Position currently vacant.
Paul Huntington was born in London and moved to Devon when he was 20. He gave his life to Jesus nearly 17 years ago and from that day to this he has been used by God in many Alpha courses and evangelistic events in the South Devon area. With God's guidance, Paul and his wife, Karen, moved to Mars Hill Church, where he took on the role of Events Manager. Paul is a gifted leader with great vision and is also a real entrepreneur. He runs a very successful Motorbike business in Torquay. His heart is for the lost and his passion is to reach people in this area for Jesus.
PA to Pastor Dave and Church Administrator:
Chrissie Morris joined Mars Hill in 2012 when she and Joel relocated to Teignmouth from Hertfordshire. Brought up in a Christian home, she came to know Jesus in 1959 but continues to learn and grow spiritually! The skills learned during her working life, as a head teacher and later in running her own consultancy business specialising in leadership and management, prepared her for her role at Mars Hill. Chrissie competently ensures that everything runs smoothly within the church.
Pastor Dave oversees the Men’s work at Mars Hill Church with Jon Miller overseeing the activities. Jon loves the adventure of life! He’s had opportunities to explore faith, both in adventure activities and in life. Through these experiences, God has developed his confidence and character and is using him to build others’ confidence in themselves and in Jesus.
Lucy Longman is married to Dave. They have three amazing children, Ethan, Miriam and Micah who enjoy having pyjama days, baking, sitting in front of fires watching a film with popcorn, going to the woods and swimming in the sea. Lucy loves being creative with textiles and so has recently started an upholstery business. Lucy desires that the women of Mars Hill Church find their true identity in Jesus, become united in Him and are encouraged to be fully released into all that God has for them.
Jane Ferns oversees the prayer ministry in the church where we believe that prayer is not optional but a vital part of the church and Christian life. She is seeking God in developing this important ministry.