Mark & Claire Barford


God called Mark and Claire to church leadership in Basildon in 2001. Their desire is to build a church that is full of love and the power of God, a place where people can discover Jesus and serve Him and the community in which they live.

Charles & Becky Keith

Associate Pastors

Charles and Becky have been dedicated to working with young people for over 20 years. Having both served separately in their home churches for many years as youth pastors. They then married in 2011 and joined together to lead EPYC, our youth program at Swan Mead. Charles and Becky are passionate about empowering young people to raise up and be influencers in their generation and beyond.

Paul Edwards


Paul felt a calling on his life from around 15 years old. After school he spent 2 years studying part-time at Christian Life College in London. He currently runs 2 businesses while helping to build the Church at Swan Mead, with particular responsibility for technology (PA, stage lights etc.), as well as preaching and running the men’s teaching group.

Blake Gadd

Associate Youth Pastor