Community Church believes in team leadership, so is led by a team of elders
who oversee all of our sites.



David Bareham

David Bareham
David is married to Anita and has 3 grown up children.

David was part of the original team that planted the church in 1996, and has been in leadership ever since. His passion is to see many people saved and become disciples of Jesus so that there will be transformation in our communities, the kingdom will advance, and the church will grow. David also oversees the South Essex Cluster for Relational Mission.



Malcolm Sullivan

Malcolm Sullivan

Malcolm joined the church in September 2002 having served in Assemblies of God churches in Dagenham and Grays previously.  His wife, Sandra, serves alongside him and also heads up the Piglets Parent and Toddler group and administers the church 10% fund.  They have 2 grown children. Their son lives locally and serves in Gateway Peoples Centre, Stanford.  Their daughter lives on Exmoor with their son-in-law and two grandchildren and serves as Children's work coordinator in a church in Dulverton.

Malcolm helps to keep the Elders in line by recording their meetings and following up on Action Points from them. Malcolm is part of the preaching team, has oversight of prayer within the church and also pastoral matters.  Malcolm and his wife also help to lead the Basildon site of Community Church.

Malcolm's passion is to disciple people so they reach their full potential in God, raising up the next generation of leaders.


 Tope Olukemi

Tope Olukemi
Tope is married to Ade and they have three sons. Tope oversees our new plant in South Ockendon






 Tolu Falase


Tolu is married to Folake and they have a son and 2 daughters. Tolu joined the church in 2012 and has served on the youth and prayer ministries since becoming a member. Tolu has a passion for discipleship, teaching and physical fitness. He also collects inspirational quotes.

Tolu works 3 days a week for the Church and his most recent career was in IT.


Joseph Danquah

JosephJoseph is married to Elizabeth and they oversee our Chadwell site.






Carlton Walters

Carlton is married to Gloria.
Carlton is based at our Chafford site.






Dean Baker

Dean oversees our Basildon site along with Malcolm






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