Husband and wife Neil and Alison have two children – daughter Cerys who has recently become a student at Nottingham University and son Joseph who is on a gap year with UCCF (Christian Unions) serving the Universities in Sheffield.
The Deakin family are committed to serving the church and helping us live as family, celebrating our rich cultural diversity and building community. The heart of the Deakin family is from Psalm 145v4 “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.”
Neil has had a varied career. Having studied fine art he went on to become a teacher. He moved from education into corporate roles and before taking on a full-time role at Kings Church, initially as Youth Pastor before becoming our Senior Pastor, ran a business providing education consultancy and event technology services.
Alison loves all things science (including blowing things up!) and was until recently a Science Technician at a local High School. Having left that role in 2019 to support Neil in his new role Alison can often be found serving in King’s Coffee House. The passion of the Deakin family is to see the church captivated by the love of Jesus Christ and living lives full of love, power and the spirit. Sharing this love with each other and those around us he expects us to affect every environment and individual we come in contact with. As was the case at the inception of the church (Acts 2: 43-44) “Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common.”