"Worship is a submissive and reverential response to the self disclosure of God."
Pastor Doug Williams
Is the Senior Pastor at Emmanuel Community Church International, a large and thriving inner city Church. Doug is a well respected and much sought after Christian motivational speaker, with strong teaching gifts and an apostolic calling to leaders. He is a singer/songwriter and worship leader who has played with numerous gospel artistes and singers. "My musical focus now," says Doug, "is all about worship that is truly God-centered. Each church I know has a unique blend of people and preferences, seeing how all that gets expressed in worship is an exciting journey."
Tracey is the SOW Course Director at Emmanuel Community Church International where she has served for over ten years. She is also a graduate of the Ten Thousand Fathers Worship School (Atlanta USA), and has recently obtained a Master of Arts in Worship Degree (Northern Seminary, USA). Her passion for the presence of God is evident and she believes that the invitation to worship God is the highest privilege of humanity. Tracey both trains and mentors worship leaders helping them to strengthen their understanding and practice of worship.
Pastor Anthony graduated from Mattersey Hall Bible College in 1992 and began his first Pastorate in Hackney, where he served alongside Pastor John Butcher. He quickly developed a passion and gifting for teaching, and especially that in regards to discipleship and spiritual formation. He joined ECCi in early 2001 and is now the Senior Associate Pastor. Anthony has a lifelong passion to see the body of Christ grow in its hunger for biblical literacy and the authority of Scripture over our belief and behaviour. He is married to Tracy and has 3 beautiful Christian daughters.
Dr John Andrews
Dr John has been in full-time Church leadership since 1987. Though called to the UK, John has ministered in over 30 nations of the world. As a leader, teacher and author John has a passion to equip and inspire leaders as well as empower followers of Jesus into effective lifestyle and service.
Dotha is a Graduate of Spurgeon's College, achieving a Masters in Christian Doctrine after successfully completing her Bachelor's Degree there. She is also a graduate of the Jamaica School of Music, where she studied, played and taught drums and other percussion instruments. Over the years Dotha has been Minister of Music and has been a worship leader at various conferences; she led many worship seminars and was choir director of a 100-voice choir for ten years.
Samantha is the leader of the worship team at Emmanuel Community Church International. A worship leader and musician herself, Samantha has a strong prophetic gifting and combined with her skills as a teacher, she has a clear ability to teach others how to maximise the use of scriptures in their personal devotional lives and beyond.
Pastor Nick Hughes
Nick is married to Debbie and together they have three children. Born and raised in West London, Nick has been in active ministry for more than 35 years, serving as Youth Pastor in Hounslow and then as Associate Pastor at Bethel – London’s Riverside Church in Dagenham, and now as Senior Pastor at Emmanuel Church in Lee, SE London. Praise and Worship has always been a strong theme in Nick’s life and throughout his ministry he has led worship teams, developed and trained others and more recently has begun to teach extensively on this important area of Christian practice.
Jackie Pathay has been the Administrator at Emmanuel Community Church International for 23 years and the SOW Administrator for 5 years. A regular speaker at our Sunday services, Jackie loves to study the Word of God and to deliver Biblical truths in an easy to understand and inspiring way. Jackie also runs Kintsugi mental, emotional and social wellbeing groups at our church.
Is a a Lecturer on the Music and Theology degree program at the London School of Theology. She is a singer/songwriter, mentor, vocal coach, choir director and an encourager. Geraldine has made 4 solo albums with Kingsway/Integrity Music and contributed to more than a few ‘live worship’ albums. Popular songs include: ‘Lord you hear the cry’ [Lord have mercy] ‘Dance’, ‘You’re King and you reign’ and ‘Lord I come’.
Yolanda Antonio has been a worship leader for the past 20 years and currently leads worship at her local church, Emmanuel Community Church International, where Pastor Doug Williams Is the Senior pastor. She is involved in the vocal contribution of the team whose aim is to bring up the quality and atmosphere of worship so that the congregation through song, can experience worship full of vividness and power.
Jake Isaac is worship Leader and singer/songwriter from South London. Jake has written ‘Greater than it all’, ‘Love song For a city’ (Martin Smith) ‘As in heaven’ (Graham Kendrick) & Final Say (Lou Fellingham). He has also previously written/produced/music directed for artists; Gabrielle, Blue, Miss Dynamite, Floetry & Duffy. As a singer/songwriter Jake has supported/worked with Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Angus & Julia Stone and Elton John. Jake loves Jesus, cheesecake & family.