Meet the Team

We believe that Christ has put significant leadership authority in the hands of the pastors and the pastoral team. We aim to exercise that authority with humility, selflessness, grace, to be ‘shepherds for the sheep’, and to build up the Body of Christ.

(Romans 12:9-10)

Leadership & Team

Vineyard Churches
UK & Ireland

Gateway Vineyard is part of a growing movement of over 2500 churches worldwide. The Vineyard UK and Ireland is led by John & Debbie Wright with a leadership group, with each regional area having oversight. Craig and Hannah are accountable to their regional overseers and also to the trustees of Gateway Vineyard; Judy Day, Craig Deal, Angela Greaves, Charles Greeney, Alan Lusher and Andrew Wiltshire as chair.

Who’s Who

Craig Deal

Lead Pastor

Hannah Deal

Lead Pastor

Marc Lillystone

Site Pastor – Chapel
Assistant Pastor – Gateway Vineyard Church

Katie Lillystone

The Chapel Site Pastor and Growkids Lead

Ben and Naomi Axon

Beccles Site Pastors

Sarah Avey

Pastoral Lead

Phil Heald

Operations Assistant

Becci Bell

Children’s Pastor

Zosia Knight


Anna Harvey

Life Group Co-Ordinator & Administrative Assistant

Sarah housden

older people worker