We believe in an eldership approach to leadership, (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, 1 Peter 5:2-4), with the eldership being responsible for all that goes on at the Flame, each elder having different areas of responsibility but coming together to lead.
There is an extended leadership team consisting of the various ministry leads / deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13), that support the elders in delegated duties and responsibilities across the life of Flame, supporting and building up the Flame Family.
So, who is this Team of elders and deacons?
Dan is the Lead Elder / Pastor of Flame. He is married to Marie with whom he has 2 daughters.
Having spent 15 years in Engineering, much of it in senior management positions, God took Dan on a journey into fulltime ministry that started in CfaN UK then onto Youth For Christ in various director positions.
God has used these times to give Dan a firm grounding in leadership and management, and this added with Dan’s heart, (which God has shaped through many years of service in different churches as a Children’s worker, Youth Pastor, deacon, elder, preacher and teacher), to see people loved, supported and discipled, for them to know who they are in Jesus, to be all that they were created to be, gives Flame a senior leader focussed on God’s Heart and Will for the family, concerned with building strong support structures, but totally at home with Holy Spirit being free to move in signs, miracles and wonders. Wanting to see the Lost saved…
Pete is an Elder at Flame and has been in the Leadership Team since Flame was formed.
Peter can be found frequenting the stage sharing as part of our preaching team. He has a calm and simple way of opening up the bible so that all can easily understand the message.
He is married to Bonnie and has three grown up children. By profession he is a Structural Engineer.
As a former chairman of Blackheath Churches Together Peter is a strong advocate for unity amongst the local church.
Peter has a real heart for worship at Flame and wants to see us as a church family grow in it, as we come together to lift up the name of Jesus.
Pete is one of the Elders here at Flame and considered one of our ‘out of the box‘ thinkers 🙂
Peter’s been involved in the leadership of the Flame since its inception. He’s keen to discover how we can learn together to put the Bible into practice, and as a member of the preaching team regularly shares from the stage.
He lives in Halesowen with his wife Tracy and they’re enjoying learning how to be grandparents.
Peter and Tracy lead one of the Flame’s Lifegroups and have a passion for supporting the persecuted church. They run the lifegroup from their home which they share with two enthusiastic golden retrievers.
Ministry Leads / Deacons:
Marie Jarvis – Women’s Pastor
Joy Brookes – Women’s Pastor
Peter & Tracy – Lifegroup Leaders
Dave & Tina – Lifegroup Leaders
Andy & Helen – Lifegroup Leaders
Daniel Jarvis – Safeguarding Lead
Deb McCabe-Smith – Safeguarding Deputy
We are all works in progress and this team of people is on hand in the different settings of Flame to speak with, pray with and simply do life with…One of the strengths of Church is we are in this together, we are a FAMILY.
Hebrews 10:23-25, tells us to…stir up one another to love and good works…encouraging one another…That’s what we are all called to do as members of the Flame. The above team has been put together to ensure that everyone has someone they can talk to, they can be stirred up by, encouraged by…from the youngest to the oldest.