Steve Karma

Lead Pastor

Our Lead Pastor, Steve Karma, has a passion for preaching, systematic theology, building the Kingdom and weight-lifting. He is married to Abigail and together they have their son Timothy


Meet the team

Together with many volunteers from our congregation, our primary role is to run Hope Church and help create a welcoming and friendly community at the centre of Lancaster, with a passion to see the transformative power of the gospel made known. We look after our congregation as much as we look after those in need outside of the four walls of our church. Our Ministries and Missions touch people near and far.  

Joshua Fox

ElderJosh is an elder and oversees all of our Life Groups within church, ensuring the whole church is being discipled effectively. He is married to Claire and has two boys Noah & Samuel.

Jamie Haxby

ElderJamie is an elder and oversees all of our ministry teams within church, particularly outreach. He is married to Alisha and has a daughter called Flora.

Paul Henderson

Lay DelegatePaul is married to Jo and serves as Lay Delegate for the church. He represents the church at annual conference and is passionate to see the church flourish as part of the Free Methodist network

Matt Parker


Matt is married to Amy and also heads up the church worship ministry. He has a passion to see the church thrive both practically and spiritually.

Tim Morris

Tim Morris

TreasurerTim oversees our church finances so that we are able to wisely manage the resources God has gives us so that we can release finance for ministry and to unlock our potential
Allan Ellershaw

Allan Ellershaw

Church AdvisorAllan serves as an apostolic advisor to the team. He retired in Aug 2017 after serving 40 years as a minister in the FM Church, where he led multiple congregations. Allan lives in Carnforth with his wife Sue & they have 3 children & 7 grandchildren.