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.



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.


Joshua Fox

Youth MinistryJosh is married to Claire and oversees our youth and children’s ministry. He has a passion to see young people grow in their faith and become all that God has destined them to be

Sarah Bainbridge

OutreachSarah Bainbridge oversees our outreach, including our new Adullam Project. Through this, Celebrate Recovery and other areas, she is passionate to see lives being transformed by Jesus

David Ramm

DiscipleshipDavid Ramm oversees our discipleship ministry, and in particular our life groups that meet across the city. His focus is to see people fulfill their God-given potential as we learn how to really do life together

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

Kath Leigh

TreasurerKath Leigh 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