Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV) So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Andrew Scotland


Andrew and Hannah have four children, three boys and one girl. They love spending time with their family, either on outings with the dog whenever the weather is favourable or watching a movie at home. They were married in August 2000 and have since been involved in church ministry in one form or another, leading a house group, youth groups, teaching or pastoral care.
Andrew felt the call of God to ministry when he was 19 years of age. It took 14 years of life preparation before full-time ministry here at New Life. At the age of 28, he left full-time employment and trained at the Bible College in Swansea. Both Andrew and his wife played an active role in New Life, from leading house groups to youth work and children’s ministry.
They have been blessed to teach in many different nations and partnered in training with TBN UK and UCB. Andrew has a passion for teaching the Scripture.

Alan Scotland

Elder and Apostle

Alan serves in the New Life Church eldership.  Alan fulfills an international apostolic ministry in connection with Lifelink Global. Alan and his wife Betty have faithfully served the church in many capacities. Exampling the true meaning of servant leadership no job is too big or small. They have four grown children and fifteen grandchildren.  They have over fifty years of ministry experience.  Their hobbies range from reading and having fun with the grandchildren. 

Ewen Robertson

Elder/ Teacher

Ewen studied at Reading University, and worked full time with Campus Crusade for Christ (now called Agape in the UK) for two years amongst university students.  Later he trained as a careers adviser and then worked for 10 years in a Careers Company in Essex, initially as a careers adviser but from 1994-98 as Staff Development Manager for the organisation.
Since 1998 he has been involved with Global Horizons and has outworked his dual passions for education/training with overseas mission.  From 2001 to 2004 he was part of the leadership team of New Life Church Dunstable and also worked as a part-time adult careers adviser and careers adviser at Cranfield and Luton Universities.  From 2004 he was a leader at two ministry training colleges connected to Global Horizons (Bible College of Wales and Trinity School of Ministry).  Over the past 12 years he has made several trips to India, predominantly to teach and train church leaders and bible college students.  He has also been involved in similar work in South Africa, Thailand and recently in Sri Lanka.  His ministry has been enhanced by part-time study at Regents Theological College from 2004-2006 to obtain a MTh in Applied Theology and through undertaking part-time doctoral studies in the fields of theology and missiology, with the University of Wales from 2009 to 2014.  He achieved his PhD in 2014.
Ewen’s interests include tennis, jogging, gardening, cooking, history,  fine art appreciation, swimming, walking (especially hill walking) and listening to a wide range of music.  Favourite band: the Beatles; favourite food: chicken jalfrezi or medium steak and chips.

Nick and Beauty Castle


Nick and Beauty are, by nature, a couple who worship God through service in practical ways. As a community, we appreciate them, and they are faithful in telling and showing others about Jesus.

Janet Bartrop


Janet has served Jesus in many capacities not just in the UK but in Africa. She currently serves the church through the finances and hospitality.

Andrew Gray

Chair of the Trust

Andrew carries out the dual roles of Chair of Trustees and Treasurer. As Chair of Trustees I ensure we have a sufficient set of trustees with appropriate experience to cover the Trusts’ prime areas of responsibility covering finances, employment contracts, property management, child protection, data management and first aid. The Trust meets quarterly to ensure all of these areas are being covered and prioritised as necessary. The Treasure role covers what is says on the tin. Working with Emma Zhu and Janet Bartrop, we manage all aspects of the Church’s finance ensuring running costs are properly managed and matched against giving (the General Fund). We do the same for all the building work the church has been involved with in the last number of years (the Building Fund). Through all of these activities my heart is help build up the local church family and advance the Kingdom of Jesus.

Paul Bailey


Paul Bailey serves NLC in several capacities. One of those roles is as a trustee, of which his  primary responsibility is for health and safety. 

Edward Fan


Edward serves NLC in the role of a trustee who is responsible for church safeguarding and data protection.

Tabitha Warren

Secretary of the Trust

Tabitha is the administrator to the trustees of the church.