WHERE THERE IS NO GUIDANCE, A NATION FALLS, BUT IN AN ABUNDANCE OF COUNSELLORS THERE IS SAFETY

- Proverbs 11:14

THE TEAM

Pastor Alec & Karen Dobney

Pastor Alec & Karen Dobney

Senior Pastors

Alec is married to Karen and they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2013. They have four children and 1 grandson and have been involved in pastoral leadership for over 23 years. Alec & Karen have pioneered and supported a number of local Nottinghamshire ministries. Alec has a real passion for teaching and expounding scripture and a desire to see church members excited about what the Bible says to our current generation. Alec also works for Public Health England and Karen whilst still an active mum, has worked for over ten years as a playgroup practitioner and currently works in retail. Alec and Karen warmly invite you to Risen Life Church and look forward to meeting you.

Pastor Ezekiel Chester

Pastor Ezekiel Chester

Executive Pastor

Ezekiel is a passionate follower of Christ whose sole aim is to see our generation rise up and be all they can be in Christ, and to spread the message of Christ to the nations. He has a passion for seeing people enter into a real encounter with God in worship and has a heart for missions. Ezekiel joined Risen Life Church in 2013 and served on the worship team before spending time in the Philippines and Canada. Ezekiel's heart is to see people discipled and walking in the fullness of what God has for them; to operate in 'on earth as it is in heaven’. In 2016, Ezekiel moved back to the UK and began to serve in Risen Life Church again on the worship team before becoming the Executive Pastor under Pastor Alec. Ezekiel also works for The Open University, and is currently studying a BA (Honours) Languages Studies degree in English and German.

Pastor Ben & Lisa Dobney

Pastor Ben & Lisa Dobney

Core Team

Ben and Lisa have been married for 6 years and have a 3 year old named Levi and a menagerie of animals. Ben is a full time accountant and looks after the church finances, he also heads up the worship group and you may see him preach from time to time. Lisa is a mobile hairdresser, sings in the worship and her passion is for people so the kettle is always on! Their heart is for the church and to see people come to know Jesus and to make disciples.

Pastor Paul & Laura Ward

Pastor Paul & Laura Ward

Core Team

Paul and Laura have been married for 12 years and have 2 young Sons and a Labrador Retriever called Elsa. They both work for Hope Nottingham and Pastor in the week at Hope House in Beeston. Paul has a background in Business and Marketing and trained as an Evangelist with Church Army in Sheffield. Laura is a qualified Holistic Therapist and has a background in Emergency Planning. They both enjoy showing the love of Jesus to people in practical and spiritual ways many of whom are in crisis. They get excited when people reach their true potential in Christ and His Kingdom is extended one life at a time. They are both members of the New Wine Leadership Network and they are both passionate in making Church Accessible, especially to those children and Adults with additional needs.

Risen Life Church

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Worship Team

Risen Life Worship Team