Our pastors & Team


Pastors Julian & Sharon Melfi

senior pastors

Julian & Sharon Melfi, along with their 3 boys, are passionate about building a large and dynamic church in London, with a vision to see people impacted with the love and power of God.

Having already served in ministry for a number of years, they felt stirred by God to plant a new church, and in February 1997 they gathered together with a small group of people to start Citygate Church. From the very beginning they focused on equipping people to be wholehearted about their faith, to trust God in His word and to be effective in helping others in their journey of faith.

Ps Sally Ede
associate pastor

tim & Lovely hilario
youth & YA pastors

Darran & Vanessa rowe
Kids church pastors

Ben Leeves
Creative & Worship Pastor

Becky Lewis
Pastoral Assistant

Mellissa Whittle
Office manager

Barry Whittle
Mens’ Cluster Leader

Michelle Francis
& Dionne Walker
Womens’ Cluster Leaders

Katie Pennycuick
YA Cluster Leader