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Above Bar Church Sent Mission Partners

Members of Above Bar Church are involved in mission in the UK and beyond. The people on this page are some of those we have pledged to support particularly, but there are many others we love and pray for regularly, all around the world. You can read more about mission in Above Bar Church here.


Adam and Kate Collett Adam and Kate Collett
Adam and Kate Collett have recently completed their Latvia assignment where they were working with The Navigators.

They moved to Riga, Latvia, in 2017 to serve with the Navigator ministry. They were involved in evangelism through youth outreach camps and weekend events, as well as helping students and graduates to be established in their faith, equipping them to be disciple-makers. Their heart is to share the good news of hope that we have in Jesus and his Kingdom with the Latvian people. They are currently on home assignment.

Find out more: The Navigators

Peter and Kate Knowlson Peter and Kate Knowlson
working with European Christian Mission in Spain

Peter and Kate work with European Christian Mission (ECM) in the Alto Guadiato Valley in Southern Spain. After establishing a congregation in Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo, the Knowlsons have moved to Azuaga, where they plan to start another congregation. They intend to maintain the ministry in Peñarroya, and hope that the congregation will become more independent. Peter teaches Homiletics annually in a local seminary. The church has contact with people through a new children’s Sunday school, creative evangelism amongst women, a clothes recycling service and English classes.

Mission teams from ABC have visited the Knowlsons on a number of occasions since 2006.

Link people: David and Pippa Trollope

Find out more: European Christian Mission

Becca Taylor (120x100) Becca Taylor
working with The Navigators in France

Becca lives near Loches, France. She works with The Navigators as part of a pioneering evangelical church plant. Her work involves evangelism, disciple-making, teaching the Bible, pastoral care, and community building. Becca has lived in France for some time, so has a great love of the culture, language, and the people.

Link people: Peter and Ruth Norbury

Find out more: Loches Evangelical Church | The Navigators


Zillah Whitehouse Zillah Whitehouse
working with Africa Inland Mission in Uganda

Zillah works with Africa Inland Mission in Mbarara, Uganda. The AIM team is committed to participating with the local church in building up future leaders and Christians committed to outreach. As a physiotherapist/lecturer, her time is focused around the hospital and Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Zillah attends St Luke’s Chapel, a dynamic church. She sees her role as living life with other lecturers, physiotherapists and students as they seek to know God more and explore His role for us as part of His mission.

Link people: Jackie Young, Esteban and Katie Prieto

Find out more: Africa Inland Mission


Poul and Carol Joensen Poul and Carol Joensen
working with New Tribes Mission in Papua New Guinea and UK

The Joensons work with New Tribes Mission among the Sorimi people in Papua New Guinea, and established a church in 2007. They translate the Bible, and teach the church, and literacy classes. Based at the New Tribes Mission UK headquarters in North Cotes, Lincolnshire, since 2013 to meet the children’s educational needs, Carol helps with students and staff childcare, while Poul focuses on translation and lesson-writing. Every six months, Poul plans a five-week trip to Sorimi. They are trusting the Lord for the completion of the New Testament in the near future, with a Bible teaching curriculum in their language.

Link people: Jon and Abi Barnes

Find out more: New Tribes Mission


Eddie and Sue ArthurEddie and Sue Arthur
working with Wycliffe Bible Translators

Eddie and Sue have been members of Wycliffe Bible Translators for over twenty years. For twelve years, they lived in Ivory Coast where they were part of the team translating the Bible for the Kouya people. Sue works as a translation consultant, training and advising Bible translators, mainly in Madagascar. She visits two or three times a year to help train and equip local translators who are working on the Gospels in a variety of local languages. Eddie Arthur has completed his PhD and is involved with writing and interviewing, helping mission leaders and churches develop their biblical thinking on world mission.

Link people: Martyn and Eve Bushell

Find out more: www.kouya.net | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Watkins family thumbnail Tony and Jane Watkins
working with Damaris Norway and the Lausanne Movement

Tony is a speaker and writer on media and the Bible, and is currently studying for a doctorate looking at the relationship between today’s media and the Old Testament prophets. He is the Network Co-ordinator for the Lausanne Media Engagement Network and visits Norway a few times a year to teach at Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communications. He also speaks at conferences in the UK and Europe, and teaches the Old Testament prophets on the IFES Bible and Culture course. He is a regular contributor to UCB Radio. Jane is the Head of Children’s Ministry in Above Bar Church.

Find out more: Tony’s website | EngagingMedia.info – Lausanne Media Engagement Network

Matt and Joyce WanMatt and Joyce Wan

Working with OM

In September 2020, Matt & Joyce joined OM Ships International, on board MV Logos Hope. They are part of a team of 300 crew members from over 60 nationalities, working together to share knowledge, help and hope in each of the ports they visit. The team’s aim is to encourage and spur on local churches to reach their communities with the good news of Jesus, as well as directly reaching out to those who don’t know him yet.

Matt is working as an engineer to look after a team who ensure the smooth running of all things technical outside the engine room (such as fresh water distribution, heating/ventilation/AC services, sewage management etc), whilst Joyce is part of the Training and Development team on board, and leads the children’s and youth team, serving the families on board. They are also involved with various outreach projects as well as discipling others whilst on board.

Matt & Joyce would love for others to be partnering with them in the Lord’s work through OM, and they would greatly appreciate others praying for them whilst they are away. If you would like to receive news and to be keeping in touch with them whilst they are away, please email Matt or Joyce.