Adriano and Lucy Schoeps

We are the Founders and Senior Pastors of JD Church. We were born in Brazil and have been living in the UK for more than 15 years. We feel this is the place God wants us to be and we both have a great love for this nation. We have been married for nearly 20 years and have two amazing daughters, Maria and Vitoria, who helped in the planting of JD Church. I (Adriano) have a background in graphic design and am finalising my Masters in theology – Missional Leadership. My passion is to equip Christians to form communities, where people can participate in 1-1 discipleship and experience love and acceptance through relationships. My wife Lucy has a background in administration and she is a fully qualified counsellor volunteering for a charity in Newbury which offers free counselling for young people. Her passion is to see people from all ages encountering emotional healing for their souls in the person of Jesus. At the start of their journey in ministry they were both involved in worship and they ran a young adults ministry which started in their living-room as a small group.