OUR PASTORS

Adriano and Lucy Schoeps 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.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Maria

Worship Leader

I’m 19, I have been a part of JD Church since the day it started and have seen how the Church has grown both physically and spiritually over the last few years. It has been an amazing church to grow up in and being part of this church family has helped me so much im my own walk with God.

Jonathan & Angie

Outreach Ministry

Hello, This is Jonathan & Angie who lead the Friday JD Group. We were married in the summer of 2009 and have three (now all grown up!) children between us. We live in North Swindon, in the Redhouse area. I (Jonathan) work in educational publishing as a regional sales manager looking after the Netherlands selling print and digital product to international schools. We joined JD Church in May 2016 and love being part of the JD family. We are involved in the various ministries within the church like the Kids team, hospitality and worship. We share the vision of “Be Loved, Be Accepted, Be Part of the JD Family”. We lead the Friday JD group for families hosted at JD church in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Come and join us! Hope to see you soon!

Ben

Youth Leader

I’m 21 and have lived in Swindon for just over 2 years now. I moved to Swindon to work for Youth for Christ and love their heart and vision for young people and Jesus. As I came towards the end of my second year I felt like God was calling me to a new challenge and as i explored that it become clear God wanted me to become part of the JD family.

Jonathan & Angie

Outreach Ministry

I’m 19, I have been a part of JD Church since the day it started and have seen how the Church has grown both physically and spiritually over the last few years. It has been an amazing church to grow up in and being part of this church family has helped me so much im my own walk with God.

Michel & Alessandra

Hospitality

We have been part of JD Church since the beginning. We lead the hospitality ministry and the North Swindon JD Group. Our desire is to help people to experience the love of God by truly welcoming them into our church family.