Barnabas England Leadership Team
Yinka & Fiona Oyekan
LEADER OF BFOC
Yinka and Fiona have been married for 25 years and have three children. Yinka was one of the founding members of Barnabas and has lead it for the past 21 years. He is also the Senior Pastor at The Gate in Reading. He has a passion to see the church embrace every opportunity to bring heaven to earth.
Bob & Maggie House
Bob and Maggie have been married for 46 years. They have a strong pastoral call and a passion to see believers and non-believers released into freedom & wholeness in Christ. Bob is lead elder and Pastor of Rockwell Green Christian Fellowship in Wellington, Somerset. Bob is a trustee of Barnabas and with Maggie's support has served in developing Barnabas churches in Africa for 15 years.
Gareth & Rachel Owen
Gareth and Rachel have been pioneering since they met through YWAM. They are passionate about family in whatever guise it comes and are sold out that it is God’s vehicle for generational blessing. Rachel has led the children’s work for Barnabas in England for 15 years and Gareth serves as a trustee as well as being one of the leaders. They have two children.
Janet has been involved with Barnabas for 20 years and has worked as the administrator since 2001. She has helped to pioneer a number of ministries including a parent and toddler group and connect groups in her home church. She also serves on the senior leadership of The Gate.
Eric & Pat Whittaker
Eric and Pat have two children and five grandchildren. Eric is the founder member and elder in Jubilee Church, he also pastors the church. They have been part of Barnabas for many years. As a couple they have a heart for the nations, which has lead to actively working with those from other nations both here and abroad.