Leadership Team.

David Maclachlan

Lead Pastor

David serves as the primary leader within The Christian Centre as well as working fulltime for a global science and chemicals company. David is married to Miriam and they have two grown up children, Shaun and Katie. 

Paul Howells

Senior Pastor

Paul serves as the Senior Pastor within The Christian Centre as well as the Deputy National Leader of the Apopstolic Church UK. Paul is an ordained Apostle and carries a strong preaching and prohpetic gifting. Paul is married to Christine and they have two grown up sons, Marc and Luke.

Ben Briggs


Ben serves as a Pastor in The Christian Centre Middlesbrough and has a passion for discipleship and the Gospel. Ben also works full time as a project manager for a local housing association and is married to his wife Sheridan. They have two young boys, Malachi & Edison and live in Acklam. 

Tola Aina


Originating from Lagos, Nigeria, Tola joined The Christian Centre whilst studying at Teesside University. He was ordained as an Elder in 2014 and also serves as the church treasurer. Married to his wife Emma, Tola is also a full time powerline engineer for a electricity network consultancy.

Jenny Turner