TCC is an 'evangelical' Christian Church. That means our mission is to grow disciples of Jesus Christ who live by the Bible.
Our church is committed to the Reformed Protestant understanding of Christianity - that salvation is by grace alone, in Christ alone, through faith alone, according to the Bible alone, to the glory of God alone.
TCC is a member of The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. FIEC is a family of over 500 local churches who are united by the gospel of Jesus Christ and by a common purpose to make him known.
At TCC we have three core values:
WORD - We believe God speaks, transforms and guides us through his word, the Bible. We are committed to putting the Bible at the heart of church life.
COMMUNITY - We aim to be communities where we support and encourage one another to live lives transformed by Jesus.
MISSION - We long for our friends, neighbours and local community to find out who Jesus is and what it means to know and follow him.
LEADERSHIP & STAFF
As an independent church TCC is led by our own leadership team ('elders') and helped by our own operations team ('deacons'). We have 2 paid staff but we long to see everyone in TCC flourish as they serve one another, building up the body of Christ and doing the good deeds which spring from the gospel.
Stuart Dean is the full-time Minister of TCC. He trained in London with the Proclamation Trust and at Oak Hill Theological College. Stuart has previously worked for churches in Kent and Sussex. Stuart is married to Rachel and they have four children.
Ali Steele has responsibilities for women's ministry, pastoral care and counselling. She is passionate about how Jesus puts broken people and broken lives back together. She can often be seen with a bucket of tea under a huge pile of knitting! She is married to Patch and has two children.