Leadership Team


Dean & Joy Kitchener: Pastor & wife

Dean is a fully accredited AoG minister (since 2014) and has been Pastor of Breakthru Church since April 2009. He has been happily married to Joy since 1990 and they have three children (Hannah, Joshua and Elizabeth) and a Red Fox Labrador called Maximus.

Before becoming Pastor, Dean had served as an elder in the church since 1992. In addition to serving as Pastor Dean also currently holds a full time job with BAE Systems (Chelmsford) as a Research and Development Engineer. His wife Joy serves as PA/secretary for both the church and for Brentwood Foodbank. Brentwood Foodbank is run by the church in conjunction with Dodd Road Community Church, Brentwood.

Jackie Locke

Jackie has been a member of the church for many years now and heads up the Sunday School (Kidzone) for the church. She is also a regular volunteer for the Brentwood Foodbank, leads a couple of ladies prayer groups and is a valuable member of the leadership team. Jackie is a great encourager and has a powerful prophetic edge to her ministry. As she prays and reads the Bible she frequently sends out timely, Spirit-led words to build others up in their faith. Jackie is naturally quiet but has proved to be a mighty woman of God, with a very solid foundation to her faith. She is married with two children and has two lively poodles to keep her busy.

Angela Oakley

Angela is a retired schoolteacher and has been a member of the church for many years. Angela has a real passion for children and young teens and continues to work closely with them. She is a part of the Kidzone team who are responsible for children's activities within our Sunday Services. She is also involved with the Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust (BSCWT), and as such is actively involved with taking the gospel message into a number of the Brentwood Schools. She is also involved with an after school drop-in for 13-19 year olds called 'Hype' which meets at the Hermit Club in Brentwood.on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Angela also has particular burdens for intercessory prayer and for the people of Israel. She is a valuable member of the team.

Eric Fenwick

Eric is the Minister of Hutton Free Church (HFC) and a member of Breakthru Church. Breakthru Church have a sharing agreement with HFC to share their building, now known as The Christian Centre, which is located in Hutton. Eric's Christian life began in an Assembly of God church many years ago, and so in joining the leadership team of Breakthru Church he feels that he has come full circle. HFC and Breakthru occasionally have joint services, and Eric's enthusiasm and initiative have been key to opening up the work for the two churches to work more closely together. Eric has a genuine Pastor's heart and an obvious love for people. He has a refreshing sense of wonder at the goodness of God that is infectious, and his catchphrase has become, "How amazing is that!" It is a real pleasure having him on the leadership team.


Breakthru Church is a limited company and a registered charity. The company directors/charity trustees form the church council, which is responsible for the management of the organisation. The trustees are:-