Pastor: Jon Drane

Jon is married to Jan and they have two children and four very energetic grandsons. In a previous life Jon was a postman but God had a different message for Jon to deliver, the Good News of Jesus. So in 2003, after completing his studies at Oak Hill Bible College, Jon became young peoples’ worker at Woodford Evangelical Church. In 2011, Jon became assistant pastor, studying further at Cornhill Training Course, and then senior pastor in 2013. Jon is passionate about showing people Jesus and making Jesus known. He is a keen follower of West Ham United and Essex County Cricket Club. He also enjoys live music and playing his bass guitar.

Assistant Pastor: Adrian Hodder

Adrian is married to Pippa, and they have twin boys that are growing quickly. Adrian is the assistant pastor at WEC and serves in many areas, from preaching on Sunday, leading a growth group, and helping with various clubs and groups at the church. His desire is to see the church growing in their love for Jesus and working together to tell everyone about him. He enjoys photography, reading, and F1.

Elders: John Bennett and Jeremy Clifton

John and June

Jeremy and Lyndsey

LCM Missionary: Martin Lawrence

Martin is a London City Mission partner with Woodford Evangelical Church. He is married to Jo and they lived in Dorking, Hastings and Glasgow before moving to London. He enjoyed lengthy spells as a milkman, student and railway chaplain before coming to Woodford Green. He is responsible for engaging with local residents on behalf of the church. His desires are that people will see how amazing Jesus is and that the church would be seen as a beacon of hope within the community.

Deacons: Trevor Newman and Kong Yee Yap


Kong Yee is married Queena and they have two sons. Kong Yee is the caring deacon at Woodford Evangelical Church. He is working together with the caring committee for caring the needs of the congregation. His desire is to see everyone know the love and care of Jesus. He enjoys reading and tasting different cuisine.