Who’s who?


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.

Martin Lawrence

Martin 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, especially seeking to offer pastoral and spiritual support on the Ray Lodge Estate. 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.

Jeremy Clifton

Jeremy is married to Lyndsey, and they have three teenage children. Jeremy is a deputy headteacher of a local school. When he’s not playing music at church he enjoys keeping fit, and regularly runs marathons.


Trevor Newman

Trevor is married to Danni, and they have two growing boys. Trevor is the manager of Woodford Community Centre (where WEC meets), and enjoys all sorts of movies.

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 church to make sure the congregation is cared for. His desire is to see everyone know the love and care of Jesus. He enjoys reading and trying different cuisines.