TONY THOMPSON – Lead Elder
Tony Thompson leads Hope Church in Luton, he is married to Anne. He seeks to enable churches to work together across Luton, as a member of Churches Together in Luton Executive. Tony has a history of involvement in starting churches in the UK. Tony enjoys running and reading in his leisure time and has completed the London marathon on numerous occasions.
LINDA GEEVANATHAN – Leader
Linda has lived in several countries around the world including Singapore, Australia and Nigeria, but she spent the first years of her life here in Luton. She loves travelling and spending time with her family and friends. Linda is an experienced teacher who still teaches in Luton. She has served on a number of different teams both at school and within the church and brings considerable leadership gifting to Hope Church. She also brings oversight and support to various leaders in the church.
MIKE REYNOLDS – Elder
Mike is another founder member of Hope Church, moving from St. Neots with his family to help start the church. His experience as a father of 4, including triplet boys, has equipped him to be one of the fathers of the church; someone people seek out for a quiet chat and a caring word. Mike has a gift which enables him to make people feel secure. He is known as someone who can turn his hand to anything practical and has been pivotal in refurbishing and maintaining our building. He also ensures everything runs smoothly on a Sunday morning. Brought up in a Christian home in Cambridge, Mike has been a member of a number of different churches and brings a depth of experience and stability to us. He has worked for many years as an IT manager, we benefit from this experience of leading teams and supporting people in the workplace within the church. Mike is supported by his wife Jane, who is a member of our staff team.
JONATHAN ADAMS – Leader
Jonathan is married to Elizabeth and they have 3 wonderful children – Luke, Esther and Matthew. They moved to Luton in 2013 and love the diversity of ages, backgrounds and approaches within Hope Church. Jon loves freedom, and is passionate about people being free to be fully themselves before God.
Outside of church, Jon commutes into London each day and works in financial services. And for relaxation, you can normally find him watching a decent film, or swimming at Luton’s Inspire pool.
DONAL MORONEY – Leader
MOUMOUNI KOUDOUGOU – Leader
After coming to faith in Christ from a Muslim background, Moumouni strongly felt called to a church planting ministry in the Muslim majority context of Niger in West Africa. The urgency of the calling led him to leave his teaching career and get involved with a pioneering church planting ministry in Niamey the capital city. In the pursuit of this God-given agenda he met his wife Shiona who was also involved in this pioneering ministry with a UK based mission (World Horizons).
They got married and went for a two years training at All Nations Christian College which concluded with diploma in Biblical and cross cultural studies. On their return to Niger in 2001 they worked with a multinational team to establish their first church, the Bethel church in the district of Dar-es-Salam. Later, they spearheaded another church planting initiative in a more deprived area of the city, the Penouel church in the district of Kwara-Tagui. This later venture has been cumulatively undertaken with a school building project to serve the surrounding community. Since the year 2010 they have been back in the UK but continue to serve the churches back in Niger in the quality of overseer and teacher to consolidate their roots and equip them for further growth and opportunities.
Currently Moumouni works with the Post Office. He has lately completed an M.A in Aspects and Implications of Biblical Interpretation (MAIAIBI) with the London School of Theology and Middlesex University. He and Shiona have two teenage children; Benjamin and Joash. As a family their hobbies range from walking, to cycling and canoeing. Moumouni is an ardent reader and have a keen interest on current affairs.