Meet The Team


Lloyd & Joanne Cheshire are the leaders of Barking Elim.  They joined BE Church in 2018 when Lloyd took the role of Senior Pastor.  Joanne heads up media communications.  They previously served as Elim missionaries in Swaziland for 7 years.  They have adult and teenage children; Naomi, Kieran and Maddison.

Gianluca Saldana is an Assistant Pastor at Barking Elim Church. He is originally from Italy, but moved to the UK in 2006. Gianluca has been a member of BE Church for almost 15 years. He currently leads the 20 Somethings (our Young Adults ministry), oversees 4:12 Youth and discipleship/teaching within the church. 
Nick joined Barking Elim Church in June 2021.   His role as Assistant Pastor is to oversee the praise and worship ministry and the seniors ministry, PrimeTime.



Dennis Nelson serves as an Elder at Barking Elim. Originally from Trinidad, Dennis is married to Christine and they have two adult children. Dennis looks after our Missions work and is a Life Cell Coordinator, whilst Christine leads the Children's Choir.

Gbenga Ajani serves as an elder at Barking Elim. Gbenga is married to Ope and they are blessed with two beautiful daughters. 

Dean White serves as an Elder at Barking Elim. Dean is married to Rebecca and they have two wonderful children.  They have been married for over 20 years and have attended Elim for over 15 years. 








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