Meet The Team


Lloyd & Joanne joined Elim Barking 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.
Tim Cooling is Associate Pastor at Barking Elim. Originally from North Wales, Tim has served at here since 2011 after graduating from Regents Theological College.  Tim is married to Sara and they have two sons Kevin and Noah who both love to drum, you can imagine how peaceful and serene their family home is!

Moyo Ayeni is an Assistant Pastor at Barking Elim. Moyo was born and bred in South East London. She graduated from Regents Theological College in 2012 and worked as an intern at Elim International Centre. Moyo joined the team at Elim Barking in 2013 and has responsibility for Pastoral Care, Worship and Prayer.



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

Charles Goddard serves as an Elder at Barking Elim. He is married to Sandra and they have one adult son. Charles is a Life Cell leader and heads up our Watchman Prayer Cell. Charles also serves as a Street Pastor.

Gbenga Ajani serves as an elder at Barking Elim. Gbenga is married to Ope and they are blessed with two beautiful daughters. Gbenga works with 4:12 and is a Life Cell leader.
Dean White serves as a Deacon at Barking Elim. Dean takes care of catering for us. He is married to Rebecca and they have two children, a boy and a girl.