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What We Believe

As followers of Jesus Christ, our faith is centred upon his death and resurrection, which brings us into restored fellowship with both our Heavenly Father and new brothers and sisters from across the globe. We are a church family who seek to walk by the Spirit as we:

  1. Trust in God's promises to build His kingdom

  2. Accept personally the salvation offered in the gospel of grace

  3. Pray for guidance in our missional activities

  4. Worship God with both joy and the creative use of tradition

  5. Devote ourselves to the scriptures in preaching, teaching and daily life

  6. Share our lives together in a reconciled community

  7. Work for justice & mercy to the widow, fatherless, immigrant and poor

  8. Boast in our weaknesses in order to glorify God

  9. Encourage Kingdom movements both locally and globally

Let's get even more specific:

Like all Christian churches, we hold to the ‘ecumenical creeds’: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Chalcedonian Creed and the Athanasian Creed. These four creeds were written in the early centuries of the Christian church and are statements of essential Christian beliefs,

The church body we are part of is the ‘International Presbyterian Church’ (IPC), which includes churches in England, Scotland and continental Europe. A summary of what is distinctive about IPC churches can be found here. And like other Presbyterian churches, we subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Three Forms of Unity.

Please feel free to contact us for more questions about our beliefs as a Christian church or the Presbyterian denomination.  

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New City Staff

 
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Oong Lee, Pastoral assistant

When he was three years old Oong moved with his parents to London from Seoul, South Korea. In 2013 Oong graduated with a BA in Theology from the London School of Theology, where he also met his Italian wife, Elena, who he’s been married to since 2016. Oong splits his work time between his role as pastoral assistant at New City and a project manager of Streetlytes.org, a local charity that supports the homeless and vulnerable in West London. Oong is passionate about cultivating a community under the Lordship of Christ from the various British immigrant generations, as well as the multiethnic people of London.

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Marcus Gadson, Pastoral Assistant

Before coming to New City, Marcus spent some time as a primary school teacher and seven years serving with a South Asian ministry in West London. He received his theological education from London Seminary, graduating in 2013, and in 2014 Marcus married Bethany, who he met while doing ministry in Southall. As pastoral assistant at New City, Marcus has a desire to see the Shepherd’s Bush community know the love of God through Christ and for disciples of Jesus to have sound biblical teaching. Marcus is an avid strategician of board games and loves travelling, supporting his sports teams, watching sports entertainment and drinking tea.

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Gregory Park, Associate minister of Outreach

Before moving to the UK from South Korea in 2015, Gregory graduated with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (pcts.ac.kr) and was ordained as a pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Korea. He joined New City Church in September of 2018, and his main role is to lead the outreach team, as well as act as one of the Sunday worship and Bible study teachers. Gregory is married to Boyoung and father to Hajoon and enjoys cycling, reading books and teaching the Bible.

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Natalie Hughes, Music director

Natalie’s favourite thing about London is how it holds people from all over the world. After interning with New City and seeing the church’s vision for the nations coming together to worship Jesus as one body, she joined the staff—first as an apprentice and now full-time—with a passionate drive for multiethnic music ministry and Christian discipleship in London. With a background in music and education, Natalie enjoys fun jingles, learning about culture, staying active and drinking coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

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Jason McFArland, Creative Director

Jason’s role at New City basically means he’s in charge of all things visual at the church. Before moving to London, many of his friends referred to Jason variously as “nomad,” “vagabond” and “that guy who travels too much.” And they’re not far off, since he’s called Ireland, the Netherlands, Israel, the Czech Republic and, most recently, Germany home. Before putting on his vagabond shoes, Jason graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in Art and, a few years later, a Master’s degree from Dallas Seminary. Today he’s excited to share God’s love in Shepherd’s Bush, where he can serve the Church with both his relational and artistic gifts. 

Apprentices

New City's apprentices are part of a two-year London-wide training program designed to develop their hearts and skills needed for cross-cultural ministry. 

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Katie Caskey

Katie moved to Shepherd's Bush in the fall of 2017 to be a part of New City. Before working for the church, Katie served in ministries corralling—and loving on—14-18 year olds for two years. Big chunks of Katie’s time goes towards serving on the music worship team and working with the team of volunteers for both the Elderly Film Club and Streetlytes homeless food and film ministry at St. Stephen's. In her free time Katie enjoys reading, running, and going to the movies, and if you truly want to make her happy, remember that kettle corn and Goldfish® are Katie’s favourite snacks!

 
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