We love our mission and we want to make a difference to support those who are serving in the background of the church. Our mission explains what we aim to do, whilst our principles communicate the heart behind the mission - who we are and why we do what we do.
Gavin Smith has served for the past 17 years as the church administrator at Christchurch, Newport. He is passionate about the gospel and strengthening the church by supporting the work that happens behind the scenes.
Prior to working at the church, Gavin worked for the local council in the Youth and Community department. During this time, he gained a degree in Youth and Community and was seconded to the Welsh Assembly Government to work with the Youth Policy Team. His other interests include paddle boarding, barbecuing and football.
Gavin had a brief professional career with Cardiff City and he still enjoys nutmegging other players- especially those who think he’s too old for football now! In his spare time, Gavin is co-director of Happy Enterprise Ltd, an online retail business buying and selling products on Amazon. He lives in Newport, South Wales with his patient wife Emma, their four wonderfully lively children, and a fluffy dog named Max.
From the mouth of babes, here’s a recent picture drawn by Gavin’s youngest daughter describing what her Dad does at the church…