BISHOP DAVID ROLLER
Before becoming a Bishop of the Free Methodist Church, David Roller was Area Director for Latin America. He and his wife Yvonne began their work as Free Methodist missionaries in Mexico in 1980, where they ministered for 17 years. In January 1997 David was appointed to the position of Area Director for Latin America. It was then that the Rollers and their two children Thad and Vangie moved to Santiago, Chile. In his role, David was responsible for Free Methodist World Missions administration and leadership development in 21 Latin American countries, giving special attention to the 15 young mission districts in Latin America, which are experiencing rapid growth.
Following his election to the office of Bishop at General Conference in 2007, Bishop Roller was appointed to oversee the United Kingdom Conference. In this role he meets with our National Leadership Team in England two or three times a year.
The other Conferences Bishop Roller has oversight responsibilities for are: Latin America Area and Eastern Unites States (Acts 12:24, Alabama-Georgia, Genesis, Gulf Coast, Keystone, New England, New South, Pittsburgh, South Atlantic).
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
The NLT have oversight of the Free Methodist work in the UK until May 2020.
Rev John Townley (right) is the father figure of Light and Life, Cornwall. He pioneered the work which now includes 6 churches in West Cornwall. Since moving to St Austell in East Cornwall, 2 further churches are being planted in Liskeard and Bodmin. John is preparing to plant a church in Bristol in 2017. John is the Lead NLT member and his speciality is church-planting. Click here for John's testimony
Rev Andrew Gardner (left) is Senior Pastor of our largest church in the North West, the Fulwood Free Methodist Church in Preston, Lancashire. Andrew is Chair of the Ministerial Board and has special responsibility for ministerial appointments, educational development and pastoral issues. Read more about Andrew here.