Say hello to the leadership team at Compassion Bridgend.
Meet our leadership
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Lem Turner - Lead Pastor
Christopher Lem Turner was born in Zimbabwe Africa and graduated from Union University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry and Business Management. He was ordained in 2009 with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Lem has been married to his wonderful wife Tobey for 12 years and they have 4 kids. Lem absolutely loves seeing those who don’t know Jesus as their Lord and saviour get to know Him for the first time. He has a heart to speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves and to see more people come to a loving, life giving relationship with the Lord. He also loves playing and watching rugby, football and world missions.
“Every Contest is a new opportunity to test our courage and renew our commitment.”
Tobey Turner - Lead Pastor
Tobey Turner has been married to her high school sweetheart, Lem, for 12 years. They have 4 kids, Malachi, Noah, Owen and Parker Grace. She has a huge heart for kids and loves to see them learning, worshiping and finding out who they are in God! Tobey loves the beach, warm weather, Chic-fil-a sauce, peanut butter m&ms and encouraging those around her. She is so thankful God called her and her family to serve in Wales!
Chloe Williams - Worship Director
Chloe Williams is from Maesteg and has recently moved back to Wales from Bristol when she has spent 8 years leading worship in churches in and around the South West of England. She is passionate about seeing God move in the Valleys of South Wales and seeing people encounter God’s presence in worship.
Bethany Parsons - Kids Director
Bethany Parson was born and raised in Bridgend, and is currently studying for her C&G Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development. Her heart for children is encompassed in the belief that children need to be heard and need to have their own chance to have a relationship with Jesus, in a way that is accessible for them. She believes church should be fun, messy, loud, and have peaceful moments to meet Him. She is a creator who loves to write, paint and make macrame. She is thankful God calls us (no matter what age) by name.
Nathan Beaton - Students Director
Nathan Beaton has been attending Compassion, Bridgend since its launch in September 2016. Nathan graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a degree in English but currently tours with the rock band Written In Kings and is our Student Director here in Bridgend.
Lisa Hampton - Executive Assistant
Lisa Hampton has been married to Scott for 18 years and has two daughters, Lauren and Kaci. She found Christ 4 years ago and has been attending Compassion Church for a year. Lisa regularly travels up and down the country as an Account Director for a National property and people security company. She answered God’s call to put her extensive organisational and administrative experience to use as the glue that holds all the administrative processes together at Compassion Bridgend. To relax, Lisa loves nothing more than spending quality time with the family and travelling to warmer climates.
Tricia Hughes - Connections Director
Tricia has 3 grown up children Owen, Cerys and David. I have been Ministering for over 15 years . Tricia has worked with Marilyn Harry an evangelist from Wales for the last IO years and Aglow International before that. Tricia is passionate about Prayer and pursuing the Presence of God. Tricia loves to help others realise who they are in Christ and to help others to fulfill the Call of God on their lives. Tricia moves in the gift of healing and loves teaching others to move in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Lem and Tobey are my incredible Pastors I love Working along side them at Compassion Church.
Jonathan Kirk - Student Director
Jonathan and his family are residing as missionaries in Bridgend Wales. Jonathan is from Bristol, England. He is a career car mechanic who recently sold his business to go into full time ministry. He has passion to see the Church meet practical needs of the local community and to see true biblical style discipleship. Jonathan is very skilled in DIY, business management and getting things done!