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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 - Interim Kids Director

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!


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.


Ken Arrington - Connections Director

Ken Arrington has been involved in church leadership, missional church planting, evangelism outreach and teaching since early 2012. Since that time, Ken’s passion has been relentlessly pursuing the Father’s heart, and seeing God’s children raised up into their truest identities. Ken has been married to the love of his life, Jennifer (a dynamic worship leader), for 9 years. They have 3 children with another on the way.


Sue Rees - Hope Centre Director

Sue Rees was born and raised in the Llynfi Valley. She attended a local Baptist Church from a young age and her faith has always been a part of who she is. A mother of two grown up children, her passion is to see women set free to become all that God created them to be. She enjoys spending time in nature, outdoor activities, dancing like no-one is watching and is a born worshiper.


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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.