Leadership Team

Church Alive has a team of leaders who look after the day to day running of the church, and are just great people to know:


Steve & Helen Watts

Hello, I’m Steve Watts and it’s my joy and privilege to be an elder in Church Alive. I used to be a secondary school teacher, teaching CDT and Science, but now I get to teach God’s Word!

I’ve been married to my lovely wife, Helen since 1981 and we have 3 grown-up children. It’s a blessing to be working alongside Helen in leading the church – I think we make a good team!

I enjoy photography and DIY in my spare time, and Helen is a keen amateur astronomer and reader of books! We both love people and our home is always open for hospitality and fellowship.

Andy & Emma Northcott

Hi! We’re Andy and Emma.

We moved to Birmingham to join Church Alive in 2006 just after we got married. Since then we have grown to love Birmingham and God’s family here (and we’ve started growing our own family too.)

Andy’s a teacher and gives a day a week to work for the church. Emma is a full time mum who fits a bit of part time admin work into a busy week.

We are passionate to see Church Alive living for and loving Jesus and want to preach and teach God’s word to help that happen. We also have a passion for the community we live in and long to see God’s Kingdom grow here.

We both enjoy getting out into the countryside, Andy’s into sport – more watching than playing (though he has been known to take to the golf course every now and then) and Emma likes getting creative with her baking.


We also have leaders working in lots of areas of church life. There are life groups, youth and children’s work, musicians and singers – all sorts of things! Our elders are not the only preachers, as many of our leaders also speak on Sundays. Our leaders come from all walks of life and they serve God faithfully and generously. We really appreciate them!