Martin Hull - Pastor
I was born and brought up in Woodford Green, Essex, one of 6 children. My Dad was an architect and college lecturer, and my Mum was a teacher.
My parents were both very committed Christians and I was taught the truth of God’s love for us in Jesus all through my childhood. Although I knew the Christian message it did not become real to me until my Dad suddenly died when I was 20. This was a very traumatic time for my Mum and for the whole family, but God used it to bring me to face the reality of His unchanging love through Christ in a very shaky, uncertain world.
When I left school at 18 I soon began work within management in the contract cleaning industry. I continued working in this sector of business for over 20 years before becoming a Church Pastor.
I trained for the Christian ministry at London Theological Seminary in North London and worked part time as a Pastor’s Assistant in my local church (Woodford Evangelical Church) for 6 years until I took up my current role here at Grove Hill in October 2001.
I met my wife Corrie, a local French teacher, at church where we were both involved as youth leaders in our 20s; we were married in 1983. We work very closely together in the church and enjoy walks in the Essex countryside. We still live in Woodford and have 3 grown up children, Matthew, Rachel and Laura.