We are really privileged to have an amazing Leadership Team.

Our team is made up of people from a range of backgrounds and professions, creating a fun, down-to-earth and faith-filled atmosphere at City Life. The team has a combined wealth of wisdom and life experience, and a passion for both God and people. They are dedicated to reaching out inclusively with the good news of Jesus and serving people in a culturally relevant way.

Pastors Daniel & Laura Harman

Senior Pastor

Daniel and Laura Harman co-lead CLC and have been married since 2005. They have two beautiful children called Talia and Sophie. Daniel is a second generation pastor and started preaching and leading at 15 years of age.  Daniel is a passionate, faith-filled visionary leader with a big dream, a big heart and governmental authority. He’s a strong teacher of the Word of God and is able to communicate in a way that people understand, can relate to and most importantly connect with.  In his spare time he enjoys reading, fitness training, following Portsmouth Football Club, eating out, music, and marketing. Laura is a gifted singer and songwriter and is actively involved in leading one of the CLC worship teams. She also enjoys watching movies, crafts, cooking, DIY, interior design, shopping, listening to music and having fun with friends.

Andy and Becky Haddow

Students Pastor

Andy and Becky Haddow moved to Portsmouth from Swansea in 2012 shortly after their wedding. Andy is our Students Pastor and is very involved in the local university. Andy is passionate about seeing a new generation rise up and live in the destiny God has for them.  Andy loves business, technology, running, playing sports and following Liverpool Football Club. Becky has a passionate heart for the poor and oppressed, and set up the Overflow food hamper ministry, which has been a powerful outreach in our city. Becky now oversees our Creche Team.   Professionally, Becky works in a primary school in Portsmouth and is an outstandingly gifted teacher.  In her spare time she enjoys baking, reading, crafts, watching films, and spending time with family and friends. In 2016 Andy and Becky had their first child, little Zachary, he’s the best.

Lindsey Mann

Leadership Consultant

Lindsey Mann is a very knowledgeable, wise and experienced Bible teacher who has travelled all over the world teaching, preaching and ministering the Word of God. He has Pastored several churches, been a key trouble-shooter for Elim, and also used to be the Head Master of a school. Lindsey is the founder of Word of Truth International Ministries and also serves on board the CLC Leadership Team as a Consultant and Mentor. Lindsey is passionate about sharing the word of God and discipling others to reach their full potential in Christ. In his spare time he enjoys travel, cricket and supports Chelsea football club.

Bill and Susan Harman


Bill and Susan are both ordained ministers and have been actively involved in leadership with several prominent ministries, including pastoring a church for almost ten years. Bill and Susan lead the Prayer Ministry Team and the SOZO Healing Ministry as well as a mixed Thursday Night Life Group. They are also involved in the preaching ministry and they run an annual Freedom In Christ discipleship course. They have been happily married for more than 33 years, have two sons, two Daughters-in-Law and four Granddaughters. With a love for life, a very young outlook and helping others to achieve their potential, they are known to many affectionately as ‘Mum & Dad’. Bill has a passion for cars and won numerous trophies for rally racing in his earlier years. He also enjoys working with students, relaxing holidays and spending time with family. Susan loves comedy and having fun, researching family history, cooking, knitting, crafts, travel and going to musicals.

Barbara Dollimore

Joint Leadership Team

Barbara Dollimore has come from a background as a science teacher and got saved on an Alpha Course at CLC many years ago. Barbara runs one of the largest Life Groups at CLC and is part of the Pastoral Care Team. She has a strong giftings in teaching, pastoral care and organisation. In her spare time she enjoys making jewellery, arts and crafts, and going to the gym.

Mark Hayward

Mark and Rachel Hayward

Youth Pastor

Mark & Rachel Hayward are a newly married couple who lead the youth ministry at City Life Church together.

They are passionate about helping young people reach their full potential, have their own unique identity and most of all – enter in to relationship with Jesus.

Naomi Hargreaves Thakur

Joint Leadership Team

Naomi is married to Deepak and they have a daughter named Esther. Naomi is a gifted member of the body of Christ who has a passion for the lost and a heartfelt desire for God’s transformation of the City and beyond. With her pastoral gifting she has shown God’s love to others and has been true to the great commission to “make disciples” consistently helping others to grow in maturity of faith. She has demonstrated herself to be a courageous and inspirational leader and visionary in her role with local charity Faith & Football over many years, helping to make a difference and change the lives of all those she meets. Within City Life Naomi heads up 24/7 prayer and leads a life group.

Paul Cowdrey

Joint Leadership Team

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