The Beacon

Langdon Square, Coulby Newham

Middlesbrough, TS80TF


Sunday Service 10:15am

Langdon Square Community Centre, TS80TF

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meet the team

Rev Stephen Sutton

Me and my wife Leah moved to Teesside in 2010 after training for ordination at Spurgeon's College in London. We love Teeside and feel strongly called by Jesus to this area and the people here. We are passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus and working towards His Kingdom growing. We have four super loud kids and love leading the best Church in the world.


Stephen is also the facilitator of Transforming Teesside Together, a Trustee for Together Middlesbrough and a council member of the Evangelical Alliance.

associate MINISTER

Vincent is married to his wife Emma (Since November of 2014).  He has received a degree from Texas A&M University (BAHons Classics/History) and has nearly finished his M.A. Missiology (Theology degree).  Vincent believes his goal as the Youth Worker and Ministry team member at Coulby is to make disciples who make disciples.  He wants to see God’s Kingdom come in the hearts and lives of people here in Middlesbrough.  Vincent enjoys running, baking, a good cup of tea or coffee (black please!), and a good book.

children's/admin lead

Hi, I’m Emma! My husband Vincent and I moved to England from Texas to work with CNBC in February 2015. I was born and raised in Austin. Texas and attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. I graduated in December 2014 with a degree in International Art & Culture. I’m passionate about seeing others come to know Jesus and discipling young believers. I also enjoy reading, cooking, travelling, and spending time with my husband and our friends! If you see me at church or around the neighborhood, please come up to me and say “Howdy!” because I would love to meet you!

communities lead
/ safeguarding designated person

Hi! I'm Sarah and I am married to John and we have 2 children; Vikki and Benjamin and a step-daughter and a grandson. 
from Hertfordshire originally but I moved up here 25 years ago when John and
I got married and I love it here. I spend a lot of my time working at The Beacon - where l lead our
toddler group (Little Angels), manage our Foodbank distribution
centre and our Senior's Friendship Group.  I play
the flute and guitar and help out leading the worship in church, which I
love as it is so awesome the way God speaks and guides us so that the
worship and the message so often fit perfectly together when you have no
idea what the sermon is going to be about.  God is SO exciting and I love
following Him into new adventures!

leadership team

Having lived in the UK for over 5 years now, I try and say I'm a local, but the Michigan accent gives it away! I moved here in 2013 after making a deal with God that I'd trust Him with one year of my life, dipping my toe in missions and youth work, but He had bigger plans. I fell in love with Teesside and knew my time seeing young people's lives changed by Jesus wasn't over. Since then I've become part of so many life-changing projects such as Tees Valley Youth for Christ, Refresh Youth Service, Doulos, and also the leadership of CNBC. I'm a Marvel nerd, parmo fanatic, and love public speaking. My passion is seeing churches and people work together to see God's Kingdom break through in Teesside. 

debi lowrie
leadership team /

 I have a wonderful son, Sam (14). I always believed in God but it is only
since finding CNBC that I have really developed my relationship with Him and
I was baptised in 2015. That relationship grows daily and I never cease to
be amazed at how intricately God weaves his Goodness into out lives. My
faith grew even stronger through times of struggle and ill health, in these
times we really can feel that he is present with us, carrying us along.
I sometimes sing (if you can call it singing!) in the worship and I took
over as treasurer in 2018.
My passion is showing others love and kindness and hope that when they meet
me they also encounter God through me, by showing encouragement, love and
kindness to others you can transform someone's day and hopefully their life,
though I acknowledge that everything is in His timing.

leadership team

I’m Sally Middleton and I’m married to Jack. I have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. I’ve lived in Middlesbrough since 1996, simply because I met Jack and this is his town. I became a Christian in 1991 through a dream and hearing from God. I feel called to this area to serve God in whatever He asks.  I believe He speaks to each one of us and longs for us to tune in to Him and make space to hear Him.  His love for us is immeasurably deep and He wants the best for us.

leadership team /
Safeguarding trustee

I moved from Oswestry in Shropshire to Middlesbrough, with my wife Anne, in 2016 . We are both retired secondary school teachers and now mainly spend our time helping to look after our two granddaughters. I became a Christian in my teens and over the years I have been involved in Christian youth work, pastoral care and church leadership. I have a heart for social justice and pastoral care. Here in Middlesbrough I volunteer with the Foodbank and with Open Door North East. I enjoy sailing, hill-walking, photography, bird-watching, cooking, travel and learning Japanese.

leadership team

I'm Wendy Sutton. I'm married to Andrew and have 2 teenage  sons- Jack and Tom. I was born in Birmingham,  brought up in Portsmouth and have lived in Middlesbrough for the last 21 years.

I became a Christian at the age of 20 and keep discovering more about God's amazing and faithful love. We've been part of this church since we moved to Middlesbrough and I've been serving on the leadership team for most of the last 16 years.

I'm particularly interested in prayer ministry and healing. I love to play in the worship group and to generally 'help things happen'. I am also a trustee for Middlesbrough Foodbank.