JASON MARRINER, SENIOR PASTOR
Jason has a love for all things Old School; you name it; hip-hop, drum & bass, breakdance or graffiti, who in God’s amazing plan, was brought from a life of crime into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!
He is now the Senior Pastor of Brixton Local Church and has six wonderful children Caleb, Keisha, Malachi, Maiah, Hope-Tia & Reuben and a great wife, Julie, who he has known since school days.
He enjoys entrepreneurship but his true passion is simple: he's enthusiastic about seeing people in Brixton and across London come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ!
FELIX AREMO, assistant pastor
Felix is a South Londoner raised by hard-working Nigerian parents in a loving Christian home. Despite this privilege, it was only as a teenager that he began to understand the good news of Jesus Christ. Rather than seeking to earn acceptance by God through his performance, Felix discovered God's forgiveness and Fatherly love through Jesus Christ. For this reason, Felix loves introducing people to Jesus and encouraging them to follow Him.
After studying at Durham University, Felix worked as an engineer in Newcastle for a couple of years and then served as a Bible teacher at St Oswald's Walkergate for 3 years. Following his exile in the North East, Felix returned to London to study Theology at Oak Hill College. Throughout this time he has been assisting Jay and serving BLoC: helping us apply God's word and training our leaders. He is married to the wonderful Efua and they're both excited about what God is doing through BLoC.
GABRIELLE SAMUEL, KIDS & YOUTH WORKER
Gabs grew up in a loving and lively home in the vibrant ‘Northern Powerhouse’ that is Manchester. Gabrielle was sent to church with her grandmother from infancy, but it wasn’t until she was 15 that she met Jesus Christ for herself.
Throughout her education Gabrielle grew in concern for her community. This led to involvement in a number of social enterprises and a decision to study Economics at Manchester University. It was in her final year at University that she was deeply convicted that whilst her community needed much governmental, societal and familial change, the only thing that brings lasting restoration is people coming to know Jesus. With the gospel and its implications ballooning in her heart and mind, a series of very fortunate events resulting in Gabrielle coming to London to study at Oak Hill Theological College. During this time she also served alongside the staff team at All Souls Langham Place – three long hard but vitally formative years. Upon leaving Oak Hill and having been involved with Brixton Local Church for a year, she joined London City Mission in order to serve the community of Brixton and BLoC.