Who we are
We are a vibrant, multicultural, non-denominational church based at the Urban Saints’ building in the heart of Luton, with a vision to be a community of people committed to Jesus as Lord, who love God, love people and make disciples of all nations.
NCF church is part of the Mission Vision, a global community of churches led by Igreja Evangélica Nova Aliança in Brazil, whose senior pastors are Raimundo Nonato and Maria de Jesus.
Iva and Henrique dos Santos serve as our Pastors, giving vision, direction and pastoral support to the church as a whole. Hailing from Brazil, they have been working in England since 2002 in response to a strong call from God to come to Luton and a vision that their work here would be part of revival in England. They have been pastors at this church since its inception in October 2011.
They have a passion for Jesus, for introducing Him to other people so that they too may have a saving and loving relationship with Him, and for seeing people grow in their faith, become more Christlike and walk more in step with the Holy Spirit. They have three children, Thirza [now married and living in Scotland], Hannah and Pedro, and they love meeting people and entertaining.
They are supported in their work by a pastoral support team, which includes the church trustees, and by other teams.
We have a range of teams to help run the church. This not only spreads the load, but enables members to fulfil their dreams and use their God given talents and gifts in the service of His church. Serving in a team will also help you meet new people, build new friendships and make a positive contribution to the church. There are so many teams in which you can get involved, from administration, welcoming visitors or being in the catering team, to assisting with Kids’ Church or our youth work, from playing in the worship team or assisting with the sound system, to serving with the DX club or working in our teaching team.
Do let us know your gifts, dreams and areas where you want to be involved. We will be delighted to slot you into a team and give you the training and support required. Speak to one of the pastors this weekend and get to know more about how you can get involved.