Welcome to Family Church Portsmouth!
We’re Steuart & Carla Payne, the Congregational Pastors of Family Church Portsmouth. We’ve been working alongside Andy & Gina, our Senior Pastors, since 1998, soon after they started Family Church. We have served as leaders in the Portsmouth congregation throughout this time, as well as being involved with establishing other Family Church congregations. We have two sons, Corban and Elliot, who love church and, as a family, we are hugely passionate about building the local church and seeing people discover their God-given purpose and potential.
We’d love to see you at one of our services soon. We meet every Sunday at The Portsmouth Academy (on the corner of Fratton Road/St. Mary’s Road). A massive welcome awaits you, your friends and your family and we have a team on hand every week to specifically serve and assist you as a first-time guest in any way they can. During the rest of the week we run many other church activities and community programmes at our own building, the Empower Centre Portsmouth (83-87 Kingston Road).
On a Sunday, if you are a family attending with children, you’ll be able to sign your children into their very own age-specific program for a fun-filled time during the service. Each week we have a time of praise and worship led by our band followed by some relevant and practical Bible-based teaching that you’ll be able to apply in your everyday life.
Beyond Sunday mornings, there is loads to get involved with at Family Church Portsmouth. We have a number of Connect Groups and discipleship courses running throughout the week, a range of social events always going on, and loads more – you’ll never get bored in Family Church!
So whatever your age or background – whether you’re new to the area, looking for a refreshing church experience, or simply inquisitive about the whole ‘God thing’, we’d love you to come and visit us soon – we can’t wait to meet you!