Senior Leaders - Pastors Ian & Rachel Fowkes

Senior Leader - Pastors Ian & Rachel Fowkes



Ian and Rachel met in 1990 while nursing in London and were married the following year here in ACF, Rachel’s home church. They both sensed a call to serve God and after leaving London moved to the Romney Marsh where they served as volunteer leaders of the youth ministry. They returned to ACF in 2000 under the leadership of Pastor David Lamb and Ian became full time youth pastor and led the youth work with Rachel for 7 years. They went on to serve as missionary pastors in Indonesia for 6 months before returning to Kent where they both served at Life Church Folkestone in the worship team, youth ministry and Bible school.


In 2015 they were invited to join the leadership team at ACF and serve as associate pastors. Ian and Rachel both have a passion to see every member of the church experiencing the full life and freedom that God has called them to and to flow in all the gifts He has endowed each one with to make Jesus known in our community.


They also want to see the church impact the community through practical love and they head up the Vinnie’s Diner lunch outreach, the ACF Food Bank and Ian oversees the Ashford Churches Together Winter Night Shelter.


January 2019 Pastor Ian Fowkes and Pastor Rachael Fowkes were appointed Senior Leaders of Ashford Christian Fellowship.