Steve & Velveta Thompson have come to the end of a very fruitful season serving as Music Directors & Worship Pastors at their local church, City Gates Christian Centre in Ilford, Essex, UK. They served for seven years, starting with a team of just over 25 people, and building it to over 70 people, made up of musicians, singers, dancers, AV & PA operators, set-up & pack-down teams, etc. Steve says, “The City Gates Worship Team have been great to lead, our motto being, ‘the place in the worship team is reserved for the committed not the talented.’ It really has been our sincerest pleasure to have led such committed team members who have such a passion for God …” Velveta will continue to serve Julia Derbyshire and the City Women team. Steve & Velveta are very excited about their continual work in training worship teams, as well as offering consultancy, music production and arrangement work … and of course, they remain passionate about serving the various countries they continue to visit, teaching on worship and the importance of maintaining integrity in the lived-out worship lifestyle. Steve continues to teach at London School of Theology having been a lecturer there for over 15 years. Please continue to pray for the Thompsons as they continue to serve the Kingdom of God through their many faceted gifts and talents and most importantly, their calling in the area of Music & Worship.