As the founder and Senior Pastor of Joy Christian Centre (JCC), Rev. William Eli Sunu is a gifted communicator and Bible teacher. His passion is to bring people to Jesus and challenge believers to live a deeper, meaningful Christian lifestyle. Born and raised in Ghana, he dedicated his life to Jesus in 1986 at Grace Outreach Church and a year after relocating to the UK, was called into Christian ministry in 1992.Graduating from the Centre for International Christian Ministry (C.I.C.M.) in 1992, William has served as an associate Pastor in two independent churches.
He married Agnes in 1997 and they planted their first church in Bermondsey, London in 1998. After four years leading their church, William and Agnes moved their family to Basildon, Essex where they planted Joy Christian Centre in January 2004, starting with 10 adults and 3 children.
Pastor William holds a Masters degree in Missional Leadership from Bangor University, Wales and he currently serves as a trustee for Charis Communications and JCC. As an accredited minister of Churches in Communities International (C.I.C.), an Apostolic network of churches and ministries, William is a sought after conference speaker.
Joy Christian Centre administration team helps with the day to day running of events which the church conducts. This team is also experienced in carrying out secretarial duties. If you wish to speak to a Pastor or have an enquiry about anything please call, 01268 559509 (Tues-Fri Only)
JOY Nation Choir is a body of committed Christians who worship the Lord by performing a wide variety of songs from Traditional Hymns to more contemporary gospel songs. Joy Nation has performed at many events such as Basildon Praise in the Park and Joy Christian Centre’s annual International Day celebration.
The JCC Men ministry currently holds regular events geared towards challenging, encouraging men as well as inspiring the younger males within the church.
Women fellowship at Joy Christian Centre is currently headed by Pastor Agnes Sunu and a team that fast and pray with the purpose to seek God’s direction for the ministry. We have a number of initatives at JCC to provide support and encouragement to ladies of all ages by offering Saturday morning breakfast meetings.
Joy Christian Centre’s Youth department is a group of 11-25-year olds. Our focus is to provide a place where the young adults of JCC deepen their relationship with Christ and grow in the community with another.
OUR CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE.
We have talented Sunday School teachers who help encourage and teach the young ones about the word of God and who God is. Children within this department are very talented and often showcase some of this talent to the congregation on Sundays.
Ushers are 1st and most important contact with the church. This ministry provides assistance, from welcoming guests and members to church to helping parents with their child/children.
This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayers..." - Mark 9:29
We believe what the Bible says about prayer.
JCC prayer warriors meet every Saturday and intercede on behalf of the church and the world and together we have victory.