Noel Atkins

Noel serves as a Deacon and manages the CAP (Christians Against Poverty) at New Life Church, providing debt counselling and food parcels across Worthing.  Noel holds a City & Guilds in Debt Counselling, and a Diploma in Theology from Elim Bible College and is an Advocate of the Charity “Acts 435” getting small grants for residents replacing white goods and school uniforms.  Noel is an elected member of Worthing Borough Council for the past 21 years and an elected member of West Sussex County Council for the past 7 years.  Noel served in the Royal Navy for 20 years driving warships and being a diving instructor and was decorated by HM Queen Elizabeth II.  Noel pastored and preached the gospel at the English Speaking Church in Denmark for 15 years.  Noel is married to Helena, Danish-born and they have 5 adult children, 2 boys and 3 girls and 2 grandchildren.  Noel used to captain a Royal Naval rugby team and enjoys watching rugby now.