Joel Tarbutton grew up in Atlanta Georgia and made his way to the UK by way of California. Now the Pastor of New Life Church Letchworth, Joel is a born pioneer, bringing his unique creative vision to everything he works on. Previously touring the world with a theatre company telling the story of the Gospel, building a theatre school in Liverpool and working for NatWest, Joel’s heart for people and for God is evident in everything he does.
Since taking over leadership of the church, Joel has been instrumental in instigating the Churches Together initiative in Letchworth Garden City, facilitating town wide events, pioneering outreach gallery events, enabling the Make Lunch project to combat holiday hunger as well as recently developing a new venue for the growing church community. Joel loves to work collaboratively across Letchworth with other churches and community organisations. He also speaks internationally on church leadership and training.
Joel loves being married to Beth and the father to their 4 awesome children. He loves to cook and to some people’s annoyance, supports Manchester United.
Joel has responsibility for oversight and vision and currently oversees the Men’s Ministry.