27th August 2020
Here is a copy of the update that went out to King’s yesterday regarding Steve’s health.
Steve will now be taking a few weeks off to rest and recuperate and will not be posting any blogs during that time. However, there will be a final guest blog in the current series posted next week, so do watch out for that.
I am delighted to inform you that Steve is now home after five days in hospital. The pancreatitis is under control and he now needs time to rest and recharge. He is in good spirits and is very grateful for the skilful care of the NHS staff and for the prayers and love expressed by many at King's and the wider Newfrontiers family. Prayer is powerful! Can we ask you to continue to pray for a full and complete recovery for him?
We have agreed with Steve and Deb that, health permitting, he will return to work in mid-September, but we will continue to review and monitor this. Steve will probably need to undergo further tests in due course, but for now we are thankful for fantastic progress and that he is out of hospital.
Thank you so much for all your love and concern towards the Tibbert family. As we mentioned on Sunday, please do continue to pray, but also please be aware that we will need to give Steve and Deb some space during this next season. Can we ask you not to visit or phone them at this time? If you would like to send a message to Steve and Deb, you can email the church office and we will pass on your message to them.
I will continue to lead the church while Steve is recovering and will update you on any further news.
With much love,
Senior Associate Pastor
Posted by Phil Varley
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.