Leadership Team

Chris and Toria Clifton-Brown


Chris is Freedom Church’s Lead Elder, having felt called move to Liverpool from Leeds with Toria in 2013 to plant Freedom Church. They have been married since 2003(?) and have three children – Jessica, Noah and Oliver. Chris works part-time for Freedom Church whilst running his own steel business. Toria is a qualified teacher, and is employed one day per week by the chuch, overseeing our kids and youth work and Baby Basics project! The C-B family love playing games and opening up their home to guests – where Toria can always be relied upon to provide an amazing meal!

Matt and Becky Ashworth


Matt and Becky moved to Liverpool in 2014 – also from Leeds – and have been married since 2006. They have three children – Erin, Elijah and Evelyn. Matt splits his time between his role as a Senior Probation Officer and working as an Elder for Freedom Church. Becky is a doctor working part-time in a Liverpool hospital. The Ashworth family love outdoor pursuits, and regularly enjoy climbing, camping and walking together – all fuelled by their love of great coffee!

Chris and Debbie Butland


Chris and Debbie are native scousers who were delighted to move back home to Liverpool from Leeds in 2013 and help plant Freedom Church. Married since 2004, they have three children – George, Chloë and Jacob. Chris works full time as an Elder for Freedom Church, whilst Debbie works part time for a local charity – the Big Help Project. Chris is a big football fan whilst Debbie loves crafts and baking – meaning weekends are a great opportunity to go their house to enjoy a match on the telly with a generous portion of home-made cake!