Why Equip4?

Our aims and goals

The sole aim of Equip4 is to make Leaders who then go and make Leaders.

This training charity was founded by Leigh Coates in 2016 after he, his wife Bec and the Hope Whitby team had started and expanded the decentrilised organisation. 

Leigh, being a keen networker, pioneer and coach, connected with other leaders around the country and afar. From this he found that God had given them a unique style of church. After further development, Leigh started to feed some of the ideas and experiences they used into the 'missional movement.' 

After linking up with Kairos connexions, Fresh Stream, 5Q, Catalyse Change and other networks. Leigh found being being a voice to help change.

Equip4 now has the experiences and platform to help other organisations (Christian and secular) networks, denominations, churches and leaders to change a culture.




CEO & Founder

Leigh Coates


Leigh states that he passionate about releasing people in their purpose given gifts, and also believes that the five fold ministry is an important tool that God gave to equip His church. He has done a lot of research on social spaces, which he believes are a great tool to release gospel communities in any circumstance. Leigh has experience of a very centralised/traditional, hub/releasing churches to be a completely decentralised model.  This is also easily reproducible in secular organisations.


His aim in this whole project is to pass on what God has given him, whether that is preaching or teaching or showing God's power through praying for healing and miracles.


Leigh has over 10 years of leadership and management. He has an entrepreneurial mind set, setting up two organisations from scratch. He has also achieved a level 7 diploma in leadership and management.

Quote 'I have had the privilege of working with some of what I would call the top missional leaders in the world. I love to learn and pass on the information to others, I could burst with excitement!' 

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Leigh Coates




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