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Who we are


Gud Först is passionate about seeing Jesus transform lives in the city of Gothenburg.

Who we Are

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"I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" - Jesus

Gud Först was started in 2014 when a group of 6 moved over from the UK to plant a church in the amazing city of Gothenburg. We met in homes and settled into the city before beginning to meet publicly as a church in the city centre. Now, in 2023, we are a growing, international church family who meet in Gamlestaden every Sunday morning and in small groups across the city throughout the week.

Over the years, we have seen God be faithful in all of life. That does not mean there have been no challenges - there have been plenty - but God has been faithful throughout!

Although we are still at the beginning of our journey it is a privilege to read in Matthew 16 that Jesus will build his church. We get to partner with him - to share the gospel, pray for the sick and live life together - but it is Jesus who builds his church.

God absolutely loves this city, and he has commissioned us to be a people who express His love wherever He has placed us.

Our DNA Values

We have 5 values that God has invited us to build into our DNA at Gud Först.

We hope that these values are displayed in everything that we do as church; from the Sunday gathering to small groups, prayer meetings, youth, and everything in between!

Our DNA Values

Our DNA values are:

Loving God

Loving Gothenburg

Loving Grace

Loving the Gospel

Loving the Gathering


We believe that scripture is clear about having relationships with other churches. God is building His church all around the world and it is a privilege to join with others on His mission.

God is building His church all around the world and it is a privilege to join with others on His mission.

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Newfrontiers - then and now. A video explaining our family tree.

The family of churches we have the privilege to partner with are:


Newfrontiers are a family of around 2000 churches in over 60 nations. Follow newfrontierstogether.org to find out more.

Christ Central

Within Newfrontiers we’re part of Christ Central, a network of churches aiming to make disciples in the nations of the world. Follow christcentralchurches.org to find out more.


What we do is only possible thanks to teams of people across every area of church life. Let us introduce to you the team leaders:

Leadership Team

If you want to know more about any of the teams that serve at Gud Först then please contact the relevant team leader.

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    Joshua leads the eldership team and takes responsibility for small groups, teaching and training.

  • Nina profile image


    Nina leads the welcome team. She hosts and preaches on Sunday mornings.

  • Aled and Chloe profile image

    Aled is part of the eldership team. He leads the worship team and preaches on Sunday mornings.

    Chloe leads the Kids Club team and hosts on Sunday mornings.

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    Jobin is one of the church elders. He leads a small group together with his wife Sonia and preaches on Sunday mornings.

  • Verity profile image

    Verity leads the media team and is responsible for designing visuals or marketing materials for different events.

  • Albin profile image

    Albin leads worship and preaches on Sunday mornings. He is responsible for looking after the church finances together with Oliver.

  • Cleyton profile image


    Cleyton leads a small group together with his wife Vanessa.

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