Meet the Ministers

Rev. John and Pauline Parker

John and Pauline were married in 1970 when John was pastoring in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Before this John was an Assemblies of God Home Missions Herald and Worker involved in following up Missions and leading Church Plants.

They were at Castleford a total of seven years, and moved to Nottinghamwhere they pastored the Strelley Assembly for 14 years which grew to 80 people. They were then called to the WigstonChurch, completing 15 years there. The WigstonChurchis about 130 strong but it ministers to a large number of children and young people touching 400 people a week.

John has also trained as a Social Worker and has been engaged in various aspects of this work. His experience has led to roles with the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service and leading courses at Mattersey Hall College. He has also helped to run Link Fellowship and edit the Link Magazine. Pauline trained as a teacher and has worked part time at Leicester College but is retiring at Christmas. Pauline has been fully engaged in pastoral work with John through their pastorates.

The last two years has seen them in a wider ministry in ministering mainly to churches without pastors. This has led to a relationship building up with the Corby Pentecostal Church and a call to the pastorate here.

John and Pauline see great potential in this expanding town. The challenge is great but God is great. John and Pauline see a love and desire to reach out to the wide community in the church members.

A verse that God has given them for Corby is Haggai 2:19 FROM THIS DAY WILL I BLESS YOU. This speaks of God’s blessing for a new day despite the difficulties and adversities which define the times we live in. The blessing embraces God’s smile, God’s Spirit and God’s grace. The verse speaks of a fresh commitment for a new day. The Pentecostal church in Corby, established for 60 years and still a thriving community of worshippers. Here, at our church, we are committed to bringing the message of hope and salvation to a needy and troubled world. We believe that this message can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ.

A local community of God’s people: a church that makes a difference.

                                 

Meet the Christian Ministers

REV. BRUNO AND JOANNE KONDABEKA

Andy is the founder and senior leader of Family Church, located inPortsmouth, on the south coast ofEngland. He is a visionary leader who has seen the church grow from 12 people on its first day to well over 600 in ten years. He is also planting out other churches: the first one inGosport opened in 2005 and Havant opened in 2009 – all three churches are growing steadily.

Welcome to Chichester Family Church! We are a welcoming and exciting multicultural newly launched church in the heart ofChichesterwith a passion to enhance the lives of men and women in our sphere of influence.

We hope that you will feel at home as you join us on our amazing journey. Our desire is to be a community which is passionate for God, loving towards one another and caring to the world. AtChichesterFamilyChurch, our vision is to be “salt and light” to our community ensuring we always add value to every man, woman and child we come into contact with.

We also believe that you are special and precious to God, that you were created for a specific purpose and that as a church; we are here to help you discover and meet your potential! Take a look around our site to find out more about our church or, better still, join us at one of our services! If you’d like to get in touch.

OUR VISION

At Chichester Family Church, our vision is to be “Salt and Light” to our community by impacting everyone we meet with the good news of the gospel. We aim to equip every person to reach their potential, released to serve in their area of passion and encouraged to use their God given abilities.

OUR VALUES

  • We are passionate for God
  • We love God with our whole heart: we worship God wholeheartedly; we give generously; we serve enthusiastically; and we live our lives openly and joyfully.
  • We are loving towards one another
  • We are committed to promoting each other’s welfare and adding value to their lives; committed to being accountable; committed to serving one another; and committed to releasing people’s potential.

At Chichester Family Church

Explore. Most of the things we enjoy today have come as a result of people refusing to accept the status quo and stepping out beyond the norm to explore other possibilities. It is our desire to give people the opportunity and the freedom to explore their relationship with God so that they can have their own ‘eureka’ moment.

Experience. Exploration always leads to an experience, and experience creates stronger convictions. People can argue and debate with us about all sort of things but they will never take away our experience.

Expand. Experience helps us to grow. God has endowed each one of us with so much potential and ability and it is our dream to do all we can to enable you to reach your full potential and become what God intended.

                             

 

 

Meet the Ministers

 

Rev. Ken and Christine Williamson

Ken is the Senior Pastor ofBethel–London’sRiversideChurch. He operates with a very strong visionary gift that together with the other leaders around him are leading the church on a fantastic journey of faith, purpose and destiny. Without a shadow of a doubt, Ken is convinced that this church, like all local churches should be prevailing and he is committed to a breathtaking and amazing future and is strongly convinced that its journey is a story to be told.

WELCOME TO BETHEL – London’s Riverside Church located in Dagenham on the east side of London, England.

Located just 12 miles east of centralLondon, we are making a difference not only in our local community but across our capital,London and the world. The church mix is all age and truly multi cultural. We are a growing church with approximately thirty six different nationalities found amongst us. One church – many nations. Hundreds of people have already chosen to makeBethel –London’sRiversideChurch their spiritual home. It is our desire that we continue to become a “House of All Nations”.

COMMUNITY LIFE

Here atBethelChurch, “Community Life” is the name of our small group programme. It is our mission:-

 “To REACH community by building community”

We believe as a church that we can build a small group programme that will give our people the care and discipleship they need to be all that God wants them to be. As we build good values into our groups we will model good community that will be attractive to the whole of East London.

It is our vision:-

“To build a church where everybody is connected, valued and bringing life to their communities”

Community is people with a common purpose and values sharing life together. The small groups atBethelChurch will be built around common purpose and provide people with:

  Choice 

  Connectivity

  Discipleship

  And Fun

                              

 

            

Meet the Christian Ministers

Rev. Steve Peach

IT’S A CHAMPION RESULT

FOR BIG EFFORT 

IN the 12 months since Pastor Peach took over at Tipton Christian Centre (TCC), the church has reached out to all 14 schools in the town and has also been awarded the title of Community Champion.

So how did all this come about? It started when Steve heard about a project called the Big Spring Clean last year.

He explained, ‘I haven’t changed the vision of the church because having been there for ten years I was part of the existing vision. It was a bit like Joshua taking over from Moses.

‘But I was given more of a community focus to branch out into the town.

‘We got involved with different community organisations and discovered that there was a massive void for us to fill.

‘Then I heard about a project called the Big Spring Clean, where the council, the government, and other organisations got involved in cleaning up the streets and wanted to get the schools involved. We heard of it and got ourselves into its The Big Spring Clean culminated in TCC being invited into a local school after meeting with the headteacher. Steve said, ‘They wanted to get involved in the Big Spring Clean but didn’t want to go out of the school grounds. So we went into the school and cleaned the grounds.

‘Hundreds of kids got involved, then the parents brought their kids to our kids’ work and that’s helped us as a church and has increased our congregation.

‘Just the other week, I was in a school preaching to over 1,000 kids and around 70 staff – and I got invited back for a three-hour RE lessons ‘It was a great time of my youth leader and I explaining the gospel, sharing Jesus and our testimonies. From there all the schools and people who were involved nominated us as a church and we were given the title of Community Champion’.

This year the church is getting even more involved with the Big Spring Clean, and has offered to help the council run the project because of budget cuts. Steve said, ‘It’s amazing how we’ve seen God move since we went out into the community’.

Another success that the church will be repeating this year is their involvement in the local Canal Fest.

Steve said, ‘Last year we were involved in that and did a big open air, where three churches shut down on a Sunday and held their Sunday service in a marquee.

There were 150 inside the marquee and the same number outside. This year they’ve promised us a bigger marquee!’ And Steve said the church loves to help people in a practical way, which they were able to do last Christmas.

He said, ‘An organisation that we worked with told us about a family that only had three beds for their four children, and no bedding.

‘We were able to provide a brand new bed and brand new bedding for the other beds.

‘The family didn’t just get touched by us, but by God through us. Just being in the community has made a massive difference.’

And this Easter looks set to be no different with the church planning to be part of a Good Friday March of Witness around the town’

                               

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               Rev. Matthew and Sian James

Mathew James is the Pastor at The Rock Community Church. He is married toSianand they have 2 grown up children, Tom and Carys.

TheRockCommunityChurchis an outward looking family church, centred on Christ, and relying on God’s Word and God’s Spirit. People of all ages and backgrounds find a warm welcome among us.

The Rock Community Church meets at the OldInfantsSchool, High Street, Gilfach Goch. As a church, our aim is to practically serve the communities of Gilfach Goch and Evanstown, demonstrating the love of Jesus in everything that we do.

We have weekly activities for children aged between 6 and 10, and also a youth club, on a Friday evening for ages 11 to 16. Our church prayer meeting is held on a Wednesday evening and our services on Sunday begin @ 11.00am and 6.00pm, with Sunday School being held for the younger children during the morning meeting.

You will receive a warm welcome at any of our services. We look forward to seeing you.

TheRockCommunityChurchoffers a FREE bus service to and from the church for both of the Rock Solid meetings.

If this is something you would be interested in, for your children, please use the contact details listed at the bottom of this page to get in touch with us.

Email : info [at] therockcommunitychurch.co.uk

                               

Meet the Christian Ministers

                            

                 Rev. Sidney and Cathey Ceney

The church was started by a small group of people in the late 1940s.

For some time the services were held in a rented room above the Wheatsheaf pub in Brownhills.

In May 1952 the building in Brickiln Streetwas opened.  

In 1981 an extension was built to accommodate the growing congregation, and other major refurbishments have been completed more recently.

Pastor Sid Ceney and his wife have led the church since 1976

MISSIONS – San Antonio, Philippines

The Assembly Of God Church,San Antonio,Zambales,Philippinesstarted in 1979 through the pioneering efforts of the then newly wed couple, Pastor Eduard and Sister Vivian Advincula, together with an English couple Ian and Pauline, who at that time were missionaries sent toSan AntoniofromCalvaryChurch,Brownhills,UK.

From nothing, they scouted for a place and shared the Word of God by God’s grace and guidance. Praise and Worship started in a small rented room, until such time that they had to rent a separate and bigger place for holding services because the number of members grew as the days went by. Glory to God!

Crusades were held and Pastor Sid Ceney from Calvary Church was the quest speaker. Two to three families gave their hearts to the Lord at that time. From this theAOGChurchinSan Antoniowas born. Since Ian and Pauline, and Pastor Sid returned to England they have continued to raise funds for the AOG Church in San Antonio.

In 1982, a lot for the Church building was acquired through the help of Sister Pauline and her family and some generous people from her place. Praise God because in just a few months, the church building was erected. Church services then became more comfortable for the members, and Bible Studies grew as new members were added.

                            

 

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                          Rev. John and Pam Hibbert

I was born in 1946, son of a coal miner and brought up on a counsel estate.  We were quite poor, resorting to coats to supplement blankets in the winter months.  I often helped scrape the ice of the INSIDE of the windows. 

My parents were Christians and took me to church, which became my favourite place in the entire world.  Even as a little boy I loved the presence of God and I yearned to know Him.  When I was eleven I was baptised in the Holy Spirit and have never been the same since. 

Although after leaving school I became a draughtsman in light engineering, I knew that my calling was to preach the Gospel.  Through a miraculous arrangement by God, when I was 21yrs old, I became assistant pastor to David Powell at Rotherham, where I remained for five years. 

In 1968 I was married to my wife Pam and in 1972, again by an overwhelming answer to prayer I moved to Mansfield Woodhouse, where I have remained to the present. 

My passion is to know God more and serve Him by winning the lost.  The evangelistic wing of our church is called International Outreach (see www.internationaloutreach.org.uk) and we have been active in Honduras, Hong Kong, U.S.A, Colombia, Turkey, France and other parts of the world. 

In 1980 we held a campaign in the Las Arenas Bull Ring in Barcelona.  At that time the Lord told us that one day we would return and gave us a promise of thousands of souls.  We have prayed for Barcelona for 30yrs until God indicated to us in September 2009 that it was time to return.  We are planning six nights in the Palau Sant Jordi stadium in June 2012 (capacity 18,000).  We need God’s people to pray and give, so that multitudes might come to Christ (see www.barcelona2012.co.uk). 

I have four children and six grandchildren and am so thankful that they are all in His Kingdom. 

                               

Meet the Christian Ministers

                                 

                    Rev. Ron and Elvira Crahart

I was born in the West Wales village of Loughor, the home of the 1904/5 revival, where I grew up with first hand accounts of that Sovereign move of God.   My maternal grandparents were George and Rachel Vale, who were converted to Christ during the revival.  They went on to pioneer two Pentecostal Churches: one in Tonypandy in 1907 and the other in Gorseinon some years later. 

My grandmother led me to Christ when I was six years of age and from that early age I was aware of the hand of God on my life.   During my teenage years I was greatly helped and encouraged by my pastor, Selwyn Hughes.

In 1957 I entered Kenley Bible College, where Donald Gee was the Principal.   This proved to be an invaluable time in a number of ways.   It was there that I met my lovely wife to be, Elvira Seary, who had already spent one term at the College.   Elvira came to know the Lord under the ministry of a Canadian Evangelist.

After spending two terms together, Elvira returned home to Crosskeys in south Wales.   We were married at the Crosskeys Pentecostal Church on September 12th 1959, when Pastor Wilfred Mercy conducted the service..

Elvira then joined me in ministry at the Ramsgate Assembly.   We went on to pastor churches in Skelmersdale, Middlesborough, South Kirkby, Ivy Church in Bristol and Norwich.

Under the clear leading of the Lord, we returned to the Newport area of south Wales.   There we served on a ministry team at an independent Pentecostal Fellowship before pioneering another work, where we continue to serve on the ministry team.

Elvira and I are now in our 52nd year of a very happy marriage.   God has blessed us with four children, ten grandchildren and five great grand-children.     

                                        

Meet The Ministers

                                     

                           Rev. David Flanders

David Flanders has lived in Cornwall all his life. He was converted when he was 14, six months later he was filled with the Holy Spirit and soon after began to preach in local churches. On leaving school he went into management with the Milk Marketing Board but the call of God was still strong upon him. In 1981 David felt compelled to leave his promising management career and give himself entirely to the Lord’s service.

Since then he has led hundreds of campaigns and missions from the Arctic Circle to Peru and from Romania to Houston. He has been involved in planting churches in Malta, Andorra, Sicily, Liechtenstein, Estonia and England. David holds a BA in theology from Calvary Bible Seminary and lectures in evangelism and mission in Bible Schools. He is the author of `Turning Yourself Inside Out’ as well as numerous tracts, pamphlets and articles.

He formed Jesus is the Answer International Mission (now DFM) in 1981 when his full time Christian work began. The ministry covers crusades, conferences, seminars and camps. David lives in Camelford with his wife Joy. They have two grown up children Thomas and Joanna two grandsons Solomon and Logan and a granddaughter Isabelle.

Soul’s Harbour was founded in 1987 by Pastor David Flanders  and his assistant Roy Little who is now with the Lord. A small group met in the Flanders’ home for a few months until they outgrew it and then moved to the St. John’s Hall. After about three years the Church moved into a leased property in Fore Street where it met for nine years.

In September 1999 Soul’s Harbour moved into the present building. Initially it was going to be a short term home but the Lord began to give us great vision for the Church in this situation. The Church united behind the vision to create a youth café and extensive facilities for youth and children in different parts of the building.

In May 2001 Soul’s Harbour bought the building and began renovation and remodelling. Financial help has come form a number of charities and local businesses have been very generous in donating materials.

Unusually for a rural church we have a distinct international flavour At Soul’s Harbour we are committed to creating a “Climate for Change” ~ changed lives, changed communities and a changed world.

                                

 

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                      Rev. Russell and Sarah Westfield

Hi and welcome to New Life. We hope you find what you’re looking for.

We believe that church is both a fun thing to be a part of and an important thing to belong to and we would love to have you visit us anytime. Here at New Life we try and express an enthusiasm for life in all we do and we’re excited that a message of hope and transformation through Jesus is reaching the community of North Lincolnshire through our events and projects.

We believe in a big God, build big people and belong to a big church.

You can find out much more about New Life throughout this site but why not just pop along to our weekly Sunday Celebrations at 10am where you can get a taste of our flavour and also receive an invite to our regular Fresher’s Buffet.

Thanks for dropping by. God bless you.

Vision

Our Message: Hope to the People of North Lincolnshire
With a population of just over 150,000 North Lincolnshire may not be the largest county in Britain but it has no shortage of needs and one in particular – Hope.
People place hope in so many things but their hope is usually in vain and sometimes their hope is abused. New Life wants to lead people to the one true source of eternally reliable hope – Jesus the Christ.

Our Motto: Same Jesus – Different Flavour Church

There are so many great churches out there. We applaud all the bible-believing churches in North Lincolnshire that point to Jesus as God’s rescue plan for mankind – they are doing an awesome work.
We at New Life celebrate God’s diversity and creativity and recognise that he is like a gardener who plants different types of flower, plant, shrub and vegetable in His garden.

Within the garden of North Lincolnshire there are wonderful bible-believing churches which have a common dna yet their fragrances and flavours are totally distinct. New Life is a large lively Pentecostal church with an enthusiasm for life and a love for our county. Come along and have a taste.

Our Mandate: Making Maturing Mobilising Disciples

New Life aims to give every man woman and child in our county an opportunity to respond to the great news of Jesus. We are committed to not just making nominal Christians but to fully obeying the instructions of Jesus and making disciples. The teachings of the Bible are geared to helping people deal with their past, delight in the present and discover their God-given destiny. Disciples love and serve God despite their circumstances and know what it is to live life to the full.

Our Method: Discipleship through Cells and Twelves

The basic building blocks of New Life are its cell groups. This is where Christians are best grown, best equipped and best loved. These cells are designed to multiply and new believers and people looking for answers are always welcomed. Our Men’s, Women’s, Youth and Children’s ministry are all done through cell groups with each separate grouping being called a Net. The Cell Leaders themselves are envisioned and discipled in groups of twelve and each is encouraged to raise their own “12”. This principle of twelve makes sure that every leader is ministered to and that each one is accountable.

We are committed to helping people progress in their faith and ministry in Jesus and our four stage Ladder of Success has helped many new believers develop into great cell and department leaders.
    

                            

                                

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