Meet the Christian Ministers

Rev. Paul and Margaret Fermor

Margaret and Paul Fennor came to Kentin 1999 to pastor DealPentecostal
Church. Paul began his
training for the ministry in 1989nin PLYMOUTH, Devon. After a year of academic study, Paul together with
Margaret pastored a church in Stowmarket, Suffolk.
After completing further studies, Paul was ordained as a minister with Elim Pentecostal
Churches as well as pioneering a
church in Bridgwater, Somerset.
During their time in Bridgwater, Margaret and Paul hosted “Discipleship Schools”
where people from the UK
and overseas came for intense training before being encouraged to go and make
disciples of all nations. Many of those students are still ministering
effectively in various parts of the world.

Paul is Chairman and Treasurer of the South East Region of
the Assemblies of God and on the national AoG Appeals Panel.

Locally Paul is Chairman of the Deal Area Churches
Together, Chaplain with the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust at the
Deal Station and Critical Incident Chaplain with Kent County Council.

In 2004, Paul graduated with a Master’s degree in
Pentecostal Studies from the University
of Wales, Bangor through the Assemblies of God Bible
College at Mattersey, Notts. He studied Church History and Spiritual Gifts, researching
the effect of miracles on faith throughout Church history.

As Margaret and Paul declare God’s Word they regularly see
signs, wonders and miracles. The Word of God which is at work in you who
believe – 1 Thessalonians 2: 13. Their main emphasis is Emmanuel – God dwelling
with His people because of the New Covenant that Jesus introduced.

Meet the Christian Ministers

Rev. David and Margaret Fiddy

David is from the East of England and was brought up in a Christian family environment. He came to faith in Jesus in his childhood and felt the call of God on his life in his early teens.

Margaret is from the Home Counties and she too was brought up in a Christian family. She came to faith in Jesus in her mid teens and life has never been the same since.

David and Margaret have been involved in church life for over 25 years in a variety of roles. They have been involved in church planting, children’s work, pastoring, preaching, teaching, mentoring and worship.

David and Margaret enjoy serving God together and they are the parents of 2 children, one of whom has special needs.

Both David and Margaret have been involved with mission, travelling to Africa,IndiaandSouth-east Asia.

Their heart is to see God at work in Devizes, building and strengthening the body of Christ so that we can impact our community with the love of God.

VISION

The vision of the church is based on the following mission statement:

‘The purpose of Rock Community Church is to give every man, woman and child the opportunity of understanding the Gospel and to provide a church where they can grow and develop in ministry for the glory of God.’

The mission statement sees itself fulfilled in the life and community of the church as we seek to follow the Great Commission and Great Commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Great Commission is based on Matthew 28:18-20 – ‘Jesus said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’ NIV

The Great Commandment is based on what Jesus said in John 13:34-35, ‘A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’  This is tied in closely with the what Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-39: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.’

Alongside this, our desire and passion is to see a number of things happening in the church which will cause an effect in our local community: worship and praise that is extravagant and real, and through which He moves in the house and the local community.

We see the church as a place of Worship, Word, Work and Witness; a place of Decision, Discipleship and Destiny; a place of Fun, Fellowship, Faith and Family.

We see the church as a place where God dwells, a place where God inspires and empowers people for life, and where the people are God-centred in what they do, say and live; which is in turn lived out by the people on a daily basis in their locality – in school, work, home and community.

We see church as a place of Solid Foundation, Sure Focus and Strong Faith; a place where lives are built up, encouraged and challenged as they encounter the Living God.

Our heart and passion for the church is that it will be a place of Faith, Hope and Love; a place where lives can be ‘Empowered for Living'; a place where the presence of God is.

                             

 

Meet the Ministers

 

Rev. Michael & Sandra Bonner

Michael & Sandra Bonner were both born inNuneaton. Sandra was  converted to Christ in her early teens & whilst leafleting she met her future husband. They joined a missions team & have travelled allot of theUK & some parts of Europe & Asia sharing God’s love. They have been in ministry for over 30 years and have planted churches in Gloucestershire & the Shetland Isles, and then in 1986 took up the pastorate of Coventry. They have 2 daughters.

The church began as a result of an evangelist called Fred Squires who held a mission in the 1930`s. Remarkable healing and salvation took place so the original building was built. Since then we have built new premises and recently added to these so making quite an impressive facility in which we hold many varied meetings.

We are a University Cityand have students attend. If you are a student we would warmly welcome you to our meetings, perhaps you would find the Student Services more helpful. Please make yourself known to us.

We are affiliated to the world wide Pentecostal churches known as the Assemblies of God, and are also part of the evangelical alliance.

Due to the growing numbers in our meetings we have 2 main services on a Sunday. The first is at 9.00am until 10.15am. Then following that is 10.45am  until 12.15pm. There is a Sunday evening service at 6.30pm.

                                

Meet the Christian Ministers

Rev. Bruce Millar

Born at Gibraltar in 1940, I was brought up inFolkestone,Kent. At 18, commuting daily by train to work inLondon, I met Christine who invited me to a gospel meeting where I met Christ. I started to attend theAOGChurchwhere Christine and her family were founder-members.

Married in 1961, the Lord blessed us with our children Duncan, Alison, Eilean and Francine. The three eldest are all happily married and have provided us with eight delightful grandchildren.

I held a responsible position as Chief Draughtsman in a multinational company, coupled it with a call to ministry, and we pastored our local church for seven years in this dual role. Then, in 1973, the Lord called us, and I resigned both roles to become an evangelist with AOG Home Missions — our faith venture. An exciting year saw people saved and healed, churches planted, and multiplied miracles of provision especially experienced by Christine and the children. Co-evangelist for much of this year was my friend Dennis Robson, whose passion and able ministry fired my own. Our singing, accompanied by our piano accordians (and another friend Ray Westbrook) was a feature of AOG Conferences for many years.

We pastored the AOG church in Leek, Staffordshire; five years fruitful ministry that encompassed the purchase and remodelling of a new building to hold the burgeoning congregation. In 1979, the Lord led us to Bury,Lancashire, privileging us to fulfil a ministry (with yet more remodelling of church buildings) which culminated in our handing on the leadership 30 years later. We still serve this growing church as Emeritus Pastors, and I maintain by God’s grace a ministry in Bible teaching, and lecturing in Pastors’ Conferences andBibleSchoolsoverseas.

I have been privileged to serve Assemblies of God on the former Home Missions Council (1981-92), the former National Executive Council (1996-2007), and as Chairman of its Annual Conference several times and Regional and District Councils. From 2003 to the present, I’ve served on the external faculty ofMatterseyHallCollege, holding a Masters degree in Theology.

God has opened the door for our ministry in places all over the world through all these many years. We have enjoyed it all and give Him thanks and praise.

                                                        

 

Meet the Ministers

                             

Rev. Arthur and Margaret Hibbert

Arthur and Margaret Hibbert were both born into Christian families inYorkshire.   From birth Arthur was taken to Glad Tidings Hall inWakefieldand Margaret to the Apostolic church in Great Houghton, (Rotherham).    Arthur began to preach around many of the local churches in his late teens , and met with Margaret on the occasion of being asked to preach in the Thurnscoe Assembly of God where Margaret was the pianist. They have been married for 49 years and have two sons,  two daughters and seven grandchildren.

They have together pastored churches inYorkshire,Scotlandand The Midlands.  In addition Arthur was part of the ministry teams in Bedworth and in Croydon and in both these churches developed and directed aBibleSchool.

Since 1981 they have had a large involvement in Missions and their work has covered the old Eastern Bloc nations ofEuropeas well as many African countries.   Arthur has served for many years on the Overseas Missions department of Assemblies of God and on its successor, World Ministries of Assemblies of God.

In 1998 they felt a tremendous burden from the Lord to build a day school for underprivileged children in a deprived area ofNorthern Zambia.   At that time there was no such thing as free education inZambiaand as a consequence the children of the village where the school was to be built would have had no hope of any education.

The school was built and opened in 2002.   It started with 240 children of a variety of ages and has now developed into a school for Grades 1 to 9, and has 400 pupils.   Each child is educated and fed free of charge.  The basic cost of running this school, with a staff of 26, is £48,000 per year. A church has been established on the school premises and about 200 people meet every Sunday.

It is their intention to open a clinic on the school site.

                                

 

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’

                               

Meet the Christian Ministers

                                  

               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

                               

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