Monday, February 20, 2012


The Nuneaton Church is pastored by Mike and Suella Brown who were both recently ordained at the  Elim Bible Week in Telford.

On my previous visit three years ago, and just before they came to take over the leadership of the church, the church had experienced a number of difficulties.

On the Sunday I was there things were very different and it was clear that they were in a new season, a new atmosphere and the congregation almost twice the size.

Numerical growth is good and especially so when it is matched with growth in depth.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Elim, Barking

It was two years since I was with John and Trish Waller in Barking, London and a great deal has transpired in the life of the church since that time.

Some things have not changed - the great atmosphere, excellent worship team and the aspirations of a committed congregation.

What was different however is that, due to the numerical growth of the church, it has been necessary to hold two Sunday morning services to accommodate the continued expansion.

John and Trish have done, and continue to do, a great job as they work as a team to build a church that makes a difference in the community.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Bethel, Olbury

Bethel, Oldbury is in the West Midlands and is a long-established Pentecostal Church.

A little over a year ago the church made the decision to affiliate with Elim and subsequently Steve Kerry (pictured here with his wife Rachel and their son) became the pastor

Although Steve and Rachel have only been at Bethel a relatively short time the church has experienced significant growth.

The church was packed for the Baptismal Service at which I was the speaker and it was great to listen to the testimonies of four people whose lives had been powerfully transformed by a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.