Leadership

Our Pastor

Mr. Geoff Farnell.

Our founding pastor

Geoff Farnell, Pastor
Geoff Farnell, Pastor

“I Live locally in Ainsdale with my wife Judy. Born in West Yorkshire and ‘born again’ and baptised in the Spirit when 18 years old. By profession an Industrial Chemist and Management Consultant .I have been a Pastor for 32 years, previously worshipping in several denominations. We have 3 married children living in different parts of the country.

My Spiritual life began in Methodism and then moved to a more thorough evangelicalism with key aspects of the gospel remaining together with emphases on the fulfilment of bible based prophecy. The bible is the main vehicle through which God speaks and the church is built up when the gospel is preached in its fullness together with its implications for life today.

A key aspect of pastoral work is encouraging all believers to know and handle scripture and to use their talents and gifts as God directs.”

Tel: 01704 574282

Deacons

Administrator

Paul Edkins
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Paul Edkins who is now retired had a career in manufacturing engineering. He is married to his wife Pat and has 2 Children.  He became a Christian in 1985 and since then has been involved in many church activities. He is a volunteer Chaplain in HM Prison Service where with others he runs several bible Study groups with the Prisoners. Paul Pat and his two Daughters Nicola and Joanne moved to Southport in 2003 where they all serve the Lord In various ways.

Paul took on the responsibility of Church administrator in 2015.

Treasurer

Mr Steve FazakerleySteve Fazakerley

Steve has been our treasurer since 1998 or thereabouts. During that time he has also served the church as a trustee. He has also added Sunday school teacher to his list of service to the church.

All this is a far cry from the 23 years Steve served in the army, seeing active service in Northern Ireland and the Falklands war.

He came to know Christ as his personal saviour shortly before he left the army. This decision greatly changed his outlook and altered the priorities for his life as he planned for the future outside the British army.

Today Steve works for the NHS as a specialist rehabilitation engineer travelling large areas of the north west, helping people to have greater independence and freedom through the equipment he installs and programs.

Together with his wife Lynda and two children Christopher and Erin they all seek to serve the Lord Jesus and to know Him better.

Chris Greener

Trustees

Paul Edkins                     from Southport and Church Administrator
Geoff Farnell                  Church Pastor
Steve Fazakerley            Church Treasurer
Beverley Kelly                Former Administrator, now assistant
Jacob Prasch                   Director of Moriel Ministries International

Alec Passmore