The Church on the High Street
We have been without a minister since the end of 2003. At present our leadership consists of three Elders and two Deacons and our Pastor:
ANDREW MITCHELL - Pastor
"I have lived in Newquay since 1989; I am married to Jane and we have two daughters. I came to know Christ as my Saviour when I was 6 years old. Growing up as the son of a Pastor the last thing I ever thought I would be doing would be preaching and leading worship! - but God had other plans! If I had to say what gives me the greatest thrill in life, apart from seeing others come to know Jesus Christ as their Saviour, it is to see people come to a deeper understanding of the Bible - how God has led His people in the past and promised to guide them in the future. One thing is certainly true - life in God's service and family is not dull!"
MATTHEW BRAY - Elder
"I have been coming to this church since 1996. I am married to Alison and have three sons. I enjoy family life - especially going away in our camper van for short breaks. In the church I oversee the work with the Youth Groups/Sunday School and also run Alpha Courses and Follow-up Bible Studies when required.
"During the week I work as an electrical engineer, specialising in satellite installations - perhaps that's why I find myself also looking after the audio/tape ministry in the church! Outside of the church I am also the South West Co-ordinator for "The Gideons" and spend most of my time with the Gideons talking to 11 and 12 year olds in their school classes about the Bible and the Good News of Jesus Christ and distributing Bibles in the schools."
STEVE TENCH - Elder
"I have spent most of my life living and working in the West Midlands. As a once upon a time somewhat rough diamond who found a way to Christ in his early twenties (which remarkably seems only a brief while ago) I spent most of my adult life being privileged to work in the field of homelessness here in the UK before heading to different pastures here in Cornwall.
I am married to Gail and am blessed with two married children who grew up and fled the family home some time ago. They tolerate my sense of humour very well.
I have come to appreciate the simple truth of the gospel and wonder how I once lived without it. For me, faith is so much more important than religious traditions."
PHILIP WRIGHT - Elder
"I moved to Newquay with my family in 1997. I have a son and a daughter. I came to know the Lord when I was 14 under the ministry of my father, who was a Pastor in Stockport.
I have had a keen interest in music for over 40 years. Music in praise is an integral part of the church's worship and I have found it a privilege and a joy over many years to be involved in the praise and worship team within the church, playing drums and guitar, composing (and occasionally singing!) Outside of the church my day job is general building work and furniture making."
Deacons: ANGELA BRAY & CHRISSIE TEAGUE