Wellspring may seem an unusual name for a church, but it illustrates what we as a group want to be - a wellspring or fountain of freshness and vitality in a desert without hope.
Jesus recognised people’s thirst for life and said that those who “drank of him” would never be thirsty again. We have been privileged to have a life-giving experience with Jesus Christ and now we look to share this life with others.
We are a group of people from all walks of life and all ages who meet together and have become a bit like an extended family. Our common bond is that our lives have all been impacted by Jesus, so in response we try and live the kind of lives that are pleasing to Him.
Our church started in March of 1993 when a dozen people were sent to birth a new church community in Rhyl. Its purpose then was to be a lively, fun and contemporary expression of church dedicated to sharing the truth of Jesus Christ to this area. Its emphasis continues to be, family - youth clubs, children’s clubs and all age teaching groups playing vital roles.
God enabled us to purchase our current facility in 1996 from the Welsh Presbyterian Church - the oldest place of worship in Rhyl - giving us the potential of a great facility in the heart of residential Rhyl. We have been pleased to have initiated and assisted several inter-church activities and are grateful to God and to all the faithful members for all that has been achieved.
Mike was born in 1952 and brought up in Rhyl. He became a Christian in his late teens and having qualified as a High School teacher, taught in Hawarden, Holywell and Denbigh High Schools. For many years Mike was involved in the Prestatyn Assembly of God Church (now Calvary Church) serving under Pastor Warwick Shenton and later as youth leader under Pastor Ian Jennings. It was there Mike met and married Linda and they have three daughters, Miriam, Sarah and Anna. In 1985 God called him to the ministry and he moved to Towyn to work with Dan Garratt to help pioneer a Pentecostal Church. He was the pastor of Towyn Pentecostal Church (now North Coast Church) until 1994 when he was approached by Ron Hibbert the World Ministries Director of Assemblies of God and was asked to take on the role of European Director. Mike served full time in this role until October 2009 when he accepted the Pastorate of Wellspring Christian Centre.Mike is passionate about Rugby(Wales of course) fast cars and fast motorbikes, but anyone who knows him will recognise his main passion is serving God and telling others about the love of God.