NCC’s Senior Pastor Mike and his wife Shelagh originally hail from Bournemouth in Dorset. Prior to being converted at the age of 24, Mike was a skilled engineer working in a managerial capacity producing aviation components. He entered full time ministry in 1991 and the following year was clearly called to Newquay. A key turning point in Mike’s ministry occurred during 1994 when God radically challenged his pre-conceived ideas of what church should be. Convinced that the church should ‘belong’ to God, and that the only dream that really mattered was the dream of Jesus, neither he, his ministry, nor the church were ever to be the same again. He is a visionary with an unquenchable desire to see a large dynamic and charismatic church in the county of Cornwall that not only has influence locally, but is also an encouragement and resource for the Kingdom of God across the UK and throughout the world.
Mike is fuelled by one basic desire; to see the church of God released into her full potential. His passion is to see every person discover their place in Christ and to fulfil the purpose for which God has created them. This is reflected in a passionate and challenging preaching style that is geared to everyday life, and that motivates and encourages the entire family. Mike was ordained within Elim in 1995 and has served in a various leadership positions in both Elim and other organisations.