ABOUT US

We’re an international church, gathered from many nationalities – and multi-generational with all ages encouraging each other in living out their purposes in God. We currently have gatherings in Exeter and gather people from all across Devon, with lifegroups available in lots of locations.

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exeter church and main offices

Rediscover Church,
Northernhay Street,
Exeter, Devon, EX4 3ER

01392 425070
office@rediscoverchurch.com

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm
Sunday services: 9:30am - 11am & 11:30am - 1pm

 
 
 

REDISCOVER CHURCH LEADERSHIP

 
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Mark & Nita Pugh:

Lead Pastor

Mark and Nita have three teenage kids and moved to Exeter in 2013 to lead the church. During this time the church has grown significantly and they are full of faith that everyone in Devon will have a clear opportunity to respond to the love of God. They are passionate about releasing the church to be a part of this dynamic mission.

Mark has been in church leadership for over 25 years and also led Elim's national youth ministry for 10 of these. He also served on Elim's National Leadership Team from 2010 to 2018. He believes in team and seeks to inspire and empower those around him to step into their God-given potential.

Nita is the Prayer Pastor, overseeing the ever growing menu of prayer including our 24/7 prayer room. She loves nothing more than seeing people connect directly with God and is excited to see people grow in their passion for God.

 

Staff Team

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Jason Ham: Operations, Communication & Creativity Coordinator

Jason has been leading our online church and social media ministry for a number of years and joined our staff team in September 2018 with an increased portfolio (which gives him the longest job title on the team).

Jason studied drama at Exeter University and has since developed a passion to help the church engage through online tools. He previously managed the social media accounts of God TV and has been involved in helping numerous churches to improve how they engage.

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Nige Williams: Transform Leader & Pastoral Coordinator

Nige is married to Andrea and they have two grown up kids. He joined the team in November 17 to pioneer a new ministry called 'Transform' - a ministry that empowers the church to be the practical hands and feet of Jesus to society.

Nige has been in ministry for years and also founded a charity which worked with thousands of families across the Torbay area.

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Shaun Hornsby: Youth Pastor

Shaun joined the team in 2014 after completing his theology degree. He leads the vibrant youth ministry (11-18's) which runs a range of activities throughout the week. He loves sharing about the Christian faith with young people who wouldn't consider themselves to be religious and is in schools across Exeter most weeks, making the gospel clear and understandable to young people.

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Clare Gedye: Children's Ministry Coordinator

Clare is married to Sam and they have two young kids. She joined the team in 2018 and has a big vision for the church to effectively engage with children & families and help them connect with the life of God. She leads a great team of volunteers who organise our Sunday and midweek activities for kids.

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Vasti Gregory: Administrator & PA to Lead Pastor

Vasti is married to Dave and they have been a part of Rediscover Church for quite a number of years. Vasti joined the staff team in 2014 and oversees all things administrative. She also does a great job at managing the diary of the Lead Pastor.

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Phil Kelly: Finance Officer

Phil is married to Shirley and they have been a part of Rediscover Church for quite a number of years. Phil oversees the financial aspects of the income and expenditure of the church. This includes the management of our Gift Aid giving.

ELDERS

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Andrew Davies: Elder & Worship Director

Andrew is married to Liana and they have two young children. Andrew runs an IT company and loves marketplace ministries. They are an incredibly hospitable and generous couple with a great love for people and they bring great insight and strategy to the team. Andrew oversees the worship ministry and Liana is involved with children's ministry and Transform.

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Diana Bastone: Elder

Diana is married to Graham and they have two grown up sons. They have been part of the church for many years and have been a great blessing throughout. Diana is a teacher by profession and applies this gift in the church by running regular bible teaching groups. Graham oversees much of the building development and maintenance and is part of the wider church leadership.

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Al Whitmoor-Pryer: Elder

Al is married to Heather and they have grown up family all over the world. They run their own business, particularly in the care home sector and have helped many people step out into starting business also. They are an incredibly hospitable couple and are involved in many areas of the life of the church.

Area Pastors

We have created Area’s across Devon which are overseen by Area Pastors. These Area Pastors partner with LifeGroups to empower the church in building healthy relationships and caring for one another. Click the tab below for details of both our Area’s and Area Pastors.

Church Session

We have a church session team who carry out the constitutional responsibilities of stewarding the resources of the church wisely. This team is made up of ‘The Elders’ and ‘Operational Team Leaders’ and provides strategy and oversight for areas such as finance, buildings, assets, liabilities, safety and employment.

The team consists of:

Graham Bastone (buildings), Vasti Gregory (Admin), Adrian Rutley (IT), Phil Kelly (Finance), Hannah Talbot (Sundays)

Plus all the elders

OUR CORE BELIEFS

The Bible

We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.

The Saviour

We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His blood shed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive His Church.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.

Mankind

We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

Salvation

We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.

The Church

We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.

The Ministry

We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.

The Ordinances

We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return.

The Commission

We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the Gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.

The Coming King

We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.

The Future State

We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.

Our Story

 George Jeffries (Front Left) and the early team he put together called the 'Elim Evangelistic Band'

George Jeffries (Front Left) and the early team he put together called the 'Elim Evangelistic Band'

In Exeter Since 1928....

There has been an Elim Church serving the community in Exeter since 1928. The church has changed in many aspects of style over these years but has consistently desired to present the timeless hope of the gospel of Jesus.

Elim's Beginnings

Founded in 1915 by George Jeffries, a young welsh evangelist, he travelled all over the UK & Ireland, sharing the gospel. Often drawing large crowds and attracting the attention of the press, these early years were full of remarkable stories of healing.

Exeter was one of a number of places in England the team visited in 1928 - from this a church began.

The congregation later began meeting in the Providence Chapel on Northernhay Road which continues to be it's home today. While the building retains it's external features, internally it has undergone significant development to offer very modern facilities.

Growth, Expansion and an Exciting Future...

Building on the foundations of the past, the church continues to clearly communicate the relevant message of the bible, attracting people from all walks of life who have encountered a relationship with God which has changed their lives.

The church has grown significantly over recent years and has hired the biggest venues in the city to accommodate special invitational events.

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 One of our Sunday events in 2017 at the 1450 seater Exeter Great Hall

One of our Sunday events in 2017 at the 1450 seater Exeter Great Hall

In 2016 the church was renamed 'Rediscover Church' which captures the heart of the churches mission - to invite all people to rediscover what they understand church to be and find thriving life in God. 2016 was also the year the church launched its 24/7 prayer room - throughout the day and night there is a permanent space available to church members so they can have encounter date times with God.

The church continues to grow and reach more people both through vibrant activities throughout it's locations as well as with a growing online community. We look to expand further in the near future, as we offer the relevant message of the gospel to communities across Devon. 

 

MINISTRIES

We actively work in numerous ways to make a difference in people's lives. Some of these ministries include:

RESTORE

RESTORE works with those who have been rescued from the evils of human trafficking, providing support, mentoring and assistance in rebuilding their lives.

SOAR

SOAR (Soup On A Run) is a ministry working with the displaced in Exeter. We provide meals, build friendships and offers support.

 
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ABOUT ELIM

We are an Elim Church, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the UK. Founded in 1915, Elim continues to grow year on year with over 600 churches reaching many of the villages, towns and cities in every region of the country.

Ministries We Support

We support a number of external ministries who are making a great impact on people's lives. Some of these include:

 Mercy Ministries UK exists to provide opportunities for women to experience God’s unconditional love, forgiveness and life-transforming power in partnership with her local church. They provide a range of services to see freedom and restoration for women, and to break the cycle of destruction for those who struggle with life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm and the effects of abuse.  To explore Mercy Ministries UK website further log on to   www.mercyministries.co.uk    

Mercy Ministries UK exists to provide opportunities for women to experience God’s unconditional love, forgiveness and life-transforming power in partnership with her local church. They provide a range of services to see freedom and restoration for women, and to break the cycle of destruction for those who struggle with life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm and the effects of abuse.

To explore Mercy Ministries UK website further log on to  www.mercyministries.co.uk

 

 The largest and oldest body representing the UK’s two million evangelical Christians. For more than 165 years, the EA have been bringing Christians together and helping them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society.  From Skye to Southampton, from Coleraine to Cardiff, the EA work across 79 denominations, 3,500 churches, 750 organisations and thousands of individual members. They don't just connect Christians within the UK but are a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, a global network of more than 600 million evangelical Christians, working in partnership with Global Connections, the UK evangelical Christian network for world mission.

The largest and oldest body representing the UK’s two million evangelical Christians. For more than 165 years, the EA have been bringing Christians together and helping them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society.

From Skye to Southampton, from Coleraine to Cardiff, the EA work across 79 denominations, 3,500 churches, 750 organisations and thousands of individual members. They don't just connect Christians within the UK but are a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, a global network of more than 600 million evangelical Christians, working in partnership with Global Connections, the UK evangelical Christian network for world mission.

 Working with missionaries in many nations of the world.

Working with missionaries in many nations of the world.