About Us

Get to know about Lighthouse, our values and our team.

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

We are a community that loves Jesus and encountering the reality of God with us, live lives shaped by Scripture, and are led by the power of the Holy Spirit to advance the Kingdom of God through our everyday lives. We are a church where people are safe enough to find healing for the wounds of life, as well as challenged to grow as true disciples of Jesus.

OUR VISION

WHAT IS A LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH?

PRESENCE-BASED

We are focused on seeking and experiencing the presence of God, and worship and prayer are foundations for all we do. Our priority is to love the Lord with all we have and to experience His tangible love for us.

FREEDOM FOR GOD TO MOVE

We aren’t after slick and smooth church, but rather a place where God can do what He wants, however that will look. As Lighthouse Church we are a prophetic church, seeking and listening for the heart and mind of the Father for all we do.

CULTURE OF HONOUR

We want to ascribe worth and value to everyone who we encounter. As Lighthouse Church we want to see everyone respected, encouraged and built up into all that God has for them, and to commit to one another as church family.

HEALING & RESTORATION

We believe that Jesus has saved us for freedom, and so as Lighthouse Church we recognise the need for continued healing of the body, mind and spirit. Our journey as Christians is one of becoming more like Jesus by letting His love and truth bring wholeness to every area of our being.

MISSIONAL CHURCH

We want to continue to explore ways in which we can bring the light of the Gospel into the darkness of the world. Jesus came to give life and hope and we want to share that Good News with those around us, loving others into the life that Jesus offers.

PRESENCE-BASED

We are focused on seeking and experience the presence of God, and worship and prayer are foundations for all we do. Our priority is to love the Lord with all we have and to experience His tangible love for us.

FREEDOM FOR GOD TO MOVE

We aren’t after slick and smooth church, but rather a place where God can do what He wants, however that will look. As Lighthouse Church we are a prophetic church, seeking and listening for the heart and mind of the Father for all we do.

CULTURE OF HONOUR

We want to ascribe worth and value to everyone who we encounter. As Lighthouse Church we want to see everyone respected, encouraged and built up into all that God has for them, and to commit to one another as church family.

HEALING & RESTORATION

We believe that Jesus has saved us for freedom, and so as Lighthouse Church we recognise the need for continued healing of the body, mind and spirit. Our journey as Christians is one of becoming more like Jesus by letting His love and truth bring wholeness to every area of our being.

MISSIONAL CHURCH

We want to continue to explore ways in which we can bring the light of the Gospel into the darkness of the world. Jesus came to give life and hope and we want to share that Good News with those around us, loving others into the life that Jesus offers.

OUR BELIEFS

WHAT WE BELIEVE

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

ABOUT ELIM

THE ELIM MOVEMENT was founded in 1915 by a Welshman in Monaghan Ireland. George Jeffreys was an outstanding evangelist and church planter. He had a Welsh Congregational background, was strongly influenced by the Welsh Revival of 1904, and was introduced to Pentecost by an Anglican vicar, Rev Alexander Boddy of Sunderland. The name ‘Elim’ is taken from the book of Exodus where the Israelites, exhausted and dispirited en route from Egypt’s cruel bondage to the freedom of Canaan, arrived at an oasis in the desert called Elim. Between 1915 and 1934, George Jeffreys conducted some tremendous evangelistic missions. This unknown preacher would commence a mission with a mere handful of people, and by the end of the week, thousands would clamour for a seat. Amazing miracles of healing had taken place. After the mission, large churches were established.

MEET THE TEAM

OUR STAFF & ELDERS

REV MARK & NICOLA SAVAGE

Mark is our Senior Pastor. Mark and Nicola joined the church in January 2018. They have a passion to see everybody in the local church trained and equipped for reaching others, and to create an environment where people can encounter the power and presence of Jesus.

REV ADAM & JO BRIAN

Adam is our Assistant Pastor. Adam and Jo have been at the church since September 2015. They are passionate about children and young people and are constantly looking for ways to make the church as accessible as possible to families. They also have a heart to build community within church and to see people live out the mission of God in their lives.

MICHAEL PITT

Michael is married to Amanda, and is a professor at University College London. He has a passion for worship and to build a strong church community. He and Amanda have 4 grown up girls, and are experienced foster carers. 

MISSION

We support various missions in various ways all around the world, including Macedonia, Moldova, India &Lebanon

As a church we want to be inwardly strong but outwardly focussed, and are always exploring ways in which we can share the light of the Gospel with those around us.

Watch this page for updates on local and international missions.

KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Elim is committed to creating healthy churches and safe spaces for all. We recognise the ways in which children and adults can be at risk of harm or abuse, so endeavour to create a culture to minimise opportunities for abuse to occur. Children rely on adults to keep them safe, therefore all our churches working with children, either directly or indirectly, are committed to safeguarding children in their care. We seek to do this by providing a safe, stable, and nurturing environment where children can reach their full potential. Similarly, within our churches there are adults in need of protection, care and support due to vulnerability, whether that is a permanent or temporary state. We are aware too that within our churches there are relationships of trust, which flourish best within healthy churches and environments, where there is openness, transparency and accountability.

We firmly believe that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and all involved in the life of our churches and activities have a role to play in keeping children, young people and adults safe.


Chris Cartwright

Elim General Superintendent

If you wish to raise a concern regarding safeguarding within the Elim organisation, please click this link the following form can be used to notify the National Safeguarding Coordinator. A copy of the form will also be emailed to the person completing the information.