Longton has welcomed its newest minister as the Elim Church in Dresden has inducted Rev. Paul Dunne as it’s pastor. Paul, a Yorkshireman, born in Great Driffield and his wife Lynne, a Lancastrian, from the birthplace of Blackburn have served for the last 13 years at Kensington Elim Church, Liverpool.
Before entering the ministry, Paul did a number of jobs and was in the RAF for six years working as an assistant air traffic controller. Since completing his ministerial studies at Regents Theological College, Nantwich, Rev. Paul Dunne has served as associate pastor at Birkenhead and lead pastor at Liverpool.
Paul and Lynne enjoying walking, playing badminton when time allows and visiting period homes and gardens on days off. Enjoying a good meal with family and friends is always a delight.
Said Pastor Paul, “We have been given a fantastic welcome and now we are looking forward to working together with the church family, community groups and other churches to express God’s love to this great city”.
Our time in Liverpool and before that in Birkenhead saw a season in which we journeyed with folk to see folk receiving Jesus into their lives and providing a path encouraging our dear friends growing in everything the Lord has for them. Seeing a realisation of believers enriched in the Word of God and seeing the power and presence of the Holy Spirit transform lives was a real privilege. As we journey with our new church family we are believing for great days ahead.
Longton Elim Church in Carlisle Street, which last year celebrated its 60th anniversary, has been without a pastor for several months but during that time the large Sunday morning congregation has grown and mid-week activities have increased. The church is poised for further growth under the leadership of its new pastor.