The UK, as a post-Christian nation, has seen decades of church decline. If there is to be gospel-renewal, it is essential to plant healthy, culturally engaged churches which have the gospel at the centre. Peter has spent over a decade in church planting ministry and has a passion to see those who have dismissed cultural Christianity as irrelevant come to meet Jesus for themselves.
Peter is the lead pastor of Trinity Church in Manchester, the UK’s second city, where approximately 98% of the 3 million people who live in the city don’t know Jesus.
Growing up in a post-Christian culture, Peter wasn’t interested in following Jesus. Despite the faith of his parents, God seemed remote and irrelevant until, aged 15, he experienced the reality of Jesus in his life and started to understand the beauty and power of the gospel of grace. From that time on he had a desire to serve God in full-time Christian ministry which eventually formed into a clear calling to plant churches.
Planted in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, Trinity Church has enjoyed growth and fruit as people have discovered (or rediscovered!) the grace of God by the power of the Spirit. Trinity is now working closely with other churches in the city to plant more churches. They are praying that this sparks a gospel-movement that sees many more people come to know Jesus for themselves.
Peter met his wife Hannah whilst they studied at university together. They have been married since 2010 and have two boys. Together they have been involved in launching and leading 3 church plants. Peter has been involved in pastoral ministry for over a decade in both the UK and the United States.