The church stems from small beginnings in the late 1950’s. You can read more about this by clicking on “The church in the village” link on the left. Grimethorpe is a former coal-mining community. However, recent changes and new housing estates have created a now thriving village. There are 2 Junior and Infant schools, Ladywood and Milefield and the church has regular contact with both of them.
It is the heart of this church to reach out to the community, offering support, help and advice as required and a friendly ear for newcomers to the area. We run several groups including toddler club and kids’ holiday club, which you can find out more about by clicking the “Ministries” link on the left.
Over many years there has been an active partnership with the community. The Church has a town-wide perspective and holds regular prayer for all the areas in the Borough of Barnsley, a town of almost 250,000 people.
Meet the Leaders
AOG PastorPastor Joy has been an AOG minister and pastor of this church for over thirty years. She also has travelling ministry, visiting many churches both in this country and overseas, and is also involved in lecturing and teaching.
Assistant PastorRoy Koroinbanuve has recently appointed as Assistant Pastor. His wife Elenoa heads up the Junior Band. Originally from Fiji, they now live in the village with their two children.
Church Treasurer & TrusteeTom Hopson lives in the village. He is the church treasurer and a trustee.
Trustee & Leader of Toddler ClubEllen Gallagher is a trustee and heads up the Toddler Club. She can also be found behind the sound desk.
Gerald & Elsie Bean
SpeakersGerald and Elsie Bean live in York. They both often preach at our services
Wattisoni & Tima TukutukuwaqaWattisoni and Tima Tukutukuwaqa come from a military background. They now live and work locally together with their three children
Ade and Bosa AdekoyaAde and Bosa Adekoya both work for the NHS. They live locally and also have three children.
Andy & Alex Obarisiagbon
Trustee & Leader of Toddler ClubAndy Obarisiagbon is originally from Nigeria and his wife Alex comes from Poland. They live in the village with their young son and new baby.