Our Roots

The village of Mow Cop has a rich spiritual history:

  • As a church, we trace our roots back to the 1950s when God moved on the hillside, bringing several young people to saving faith in Jesus who then began their own church. From the 1960s, Mow Cop Pentecostal Church met in a wooden hut near St Thomas’ Parish Church.
  • As the congregation grew, in the 1980s, the building we now meet in was erected.
  • In the early 2000s, under the leadership of Pastor Neil Winterton, the church gained independence and became known as Mow Cop Community Church. Simultaneously we became part of the North Staffordshire Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (NoSFEC) locally, and the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) nationally.
  • Matt Coster joined the church as Pastor in 2020

Today:

  • We are a church passionate about following Jesus in every area of our lives. We seek to love God with all our hearts and love people as we do ourselves.
  • The hub of our gathering is Sunday morning; we take this time to worship God and encourage each other through sung praise, verse-by-verse teaching of the Bible, prayer and fellowship.
  • But our gathering together on Sunday is just a small part of church life. We live out our faith in Jesus throughout Monday to Saturday too: at work, home, and leisure.
  • We want to grow in our relationship with God, love for people and service to the community. Will you join us on the journey?

Today:

  • We are a church passionate about following Jesus in every area of our lives. We seek to love God with all our hearts and love people as we do ourselves.
  • The hub of our gathering is Sunday morning; we take this time to worship God and encourage each other through sung praise, verse-by-verse teaching of the Bible, prayer and fellowship.
  • But our gathering together on Sunday is just a small part of church life. We live out our faith in Jesus throughout Monday to Saturday too: at work, home, and leisure.
  • We want to grow in our relationship with God, love for people and service to the community. Will you join us on the journey?

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me

DO YOU KNOW HIM?