Who We Are

We are a Pentecostal church affiliated with the A.O.G and Evangelical Alliance. We are a vibrant multi-generational church and we want to help people discover the wonderful plan and purpose God has for their lives. Jesus said I have come so they may have life and live it to the full (John 10:10)

 

We are a multi site church one church in two locations; we have the same vision and the same core values. Each site operates under a local pastor, and may differ a little in style according to the pastor’s gifting and the location culture.

1993

Revive Church was pioneered by Roy and Brenda Taylor in Marple in 1993. In 1995 we were given a church building and moved four miles across the border to New Mills in the High Peak to start Christian Revival Church.

2000

Peter and Janice Bird became Senior Pastors. Passionate about seeing people fulfil their potential in God, they have established Revive Church as a growing and outward looking multi-generational church.

2009

Revive Church has always had a vision to become a resource centre and in 2009 planted it's first congregations in Stalybridge. Revive Church has continued to grow.

Our Leaders

A great team of leaders head up various departments and each of us hold the culture of Revive Church in our hearts. We all feel privileged to serve the Lord Jesus and His church, and are excited about seeing people grow into all that God has for them.

Peter & Janice Bird
Senior Pastors

Peter and Janice have been senior pastors at Revive Church since 2000 and are passionate about seeing people fulfil their potential in God. Over the years they have established a growing and outward looking multi-generational church, where people of every age can experience lively worship and a sense of family. They have overseen Revive Church develop into multi-site, with a second congregation at Stalybridge.

In addition to leading the church Peter holds the role of Zone Co-ordinator for the Manchester region of AoG churches, and Janice is the Zone Training co-ordinator for ministers in training with the AoG.

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Andy & Jackie Chadwick
Stalybridge Pastors

Andy has been married to Jackie since 1999 and is the proud father of Rachel, Joel and Hannah. Andy has been involved in leading worship since his teens and has been involved in church leadership since 2005 when the family moved to Spain to work with missionary Pastors in the Alicante region.

In 2010, the family were called to Stalybridge and took on the pastoral role of Revival Church Stalybridge. Andy is still involved in leading worship, as well as teaching and preaching at the church.

Jackie is part of the Stalybridge Core Team and also works as a part time Teaching Assistant in a local Primary school.

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Brian Westhead
Elder

Brian serves as an Elder of Revive Church and regularly leads and speaks at public worship. He has been associated with the Church Family at High St since it re-opened for worship in 1973! He has a special fondness for World Christian Music and is part of The Resonance Band. He has a particular interest where the church meets the community.

Brian works in software for the Automotive industry and when he gets the chance you’ll find him hillwalking, cycling, taking photographs and making music.

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Core Values

Honour. Community. Purpose.

We are a people called together to honour God, each other and serve our community. We encourage every member to find their God given purpose, and work together to see the Kingdom of God grow. These core values link in with the two greatest commandments:

 
  • To love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and with all your strength.
  • To love your neighbour as yourself.
 

OUR BELIEFS

  • We believe the Bible is the Word of God. It is whole truth and provides us with principles for every area of life.
  • We believe in one true God. We believe He is alive and wants to have a personal relationship with us. He co-exists in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. While He lived on earth He performed supernatural miracles. He died to take away the sins of the world. He was crucified on a cross, buried in a tomb, was resurrected from the dead and He ascended into heaven. We believe He will return to earth for a second time in the future.
  • We believe there is salvation only through faith in Jesus Christ. He died on the cross to take the punishment due for sin, in order that we may be forgiven of our sins and reconciled to God through him. Jesus was buried and after three days He was raised from the dead. Sin and death could not defeat Him.
  • We believe in water baptism, not by the sprinkling of water on the head but by being fully immersed in water. In this way we follow the biblical pattern for water baptism.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit baptism. The evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism is the supernatural ability to speak in tongues – a language we have not learned or have known.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit gives us special gifts. He empowers us and gives us the ability to do what Jesus did here on earth.
  • We believe we should live holy lives. Through obedience to the principles and teachings in the Bible we can live lives that please God.
  • We believe in supernatural healing. We pray for the sick because we believe God still works miracles today.
  • We believe that everyone who has become a Christian should remember Him by regularly participating in communion.
  • We believe in eternal life and eternal judgment. Those who have committed their lives to following Jesus will spend eternity with Him in heaven. However, those who have not will be punished for their sins.

Want to worship with us?

Just come as you are! We don’t expect anyone to dress up for church, just come in clothes you are comfortable in. Find the location nearest to you and come along. You can expect to find lots of friendly people, modern, vibrant worship music and an encouraging message of hope. The meetings are between 75 and 90 minutes long and include special activities for children and teenagers, staffed by our excellent team of kids workers. Why not stay on after the service for a drink and a chat.