Who We Are
We’re a church who loves God, loves people and loves life!
Developing a lifestyle of gratitude, expressive praise and worship Quick to respond to the Word of God Praying with all kinds of prayer Generous hearted
Welcoming and friendly...everyone is a VIP! Actively reach out to all people Build authentic friendships Invest in children and young people
Embrace a healthy lifestyle… work, rest and play! Unlock potential through life-long learning Enjoy nature and be proactive about protecting it Be creative and open to new ideas
Pastors Bert and Margaret Boonstra
Bert was born and raised in the Netherlands and met Margaret in South Africa where they married and started their Christian adventure, working together in their local church, and later attended Bible College in Durban.
They pioneered/pastored churches in South Africa, England and the Netherlands and are ordained ministers/missionaries. Together they have extensive experience in bible teaching, leading community programmes, youth and children’s church activities and have a particular interest in giving people of all ages opportunity to develop their God given gifts and potential.
Over the years, they have seen the benefit of connecting people with common interests and gifting, helping them to work together in teams to serve the church and wider community. In the early 2000s, they both had opportunity to upgrade their professional qualifications and worked successfully in the market place for a few years, supporting the local church in leadership positions.
Bert is a qualified career advisor/adult tutor; Margaret achieved a degree in Health Informatics at Chester University and worked in the NHS in quality improvement and patient safety. They have 5 lovely children who have all left home and are developing their respective callings/careers in the UK and beyond! They arrived in the Tyne Valley in September 2016, responding to a call to love and support the church in Prudhoe.
Bert and Margaret would like to meet you to share their vision for the Tyne Valley – come join the God-adventure that could change your life forever!
What We Believe
We believe God wants us to be victorious in life. Therefore, with honesty and integrity and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we aim to present a church that equips and empowers ordinary people to live extraordinary lives and attempt to provide a centre in our community where you’ll discover hope, faith, family, and love.