Pastors Richard and Lauraine Smith have overseen the work at Immanuel Christian Fellowship from 2005.
They have been married for thirty five years, they have three sons and 2011 saw the arrival of their fifth grandchild.
Their aims are to see Immanuel Christian Fellowship become an ‘Apostolic in Ministry’ ‘New Testament Church,’ producing spiritual fruit and gifts, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, preaching Repentance, making disciples and baptising them in His name. (Acts Chapter 2 v 38) Motivated by the Love of God that can only be found in The Person of Christ Jesus, reflected in those who profess to be ‘Born Again’ in the Spirit of God and applying this to all men. (Luke 10 v 27)
As through Christ, God the Father has called us by the ‘Spirit of Adoption’ into His family. Being family orientated Richard and Lauraine aim to propagate a ‘family spirit’ rather than a ‘religious’ one in Immanuel Christian Fellowship.
They also aim to build bridges between Immanuel Christian Fellowship and other Fellowships with the same mission. Starting locally then nationally and one day God willing internationally.