Norwich church appoints new lead pastor
The Elim Pentecostal One Church Norwich (ONE) has appointed Sam Collinson as its new Lead Pastor, 18 months after its former pastors, Dominic and Catherine De Souza, transferred to Wales.
Sam was officially installed into his new post by Rev David Campbell, the Regional Leader for the Elim Metropolitan East and West Regions during a Zoom Induction Service held on Saturday January 16.
Sam’s appointment at ONE Church follows an 18-month interim leadership period (of which Sam was part), that came as a result of Dominic and Catherine De Souza’s transfer to Wales to take up their new appointment at Cardiff City Church in July 2019.
Elder at ONE Church, Malcolm Reeve, said: “This is an exciting time for the church, the Lord made it very clear to us, in His timing, that Sam was to become the new Lead Pastor at ONE Church. We believe that he is carrying an important calling and anointing for the church, the city and beyond.”
Sam is married to Hannah and they have a four-year-old daughter named Faith. Sam and Hannah met at Regents Theological College where they both graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Applied Theology in 2013. Sam is currently a Minister In Training and is preparing for his ordination, in the summer of 2022, within the Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance.
“It has been an amazing journey of faith for ONE Church throughout the Interim Period,” said Malcolm. “Not only has it been seeking God for a new leader, but it has also recently relocated from the Jane Austen College to the Light House (House of Prayer) in Fishergate. As for so many churches, 2020 brought with it a need for the rapid development of church online.”
You can find out more about ONE Church at: onechurch.uk or by at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view Sam's induction service here.
Pictured above is Sam Collinson the news Lead Pastor at One Church in Norwich.