The Pastors’ History
Margaret and Paul Fermor
They came to Kent in 1999 to pastor the Deal Pentecostal Church. Paul began his training for the ministry in 1989 in Plymouth, Devon. After a year of academic study, Paul together with Margaret, pastored a church in Stowmarket, Suffolk. After completing further studies, Paul was ordained in 1994 as a minister with the Elim Pentecostal Churches as well as pioneering a church in Bridgwater, Somerset. During their time in Bridgwater, Margaret and Paul hosted “Discipleship Schools” where people from the UK and overseas came for intense training before being encouraged to go and make disciples of all nations. Many of those students are still ministering effectively in various parts of the world. Paul was Chairman and Treasurer of the South East Region of the Assemblies of God and is now Appeals Panel Clerk and on the AoG national Professional Standards Team. Locally, Paul is Chairman of the Deal Area Churches Together, Assistant Senior Chaplain with the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and Area Lead Chaplain at the Thanet Ambulance Station.
In 2004, Paul graduated with a Masters degree in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies from the University of Wales, Bangor through the Assemblies of God Bible College at Mattersey, Notts. He studied Church History, Spiritual Gifts and wrote his Dissertation on The Effect of Miracles on Faith throughout Church history.
As Margaret and Paul declare God’s Word they regularly see signs, wonders and miracles. Their main emphasis is Emmanuel - God dwelling with His people because of the New Covenant that Jesus introduced.The Word of God which is at work in you who believe (1Thes.2:13).