The Pastors’ History
Margaret and Paul Fermor
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 before moving to Bridgwater, Somerset to pioneer a Church there. After completing further studies, Paul was ordained in 1994 as a minister with the Elim Pentecostal Churches as well as 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 and Margaret came to Kent in 1999 to pastor Deal Pentecostal Church, and their main emphasis is Emmanuel - God dwelling with His people because of the New Covenant that Jesus introduced. 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.
Paul has been Chairman and Treasurer of the South East Region of the Assemblies of God and is now the AoG Appeals Clerk and on the national Professional Standards Team.
Locally, Paul was Chairman of Deal Area Churches for 15 years and is Joint Senior Chaplain with the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
Margaret’s and Paul’s emphasis is The Word of God which is at work in you who believe (1Thess.2:13).