In 2019, Jesus is Lord Church Rhyl took a tenancy of the Vale Park Chapel in Rhyl, having been recommended by the previous tenant, Mike Bettany of Wellspring Church. Up to this point, the church had been meeting in a community hall, but this meant that each Sunday they were having to set up before the service and pack away afterwards. Wellspring Church were looking to move to bigger premises just down the road from Vale Park Chapel and very kindly connected Jesus is Lord Church with Church Growth Trust (CGT).
God has blessed their ministry, as since moving into the building, they have seen steady growth in their membership. ‘From the outset, we were extremely grateful for the property. We continue to be thrilled at the opportunity given to us by God through CGT’ says Brother Jun Hendive. ‘The chapel has given us the freedom to expand so we can meet mid-week and on a Sunday without the pressure of setting up and taking down each time.’
‘Last year we were delighted to invite all our members to celebrate our sixth thanksgiving anniversary of God’s goodness, faithfulness and love in Rhyl. Three of those years have been spent in the new building’ continues Jun. ‘There are many reasons to celebrate a church’s anniversary! It has served as a great reminder of the church’s history, helping to strengthen our identity and presence in Rhyl. We have also been blessed with recently celebrating at a large event in London the 38 years of Jesus is Lord Church UK.’
John Duffield, Property Manager at CGT, is delighted to see the church prosper. ‘It is wonderful to be part of the walk with Jun and Judy, to witness their hard work and love for the Lord Jesus and to see how the Lord is blessing their ministry. It is an encouragement to see how they have worked diligently to look after and maintain the building. We look forward to working together with Jun and Judy in the years ahead as they seek to fulfil God’s purposes for His church at Vale Park Chapel.’