About Us

Originally from Bishop Auckland in County Durham, Paul & Meg Ellison went to Elim Pentecostal Bible College in 1988 and have been involved in building and leading successful growing churches ever since.

On November 3rd 2013 Paul & Meg started Family Church in Gateshead. We held our first Sunday service in a local conference facility which immediately proved to be too small, followed by two more weeks in a local church hall. On November 24th we moved into our fantastic permanent Sunday location in Gateshead Old Town Hall, which has been our home for almost 3 years but from 4th November 2016 we move to our own home, Swan House, Swan Street, Gateshead. Click here for directions.

We are a Church where everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved, and in doing so we all grow together as the family of God

Our Sunday services are fun and full of life with relevant teaching that aims to challenge and inspire. We believe God created mankind to be in a loving relationship with him and we are passionate about introducing people to this life changing God. At the heart of everything we do we aim to honour our foundational values:-

  • Mission
  • Relationship
  • Generosity
  • Excellence
  • Relevance
  • Passion

Our Vision – To build a church family that demonstrates the power of Gods love, impacting and transforming lives.


Our Mission – Helping every person believe in Jesus Christ, belong to family, become his disciple and build his kingdom.

Believe … Belong … Become …  Build.