Senior Pastor Trevor Russell
Trevor has been pastoring Letterkenny Christian Fellowship since 2003. He has been a part of the Fellowship since its foundations in 1993. Over the years he has been involved in the leadership of various ministries including evangelism, youth and worship ministry. He also was an elder in the church before God called him to lead the church. He is married to Jennifer and they have four boys; the youngest of which was born with special needs.
Since he took on the leadership of the church the Lord has continued to bless LCF. God has raised up many people to lead in various ministries. Trevor actively encourages the young generation to follow after the Lord and to also grow in their ministry callings.
Trevor has a heart to seek the Lord and to see God impacting his home town and county. He has a love for the word of God and preaches from it faithfully. He also has a heart for missions and this is clearly evident as LCF support missions and travel to different nations to share the love of Christ
Founding Pastor: Mike McBride
"In my early twenties God called me to serve him in the Church. This was a great challenge for me. Before I knew the Lord I was socialist and lived in a very different world. It was my privilege to train for six years under other great leaders and to minister the Word of God in many different types of Churches and Missions.
For a twenty year period we worked in Derry and Donegal. Christian communities were formed in several areas.
God called us to work in the Letterkenny area in 1992 which has been a great experience. Joy filled my heart as I worked amongst the people. Now there is a most interesting fellowship that meets on Sunday Mornings, where the atmosphere is full of life, joy and love. Come and pay us a visit some Sunday Morning, you will be most welcome and will enjoy a beautiful time of worship."
Church Vision Statement
To assist people in knowing Jesus through repentance and faith and in fellowship with His body — the local church fellowship.
To encourage Christians to develop Christ-like maturity and equip them for ministry in the church and mission in the world.
To build a church environment locally and nationally that is rich with the following:
. Heartfelt worship
. Deep fellowship
. Anointed ministry
. A prayer saturated lifestyle
Statement of Faith
- The Bible is the inspired and only infallible Word of God.
- There is one true God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
- In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to the earth in power and glory to rule for a thousand years.
- In the fall and sinfulness of man and that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the redeeming blood of Christ.
- Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential to personal salvation.
- In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
- Christian growth can only be realized by faith in the promises of God.
- The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it. The Holy Spirit in a person's life is evidenced by changes in his life, including a renewed love for God, and people, a commitment to the scriptures and holy living. The spirit filled believer has the capability of speaking with new tongues whether or not he or she chooses to exercise this gifting.
- Divine healing is available through the redemptive work of Christ on the cross.
- The Church of Jesus Christ is the universal, spiritual body of believers from every tribe, tongue, kindred and race of peoples, and is indwelt by God through the Holy Spirit and divinely empowered to fulfil ministry and her Great Commission on earth.
- In the blessed hope, the imminent return of Christ for overcoming believers.
- In the resurrection and final judgement of both the saved and the lost, the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting damnation.
- In the new heavens and the new earth and the holy Jerusalem, the city of God, descending out of heaven and filled with the glory of God.
- Marriage is God-ordained. "The creator made them male and female, and said, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh" (Matthew 19:4-5). Marriage is to be an exclusive relationship, a lifelong faithful union between a man and a woman. This relationship between a husband and wife should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:23-30).
- We practice two ordinances: (1) Water Baptism by immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving the gift of salvation. And (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.