who we are
Resurrection Church was born out of a desire to see authentic New Testament church communities planted across the Yorkshire region and beyond. To reach people and areas that were not being reached with the good news of Jesus and to see lives and families transformed by this gospel. The church was started by David and Karen Lavery in 2019 after David felt God was calling him out of his previous role as lead pastor of NewSpring Church in Ossett in order to reach the city of Wakefield.
David has been in full-time church leadership for almost twenty years, and before coming to NewSpring Church he spent seven years as pastor of Living Word Church in the city of York. Karen is a senior lecturer in nursing. They have been married for over thirty years and have two grown-up daughters.
“When we moved to West Yorkshire in 2012 we thought that we would only be here for a few years while we helped the church transition and develop a new leadership team for the future. However, we fell in love with the city and it’s people, and started to sense that this was the place God wanted us to put down roots and serve our community.”
In 2019 they made the decision to plant a new church that reflected the vision and values that we held dear. A church that would prioritise true discipleship. We believe that becoming a follower of Jesus is only the beginning of a new life. That everyone should grow and mature as a Christian and use the gifts God has given them to serve His purpose in their generation.
Our team is growing as people from across the region are joining us in our vision to make disciples and plant new churches that fully reflect what God wants.