About us

who we are

Resurrection Church was born out of a desire to see authentic New Testament church communities planted across our city 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 buy a home in the south side of the city and to begin a new church for the city. "We believe it is important to live in the heart of the community that we felt God was calling us into." 


“Our heart and vision is to fulfil the great commission and make disciples for Jesus, at the same time we want to be a blessing to our city and to work and pray for its regeneration and prosperity. So Resurrection was the word that we felt summed up our heart and mission.”


We are still building our team and are looking for people to join us in this great project. So, if you are interested and feeling like God is calling you to pioneer something new and exciting then please contact us.