Influence Church has just planted their newest campus in Penrith, Cumbria, their third location. Ben and Gale Dowding took over what was then called Richmond Pentecostal church in 2008, with a congregation of 70-80 people and a population of 10,000. Now there are 450 people attending church across their three locations.
Mark Russell, Senior Minister at Greenbank Community church, brought 18 members of his leadership team to their area conference in Torquay. He said: “For people in the congregation, being geographically isolated, to see and be a part of something that’s bigger is so important.