Leaders

Garry Pearson

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Garry is married to Helen, and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  As well as leading the church, Garry continues his work as painter and decorator and Helen works in a local supermarket, the heart of the community. They have lived in Barnoldswick for many years and are well-known in the town. 

Richard Priestley

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Richard & Lenora have been married for 43 years, and have two daughters, both of which work for the Lord in Africa - Ruth in Senegal, and Anna in Uganda. Anna is married to Tim and they have a young son, Jonathan. Anna & Tim work in the slums around Kampala and Ruth is Principal of a school for missionaries' children near Dakar.

Richard was pastor of Melbourne St. Church in Oswaldtwistle for 27years; Lenora was a specialist teacher of the blind in both Lancashire and Blackburn. They now live in Burnley, and have been worshipping at The Majestic since 2005. 

Jonathan Jackson

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Jon and Cath married 8 years ago and live in Giggleswick; between them they have 8 children and 2 grandchildren.   Jon works part-time as a building maintenance officer for North Yorkshire County Council and part-time as a gardener (when it's not raining), and Cath is a primary school teacher.  Jon enjoys the gym when he gets the time and Cath enjoys walking the dog (mainly in the rain). 

David Lord

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David and Deborah married in 1996 and, having grown up in Colne, have continued to live there for all their married life.  They have 3 children and have been at the Majestic church since 2009.

David is the Managing Director of an Environmental and Geotechnical consultancy in Burnley (he started work there at 16), where Deborah is the Financial Director and their eldest daughter is also an apprentice.

When family, work and church commitments allow, David enjoys photography.  Deborah leads the toddler group team and would enjoy going to the spa if time allowed.

The whole family enjoy music and they currently have a cajon player, acoustic guitarist, bass guitarist, singer and a trainee drummer.