Maggie’s first teaching job was in Harrogate and, as we both spent time in the town, we fell in love with the place. We were so pleased when we felt God calling us to plant a church here!
Hearing His call
We both heard this call separately. Maggie remembers one evening driving towards Harrogate, coming round Harewood Bank, and seeing Harrogate district before her: “my heart started beating really fast and I was quite overcome. I had a sense that God was promising something special for Harrogate, and just knew that I had to be a part of it!”
The same evening, Nik was at a meeting in Harrogate: “I had felt God calling us to churchplant for a while and had been asking Him to show us where He was calling us to go. That evening, as I looked at the people around me, I realised that this was where God had lead my heart.”