At present we are in the fledgling stages of our development, but as present experience becomes history, we pray that it will make exciting reading. May it reveal the mighty hand of God in operation, bringing His Kingdom into being, and revealing His will being done on earth as it is in heaven.
Paul Ras - Elder
The Isle of Wight is well known as a boating venue, and hosts one of the biggest yachting events known to the sailing fraternity worldwide, the Cowes Regatta.
It is here in this town that forms a gateway to the Medina River and the centre of the Island, that The Apex Church was launched on the 19th October, 2008, with Paul and Yvonne Ras at the helm.
The first service was held in the small, but cosy confines of Northwood House Community Hall (The Stable Building). The sense of togetherness was amazing as a handful of believers gathered to acknowledge and honour God. The presence of the Holy Spirit warmly settled on hearts as they worshipped their heavenly Father. The preaching of God's Word emphasized the fact that like Abraham who was looking for a city whose builder and maker was God, the Apex too was embarking on a journey to see the fulfilment of God's purpose with its people.
After five weeks a new venue had to be found to better accommodate the children's ministry plus the folk who were 'looking in' to see what the Apex was about. Cowes Youth and Community Centre served as a stepping stone which we quickly outgrew. We now meet at St Faiths Church just off Newport Rd in Cowes.
An exciting development has been the opportunity for the Apex to purchase St Faith’s, and God willing, that will have happened by the end of spring 2014.
Another highlight has been the arrival of Richie and Raina Powell on the Island, who have followed God’s leading to join Paul and Yvonne in a leadership role. They were brought into eldership during the summer of 2013. After a fruitful season on the Isle of Wight in December 2016 Richie and Raina followed their calling to lead Christ Central Church in Penge, South London.
As of January 2017 Mark and Jaqui Thornett, of Gateway Church Swindon, took the helm of the Apex Church. Biog coming soon.
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