NCC’s Leadership team work together to oversee the spiritual and material growth of the church family. With a high degree of collective experiences, backgrounds and stories, all of our team are united in their love for Jesus, and their desire to see Cornwall benefit from God’s kingdom on earth.

Mike & Shelagh Robins

NCC’s Senior Pastor Mike and his wife Shelagh originally hail from Bournemouth in Dorset. Prior to being converted at the age of 24, Mike was a skilled engineer working in a managerial capacity producing aviation components. He entered full time ministry in 1991 and the following year was clearly called to Newquay. Mike moved with Shelagh and three of their four children to a relatively small but hugely faithful and friendly church that has grown into the lively active church that stands today.

A key turning point in Mike’s ministry occurred during 1994 when God radically challenged his pre-conceived ideas of what church should be. Convinced that the church should ‘belong’ to God, and that the only dream that really mattered was the dream of Jesus, neither he, his ministry, nor the church were ever to be the same again. He is a visionary with an unquenchable desire to see a large dynamic and charismatic church in the county of Cornwall that not only has influence locally, but is also an encouragement and resource for the Kingdom of God across the UK and throughout the world. Both Mike and Shelagh (who herself holds a Licence to Minister credential within Elim and heads up the church’s ‘Celebrate Recovery’ programme) are often invited to minister both in the UK and abroad, with requests coming from as far as France and India, as well as other regions around the world.

Mike is fuelled by one basic desire; to see the church of God released into her full potential. His passion is to see every person discover their place in Christ and to fulfil the purpose for which God has created them. This is reflected in a passionate and challenging preaching style that is geared to everyday life, and that motivates and encourages the entire family. Mike was ordained within Elim in 1995 and has served in a various leadership positions in both Elim and other organisations.

Robert & Hazel Brittain

Robert and Hazel have been married for over forty years and moved down to Newquay over 12 years ago from the East Midlands. Now a credentialed minister with Elim, Robert’s great passion is the preaching and teaching of God’s word and the development and release of Christians into their God given gifts and ministry. With Hazel he leads Connect Group development at NCC, regularly preaches at both campuses and is responsible for the finances of the church. Hazel is part of the Women’s ministry and works with Robert on the finances.

Together they have three grown up children, two of whom are leading worship here, and one living in Australia. They are doting grandparents of 6 grandchildren and are enjoying (and sometimes enduring) the Christian adventure. Being in the centre of God’s will is the most important place in life and that is where we are.