About Us

Originally from Bishop Auckland in County Durham, Paul & Meg Ellison went to Elim Pentecostal Bible College in 1988 and have been involved in building and leading successful growing churches ever since. On November 3rd 2013 Paul, Meg and a small group of friends started Family Church in Gateshead. Our first Sunday service was held in a local conference facility which immediately proved to be too small. Within a few weeks we moved into Gateshead Old Town Hall. Sunday services continued there until November 2016 when we moved into our permanent full time location – The Hub, Swan Street – right in the heart of Gateshead’s new and developing town centre.

We are a thriving Church where people from every generation and walk of life are welcome and encouraged to get involved. In doing so we all grow together as the family of God. We believe all people are created to be in a loving relationship with God and we are passionate about introducing people to him.

Our Sunday services are fun and full of life. At the heart of everything we do we aim to honour three foundational values:-
– Relevant life changing teaching from the Bible that aims to challenge and inspire
– Passionate Christ centred worship
– Genuine meaningful relationship with each other

We exist to make Jesus known and inspire this generation to become everything God intended them to be.

At the heart of everything we do we aim to honour our foundational values:

  • Mission
  • Relationship
  • Generosity
  • Excellence
  • Relevance
  • Passion

Our Vision – To build a church family that demonstrates the power of Gods love, impacting and transforming lives.


Our Mission – Helping every person believe in Jesus Christ, belong to family, become his disciple and build his kingdom.

Believe … Belong … Become … Build.