As an independent church it is important that we maintain a leadership structure that is both Biblical and practical

For Fresh Church this means that our leadership team comprises of an Eldership who are responsible for the spiritual leadership of the Church, one of whom is the Pastor. 

The practical and business aspects of the church are managed by a body of capable men and women that we call the Diaconate.

Together they form the Executive Council, the name we give to our charity trustees. Overall these bodies are answerable to the general meeting of the church membership as we believe the Scriptures require.



Terry Durose


Terry and Janet were called into the Christian Ministry in 1995. They have two grown up children Hannah and Austin, both who have married. 

After serving Oldham Bethel Church for seven years they, along with a team of about twenty others responded to the call to plant a church in Moorside. Terry and Janet also serve Manchester City Mission, Terry as the Director, and Janet as Administration Manager. Janet also serves on the diaconate and as Fresh Kids Leader.


Stephen Cowling


07883 033 900

Before joining Fresh Church Steve and his wife Christine led the Elim Church in Oldham. Both retired, they have two grown up children and two grandchildren. As an Elder, Steve is part of the preaching team and Christine serves as a deacon, and a Fresh Kids Leader.


Dave Butt


07765 885 249

Previously deputy  head at a large Manchester secondary school, Dave is part of our preaching team. He is Area Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child and together with his wife Mary, leads the Scripture Union Beach Mission at Criccieth. Mary is our worship leader and also works for Manchester City Mission leading the Groundbreakers primary schools project.


Christine Cowling

Church Treasurer


Janet Durose

Church Secretary


Stewart Laming

Building Officer


Beryl Laming

Compliance Officer


Mary Butt