About Us

We are a local church with a global outlook, serving our community and praying for the transformation of peoples into the kingdom of God.

We’re committed to raising disciples of Christ to do the works of ministry. In obedience to God will be a prophetic voice to the nations and establish daughter Churches as God grants us grace.

What we do

Currently we operate a Foodbank – feeding the needy, offering assistance and bringing hope to the community. Through our partnership with Compassion UK we’re helping release Children from poverty. We also Support various Missions abroad.

We operate an active Children and youth ministry to develop Holy Spirit filled intellectuals as the leaders of tomorrow both in the church and in the world.


Our life groups serve as an important forum for members to feel a sense of belonging.

By connecting in small groups around food and other things to get to know each other better in prayer and fellowship, we create an unbreakable bond of love.

We are affiliated to the Assemblies of God churches in Great Britain and Worldwide. We’re also members of the Evangelical Alliance UK.

Concept of a new beginning

One of the wondrous things to happen to nature in the 21st century is the possibility of re-growing an extinct plant from a 2000 year old seed.

The Bible says; The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: .. . . Psalms 92:12 How true that is!

Read the amazing account of the Judean Date Palm

The oldest mature seed that has grown into a viable tree, recovered from excavations at Herod the Great's palace on Masada in Israel. It was germinated in 2005.

Welcome to a new beginning and a new you.

There is hope for you no matter how long you have been forgotten in life.

I am going to do something new. It is already happening. Don't you recognize it? I will clear a way in the desert. I will make rivers on dry land. Isaiah 43:19 (GWT)


Jesus is LORD

Who We Are

We are a missionally-focussed church as we believe in the equipping of the saints for the works of ministry.

And it is he who gifted some to be apostles, others to be prophets, others to be evangelists, and still others to be pastors and teachers, to equip[e] the saints, to do the work of ministry, and to build up the body of the Messiah. Ephesians 4:11-12.


Pastor Sam Akwaka and wife Susana lead a dynamic crop of leaders at Derby Hall. Their vision is to raise and equip disciples of Christ who are living in victory and doing the works of ministry.


1. We Believe that the Bible (i.e. the Old and New Testaments excluding the Apocrypha) is the inspired Word of God, the infallible, all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. (2 Tim.3:15-16; 2 Pet.1:21).

2. We Believe in the unity of the one true and living God Who is the eternal, self-existent ‘I AM’, Who has also revealed Himself as one Being co-existing in three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut.6:4; Mark 12:29; Matt.28:19; 2 Cor.3:14).

3. We Believe in the virgin birth, sinless life, miraculous ministry, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension and abiding intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers. (Isa.7:14; Matt.1:23; Heb.7:26; 1 Pet.2:22; Acts 2:22, 10:38, 2 Cor.5:21; Heb. 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor.15:4; Acts 1:9; Eph.4:8-10; Rom.8:34; Heb.7:25; 1 Cor. 15:22-24,51-57; 1 Thess.4:13-18; Rev.20:1-6).

4. We Believe in the fall of man, who was created pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression. (Gen.1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom.5:12-21.

5. We Believe in salvation through faith in Christ, Who, according to the Scriptures, died for our sins, was buried and was raised from the dead on the third day, and that through His blood we have redemption. (Titus 2:11;3:5-7; Rom.10:8-15, 1 Cor. 15:3-4.) This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:5-6; James 1:18; 1 Pet.1:23; 1 John 5:1).

6. We Believe that all who have truly repented and believed in Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water. (Matt.28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Acts 2:38-39).

7. We Believe in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of the believer with power for service, the essential biblical evidence of which is speaking with other tongues. (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 19:6; Isa.8:18).

8. We Believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of Christ in the Church today. (1Cor.12:4-11, 28; Eph. 4:7-16).

9. We Believe in holiness of life and conduct in obedience to the command of God. (1 Pet.1:14-16; Heb.12:14; 1 Thess.5:23; 1 John 2:6).

10. We Believe that deliverance from sickness, by divine healing, is provided for in the atonement. (Isa.53:4-5; Matt.8:16-17; James 5:13-16).

11. We Believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread. (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Cor. 11:20-34).

12. We Believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment of all whose names are not written in the book of life. (Dan. 12:2-3;John 5:28-29; 1 Cor. 15:22-24; Matt. 25:46; 2 Thess. 1:9; Rev. 20:10-15).



For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.” (Genesis 18:19 ESV)

  • We believe in the family as an institution ordained by God
  • We believe in raising godly children after the word of God
  • We seek to empower families to live a fulfilled life of God’s Grace
  • To enable us to this we have a strong men’s ministry, women’s ministry Youth
  • ministry and children’s ministry


And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers (Acts 2:42 ESV).

  • We believe in Belonging
  • Each member of the Body of Christ must belong to a local church and fulfill their ministry
  • People attending Derby Hall would have chosen to commit serve Christ through this local church and therefore agree to
  • Submit to the local pastor
  • Join a ministry in the local church Reasons to belong to a local church
  • Complete church membership course by Thom Rainer
  • Worship


Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house, (Job 29:4 NIV)

  • Develop winning relationships to win more souls
  • We win the world through friendship
  • We do this through evangelism, community outreach, hospital visitation, foodbank
  • Effective follow up amongst us
  • Actively and keenly inviting friends, family, colleagues and people to church


Our discipleship process involves our 3F’s

We have Spirit filled prayer, bible study, Evangelism and community engagement and generosity.

Visit Us

Nearest Tube Stations:
Turnpike Ln & Woodgreen
on Piccadily Line.

Seven Sisters on Victoria Line.

Plan your journey
Bus Routes:
67, 41, 230, W4
Stop - Stanley Road

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