It was at the beginning of 1997 that Pastors Phil and Helen Weaver, and a small group of ministry pioneers, sensed that God was leading them to start a new church and ministry in the county of Leicestershire based in the University town of Loughborough.
In March of that year New Springs went public by planting and establishing a local church. The first public meeting was held in the Charnwood Suite of the Jarvis Kings Head Hotel situated on the High Street (now known as the Ramada Jarvis). So New Springs International Christian Church was born with just a handful or two in attendance.
It was from this small base that both our local and national ministries grew and developed. A decade or more on – New Springs is a thriving and growing church with a particular interest in community and social enterprise.
Phil and Helen Weaver continue to this day spearheading the work at New Springs. For the first five years they were ably assisted by Americans Pastor Garry and Jeanann Miller, who have now returned to the States to minister there. Pastor David and Alison Holmes joined us in October 2006 before leaving to pastor Elim Church Leicester in 2019.
Since those early days the ministry team has grown and currently consists of Phil and Helen Weaver, Nathan and Jenny Weaver (Sunderland), Ryan and Jo Atkinson, Euan and Ellen Lockwood, Xinhai and Winnie Lin, and Trevor Weaver (Bucknall).