Meet the team
Pastor Barry Hawthorne
Barry's preaching and teaching comes from many years of experience in travelling and ministry. He speaks with authority on the word of faith and healing aiming to equip and empower every believer with a deeper understanding of the power of God's word.
He has been in ministry for over 20 years and has experienced the power of the word of God helping bring solutions to many painful circumstances. Along with his wife Karen, Barry has seen God move so many times and witnessed God heal many sick and many hurting people.
Both Barry and Karen love to pray into the needs of people's many varied situations and circumstances and see God set them free.
Pastor Karen Hawthorne
Karen not only co-pastors New Beginnings Church, but is also a Specialist Renal Dietitian with the NHS and also has, Hawthorne Health, her own private dietary and nutrition consultancy. She leads the worship team as well as being an able communicator bringing a timely word from God into people's lives. She ministers in healing, words of knowledge and other gifts as the Spirit gives it to her.
Prophetic - Evangelism
Mary has spent forty years sharing her faith in Jesus and serving God in various churches in Scotland. She was a primary school teacher for eight years before working as a schools' staff worker for Scripture Union. God then called her to work for PWAMM on a double decker bus travelling through Scotland's towns and villages taking the gospel of the Kingdom of God to schools and people on the streets. Over the years she has seen God's provision on every level. She has also witnessed God's saving, healing and delivering power as she has prayed for hundreds of people. There is nothing more thrilling to see peoples' lives changed by God's love and power and the truth of God's word. She has followed God's leading and has moved in obedience to the Spirit's promptings to come to Kendal at such a time as this! Watch this space!
Lauren has taken up the challenge of leading our children's ministry. In her secular job, she gives compassionate and professional care to vulnerable children. She is an asset in working with children sharing the love of God through stories, craft and drama. Your children will be well looked after and taught while under her care.