National Leadership

The Apostolic Church is constituted as a charitable trust registered with the Charity Commission in May 1961 under charity number 284789. It is governed by a deed of trust last updated in May 2008.

The governance and management structure of the Church operates at three levels:

  • National
  • Regional
  • Local Church

The Ascension Ministries Council (AMC); is the ultimate policy-making organ of the Church. This body, made up of ministerial staff from every region, meet in May each year to make decisions concerning the Movement. This includes a important decisions with regards to the call of God in the lives of men as pastors; as well as those who are appointed to serve on various committees, including the National Leadership Team (NLT). Finance Board, Overseas Board and Convention Committee. It handles matters of doctrine.

In between Council, NLT members who double up as trustees provide spiritual oversight and direction for the Movement. The trustees who are apostles within the church are elected by the other apostles to serve a six year term. Under the constitution, election to the NLT is open only to apostles.

Chairman and members of the Actions Overseas Board

Chairman and members of the Actions Overseas Board

Chairman and members of the Finance Board

Chairman and members of the Finance Board

Julie McKibben - National Women's Director

Julie McKibben - National Women's Director

Beth and Jonny Boxall - National Youth Directors

Beth and Jonny Boxall - National Youth Directors

The Regional Pastors Meeting, which in some places is held every month and less frequently in others, and the Regional Council, which takes place in January / February each year, are the organs for leadership and management at the regional level. Matters are delegated by either Council or the NLT for consideration and implementation. Conversely, this is also the body that generally refers matters to the NLT or Council.

The local Leadership Team consists of a Pastor and/or a Leading Elder and Elders, together with other suitable persons they may invite to join with them for the purpose of furthering the ministry of the local church. Day to day leadership and management of local churches are exercised through regional pastors meetings, pastors and leading elders.