PJ Booth and his wife Elizabeth planted Open Arms Church, Newbridge in 1996. They have been married for nearly 40 years, and have one son Sean who is the executive pastor in St. Catherine’s church in Dublin and one beautiful grandson called Levi. PJ has a passion to see the people of Ireland come to know and serve Jesus. He believes that “everyone wants to get saved, they just don’t know it yet.” He and Elizabeth like sunshine, holidays, reading and good food. PJ also likes a game of golf!
Tom Burke is a founder and senior pastor of Grace Church Cork, and has served as part of the lead team of ARC Ireland from the beginning. From a local Cork business family, he’s married to Denise and is the Father of Dillon (26) and Dara (23). His hobbies include reading and walking, and he’s known on occasion to burst out into Irish when the humour takes him.
Seán Mullarkey is the Senior Pastor of St Marks Church, Dublin. Seán is married to Susan. They have four children. John, Daniel, Rebekah-Joy and Rachel-Grace. He started teaching religion for two years in a Dublin secondary school before entering into ministry. He has been in full time ministry now for over 21 years. Five and a half years as a Youth worker with Scripture Union and the rest as a Pastor in St Marks. Seán has a Degree in theology and sociology, a teaching Diploma from Maynooth University and a Masters in Missional leadership from Bangor University in Wales. His passions are Jesus, Susan, the children, the Church, the Nation, the Bible, U2, great movies, his iPad and Arsenal football club!
Jamie Corcoran is Lead Pastor of Lighthouse Church based in Navan Co. Meath. He is passionate about the local church developing into its fullest potential and to inspiring leaders and planting new churches. He serves on the national lead team for the AG in Ireland and is married to the love of his life and his amazing wife Ludmila, and together they have three wild boys: Joshua, Davi & Isaiah. Jamie loves all things manly such as rugby, BBQ & coffee… in that order of course.
Andrew McCourt, along with his wife Isabelle, planted and then pastored a vibrant church in the city of Derry, Northern Ireland for 13 years. Following this he moved to the capital city of Belfast to pastor Christian Fellowship Church where he has served for the past six years. He is committed first and foremost to building local churches and raising up multi-generational leaders. Being the father of four children life is never dull, however, he still finds the time to enjoy running, mountains and French food!
Paul Reid has been married to Priscilla for forty years and they have three daughters. He was the Senior Pastor at Christian Fellowship Church, Belfast for twenty five years before handing over the mantel to Andrew McCourt in 2011. He and Priscilla travel Ireland and the world seeking to encourage leaders to build healthy, growing Churches. They have been involved in ten church plants and want to help church planters have the best start in launching and growing a healthy congregation.
Priscilla Reid is on the International Advisory team of Christian Fellowship Church Belfast along with her husband Paul. This is the church they led over the past twenty five years and have now transitioned out of the senior leadership. Her passion is to see women take their place alongside men in the church to fulfill their God given calling. Over the years she has trained people in the prophetic, leading prophetic teams and encouraging people to hear from God. Along with Paul she is committed to help strengthen local churches wherever God opens the door. She has four daughters, four son-in-laws and four grandchildren. Being a Granny is the best season in life ever.
Jeff Wright is the Lead Pastor, founder and visionary of Green Pastures Church, Ballymena and a member of the lead team of Arc Ireland. He is driven by his heart for people, his desire to make Jesus famous and his passion to see lives transformed. He is an energetic, passionate, open-hearted preacher who loves communicating the heart of God to his church and reaching out to those most in need in our local communities. Jeff is married to Lorraine and they have three children: Stacey, Adam and Jack. The whole family share his love for God and passion for God’s House.
Owen Crane is the Senior Pastor of Christian Fellowship Church, Belfast. Born in Malaysia and raised in the South of England, Owen has long heard the call of God to lead people to Jesus. He has worked withCAP, The Lighthouse Group, Hope for Justice and Tearfund. He is a natural connector, and has spent many years cultivating relationships with those leading local churches. In 2011 Owen and Anne, his wife of 17 years, as well as their 3 children, moved to Belfast to lead a church campus, before later taking up leadership of CFC in January 2017. His vision is to reach as many people as possible across Ireland, Europe and beyond with the good news of Jesus all the while serving as Pastor in the local church.