Founding Pastors

Founding Pastors

Pastors Matt and Julie Beemer Founding Pastors

Pastor Matt and his wife Julie are the Founding Pastors of WHBC and currently serve as the National Directors of Rhema Nigeria & Egypt. They have a passion to release faith in the global church to fulfill the great commission in this generation. With a contagious ‘We Can Do It’ belief, they passionately challenge the church to work intentionally, and are devoted to helping leaders work together in order to produce true significance. The Beemer Family is continually on the move with their two adventurous -‘ready for anything’ – children Jonathan & Elisabeth..
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Pastor Matt and Julie met and were married while attending RHEMA Bible Training Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. After graduating they returned to Matt’s home church in Michigan to serve in supportive ministries.

In October 1994 the Beemers moved to Liverpool, England to work with Reaching The World, a missions organisation. It was during this time that Pastor Matt received the vision to pioneer World Harvest Bible Church in Manchester.

2 years later the Beemers moved to Manchester and on the 13th of April 1997 WHBC held its first Sunday morning service at the Copthorne Hotel, Salford Quays with just 17 people.

In October 2008 they began the next exciting phase of their ministry, starting training centres and churches across North Africa and the Middle East. They released the leadership of WHBC to Pastors Alan and Claire Morton and after a short period back in the USA raising support moved to Abuja, Nigeria.

In 2010 they launched Rhema Nigeria and Rhema Egypt, two new training centers supporting the local church in its mission.

Pastor Matt remains as a trustee of WHBC helping to sharpen the vision and ensure that the church continues to fulfill its God-given purpose.

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