Meet the Liberty Ministry Team

“Hello” from the Dexter family

Pastor Adrian Dexter image largeOur Senior Pastor is Adrian Dexter. He has been married to Diane since 1994 and they have a son called Jonathan who was born in 2005. Jonathan is full of life and fun. He loves Horse Riding and is in training to compete in the Special Olympics. He enjoys flying in an aeroplane to visit his Mum’s family in Northern Ireland. For a long time Jonathan used Makaton sign language to communicate but recently his spoken vocabulary has greatly improved. Jonathan loves swimming, dancing and eating Pizza. He loves Jesus, and is very sensitive to the Holy Spirit and likes t0 pray and worship. Diane is originally from Northern Ireland and worked in banking for many years. Diane is our Church Administrator, and oversees the Welcome Centre and our Sunday morning Kids Church. Diane also loves to read and is a big fan of Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austin. Adrian is from Lincolnshire and moved to Rotherham with his family in 2006. He trained as an Optical Laboratory Technician and has worked in Optics since 1992. He has also been involved in church leadership since 1990. Adrian studied at Mattersey Hall Bible College where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Theology. Adrian has a passion for unity and for prayer, and leads “City Vision Rotherham” a relational network of 20 church and ministry leaders from across the borough, and also leads the South Yorkshire Prayer strategy.

Adrian has a desire to see young leaders emerge and grow in confidence and authority. Investing in and releasing those leaders to see Rotherham and South Yorkshire transformed by the power of God. He has a strong passion for Community engagement and is part of the Rotherham Together Partnership, the Independent Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel, the Multi-agency Asylum-seeker Response Forum and he is on the advisory board of Rotherham Central Children’s Centre. He enjoys Northern Soul music and also is a life-long supporter of Notts County Football club.

Senior Pastor Adrian Dexter and family

Emmanuel DexterManny is our Associate Pastor

Emmanuel Dexter is our Associate Pastor. Originally from New York, USA, he moved to Rotherham in 2013 to be a part of the leadership of Liberty Church as our Youth Pastor and Worship Leader. Before coming to Rotherham, Manny was part of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) in London. He also served with a ministry team to pioneer a house of worship and prayer in Binghamton, New York, based on the IHOP model of harp and bowl worship. Emmanuel’s heart is to see people grow deeper in their love and commitment to Jesus. He is passionate about worship, prayer, and evangelism working together to see God’s kingdom break into our world and transform lives. “I have always been passionate about seeing people grow in their love for Jesus. It is not enough to just call ourselves Christians! We have to do more than just talk the talk. We have to walk out our love for Jesus in every sphere of our lives!”  

Rose is our Community Pastor

Rose Flora is from Bangalore, India and is now serving as our Community Pastor at Liberty Church. She has previously served as a Schools and Youth worker for 2 and a half years through the PAIS project. Rose has completed a Masters in Business, after which she responded to the call of God to serve as a missionary overseas. Rose has experienced the healing power of God in her own life and His faithfulness has driven her passion to serve Him, reaching the unreached and encouraging and inspiring Christians to live for Jesus. Rose has a big heart for the Rotherham community and wants to see every person in need come to know Jesus and be helped in their journery to make their life better and meaningful. As Rotherham is such a culturally diverse area, Rose’s role as a Community Pastor is to develop a high level of community cohesion and social integration between the church and those who access its services, with a special focus on individuals and families from Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

John Wilson, Evangelist Co-ordinatorJohn Wilson leads our sister church: Liberty Church, Swinton

John Wilson is a young man who knows all about the grace of God. He was once a drug addict of many years before meeting Jesus in a real way being set free from his addiction. He’s married to Kirsty Wilson both working for Christian organisations reaching out to some of society’s most broken people who’s life’s have been trapped in addiction, homelessness and Modern day slavery. He’s passionate about the Lord Jesus and has decided to use his life to serve him. John is the Pastor of our sister church: Liberty Church Swinton, along with his wife Kirsty. John has a passion for the lost and broken. He manages Lighthouse Homes Rotherham, a homeless project in the town. John is very passionate about reaching this broken generation with the gospel of Jesus. He counts it a pleasure to serve the community in Swinton and looks forward to building the Church. His desire is to meet the needs of the Swinton community, with acts of kindness and the love of Jesus. His vision is to see a vibrant church in Swinton be established and built for the glory of God, seeing the lost reached with the gospel preached and the prodigals coming home. To establish a school’s work and youth club within the church reaching the youth of the town, to bring hope back into the town and to families where there may be no hope. ‘Many people are broken and without hope, my heart is to take hope to them and show them the love of Jesus that was once shown to me. God specialises in making broken things hole, turning a nobody into a somebody and their nothing into something’. Proverbs 22:9 MSG [9] Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor.

Iona Vignoles, Worship Director, Liberty Church, RotherhamIona Vignoles is the Worship Director here at Liberty Church, Rotherham

Her heart is for our worship at Liberty to be Holy Spirit led and centred around the presence of God. Iona studied and trained at Mattersey Hall Bible College for 3 years. During this time she developed her passion for both Spirit-led ministry and sound biblical teaching. Iona is driven by her belief that when we encounter the presence of God, an environment is created for him to minister to his people and bring healing, deliverance and salvation. Her desire is to create an environment of freedom in our worship services, where all are free to come and express their worship to God. She has a vision to develop a team that is not only strong musically, but that is able to flow prophetically; in tune with the very heart of God for his people. Iona also regularly preaches in our church services and is involved in the leadership of our youth and children’s ministries. All in all, she believes that worship to God is more than just about singing songs, but is about living a lifestyle which glorifies God and she seeks to encourage the church to also view their worship in this way.

Natasha, Liberty KidsNatasha McCardell is our kid’s worker here at Liberty Church

With a diploma in Childcare and Education, Natasha has a strong background in all areas of children’s work. Originally from Lincolnshire, Natasha has now moved to Rotherham to follow the call and the vision that God has placed on her heart. Her passion is to see the younger generation encounter and nurture a real relationship with Jesus, and for them to understand and be released in the gifting’s that God has placed within them. This is at the heart of her ministry. As well as having a heart for children’s work, Natasha is also involved with the youth ministry and is a regular member of the worship team.