Jesus is the head of the church
Ephesians 5 v. 23: ‘...the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Saviour.’
Ephesians 4 vv. 15-16: ‘...speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Every believer is a priest and a minister
Hebrews 10 vv. 19-22: ‘Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.’
1 Peter 2 v. 9: ‘...you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.’
Revelation 1 vv. 5-6: ‘To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.’
Leadership exists to:
Ephesians 4 v. 12: ‘...to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.’
1 Corinthians 12 vv. 12-31: 'Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to form one body — whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free — and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honourable we treat with special honour. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honour to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way.'
Detailed Statement of Faith with Biblical References
We believe in one God, the Creator of heaven and earth (1), who is the Keeper (2) and Perfector (3) of all things. He exists eternally (4) as three distinct but equal persons (5): Father (6), Son (7) and Holy Spirit (8). He is: Unique (9), Unchangeable (10), in all places simultaneously (11), Sovereign (12), all-powerful (13), self-existing (14), all-knowing (15), self-sufficient (16), true and faithful (17), of endless love (18), just (19) and Holy (20).
(1) Gen 1:1, 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(2) Ps 16:1; Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.
Dt 6:24; The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.
Col 1:17 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
(3) Dt 32:4; He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
Heb 12:2; fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
(4) Rev 1:17; When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
Dt 33:27; The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’
(5) Gen 1:26; Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Isa 6:3; And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Lk 3:21-22; When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Mt 28:19; Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
(6) Isa 9:6; For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(7) Jn 10:33-36; “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are "gods”’[a]? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— 36 what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?
Col 2:9; For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form
(8) 2Cor 3:17; Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
(9) Isa 40:18; With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken him?
Heb 4:15; For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
(10) Heb 13:8; Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Mal 3:6; “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
(11) Mt 28:20; and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Ps 139:7-8; Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
(12) Job 23:13; “But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.
(13) Isa 40:10; See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.
Rev 1:8; “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
(14) Jn 5:26; For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
(15) Jn 21:17; The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
(16) Acts 17:24-25; “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
(17) Jn 14:6; Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Dt 7:9; Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God,keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Rev 19:11; I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.
(18) 1 Jn 4:10; This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
(19) Dt 32:4; He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
(20) Rev 15:4; Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.
Isa 6:3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
We believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The Father has given His one and only Son (1),
conceived by the Holy Spirit (2), and born of the Virgin Mary (3), fully God (4) and fully
man (5). We believe that He was crucified and died to reconcile us to God (6), that He was
raised bodily (7) from the dead and ascended to heaven (8) as the supreme power in
heaven and earth (9). We believe that He will return in glory (10) to be united with His
church, to establish His eternal reign (11) of peace and to judge the world in righteousness (12).
(1) Jn 3:16 (2) Lk 1:35; (3) Mt 1:23; Isa 7:14; (4) Jn1:1; Jn20:28; Tit 2:13-14; (5) Phil
2:5-8; Ro 1:3; (6) Ro 5:10; (7) Col 2:13-15; (8) Act 1:9-11; (9) Eph 1:20-23; (10) Lk
21:27; (11) Jn 5:24-25; (12) Mt 26:27; 2 Ti 4:1; Mt 25:32;
Jonathan Reid Pastor
Jonathan has been with us since 2004, initially working alongside Michael Breen as assistant pastor for the first four years before becoming pastor.
Contact: Jonathan Reid
Mark Morrell Assistant Pastor
Mark started work as assistant pastor of Wexford Bible Church in 2015 after receiving his Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 2014.
Mark is married to Kait and the have 3 beautiful children. Mark is originally from Greystones, Co. Wicklow and Kait is from the States.
Contact: Mark Morrell
Athol Henwick Elder
Athol has lived in Wexford for 17 years with his wife Liberty and 4 children.
Eva Rothwell is a native of Wexford, she has a back ground in nursing.
Eva works with children at many of the summer camps and weekly groups. Eva also plays on the music team on Sundays.
Liberty Henwick Women's Ministry
Liberty Henwick is the wife of Athol. As the women's ministry leader she has a passion to see women grow in their relationship with God and to provide environments that support and give a listening ear to women in their life journey.
Contact: Liberty Henwick
Trish is married to Adrian and they have two grown up children and 3 grandchildren. She is a native of Wexford and is an experienced qualified counselor.
Wexford Bible Church began in 1984 when Michael and Bernie Breen began meeting together with other locals for Bible Study and prayer.
The church first became established, in the town, under the pastoral direction of Miles McKee.Later Michael took on pastoral responsibility and then at the beginning of 2009 Jonathan Reid became the current pastor.
We are an evangelical, vibrant and caring church which meets in Wexford town. We are made up of families and individuals drawn from a diverse cross-section of both the town and surrounding countryside.
As a church we seek to be an agent of God's Kingdom by telling others of the forgiveness, grace and love which God offers through Jesus. We want to do this while serving and contributing to the local community. We also seek to be a model of His Kingdom as we love and forgive one another, care for one another and carry one another's burdens.
As a church we want to be:
Excited about God
Passionate about our love of God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit and wholehearted in our worship of Him.
Matthew 22 v 37 Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
Growing in our relationship with Jesus
In our knowledge of Him, our friendship with Him, in obedience to Him and in becoming more like Him in every area of our lives.
2 Peter 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Equipped for service
To fulfill our God-given role in the life of the Church, through training, encouraging and developing our gifts from the Lord.
Ephesians 4 v 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Committed to each other
To worship together, encourage, support and care for each other, in an open and honest way.
Hebrews 10 v 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Reaching out to Wexford town, county & beyond
To express God's love through living out and proclaiming the gospel and seeking to meet the needs of people.
Acts 1 v 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
As a fellowship we value:
If you visit us on a Sunday morning you can expect to find an open worship service as we value participation from all who attend. Together we will be exploring what the teachings of Jesus mean for our daily lives in 21st century Wexford. You can also expect teaching and activities which cater for the children who come along.
Beyond our immediate focus of Wexford town and its surrounding villages we seek to network with other evangelical churches nationally and internationally. To this end we are a member church of the Evangelical Alliance of Ireland and various members have on-going involvement with Child Evangelism Fellowship Ireland, the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students Ireland, and Fields of Life.
We believe the central truths of Christianity
as they are revealed to us in the Bible, including: