History

In 1967, when God gave a young couple a dream for a church in Newton Aycliffe, Jack and Pansy Dickinson pioneered the Full Gospel Church as a house group. The church soon began to grow and moved into rented buildings.

As the church continued to grow and flourish, Glyn and Pamela Greenow became the Senior Pastors (1985) and their passion for God’s House birthed a dream for the church to own its own building. In 1987 Glyn and Pamela took a giant step of faith and began to build a church in Woodham Village.

In September 2007, John and Lisa Greenow became the Lead Pastors and the church became known as Xcel Church. With services in Newton Aycliffe, Darlington and Spennymoor, Xcel has continued to grow. We are excited to be launching our 4th location later in Bangalore, India during 2016.

Xcel Church moved into their new home, the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe at the end of 2009, a place not only for church to meet but also offering a Conference Centre, a Day Nursery and Jacksons Coffehouse.

For nearly 50 years Xcel Church has continued to grow and gain momentum, transforming into the vibrant and energetic church you see today.