Over the past few years the Newfrontiers family has been going through an exciting period of transition. This culminated in a number of leaders being released to build their own apostolic teams, furthering mission, church planting, strengthening of churches and raising up new leaders. The intention of this multiplication of apostolic teams is to continue to multiply mission amongst the Newfrontiers family.
One person has described this transition time as: “the sons are beginning to have families of their own!” One of these ‘sons’ is Jeremy Simpkins, who in 1999 along with his wife Ann, moved from the South Coast, where he had been an Elder at Kings Church Eastbourne, to the North East of England where he began to lead Jubilee Church Teesside. This was the start of what has developed into one of the new Newfrontiers apostolic teams…ChristCentral.
Not long after their move, Jeremy started to serve other local churches in the growing North East region. In 2004 these eight churches decided to have a weekend away together called “North”, which attracted 450 people. This is what has grown to become the North Event, which in 2012 gathered nearly 2,500 people.
Since then, more and more churches across the North of the UK began looking to Jeremy for apostolic leadership, giving birth to Christ Central (then known as Newfrontiers North UK).