Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives.

Senior Leaders

OpenWell Church is led by Judah & Rachel Cole. Together they serve OpenWell through providing vision & direction. They have planted 3 churches and bring a wealth of experience and passion to the team. They have led the church since its start in early 2013.

Leadership Team

OpenWell Church has one leadership team that meets in two groups. The first group lead the Liverpool site and the 2nd group lead the Southport site. These teams provide Pastoral care, Leadership and Operational leadership to each site.


Liverpool Leadership Team

Mark Myers, Helen Myers, Will Ward, Joni Ward, Lucia Higgins, Della Black, Mark Deleeuwvanweenen, Marjan Deleeuwvanweenen, Mike Forrestal, Jan Forrestal & Chris Cole.


Southport Leadership Team

Dave Nickson, Pam Nickson, Julie Dunning, Paula Ryding

Apostolic Oversite

Our Apostolic Overseers are two pastors of nationally respected congregations and ministries who love OpenWell Church and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Senior Pastors if requested by the Leadership team or Directors. The Overseers serve as Apostolic Elders.

The Overseers for OpenWell Church are:


  • Pastor Tony Wastall, Life Springs Church, Wolverhampton
  • Pastor Dave Connolly, Toxteth Tab Baptist Church, Liverpool