Mark smith – lead pastor

Mark is from Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim and is married to Philippa. He moved to Dublin in 2012 after completing his theological education at Oak Hill Theological College in London with a desire to explore starting a church in the city centre & previously worked as a ministry apprentice in Northern Ireland. He is passionate about Dublin and helping people see how the gospel impacts every area of our life. In his spare time Mark enjoys having people over for dinner, beating Philippa at scrabble, watching The Walking Dead and drinking excellent coffee…only excellent coffee…nothing with a gold label.

Ben Linn – Music Director

Ben is from Northern California and Northern Nevada in the US and is married to Dorine. As someone who loves both small town life and the solace and solitude of the desert, it is only fair to ask how he came to be in the biggest city in one of the wettest countries in the world. This can be answered only by pointing to God’s work! Ben is passionate about worship ministry, having served in one capacity or another for 25 years. In his spare time, you’ll find him and Dorine hanging with their four children.

Duncan Candler – Church planting resident

Duncan is from Kilkenny where he lived until he moved to Manchester England for University. He is married to Becky who met one another while studying in Manchester. For over 6 years Duncan has been in a range of ministry roles and contexts, during this time he has also completed the Crosslands seminary course. A proud Irish man, he has always had a longing to see gospel-centred churches established in Ireland. Duncan and Becky love spending time with people whether that’s in a coffee shop or at their home they long to build relationships with those around them. He also has a keen passion for sports of many kinds both watching and playing. Coffee is a big passion in the Candler household with every type of brewing method available.