Pastor Michael Bretton
(Senior Pastor, Light and Life Helston, Cornwall)
January 2009 marked the beginning of a new season in Michael and Lesley Bretton's lives and ministry as Michael replaced Rev John Townley as the Lead Pastor at Helston Light and Life Church in Cornwall.
Having had the immense privilege of being raised in a home and attend a Sunday school where genuine trust in Jesus was nurtured and encouraged, Michael remembers at the age of 10 sharing for the first time in church his desire to know and live for Jesus. He also clearly recalls a powerful moment on a train journey at the age of 15 when he experienced God's call to ‘full-time Christian Service.’
Since this time Michael has continued to live with a passion to make Jesus known. Following a period of working in a finance company where Michael sought to live as a clear witness to Jesus, two years working as a missionary in Japan and then completing his theological degree at Birmingham Bible Institute, Michael went on to serve for 11 years as Pastor at Carnforth Free Methodist Church.