Here is a quick peak at our Pastors

who we are

Drew & Kerry Jenks

Drew and Kerry have known each other since they were teenagers, where they met at Church Youth Group. They have four children; Ellie, David, Matthew and George, not forgetting their two cocker spaniels; Ruby and Honey.

On January 1st 2018, The Lighthouse Church was founded by Drew and Kerry, following a transition from being appointed by the incumbent Church and anointed by God to be the Senior (Drew) and Associate (Kerry) Pastors moving forward into the new season of the Life of the Church.

Their mission is toto equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ’ as found in the Epistle to the Ephesians 4: 11-16, identifying the offices of the 5 Fold Ministries (the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and the teachers) and providing the all important discipleship to fulfil these roles and execute the Great Commission.

Our Pastors desire and hope to see God’s Word and the Holy Spirit come together with great power and without compromise. They are passionate about seeing revival and extending God’s Kingdom in Sandown and beyond – bringing people into a fresh relationship with God, and discipling them to be the best they can be.

In the end it’s all about ‘God’s Will – God’s Way’. NO COMPROMISE!

Neil & Cayte McCarthy

Neil and Cayte have 3 children; Samuel, Daniel, and Thomas. They have been married since 2008. Originating from South Wales, God brought them to the Isle of Wight in 2018. They became part of our Church family in August 2019.

Neil has served and led faithfully at TLC assisting in worship, preaching and anything else that was required of him during this time.

Neil accepted the position of Assistant Pastor in December 2020. He has gained valuable experiences encouraging and discipling people of all ages and stages as a Church leader, youth leader, and everything in-between, since 2005.

After becoming a Christian in 2005, Cayte soon began to get involved in the Children’s and Youth Work at her church. She has a heart for working with young people, and as an experienced and qualified Drama and Media teacher, uses these skills to help share the gospel with children in our Sunday School setting, through our All-Age Services. Along with Neil, Cayte also accepted the Position of Children’s Pastor in December 2020.

It is their desire to help Gods people grow in confidence and faith. Ministering authentically and faithfully, while also encouraging and equipping others on their Journey. Neil and Cayte are also passionate about exploring and facilitating how the Church can be more inclusive and accessible to those with disabilities.

They do not have pets as 3 little boys are more than enough to keep them busy!


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