Pioneer Engage Church emerged from a rich legacy over many years led by Gerald Coates who started Pioneer People and created the worldwide Pioneer Network of churches. Gerald was a true pioneer and a national figure who pushed boundaries and sought to bring heaven to earth. His archives can be found at Birmingham University www/

Sociologists would describe us as a Charismatic Evangelical New Church (rather than a historical denominational church). People who were disillusioned with church or had moved into the area found this their new spiritual home.

We are part of the Pioneer network of churches. For more information visit