Our History

The Source was founded in September 2007, by Peter and Juliet Donaldson who had a desire to see an expression of the Christian life within Malvern.

In 2010, we became apart of the global Elim Pentecostal Church, which has hundreds of churches throughout the UK and the rest of the World. The Elim Pentecostal Church was founded in 1915 in Monaghan, Ireland, by George Jeffreys, an outstanding evangelist and church planter.

Dan Bennett


Dan is our Pastor.  He is from Halesowen and has been an Elim minister since 2009.  Dan is married to Rach with two young children called Emily and Jay.  Rach works as a teaching assistant and is developing the children’s work at The Source.  Dan and Rach have a passion for the local Church and to see it growing into everything that God intends!

Richard Owen


Richard is one of our Elders and is married to Kathleen.  They supported Peter and Juliet in planting The Source in 2007.  They were married in 1974 and have two grown up children.  Richard was miraculously healed from a brain tumor in 1990 and desires to see the ministry of healing and deliverance revived in the local Church.

Richard and Kathleen are now retired, but have many years Church experience serving as leaders in junior Church, with young people, in house groups and with discipleship.  They are both committed to serving Jesus in the building of His Kingdom here in Malvern.

Liam Hanna


Liam is one of our Elders and is married to Colette.  They were married in 1975 and have four grown up children and (currently) eight grandchildren.  Liam is the director of academic development at Regents Theological College where he lecturers in a number of New Testament subjects.  Colette also works (part-time) at RTC administering the needs of students with specific learning difficulties.

Prior to 2009, Colette and Liam were missionaries in Africa, both lecturing in a theological seminary for the United Evangelical Church.  Before this Liam and Colette both worked in the business sector for large multinational institutions.


Jenny Kimble


Jenny is one of our Elders and has been an Elim minister since 2011. Jenny is the course assistant for the Church Leadership Track at Regents Theological College. Prior to moving to Malvern she has been an assistant pastor in Elim churches in Warrington and High Wycombe and has also served as a hospital chaplain.