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About us

A few words about who we are
We exist to serve and partner with you on your journey with Christ, and to bring hope and truth to everyone in our town. It is our desire to see all who pass through Shoreline’s doors to come closer to knowing the person and character of Jesus Christ.
No matter if you are questioning faith, new to your faith, or you have been a Christian for a long time, you are welcome here.

Please take a few minutes to discover the myriad of ways that you can connect and develop your journey with Christ through Shoreline Church.

Our Vision

Love all.  Serve all.

Our Mission

To enrich people’s daily lives sharing the message of Jesus Christ, discipleship and building community.

Who Are We?

Shoreline Church is part of the wider Christian Church, one of the largest organisations in the world. Our Mission is to enrich people’s daily lives through the Good News brought by Jesus Christ, through learning together, bible training and building community.

Our passion is to love and serve all.

We are a Christian Church and charity located in the heart of Southport, Merseyside.

We are a member of the Assemblies of God (AOG) group of churches.

Shoreline Church serves the local community through providing a place of worship, pastoral care, counselling services, small groups programmes, youth projects, children’s clubs, schools work and community action. We organise fundraising to support local and national charities. We serve our global community through prayer, international partnering and overseas mission programmes.

Shoreline Church uses its charitable giving to provide local church ministry and services, support national and international ministry, to help meet the needs of people from all backgrounds. Shoreline Church receives income through charitable giving, fundraising events and grants.


1. People – People are at the heart of everything we do
2. Love – Love is the lifeblood of our Church
3. Unity – United because we can do greater things when we work together
4. Generosity – Giving generously out of our abundance
5. Serving – We serve one another, growing in respect and celebrating our uniqueness so that everyone can realise their potential

Our Leaders

Pastor Pete

(email via the office)
Pastor Pete, as he is known, was born and grew up in London. Born again at 21 after riotous teenaged living, his early working life was spent in the Share Market.

Later, in the ministry, he pastored several churches before taking on a small congregation in Southport in 1993. The church has grown considerably since then, and is now known as Shoreline Church.

Pastor Pete has always had a heart for the broken and homeless, feeding them and providing shelter anywhere possible, even in a caravan on the church car park. When a desperate young family came along in 1999, Pastor Pete cashed in his £6,000 pension plan and, he, his son Andrew, and co-director Vicki Woodley, purchased two flats for cash. The rest is history – Green Pastures Housing was born.

Anyone meeting Pete sees his love for humanity shining through – his infectious laugh and bright smile light up those around him. This love for his Saviour, and his taking literally His command to love all men, has yielded an impressive harvest, by any standards. Green Pastures has grown from simply loving and caring for people that society forgets.

Married to Linda Jean since 1969, they have six children and thirteen grand children.

Vicki serves Shoreline on the Leadership Team heading up prayer ministry at the church. Vicki has worked for Shoreline Church (formally Argyle Road Church) since 1996. Her two children are Roy and Katie who she loves to spend time with.

Vicki helped to set up the housing ministry now known as Green Pastures in 1999 by buying two flats with Pastor Pete and it is now housing people all over the UK. In her own words she “…loves being part of all the wonderful ministries blossoming from the Shoreline Family. Having such a big family to belong to is amazing. God really does bless us abundantly.”

Daniel & Rosie
Daniel and Rosie-Marie Tuakli are pleased to serve on the Leadership Team of Shoreline Church heading up Small Groups & Pastoral Care. Our three daughters Lydia, Esther-Rose and Abigail are a real blessing to us by the support they show towards us in the work we undertake here at Shoreline. We also thank God for the constant encouragement from so many.

Simon Cunningham

Simon joined Shoreline Church in 1992. He has over 25 years of experience working in the local church, overseas missions and Christian Charities.  He is passionate about seeing positive changes in our community and making a difference to people. Simon has also worked with Sefton Youth Services, Youth Ministries International, Next Level International, Safe Families for Children and currently works with Green Pastures across Merseyside.

What we believe

our statement of faith
Shoreline Church subscribes to the Statement of Faith as laid out by Assemblies of God. Our faith is based on the following beliefs:

We believe that the Bible (i.e. the Old and New Testaments excluding the Apocrypha), is the inspired Word of God, the infallible, all sufficient rule for faith and practice.
2 Tim. 3:15-16
2 Peter 1:21

We believe in the unity of the One True and Living God who is the Eternal, Self-Existent “I AM”, Who has also revealed Himself as One being co-existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Deut. 6:4
Mark 12:29
Matt 28:19
2 Cor. 13:14

We believe in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Miraculous Ministry, Substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers.
Isa. 7:14
Matt. 1:23
Heb. 7:26
1 Pet. 2:22
Acts 2:22, 10:38
2 Cor. 5:21
Heb. 9:12
Luke 24:39
1 Cor. 15:4
Acts 1:9
Eph. 4:8-10
Rom. 8:34
Heb. 7:25
1 Cor. 15:22-24, 51-57
1 Thess. 4:13-18
Rev. 20:1-6

We believe in the fall of man, who was created pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression.
Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7
Rom. 5:12-21

We believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who, according to the Scriptures, died for our sins, was buried and was raised from the dead on the third day, and that through His Blood we have Redemption.
Titus 2:11, 3:5-7
Rom. 10:8-15
1 Cor. 15:3-4

This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 3:5-6
James 1:18
1 Pet. 1:23
1 John 5:1

We believe that all who have truly repented and believed in Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water.
Matt. 28:19
Acts 10:47-48
Acts 2:38-39

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of the believer with power for service, the essential, biblical evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
Acts 1:4-5, 8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 19:6

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of Christ in the Church today.
1 Cor. 12:4-11, 28
Eph. 4:7-16

We believe in holiness of life and conduct in obedience to the command of God.
1 Pet. 1:14-16
Heb. 12:14
1 Thess. 5:23
1 John 2:6

We believe that deliverance from sickness, by Divine Healing is provided for in the Atonement.
Isa. 53:4-5
Matt. 8:16-17
James 5:13-16

We believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread.
Luke 22:14-20
1 Cor. 11:20-34

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life.
Dan. 12:2-3
John 5:28-29
1 Cor. 15:22-24
Matt. 25:46
2 Thess. 1:9
Rev. 20:10-15