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Smith - Excellent Communication Skills; Both Verbal and Written - Manchester, England, UK

Martyn Smith

Manchester, England, UK


Excellent Communication Skills; Both Verbal and Written


I have worked with people all of my work life. I have developed an ability to communicate well on a personal level and in terms of public speaking in teaching and training small and large groups of people.

Work History


Vinelife UK

From September 2008

Transitioned into a focus on trans-local support of local church pastors in the UK, USA, Africa and Eastern Europe. This involves travelling and speaking at training events in other countries as well as a continued emphasis on local training opportunities in the Manchester area and beyond.

Assistant Pastor

Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

March 1989 - September 1989

A transitional role - mainly receiving training in various aspects of church planting in
preparation for future church planting endeavours in the UK and developing a five-year plan for future role.

Senior Pastor

Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Manchester

September 1989 - September 2008

Started a church plant in Manchester - growing from a small group of 11 people to a large church with a multi-faceted ministry base. Crucial to the development of the church was its emphasis on small-group development. An important aspect of the church as it evolved was the development of strategic training tracks - including the Kingdom Life Academy - which offers training for all aspects of leadership, church planting and pastoral ministry in the church.

Also assisted in the pioneering and development of Vineyard Churches - a large group of UK churches focusing on reaching out to un-churched people groups.


St. Martin's Church of England Church, Cambridge

April 1986 - March 1989

Senior leader in an innovative parish with a multifaceted ministry base. Leader of a pastoral and administrative team of six professional and numerous volunteer staff. Developed new approaches to worship and prayer ministry by raising up teams of lay people.


St. Peter's Church of England Church, Bolton

June 1981 - March 1986

Curate-in-charge of a thriving daughter church and responsible for developing teaching and training throughout the parish.


Saintbridge School, Gloucester

September 1973 - August 1978

Teacher of Design Studies. Helped to transition a traditional Handicraft Department into a forward-thinking department based on a Design Studies approach. Promoted after two years for Pastoral and out-of-school responsibilities.

Qualifications & Certifications

B.A. in Theological and Pastoral Studies

Oak Hill College

Certificate in Education in Design Studies

St. Paul's College, Cheltenham

Certificate in Education in Design Studies

St. Paul's College, Cheltenham

Leeds Central High School

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