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St Cleer, Liskeard PL14 5EA, UK

Meet Our Pastor

Martin Bunkum

Pastor

Martin has been the pastor of CleerWay Community Church since it started.  He lives in Tremar with his wife Sharon.  They have three grown up children, Helen, Colin and Kevin.

 

Martin was brought up at Trevigro near Golberdon; Sharon comes from Harrowbarrow.  They met at Callington Young farmers Club and married in 1982.  Martin’s father was well known for producing good quality beef cattle.  Martin and Sharon, both keen farmers, took over the family farm, milking 70 dairy cows and having a flock of 150 breeding ewes.

 

In 1991 the farm was sold and they moved into pastoral ministry, first of all in Looe with the Methodist Church then later on with Grace Community Church.  Martin was ordained into the ministry by International Gospel Outreach in 1994.

 

Martin is now a self-employed builder and gardener; Sharon works at a local supermarket.

 

Martin’s other roles include Street Pastor and counselling supervisor for SALT (Sexual Abuse Listening Therapy) and a Pregnancy Crisis centre.

 

Martin and Sharon have a ministry of restoration and welcome people from all walks of life to the church they pastor.  They believe that no-one is too bad or too difficult for Jesus to help.  There is hope for everybody, and they have seen first-hand the transforming power of God at work.  Martin has extensive experience in listening and counselling and understands that people need to be accepted just as they are.  He has a great desire to reach out to people who would not normally set foot inside a church building.  He believes God wants the church to put love into action and find real ways of caring.