*Mike & Diane Symonds
Mike and Diane Symonds serve as the senior pastors of Engage Southwest. They have faithfully led the church for the past 19 years, taking on the church in the year 2001.
Since the couple took on the church, the congregation has seen a massive increase in church membership growing from a small number into a flourishing multi-generational congregation. The church today continues to see further expansion, Engage Plymouth is growing and we planted Engage Torbay in 2010 who have recently been released to flourish on their own. In May 2015 we planted Engage Saltash and are looking forward to rapid expansion there too! Both church plants have now been released to follow their own vision with our blessing.
Being involved in ministry for over 40 years, Mike has a massive heart for giving, mission and church planting and is known for his relevant, imaginative and humorous messages that come straight from the Bible.
Mike and Diane have been married for 43 years and have 3 children, Matthew, Ian and Becky and 4 lovely grandchildren
Mike's interests are reading and politics.
Favourite bible story: The story of Esther.
Favourite Bible Character: David, he failed but moved on with God