Our team

Lead Pastor

Jason & Ali Shiels

Jason is the Lead Pastor at Liberty and Ali leads the worship ministry team and counselling. Jason leads the preaching and leadership teams at Liberty. They carry a heart to advance the Kingdom of God in and through vibrant local churches, both at Liberty and around the nation(s). Jason has a Masters in Theological studies and is also trained in Theotherapy counselling. Ali has a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy. They are parents to Kayla, Tarryn & Jayden.

Ali and Jason

Ministry Leaders

Life Group leaders

Paul & Majella Ferguson

Paul and Majella lead a Life Group in Moneymore. They carry real passion for God and are gifted at helping others develop in God. They have a passion for truth and are innovative and faith-filled leaders. They are parents to Jessica, Joel, Kody and Jaxon.

Paul and Majella

Jason & Ali Shiels

Jason and Ali also lead a Life Group in Tobermore. They are passionate to see believers flourish in God, and reach out with the gospel of the Kingdom to their friends, family and community.

Ali and Jason

Youth ministry

Matthew & Kayla

Matt and Kayla

Matt is passionate about the welfare of secondary-level aged young people and understands the unique issues and pressures that they face today. He is a gifted communicator and helps facilitate Youth environments that are vibrant, relevant, fun, safe, and that allow the young people an opportunity to both hang-out but also grow. Matt works in digital design. He is a musician too and has a degree in Theology from Queen’s University and loves to teach and discuss how faith meets life. Matt has been a leader in Summer camps and was an Intern in a year long program in a church in Portadown where he led a vibrant Youth ministry. He heads up the Youth ministry here at Liberty church.

Kayla is a tender hearted leader with such a heart of compassion and time for people. She works full-time as a social worker and understands the issues that face young people. She is fun-filled and and a great communicator. Together Matt & Kayla lead a dynamic youth team at Liberty.


Ali Shiels – team leader


Matt & Kayla

Matt and Kayla

King’s Kids

Chaela Wilson

Chaela leads our King’s Kids ministry at Liberty. She has such a heart for children and is a gifted communicator and facilitator. Chaela loves deeply and is a woman with great vision to see the Kingdom come.

Chaela is also involved in leading a ministry to women and young mums in Mid-Ulster called Blessed . She is the most giving person and loves unconditionally. She is married to Scott and is Mum to Cacie-Angel, Dora and Micah.


Mums & Tots

Majella Ferguson leads the Mums & Tots ministry based in the Liberty church premises in Cookstown. Mums & Tots happens every second Tuesday morning from 10.30am. Majella creates a friendly, hospitable and well-structured morning over a cup of tea/coffee and home-baked goodies. Contact Majella at 07716890993 for any further information or if you would like to attend.


Women’s ministry

Pamela Forrest

Pamela is the gift of God to those who know her. She is a tender-hearted and loving person who wants to see ladies fly and grow in God. Pamela has worked for years in the fashion industry and is a Mum and Granny. She functions in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and speaks widely.


Wendy Graham

Wendy moves in a prophetic gifting and is passionate about seeing women experience God’s love and true freedom in Christ. She is a fearless warrior in the Kingdom of God and a loving friend. She too is a Mum and Gran. Wendy also leads a ladies intercessory prayer group, and is a Counsellor trained in Theotherapy at Liberty church.


Pamela and Wendy also organise and facilitate refreshments for Liberty meetings and hospitality for events. A dynamic duo!

Sound & A-V ministry

Stephen Brown

Stephen, married to Gillian, is a gifted facilitator with a real heart to serve the Lord with excellence. Stephen is highly resourceful and talented at what he does. He is also a musician – bass & keyboard and is part of our worship team with a heart of worship. Stephen helps facilitate many things at Liberty church.


Young adults

Deyna Seffen

Deyna facilitates Young Adults involving both discipleship and social dimensions. She is a gifted communicator that eminates from a heart after God. She has a BA in Theology and is trained in TEFL. Deyna is passionate for God and is as transparent and authentically real as they come. A gem. Deyna is also a member of the worship and media teams and works with Syrian ladies in our Integrate Language project.


Counselling team – see photos above

Ali Shiels – Leader

Wendy Graham

Jason Shiels