Faculty

Pastor Gerri Di Somma

Chancellor

A South African with Italian roots, Pastor Gerri moved to Bristol in 1996 to pioneer a Church and Bible School. Both have proved to be successful through numerical growth and transformed lives, demonstrating Gerri’s apostolic calling. Gerri is also a much-loved teacher, preacher, mentor, counsellor, father-figure, author and musician. In 2015, Gerri took the God-given blueprint of the Church and Bible School in Bristol to Houston, Texas, where he now lives with his wife, Michelle. Gerri has four children and ten grandchildren. He enjoys many interests, particularly Country and Western music, but his favourite pastime is discussing God’s Word.

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Pastor Gerri Di Somma
Chancellor

Pastor Michelle Di Somma

Vice-Chancellor

Pastor Michelle came to Bristol from South Africa in 1996 with her husband, Gerri, and their four children. Together, Gerri and Michelle pioneered a successful Church and Bible School. While in Bristol, Michelle also established a ministry for Christian women, which includes annual conferences and mentoring groups. Michelle’s undeniable prophetic gift coupled with her compassionate nature and teaching ability, makes her a powerful minister of God. Michelle now lives in Houston, Texas, with Gerri, where she is currently studying for a master’s degree in Missional Leadership. As a mother and grandmother, Michelle loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

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Pastor Michelle Di Somma
Vice-Chancellor

Pastor Michael Fletcher

CLA Director

In 2005, Pastor Michael relocated from north to south, joining the leadership team at Carmel City Church and the teaching staff at Carmel Bible College, Bristol. He is well-known for his pastoral gift, which is shown though his compassion and love for people. Michael is married with three adult children. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching football.

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Pastor Michael Fletcher
CLA Director

Pastor Darrell Irwin

In 2001, Pastor Darrell made the decision to give his life to Jesus, including his well-paid career. Shortly afterwards, he experienced the transforming power of God’s Word while studying at ABTC. Now he uses his creative talent for God’s kingdom, having founded Cre8ion, a marketing agency. Darrell and his wife are pastors at Carmel City Church and they have three children. Darrell enjoys football, music, gaming, films and travelling.

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Pastor Darrell Irwin

Nathan Logan

God led Nathan, our resident ‘geordie’, to Carmel City Church in 2001. Since then, he has been involved with the worship team as a musician and worship leader, and he now serves as the Worship Director. Nathan brings a strong prophetic edge to worship, and is passionate about people encountering the Father heart of God through intimate worship. Married with three daughters, he also enjoys reading and going to the cinema.

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Nathan Logan

Alison Carson

Believing that God has a special plan for the city, Bristol-born Alison has chosen to keep Bristol as her home town. Alison is passionate about putting her faith into action, which she does through the soup run, prison ministry and, missions. A graduate of ABTC and CLA, with a background in education, she also loves to teach. Alison is married with one daughter and enjoys travel, reading and music.

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Alison Carson

Mona Van Wyk

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Mona Van Wyk