Discovery Church is a member of CCI (Christian Churches Ireland), formerly known as the Assemblies of God, Ireland

Assemblies of God Ireland churches

Christian Churches Ireland is a movement of Pentecostal churches in voluntary cooperation. Each individual church is self-governing, but commits itself to work together with other churches in the movement for the purpose of mutual support and the spread of the Gospel in Ireland and beyond.

The Assemblies of God Ireland was formed 2006 and has experienced consistent growth. Its National Leader, National Leadership Team and National Council formally adopted a new name of Christian churches Ireland in November 2016.

In our churches you’ll find vibrant, contemporary Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ and express that love in lively praise and worship and in caring relationships. Christian Churches Ireland are bible-loving, Evangelical and Pentecostal, and are about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

For more information on CCI, please click here

Discovery is also a member of the Evangelical Alliance (EAI).


EAI is a movement of churches, organisations and individuals coming together to express their common identity and purpose in engaging Irish society with the gospel so that people might encounter justice, peace, wholeness, truth, mercy and love in their everyday lives.

Discovery Church is a registered charity. The church accounts are audited by an independent accountancy firm every single year and are available to the leadership of the Assemblies of God and to any interested parties. The church is looking to be transparent in all it does. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to raise them with us.

Our Leadership Team

Pastor Paul Cullen

Paul Cullen

Paul, originally from Dublin, is married to Caroline and they have three children. Paul completed his degree in theology at Regents College, England and is Pastor of Discovery Church since 2005.

Willie Nolan

William Nolan

William Nolan, a local fisherman is married to Teresa and they have 8 grown-up children.  William is an elder in Discovery Church since 2007 and heads up the Trailer & Homeless Ministries.

Ken Orajuba

Ken Orajuba

Ken Orajuba, originally from Nigeria, is living in Galway for over 10 years and is married to Grace. Ken runs two Home Groups and the Digging Deeper Bible Study on Sunday mornings.