Andy and Becky Dilnot are the founding pioneers of New Horizon Church based on the Nottingham and Derby border. Their journey started in 2008 when they became the Senior Pastors of a 50 year old traditional Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church which they re-purposed; to then re-launch as New Horizon AOG Church.
Their vision is to build a bible based, Jesus centered, Holy Spirit empowered, relevant, regional, multi-generational Church on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire boarder. This is for the purpose of influencing People, Culture, Communities and Nations with the love of Jesus to create a better future for everyone.
New Horizon Church launched in September 2010 and under the leadership of Andy and Becky it now fills the local School theatre. Every Sunday many people travel from up to a 20 mile radius gathering together to attend the service. During April 2012 the Church launched their vision to build a new contemporary Church building that will incorporate a community centre, conference centre, coffee house, micro business centre and leisure complex as well as becoming the new central home of New Horizon Church (Please click on the future building icon on the home page of this site for more information).
Andy and Becky have been married since 2005 and are excited about serving God in the 21st century. They live with a great desire to give every man, woman and child the opportunity to understand the gospel and to equip people to make a positive impact in their communities. They became parents in 2012 and their son ‘Timothy Jude’ was born in August during the London Olympics.
Andy was born in 1979 at the City Hospital in Nottingham, where he grew up living in various places in the county. Andy attended Eastwood Comprehensive School and in 1996 made a decision to live his life for God. After leaving School, he went to work in the flooring trade becoming self-employed at aged 21. During Andy’s late teenage years, he felt the call of God strongly on his life for Church leadership and so began to attend Mattersey Hall Bible College to pursue education in Biblical Theology and Leadership training. Andy also received training to become a full status Assemblies of God Minister, gaining this status in April 2007. Andy met his wife Becky in the summer of 2002 and they were married in May 2005. Andy serves on numerous multi-agency community group which meet to plan events to benefit local people. Andy also works for Assemblies of God UK for one day a month, which includes working to bring leadership and oversight to churches in the central area with a specific focus on mission. Andy has served in many positions within a local Church setting including time serving Churches in Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, America and Canada. He now loves being the Senior Pastor of New Horizon Church.
Andy has played football at a competitive level for many years; he is currently still playing even if he is now in the twilight years of his playing career! Other hobbies and interests include: watching Cbeebies with his son Timothy, following Nottingham Forest FC, listening to Frank Sinatra and getting lost in the DVD section at Tesco, also going out for pizza and watching Match of the Day! Andy’s heroes include: Jesus, Joshua, Nehemiah, Stewart Pearce, his Mum & Dad, John McClane, Officer Riggs, The Goonies, Pastor Brian Houston, Franco Baresi, William Wilberforce and Martin Luther King Jr.
Becky was born in 1979 at the City hospital in Nottingham and has one younger sister. She grew up in Gedling, Nottingham and lived there until she got married. Becky gave her life to God at age 8 and was baptised at 16. Becky counts it a privilege to be involved in Church life and over the years has been involved with several churches covering such roles as Worship, Kids Work, Youth, and Crèche. She has always had a love of Church life and values the importance of God’s people meeting together. Many members of Becky’s family have had pastoral roles in various Churches.
After finishing school Becky stayed on to complete her A-levels. After taking a year out working in a girl’s school, she then went on to complete a BSc Biology degree at Derby University. Becky has done a variety of roles in her working life including working in retail, a caring profession and doing a laboratory role after university. She also spent several years employed for a company in a support role for a Health and Safety environmental department.
Becky is now in a new season of life which she is thoroughly enjoying, where she is a full time mum to her son Timothy! She enjoys meeting new mums in the community and some of her interests include reading, crafts, watching the American TV series 24, eating out, playing badminton and beating her husband Andy at pool!
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