Senior Leaders 2017-03-14T11:18:42+00:00

Glyn and Sophia Barrett

Glyn and Sophia Barrett are the Senior Ministers of !Audacious Church in Manchester.

Married for 20 years, they are passionate about living life to the full and making memories along the way. Glyn & Sophia are the parents of two amazing children Georgia (15) and Jaedon (12).

!Audacious Church under the leadership of Glyn & Sophia has grown to 3500 people in 8 years, and have transitioned the church into a huge facility in the heart of Manchester.

In 1996 Glyn and Sophia moved to England to pioneer the youth and young adult ministry at Hope City Church in Sheffield. During their time there, they gave oversight to the student ministry, children’s ministry, ministry for young married couples, missions and the training of emerging leaders.

Sophia directed creative arts, which included some highly successful musicals and the training of musicians and singers. Glyn became Associate Minister in the last seven years of involvement in Hope City Church.

In April 2007 the Senior Pastors of Hope City Church released Glyn and Sophia to build a nation shaking church in the heart of Manchester, !Audacious Church.

Glyn Barrett

Born in Manchester, Glyn’s family moved to Australia when he was two.
He graduated in Theology from Alpha Crucis College in Sydney Australia in 1995, married Sophia, and then moved back to England in 1996 to pioneer the youth and young adult ministry at Hope City Church in Sheffield.
During his time there, Glyn and Sophia gave oversight to the student ministry, children’s ministry, ministry for young married couples, missions and the training of emerging leaders.

Glyn is a powerful and sought-after communicator and his messages and motivational teaching continue to inspire people of all generations throughout the world.

Glyn travels extensively, communicating in many and varied forums and can always be found trying to convert people to Manchester City Football Club!
Another of Glyn’s passions, besides his family, is his motorbike and coffee!

Sophia Barrett

Sophia was born in Sydney to Chilean parents. She has a degree from the University of New England (Australia), and also graduated from Alpha Crucis in Sydney with Glyn.
She has a heart to see people live full and extra-ordinary lives & is insightful, unconventional and always speaks with wisdom.

Her messages communicate truth and, delivered in her unique style, are guaranteed to make you laugh. She loves people, great stories, all things beautiful and sparkly, and wholenut chocolate!