Our Pastors


Pastor nick cassidy

Pastor Nick is the founding pastor of Cork Church. He & his wife Kathryn along with some family members & a few close friends started the church over 20 years ago. Over the years the Lord has been faithful to bless the work & development of Cork Church into a vibrant Christ centred church; which has been built solidly on the New Covenant. Pastor Nick is a seasoned national & international speaker. His heart for people has led him to help set up Ireland School of Ministry (ISOM) & Global Missions Ireland. He has led numerous mission trips, hosted leaders conferences in far flung locations, & been at the helm of much sowing of the gospel seed through evangelism. Pastor Nick & Kathryn have four sons, two daughters in law, 3 grandsons, 1 gorgeous granddaughter & another on the way!


pastor stephen mcbride

Originally from Donegal, Stephen moved to Cork in 2006 to serve as Associate Pastor. His desire is to see people come to maturity in their faith & to enjoy the fruit of a Christ centred life. In a wider context, he coordinates & leads the worship ministry at the Summer Fire Conference. He is married to Wilma, has four children. He deeply values & enjoys family life.


Pastor Hamp Sirmans

Pastor Hamp moved from a senior pastor role in the US & joined the pastoral team of Cork Church in 2011. As a teaching pastor his heart is to bring a balanced Christ centered message to encourage the growth & development of believers in their journey with Christ. In 2017, he with many other volunteers have started "Feed Cork"; Cork City's first ever Food Bank. This ministry aims to help fight food poverty in Cork! He is the father of three children Bethany, David & Clara.


Pastor patrick dobbin

Now a 20 year Cork native, Patrick was born to a Nigerian mother and Northern Irish father in Lagos, before spending his early childhood in Manchester, finally moving to Cork in 1998. (Try putting that on a census form!) After spending 7 years serving as an evangelist/youth worker in the Funky Fish youth cafe in West Cork, and with qualifications in youth and community development from UCC along with a bachelor of arts degree from NUI Galway and a diploma from Ireland School of Ministry, Patrick began as Youth Pastor in Cork Church in 2014. He currently leads our Youth and Young Adult ministries and coordinates our national youth work. He lives in Ballincollig with his lovely wife Laura and his rather large sneaker collection.

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jess oller

Originally from America, Jess has been volunteering at Cork Church for three years now. In October 2017, she was ordained by her home church, Grace Community Assembly in Branson, Missouri USA. Now she serves as the Children’s minister working with ages 5-12 year olds. Additionally, she serves on the Youth and Young Adult leadership team and designs/runs the online media for all the ministries in Cork Church. She is also the Director of Communications and Media for Feed Cork.