Our Story.

Carmel: Ministries International (UK) was started in 1996 and breaks the mold of the stereotypical church. it all began in Redcatch Community Centre, with the congregation consisting of its founders, Pastor Gerri Di Somma, his wife Michelle, their four children, and one other couple. In faith and obedience to God, a Bible College was also opened a year later, and a Christian School was soon to follow.

The Congregation and students increased, and Carmel moved under one roof in a rented warehouse on a trading estate in South Bristol. 'Unit D' soon housed a church, school, Bible College, youth groups, and many other activities reaching out to the community, both locally and internationally.

Seven years later Carmel had outgrown these premises and moved to a building previously owned by a computer firm. The building was originally only for sale, but later changed to lease with option to purchase. Through God's grace, Carmel took ownership in 2006.

Activities continued to expand to meet the needs of the congregation and the community. In 2006 there were sixty-one departments, including a new pre-school class, a coffee bar run by the youth, and a book shop.

Just when Pastor Gerri and Michelle started getting comfortable, God took them across the water to America in 2015 to start Carmel: Global Ministries Inc. (USA). They birthed Carmel: Chruch in 2016. Pastors Gerri and Michelle have more than thirty-five years of the most amazing journey of faith that is almost unbelievable at times. Living in three continents and working in ministries on all three, they have seen many thousands come to salvation and healing through their ministry and have seen many released into ministry through Bible College.