Mark and Beccy Riley serve as Directors of the Pais Movement in Northern Ireland, living in the beautiful North Coast area. Having been married for over a decade now, they have a young family of three boys, Zach, Levi and Micah. They have over fifteen years of experience working as missionaries and as part of church leadership teams in Croydon, Manchester and on the North Coast. Having used performing arts for a large part of that time, Mark and Beccy are passionate about innovation and creativity.
In 2010 Mark and Beccy began ‘Because You’re Loved’ an initiative for Pais which aims to provide simple tools for people to share God’s love with their worlds. www.becauseyoureloved.com. ‘Because You’re Loved,’ started with just seventy-five volunteers; now adopted by the whole of the Pais movement through out the world, over two thousand young volunteers were equipped and released to share God’s love with their worlds in 2014 through the ‘Because You’re Loved’ initiative.
Through their role as Pais Movement Directors, Mark and Beccy, spend most of their time training, equipping and mobilizing individuals to connect and engage in local communities throughout Northern Ireland. Mark is also part of the staff team at Causeway Coast Vineyard church where he oversees their schools outreach through the work of two Pais teams.
Mark regularly teaches on themes like everyday mission, adventurous faith and mission strategies. The last fifteen years on mission has been a roller coaster of an adventure for the Riley’s. Their stories of risk, breakthrough, healing and creativity have inspired many to take God at His word and take the next steps in their own adventures.
Mark is using the Triangle-Shape as his catalyst. A Triangle brings design, progress and creativity to a team.
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What others say
We have witnessed hundreds of kids come to faith in schools this year. Our partnership with Pais has played a large part in that and has been life-giving to our community. Pais has connected us in new ways with our calling to bring life to education. It’s our joy to partner with biblically functioning, relationally healthy visionaries and missionaries like the Riley’s who love the local church and lead us towards the lost.
Mark and Beccy Riley have a heart and passion for seeing young people impacted by the love of Jesus. They are consistently thinking of new ways to reach out to a hurting world that rarely experiences true love. They clearly delight to see lives transformed by the love of God and will always go the extra mile for people. Our church is always inspired and challenged by their enthusiasm and determination, through good and bad times, to obey God and trust Him with the task of sharing the gospel! They are a wonderful example of a couple committed to sharing Jesus with others.
I love the work that Pais is doing in our city, they connect with the kids in such a deep level and are always challenging them to go deep in their faith, and because they really believe in the kids we have seen them come alive. Our two boys go to one of the environments that they run every week and they had a massive growth, we see the difference in the way they connect with God and the way they talk about Jesus. It is impressive to see how committed the team is with everything they do, we hope Pais continues to bless our community for many years.
Mark and Beccy are brilliant! They are passionate lovers of Jesus and they are full of desire to see many young people brought into a relationship with Jesus. Their determined hard work and careful stewarding of what God has given them has seen some fantastic doors open up on the North Coast. Their willingness to walk out what they believe is both inspiring and challenging to all who look on. I am delighted to be able to endorse Mark & Beccy, and am excited to see what God does with them next!