The Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST) has seen its church planting project start to bear fruit, after the appointment of Paul Blackham as church planter at Soul Church, Neath.
Mr Blackham was minister of a church plant in Preston and, previously, associate minister at All Souls, Langham Place. He holds a PhD in systematic theology and is known for his Book by book Bible study DVDs.
A statement from WEST said, ‘It is a great blessing to have such a significant Bible teacher coming to the area’. Steve Levy, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Swansea, said, ‘We are so blessed that someone as well qualified and gifted as Mr Blackham has agreed to come and help with the church plant in Neath, and we are looking forward to God doing great things.
‘We are especially grateful to God for SaRang Church and WEST for their support and vision in this work, and pray that God will continue to work in reaching those in the Valleys who do not know Christ’.
Soul Church is the first church to be planted through WEST’s Valley Commandos project.