All articles by Stephen Holland
Stephen has been the pastor of Westhoughton Evangelical Church in the north west of England since February 2003. He is also the north of England ‘Wycliffe Preacher’ for the Protestant Truth Society.
On 19 January, a packed congregation gathered to witness the ordination service of Rev. Philip Mallon. He was also installed to the office of Associate Pastor at Westhoughton Evangelical Church, southwest of Bolton. The church there has a long history, stretching all the way back to 1889. Rev. Mallon trained at London Reformed Baptist…Read more
I was born in Wales, United Kingdom. Although sent to Sunday school as a young child (something which I hated!), I never once really heard the gospel message. Strange as it may seem, one can go to some places of worship and yet never hear the message of God’s saving grace. Two things I…Read more
One of the signs of the end times, as predicted in Scripture, is the rise of fear within human hearts and the persecution of the Lord’s people. This is nothing new. We cannot overstate the warning given to the early New Testament church of such tribulation and suffering. Take the words of our Saviour:…Read more
What happened on 9 February 2016 at Hampton Court Royal Chapel ought to be of great interest and deep concern to every Bible-believing Christian. Unlike the results of a Guardian poll — where 60 per cent of respondents said yes to what had taken place, 19 per cent said no, and 21 per cent…Read more
Party witness Each year, the UK’s main political parties hold their annual conferences in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. Over the past few years, a small number of Christians have held a Christian witness outside these events. The pattern of approach has usually been to offer evangelistic literature to passers-by, conduct open-air preaching, and seek…Read more
Prophets foretold him Timothy Cross Gospel Folio Press, 99 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-9267652-4-2 Many of us, I’m sure, have been faced with the challenge of: ‘Prove to me the Bible is true’. Or with a similar question: ‘How do you know the Bible is the Word of God?’ What would be…Read more