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February 2018
Obituaries

R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)

The holiness of God, by Robert Charles Sproul, is perhaps one of the best known books written by 20th century Christians and is found on the bookshelves in many Christian homes. This pastor, who died on 14 December 2017, was also a passionate proponent of Reformation theology and supporter of the Reformed Protestant faith.…

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February 2018
Mission

Return to Haiti

After an absence of three years, an opportunity for me to minister in Haiti again opened up, in November 2017 and I spent about two weeks there. As I had circulated my schedule beforehand, many friends prayed for this mission. The Lord answered by granting many occasions to preach his grace in Christ and…

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February 2018
News > People > Obituaries

Dr Simon Kistemaker (1930-2017)

Dr Simon J. Kistemaker was born on 21 October 1930 and passed away on 23 September 2017. According to a statement from the Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in the US, Dr Kistemaker’s teaching ministry at RTS began in 1971. After he left RTS Jackson in 1996, he and his wife Jean came to RTS…

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January 2018
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John Hancock (1936-2017)

The church on earth has lost a Christ-like servant in the death of John Hancock. John was saved through the joyful life and testimony of some fellow national service soldiers, with whom he went to a SASRA meeting and heard the gospel. This great liberating and saving experience helped him move on from a…

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January 2018
News > Events

Event – Thanksgiving in Aberystwyth

In June 1967 four men came together in Aberystwyth to pray for guidance. Three of them, Ieuan Jones, John Ifor Jones, and Wil Morgan, attended different chapels in the area, but were increasingly uneasy, because the Word of God was not being preached there. The other was Gordon Macdonald, a Welsh Wesleyan Methodist minister…

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January 2018
News > Induction

Inductions – Haworth induction

November 2017 saw the induction of a new pastor at Hall Green Baptist Church in Haworth, West Yorkshire. Paul Lintott, who has pastored churches in Hartlepool and Fressingfield, has joined four other elders — including previous pastor Mick Lockwood — and three deacons, to head up the team. The congregation at Haworth was joined…

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January 2018
News > Induction

Inductions – New pastor for Fryerns

Fryerns Baptist Church (FBC) was founded in 1953 as a result of the faithful pioneering work of Charles Phillimore, in Basildon, Essex. On 9 September 2017, the chapel in Basildon welcomed more than 200 people from across the UK. The wait for a pastor had been long, but the sweetness of God’s providence made…

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January 2018
News > Induction

Inductions – Howeth Road, Bournemouth

Chris Durrant has been ordained into the ministry and inducted as pastor of Howeth Road Evangelical Church, Bournemouth. On Saturday 9 September, Rev. John Rosser, who had been the moderator at Howeth Road since January 2016, chaired the induction service. Phil Walter, the revitalisation co-ordinator for the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), led…

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January 2018
News > Induction

Inductions – Bradford on Avon

More than 300 people gathered on 30 September for the induction of Robert Strivens to the pastorate of Bradford on Avon Baptist Church, Wiltshire. The meeting was chaired by Basil Howlett, from Carey Baptist Church, Reading. The service commenced with the singing of the hymn, ‘Lord, for the years your hand has kept and…

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January 2018
News > Induction

Inductions – Broadstairs

On 23 September, Rehoboth Grace Baptist Church in Broadstairs, Kent, ordained Paul Smith as full-time elder and pastor of the church. Mr Smith is from Newton Aycliffe in County Durham and has taught in schools in north east England. Having felt called into full-time pastoral ministry, Paul and Heather, his wife, moved to the…

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January 2018
News > Education

Education – A clarion call for Christians to impact education

According to Nelson Mandela, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world’. While I wouldn’t completely go along with Mr Mandela, I agree that education is powerful in shaping the way we think, behave and believe. It is because education is so influential that many Christians are anxious today about sending their…

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January 2018
News > Conferences

Conferences – Stockton-on-Tees conference

Over 70 attended Presbyterian Reformed Church, Stockton-on-Tees, on Saturday 28 October 2017, for an annual conference, this year recalling Reformation themes. At least six evangelical Protestant denominations were represented, demonstrating our unity in Christ. Three excellent papers were given. The first, ‘The Reformation cornerstone: justification by faith’, was by Pastor Roger Fay of Zion…

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