When I got saved at 15 I knew almost straight away that there was a calling on my life to preach the gospel in Wales. The key scripture that God used to arrest my heart and radically affect my future was:
“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written: ‘Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.'” (Romans 15v20-21 NIV)
Well, I have just passed my 10 year milestone for being involved in full-time gospel ministry in Wales – and what an adventure it’s been! It all started with the Underground Youth Lounge at Highfields Church in Cardiff, leading to 6 years of intense incarnational mission with EZ36 on the St.Mellons estate, and now to the planting of Hill City Church on Trevethin. I’ve also enjoyed working with Ignite as their Evangelism and Discipleship Coordinator. I’ve had multiple opportunites to preach in prisons, churches, universities, schools, parks, ships, street corners, skateparks, marquees, cafes, night clubs, houses, gardens and on TV and radio. I’ve preached to the saved and the unsaved, to young and old, men, women, politicians and kids with disabilities. I’ve been blessed to write, rap and record more gospel messages than I can ever remember…and I’m still loving it!
I recently got to preach to hundreds of bonkers young people at the latest Ignite event in Cardiff and was buzzin to see several respond to the message and surrender their lives to Jesus. The following weekend I travelled to Bangor in the far North West corner of Wales where I got to teach the Offensive course, rap a few tracks and preach the gospel too! And this weekend just gone I travelled to Aberystwyth University where I preached the gospel to a packed room of students and was thrilled by their response.
Furthermore, the New Breed/Acts 29 church planting network is rolling along nicely, and I’m also currently working on the manuscript for an evangelistic book to be published by Authentic. On top of all this has been the joy of teaching the Bible each week to the saints of my beloved Hill City Church – Probably the best church in the world ever!
So for a decade of being blessed enough to work full-time and flat-out for the cause of the gospel in Wales – I thank my God and Saviour – it’s an honour, a joy and a privilege! Thanks to all who have prayed, loved, supported and encouraged me over the years!