Our Lead Pastor Steven Lyn Evans spent much of his early adult life as a singer and songwriter within the entertainment industry. In 1996 whilst performing at the Royal Variety Show, he spent time with fellow Welshman and singer Tom Jones and became convicted that his ‘calling’ was to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. By this time he had already completed a B.A. (hons) degree in Theology at the London Bible College and had earned the Cambridge Certificate in Evangelism.
It was during 1992 that he first experienced leadership in pastoral ministry by both establishing a Cell Church and occasionally leading the worship ministry services at Kensington Temple, a 10,000 member church in London.
In 1995 he became a leader of the Brooklyn Tabernacle’s London Church plant. It was during this time that he was singing with various music groups and outreaching through music and evangelism, working alongside some of the leading names in the music business.
In 1999 Pastor Steven joined Wesley’s Chapel in London and trained to became a Methodist Local Preacher with the ‘Charge to Preach’ coming from the Lord, Revd. Dr. Leslie Griffiths of Wesley’s Chapel, London in 2005. He followed this with a two year ministerial foundation training at St. Michael’s Anglican College, Llandaff, Wales, where he also attained a Masters Degree in Theology from Cardiff University. He was then awarded a D.Th., degree from Faith Bible College and Training Centre.
Ministry, Ordination and Consecration:
Bishop Steven began his ministry work as a Cell Church Pastor at Kensington Temple in London from 1992-1994. During this time he studied and was awarded a B.A. (hons) degree in Theology from London Bible College (Brunel University) and the Cambridge Certificate in Evangelism. He was then invited to become a trustee and co-leader of Grace Chapel (Church plant of the Brooklyn Tabernacle) between the years of 1994-1998. In 1999 he joined Wesley’s Chapel London and began to preach in various Methodist Circuits in South Wales and London. In 2005 he became an accredited Methodist Local Preacher and was given the Methodist ‘Charge to Preach’ by the Lord Revd. Dr. Lord Griffiths of Wesley’s Chapel, London.
Following his M.Th. and two years completing Formation in Ministry training at St. Michael’s College, Llandaff, he entered into full-time Christian ministry being ordained in 2008 by leaders from within the International Convention of Faith Ministries (ICFM).
Full-time pastoral ministry then started in the North West of England and he and his wife Mikah then planted churches in Wales, Canada, and the USA. Bishop Steven was ordained a Priest in the Anglican tradition in 2010 by All Nations Anglican Church and then consecrated as bishop at Word of Life Cathedral in Texas, USA, by All Nations Anglican Church in 2012.
In 2014 Bishop Steven’s lines of Apostolic Succession were strengthened further when he was ordained and consecrated as bishop by the Apostolic Pastoral Congress at Manchester Cathedral. (The consecration was in Apostolic Succession, a treasured lineage that dates back to St. Peter).
Bishop Steven ministers the Gospel of Jesus Christ many times with miracles following and several testimonies of these have been featured on front page secular newspaper headlines in Great Britain. He testifies to the need for bible believing Christians to compromise their thinking to the Word of God, rather than compromising the Word of God to the limits of human understanding.
He and his Canadian wife Revd. Mikah have preached and taught internationally, including conferences in places such as: Africa, India, Geneva, America, Pakistan, USA and Canada. He has authored several books and his teachings have been broadcast on radio and satellite television via channels such as TBN, the Gospel Channel, and others.
He is a Chaplain and National Council member of the Order of St. Luke the Physician. This Healing Order was initially established in the USA through the Episcopalian Church in the early 1900’s. Bishop Steven is also a ministerial member of the International Conference of Faith Ministers (ICFM).