A church for all nations

Jon Watts


Brought up in rural Bedfordshire among a Strict Baptist family I first studied practical Agriculture. Having rebelled as a teenager I was converted at Agricultural College through the witness of a fellow student. God clearly called me to the ministry and after a degree at London Bible College I spent 20 years ministering in Greenford, N.W. London, before responding to God’s call to move to Sheffield in 2003 to lead the Rock Christian Centre. It has been a wonderful privilege to lead this multi-cultural church as it has grown and developed in exciting ways numerically and spiritually. The recent opportunity to purchase our own site and buildings has been the fulfilment of vision and much prayer. We look forward to how The Lord will continue to ‘build His church’ here in inner-city Sheffield.

I am married to Tricia. We met 35 years ago when she was training to be a PE teacher. Tricia now teaches part time at a small Primary School on the edge of the Peak District; she is also the Street Pastors Coordinator for Sheffield. We have 3 wonderful adult children; 2 gorgeous little grandchildren; and Barney a large, but loveable Dalmador dog! Hobbies include: Restoring our old house & DIY; cars and motor racing; gardening and family history.