Rev. Paul and Jenn Weaver
Gratefully both Jenn and I were born of Christian parents and so were nurtured right from earliest days in the Christian Faith. Our fathers were both esteemed Pentecostal ministers in the Assemblies of God in which they served the Lord so admirably and capably. We both came to know Christ in early years and thankful that Christ became a reality to us at such a time and He has played the key role in our lives.
After being trained as a buyer in an engineering firm in Birmingham I became a student in the Assemblies of God Bible College, Kenley where I obtained my Diploma in Theology. Since then, in the course of my education, I have received my MA from Sheffield. It has been my privilege to serve as a Lecturer at Mattersey Hall Bible College, Doncaster, since 1984-2006, lecturing on the subjects Soteriology, Pastoral theology and 21st Century Leadership.
It was in 1965 that my first assignment to a church was in Sunderland and there met Jenn, and subsequently married, and we now have two children, Sally and Joel. Jenn has been a major and dynamic partner in the ministry. She was trained as a nurse in Sunderland 1967 and as a midwife in Newcastle in 1968. She gained a national award for a Sure Start initiative in 2005. Jenn is an able speaker and counsellor in pastoral matters.
In 1970 we sensed the call to Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire where the Lord has enabled to fulfil a very fruitful ministry for Him. It was in 1984 that I was elected to serve on the Executive Council of Assemblies of God. A number of doors of opportunity to serve the Lord and His Church have been my calling which have been a challenge and source of inspiration, namely: I have served on the UK Evangelical Alliance Board since 1993
Assistant General Superintendent of Assemblies of God 1990-1994
General Superintendent of Assemblies of God since 1995 – 2008
Executive Member of Together-in-Mission since 1997
Chairman of the United Pentecostal Church UK since 1998 – 2003
Member of the World Assemblies of God Executive since 2001
Member of the World Pentecostal Fellowship presidium 2007
Joint Project Director for the national evangelistic campaign “JIM” challenge in 1993-4
It has also been an inspiration and pleasure to publish books that will aid others in Christian discipleship and leadership:
Breaking the Leadership Bottleneck 2005
Pastor Care – a practical leadership book for pastors 1997
Celling the Church – a practical introduction to cell church 1996
Made Anew – a discipleship course 1985