Rev. Stephen and Anette Williams
Stephen was born in Nigeria and at the age of 3 came to live in England. His home was in Birmingham and from childhood attended the Millpool Church, situated at Maypole. It was there at the age of five he responded to Christ and surrendered his a life to him.
His wife, Annete hails from the Black Forest, Germany.
They met at the Mattersey Bible College where they were both students. When they left the college, Stephen went to be the Youth pastor at Newark in 1988 whilst Annette became the Youth Pastor Rothwell, Nr. Kettering.
They ultimately married and took over the pastorate at Retford where the Lord has enabled to do an amazing work for Him. New premises have been acquired which accommodates so many choices things to advance the Gospel. They have a beautiful café with a choice bookshop alongside. The church has grown under his loving leadership and they have to hold two services Sunday morning.
Besides leading the work at Retford, Stephen assumes leadership of the church at Worksop and has been greatly responsible in the acquiring great premises for the saints there. He is a leader, along with his wife, who are greatly esteemed. Steve seeks to encourage the release and development of the gifts and talents of the people.
We are a lively, thriving, family based church where people are welcomed and valued.
New Life has been based in Retford for over thirty years and as it exits now is the result of the coming together of two smaller churches from Mattersey and Retford around twenty years ago.
Over the years we have grown dramatically in numbers and now have many hundreds of people being part of one or more of our activities in a normal week.
Most of our activities and meetings are housed in New Life Centre which is situated near to the Market Square in the heart of Retford. New Life Centre is also home to a diverse range of community groups and activities.
In addition to being based in Retford we also working in Worksop (New Life Church, Kilton) and Tickhill (Tickhill Evangelical Church) too.
We are in fellowship with the Assemblies of God group of churches of which there are over 600 in the UK alone.
However, you may of got this far just to find out more about us here at New Life Church. In that case, use the links in the box to the right.