Meet the Christian Ministers

                                              grayson and del jones

                               Rev. Grayson and Del Jones

Grayson and Del Jones originally from Neath in South Wales attended Mattersey Hall Bible College in 1988. Grayson was there for 3 years doing a Cambridge Diploma in Theology and Del was there one year doing her Mattersey Diploma in theology.

While they were in their second year at Mattersey they were invited to look after a new church plant in Darton, Barnsley and take over the full time leadership of the new plant when they left college. They began to lead the new church in 1991 full time and moved into the village of Darton to live. While at Darton they saw the church grow to around 80 people in attendance, bought and remodelled their own building and developed a strong effective village church. By the time they left in 2002 they had established a training academy with young people taking gap years to serve at the church and had trained up an associate Minster who took on the work when they left. Over their time at the church Grayson was the prayer co-ordinator and Church Planting Director for the Region within AOG and also planted a church in Strathaven in Scotland.

In 2001 Grayson and Del felt the call to do something new but not realising what God wanted attempted to plant a church in the town of Harrogate as part of a national AOG apostolic team. When this new plant failed they sensed the call of God to leave and resigned the church leadership handing over full responsibility to the person they had trained within the church.

Over the next few months they looked at various options until contacted by B. Quar who invited them, to take over the leade4rship of Doncaster Pentecostal Church. In 2002 they worked under B. Quar for six months to enable the smooth hand over of the church. Since that time the church has grown from around 80 people to just under 400 with two centres, one in Doncaster and the other in Barnsley.

Both Grayson and Del travel extensively throughout the UK and minister in Churches, conferences and Bible Schools in, Czech Republic, Poland, USA, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Jordan and Romania.


Message of the Moment


                                         Rev. E. Anderson

by Rick Warren

“My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry” – James 1:19 (NLT)

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I’ll tell you how to deal with conflict quickly, but you’re not going to like it. The solution to conflict resolution is one word: confrontation.

If you’re going to resolve conflict, you must confront. But, you don’t have to confront in anger. In fact, you should try not to confront in anger. Lovingly go to the person and, then speaking the truth in love, deal with the problem immediately.

Very few of us enjoy confrontation. The only people who really do are troublemakers who seem to delight in confrontation. They love to go to people and say, “You’re blowing it!” That’s their thrill.

Because it’s risky and uncomfortable, most people don’t like confrontation, but it’s the only way to resolve conflict.

What’s the best way to confront? James 1:19 teaches three rules for confrontation. Everyone should be:

  • Quick to listen,
  • Slow to speak, and
  • Slow to become angry.

If you’re quick to listen and if you’re slow to speak, you’ll automatically be slow to anger.

What are you listening for? You are listening for the hurt in that person. Hurting people always hurt other people. When someone is being a jerk, more than likely it’s because that person is hurting. When you understand their hurt a bit, you have a better understanding of why they do what they do, and you’re a little more patient with them.

Understanding always brings patience. When we don’t understand things, we’re impatient. When we understand them, we’re much more patient.


Points to Ponder


                                    Rev. E. Anderson    


A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranging from 2 to 5 pounds.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.”

He continued, “If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it’s the same weight. But the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.

“And that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on. As with the glass of water, you have to put it down.”

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light. – Matthew 11:28-30.

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