Our Minister

Jon is married to Bethan. They have three children and live in Bolnore Village.

Having worked in business and as a Policeman, Jon spent five years as a Regional Staffworker with the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) before training for ministry at Oak Hill Theological College in London. He then served a curacy within the Church of England at All Saints' Lindfield before becoming Rector of Maresfield and Vicar of Nutley in 2007. In 2012 he left this post in order to teach two days a week as the Sussex Gospel Partnership's Associate Trainer whilst serving as the minister of Grace Church, which had been established in 2008 by All Saints' Lindfield.

Outside of local church life Jon is a member of the Pastors' Network of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He sits on the steering committee of the South East Gospel Partnership and the Sussex Gospel Partnership, for which he chairs a cluster-group of church ministers and acts as champion for church planting and revitalization. In his capacity as Associate Trainer for the Sussex Gospel Partnership he also lectures on the Sussex Ministry Training Courses.

Jon enjoys squash, films, the outdoors, and his family - but not in that order! His greatest desire, however, is to see people come to know Christ and have his teaching inform and transform every sphere of their lives. He is therefore particularly keen to develop Grace Church in a way that is accessible to those unused to church, that engages families and young people and that might promote Christ in the wider Haywards Heath area.