Wall Heath Evangelical Free Church is a welcoming community church.
In addition to church services we run numerous other church-based activities. The church also hosts external groups. We work with 2,000 people in the wider community each year; welcoming around 300 people each week into the building.
We are here to glorify God
- Bringing people to Jesus and into the loving family of the church
- Applying God’s word to our lives and becoming more like Jesus
- Developing our gifts and using them with enthusiasm
- Worshipping in unity and finding our satisfaction in Him
Our values are our statement to each other – and to the world – about how we will strive to go about our ministry and work.
We will act – towards family and neighbour, towards those like us and those we may not understand – with God-centred love. We will reach out – with compassion, gentleness and patience – to those who feel lost, abandoned and hopeless to show them the love of Jesus and the love of our church family. Love never fails and through our devotion and grace we will show this to the world.
As a church family we will work to create a welcoming environment for all who seek rest, comfort, fulfilment and hope. We will strive to live grace and forgiveness filled lives so that we may find peace, calmness and wellbeing through Him and allow our expression of faith to radiate out to others so that they may experience this for themselves too.
As a church family we will be united around our mission, working with humility and care to be open to new and better ways that we can do this in an ever- changing world. We will come together in fellowship and be united with each other in our joys and in our pain, in our prayers and in our worship. We will go into the world to find common ground with others that unites us and helps us find the place to start from and build and nurture strong, trusting relationships.
We will come closer to God so that we may better serve Him within the world that we live. Our commitment to serving means that we will act with generosity of spirit towards others, purposefully reaching those in greatest need. To lovingly serve requires sacrifice and we will do this through having faith in God’s provision for us. To be of greatest service to others, we will deny ourselves and take up our cross to follow Jesus Christ – our example of the most perfect servant leader.
The Leadership Team
Matt first attended the church in 2007, and having retrained in Christian ministry, began to serve in youth outreach part-time. He became a full-time church worker in 2009 and became the pastor in 2013.
Prior to working for the church, he worked in commercial photography for 15 years and was self-employed in the building trade for 4 years, which provided him with both a technical and practical skillset.
He works in a voluntary capacity as a governor of a local school and has served as an officer, leader and chaplain for Christian youth camps for 28 years. He continues to be actively involved in wider Christian networking and brings marketing, communication, leadership, development and improvement skills to the leadership team. Matt is the only full-time, paid member of staff at WHEFC.
Developing Our Building
We are creating whole community venue for whole community events and whole community support.
A place where our core values of peace, love, unity and service are all demonstrated, so that each person who enters enjoys a real sense of purpose and wellbeing.