2018 Conference Speaker

2018 CONVENTION SPEAKER: Paul Mallard, Pastor

Knowledge = Wonder + Praise

TEACHING SYNOPSIS: The purpose of our lives is to know God. There is no delight and no treasure greater than this. We come to know God as we meet Jesus Christ in the pages of Scripture. In the Bible, we hear His voice and see His face. This is particularly true of the book of Psalms – the ancient hymn book of His people. Here, theology becomes adoration, and doctrine becomes doxology. In these studies, we will seek to deepen our knowledge of God so that our hearts overflow with wonder and praise and our lives are transformed.

“How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!” (Psalm 139:17)

Come and join us on this exciting journey!



Since being called to the pastoral ministry in 1982, Paul has served as pastor in three churches – in Chippenham, Worcester and Bath. For three years, he was the president of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and has been involved in a variety of ministerial training schemes, including engagement in “pastoring” pastors.

Paul is currently one of the pastors at Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath. Although being in popular demand, his church regularly releases him to serve Christian conferences and conventions throughout the UK and beyond. He is the author of two books: Invest your Suffering, bringing biblical encouragement by their experience with chronic illness, and Staying Fresh, addressing the important subject of maintaining spiritual vitality in today’s busy and demanding world.

He is married to Edrie, and they have four children and five grandchildren. For the last twenty years, Paul and Edrie have had to live with Edrie’s serious neurological degenerative disease. This has shaped their ministry together and proven God’s continual faithfulness.