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The Aber Conference 2024

David Meredith

Rev David Meredith is Mission Director for the Free Church of Scotland based in Edinburgh. Previously he was senior minister at Smithton Free Church where he ministered for over 30 years. In that period the church grew from a church plant to being one of the largest in Scotland. Currently he oversees church planting, revitalisation and cross-cultural mission within his denomination. He is married to Nina and they have 4 children and 4 grand-children. He enjoys motorcycling and walking in the Scottish highlands.

Speaking topic: Reviving revivals. David will explore 4 biblical passages where revival took place. The aim will be to take revival out of the nostalgia category and apply the teaching to our contemporary context.

Gerard Hemmings

Gerard was born in Uxbridge and was raised a Roman Catholic. He was saved at the age of 17. He’s been pastor at Amyand Park Chapel, Twickenham since 1992. Gerard is married to Mandy and they have 4 grown up children and 2 grandchildren. His interests include cricket, mountain walking and current affairs.

Gerard will be preaching on Sunday evening.

Dyfan Williams

Dyfan became Pastor of Emmanuel Church Leftwich in the summer of 2011. He married Caroline in 1991, and they have 3 children – Megan (1993-2003), Lloyd (1995) and Sian (1998) – and two grandchildren. He studied English Literature at Cardiff University, and worked in a Job Centre before spending three years with students as a Regional Staff Worker for UCCF. He began his pastoral ministry in Southport, and later served the International Church of Torino. His interests include cycling, sport, reading novels and supporting Manchester United!

Dyfan will be preaching on Friday evening.

Mostyn Roberts

Mostyn Roberts is retiring this year after twenty five years as pastor of Welwyn Evangelical Church, Hertfordshire. He is married to Hilary and they have two sons, Nathaniel and Thomas. Mostyn has written four books published by EP including the Welwyn Commentary on Jeremiah. Aberystwyth is not far from his boyhood home, Newtown, Powys.

Mostyn will be preaching on Tuesday evening.

Trystan Hallam

Trystan lives in Tredegar with his wife Katherine and three children Elis, Siwan and Osian. He Pastors Bethel Baptist in Tredegar. The people in Bethel, just like his wife and children are kind and long suffering towards him! Trystan is looking forward to share in the family service, and also on Monday to talk about his new-old friend John Newton.

Trystan will be preaching on Sunday morning.

Paul Williams

Paul Williams retired in 2023, following 25 years as the Pastor of Swindon Evangelical Church, and (before that) 9 years as Pastor of Newtown Evangelical Church. His wife is Ruth, and they have 3 adult married children – in Swansea, Swindon and Cardiff – and 6 grandchildren. Paul has written some small books and served on various mission boards, currently IMJP (International Mission To Jewish People). Paul sounds English but his blood is 100% Rhondda. Paul will be preaching on Monday evening.

Paul will be preaching on Monday evening.

Stephen Clark

Having pastored churches in Llandrindod Wells, Abersychan and Bridgend, Stephen retired in 2020 and now lives in Paphos, Cyprus. He remains Principal of the Evangelical Movement of Wales’ Theological Training course, lecturing in Systematic Theology, having also lectured at London Seminary and served as Chairman of the Affinity Theological Study Conference. He has authored and edited a number of books and is married to Lynne. They have 3 children, all living in different countries, and 6 grandchildren.

Stephen will be preaching on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.