Hey everyone, I’m Jon! I have the great privilege of being the Worship & Creative Pastor at St Matthias Plymouth. With a real heart for the South West and to see the Church set on fire for worship, I am also the Director of the South West School of Worship, a 9 month programme developed to train and equip those involved in worship teams to more effectively serve the local church in Devon & Cornwall and part of the Worship Central UK team overseeing Worship Central South West.
I started leading worship at the age of 14 when my first guitar teacher was a worship leader and taught me guitar by teaching me worship songs. I vividly remember telling God after the first time I led worship that I would never lead ever again (it didn’t go well!) However, that all changed when I started leading again at aged 15. After school & A-Levels I spent a year interning at my home church followed by a year in London where I trained at the HTB Leadership College & Worship Central Academy as well as serving as the Worship & Youth Pastor at a church in North West London. Following this year, I returned to my home church where I took on the position of Worship & Youth Pastor before moving to Plymouth in July 2016 to begin my current role. It’s been a crazy adventure since my wife, Rachel, and I moved down to Plymouth but we have loved every second of it.
I’m deeply passionate about seeing worship leaders & teams in the South West equipped, empowered and released to be all that God has to called them to be and longs to do in & through them so I love meeting with those involved in worship from across the region. If you’d like to connect, I’d love to hear from you! You can find my contact details below.
It's such a honour serving as the Worship & Creative Pastor at St Matt's. It's within this community that the team & I write & release music. New music coming very soon...
A new 9 month programme developed to train and equip those involved in worship teams to more effectively serve the local church in Devon & Cornwall.
Worship Central is a movement seeking to encounter God, equip worshippers & see the Church empowered. We're fascinated by one question - if the Church was fully alive in worship would the world look the same?
Our desire for Worship Central SW is to create a network of local worship teams and leaders in Devon & Cornwall to connect & encourage one another as well as running training and networking events.
I always love connecting with worship leaders & teams from across the South West. If you'd like to get in touch, please contact me at email@example.com.