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Our Senior Minister is Pastor Mathew Bartlett.

"I became a Christian in Sharon Church in 1991 and have worshipped there ever since. I served as Sunday School Leader, Elder and Assistant Pastor for a number of years before becoming Senior Pastor in 2007. My ministry is chiefly that of expository Bible preaching and teaching, although I still take time to work as an evangelist and do some Christian schools work in the area. The greatest joy in my ministry is to see people come to know Christ as their personal Saviour and watching them grow to love and serve him.

I have lived all my life in Pontypool, and was a pupil at Trevethin Comprehensive School. After graduating from Cardiff University (Physics) I joined Torfaen County Borough Council before leaving my job to begin full time ministry in 1999.

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I am currently studying for my Masters degree in Biblical Studies with the help of Mattersey Hall (Assemblies of God Bible College) whilst (at the same time!) writing my own Bible commentaries from a Pentecostal viewpoint and editing Living Word Magazine, which is circulated freely to hundreds of churches on 6 continents."

Mathew is 41 years old and is been married to Danielle. They have one 5 year old daughter - Elen.

Our Elder is retired Pastor Derek Williams.

Derek has served the Lord in Pontypool for over 45 years, and regularly preached in churches across Pontypool & Blaenavon for most of that time. He served as pastor and Secretary of Sharon Church for 11 years, whilst still working as a finance manager for a well-known Christian company. Since his retirement in 2006, Derek has continued to serve both as Secretary and as an elder.

Derek is also known for his insightful commentary of the Book of Revelation, which is still popular with readers at

Our Treasurer is Barbara Owens

Barbara has been a member of Sharon Church almost all her life, first attending services with her mother as a child and in the Sunday School. Barbara has served the Lord in many ways over the years, and still continues to play the piano and to teach the pre-school children in our Sunday School.

Sharon Church Osborne Road Pontypool Torfaen NP4 6LU


Our Resident Evangelist is Roz Day

Roz has travelled extensively in India, Nepal, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Phillipines bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to thousands and witnessing the most amazing miracles in answer to prayer.

A former soldier in the Britiah Army, Roz eventually yielded to God's call, which was confirmed to her by fellow evangelist Reinhard Bonnke who laid his hands on her and prophesied 'I will send you to preach the gospel to the nations.'

Roz has a burden for Wales - and is willing to consider offers from the rest of the world. If you would like her to help your church, please get in touch, or contact her directly via her website:

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Our Missions Director is Wesley Chick

Wesley has a heart and passion for God, and a keen interest in World missions. He has been our missions director since 2006 and is also a regular preacher at our church.

Our Deacons are Robert Burns and Rod Hall

Both Robert and Rod have faithfully served God and the church for over 20 years.

Robert attended Sharon church as a child, before leaving Pontypool for 27 years to serve as a regular soldier in the South Wales Borderers.

You will often see Rod sharing the good news of Jesus in Pontypool town centre - in fact he has been there every day except Sunday for many years!

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