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Meet the Team

Phil Rees Phil Rees

Phil and Kate have been in ministry, in many places, for over 50 years. With four married sons they have 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild! They both became Christians in their 20's and have always been involved in evangelism, mission, and church planting. There have been six parish jobs, five years with the Church Missionary Society and, in London, five years with the Ichthus Fellowship, led by Roger Forster: They came to Wales in I996. Phil was Chair of ARM Wales and led Flames of Fire for six years. Official retirement came eight years ago, but Phil carries on a teaching ministry in many places, including camps, conferences and house parties.

He has just published a biography of a Welsh evangelist, John Pugh, and plans to write more.

For over 30 years Kate and Phil have worked to help children and orphans in Africa, especially in Uganda. They continue to administer a charity - the Ugandan Child Development Fund - which is currently building a large school and their latest orphanage.

Phil reads a lot of history plays snooker and is a multi-eventer in veteran athletics.

Dick Shenton Dick Shenton

I was born in Abergavenny and have lived in Wales most of my life. Married to Kath with 5 adult children and an exciting bundle of grandchildren. Career in property investment, and management. Active member of local parish church for 40 years prior to that a spasmodic worshipper. Hobbies were Scouting locally and throughout Wales. Involved in Renewal movement for over 30 years. Member of Exec since 1996, Flames of Fire Coordinator 5 years. Former secretary of local CYTUN with particular concern for unity. I have a heart for Wales and the breaking down of barriers that cause division and anguish. Still active in development of parish mission action plan.

Bridgend Mid Glamorgan 01656 665368
Kath Shenton Kath Shenton

I was born again and baptised by immersion in my 40’s having been called out of the Anglican Church where I had been in despair. For more than 10 years now I have been a servant of that same Anglican Church having been greatly encouraged and nurtured while being involved, with my husband, in Flames of Fire conferences and many Renewal events. I praise the Lord for his provision, protection and blessings and do what I can to glorify his name and extend his Kingdom here on earth.

Bridgend Mid Glamorgan 01656 665368
John Stott John Stott Webmaster

I was born in Manchester but moved to Bath in order to attend university as a mature student and whilst there, I married my wife, Fay. I had already accepted Christ into my life but it was at university that He became real to me. On graduation, I joined the IT department of a large engineering company before moving to Gloucester.  For the remainder of my working life, I was employed by an insurance company in various roles, most of which involved IT to one degree or another.

Whilst in Gloucester, Fay and I seem to have spent more time ministering in Wales at various events than we ever have in England and we joined ARM Wales through Flames of Fire, the great family celebration. With time, we both got drawn into helping organise and run the conference. It is through these connections that I was invited to become the webmaster, a very grand title for a job that is greatly helped by PC based software. I would love to hear any comments that you might have about the website, particularly if you think that it could be improved – please use the Contact Us page to let me know your ideas.
Steve Waters Steve Waters

I am the eldest of four boys, and have been married to my wife Cherie since Christmas Eve 1977.   I have 2 sons and 5 grandsons. I am now retired, having worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service as a state registered Paramedic for 33years.

I was born into the Anglican Church and have worshiped within it for 33 years, but it wasn’t until 1988 that I gave my life to Jesus. I was licensed as a lay reader to the parish of All Saints Newport in 1998, a position I held until 2009 when the Lord called me out of the Anglican church.  I now serve as an elder at Trinity healing and revival church in Newport, a church that comes under the authority of the Presbyterian Church of Wales.

I took on the job of Chairman of ARM Wales in 2005, in obedience to God’s calling, and resigned in 2010 when God moved me on, although I still serve on the executive committee.

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Malcolm Dye Malcolm Dye Treasurer & Membership Secretary

I've been married to Anne since 1976. We have no children but Holly, our Jack Russell, keeps us active! My interests include reading and walking (just as well since Holly always wants to go for walks).

I was a research scientist for 24 years, initially in the medical field (at Aberdeen, where I met Anne) and then in agriculture at Harpenden and Aberystwyth. It was because of my job that we moved to Aberystwyth in 1987. However, after I was made redundant in 1994 we were reluctant to leave Wales and so since then I’ve run my own business designing, printing and finishing large format posters, mostly for the research community, and running related training courses. However, I am now retired but keeping busy with church projects.

I was an atheist until 1996 when God drew me into His Kingdom. And this only after a long struggle arising from Anne’s obvious conversion and changed life, and her subsequent filling with the Spirit. We worship at St Anne’s Church in Penparcau, Aberystwyth where I have held posts of Vicar’s Warden and Treasurer and am now the People's Warden.

I was originally involved with ARM Wales through Flames of Fire, where I worked on the team producing the daily news sheet ’Fuel the Fire’. It is a privilege now to be able to help ARM Wales move forward in a way that will reach more of Wales than Flames of Fire could achieve.

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Marcia Gibson-Watt Marcia Gibson-Watt

Marcia Gibson-Watt, BA, is a graduate of Studio Simi, Florence and Kingston Art College where she specialised in Graphic Design.

She married in 1971, moved to Wales and worked for Laura Ashley.

Since then Marcia has had numerous exhibitions of her work  in Cardiff, Bleddfa, Memphis (Tennessee, USA) and various prestigious galleries in London including five shows in Cork Street.  She has also exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on several occasions.

Marcia has illustrated three prayer books, The Four Graces, A.C.T.S. I and Hope in the Valley raising funds for the Christian Centre for Rural Wales on The Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.  The Four Graces is now available in paperback to celebrate Radnor being the host county to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society in 2014.

“From Ingres to iPad – A Retrospective Exhibition”, held at the Radnorshire Museum in the summer of 2011 was an exhibition of forty years of her work.  Her most recent exhibition was in London in October 2013, when she exhibited her new pictures of India.

(Examples of Marcia's work can be seen on:

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Marina Kennard Marina Kennard

I am one of nine children, and have been widowed for 24 years. After my husband’s death I completed my studies for the ministry in May 1989. I was ordained and inducted as a Non-Stipendiary-Minister at Castle Square U.R.C. Treforest.  After two and a half years I then accepted a call to serve as N.S.M at Pagham U.R.C., West Sussex.  Family commitments resulted in my return to Cwmbran to live with my ailing mother and she died in 1998. During this time I was actively involved in the healing ministry and, following an invitation from Archbishop (Wales, at the time) Rowan Williams I was ordained into the Church in Wales as a deacon.  I served in the parish of MynyddIslwyn and, later, was ordained as a priest. 

Following my mother’s death I moved to my own home in Hollybush, Cwmbran, where I still reside. Personal circumstances and health problems produced a change to my serving as a voluntary Hospital Chaplain for a number of years. During this period I regularly preached in local churches and was active in the ecumenical movement.

In my retirement I worship in local churches and retain my interest in ecumenical matters.  While attending one of the ARM (Wales) conferences I became interested in the Flames of Fire and this has resulted in my starting to serve on the Executive Committee of ARM (Wales).  It is a joy to serve on this committee and I trust that the Lord will use me to further his work through the medium of ARM (Wales).I have a longing in my heart to see this beloved nation, Wales, won back to Christ.  In the second book of Chronicles, Chapter 7, verse 14, the Lord says “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, seek my face and turn from their  wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.”The Lord still speaks these very same words to us as a nation Wales and so I pray for a fresh anointing of His Holy Spirit on Wales and His Churches.

Cwmbran Gwent
Annette Francis Annette Francis

I was born in Rhymney and have retired there, in between life has life has been interesting. But to begin in Rhymney (the only famous person born there was Rev. Phil Rees), I was fortunate because all my early schooling was in the village including the Grammar School. Leaving Rhymney Grammar, I went to Newport Art College for a year: a wonderful experience. I realised that loving Art and enjoying the student life wasn't enough you needed talent as well. So then trained as a Radiographer and worked initially in Wales but the world was calling and I moved to London. I loved the work and enjoyed my time in the London Teaching Hospitals. My favourite was The Hammersmith Post Grad Hospital which is next door to Wormwood Scrubs. I actually went to Australia to work for a year as a Radiographer from there and so started my love of travel.

I was a superintendent Radiographer when the Lord called me out to work for Him. Yes, I was surprised too! I have never known a time that I didn't know my Saviour but this was challenging! So I then left the NHS and went to work for my Church St Johns in West Ealing. I was selected to go for Ordination from there and trained at Trinity College Bristol. I was Priested in 1994 in the Church Of England. My first Curacy was at Belmont St Anselm near Harrow, a wonderful training with a great Vicar. The Lord then brought me back to Wales and I worked in Swansea before taking a Parish in Gilwern. At St Flli I renewed my passion for Healing, joined "The Well" at Cwmbran and worked for a number of years with Mike Endicott. I attended Flames of Fire as often as I could and moaned its passing, but I got to know Dick Shenton and he brought me back to the fold just last year at the ARM retreat led by Phil Rees. It was an amazing time when we heard "echo's of mercy and whispers of love."

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