Special Guest Preachers
Join us April 15th during our morning and afternoon services as we welcome pastors John Blanchard from England and Nkhwachi "Newton" Chilingulo from Malawi.
John Blanchard is an internationally known Christian preacher, teacher, apologist & author. He has written 30 books, including two of Britain's most widely used evangelistic presentations, Right With God & the booklet Ultimate Questions. The latter has over fourteen million copies in print in about 60 languages. His major book Does God believe in Atheists?, published in 2000, was voted 'Best Christian Book' in the 2001 UK Christian Book Awards, & immediately became a best-seller, described as 'a brilliant defense of belief in God'. Other books include: Truth for Life, Whatever Happened to Hell, Meet the Real Jesus, Beatitudes for Today & Major Points from the Minor Prophets & The Hitch-hiker's Guide to Heaven. He is heavily committed to Popular Christian Apologetics, a project involving writing, speaking, teaching & broadcasting in defense of the Christian faith. Following on from Does God Believe in Atheists? further books in the series include, Has Science got rid of God?, Is God past His sell-by Date?, Meet the Real Jesus, Is Anybody Out There?, Where Do We Go From Here?, Evolution: Fact or Fiction?, Why Believe the Bible?, Why on Earth did Jesus Come?, Why the Cross?, JESUS: Dead or Alive?, Anyone for Heaven? John Blanchard is a member of Banstead Community Church, located in the Surrey village in which he lives. John Blanchard’s first wife, Joyce, died on 17 February 2010. On April 11, 2015, he married Pam Robertson, a long-time friend of the family.
Nkhwachi "Newton" Chilingulo
Nkhwachi "Newton" Chilingulo was born in Blantyre, Malawi, but grew up in South Africa. He was converted by the gospel preaching in South Africa and had a burden to one day return to his home Country of birth, to be part of a Gospel driven Church. He attended Christ Seminary in Polokwane, a Seminary affiliated to the Master's Seminary in California. At Seminary, he was introduced, and fell in love with Reformed Theology. In 2014, his Church in Pretoria, pastored by Joshua Mack (son of Wayne Mack, Biblical Counselor) sent his family and him to Lilongwe to plant a Church. The church plant has been established for three years. The name of his Church is Reformation Bible Church. They are Reformed theologically. Committed to expository preaching! He is the coordinator for Africans Pastors Conference in Malawi and has spoken at conferences in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Newton is married to Vanessa and they have two children. A daughter, six years old, and a son, 6 months.