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Why do we...?
Why do we Worship God?
"You must worship the Lord your God; serve only Him."
Why do we have Speaking in Unknown tongues and the Interpretation in the Church?
"So, dear brothers and sisters, be eager to prophecy, and don't forbid speaking in tongues. But be sure that everything is done properly and in order."
1 Corinthians 14:39 & 40
Why do we have Audible Praise to God?
"Praise the Lord I tell myself; with my whole heart, I will raise his holy name."
Why do we Sing Songs as well as Hymns?
"Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, let the holy spirit fill and control you. Then you will sing Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making music to the lord in your hearts."
How do we Worship God?
"But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth"
Why do we Sing in Tougues and in English?
"Well then, what shall we do? I will do both. I will pray in the spirit, and I will pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I wil sing in words I understand."
1 Corinthians 14:15
Why do we Stand to Sing?
"Then the Levites from the clans of Kohath and Korah stood to praise the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud shout."
2 Chronicles 20:19
Why are Musical Instruments part of the Worship Service?
"Praise him with a blast of the trumpet; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing;praise him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise him with loud clanging cymbals."
Why do we Clap our Hands?
"Come everyone, and clap your hands for joy! Shout to God with joyful praise!"
Why do we do Prophecy?
"But one who prophesies is helping others grow in the Lord, encouraging and comfronting them"
1 Corinthians 14:3
Why do we Lift Our Hands?
"So whoever you assemble, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy"
1 Timothy 2:8
|Bill & Ellen Chapman|
Bill & Ellen are the Senior Pastors of Myrtle House, the Elim Pentecostal Church in Llanelli.
Bill's passion is to introduce people to the amazing Jesus who transforms lives, forgives sin, heals hurts and gives dynamic purpose to life. Bill loves to teach the Word of God in a way that enables people to know God personally and how He wants them to live for the benifit of others and the Glory of His son, Jesus.
Bill represents those who fellowship at Myrtle House and those who serve in the many ministries through his involvement with the Local Authority and through his work with Gweini. He also volunteers as a School Govenor in two local primary schools. Bill believes that every Christian should be actively involved in their community.
Ellen is sold out to serve Jesus by serving people. She works alongside Bill in his ministry and is part of the church leadership team. In addition to this she directs many of the projects and ministries that are part of the life of Myrtle House. Together they seek to see the church grow and impact the community.
Both Bill & Ellen studied at Regents Theological College (then Elim Bible College) between 1991-1993. Before that Bill worked as a Fisherman, Construction Plant Fitter, Fish & Chip Shop Owner (with Ellen) and Boat Builder. Ellen worked as a Chef, Catering Manager, Mother and Homemaker.
After college they moved to Swansea where they were part of the ministry team at the City Temple for 2 years. Then in 1996 they, with their children Kate & James and the dog, Jake, moved to Llanelli.
Kate is married to Craig and they have 3 little girls called Ellie, Phoebe & Sophia. Kate works within the church in several roles, one of them is to oversee the Children's Church and Children's Ministry. Craig supports Kate as well as working in his own business to support his family.
James is married to Suzi and together they helped shape the Youth Ministry of the church. James is now working as a freelance photographer, take a look at his work at www.thepaisley.co.uk .They now have a daughter called Coral.
Since 1996 the church has seen positive growth, with over 35 people in paid employment and over 60 people involved in voluntary work throughout the life of Myrtle House. On average, Myrtle House sees 1000 people through its doors each week across the various ministries and projects.
Bill & Ellen are passionate about Jesus and seeing His glory transform their community. Everything they seek to do is for the Glory of God. The scripture that they use to measure the success of all that goes on in the life of the Church is 'To live in His love and live out this love.' John 13:33-35.