Rev Steve Wild is the new President of the Methodist Conference

The newly elected President of the Methodist Conference  has urged the Church to ‘take God seriously’ and put evangelism back on the agenda.

In his inaugural address at the Conference in Southport, the Revd Steve Wild challenged each Methodist church in Britain to aim to bring just one person to faith in the coming year, saying: “Let’s take God seriously. I want to help us in the task of evangelism, to put mission on the agenda and give our churches an aim to win a person for Christ.”

“We cannot sit back in complacency,” he added. “We have a massive Kingdom of God task.  I’m wanting this year to challenge each church to bring one person to faith – to make one new member this next year, let’s make bringing people to faith the main point, we don’t do it alone. The unconditional love of Jesus is our motivation.”

He told those gathered at the Conference that John Wesley only had ten guineas to his name when he died. Wesley’s will directed that four of these guineas should pay four unemployed men to carry his coffin and the remainder be distributed among his poorest preachers.

“What else did he leave behind?” Steve asked. “Changed lives hundreds of them, Christian communities dotted all over this country and in other parts of the world, fellowships seeking to take God seriously. Oh that we may all draw to the foot of the cross and experience this powerful love and make this our legacy one of transformed lives and communities!


Steve Wild has been one of my Facebook friends for a long time and I know that he is going to be a very effective evangelistic President of the Methodist Conference during 2015/2016.

May our Father God bless Steve mightily in everything he says and in everything he does.

With many peaceful blessings



Steve Wild is President of the Methodist Conference 2015/2016

Steve Wild has been one of my Facebook friends for some time now. And I was delighted last year to know that Steve is to be the next President of the Methodist Conference for 2015/2016. sff//

Steve Wild, who is married to Laura, served fifteen years in circuit ministry; firstly from 1983 in Preston where Lois and Phoebe were born, which included prison chaplaincy, then in St Ives, from 1989, where Timna was born and he became

In 1998 he became Cornwall District Evangelism Enabler and then Connexional Evangelism Enabler Coordinator as well as working part-time with Westcountry TV presenting programmes about Christianity in the South West.

From 2004 he worked at Cliff College as Director of Evangelism and tutor. He returned to Cornwall in 2008 to become Chair of the Cornwall District. Steve currently works closely with the Bishop of Truro, they conduct regular outreach missions
around communities in Cornwall. In 2013, together with seven other denominations, they signed an Ecumenical Declaration of Intent.

In 2015 Cornwall will be at the centre of bicentenary celebrations for the Bible Christian denomination that began in
their county. The contrast of Steve’s urban roots in Lancashire and his ministry in rural Cornwall gives him broad insight, particularly concerning people experiencing hardship and poverty. Steve is known widely as a man of compassion, prayer,
love and encouragement for people of all ages and backgrounds.

I am sure that Steve will be an excellent – and very effective – President of the Methodist Conference

With many peaceful blessings