Rev J .A Davies. Pastor of Bethel English Baptist Church 1919-1928 and 1929-1932.

Call to the new Minister

The Rev D.P David was followed in the pastorate in 1919 by the Rev J.A Davies from Machen. He ministered in Fishguard with great success until 1928 when he left for Pembroke Dock. Mr Davies was recalled to the pastorate in Bethel in 1929 remaining until 1932, when he accepted a call to Roch, Pembrokeshire.

Welcome to the new Pastor. County Echo April 24th 1919. The annual meetings in connection with Bethel Baptist Church, Fishguard, and the recognition services of the Rev J.A Davies, the newly appointed Pastor, were held on Sunday and Monday last and proved highly successful.  On Sunday, the special preacher for the day was the Rev George Evans of Tenby, whose powerful sermons were greatly appreciated by the large congregations. In the afternoon the new Pastor, Rev J.A Davies, preached a stirring sermon in Welsh, which created a favourable impression.

On Monday, a hearty welcome was extended to the Rev J.A Davies at the recognition service which was attended by ministers and representatives of the various Churches in the area. In the afternoon, the meeting was presided over by Rev Dan Davies, Pastor of Hermon.

Mr Joseph Ayres, secretary of Bethel, read from letters which he had received from Rev J.A Davies’ friends and members of his former Church in Machen, testifying in warm terms to his noble character and sterling qualities both as a pastor and preacher.

Mr John H John Llanychaer, extended a hearty welcome to the new Pastor on behalf of the Church at Bethel.

Mr Davies’ ministry was an outstanding success. He made a deep and lasting impression, not only on his own people in Bethel, but on the whole community at Fishguard and neighbouring villages. During his ministry the membership of Bethel increased from 52 to 175.

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