About Steve

Steve Petch is the Lead Pastor at Welcome Church based in Woking, UK. Steve works full-time leading the Church.

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The Great Rift Valley, Kenya – on a trip with Compassion UK

He is married to Jo, and together they have three grown up kids.

Steve started his working life as a pharmacist, before feeling a ‘call’ to leave that career and begin working full time in church leadership.

Along the way Steve has planted two churches: Billinghurst Family Church and Grace Church, which is a multisite church with congregations in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Havant.

Steve handed on the leadership at Grace Church in 2017, in order to relocate to Woking and begin leading Welcome Church.

Steve is a member of the Commission UK Leadership Team, which is led by Guy Miller. Commission is part of the Newfrontiers global network of churches.

The Commission group of churches has a vision,

“to see thousands of lives transformed through hundreds of churches in tens of nations”

To do this Commission churches are working together to see the church restored, create disciples, train leaders, plant churches, care for the poor and reach the nations for Christ.