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Steve Booth Jones

  • MTh/PhD student, MA , BA.Ed. (Hons)
  • Pioneer Mission Leader - VentureFX
  • Methodist Church in Britain


    PASTOR, PIONEER MISSION LEADER & CHURCH PLANTER - He is currently serving the national Methodist Pioneering Ministries Scheme 'VentureFX' as a pioneer leader and lay pastor. He has previously led, pastored and planted a variety of churches and faith communities in various contexts for 20+ years. COMMUNITY ORGANISER - Steve has helped set up several charities and social enterprises including Exeter Street Pastors, Exeter Pound, Rustic Ragamuffin, Simply, CitizensUK-Exeter and Nightchurch in Exeter Cathedral. DAD & HUSBAND - Steve is the lifelong partner to Larissa, father to 4 incredible teenagers, a car-free flexitarian vegan and a recovering Ironman triathlete. He loves all that is SW England including camping, sunsets over the sea, cider & real ale, the moors and beaches. He's also a son in a 9 member multi-racial family and spent some of his childhood in Africa. He's lived in some great places like Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol, Blackburn, Mbale, Burnley, Halifax, the Lake District and most recently for over 20 years Exeter, Devon. LEARNER - Steve holds a BA.Ed.(Hons) and a Masters degree in Theology and Leadership. He is currently starting an MTh/PhD on 'Little/Big Church Communities' with Trinity College, Bristol (Aberdeen University) and is training as a Methodist Local Preacher, a Community Organiser with CitizensUK and is part of Pioneer Pathways (MethodistGB). LECTURER/TUTOR & EDUCATOR - Steve has lectured with ForMission (formerly Springdale/Together in Mission/Dawn2000) and SWYM/Moorlands College - around leadership development, mission, contemporary issues, community development, church history and shape of church for today. He has previously been an advisor to the Church of England, a regional training officer for the Methodist Church, a church leader within a new church stream and a PE teacher/sports coach

    Professional experience

    Pioneer Mission Leader - VentureFX

    Methodist Church in Britain

    January 2012 - Present

    Regional Training Officer

    Methodist Church in Britain

    September 2008 - July 2013(5 years)

    NightChurch Co-ordinator

    Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter

    February 2007 - January 2010(3 years)

    YouthWork Advisor

    Diocese of Exeter

    August 2003 - December 2006(3 years)

    Assistant Leader

    Bishopbriggs Community Church

    September 1999 - July 2003(4 years)


    Heavitree Middle School

    September 1996 - July 1999(3 years)



    Trinity College

    September 2016 - Present

    MA in Theology/Leadership

    Springdale College

    September 2010 - July 2014(4 years)

    BA.Ed (Hons)

    University of Exeter

    September 1988 - July 1992(4 years)