Wycliffe Memorial Evangelical Church is an independent church which upholds the teaching and preaching of the Word of God.
Where It All Began
Wycliffe Memorial Evangelical Church was founded in 1912. The original ethos of the Church was that the main emphasis should be based on sound bible teaching; this is still maintained today by Pastor David Solt.
Wycliffe has best been described as “a friendly fellowship with traditional values, but not set in its ways!”
“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid which is Jesus Christ”
I Corinthians 3: 11
Pastor David Solt
Pastor David Solt grew up in Arizona, USA. In 1984, while on an assignment for The United States Air Force in Southeast England, David Solt trusted Christ as his personal Saviour.
Years later, after attending Bible Seminary near Chicago, and meeting his wife, Mary Beth, he received the call that God wanted them in Britain. Their ministry began in London in November 1996. For 12 years, Pastor David pastored Park View Baptist Church in Southall/Hayes. Eventually, Chelsea Community Baptist Church was organised.
In 2008, the Solts were involved in helping Victory Baptist Church, Blackpool who were struggling at the time. In 2010, they came to Preston and founded Faith Baptist Church, which met in a community hall in Cottom for over 2 years. Shortly thereafter, they met the people of Wycliffe Memorial Evangelical Church. In 2013, Faith Baptist Church and Wycliffe Memorial Evangelical Church merged.
Pastor David and Mary Beth are happily married for over 25 years. They have three sons. Their sons, Daniel and Joshua are both grown up and in Bible seminary, studying for the ministry while their youngest son, Jeremy is Wycliffe’s part time pianist and is also planning to study for the ministry.
Facilities at Wycliffe
Our premises consists of a main Church hall with traditional pews and central pulpit. There is a large porch area and a balcony to the rear of the Church. Downstairs, we have a large Church Hall with adjoining large kitchen and meeting rooms which are used by the Junior Church, the Wednesday night Bible Study and also for any of our regular social occasions.
We also have our own baptism pool. For further information regarding our baptism please contact us.
We have disabled access to the Church via the side entrance and disabled facilities. If any assistance is required or for further information please phone us on 07960 567017.
We also have baby changing facilities.
Parking & Public Transport
There is ample car parking across the road from the Church, and a small parking area at the side. Blue badge holders may park directly outside the Church.
The No 35 (Tanterton) bus stops outside of the Church.