Potters House Church (PHC) South London is a Bible-based, Spirit-filled, evangelical ministry with a passion to share the good news.

Worship services follow a contemporary style in a casual environment with relevant messages that address everyday life. Our warm, friendly congregation has been serving the South London area for more than 30 years.

PHC was started by Paul and Renee Stephens, former hippie converts to the Jesus Movement in America. In the late 1980s, Paul and Renee emigrated to England to establish a start-up ministry near Elephant and Castle, thousands of miles away from their Arizona homestead.

Their relaxed, down to earth manner appealed to several South London youth who became bedrock members of our congregation for years to follow. During the past decades, PHC has witnessed God do amazing things. In the developing stages of the ministry, wave of youth joined the church.

Many of them came from single-parent homes where the realities of gangs, teen pregnancy, drugs, and other social challenges were always looming. As they embraced a clear message to be serious- minded followers of Christ, other areas of their lives flourished as well.

Our story

Sent out to london

Paul and Renee Stephens move to London from Arizona and the Potters House South London Church is founded


New Pastorate

Marty and Barbara Carnegie moved to London from Arizona to take over pastorate in September 1994


First launch

First national church launched into Manchester


First international launch

First international church launched into Namibia. After great revival there, Peter and Emine Ajala return from this missionary work to pastor South London in 2003



Revival breaks out. 500+ youth led to Christ’


New Phase

Fred and Norma Rubi assume the role of Senior Pastor


The story so far

15 national & 10 international churches launched to date