Simple Faith welcome Johnathan Welsh into full-time ministry

Johnathan began as a psychiatric nurse in 1976 in York, England. Ironically this weekend he officially begins his full-time ministry with Simple Faith near York at the Hollybush Family Camp Meetings. ”
18 months ago Simple Faith stepped out in faith into full-time ministry and God has led the Northern Ireland based gospel quartet on an incredible journey.  Today is another step along the path God has planned as bass singer Johnathan Welsh steps ‘out of the boat’ in faith and walks on the water of full-time ministry with the group. While Johnathan has fulfilled all our bookings over the last 18 months he continued to work within the NHS as a Psychological Therapist. 

Johnathan began as a psychiatric nurse in 1976 in York, England. Ironically this weekend he officially begins his full-time ministry with Simple Faith near York at the Hollybush Family Camp Meetings. Johnathan comments "After 40yrs working for the NHS and after much prayer and encouragement from my fellow quartet members Paul, Eddie and Dustin I have finally decided to call it a day with my job as a psychological therapist and go full-time with my group, Simple Faith Quartet. I must admit this step of faith is a wee bit scary but I fully trust that the Lord Jesus will meet my needs and the needs of my fellow quartet men as I follow Him. I'm also excited as I can now fully commit my time and effort to the work of the Lord. I want thank my wife for her wholehearted support in my decision because without her behind me and willing to sacrifice time and finances then neither I nor any of us could do this. Thankyou Muriel.  I am fully aware that this will not all be plain sailing and the storms will come with ferocity and upheaval BUT He will never let me down as I serve Him to the best of my ability. Bring it on yehaaaa!!!"

Paul Cairns has welcomed Johnathan onboard on behalf of Simple Faith, "To say I am excited about Johnathan taking the step of faith is an understatement! I've always felt that until JB steps out into full-time service we will not be able to reach the full potential God has called to do. This is amazing news and after so many years of working with the NHS shows great commitment and a work ethic that will benefit Simple Faith Ministries greatly. JB, Them that honour me i will honour. Welcome to Full Time Service!"

Simple Faith are available to take part in church services, outreach events, concerts and charity events. Booking enquiries can be made by phoning Paul Cairns on 07577800626 or email

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New tenor for Simple Faith Quartet

We are delighted  to announce that Dustin Black will be the new tenor for Simple Faith Quartet.

Dustin Black - New tenor for Simple Faith


After moving from America to Northern Ireland Dustin married Rachael Dickinson, then a few months later he started to sing with the local group, Pathway, Dustin commented “I am so grateful for the great gospel music heritage of this beautiful country! I've been privileged to sing with some great guys the past few months! Pathway has treated me with excellence. I am sincerely grateful to George, Matt and Peter for their encouragement and friendship! It is a new Chapter, and I know God has great things ahead! Rachael and I feel blessed and excited to be a part of the Simple Faith family”

Dustin & Rachael Black


Dustin will begin his journey with Simple Faith in Peterhead, Aberdeen & Cairnbulg, Scotland at the end of April taking the place of Glenn McClelland, on hearing the news Glenn commented “ I would like to wish Dustin all the best in his future within Simple Faith I have been with the guys for 12 years and I have loved every minute off it, I have seen lives that have been changed and many miracles, you could not be joining a better group of guys for unity and a quartet that is only focused on serving God and not themselves. I look forward in seeing you take them too the next level, I will be praying for you that the Lord uses you mightily in SFQ”