History

Leadership

Tim & Margaret Griffith

Tim and Margaret Griffith
Time and Margaret Griffith

Before coming to France, Tim, a G.P., and Margaret, a teacher, were active members of their local Baptist church in England. Tim was the treasurer and headed up the Fabric team, whilst Margaret led  the children’s work, was a deacon and a member of the prayer ministry team. Both were ministry team leaders. Together they led a midweek home group for many years.

They joined Simply Church in 2008 when it was just six months old. In 2011, when they moved to Roujan permanently, they joined the leadership team at Simply Church.

They feel strongly about building links with their local community and being available to help others in whatever way is needed. They long to see friends come to a personal faith in Jesus.

Stefan & Rochelle van der Veer

…work with Communitas International (formerly Christian Associates)l. Stefan and Rochelle and their four children moved from The Hague, the Netherlands to Pézenas in 2009 to plant or support a church. In 2018 they moved to Roujan where they are changing the old elementary school into a Christian Conference- Retreat Center and summer holiday houses for bigger Christian family’s. (“Maison De La Plume”)
Rochelle is worship leader in Simply Church and music teacher.

Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard

Christopher Leonard and his wife Karissa met as missionaries while volunteering with Youth With A Mission in Brisbane, Australia. While in Australia Chris also studied Pastoral Care and Local Church Ministry through Sydney College of Divinity. Karissa trained as a photographer in Canada and also studied to be a Youth Pastor, she is leader of Simply Remix – our Sunday morning youth church. Together they have ministered in several countries across the world and have lived in France since 2013 when Chris was relocated here on business. Their passion is to see individuals walk in the fullness and freedom Christ gave us.

Roujan Community Church

Formerly known as Simply Church.

Simply Church started in 2008 and met in the home of the founders Nick and Dianne McKnight in Neffiès. As the church grew we needed to find a larger place to meet.
Early in 2013 we were blessed with the offer of a building high on the road between Neffiès and Cabrières called “La haute Rouquette”. We gratefully accepted the offer and have gradually improved this beautiful place where we were holding our services up to the end of June 2019. The place was put on the market and we needed to move out.

Currently, we are gathering in the Old School in Roujan. This building is being turned into a missionary conference/retreat centre and we can use it for many different events, such as our Church Service, children programme, teens programme, men’s breakfast etc. 

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