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About LFEC

LFEC are the initials of Llanelli Free Evangelical Church. So who is LFEC? When we ask ‘who?'  we are making a statement about what the Church is. It is not an object or an organisation; it is an organism made up of people.

LFEC is not a building with an address but ordinary people with real lives. When we ask ‘who?' and not ‘what?' we fall in line with the Bible's definition of a Church. In 1 Corinthians 12; the human body, with all of its diversity, is used to illustrate what the Church is. The body is a unit comprised of different parts, working together in harmony. The Church is the body of Christ and His body is made up of people. People clearly matter to God.

LFEC is made up of people from very differing backgrounds and ages; their relationship with Christ is the great thing that they have in common and it's what unites them. LFEC is just one small part of Christ's Church tucked away in a corner of Wales but we have a big heart for the world. We hope that this site may become one of the ways we a can reach out and touch God's world with His message in a new way.

LFEC Leaders

Philip Swann


I was brought up in SW London in a Welsh home and became a Christian while training to be a Chartered Physiotherapist. I was called into the Christian ministry in 1990 and have been Pastor at LFEC since 1998. I love Llanelli and its people and connecting the Bible to their lives.

Mathew Jones



David Lewis


David is married to Debbie and they have three grown-up children and one beautiful granddaughter.  David is the Managing Chaplain at a local prison and in his spare time is a keen golfer.

Matthew Howard


Originally a native of Tenby, I moved to Llanelli after marrying a Trimsaran girl, Roanna. We now have three daughters - Keziah, Lydia and Phoebe - all of whom have fortunately inherited their mother's musical ability and not mine. I currently serve as the church administrator and, when I'm not doing that, run a book publishing business based in Llangennech.

James Hughes


Most commonly known as 'Jimmy', I've lived in Llanelli since December 2005 after I moved here following my marriage to Lucy. We now have four children; Pepper, Ethan, Poppy and Missy. After 25 years working in IT, I went back to university and have recently started teaching ICT in secondary school. I play/coach football and write hymns/poems in my spare time.

Matthew Thomas



Matthew Williams


I'm married to Angie and have a little girl. I've lived in Llanelli since 2012 and work at Neath College as a graphic designer. I was raised in a Christian family and came to faith as a teenager. I have many interests including football, art and design.