Samuel, Son and Successor of Rees Howells

By Richard Maton


Samuel, Son and Successor of Rees Howells

Director of the Bible College of Wales (and Emmanuel Grammar School).

The ministry of Samuel Howells and the Bible College of Wales (BCW) have touched the lives of countless numbers of people all over the world. The author invites us on a lifelong journey with Samuel Howells, to unveil his ministry at the College, life of prayer and the support he received from numerous staff, students and visitors, as the history of the Bible College of Wales unfolds alongside the Vision to reach Every Creature with the Gospel.

In 1950, Samuel Howells became Director of BCW when his father Rees Howells was taken into glory and he led the work for the next fifty-two years; living a life of faith and intercession. Samuel Howells lived through a time of tumultuous change in the world, and oversaw the work of the Bible College and Emmanuel Grammar School as it sailed through six challenging decades. Filled with more than 110 B&W photographs, with many from the time of Rees Howells, this biography remains as a historical record of the life of a great man of God, Samuel Howells, the Director of BCW, its four estates, school, and its worldwide ministry.

An in-depth look at the intercessions of Samuel Howells is also available in the book Samuel Rees Howells: A Life of Intercession.

Additional information

Dimensions 21.6 × 14 cm
Book Details

ISBN 978-1-907066-14-6 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-907066-36-8 (hardback)
5.5 x 8.5 inches
33 chapters
358 pages
113 black and white photos throughout the paperback and hardback editions

eBook Details

ISBN 978-1-907066-28-3 (eBook)
eBook available on multiple eReaders
Kindle, Kobo, Apple iBook, Nook, etc.

About The Author

Richard Maton (1932-2018) worked under Samuel Rees Howells’ ministry for forty-seven years and provides us with a firsthand account of Samuel’s life. Richard was converted under the preaching of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and was called to Rees Howells’ Bible College in 1956 after hearing Leonard Ravenhill preach. He served in various roles as teacher, lecturer, dean, trustee and Principal of the College and worked closely alongside Samuel Rees Howells for more than twenty years. Richard was married to Kristine. 

Kristine Maton joined the College family in 1936, when her parents sold all to join the work, when Rees Howells was the Director. She grew-up at the College during the war years, and later joined the School staff, taking various roles including becoming Head Teacher. Kristine laboured extensively with her husband Richard on this book, providing valuable insights, including personal memories from the prayers of Rees Howells, to the many decades of the ministry of Samuel Rees Howells. 

Richard Maton is also the author of the full biography of Samuel Rees Howells, including the history of the Bible College of Wales. Learn more about Samuel Rees Howells in the book Samuel Rees Howells: A Life of Intercession.