The Rev Malcolm Watts served as Minister of Emmanuel Church, Salisbury from 1971 until his retirement from pastoral ministry in 2021, after 50 years of faithful service.
He was brought up in a Christian home in Barnstaple, North Devon and was called by grace in his teenage years, and subsequently called into the ministry. He trained at London Bible College between 1967-70.
He married Gillian in 1976, and together they have two daughters and a number of grandchildren.
Malcolm Watts is Chairman of the Salisbury Reformed Seminary and a Vice-President of the Trinitarian Bible Society. He is also a member of the UK board of Hudson Taylor Ministries and was instrumental in the production of Affirmation 2010.
He has authored a number of publications including The Lord Gave the Word: A study in the History of the Biblical Text (1998), The Worship of God (1998, co-author), The Government of the Church (2000, co-author), God's Hymnbook for the Christian Church (2003), The New King James Version: A Critique (2008), and What is a Reformed Church? (2011).
Malcolm Watts has also written a number of articles, many of which have been published in the church's magazine, The Messenger, of which he continues to serve as Editor.