Tuesday, 1 March 2016


"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. 
But they said, We will not walk therein.
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it."
(Jeremiah 6:16-19)

Back in December 2015, I posted the following article:


This concerned my sadly unsuccessful attempts to engage with Alex Ashton, the pastor of The Vine Christian Centre in Bridgend, South Wales. I had twice emailed him in November 2015, to bring to his attention a comprehensive collection of Kenneth Copeland quotes which proved conclusively that this man's "Jesus" is most definitely NOT the Jesus as revealed in the Scriptures, but rather "another Jesus" with "another gospel."

Mr. Ashton has regrettably demonstrated neither the grace nor the integrity to respond in any way to my correspondence. (Just for the record, my emails definitely reached their destination, as a 'Mail Failure' notice is always generated if they do not get through for any reason, and this has not occurred).

The crux of the matter is this: Mr. Ashton is a very willing and active partner of the great Word of Faith/Prosperity gospel heretic Kenneth Copeland, taking a lead role in his UK/European operation as noted in my earlier article. Even after having the incredible extent of Copeland's false teachings and blasphemies pointed out to him, Mr. Ashton has recklessly and wilfully continued with this most unrighteous yoking. 

Sadly, I find a need to write once more concerning the grievous Ashton-Copeland collusion, as it has now come to my attention that - at the instigation of the pastor himself - The Vine Christian Centre will be hosting a special "Healing Celebration" over the two days of 6th. and 7th. March, 2016 with George and Terri Pearsons: 

 I am coming to Wales by invitation of Pastor Alex Ashton. He has been watching us and was deeply moved by what the Lord said to me about God wanting His Church back. Pastor Alex wants me to come and share what the Lord has done in our church and how this outpouring will sweep across Europe. Pastor Terri, our associate Dr. Gene Bailey and I will minister this Outpouring to leaders and pastors in the Word, as well as allow the Holy Spirit to demonstrate His presence—especially in 
healing and miracles. I invite you to be come be a part of these meetings. 
God wants His Church back. The time has come for us to lead the charge and fulfill what He has in His heart. 
For the Outpouring, 
Pastor George Pearsons

Where and what is George and Terri Pearsons' church, referred to above? Well, they happen to be the Senior Pastors of the Eagle Mountain International Church at KCM's HQ in Fort Worth, Texas. They also happen to be the daughter and son-in-law of Kenneth Copeland himself! (Gene Bailey is the Senior Executive Pastor at Eagle Mountain). Need we say any more about just where their personal interests and spiritual sympathies lie? They are very comfortably ensconced right at the fountainhead of the family firm, Copeland's Completely Counterfeit Christianity Incorporated. (Trading as Kenneth Copeland Ministries).

With breathtaking irony, Pearsons proclaims that Jesus told him that He wants His Church back! By which is meant that it must receive an enormous infection - sorry, injection - of "Signs and Wonders!" I am personally absolutely convinced that the Lord does indeed want His Church back! Back, that is, out of the deluded, Laodicean clutches of the likes of Kenneth Copeland Ministries!

In his insistence on continuing to couple with this outrageously aberrant outfit, Alex Ashton seriously endangers not just his own relationship with the Lord, but that of his congregation and indeed anyone else who might be misguided enough to attend this event, which is worryingly particularly aimed at pastors and church leaders. Wales has already had one false "Outpouring" recently, at Victory Church in Cwmbran, and certainly does not need another one... this time at the apostasy-imparting hands of the Copeland dynasty!

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
(1 John 4:1)

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: 
depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
(Matthew 7:22-23)

(Official KCM announcement: http://www.kcm.org.uk/bridgend-meeting/ )


  1. thanks for your incisive warning about these people, hopefully the message you are putting out so clearly will get through to the sheep of God who, for a season, have got themselves mixed up with this apostasy. Thanks for pointing us to what God says, too, by highlighting the relevant Scriptures that predict these things and show that God is not taken by surprise, but these false teachers will be.

    1. Hi!

      Thank you for these most kind and supportive words, brother, which are very much appreciated!

      May those who have been seduced by and have embraced this false spirit come quickly under conviction of their error and repent, and get back asap onto "the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein," for Judgement is coming...

      Every blessing, in the mighty Name of Jesus,

  2. Look who is coming over here Rob;-

    3/13/2016 - 3/18/2016
    Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne
    Victory Gospel Church (map/directions)
    The Victory Centre, 154-156 Portswood Rd
    Southampton SO17 2NH
    United Kingdom

    Sunday 10:00 AM
    Monday 10:00 AM, 7:00 PM
    Tuesday 10:00 AM, 7:00 PM
    Wednesday 10:00 AM, 7:00 PM
    Thursday 10:00 AM, 7:00 PM
    Friday 10:00 AM, 7:00 PM

    1. Mourn and weep, Southampton! Another hireling "pastor" gleefully feeds his flock to a big bad ravening wolf! More drunken revelry at the hands (or should that be paws?) of "The Holy Ghost Bartender" himself!

      Let us hope and pray that he doesn't roll his barrel into Wales - we've got more than enough problems of spiritual intoxication here already to contend with!

      In Jesus,

  3. Hey Rob, blessings in Jesus.

    Thanks for posting this article.

    When I was a kid, my dad used to say '..don't try to pull the wool over someone's eyes unless you're fitting them for a hat..' and he was right. What Mr. Ashton is doing is very grave indeed. As a matter of fact it's even more deadly than he knows(Ezekiel34:10).

    I spent 15 years of my christian life under charismatic influence and when I lived in London, the church I attended hosted the cream-of-the-crop. Back in the day we thought we were in heaven itself, with the likes of TL Osborn, Ray McCauley, Bob Tilton, Norvel Hayes, Roberts Liardon, John Avanzini, Valerie Dipastino, Mike Murdoch, Bob Yandian, Ed Cole, Lester Sumrall, Dick Mills, Dick Bernel, Harry Greenwood, Christian Harfouche, Earl Johnson, Ed Haygood, Michael Landsman, Benson Idahosa and many more coming through to teach and preach. I met them all. The same lie that was being told then, is being told now; GOD WANTS YOU TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIG!!! This is the lie that Mr. Ashton has swallowed and willingly so. Hook up with KCM and it's your ticket to the big time. Perhaps he's hoping to get an invite to go and minister at Eagle Mountain Church.

    The truth is that God has not called us to something big. He has called us to something small.

    Fear not LITTLE flock (Jesus said) for it's The Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom (Luke12:32). He said narrow is the way that leads to life and FEW there be that find it (Matthew7:14). Scripture speaks consistently of a remnant.

    The likes of Copeland (who's the number one word-of-faith proponent on the planet) cannot overthrow God's Word so they seek to undermine it with their own. The likes of Ashton perpetuate these things in an effort to ingratiate themselves with these wolves who don't spare the flock. It's opportunistic.

    Your emails were obviously read and then deleted because (as I've heard before) the man of God must avoid strife (1Timothy6:4,2Timothy2:24). What a load of rubbish. Ashton is a hireling. He wants to build a ministry and a reputation and probably make some money by aligning himself with these heretics who are systematically redefining christianity, re-writing doctrine and stabbing the body of Christ in the back.

    None of this is happening by chance. However, for the most part the church is asleep at the wheel and drifting into oncoming traffic. Warn as many as you can as often as you can Rob, but soon you'll have to jump out of the way because it's going to come crashing down.

    What these guys are doing is an abomination for sure and there will be no shortage men like Mr. Ashton who will want in on the action. All we can do is pray ...and maybe inform Environmental Health about fire risks with over crowded meetings. If a fire did break out they'd probably think it was God anyway. God bless.

    1. Hi David!

      Good to hear from you again!

      Another very astute comment, bro! I love the way you express your observations. Your closing paragraph is priceless!

      It's well worth remembering that God spoke to Elijah not in the strong wind, the earthquake or the fire, but in a still SMALL voice. (1 Kings 19:11-13)

      Many thanks for writing in, and adding so well to the warning about these vitally important matters.

      Every blessing in Jesus,

  4. I took your advice Rob and now I have a basic blog going.


  5. Hi David!

    This is wonderful news!

    I've just read and commented on your excellent first post. Well done indeed, brother - I very much look forward to reading your future articles!

    So good to know that another voice is raised to challenge the Apostasy and make a stand for the One True Faith!

    In the mighty and matchless Name of Jesus,

  6. Hi Rob, I have just come across this strand of the web of deceit today. When I started my googling on them, your article came up. Thank you for standing up as ever and exposing the error!

    Blessings in Jesus' name


    1. Hi Ceri!

      Thanks as always for your support and encouragement!

      Alex Ashton may feel that he does not have to reply to me, but one day he will have no choice but to answer to an infinitely higher Authority! May he repent before that time comes!

      Best wishes in Him,

    2. Yes i am so glad that none of my none christian friends and family dont get to read all this critical unforgiving talk ,all this banter about other people ,people like you dont really know people ,you only know bitterness and anger ,if your so concerned about someone , dont be a whimp and send an email ,be a man and go see them face to face ,like a man ,i dont believe God has made you a watchman over anything ,because he sent the Holy spirit to do that , and while your on your high horse about faith explkain this verse to me , Jesus said ,have Faith in God truly i say unto you whoever says to this mountain be taken up and cast into the sea ,and does not doubt in his heart , but believes that those thios he SAYS are going to happen ,they will be granted him ,, and all things for which you pray and ask believe that you have recieved them and they will be granted you ,and whenever YOU stand praying forgive , if you have ANYTHING against any ,because if you do not forgive ,neither will God forgive your sins . go on explain those words of Jesus , yours sincerly The watchman over the sinner.

    3. My friend, I think you're beyond having anything explained to you about the Scriptures. If you can attack me in this manner for exposing Alex Ashton being joined at the hip to Ken Copeland, one of the greatest Word of Faith / Prosperity gospel wolves on the face of the planet, you are beyond reasoned argument. Support false teachers if you will, and ignore the warnings about their different Jesus, their different gospel and their different spirit; your delusion is between you and God.

      In Him,

  7. Response to: Anonymous 29 October 2017 at 02:47 regarding Alex Ashton.

    Your rambled criticisms of Rob Thomas, 'Watchman4Wales' are completely unfounded!
    You have accused him of:
    Being unforgiving - NOT GUILTY!
    Bitterness - NOT GUILTY!
    Anger - NOT GUILTY!

    Rob Thomas has been extremely fair and shown great integrity when trying to contact Alex Ashton, who has rudely ignored his pertinent questions with regard to his association with Kenneth Copeland, who has recently exclaimed that the Reformation was a demon! For all those in the Vine who have left the Catholic church, they are being led back to Rome by Copeland himself! Check and hear for yourself on YouTube! - This will be the End Times, Apostate Church! 

    Kenneth Copeland teaches that Jesus was 'Born Again in Hell!' - This is blasphemy, yet Alex Ashton still chooses to align himself with this heretic! It may be difficult for you in the Vine to have Christian and spiritual discernment when the leadership is devoid of it! Kenneth Copeland is the leading proponent of the Word of Faith Cult which is a mixture of occult / witchcraft and Christianity. The Jesus of this cult is NOT the Jesus of the Bible! - It is a 'ANOTHER JESUS' as He warned us about in His Word! Please do your homework and study the origins and demonic doctrines of the 'Word of Faith' movement and don't be deceived by the hype of these heretics!  Check out Alan Franklin, Jacob Prasch, The Berean Call and open your eyes to the truth about Kenneth Copeland and company!

    Alex Ashton is building a house of LOVE in the Vine, yet he does not respond to Rob's Godly questions. Instead he chooses to ignore Rob! Is this showing Christian love? - No, sadly it isn't!

    Alex Ashton:
    Director of Kenneth Copeland Ministries U.K. - True
    Ignores the questions of Rob Thomas - True
    Does not defend Kenneth Copeland when questioned about Ken's Blasphemy - True

    In short, you are deceived, being deceived, deceiving others and defending those who deceive!

    1. Hi, and very many thanks for this detailed response!

      The bottom line here is that Alex Ashton is very actively colluding with a blasphemous Word of Faith heretic, who has aligned himself with the contemporary counter Reformation which will drive the evangelical church (so-called) into the fold of Rome. Ken Copeland is a most incredibly dangerous deceiver, and the fact that Mr. Ashton supports and promotes him in such a major way says much about his theological position. What is really eye-opening is that even when furnished with a long list of Copeland's heresies, he makes no response whatsoever, and continues this incredibly unrighteous partnership regardless. He is seriously and wilfully deceived, and in turn is seriously and wilfully deceiving others. The bitter fruit produced by The Vine is sadly evidenced in the comment from the one who ironically calls himself "the watchman over the sinner." Such blind folly; such deafness to reason.

      Thank you again for your support and your observations, and adding your voice to the warnings which regrettably have to be given in contention for the Faith which Messrs. Copeland and Ashton have so disturbingly and deliberately deviated from.

      With very best wishes in Him,