Nigel Watts

Nigel became involved with Precept in 1997 after reading Kay Arthur’s book ‘How to Study the Bible – the Lasting Rewards of the Inductive Study Method.’ He was appointed as Director of Precept Ministries UK in 2006 and is Chairman of Trustees. He served as a pilot in the British Army for 25 years during which time he was the Army and Combined Services tennis champion for many years. He is a full-member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon.

John Butterworth

John always loved the Bible but really struggled to keep the bursts of enthusiasm going until his wife Julie discovered Precept. In the midst of a really difficult personal time he started with a Precept-upon-Precept study on the book of James, knowing he could only get through with God’s help. Precept’s tools and studies revolutionized his life and also transformed his family. John says, ’I can’t commend Precept highly enough.’ Apart from leading Bible studies, John is an IT Director at Kings College, London, and has had a varied and interesting career as a Missionary and Hospital Manager, IT Manager and Management Consultant. He is also passionate about mountains, skiing, music and his lovely family.

Nic Arkley

Nic is married to Sarah and they have two young children. He has served as Associate Pastor of Fleet Baptist Church since September 2015, following 14 years as a Worship Pastor in previous churches. Not only is Nic an excellent leader and talented musician, he is also an accomplished graphic designer. Nic has a Masters Degree in Applied Theology at Moorlands College, focusing on leadership and mission, and loves to lead people in authentic encounters with God and teach applied biblical truth, helping people to discover and grow in their faith.

Rob and Jane


Rob is married to Jane and they have two grown-up children. Rob trained as a secondary school science teacher and has worked in both secular and Christian schools in middle and senior management in Shropshire, Nairobi and Lancashire.  Jane is trained as a Marie Curie nurse.  A highlight of their lives was three years in Kenya where Rob headed up a Christian school and Jane worked with Aids orphans and led Bible study groups. They both share a passion to help Christians learn how to study the Bible for themselves. Rob recently studied for a Masters in Leadership and Theology at Moorlands College.