Baptists from their very beginning in the 17th century have always insisted that there is a vital role for the whole church together – the many – but also a significant place for some who have particular responsibilities within a congregation – the few.
The tbc Leadership Team is appointed by the Church Members. It comprises a Minister, Elders, Deacons, Church Secretary and Church Treasurer.
Our Minister is Iain Pope, who joined us in February 2020.
The Deacons are responsible for the spiritual direction and day-to-day management / administration of the Church, in areas such as finance, fellowship, mission, children’s & youth work, fabric, health & safety, administration and legal matters regarding the functioning of the charity.
The Elders’ principal role is the spiritual oversight of the church. They meet regularly to pray about and discuss issues such as the church’s teaching programme, spiritual direction, specific or sensitive pastoral issues, values, policies etc.
Our Elders are:
- Ian Spencer
- Elaine Temlett
Our Deacons are:
- Scott Buckland
- Mags Farrow
- Sam Piggot
- Dan Warnes
In addition we have two church officers:
- Secretary – Jonathan Rayers
- Treasurer – Mandy Schneider