Meet the Team

Maurice Markham - Interim Moderator

Maurice is helping the church during the Pastoral Vacancy.  Maurice chairs Deacons’ and Church Meetings.  He is advising the church on the appointment of our next minister.

Maurice became a Christian in his early teens, and after graduating from university trained for pastoral ministry at Spurgeon's College.  He was the minister of Meredith Road Baptist Church, Coventry from 1972 - 2009. Since then he has exercised an itinerant ministry which includes preaching in local churches, engaging in and training in healing ministry through The Well Christian Healing Centre in Leamington and Christian Prayer Ministries and paying annual ministry trips to India to give Bible teaching to pastors in rural areas. He is married to Helen.

 


Paul Newton – Church Secretary – Christ-Centred Church

My current role, serving the Church as Church Secretary, is a consequence of my parents’ and my grandparents’ examples of Christian faith and service. As I learned more and saw the reality of their faith, I made my own personal commitment to Jesus as Saviour as a teenager.

I have been Church Secretary for the last 3 years. I have led Home Fellowship groups for many years, and I also look after the Church’s computers and related technical equipment.

I am part of the Leamington Spa Street Pastors team, as a Prayer Pastor supporting the Street Pastors through prayer as they patrol the town.

I also serve Christ through volunteering roles in the secular world. I am a general adviser at Citizens Advice, helping the clients deal with the problems they are having in their daily life. I am a member of the Professional Review Committee of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, encouraging and enabling engineers from different industries to achieve professional qualification and recognition.

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Steve Morris – Church Treasurer – Changing Church

Steve focuses on the Changing Church aspects of church life.  In this time of Pastoral Vacancy, this means leading the Search Team looking for a new Minister.

Steve is responsible for managing church funds, ensuring that all the money is spent wisely in accordance with the church’s mission to further Christ’s kingdom.  Steve also reports to the tax and charity authorities, to ensure that the church fulfils its legal responsibilities.

Having been brought up in a Christian home, Steve accepted Jesus as his personal saviour when he was a student.  He has served in Baptist churches since then, as a deacon and secretary and now treasurer.

With a background in IT, Steve used to travel extensively for work.  Now retired, he disappears frequently to visit children and friends in the UK and abroad.

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Ruth Kelly – Pastoral Care – Caring Church

Ruth is leading the pastoral care work while we are without a minister.  This includes leading the mid-week Open Church and First Tuesday activities.

Ruth is also responsible for safeguarding within the church.

Ruth is also preaching once a month during the pastoral vacancy, giving the congregation the benefit of her encyclopaedic bible knowledge and a lifetime of prayer and study.

 


 

Chris Harris-Dewey – Church in Community

Chris grew up in South Africa, where he returns every summer to spend time with family and eat real meat. He is married to Kim and the father of Daniel and Kyle.

He plays guitar, enjoys singing and looks to get involved in various ministries to assist when needed.

He is passionate about sharing the Gospel with others and leads our initiatives in the community and evangelism.


 

Simon Archer – Youth Work

Im Simon and as well as being a follower of Jesus I'm also the husband of Emma, father of Jacob, Naomi & Kezia and, during the day, I have a secret life as an engineer and manager in the water industry.

I am an accidental Baptist. In my youth my family were very involved in a group of charismatic house churches but as a young adult I wandered far from the Lord. In His mercy He kept calling me back and through various circumstances He led me to Leamington Baptist where I was baptised as a believer and became a member in 2010.

I have been involved with a number of aspects of church life and was called to be a Deacon at the beginning of 2014. At the moment I'm particularly involved in leading a homegroup and in co-ordinating the various groups doing youth and children's work. Outside of the fellowship I'm the Treasurer for Thrive Youth Ministries and the Chair of Trustees for Little Stars Christian Preschool, which has grown from LSBC and continues to use our building.


 

Mark Lunnon – Boy’s Brigade and Girls’ Association Leader

Mark leads our Boy’s Brigade Company, which now includes girls following the closure of our Girl’s Brigade.  He is keen to provide an attractive program for the youngsters from within and outside the church fellowship.  He takes every opportunity to get alongside them to share their concerns and his faith in Jesus.


Reg Overton – Fabric Deacon

Reg came from outside the church and was converted as an adult.

He now heads up the fabric team that maintains and enhances the church premises and the manse.


 

Kay Seale (Church Administrator)

Kay works through all the correspondence, telephone calls, room bookings and preparing paperwork for services and meetings.

Office Hours 9:30-1:00 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (24hr answerphone)

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Frank (Caretaker)

Frank has a range of responsibilities in caring for our building and preparing for many services, events and activities ready to welcome everyone.

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Contact us by Telephone 01926 336650 or email