District Ministers

About Districts

The LBA represents a family of over 300 churches; by far the largest association in the UK.  To manage our size, churches are grouped into districts for the purposes of local clustering and closer relationships.  Within this structure, District Ministers have been appointed to assist in the delivery of pastoral care and advice to local churches and ministers.  District Ministers are usually in pastorate and have been released by their churches to assist the LBA on a voluntary basis.  They are a vital component of our association life.

Western

Rev. Maureen Hider

Rev. Maureen Hider

District Minister, Western

Before entering Baptist ministry, Maureen was a missionary in Pakistan in various church community based ministries. She is currently the Pastor of Oldfield Free Church (Baptist) Greenford and joined the District Minister’s team in 2015.

Telephone: 02035380180
Email: maureen.hider@mac.com

Rev. John Bernard

Rev. John Bernard

District Minister, Western

Pastor of Coldharbour Lane Baptist Church Hayes, Middlesex

Phone:07886 224103
Email:rev.johnbernard@gmail.com

North Western

Rev. Graham Nind

Rev. Graham Nind

District Minister, North Western

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Rev. Winston Bygrave

Rev. Winston Bygrave

District Minister, North Western

Winston taught in secondary schools for over 20 years, before becoming the Minister of West Hendon Baptist Church. He is married to Laureen and they have 6 adult children. He enjoys playing the guitar, keeping fit and helping people.

Phone:0208 202 2288
Email:wbygrave58@gmail.com

Rev. John Smuts

Rev. John Smuts

District Minister, North Western

John studied at London Bible College and has been a Baptist Pastor for 20 years now – ministering in 3 countries. He loves Jesus and his wife and daughters even more than he loves Crystal Palace FC, which is a lot. Senior Pastor of RLBC.

Phone: 02088686772
Email: Pastor@rlbc.org.uk 

Northern

Rev. Steven Agilinko

Rev. Steven Agilinko

District Minister, Northern

I am originally from the West African nation of Ghana. However, since July 2004 I have been living in the United Kingdom with my wife (Diana) and four of my five children. I am the Pastor/Minister of West Green Baptist Church, Tottenham.

Phone: 020 8800 3393
Email: sagilinko@yahoo.co.uk

Rev. Rupert Lazar

Rev. Rupert Lazar

District Minister, Northern

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Rev. Stephen Peake

Rev. Stephen Peake

District Minister, Northern

I have been a Minister in London since 1978 serving in four different churches. Currently I am in team ministry at Edmonton Baptist Church. I am married with two grown up children and four grandchildren. I also have links in Tanzania.

Phone: 02088034900
Email: stephen@edmontonbaptist.org.uk

North Eastern

Rev. Richard Owen

Rev. Richard Owen

District Minister, North Eastern

I grew up in Essex and first obtained a degree in Physics. I love Science Fiction, have two daughters and 5 grandchildren. Life is full and very rewarding.

Phone: 02085547488
Email: minister@adbaptistchurch.org.uk

Rev. Jan Larkins

Rev. Jan Larkins

District Minister, North Eastern

Trained in Classics, Theology and Spiritual Direction in the Ignatian tradition, Jan brings all these gifts into her pastoral work at Hainault Baptist Church and in her support of local ministers in her District Ministry.

Phone:02085026901
Email:revjanl@btinternet.com

Eastern

Rev. Bruce Stokes

Rev. Bruce Stokes

District Minister, Eastern

Bruce has been a Baptist pastor for over 35 years. He spent 18 years in South London, has been in East London since 2005, but remains a lifelong Reading FC supporter! He has one wife, three children and a grandson.

Phone:02085559880
Email:bruce.stokes@btinternet.com

Rev. Tade Agbesanwa

Rev. Tade Agbesanwa

District Minister, Eastern

Tade is the lead pastor at Custom House Baptist Church. He also serves as part of the LBA Mission Strategic Forum. Apart from his pastoral work he also writes, consults on church leadership and speaks at various conferences, seminars and workshops. He is married with two grown up daughters.

Phone:07545176798
Email:pastor@customhousebaptist.org.uk

Rev. Lee Johnson

Rev. Lee Johnson

District Minister, Eastern

I have been a church minister for 21 years and am currently the Pastor of Stoke Newington Baptist Church, I am also a Director of the London Baptist Property Board. Married with two daughters I enjoy playing the guitar and watching cricket! 

Phone: 07914528288
Email: revleej@icloud.com 

South Eastern Thames

Rev. Israel Oluwole Olofinjana

Rev. Israel Oluwole Olofinjana

District Minister, South Eastern Thames

Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is the founding director of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World and an ordained and accredited Baptist minister. He is the pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, a multi-ethnic church in London.

Phone:07864115440
Email:israelolofinjana@yahoo.co.uk

Rev. Andrew White

Rev. Andrew White

District Minister, South Eastern Thames

Andrew came late to ministry, having been a teacher and education advisor. He is the Managing Chaplain to a remand prison and also a Reserve Army chaplain. Andrew is married with three children. Andrew has an interest in Sector Ministry.

Phone:07885 062167
Email:anbtswhite@aol.com

South Eastern

Rev. Carol Bostridge

Rev. Carol Bostridge

District Minister, South Eastern

From 200-2014 I was the pastor of Crofton Park Baptist Church. I am now working across churches, coordinating foodbanks, street pastors and other projects. I am a mum, a Maths graduate and a Watford fan.

Phone:07731846301
Email:carolbostridge@gmail.com

Rev. Georgina Stride

Rev. Georgina Stride

District Minister, South Eastern

Georgina is the Minister of Shoreditch Tabernacle Baptist Church in East London and is also the Chair of the Tower Hamlets Street Pastors. Married to Steve for over 38 years with 4 children & 6 beautiful grandchildren.

Phone:02077393076
Email:revstride@tabcentre.com

Rev. Steve Calder

Rev. Steve Calder

District Minister, South Eastern

Steve has been minister at Brandon Baptist Church (Camberwell) since 2007. He enjoys ministry in multicultural south London and is passionate about justice issues locally, campaigning for more affordable housing and a welcome for refugees.

Phone:07722192852
Email:stevecalder@hotmail.com

Rev. Martyn Travers

Rev. Martyn Travers

District Minister, South Eastern

Senior Minister of Orpington Baptist Church. Previously in Ministry at Ashley New Milton,Ipswich & Cambridge. Trained at Regent’s Park College.Married to Margaret with three grown up children.

Phone: +447891259195
Email: mptravers@aol.com

South Western

Rev. Keith Mitchell

Rev. Keith Mitchell

District Minister, South Western

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Rev. Richard Marzetti

Rev. Richard Marzetti

District Minister, South Western

Follower of Jesus since before I was an estate agent! Now Baptist minister since 2004, ten years in east London & now back across the water in SE London where I grew up. Married to Jennie, 2 kids, and I love soul music 🙂

Phone:02087610011
Email: richard@chatsworthbaptist.org.uk

Thames Valley

Rev. Gordon Hindmarch

Rev. Gordon Hindmarch

District Minister, Thames Valley

I am the Minister at Whitton Baptist Church and have been a District Minister since 2015. Previously I was a Regional Minister with the West of England Baptist Association where I specialised in the pastoral care of church leaders.

Phone:02088941562 Email:minister@whittonbaptist.org.uk

Rev. Ken Walker

Rev. Ken Walker

District Minister, Thames Valley

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East Surrey

Rev. Bill Mallory

Rev. Bill Mallory

District Minister, East Surrey

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Rev. Graham Woolgar

Rev. Graham Woolgar

District Minister, East Surrey

As a member of West Wickham & Shirley BC Graham was called to lead their outreach work on the Shrublands estate in  1981. This led to the planting of Shrublands Christian Fellowship in 1990, and Graham led the church until 2000. He was Regional Minister for East Surrey for one year, before leaving to work for a Christian Charity, Bridge Builders –(PTL UK)

Phone: 020 8407 0596
Email: grw.brbc@gmail.com

Central

Rev. Jem Sewell

Rev. Jem Sewell

District Minister, Central

I’m a husband, father, pastor, cyclist and sailor and I enjoy reading a bit too.

Phone: 02077276019
Email: jem@wpbc.co

Vacant

Vacant

District Minister, East Surrey

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