Meet the Team

Peter den Haan – Minister

My family and I were called to Leamington Spa Baptist in Autumn 2020 after the initial preach with a view fell victim to the Covid-19 lockdown — but the Lord has been faithful in our remarkable journey throughout. Ask me over a cup of coffee.

My wonderful wife Inger is an immigration lawyer. We have a son, Nathan; if you decide to brave our church you can't miss him racing around in his wheelchair. My heart is to love, to be loved, to open up the good news and see it connect deeply with people’s lives in the power of the Spirit. Theologically, my interests are preaching, prayer, biblical theology, Reformation thought, the Great Commission, apologetics and thinking clearly about faith, life, and the world. I also teach for the King’s School of Theology (KST).

In a previous life, I worked for the Church of England. Before that I used to develop software for a living, and in yet another life, I was a theoretical physicist with a doctorate from the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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Simon Archer – Church Secretary 

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 until recently was the Chair of  Trustees for Little Stars Christian Preschool, which has grown from LSBC and continues to use our building.

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Steve Morris – Church Treasurer

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

Ruth leads the pastoral care work of the church and is 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

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.


 

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 – Church Fabric

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, with 24hr answerphone. (Office is currently closed due to COVID restrictions)

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Frank Walker 
Caretaker

Frank has a range of responsibilities including caring for our building, preparing for many services, events and activities and always being ready to welcome people into the building.

 

 


 

 

Contact us by Telephone 01926 336650 or email