We are a group of people joined together by a shared faith in God and commitment to live our lives alongside one another.
As a church we engage in a number of activities; from meeting together for times of worship, to hosting groups such as Sprouts toddlers and our Brigades.
At its core, church is about building relationship with God and with each other – we would love to welcome you and get to know you more.
The Baptist way of being the church is living together in community. The church is not so much a particular place or building, but rather a family of believers, committed to Christ, to one another and to the service of God in the world. In this Baptist family everybody is equal, for everybody has a part to play in the service of God. There is no hierarchy of bishops or priests exercising authority over their members. Equality of status, however, does not mean that all have the same role and each local Baptist church appoints its own leaders – or ministers – to have particular responsibility over preaching, teaching and pastoral care. Working alongside the minister are also deacons, who together with the minister form the leadership team of the local church.
Each Baptist church is independent and we are, therefore, self-governing and self-supporting, with the church members providing the time, talents and financial resources to enable all that we do. Despite this independence, Baptists have always believed in associating with one another – and so we come together in regional, national and international spheres to promote and support Baptists everywhere. We also join in with churches from a whole range of backgrounds and affiliations through the local churches together network.
I joined the church in September 2021 having previously been in ministry in Barrow upon Soar in Leicestershire. I grew up in an independent, pentecostal church and attended Mattersey Hall Bible College for my initial theological training.
Since then I have managed a city centre foodbank, helped with a new church plant in Scunthorpe and completed a Masters in Theological & Practical Ministry through Cranmer Hall, Durham. I then entered Baptist ministry, becoming the third generation to do so after my Grandfather and Uncle!
My passion is to see the church live out life under Christ together; supporting, encouraging & challenging one another, and together reaching out with Gods love in word and deed.
Deacon & Church Secretary
Deacon & Treasurer
Bilston Baptist church was first formed in 1800 making us over 220 years old!
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