As a church we are first and foremost a family, so please meet the leadership team below. Then please do connect, we’d love to get to know you and for you to get to know us. If you would like to find out what we stand for, you can read more about our values as a church and what Baptists believe.
Meet the team.
Peter den Haan minister
Peter and his family joined LSBC in Autumn 2020 after a circuitous and unexpected journey — yet the Lord has been faithful throughout. Ask him over a cup of coffee.
His wife Inger is an immigration lawyer. They have a son, Nathan; if you decide to brave our church you can’t miss him racing around in his wheelchair. Peter’s 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, his interests are preaching, prayer, biblical theology, Reformation thought, the Great Commission, apologetics and thinking clearly about faith, life, and the world. He also lectures for the King’s School of Theology (KST).
Simon Archer secretary
As well as being a follower of Jesus, Simon is also the husband of Emma, father of Jacob, Naomi & Kezia and, during the day, he has a secret life as an engineer and manager in the water industry.
Simon is an accidental Baptist who grew up in charismatic house churches. After wandering away from the Lord as a young adult, he was led to LSBC where he was baptised as a believer and became a member in 2010. At the moment he is particularly involved in leading a homegroup and in co-ordinating the various groups doing youth and children’s work. He is also treasurer for Thrive Youth Ministries.
Steve Morris treasurer
Steve focuses on the change aspects of church life. He is also 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 and reporting to the tax and charity authorities, to ensure that the church fulfils its legal responsibilities.
Having been brought up in a Christian home, he 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, he used to travel extensively for work. Now retired, he disappears frequently to visit children and friends in the UK and abroad.
Ruth Kelly pastoral
Ruth leads the pastoral care work of the church and is is also responsible for safeguarding within the church.
Ruth also preaches from time to time, giving the congregation the benefit of her encyclopaedic Bible knowledge and a lifetime of prayer and study.
Chris Harris-Dewey 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.
Mark Lunnon youth
Mark is an experienced youth leader, including years of Boy’s Brigade Company and Girls’ Association. 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
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.
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.
Kay Searle administrator
Kay works through all the correspondence, telephone calls, room bookings and preparing paperwork for services and meetings.
As we emerge from lockdown, the church office is open Tuesdays & Fridays 9am–12noon.