Senior Minister: Rev. Ian Smith..
Ian was a broker in the City for 17 years (two in New York) when he felt called to train for ministry in 2001. Graduating from Spurgeon’s College with merit, Ian was ordained in 2005.
Ian led Christ Church in Stock, Essex, for nine years, four of which were a bi-vocational ministry while broking again. Ian and Andrea enjoyed seeing significant growth in that time with many baptisms and increase in church membership.
In 2014 Ian stepped down from the leadership at Christ Church because he felt a change coming. That change was Billericay Baptist Church and Ian was inducted as Senior Minister in February 2016.
Ian is married to Andrea and has two children, Kayleigh and Harry, and enjoys golf, cycling and West Ham!!
Minister (in Training): Tom Madders..
Tom will be joining us in October 2016.
There will be an induction service on Sunday 30 October..
Associate Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Ian Moore..
My sheltered life in Essex changed radically when I found a living faith in Jesus Christ.
Having a young family, I gave up a secure job to become a pastor in a small village church Ingatestone.
Through a series of amazing opportunities, doors opened to go to India and Africa, work among gypsies and in prisons. This was far outside my comfort zone and ability, but through it God has done great things.
Any attempt to retire has failed dismally - I have found that God operates in a realm beyond our own capacity. All very humbling but so amazing!
Youthwork Director: Gary Bott
Gary is married to Katie and they have 3 lively boys!
Gary oversees our childrens and youth work and is passionate about seeing them discipled into an active relationship with Jesus Christ. He enjoys working with young people and being able to help them through lifes struggles. He also enjoys networking with other youth leaders and discovering new ways God is interacting with them.
Gary recently received an MA in missional leadership and is committed to seeing the church engage with the community. He has a love/hate relationship with Tottenham Hotspur and loves watching truck racing. In his spare time he can be found chilling with a cup of tea amongst the chickens he and Katie care for on their 'Funky Chicken Farm'.
Follow Gary on Twitter - @RevBott
Children's Worker (in Training): Charlotte Dove
I’ve been a part of Billericay Baptist Church for a long time now: probably about eighteen years - with a brief three year hiatus when I went to university. I was blessed to go through the children’s work here, so I know how great it is!
I was a young leader in GB before I went to university, and since I’ve been back, I’ve been a part of the team for Kingdom Kids and Girl’s Brigade. I’ve also had the awesome privilege of running Tuesday Club at Sunnymede for the last year.
Children’s work is the thing in my life which brings me the most joy: I’ve never had a day so bad that an evening of craft and bible stories with a great group of children couldn’t bring a huge smile to my face. Doing life alongside kids, and speaking The Word to them, is the most rewarding thing - and I believe that it’s a God-given passion...
Church Administrator: Sara Hancox
Church Secretary: John Powell
Kevin has particular responsibility for Discipleship
Bernard has particular responsibility for Pastoral Care
Nick has particular responsibility for the Sunnymede congregation