Emmanuel Baptist Church

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Who does what at Emmanuel?

Church Minister

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Reverend Charles Blizzard

Charles oversees the running of the entire Church, with particular focus on pastoral care and Biblical teaching. Charles also acts as the main Church ambassador within the wider community and local Church network.

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Nigel Bird

Nigel had many years’ experience as a youth leader. He now takes a special interest in the church’s small groups programme.

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Chris Tumbridge

Chris, an exceptionally gifted musician, has many years experience as a worship leader with a special interest in the spiritual development and growth of the church family.

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Steve Murray

Steve, a rugby loving Kiwi, has a special interest in evangelism having served in the leadership of several churches in New Zealand.

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Rick Cookman (Property Deacon)

Rick is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the church building. He is also our IT specialist.

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Nathan Offord

Nathan is a Deacon without portfolio who has a wide brief, often working alongside Rick Cookman.

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Alison Hodges (Pastoral)

Alison heads up the church’s pastoral team. Her role as Co-ordinator is to oversee the individual pastoral workers. The aim is to provide temporary (or ongoing) support and care, to those within the fellowship of the church who have particuler needs.

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Alison Plummer

Alison has taken on the new role of Worship and Creative Arts Co-ordinator. She is responsible for bringing into our worship: drama, dance and all the creative arts.

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Anna Tabori

Anna is a Deacon without portfolio whose skills regularly include prayerfully leading praise and worship

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Emma Munden (Children)

Emma’s role is to oversee the children’s ministry at Emmanuel. Working closely with our Sunday School leader, Jo Koopmans, and a large team of willing volunteers.

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Jeffrey Mount (Treasurer)

Jeff is responsible for the administration of Emmanuel’s day-to-day finances.

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Office Administrator

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Sue Misselbrook

Sue is responsible for the running of the Church’s office and its day-to-day administration.


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Church Caretaker

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Daniel Cummings

is on site every day of the week, except Sundays. Daniel is responsible for the Church’s interior upkeep and cleaning.

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The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
Genesis 2:15