Paul has been the senior minister since 1993 and is responsible for leading the church forward in adventurous mission and compassionate ministry.
As part of his wider ministry, Paul is Chairman of Ministry Today, an interdenominational organisation, and General Editor of its journal. Paul is also a prolific author, having published many books and also has his own website that provides a searchable database of his written material.
Paul is married to Caroline, H.M. Coroner for the County of Essex and Thurrock, and also part-time president of Mental Health Review Tribunals. RThey have four grown-up children.
Tel. 01245 264163 ext 1
Leesa began her ministry with us in September 2010.
She came to us from Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church.
Her primary gifting and calling is in the areas of evangelism, ministry to young adults, leading worship and pastoral care.
Tel. 01245 264163 ext 2
Martin joined the team in October 2006. He was previously the Senior Outreach worker for a young persons drug and alcohol service. Martin is a JNC qualifed youth worker.
Martin is married to Carita, a primary school teacher, they have four children and a large dog!
Martin's work is focused on young people between the ages of 11 and 19. His main roles are overseeing and developing the work already happening, supporting and encouraging young people and leaders and developing a long term strategy to expand the range of the youth work.
Tel. 01245 264163 ext 3
Having left a career as a Forensic Accountant in order to test a call into ministry, Matt is our minister in training who will work at CBC 3 days a week whilst he trains for Baptist ministry at Spurgeons College. Matt works with the students and young adults within the church as well as gaining experience of the wider areas of ministry at CBC.
Tel. 07809 701724
Sue leads our children's ministry, prepares the programme and oversees Light Factory (Sunday school from 0-11 years). She also leads our very popular Holiday Club which runs on the first full week of the summer holidays.
Tel. 01245 264163 ext 6
Lesley works with our seniors ministry team who seek to meet the needs of the older people in our church and community.
Tel. 01245 264163 ext 9
Central Baptist Church Chelmsford is a community church which is open seven days a week. We are a Bible-believing Baptist church with a multicultural and all-age congregation.
You can find out more about us here.