Our Minister

Phil, Grant and Clare make up our Ministry Team. They work alongside our support staff, and our Trustees.

Phil Marsden Team Leader

Phil received his call to full-time ministry as a child and since the age of 19 has served with Youth For Christ, the Baptist Missionary Society and several large churches before taking up his present role as Ministry Team Leader at Central Baptist Church. Phil’s a visionary leader with a heart to share the good news of Jesus and to see the church grow.

Grant Hopkins Associate Minister

Grant recently joined us from South Africa. A Pastor for over 30 years, he is primarily responsible for supporting and multiplying our connect groups. With a background in Youth with a Mission (YWAM) and Community Development, he has a heart to see Central grow as a disciple making community, that increasingly impacts the world its members find themselves in.

Clare Hogg Minister-in-training

Clare is our minister-in-training and is currently studying part-time at Spurgeon’s. She is involved in all aspects of our ministry, with her predominant focus being on pastoral care. She has a particular heart to see people grow in their understanding of who they are in Jesus. She is married to Ian and has three teenage boys.