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Dawley Baptist Church
Please find below an introduction to our church leaders.
Rev. Ian Olliver (Minister)
Tom Bowring (Minister In Training)
Ian joined us in 2012 following 4 years study at college in Bristol.
Ian has been called by the church to oversee all aspects of church life. He loves getting alongside people and helping them to grow in faith. He is married to Clare and they have two children, Bethan and Stuart
Tom is currently training to be a minister within the Baptist Union of Great Britain. He is responsible for varying church activities and is learning what is involved with ministry while working with Ian and the Telford Christians Together partnership.
He is married to Jodi and has 4 children, Ffion, Emily, Lukas and Tobias.
Geoff Davenport (Secretary)
Ruth Baker (Treasurer)
Geoff’s post as church secretary is vital to the running of DBC. He takes responsibility for ensuring that the church members are involved in the decisions taken. He convenes and chairs meetings to ensure this happens.
Ruth looks after the finances of the church and keeps the team up to date with the latest best practise. Ruth also leads the team when it comes to employment of staff.
Lee Boddy (Deacon)
Jillian Harber (Deacon)
Lee helps organise various DBC activities. One of his roles is coordinating the worship group. This involves everything from organising the worship team rotas, to choosing the music and singing at the front of the church.
Jillian’s takes a particular interest in how DBC interacts with those around who are yet to know the church, and those who already enjoy being part of DBC.
Maureen Mortlock (Elder)
Criz Coz (Deacon)
Maureen currently serves at DBC as an Elder. She leads a house group, is part of the Pastoral Team and is part of our Bank Top Cafe management team. Maureen’s focus on the church’s prayer life ensures we are always trying to do things under God’s guidance.
Criz is the newest member of the leadership team. She is a proud mum of two beautiful girls and a keen drummer. Criz is also a leader at the Girls' Brigade group and is involved in other weekly events at DBC.
Roger Mortlock (Elder)
Mandy Grogan (Deacon)
After many years of being involved in Church Leadership, Roger now serves DBC as an Elder. He is also involved with the management of Bank Top Cafe and he ensures that all who come along have a friendly welcome..
Mandy is the newest member of the deaconate. She has two sons and is the leader the Girls' Brigade group at Dawley Baptist. Mandy is also on the cleaning staff and is a full time carer for her father. Mandy has a passion for helping the most vulnerable in our community and currently heads up our fair share and school meal program in co-operation with Dawley Town Council.
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