I've been a Christian for over 40 years and have been in Leadership for over half that time in previous churches. I started coming to Loughton Baptist with my wife Amanda a few years ago.. We immediately felt welcomed and became part of the family in no time. We felt the Lord had a purpose for us here. I can turn my hand to most things and on Sundays can usually be found at the back of the church operating the audio visual equipment.
I also serve the wider Baptist community by serving on the Finance Committee of the London Baptist Association.
When I have some spare time I can be found on or behind the stage of a local theatre company which definitely puts the Am in Amateur Dramatics.
I am single and now retired. My professional
background was working with children, young people and their families in a
number of settings.
I have been a Christian for over 50 years. I
have been at Loughton Baptist Church for over 3 years now where I was
recently elected as a deacon. I am the designated person for Safeguarding
and am also a trustee for Little Treasures, our church preschool.
I have a passion for outreach; to share the
love of Jesus within the local community. I am also responsible for the
ministry to children so, if you are a younger visitor to Loughton Baptist
Church, you will find a warm welcome in our children’s church.
Rev. Dr. Alan Beavis
I grew up locally and attended the former Buckhurst Hill
County High School before training in medicine at the London (now Royal London)
hospital, graduating and then becoming a Member of the Royal College of
Physicians. I worked for many years in the NHS, both in hospital medicine and
as a GP.
For 22+ years, I was the pastor of Totteridge Road Baptist
Church in Enfield, from where I retired in 2016. During my tenure I led the
church with a strong commitment towards multicultural ministry, and also
developed overseas links in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Malawi’. I chair the
Friends of the Theological College of Zimbabwe (UK) group, as well as being on
the board of the college. I travel regularly and speak at conferences and
colleges, including the annual Assembly of the Baptist Union of Zimbabwe.
In the UK I served for 5 years as chair of governors of 2
primary academies in Enfield. I support the wider Baptist fellowship,
serving two terms as a director of the London Baptist Association and was the
first chairperson of Ascension Trust, the organisation behind “Street Pastors”.
I returned to the LBA board in 2016, and am currently involved with the Mission
Partnership Funding and Ministerial Recognition Committees. Since
retirement from full-time ministry, I have moderated several churches
undergoing Pastoral Transition and currently am a mentor to newly accredited
Hobbies, time permitting, include photography, theatre, travel and supporting
Chelsea Football Club!
Originally from Kenya, I came to UK in 1967. It was through
university christian union that I became Christian. Having qualified in
biomedical sciences, I pursued a career in NHS haematology laboratories. I have
been a Christian for nearly fifty years and have been privileged to learn and
grow in Christian faith and help within church life, though with many failings
along the way. Married to Lynda, we have two children.
Following retirement, we moved to Loughton in 2016 to be
nearer our family and also to be at hand to look after our two grandchildren. I
enjoy playing badminton and I volunteer at a local community garden project that
primarily brings people together in a supportive and safe outdoor space to grow
fruit and vegetables.