Minister and Team Leader
Rev Chris Hughes is our full time pastor who started with our church in Sept 2008. Chris says:
“I was born in Chester and after becoming a Christian at the age of 16 I soon felt God calling me to full time, local Church based ministry.
I trained in Cardiff, then spent 12 years planting a new Baptist Church in Caldicot, South Wales. From there I moved to Upminster Baptist Church where I was Senior Minister for 15 years, developing team ministry principles, before eventually moving to Sittingbourne.
My leisure time is spent cycling, caravanning and watching various sports. I am married to Ann, who is a nurse and who enjoys gardening and walking. We have two children, Sarah Joy, who is a midwife working in Basingstoke and who is married to Andrew, a haematologist working in Oxford. Mark, our youngest, is in full time employment teaching PE at a school in Essex. He is also a keen American football supporter
Nathan Gordon is our full time Youth Worker who started in April 2016. Nathan Says: “I was born in South East London where I spent 25 years living in Catford. After matriculating through primary and secondary education I pursued a career in Sport. Those plans where cut short as I soon felt God calling me to ministry.
I was privileged to commence preaching the Gospel at 17 and blessed to share the message of hope across the UK, Poland, Paris & Atlanta USA. In 2011, I Graduated from Harvest Bible College in Glasgow Scotland, I then moved back to London actively serving my local church in Youth, Sunday school, Prison & Music ministry before moving to Rochester.
In my spare time I love watching and playing Football, a proud supporter of Liverpool Football Club, And I also enjoy travelling.
Church Office Manager
Marion Brenchley is our permanent part time Church Office Manager who started in April 1997 .
“I was born locally, though spent most of my teenage years in South Africa, and my twenties in Brussels, Belgium. I became a Christian as I turned 30 and was a single parent with a beautiful daughter called Jenni. God has been so good to me and I am now the wife of Robin a Baptist Pastor and have a wonderful son, Sam.
I have been working as the Office Manager for almost 16 years now a position I love and feel very privileged to have. My prayer is always that God will use what I do to further His Kingdom in some way. In my spare time I play the guitar which I sometimes do as a part of the worship team .”
Contact Marion via the Church Office 9am-2pm Monday – Friday except Wednesday 6-9pm. Tel: 01795 420990 for any information regarding the church and any of the activities or events.