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.”
Robin Brenchley is our Minister-in-Training, who began his role in September 2016. He is now in his third and final year of training. Having been a deacon here at Sittingbourne Baptist Church since 1996 Robin is no stranger to church leadership.
Robin says, “For many years I have felt God’s call into full-time Baptist Ministry, and am delighted to have been commended by the church for training as a Minister. The training is quite intense and hard work at times, however I am thoroughly enjoying it. In September 2018 I am due to enter the process of being matched with a church, where I will go once I have completed my training. I am married to Marion and have two grown-up children Jennifer and Samuel. I spend my spare time visiting family and enjoy travelling and occasional trips to the cinema.”
You can contact Robin directly – firstname.lastname@example.org, however the majority of his time is spent away at college and he is usually only available during the evening and on Sundays.
Nathan Gordon is our full time Youth Pastor 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.”
You can contact Nathan directly- email@example.com
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. At 29 years of age I was a single parent when after responding to God’s call was born again. God has been so good to me and I am now the wife of Robin a Baptist Minister in Training we now have two children.
I have been working as the Office Manager for almost 21 years. I love my work and feel very privileged to have such a role in my church. My prayer is always that God will use what I do to further His Kingdom in some way. In my spare time I sing and play the guitar which I sometimes do as a part of the worship team .”
Contact Marion via the Church Office 9am-3pm Monday – Friday except Wednesday 6-9pm. Tel: 01795 420990 for any information regarding the church and any of the activities or events.