Who are our leaders?
Joshua Booth (Pastor) and Melissa Booth
Pastor Joshua Booth began serving in church ministry as a teenager, and later as assistant to the Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church, Florida. He and his wife Melissa obeyed the call of God to come to the UK to help build and strengthen churches, and he has now taken the role of Pastor at Congleton Baptist Church. Joshua remains committed to the plain, straightforward teaching of God's Word. Melissa takes a leading role in the organisation and delivery of children's ministries.
Peter Davison (Deacon) and Angela Davison (Treasurer)
Peter is a retired teacher, having taught Biology at High School, then IT at college. He plays guitar and keyboard at church, and enjoys gardening, walking, music, and tinkering with IT. He lives in Congleton with his wife, Angela, and their dog. Angela is a retired social worker and social housing manager, and has also worked in the voluntary sector. She lists among her hobbies bird-watching and walking her dog.
Phil Shenton (Co-Treasurer)
Phil is a retired fitter of spectacles, and takes an active role in the church. He is a worship leader, and is also very involved in children's ministries. He is very interested in work with older members, and regularly leads a worship service in a local care home.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for faith and practice.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of Mary, a virgin, that He is both the Son of God and God the Son; that His life was sinless; that He died for us; arose from the dead the third day and has ascended into Heaven.
We believe that man was created in the image of God in keeping with the Genesis account; that he sinned and incurred not only physical death; but also spiritual death which is separation from God.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith without works of any kind.
We believe in the eternal existence of the soul, that at death the soul of the believer goes to heaven and the soul of the unbeliever goes to hell into eternal torment.
We believe in the second coming of Christ, that His coming will be bodily and imminent; that He will first gather out of the world those who believe on Him and that He will later physically return to the earth to rule and reign as King for one thousand years.