Martin Whaley

Senior Minister

Martin is married to Tracy and they have five children. Martin is originally from London and became a Christian while studying science at the University of Reading. After a number of years working in the National Health Service he answered a call to Church Ministry and trained at the London School of Theology in Northwood. He joined Wealdstone Baptist Church while studying and became Assistant Minister on graduation. He has been the Senior Minister since May 2009. He enjoys music, sport and the beautifully remote parts of the UK, having spent several years living on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.

To contact Martin directly please email: martin@w-b-c.org.uk

Chris Coyston

Children’s and Youth Pastor

Chris is coming to us all the way from sunny Deal in Kent. He is joined by his wife Sue, and 3 children Mikie, Zoe and Lilly. Before joining WBC he was the National Children’s Director for the Apostolic Church and worked as a signaller for Network Rail. At the end of 2016, he felt God calling him to full time ministry, and after a while of playing Jonah and hiding, he embraced the call at exactly the right time, as it was the same month WBC advertised for a full-time Children’s and Youth Pastor. He explains that two verses have followed him constantly through this time. One is Proverbs 3:5; ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths’ and the other is Joshua 1:5; there it says ‘I will never leave you.’ With those verses he is absolutely sure that if we trust in God, whatever He has for Chris, his family, and WBC it will be amazing and blessed.

To contact Chris directly please email: Chris@w-b-c.org.uk

Jane Zalwango

Elder
Jane became a Christian in a Pentecostal Church in Uganda when she was 16. Her first visit to WBC was in 2002. She had been looking for a church, and when she walked into WBC, God provided people and prayer groups that met her every need, and she has been coming regularly since then.
Jane joined the Pastoral Care Team in February 2013, and currently runs the Ladies House Group. She has also been involved in Toddlers and Messy Church, and helps to organise the Ladies’ Breakfasts. Prayer is very important to Jane, and she has always been part of this church’s prayer ministry. She is part of the preaching group, street evangelism group and is a mother three (now adult) children, Jane also works as an interpreter.
Jane supports some pastors in Uganda, and send clothes to Uganda to go to those who cannot afford to clothe themselves.

Tim Hainsworth

Elder
Tim and his family came to the church about 18 years ago mainly because it was so good for children and it was local. They have been involved in various parts of church life and Tim has served as both a Deacon and an Elder in the past. Tim loves variety and thinks things often go in seasons. Tim feels we are entering a new season as a church, of spiritual growth and harvest. This verse has been on his mind a lot recently. ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty’. (Zechariah 4:6) Tim longs to see us become more honest, more forgiving, more accountable, moving in the gifts of the Spirit, becoming more like Jesus and focused on Him.

Keith Smith

Elder

Keith joined our leadership team as an elder from January 2020.

Ian Webber

Treasurer
Ian has been at WBC through all of the 21st Century, and was first elected as a Deacon in 2006. In 2008 he was elected as Church Secretary but took a break from 2011-2012, returning to the leadership team in 2013. In 2017 he took over the role of Treasurer.
Ian manages a team of IT engineers at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.  Ian is the church’s link person for the Baptist Union and the Charity Commission, and helps with some of the technology and audiovisual support on a Sunday. Ian is married to Carolynne.
To contact Ian directly please email: ian@w-b-c.org.uk

Carolynne Webber

Deacon

Carolyne is married to Ian. She has lived in the area all her life, attending WBC from an early age. She is currently serving her second term as Deacon. Carolynne has a wonderful ministry working with children, especially through the Sunday School group. She is also a stalwart supporter of Messy Church, where she helps in the kitchen.

Lynn Twelvetrees

Deacon

Lynn, who is returning to leadership, is almost part of the furniture at WBC. She first came as an 8yr old to Girl’s Brigade, and after making a personal commitment to Christ, has served the church in a variety of ways. For over 40 years Lynn been involved in Youth and Children’s work and been part of the worship group. For nearly 30 years Lynn has also used her skills in Sign Language to serve members who are deaf and hard of hearing. Lynn can testify to the love and grace of our Heavenly Father through good times and more difficult ones. Lynn has 3 grown up children and is enjoying being Nanalynn to her first granddaughter.

Gene Smith

Deacon

Gene joined the leadership team as a deacon from January 2020.

Mauricio Lopez Aguirre

Deacon

Mauricio joined the leadership team as a deacon from January 2020.

Covid-19 WBC Notice - All church activities postponed until further notice. Please click here for more information.

Covid-19 Notice

Dear members and friends of Wealdstone Baptist Church,

Yesterday evening, the Leadership Team met to discuss our response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation. Following the statement by the Government on 17th March, and the advice of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all our church meetings for the present time. This includes Sunday Services, small groups, children and youth activities, Toddlers, CoffeePlus and prayer meetings. We hope and pray that this won’t last very long, but at the moment we cannot tell. We have not taken this lightly. Paul tells us in Romans 13:1 “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God”. We believe it is important to play our part with the rest of society in preventing the unnecessary spread of the coronavirus and to protect those who are most vulnerable in our church and community.

Whilst we are unable to meet physically, we will be doing whatever we can to stay in contact with our members in other ways while we go through this together. We are currently looking at broadcasting something on Sunday morning on the internet in place of the Service and will give more details once we have that arranged, along with any similar things mid-week. We aim to keep in regular contact with everyone via telephone, email and other means. The church staff (Ministers and Administrators) will be doing what work they can from home. Should you want to come to the office, please make an appointment via email (office@w-b-c.org.uk) or through the office phone number (020 8861 1972). The church answerphone will be checked regularly. We are aware that, at times like this, there may be a need in our community for some people to seek help or support from the church and we will be looking at how we might best do that.

Please keep safe. If you or anyone in your household shows any symptoms of having Coronavirus, please follow the newly issued Government guidelines and self-isolate for 14 days. Should you have cause to do this, we urge members of the church family to let us know, so that we can find ways of offering appropriate pastoral support. Remember, the government guidelines are not to stop us meeting, but to help protect the most vulnerable. We might think that we might be ill for a bit and then get over it but the greater concern is that we pass it on to someone, who is more at risk, and then develops a life-threatening health issue.

Lastly, please pray for our country, community and church. In such times of upheaval let’s remember that in Jesus “we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19).

We will continue to monitor the situation and issue further updates as the situation changes.

On behalf of the Leadership Team.