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 - Updated on the 27th of June - All church activities postponed until further notice. Please click here for more information.

Covid-19 Notice

Last Updated on 27/06/20

Following the Government’s statement on Tuesday this week that churches can begin to have services again, I am sure you are wondering what that means for Wealdstone Baptist Church!

The reality at the moment is that we do not yet know.

As I write this (Thursday evening), The Government have not yet published the details. Usually, these appear on the Government website a few days after a briefing is given. So, what do we know? It seems that churches will be able to hold services from 4th July, but with restricted numbers and no singing. The view is that singing puts more virus particles into the atmosphere than just talking. The Leadership met and discussed this on Zoom earlier in the week.

We will wait for the published document before making a firm plan but if we are not allowed to sing, there seems to be little advantage to rush to change from what we are doing at present on a Sunday morning with the online service. However, we are looking at restarting some other meetings in the church building such as the War Room on the week starting 6th July. We are also looking at options for streaming services live from the church building and may be testing these soon, possibly on a Sunday evening or mid-week. At the same time we have begun a risk assessment to look at all the implications of opening the building for meetings under social distancing guidelines.

The Government document should be published soon, along with advice from the Baptist Union. We will then hopefully be able to give more information about how we will be moving forwards with re-opening the building next week.

Martin

We are still running various Zoom Meetings with most of the church activities. Please read news and notes for more information.

We are also continuing to post the services at our dedicated youtube channel and on the website home page – More details below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2B2efailBJws28NXbOsElw