Interim Minister – Andy West
Andy joins us on a temporary basis to help and encourage the staff team and serve the trustees during a period of interregnum. He has been a Baptist minister for 20 years and is involved in church planting north of Doncaster. He is married to Tracy and they have 3 grown up children. He loves cycling, riding his motorbike and walking their dog. He also runs his own business.
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Eph : 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
We want to keep you up-to-date with information and updates about Coronavirus from both the BUGB and professional opinion so that we can take appropriate action.
|In light of the introduction of national lockdown in England from 5 January and the ongoing ‘alert level 4’ introduced across Wales on 20 December, the BUGB strongly encourages churches not to open their buildings for in-person meetings if at all possible.
The BUGB recognise that both the UK and Welsh Government guidelines allow churches to remain open during this period. However, given the significant increase in numbers of Covid-19 infections and pressure on the NHS, they advise churches to stand with the wider community in making every effort to limit the spread of the virus.
They will still support churches as they open their buildings to provide vital services to the local community, such as food banks, as has been the case throughout the pandemic.
They understand that geographical contexts differ across both England and Wales and are aware that the decision lies with the local church. Nonetheless they are also mindful of the pressure church leaders are under and the greater risk taken by all those involved in hosting open buildings for whom the BUGB have a duty of care.
This is a changing situation and the BUGB very much hope this will be their advice for only a short period.
The BUGB along with all at CRBC stand together in the hope we have in Christ and we are praying for all at this difficult time.
Our current advice can be found on the BUGB website essential guidance page.
is a very insightful piece from a practicing Christian who is also a virologist and looks at a few reasons as to why it is safer for the church to remain closed for the foreseeable.
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Meghan joins us as part-time Associate Minister, alongside her PhD studies. As well as studying, she is doing some teaching in ethics for Northern Baptist College, Manchester.
She was previously Associate minister at Dronfield Baptist Church, and an intern minister Freemason Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia. She was educated and trained for ministry at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia.
Meghan is married to Ryan and the mother of two wiggly boys, Tommy and Samuel. As a native of Texas who has only lived in England since Fall (editorial translation: Autumn!) 2015, she enjoys spending her spare time with all three of her boys exploring the local sites and taking in northern England’s culture, history, and way of life.
Contact Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mohsen Dehghan is our Farsi Project Worker.
Originally from Iran, Mohsen has been at CRB since February 2016. His responsibility is to coordinate and support the ministry that happens with Farsi speakers and others from the Middle East region.
He became a Christian in 2015 and enjoys sharing his faith, and encouraging others in city centre evangelism. Mohsen is currently studying for a degree in missional theology at ForMission College, Leeds.
He is a passionate football supporter – of a red team on the other side of the pennines, and is a creative chef in his spare time.
Contact Mohsen at Mohsen@crbchurch.org.uk
Lizzy Levy MA RCA, is our Church administrator working; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with us here at CRBC. She also tutors with the UCA, Creative Arts & Fine Art Textiles Degree courses. Lizzy is passionate about art, her family and walks with her scruffy terrier. Her family joined the Church over ten years ago. She has three adult children Tamar, Joshua & Miriam, David her husband works for the Home Office, with the Windrush Taskforce.
Originally from Ghana, John was previously the pastor of the Berean Baptist Temple, and a minister-in-training at CRB, whilst studying at St Hild Theological Centre, in Sheffield. He has experience in Church planting as presiding elder with the Church of Pentecost.
John is working part time helping to coordinate cross-cultural relationships in the Church and integrate new members.
Contact John at email@example.com