North Springfield Baptist Church
People Meeting God
Just off Havengore, off Pump Lane,
Chelmsford CM1 6JP
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Our Minister is Rev Peter Thomas
Peter has been a Baptist minister for 32 years. He first studied science at Trinity Hall Cambridge and took the Charles Fox Prize for the PGCE there before teaching chemistry and computer studies for five years at Watford Grammar School.
Peter trained in Theology (BA 1985, MA 1995) at London Bible College (now London School of Theology) and became Associate Minister of Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church in 1986.
Whilst minister of Borehamwood Baptist Church from 1991 to 1999 they also established a new church, "Elstree Free Church - a different kind of church". From 1999 Peter was minister of Brentwood Baptist Church and also served for six years as Moderator and then three years as Secretary of Churches Together in Brentwood.
In October 2010 Peter became minister of North Springfield Baptist Church. Since 2012 he has served on the Council of the Eastern Baptist Association where he is Task Group Leader for Finance and Administration while also retaining an interest in Mission Consultancies. He serves on the EBA Home Mission Grants Committee which directs the support for almost 20 small churches and special mission projects.
Peter is also a Director and Treasurer of The College of Baptist Ministers.
Peter is married to Ruth who is Director of Teaching and Learning for the Hearts Academy Trust. Their children are Lizzie (married to Giles with their granddaughter Ellie), Susie and David. To relax Peter plays piano and guitar and does all kinds of things with computers and they are kept young by a black spaniel called Poppy and by her golden daughter Sophie.
Peter has written two books which are described at http://pbthomas.com/books.html.
Making Disciples One-to-One - Resources for Christian Growth
ISBN: 9781844265411 Order direct from the publisher for £8 + P&P
Prepared To Give An Answer 2016
By preparing ourselves to give an answer, every Christian can be more confident, wise, bold and effective in talking about Jesus.
ISBN: 9781784563790 Order direct from the publisher for £7 + P&P
In 2018 Peter completed the task of compiling and publishing the eight legacy volumes of the professional journal Ministry Today UK 1994-2018.
The church is led by our Church Secretary Tricia Page and our Treasurer Rebekah Owens. Our Deacons are John Morris, Lynette Malianga and Chris Giffin.