Led by Christ, Forward Together
Leadership in a Baptist Context
As Baptists we believe that all believers have access to God and have gifts to use in His Service, nevertheless certain individuals have been recognised as particularly blessed with gifts of Leadership
At LBC we believe both men and women can serve as Elders, and they carry responsibility for the spiritual welfare of the Church. Every member has responsibility in this, but the Elders are recognised and affirmed by the local congregation as having been chosen by God to oversee and lead the church.
Rev. Amie Aitken
We are delighted to have Amie as our Pastor serving alongside the other Elders, she is currently leading us through Vision Planning.
Margaret primarily looks after the Pastoral Care of the Fellowship.
Jim heads up the Preaching team and the Building Project Funding Team.
Alan is Chair of the Trustees and is responsible for Governance. He also serves on the tech team.
Our Deacons are elected from within the congregation to serve in a range of crucial roles within the church – dealing with money, distributing practical resources, managing property, social events, administration, youth and children's work, coordinating housegroups, evangelism, world mission and more. Our Deacons work closely with the Elders and other members of the church to help make things run smoothly. Two key Deacon roles are those of Church Secretary (responsible for the administration of the Church) and Church Treasurer (responsible for the finances of the Church).
Kathleen is our Church Secretary. She is responsible for the administration of the Church and communication with external bodies.
Carol is our Church Treasurer and oversees the finances of the Church. She is also involved with Community Lunches and the Building Project Team.
Evelyn looks after our Housegroups programme and also oversees the Toddlers group that meets on a Monday and a Friday.
Rona is the Property Deacon. In this role she spends a lot of time liasing with utility companies, vendors and tradesmen to ensure the Church Building is well maintained as well as carrying out some of the smaller tasks herself, often with the help of her husband George.
Evelyn recently stepped down as Treasurer and will soon be starting a new role within the team.
Christine leads our community Lunches programme and serves as Missionary secretary, liaising with our missionaries overseas.
Trish is our Safeguarding Officer and the contact for any concerns over vulnerable people.
Fraser heads up our Children's and Youth programme and serves on the tech team.
Certain other people at LBC have significant roles but are not currently part of the formal leadership team.
Ross heads up the Worship Team and is a gifted musician.