Our Leadership Team

Serving to Lead

The Leadership Team at Andover Baptist Church is made-up of men and women who are passionate about serving the church in different areas. Each leader oversees an area in the life of the church, and collectively are accountable to the church meeting. The Leadership team also make up the Trustees of ABC as a registered charity.

The current team is made up of:

  • Senior Minister (Chris Porter)
  • Associate Minister (Rob Hadfield)
  • Elder (Martin Whitby)
  • David Pressey: Finance
  • Jane Biddlecombe: Church Secretary
  • Chris Pugh: Facilities
  • Ian Burnham: Small Groups
  • Ivan Strydom: Chlidren & Youth
  • Marie Wilds: Church Life Director
  • Kathleen Weyers: Human Resources

Our Elders

Alongside our Ministers Chris Porter and Rob Hadfield, we have another elder Martin Whitby. The elders are primarily responsible for the spiritual oversight of the life of ABC, providing vision and strategic input, pastoral care, spending time in prayer, and teaching.

We are still looking for others to join the team, so if you would like to nominate someone you think would make a good elder, please get in touch with the church office!