Phil, his wife Kate and their son Daniel joined the Church in October 2009. Since then their family has grown with the arrival of twins Rachel & Anna in September 2011, and Sophie in March 2013. Sophie went to be with Jesus on May 5th 2013. Most recently Nathanael was born in April 2014.
From 2007-2009 Phil studied at the London Theological Seminary. Before that he spent two years working as assistant pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Michigan, USA where he learnt a lot from Pastor Robert Dickie.
Phil and his family love living in Gloucester and feel very glad to be a part of the Trinity Baptist Church family. Phil enjoys watching sport, running (occasionally!), playing golf and badminton with Kate and reading. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Mission Fellowship and a governor at Calton Primary School.
Matt was born and brought up in Gloucester and became a Christian when he was 9 years old. He studied at ‘Wales Evangelical School of Theology’ before moving to the Philippines in 2003.
For the first few years there Matt worked with a church in the heart of Metro Manila and was part of a team working with the many homeless people in the area.
He then moved outside of Manila to work with a church in San Pedro helping with preaching, teaching and training. There were also lots of opportunities to speak at seminars, conferences and Bible colleges in different parts of the Philippines.
Matt came back to England in 2014 and began working with Trinity Baptist Church in Jan 2015. He is enjoying being back in Gloucester but will enjoy it a lot more when the football team can finally return home to play in the city.
John hails from Watford in Hertfordshire and spent 9 years working in engineering consultancy. In 2008 he emigrated to Australia and shortly afterwards hopped over the Tasman Sea to live in New Zealand. In 2011 he married Lisa – a fellow British expat – and Chloe was born in 2013. In 2015 the family moved back to the UK and John began theological training at the London Seminary.
In 2017 John completed his studies at the seminary and two weeks later Bethany was born. A month later the family moved to Gloucester and John took up the position of Trainee Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church. John and Lisa are very excited to be a part of the family at Trinity and being involved in the ministry of the church. John enjoys playing the piano (especially when there are others around to sing or play along with other instruments), cooking and walking.