Leadership team

Rev. Gary Benfold

Pastor for Preaching and Teaching

Gary Benfold
Gary Benfold

Gary has been minister at Moordown since 1997 after spending seventeen years pastoring a church in Buckinghamshire. He has a passion for explaining the Bible and its relevance to believers and unbelievers alike and tries to do so in a clear and jargon-free manner. He says ‘I know that Jesus Christ is Lord of the universe and answers the deepest needs of people’s hearts and souls. We all need forgiveness, acceptance and certainty; only Jesus truly gives those things.’

Rev. Richard Baxter

Assistant Pastor

Richard and family
Richard and family

Richard began working as assistant pastor at Moordown in August 2015, where he has a particular responsibility for the youth and children’s work. He trained for pastoral ministry in rainy South Wales before making the move with his wife and two young children to sunny Bournemouth. He is excited to see the message of the good news of Jesus Christ at work in Bournemouth transforming the lives of all kinds of people, of all ages.

Elders and Deacons

Elders

  • Phil Downes
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Steve Morris (Treasurer)

Deacons

  • David Coombes
  • Ray Heal
  • Alan Hill
  • Neil Manning
  • Stephen Coombes
  • Wayne Rowley
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