As seen on
our History page the Baptist fellowship in Mountsorrel has often been
in the situation where it has had no pastor of it's own, frequently
sharing with other fellowships and having been blessed by people who
were prepared to lead us employed on a part-time level. The most
consistent time of leadership was under Pastor Steven Cooper who only
retired in 2010 after 30 faithful years of service! Following his
retirement, Pastor Keith Munroe worked with us for 4 years, moving on
2019 we have been in the position for the first time of employing our
very first full time pastor.
was born in 1956 in Perivale, Middlesex. The family moved to Morden,
South West London in 1958 where he lived until 1986.
attended Morden Park Baptist Church especially involved in the Boys
Brigade. He became a committed Christian as a teenager and started
developing as a speaker soon afterwards. He is keen on most sports,
especially middle and long distance running in which he represented
his county at Youth, Junior and senior level. He still runs everyday.
trained as a teacher working in Inner London and at Worcester College
For The Blind. For many years he coached school football teams as
teacher and latterly as a parent.
a call to ministry he trained at Spurgeons College where he met his
wife Marianne who is also an ordained Baptist Minister. For many
years she has worked at Warwickshire College with students with
barriers to learning. They adopted a severely disabled little girl
from Romania, Nicoleta and were later blessed with the birth of
Charys, Megan and Joshua. Nicoleta sadly died in 2000.
was ordained in 1986 and has served as a Baptist Minister at Weston
Super Mare, Worthing, Rugby and Leamington Spa. Anthony accepted a
call to become the pastor at Mountsorrel in January 2019, he and
Marianne have moved into the village where they continue to serve
both the Church and the community.
secretary and first point of contact
all things to do with the church building and maintenance
member, joint team leader of Kidz Klub
bulletin and web-site
Heads up the
Singing Lunch and Food Project Volunteer
leader of Kidz Klub Food Project Volunteer