Mission partners

Our mission is to tell others about Jesus Christ through our words and actions. Read about our friends and mission partners who are serving God at home or abroad, and remember to pray regularly for them.

As a church we support a number of missions and mission partners from our budget and in prayer. You can find more information about each of them through the links below. In addition, paper copies of news and prayer letters are made available in the church entrance.

BMS Home Mission

The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is the association of Baptist Churches in England and Wales. The Home Mission department helps local churches through practical, legal and financial support.


Find out more about Home Mission on the BUGB website

Sue Steer at Lubbesthorpe

Sue Steer

Rev Sue Steer is part of the Leicestershire Churches Together Pioneer Team and is the Pioneer Community Worker at the Lubbesthorpe housing development.

Find out more on the Lubbesthorpe Alive website.

BMS World Mission

BMS World Mission is a Christian charity that works in 35 countries on four continents, and is primarily involved in church planting, development, disaster relief, education, health, and media advocacy.

We act as a mission support partner for BMS World Mission workers.


Tom and Melanie Spears in Chad

Melanie and Tom began serving in Chad in January 2020. Having worked as a GP in the UK, Tom is working as a doctor in the BMS-supported Guinebor II hospital, and holds a significant role within the leadership team of the hospital. As well as looking after their children, Melanie is working to address common issues such as child malnutrition and maternal health. Mel and Tom have two daughters, Maisie and Rosa, who go to an international school in N'djamena in Chad.

Other Mission Partners

Bruce and Louise Nadin in South Africa

Bruce and Louise Nadin

Bruce works in sports chaplaincy with Sports Chaplaincy South Africa and Louise works at The Beautiful Gate and at Baphumelele Children's Home. Bruce is one of the leaders at Capricorn Community Church, Cape Town.

Their daughter, Grace, is in her honours year at Cape Town University.

Watch this interview on YouTube with the Nadins on how Covid-19 has affected South Africa and their own work and community.

Video interview

Clive Jarvis at the Uganda Baptist Seminary

Clive Jarvis

Clive, one of our members, is the former Deputy Principal at the Baptist Seminary in Uganda, and spends part of each year lecturing there.

Tom and Nerys King in Thailand

Tom and Nerys King

Tom (son of our member Jon and wife Michelle) and his wife Nerys work in Thailand with United For Mission. Nerys is a trauma counsellor and pastoral worker, and Tom teaches parenting and healthcare skills at the Tamar Centre, which helps women leaving prostitution to recover and train for other work.

To receive their prayer letters, please speak to Jon and Michelle King or Judy Hewerdine.

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty is a Christian charitable company in the United Kingdom founded in Bradford, West Yorkshire by John Kirkby in 1996. It is a national organisation specialising in debt counselling for people in financial difficulty, including those in need of bankruptcy or insolvency. It also provides Job Clubs for those seeking employment, Life Skills groups helping people with practical skills to survive on a low income and Fresh Start Courses for people looking to overcome addictions. 



Tearfund is a relief and development agency and is a member of the Disasters and Emergencies Committee (DEC). Tearfund works to defeat disease, resolve economic injustice, restore the environment, tackle disasters and improve basic services.

We support Tearfund by responding to their emergency appeals and by participating in the Tearfund Big Quiz.

Other missions we support in prayer

Tek Ura, Tirana, Albania

Annie and Dan Dupree lead ‘Tek Ura’ (‘at the bridge’) a BMS supported Albanian charity working with some of the poorest and most marginalised people in Europe. Their vision is to provide a place for local people to meet and experience God and to empower them to help one another. Since 2016 they have established an inclusive community centre, a service provider of health, education and welfare support and a Christian faith community made up of a network of groups. tekura.org

Vicki and Ashley Townsend

Vicki and Ashley Townsend

Vicki is a former member of WBC. Vicki and Ashley completed their studies at All Nations Christian College in 2019. They are seeking God’s direction for their future sphere of service.

Vicki is developing the theatre company Endeavour 831 which aims to highlight the issue of gender-based religious persecution. She also works in engagement support at All Nations. Ashley is the maintenance officer at All Nations.

Arab World Ministries (AWM)

One of our members, Philippe Ndabananiye, works for AWM in Loughborough. To receive their magazine visit the AWM website.

The Gideons International

One of our members, Jack Liquorish, works for Gideons at Lutterworth. For more information visit the Gideons website.

Jesus said "I have come that they have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10

Page last updated: 26 April 2021