Elders

 

  George Hawkins

George Hawkins is our Senior Minister and one of our staff elders. Having previously studied in Nottingham, he moved to Southampton to work as an actuary. Whilst there he met his wife Ele and they have two children.  After a period of study at seminary in the US, George joined us in Summer 2012.

  Dave Bish

Dave Bish is our Associate Minister and one of our staff elders. He is a runner, cook and amateur creative. He’s married to Em and they have three boys. Dave joined us in Summer 2016 having previously worked for a church in Exeter, and for many years with UCCF across the South of England.

  Stephen Baraniak

Steve is one of assistant ministers and leads the Rylands congregation. He is married to Katie and has two children. Steve has been part of Beeston Free since 1990 and a member since 1997.  He enjoys playing and watching rugby, reading books and watching ‘bad’ TV soaps.  Steve is praying God’s living and active word would transform Beeston Free Church into a community that rests in, enjoys and declares the grace and kindness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

John Goodwin

John is one of our assistant ministers and is responsible for our international work and work with teenagers

 

Dave Gilkerson

Dave is married to Rachel and they have 3 children.  He is part of the leadership team for the Rylands Community Church (a congregation of Beeston Free Church) as well as the main Beeston Free leadership.  He works as the Head of Teaching and Learning for TLG a Christian education charity who have several small schools around the country that work with excluded and difficult to reach teenagers.  Dave has been a member of Beeston Free Church since 1992 and has enjoyed being part of the youth work and home group leading.

  Stuart Barlow

Stuart is married to Sue and they have been members at Beeston Free since 1987. They live in Wollaton and have two married children and six grandchildren. They lead a church homegroup. Stuart is a retired a solicitor and chairs the Church Trustees and the Church members meeting

  Steve Cragg

Steve is married to Gillian and they have 4 children. They have been members at Beeston Free since 2001 and are involved in the children’s work and lead a homegroup. Steve works as an Electrical Design Engineer for a building services consultancy in Nottingham.

  Neil Johnson

Neil is married to Hannah and has one daughter.  He is part of the leadership team for the Rylands Community Church (a congregation of Beeston Free Church) as well as the main Beeston Free leadership.

  Jonathan Chambers

Jon has been a member at Beeston Free for a number of years and currently leads a homegroup. Jon is married to Hannah and they have four children.  Jon chairs the Employment and Audit committee.

  Rob Goodwin

 

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