Publication1   Amanda James - Senior Minister
   I was born in London and grew up in a medical family - both my
   parents were doctors. I didn't follow in their footsteps but instead after
   school at the City of London, went off to sunny Eastbourne to train to
   be a PE teacher. My first teaching job was here in Enfield and so I
   began to attend Enfield Baptist Church in the early 80's and I've been
   here ever since! I have been a deacon, youth worker and have now
   made it to Senior Minister.  I manage (and they manage me) a 
   wonderful team where together we have a real passion for God.

   It was one evening service in September '93 that I had a very definite 
   call by God to leave a successful teaching career and go into the
   ministry. So with much fear and trepidation  I went Spurgeons College for three years. I  specialised in Church Planting and Evangelism and was ordained in June 2000. I now serve God here as the Senior Minister and have a real passion to make Jesus known in the community, ensuring that the church is accessible to all.

Relaxation? Well, that is definitely sport. I still love playing tennis as well as following another love of my life - Chelsea FC. I still dream of becoming their Chaplain one day!!!!! Nothing is impossible with God - my journey of faith is proof of that!
Marion Phillips    Marion Phillips - Senior Support Worker

 I'm Marion, the Support Worker for the Older People of EBC. This
   means I am available for all sorts
 of activities such as hospital visits,
   shopping trips, domestic assistance or even a friendly chat over a
   cup of tea. I have a wide and varied experience of working in the care
   sector for over 23 years (with a break for raising our family) I have
   attained NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care Studies. I aim to come
   alongside our Senior Citizens to offer friendship and company
   as well as reliable support, assistance and encouragement. 

   I have known and loved the Lord since the age of 11 and have 
   attended church for over 30 years, and have been at EBC since 2008. I am married to Greg and we have three lovely sons.
Twelve Deacons are part of the dynamic leadership team that operates alongside Mandy (Senior Minister) in shaping the spiritual growth and hands-on running of the church. The Deacons meet regularly to bring the needs of the Church to God in prayer and to encourage each other. They take an active part in the Sunday services whether leading, giving talks, serving communion or acting as Duty Deacon to deal with the unexpected! In addition, Deacons head up ministry teams that cover all aspects of church life. 

Deacons stand for a three-year term and can be nominated for re-election at the end of their period of office. The leadership act as "charity trustees" and have control of the organisation according to charity law. It is the heart of Baptist thinking that much of the organisation and the development of Church life is at the hands of the leadership team.

Ideally, then this team will be God inspired to ensure we have a wide range of gifts both on which to draw and to develop, come from a variety of backgrounds and ages too to ensure a balance of experience and a "can do" attitude to shape our Church now and in the future so many will want to come and find out the good news Jesus Christ offers to everyone. To stand to serve as Deacon then will mean exhibiting some of the qualities listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Acts 6:2-4.