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Ministry and Staff Team

Please find below an introduction to our Ministry and Staff team.
 
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Martyn Travers

 

Phil Dyal

Senior Minister
 
Minister in Training
     
Martyn is the Senior Minister of the Church with a leading responsibility for vision and direction. He has been at OBC with his wife Margaret since 2008 and brings to the role many years experience of being a Baptist Minister. Martyn also leads Churches Together in Orpington and is the District Minister for the London Baptist Association. In his spare time he loves to swim, to watch wildlife and to enjoy his lovely family.

Email Martyn
Phone - 07891 259195
  Phil and his wife Sarah became members of OBC in 2015 with their 2 children joining them along the way. Phil’s careers have been varied and unusual for a minister. Publican to police officer to pastor! However, this has given him a wide experience of life. His passion for working with youth led him to join the Church team as youth pastor in 2019. In 2021 Phil became a minister in training at OBC whilst studying Theology at Spurgeons College. Phil also has a claim to fame as the celebrity that turned on the Christmas lights in Bromley in 1998!

Email Phil
Phone - 07817 986830
     
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David Jones    

 

Michael Lynds

Children and Family Worker
 
Youth Worker
     
David heads up the OBC Children’s Ministry with the help of his wife Sheena. David started at OBC in 2007 as the part time Children’s Worker, and in 2017 became the full time Children and Family Worker, as well as heading up the Children’s events section of Churches Together in Orpington. In 2001 David studied Children’s Evangelism and Nurture at Cliff Bible College and has recently returned to study Parenting for Faith. Outside of OBC, David likes to spend his time acrylic painting and reading.

Email David
Phone - 07946 345717
  Michael is the Youth Worker here at OBC, and has been with the Church since the summer of 2019. Michael was previously at Soul Survivor Watford where he worked as a part of the Soul61 gap year, which he followed by studying for a BA in Theology at St. Mellitus College. Michael says that his main loves are sport, in particular football and tennis, and all things food!

Email Michael
Phone - 07722 346032
     
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Dann Cleveland            

 

Catherine Bacon

Worship Leader
 
Safeguarding Officer 
     
Dann Cleveland is our Worship Leader and with his wife Louri and their 3 daughters has been worshipping at OBC since 2020. Dann brings to us a vast amount of experience in leading worship and is employed by the Church on a part time basis. Dann loves to unwind with a glass of wine in his hot tub!

Email Dann
  Catherine is our Safeguarding Officer and committed member of the Church, along with her family. She is also the deputy head teacher of a local primary school and has excellent standards in the delivering of safeguarding practises. Catherine enjoys spending time looking around National Trust properties with her husband and two young daughters.

Email Catherine
     
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Jo Lewis

 

Pam Reynolds

Administrator
 
Administrator
     
Jo is one of our Church Administrators who helps to ensure the Church runs smoothly in all aspects alongside Pam. They are the first point of contact for people phoning or emailing during the week and can help solve most queries with their vast array of knowledge. Jo has a huge passion for the environment and is very keen on wildlife.

Email Jo in the Office
Phone - 01689 877265
  Pam is also our Church Administrator alongside Jo and together they oversee the day to day running of the Church.  As the Church office is usually the first point of contact for people phoning or emailing during the week so it's possible her friendly face or voice is one you will first see or hear! Pam likes to spend her time volunteering with the Bromley Homeless shelter.

Email Pam in the Office
Phone - 01689 877265
     
pexels-pixabay-163064Deacons & Church Officers:

As a Baptist Church we have a team of elected Deacons/Trustees and Church Officers who, alongside the ministry team, form the leadership of the Church. Deacons and Church Officers are voted in by the wider membership of the Church and support the overall vision and leadership to our ministry and mission.  
 

If you need to contact the Church then please visit the Contact Us page.

 
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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

Group 1

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning. If you would like to get a taste of the Church and its services, we broadcast and upload them online to YouTube and Facebook, you can also find and watch past services here.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to feel at home. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10:30am with a warm welcome from one of our team members.
Each week a member of the leadership team will lead the service with the worship group, along with other elements from the congregation, ranging from prayers, to family talks, readings and testimonies. 
Our main celebration has a time of all age worship every Sunday before children and young people leave for their age appropriate groups. Our worship is contemporary and diverse, fitting with the vision of the Church. We are a growing and thriving Church with a very multi-cultural congregation which is something we delight in.
We also have other services throughout the calendar year. Ranging from all age celebration to golden traditional services, to youth services and baptismal services. 
We don't abide to a dress code here, please come as you are. 

Worship R2

What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for young people of all ages:

  • Creche (0 - 3 years) children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times
  • First Steps (3 - 5 years)
  • Livewires (5 - 11 years)
  • Academy (School Years 7-13) 

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of our time of all age worship, someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. Please go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. 

The children's group activities vary depending on the age but usually there are Bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games free play and always with a friendly welcome! Please pick your children up once the service finishes.

Like the children, the youth will stay in the service until someone announces it is time to go out. We meet out the back of the building in the lower hall and the youth room, and there will be lots of people around to help show you to the right place. We often start with an icebreaker game while having our own refreshments and snacks. We then break into age groups for Bible study, discussions and a time of prayer.

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you would like to join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the Church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also have many other groups and ministries running through the week. If you'd like to know more, do get in touch or see the Church life tab. 

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Youth groups
  • Night Shelter
  • Foodbank
     
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the Church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you. (*Mandatory Fields)
 
*Name:
Telephone:
*Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

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Senior Minister - Martyn Travers   Minister in Training - Phil Dyal        
Contact here           Contact here
 
We love having new friends and families coming and joining us at Church. We warmly invite and welcome you in, and we hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our Church.

God Bless

Martyn Travers & Phil Dyal