Mike has been our minister since July 2020.
Hi, I’m Michael, Mike for short, the community Minister at the Baptist Church here in Long Eaton.
Myself, my wife, and our son moved to Long Eaton in July 2020 from Calverton in Nottinghamshire, where we had lived and ministered for the past 12 years. Prior to that we lived in South Wales, where I was born.
I left work in 2008 to go to Theology College in Cardiff. Before that I worked for 20 years in industry, first as a technician, then an engineer and lastly as a technical buyer.
I grew up as an atheist, becoming a follower of Christ at the age of 26 years. You can read my testimony on our testimonies page if you’re interested.
So what do I do?
As well as a Minister I serve the community of Long Eaton in any way I can. At the moment that means offering pastoral support to people, giving them the opportunity to talk things through, helping them where I can. Very often that means working in partnership with other churches, the council and schools.
Then of course, there’s the preaching which I do in church on a Sunday.
I must admit, I love my job and the people I meet.