Carey Baptist Church is named after William Carey (1761-1834) who is often referred to as the father of modern missions, and so it is fitting that, as a church, we are committed to identifying, training, sending out, and supporting mission partners.
Over the years as a church we have sent out many members on both long-term and short-term mission assignments to various countries of the world, and to be involved in mission and evangelism in the UK.
We have a Mission Committee that exists to encourage awareness of, interest in, and support for mission within the congregation. This is done through a varied programme of mission meetings throughout the year and an annual Mission Sunday. The Mission Committee also co-ordinates personal, prayer, pastoral and practical support for the church’s mission partners.
Mission partners are allocated a link person or couple, whose role it is to ensure that the church is kept informed about the mission partner and, importantly, that the mission partner is kept informed about what is happening at Carey.
Our current mission partners are:
David & Bertha Barnes
Theological Training with UFM in Lima, Peru
Link Person: Mark & Maryalis Richardson
David and Bertha are with UFM. David oversees theological training in centres around Peru, including Lima, the Amazon & The Andes. David is also involved in local church leadership.
Daniel and Ellie Caballero
Theological education and Bible ministry with UFM in Lima, Peru
Link Person: Brian & Valerie Worsley
Daniel is Peruvian, serving with Grace Baptist Mission and UFM. He is married to Ellie and they are now based in Cork. Daniel is developing his preaching ministry and oversees the translation of theological books into Spanish. planting. Daniel and Ellie will be visiting the UK in the summer.
International Church Pastor with UFM in Turin, Italy
Link Person: Richard Webb
Paul, who is based in Turin with UFM, has recently taken over as Pastor at an International Church there. He and the church would value prayer for future direction. He has an ongoing apologetics ministry amongst students and others.
Robin & Muno Asgher
Pastor in Cranford
Link Person: Chris & June Pritchett
Robin is the pastor of Cranford Baptist Church near Heathrow. He is married to Muno and they have two children, Rohan and Myra. The church is in a predominantly Asian community. Robin is also a chaplain in two immigration centres.
Malcolm & Juls Clegg
with CEP in Wroclaw, Poland
Link Person: Katherine Hillcoat
Malcolm and Juls have been involved in mission and ministry in eastern Europe with The Navigators for over 35 years.
Malcolm coordinates Central Eurasian Partners (CEP), a network of indigenous mission-oriented ministries. Malcolm and Juls are also involved in discipleship and counselling, and they travel widely around the region from Kazakhstan and Ukraine in the east, to Bulgaria in the south.
Doctor with OM in Hyderabad, India
Link Person: Caroline Davies
Alison is a GP, who has spent a lot of time in India with OM India. She will soon be returning to Reading to work as a GP locally but will continue her involvement in many of the ministries in India.
Water Engineer with SIM in Abancay, Peru
Link Person: Caroline Davies
Lizzie is a water engineer working with a team from SIM in the Andes on various community projects. Lizzie oversees water-related projects in remote villages as part of the team’s gospel outreach. She is applying for permanent residency in Peru but will be visiting Carey briefly this summer.
Women’s Ministry Coordinator with FIEC
Elinor is a Women’s Ministry Coordinator for the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)
Mission Appointee (Peru) with UFM in North Carolina, USA
Link Person: Graham Machin
Charles is a mission appointee with UFM. Currently he is in his final semester of Masters studies at RTS in North Carolina and makes occasional trips to Peru. He will be back in Carey in May.
Carey also provides regular financial support to:
Carey also supports members in short-term mission. If you are a church member who is interested in short-term opportunities, please read our short-term mission policy which can be found in the members section.