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.
Theological education and Bible ministry with UFM in Lima, Peru
Link Person: Brian & Valerie Worsley
Daniel is Peruvian. He is with Grace Baptist Mission and UFM Worldwide. Daniel is involved in theological training, online lecturing, Bible ministry, and translating theological books into Spanish. Daniel is completing Masters studies in UK and preparing for marriage to Ellie in May 2018.
Student Work with UFM in Turin, Italy
Link Person: Richard Webb
Paul is with UFM and leads a growing work amongst Italian university students in Turin. Paul is involved in training and discipling Christian students and in Bible teaching and apologetics.
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 reaches out to a predominantly Asian community.
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.
International Work with Friends International in Bournemouth
Link Person: David Magowan
Gareth works with Friends International as the Bournemouth Centre Team Leader. He leads Bible studies and various outreach ministries. Gareth also speaks at CU meetings and university missions.
Doctor with OM in Hyderabad, India
Link Person: Caroline Davies
Alison is a GP who spends 6-9 months of the year in India with OM (Good Shepherd). She trains nurses and community health workers in the city of Hyderabad, helps direct OM’s medical and human trafficking work, and runs clinics for lower caste Dalits. Alison is also developing better healthcare provision in the state of Rajasthan.
English Teaching in Indian Ocean
Link Person: Jonathan Kurz
Frazer is part of an international team providing English teaching alongside evangelism and church planting on an island in the Indian Ocean. He is also learning the local language.
Water Engineer with SIM in Abancay, Peru
Link Person: James & Hannah Gervais
Lizzie is a water engineer working with a team from SIM in the Andes on various community projects. She is learning the Quechua language. Lizzie oversees water-related projects in remote villages as part of the team’s gospel outreach.
in Reading, UK
Harold is working in UK reaching out to people from other faith backgrounds.
Women’s Pastoral Worker with UFM
Elinor is the UFM Women’s Pastoral Worker
Mission Appointee (Peru) with UFM
Charles is one of our apprentices, and is a UFM Mission Appointee (Peru)
Carey also provides regular financial support to:
- UCCF: The Christian Unions
- Learn 4 Life
Carey also supports members in short-term mission. If you are a church members who is interested in short-term opportunities, please read our short-term mission policy, which can be found in the members section.