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
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.
Malcolm & Juls Clegg
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.
Link Person: Richard Webb
Paul is the pastor of the International Church of Turin and is serving with UFM. Paul also has an ongoing apologetics ministry amongst students and others.
Daniel and Ellie Caballero
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 Belfast where Daniel is studying for a PhD. He is also developing his preaching ministry and oversees the translation of theological books into Spanish.
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.
Michael and Steph
Link Person: Jon Murray
Michael and Steph are serving with UFM in Eurasia in evangelism, apologetics, and psychological support to refugees.
Robin & Muno Asgher
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.
Link Person: Caroline Davies
Alison is a GP working in Reading, who helps co-ordinate the medical outreach of OM India through clinics across India and nursing training in Hyderabad.
Evair and Fiona Cordova
Evair and Fiona have lived for the last few years in Peru. Evair is Peruvian and Fiona is British. They have been accepted by EMF to serve in Spain, in a church in the city of Alcazar de San Juan, and will be involved in discipleship and working with young people, in addition Evair will serve in preaching, teaching, evangelism and in strengthening the local Churches in the region.
Elinor is a Women’s Ministry Coordinator for the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)
Outreach to international students at Reading University.
Friends International is an evangelical mission agency equipping churches to reach out to these international students across the UK. David Hubbard is working with Friends International as Centre Team Leader in Reading.
Reach - Pastoral and RE Support for schools
Encouraging Christian Union (CU) groups and providing RE support in Reading and West Berkshire
Kenneth Claassen - Marlow Baptist Church
Supporting in partnership with Long Crendon Baptist Church
Binfield Heath Church
Link Person: Ninian Lowis
Pastor: Steve Palmer
Noah is currently spending a year at the Message School of Evangelism in Manchester, training in evangelism. He will be undertaking several placements, including the possibility of going overseas, and will be involved with schools, community projects and street evangelism across the UK.
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.
Carey is an Open Doors partner church. Open Doors works in over 60 countries, supplying Bibles, training church leaders, providing practical support and emergency relief, and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith.