ABOUT

US

Being a Beacon for Jesus 

We are...
 a church of about 80 members, with congregations of around 140 people, from toddlers to over 90s.

Our pastor is Darrell Holmes, who moved here with his family in February 2008 to take up the role.  Alongside him is our leadership team, made up of a secretary, a treasurer and two Elders. The Ministries of the church are co-ordinated by Ministry Team Leaders. Whatever we call ourselves in the leadership team, we work together to provide direction and oversight to the church.  We believe strongly that all members and friends have gifts, both spiritual and natural, to be used in the work of the church, outreach, and building each other up and encourage everyone to be a part of a Ministry Team. We are all committed to our Vision and Values, believing God has called us to serve Him wherever we are.

We believe...
that the church exists not just for the benefit of its members, but for non-members.  We are committed to reaching out into our community with the good news, through various projects and activities, and social action.  We seek to be relevant to our immediate community, and to be a relevant church in a rural area. 

We welcome...
anyone to join us for our services and events, regardless of beliefs, politics, gender, age or sexuality.  We share join in communion services  twice a month.

We belong...
as members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain,  and subscribe to its Declaration of Principle and we are also in membership with the Evangelical Alliance,  and subscribe to its Statement of Faith.  We have close relations with the local Anglican church, St. Giles, Kilmington engaging in regular joint activities and services with them.  We are also in close fellowship with our “cluster” of neighbouring Baptist churches in Chard, Lyme Regis, Seaton, and Honiton - known as the “CHALKS” group, and we are members of Churches Together in Axminster. We have an open membership policy - that is, membership is open (in the words of our constitution) “to all who profess repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, who have confessed their faith in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and whose lives bear evidence of their Christian profession.”    

We know...
that the church exists not just for the benefit of its members, but for non-members.  We are committed to reaching out into our community with the good news, through various projects and activities, and social action.  We seek to be relevant to our immediate community, and to be a relevant church in a rural area.  The Arthur Rank Centre’s web site has more details on the churches’ ministry in rural areas, and helping churches to become more rural-friendly.

We support...
Christian mission in the wider world.  We support several missionary and relief organisations including BMS World MissionBaptist Home Mission, The Leprosy MissionEuropean Christian MissionTEAR fund, Christian AidLove RussiaOperation Christmas Child, and Yatima Orphanage. in Tanzania.

We give...
around well over 10% of our income towards these mission and aid organisations.

We pray...
believing in a God who answers prayer in miraculous and loving ways. We have a dedicated prayer team who will pray for you and your situation in complete confidentiality.  Just contact us and let us know about your situation

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DARRELL HOLMES

Senior Pastor

Darrell and his family came to us in 2008, having previously ministered in Birmingham and London

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MIKE HUDSON

Associate Pastor

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JON GARVEY

Elder

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GEOFF KERR

Elder

Geoff has served as an Elder in the congregation, supported by Debbie, his wife

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RICHARD ANDREWS

Church Secretary

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LESLEY BUSS

Church Treasurer

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Children, Youth and Families Ministry Team Leader

JULETTA OBUDO

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Catering Ministry Team Leader

Sylvia George

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Fabric Ministry Team Leader

Phil Bliss

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Contact

The Beacon

Kilmington

EX13 7RF

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Tel: 01297-631638​

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