Category Archives: Baptist Ministry

Reflections on Baptist History, principles and practices

Brexit is triggered! What is God saying about Migration?

Today Marks a significant day in the life of the nation as our Prime Minister, Teresa May triggered the important Article 50! What this means is that our exit/Brexit from the European Union (EU) is now certain and there is … Continue reading

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Intercultural Ecumenism between Black Majority Churches (BMCs) and British Baptists in London

What on earth are Black Majority Churches (BMCs)? The history of BMCs in London is very phenomenal because within a short period of 60 years they have grown from rejection to influence, that is, from Windrush (The famous ship that … Continue reading

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John Wilson: An Apostle to Woolwich

Today is exactly a year since the terrible murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich. The world was shocked as it watched a soldier being hacked down in broad day light by two terrorists. While the perpetrators have been served life … Continue reading

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Black Baptists: Thomas Lewis Johnson (1836-1921)

Last month, I started a series looking at the contributions of black Baptists to mission. I began by considering the ministry of Rev Peter Stanford and then that of Joseph Jackson Fuller. Today, I want to look at the ministry … Continue reading

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Black Baptist: Joseph Jackson Fuller (1825-1908)

Two weeks ago I started a series on the contributions of Black Baptist in Britain to mission. The first of these series examines the life and ministry of Rev Peter Stanford, the first black Baptist minister in Britain and perhaps … Continue reading

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Black Baptists: Their Contributions to Mission (Peter Thomas Stanford)

In these series of articles I want to reflect on the life and ministry of three black Baptist ministers whose immense contribution to mission deserves to be mentioned and applaud. They are, Peter Thomas Stanford (1859-1909), the first black Baptist … Continue reading

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Baptist Future: Is there still a case for a National Resource Centre, Associations and Colleges?

As we journey towards the transition of reducing the national resource centre at Didcot and aspects of our institutional structures, I began to ask the question, do we still need these structures? This question might seem rather late as many … Continue reading

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So what are Baptist Churches looking for when searching for a minister?

This piece is based on my friends’ experiences of being on the waiting list (for non-Baptist, this is a list of potential ministers whose names will be sent to Baptist Churches). Their stories of what they encountered as they went … Continue reading

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Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) presence within British Historic Churches

The phenomenon of Reverse Missions, that is, Africans, Asians and South Americans doing mission in Europe and North America is becoming well documented. PHDs are being written as I write this, books are also being published and careers have been … Continue reading

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Bapticostal Congregations: The Reshaping of Baptist DNA in 21st Century Britain

This year marks 400 years since the first Baptist Church was founded on English soil. Thomas Helwys and a small group of Baptist separatist founded the Church around 1612 in Spitalfields in the east-end of London. Since then, Baptists as … Continue reading

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