Meet the Ravenscourt Baptist Church team

Here you can find details of the team waiting to welcome you to our church.

Darren Hirst - Senior Pastor

Darren Hirst

Senior Minister

Ninoshka Gomes

Children’s and School’s worker

Mark Handley - Treasurer and Accountant

Mark Handley

Treasurer and Accountant

Pat Carey-Willis - Church Secretary

Pat Carey-Willis

Church Secretary

Tom Butler

Deacon

Jill Davies

Deacon

 

Mary Hedmann

Honorary Deacon

 

About Darren Hirst – Senior Pastor

Darren is an unusual pastor. His background is in journalism specialising in writing about music – particularly rock and jazz. In 1982, he became a Christian after spending 6 months studying the Bible.

A decade later he trained for Christian ministry and became a pastor. He was pastor at Pawsons Road Baptist Church, Croydon (1993-2000) and then Oldfield Baptist Church, Greenford (2000-2007). He became pastor of the group of believers who would form Ravenscourt Baptist Church during 2007. He also runs a chaplaincy system (for advice and counselling and prayer) for professionals in the music industry. As well as a pastor, he remains a well-known writer on many forms of music and has recently worked as record producer.

His intention in the church is to teach the Bible accurately and fairly and to allow people to make their own minds up about its claims.

He is keen to support a Christian approach to the Arts and is passionately interested in music and theatre. You can read some of Darren’s writing about theatre, music, and his passion for baseball and football, on his own website Twilight Dawning.